Anonymous said: How the FUCK is it misogynistic to think that women shouldn't wear makeup to the gym? You're fucking crazy.
It’s misogynistic because it’s an attempt to police women. Women are expected to wear makeup to work, when they’re out with their friends, at family events—it’s the norm. If I went into a job interview without a spot of makeup on my face, I can guarantee I wouldn’t get that job. The job would go to the next girl who “took pride in her appearance.” (That’s a load of horse shit in itself, but that’s another entire post.) If I showed up at a family party without makeup on, I’m sure I’d hear constant comments like, “Are you sick?” or, “You look tired.”
There’s also this misconception that women wear makeup for everybody but themselves. They’re wearing it to attract and impress lovers, they’re wearing it to compete with other women—-and that isn’t the case at all. I can’t even explain how confident I feel when I’m rocking a bold lipstick and some perfectly winged eyeliner. I’m not trying to impress YOU when I wear that—I’m totally content just impressing myself. If I can pass a mirror and think, “Damn, girl. Nice eyeliner. You look fuckin’ good!” then how is that a bad thing? (Funny how people always say that confidence is sexy, but then get angry at other people’s confidence, eh?)
Saying that women “shouldn’t wear makeup to the gym” is just an attempt to control something that isn’t in your control. It’s essentially saying, “you need to wear makeup only when I think it’s appropriate.”
At the end of the day, it isn’t your choice what I put on my face. It is mine. And I will take any attempt to police my femininity as misogyny.