On the other hand, a lot of anti-makeup sentiment– particularly anything that starts talking about how “frivolous” and “shallow” makeup is– is also misogynistic and femmephobic. Makeup is a form of visual art. If making your face beautiful is shallow, so is making a canvas beautiful or a block of marble or a hunk of plastic. If you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when they make a gorgeous print, you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when their makeup looks perfect. I do not think it is accidental that the form of visual art almost entirely practiced by women is the one that gets accused of frivolity and where the talent exhibited by many of the artists is ignored or denigrated.
Other People’s Makeup Use: None Of Your Business – Ozy Frantz’s Blog (via brute-reason)
So this makes sense, but I feel like it’s missing the point. I wear a lot of make-up when I feel like it. But most times people wear make-up as a way of hiding their faces. It is art, but in certain circumstances I feel like make-up is damaging to young girls. Girls should learn to love themselves before fucking around with eyeliner. Plus, though I get the point, it’s kind of stupid to compare a woman to a block of marble. We aren’t objects.
Do you think “loving yourself” is possible for everyone regardless of what they might have been taught by their families, peers, and the surrounding culture?