I am a feminist. And I wear makeup almost every day, and have for over ten years....read more
I worked briefly in fashion — briefly, for a couple of years, because in general it’s not a healthy industry to work in. But the fact is, I still enjoy it. Clothes are so pretty, y’all. And Jill is absolutely right that there is no shame in thinking that clothes are pretty, and that fashion is seen as frivolous more because it’s a “woman thing” than for any other reason. But what about all the truly problematic aspects of industry fashion?
Beauty culture is officially out of control. Now not even your nipples are pretty enough — you need to tint them in order to achieve the perfect shade of nip. “Women want nipples to be pert and fresh-looking, and this shade makes them appear that way,” Benefit spokeswoman Alison Haljun says. “For a long time, [...]...read more
Molly Saves the Day, a brand new fantastic feminist blog, comes out swinging on beauty culture: Both men and women are expected to trim or even be completely bald — the more unnatural, the better. Their hair is supposed to fall in ways that cannot be achieved without products to keep it that way, and [...]...read more
The internet connection is back up, which would be obvious if you have a Flickr account that you check on a regular basis. A quirk in my ISP’s system left me without internet access for most of the day, but soon after we got home from Indy I was raring to go. Tonight, I uploaded [...]...read more
Several years ago, Anne leveled an accusation at me that straight pissed me off. She said I was vain. Me? Vain? Pshaw. I mean, I was only spending an hour on my daily beauty routine and maybe two hours for a really big night. Perhaps twenty or so hours a week on the stair machine [...]...read more