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Makeup: Empowerment or Enslavement? 
30th-Mar-2009 01:19 am

Heya Everyone,
Not posted since my intro a couple of month ago but this time come bearing a question. I am a major makeup fan, absolutely love it to bits and I always have. I feel much more confident, happier, secure and generally more like me when wearing it. As much as I personally love it I am aware that alot of people dislike it (wearing and looking at it), but each to their own.  Recently, someone told me that make up was basically a tool devised by men to control women and only acts as a way to objectify them, and basically that those who wore it were weak (minded and willed), deluded (my category apparently) or prostitutes/tarts. This floored me, I have heard really very elderly people saying too much makeup is for women of questionable moral but all of this from a 20- something?

Anyway, I have been trying to work out if there were a lot of people who thought this or whether it was that this person was an anomally and I was wondering what everyone here thought?
30th-Mar-2009 08:56 am (UTC)
Well personally I have tons of makeup, but I don't wear very much of it though. Whenever I do wear it though, it's usually very little.

I don't think it's a tool used to control women though. Some women just wear it to feel pretty and make themselves happy.
31st-Mar-2009 04:10 am (UTC)
To each her own, I guess is my answer. I don't wear any make-up myself, but that's more because I'm barely coherant in the mornings than because I object to it. Some women, I think, wear it as an expression of their 'true' selves, the way they wish to be seen and I can understand that. I feel a little the same with my glasses. I need to wear them all the time, and have had them since grade school- always blue rims. I kind of feel they're a part of who I am now. If I get another pair, they'll have blue frames, too. For me, it's only when girls look way too made-up that gets me annoyed. Other than that, it's their choice either way.
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