Why do some people feel it’s okay to belittle women simply for wearing makeup? It seems there are two different ends of the spectrum: those that believe makeup is used to cover up, and those that believe makeup is used to enhance natural beauty. Now there are people that question makeup in general. “Why do you go through all this? Who are you trying to impress? When are you going to realize you’re natural beauty?”
Now, I don’t think that’s fair.
Believe it or not, some women wear makeup because it’s a confidence booster for THEMSELVES. Sure, if there happens to be more people than usual looking a person’s way, then cool, that’s fine. But the fact of the matter is that it’s HER face. Women shouldn’t feel like it’s necessary to wear makeup, and they shouldn’t feel pressured into not wearing makeup.
It all depends on the person and their preferences and if someone can’t agree with your decision to wear or not wear makeup I think that only says something about who you’re hanging out with.
If a lady decides she wants to wear a bunch of makeup one day, let her. If she decides “nah I’m not feeling it today” then don’t worry about it.
It’s really quite simple.
You may disagree and say “well everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin” and yes, that’s true, everyone should. But you are no better than anyone else if you think you have a right to say what someone should and shouldn’t do.
Some may even say “how can you call yourself a feminist when you pile all this makeup on your face” but the truth of the matter is that does not define feminism. Being a feminist does not mean you hate men, nor does it mean you think beauty and things of that nature are unethical. Being a feminist means you want equal rights for women. You stand up for women rather than tearing each other down.
You should stand up for anyone for that matter, if it’s the right thing to do.
The point of the matter is: EVERYONE should feel COMFORTABLE in their own skin and feel COMFORTABLE making their own decisions about THEIR own body.
Makeup doesn’t define a person’s beauty and neither does anyone else’s thoughts. It’s all about who the person themselves is. You may think that’s absurd and that some people have descended from the pits of hell or what have you just to make life complicated for everyone else, but to be honest there is no escaping the pathetic people of the world who find justice and strength in bringing others down.
So if you want to roll out of bed and throw a sweater on and be done, go for it. If you want to wake up 20 minutes early to make an effort in looking nice because YOU want to, then do it.
Don’t do it because you feel pressured to be a certain way, do it for YOU and you only.