They've always said the cleanliness is next to Godliness. According to Tammy Bruce in an article found in Frontpagemag, this may well be true. For your reading pleasure
During my time with the National Organization for Women one of the (many) things that disturbed me during national board meetings was the fact that many of the women seemed to be allergic to bathing, and especially frightened of the concept of grooming.
The simplest things reveal you are in a room full of unhappy people; many were significantly overweight, and by grooming I mean engaging in the simple act of running a brush though your hair, brushing one's teeth, visiting a dentist if need be (at least on occasion), and simply caring enough about yourself to at least attempt to appear healthy.
When I would dare to bring up the issue of appearance (as gently as one could imagine), that notion, of course, was rejected as surrendering to the male dominated view of female beauty. Hey, how about surrendering to not being repulsive? That helps every cause, whatever it may be.