“To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders…It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.” -Oscar Wilde
“Well, for one thing, capitalism hates to lose a consumer. And at some point, it figured out that this feminism stuff that was helping to put women into positions of power could also be used as a tool to sell thing…”
Um, what? “Capitalism” isn’t a thing. “Capitalism” didn’t get up in the morning and decide to stick sequins on your vagina. It doesn’t have it’s own life-force. Some person came up with this idea and some people are buying it. Don’t blame an entire economic structure because you don’t want your twat to glitter.
“When it comes to personal appearance, it’s no coincidence that femininity is marked by performance, while masculinity is just as often defined by men not performing things. Shaving your body hair is feminine; not shaving is masculine. “
There are tons of huge logical problems here. Let’s start with the most obvious. Do most of the men in your life look like Santa Claus? No? So they shave their face every single day? Yes? Does that make them women? No?
In the shaving department, I think women sometimes come out on top. Men can’t hide their faces under an cute pair of jeans. Their stubble is displayed for all the world to see where as my stubble is hidden underneath jeans and a tee shirt.
Yes, it is more socially acceptable for men to have a beard than for women to have hairy legs. But the vast majority of men don’t. Society pressures them into shaving their faces every single day. OH THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!!
“putting on make up is feminine, while not putting it on is masculine. Dying, styling, blow-drying, and curling your hair is feminine; keeping a low-maintenance hair cut is masculine.”
“Look: I don’t begrudge women who make the choice to perform the behaviors of femininity. I perform many of them myself, on a daily basis! Resisting engaging in these things is almost impossible. But I don’t kid myself into thinking that I just love wearing lipstick because I was born that way, or that I shave my legs because I have somehow independently decided—without any influence from my culture!—that that’s the way I personally prefer my legs to look.”
She’s correct when she says that “this shit is fucking ridiculous.” My shoe collection is fucking ridiculous. I bet the author’s lipstick collection is fucking ridiculous. Is Jennifer Love Hewitt more ridiculous because she choose to vadazzle? Am I more ridiculous because my shoes can costs upwards of $200 a pair rather than the author’s lipstick costing, on the high end, $12 a tube? Who gets to define ridiculous?