Make-up is fucking scary
Makeup is a fantastic artform.
I wonder how long that takes to put on, and remove.
Not to mention the rest of the make up work.
I’m not anti-makeup at all; I definitely think it can be an art form. But I wish there were not so much pressure on women to not go out in public “without my face on.” I’m one of those people who can’t be bothered unless it’s a date, job interview, or wedding.
I just wish this sort of thing was talked about more. These women all look like women you see on the bus or in the coffee shop etc. Still beautiful women but with makeup on they look almost like different people. Most of us have an idea that people wear makeup and that can change how you appear (there is nothing wrong with that express yourself however you see fit) but a lot of us compare ourselves to illusions.
What we aren’t aware of (at least in day to day life) is how drastically makeup or photoshop can change your looks. The young women who are influenced by magazines strive for body shapes and faces that are illusions. Thats not to say those body types or that beauty doesn’t exsist at all or is wrong or even that the photoshopping is wrong just that we need to be more transparent about it in the media. Low self esteem sells products.
Its all an art form that someone painstakingly worked on. It needs to be treated as more of an art form rather than this is what these people really look like and you’re abnormal if you don’t strive for that kind of beauty.
I wish the media would stop giving us the message(subtle or blatant) that this is how everyone should look. Not everybody *wants* to be a certain size or look a certain way. That old saying beauty is in the eye of the beholder is true. It doesn’t mean you are jealous or hateful if thats not what you find attractive.
I’m tired of seeing the same stuff on tv or advertisements mags etc. diversity is beautiful, contrast is beautiful. Different sizes colours of skin are all beautiful.
There is nothing wrong with getting implants or wearing makeup, doing your nails, or photoshopping if you do it because YOU want to. Its not ok when you do it for anybody but yourself. You should never do something because you feel you have to in order to appear more attractive to others at least thats just how I feel anyways choose to agree or disagree with that statement.
These industries are so fickle and are so quick to judge on race and size projecting white beauty standards on all races. We the consumer often fail to see the beauty and magnificence of that contrast. The contrast of many races the spledor of the human race as a whole entity not as a pick and choose what is and isn’t beautiful. We are all different that is not something to be afraid or judgemental of it’s something to appreciate.
Sorry that was quite a long rant.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT
I dedicate this little number to all those who like to say Disney princesses are nothing but passive, submissive, and horrible role models.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
|—||Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera (via thinkmexican)|
i hate small talk
tell me about how lonely you are or tell me about why you keep waking up in the morning or talk to me about your mum’s eyes and your dad’s laugh. I don’t care about the weather and you don’t care about how my job’s going.
Yup. Pretty much.
I have never seen a political cartoon so beautifully and succinctly describe the modern Republican, and I’ve seen some good ones mind you.
Let us continue to live out his vision of a society free from oppression. Rest in peace.
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. Look at the raw joy!
A Palestinian girl’s message to Israel after Zionist forces shelled her home. Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority (2006)
Western media works really hard so we don’t see this, we don’t see this articulate little girl
This made my eyes tear up. How could anyone, but especially people with children of their own, do this to a child and her family? Everyone knows this stuff happens, so how can they continue to let innocent people suffer? I don’t understand why we as humans always hurt the ones who don’t deserve it, while the people who start these wars and make the commands sit far away from it all. We should all be at the point where we realize that people are not fighting to protect themselves, only their interests.
The first gay marriage proposal in the White House.
An active duty U.S. Marine Corps captain made history over the weekend by becoming the first gay man to pop the question to his partner at the White House.
In the photo: Matthew Phelps proposing to his partner, Ben Schock. Congrats to the couple, and may their journey be happier than ever.
this is beautiful to see