Sometimes things get under my skin and the only way to get them out is to make shit.
people who genuinely think all girls only wear makeup out of insecurity and a need to attract other people. what wankers.
both happen, right?
there are people who wear makeup because they’ve been taught it’s an expectation or that they need it to be good enough. to pretend that isn’t a reality ignores how beauty expectations (and more specifically, make up) are tied to patriarchy.
buuuut there are also people who wear makeup for self expression and fempowerment. to pretend this isn’t a reality suggests that makeup is inherently patriarchal and that conventionally feminine forms of expression are a form of weakness and/or only for the benefit of men.