You do if your eyelashes are “inadequate.”

And what woman feels eyelash-adequate after decades of mascara commercials?

Well, now there’s a medical solution to hypotrichosis: Latisse.

Do you love the mascara-commercial-genre of music?

What is amazing to me is how perfectly this commercial for prescription medication for inadequate eyelashes mimics mascara commercials. Consider this random example from youtube:

The line between health care and capitalist profiting off of instilled human insecurities: officially blurred.

Via Gin and Tacos.

UPDATE!  In the comments thread, Nadine told this story:

Just got back from escorting my 86 yr old father to see a dermatologist.  Every single female staffer was wearing a button that read “ask me about my lashes.”  Evidently they’re giving freebies to staff to promote Latisse.


Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Lisa Wade, PhD is an Associate Professor at Tulane University. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture; a textbook about gender; and a forthcoming introductory text: Terrible Magnificent Sociology. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.