The image and Purim mask doesn't appeal to me

Just saw this : "The essence of women is like a pearl necklace ... each one tied to the next creates a beautiful strand of precious pearls... if one is missing the necklace is too short." The image is of pearls that all look alike -- no individuality. I am certain it was chosen because it can be so prettily illustrated with a necklace, and the writer  must believe that women will naturally gravitate to jewels.  Ick! The suggestion of too few coming up  too short is absurd.  How long a necklace should be all depends on what you want from it; there are many inches difference between a choker and an opera length string of pearls.  I am certain this simile  was chosen because it can be so prettily illustrated with a necklace, and the originator must believe that women will naturally gravitate to jewels. 

The context of this is a (not specifically Jewish) women's organization advertising a Purim event.  This is really a party as networking event.  Perhaps they should skip the food, as well as the inappropriate link to Purim [Esther did not rely on networking with other women to save her people] and just form a LinkedIn group:

MNOW is hosting her first New York event in honor of Women's International Day and the Miracle of Purim ... an evening in celebration of the essential spirit of Women with a special performance by Queen Esther!!

This evening will be one of inspiration and joy ~ music and dance ~ hors d'oeuvres and desserts ... bring business cards or brochures and network among women who share similar or supportive interests, businesses and/or services*


The primary mission of MNOW is to unite women of all spiritual cultures in an effort to foster peace in the world. Some of us are looking for spiritual inspiration, while others need a social experience or simply a resource for health and healing... and yet others are exploring avenues to network or promote a business service, or community events. MNOW wants to help you find whatever it is that will create peace within yourself and the world around you. So reach out and tell us what's important to you... perhaps we can help you connect to the right resource.


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Comments

Frayda said…
I agree. I don't like it either.

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