Bethany (lovelark) wrote in rockmyass_cosmo,
Bethany
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The art of Make-up, the power of heels

This morning I spent an hour and 20 minutes on my appearance, and I am a dedicated feminist and dedicated destroyer of the patriarch.
It's not that I believe it's my duty to look pretty. It's not that I'm conforming to anyone's idea of what beauty is, it's that I'm celebrating what it is that makes me feel womanly.

I'm not trying to attract men, I'm not trying to compete with the women around me, I just want to feel powerful as a young female while I work my ass through a world controlled by middle-aged men. My heels and my make-up are in defiance, subtle weapons with which I fight the war to NOT remain in the backround. I'm no one's doll, and I refuse to be used as an object, but I will embrace and draw attention to those things that make me appear womanly. Like a badge.

I will continue to work on my physique for myself, not to flaunt. I will continue to play with make-up as an art form, as part of the continuing search for effective self-expression.

There's nothing wrong with being womanly in whatever way a woman sees fit. I'm so glad that there's a community that finally gets it.
There's a difference between TRYING to be a sex symbol, and embracing one's femininity.
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I also get annoyed about defining feminity and feminist.

I think it's OK to say woman don't have to be feminine but that feminity means a certain thing. Most feminist have a problem with that.

I think equality comes from being able to do any job a man can (if the woman can do it and is as qualified in terms of job requirements) and having the same rights.

I hate the whole "well men aren't forced to wear makeup" and it's like men can choose to wear makeup if they want and woman aren't forced to do so. Like I said in the last post, I've worn makeup like twice in my whole life and I don't sit there and go "omgz womyn should not wear makeup..it's like TOTALLYZ badz".

Do what you want. Wearing makeup is not being oppressed unless you can't go outside without makeup.