So recently I was listening to a radio show where they were talking about women and makeup and basically shaming them no matter what they do (the moderator ws a woman fyi – also it made me want to throw up and reminded me why I don’t usually listen to that station). Of course someone had to send in a
funny cliché anecdote about a woman not wearing makeup for once and her coworker telling her she’d look terrible and if she was sick. Oh, how funny.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Maybe you should not wear as much makeup on a daily basis, stupid woman. After all it’s ok for a man to just tell woman that she looks like shit. I mean what could be wrong with that? Exactly, nothing.
Of course, I wanted to write an angry feminist mail or call, but they would not read it out anyway – because obviously that’s not funny. So let me tell you what I wanted to tell them.
I personally love makeup – I do leave the house without if I’m in a hurry or in the mood, but usually I wear a rather heavy makeup because I LIKE it and I don’t care what people in the streets think. Maybe this woman was finally confident enough not to wear makeup or she didn’t fucking care that day. I don’t think she’ll do that again (though I hope she will, just to show him). It’s so disgusting to tell someone they look like shit no matter what – and why would you feel the need to do that? You don’t think she’s pretty without makeup? Okay, but that’s your problem to deal with. Don’t insult her with your “funny” sexist bullshit. It’s not funny. Seriously that’s what makes little kids feel like that 50s heteronormative worldview is right and that maßregeln women is the right thing to do. Growing up is difficult anyway, it’s even more difficult if your always wrong. Because of course you first and foremost have to please boys (not to many, though, actually forget that only one) or have to be the ladies man and devour girl after girl (what is that homosexuality or transsexuality everyone is talking about anyway?). Also, if you wear makeup (as a girl, because boys don’t do that I’m told) don’t overdo it but do it. Who wants to see that ugly real face you have (got to add this here: there was a story about two couples having breakfast in a hotel and a husband telling his wife she should wear makeup, because he can’t eat with that disgusting view – well, I can’t eat while looking at someone with a disgusting personality. I hope she told him that and that he should go eat in another room then, or better learn to deal with his life after their divorce)? Or those makeup skills or ideas you have that do more than underline your natural beauty? And those shorts are a little short, don’t you think? But, come on, don’t cover your whole body!
Let me be honest now, if your partner or friends dont accept a big part of you they are not worth your time. Throw them a confident (even faux) smile and tell them to kiss your ass (which hopefully they won’t, because you don’t want that kind of idiot to touch you). Those idiots are the ones that are doing things wrong. Not you. You don’t hide your real face if you cover it with makeup and you are not a sick Anblick without it. You do you. If they don’t like a certain lipstick or shoes. Well, boohoo, but that’s their problem (depending on your personality you only wear these things when you see them or you just don’t wear them when you see them) – I for example always wear pink when I meet a friend who really dislikes the colour.
Please, please don’t get discouraged by other people. You love makeup and long dresses? Go you! You don’t? Go you! You decide every day? Go you! And try to come up with a good response to sexist comments. I try as well.
Sorry, that the first couple ofpictures are so light I basically look like a ghost. I have no idea why, as far as I know I was not brought back from the death/am currently possesed by a demon.