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Grandparents secretly nose-jobbed mother's Jewish nose.

by enginethatcould on August 8, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The nose job was kept secret, I learned of it only after finding a picture of my mother as a pre-teen. And only from my father, who urged me to refrain from asking her about it. It was a lovely nose, a shame they felt such shame.

What a travesty - the idea is bad enough. But what does it say of parents (whose own genes, whose own Jewish genes, created that nose), who would force their child to have it surgically altered? And then require the denial? That was their way, though. Perpetually criticizing her for being her.


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