growing up means gradually starting to address more “”adults”“” without their titles and having lunch with them and having longer conversations in elevators with them and i am not sure that i am ready for this
that feeling when you know another woman is scrutinizing your face, picking out flaws and examining what could be improved, judging your “experience” with make-up, is one of the actual worst feelings in the world
the competition between women is so vicious, and all this competition is only for the sake of keeping guys (cis guys) in power, cis guys who literally know nothing about anything at all ever
people who are so adamant about makeup being a personal empowering choice must have never been subjected to those kind of pressures before which is even more concentrated and hurtful in the makeup community. how people will only compliment you when you’re wearing makeup, how they will compare your application skills and intimate knowledge of the ‘art’ with others. it’s impossible to not be affected and it’s a struggle to not change at least little bit parts of yourself to please. no one’s unaffected. even if your immediate environment is supportive, there’s still media, there’s still everyone else. you’re also devaluing the struggles of butch women. feeling good about yourself and believing that you’re beautiful, that’s empowering. makeup, emulation and admiration of fashion magazines, staunchly and unquestionably supporting an industry built on women’s negative self perception and insecurities, is not.
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why don’t you wear make-up? you have such nice xyz, you should highlight it with make-up! you’re actually quite pretty, make-up would help you bring out your features! if you wore xyz, you could totally look like abc! bababa papapa? lalala kakaka!
the more people tell me stuff like this the more aggressively opposed I become to using make-up lol bye accept my face for what it is or leave
did any of you ever watch live action mr bean? do you remember that one episode where he was on a train with this other guy and both of them were reading books, well the other guy was and mr bean was trying to, but the other guy was laughing so loudly? like really big, round, brassy laughter, sometimes sounding a bit like someone drowning? there’s a guy in this office that laughs exactly like that