I hate that girls are so criticized for taking hours to get ready. I hate that I feel ashamed for spending a half hour curling my hair. I wish it was seen as art and self expression and not as being shallow and self-obsessed. My hair, make up and clothes are part of my art. I don’t want to be made to feel bad about that.
“On the other hand, a lot of anti-makeup sentiment– particularly anything that starts talking about how “frivolous” and “shallow” makeup is– is also misogynistic and femmephobic. Makeup is a form of visual art. If making your face beautiful is shallow, so is making a canvas beautiful or a block of marble or a hunk of plastic. If you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when they make a gorgeous print, you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when their makeup looks perfect. I do not think it is accidental that the form of visual art almost entirely practiced by women is the one that gets accused of frivolity and where the talent exhibited by many of the artists is ignored or denigrated.”
petition for dudes to shut the fuck up about makeup on women
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