“Girls! Boys like it when you do the thing that you really hate doing!”
“Here are 10 ways to utterly change yourself to snatch the man of your dreams!”
“Must-try ridiculous concoctions for the female body to attract the male species!”
“Ladies! Be yourself! Love yourself! No, not your way, follow our way to do it!”
You guys must have seen these headlines or titles in many fashion magazines, so let me start with a different example:
So I’m on this social media site, just chilling and scrolling, when I come upon certain posts like:
There are many more posts, with some people complaining about women wearing too much make-up or having tattoos all over their body makes them ugly, like, WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH PEOPLE?
Ever heard of personal taste? Or, how about the phrase “my life, I do what I want”?
Not only are we women a target for body-shaming, but now we can’t do what we like without the validation of a bunch of people who’ve probably never been out of their rooms, much less with their hands out their pants.
When will men, women, and all the fashion magazines realize that we do all this FOR OURSELVES? Women apply makeup, colour their hair, get piercings and tattoos, ride bikes, cuss out loud, not to appeal to the male species but rather because THEY LIKE TO DO IT? If that were the case, then the whole world would turn into a mating ground all year round!
To the magazines: Women don’t care what men think are hot or not. Give us a sale on all those pretty clothes and we’re on board!
To the men: Not everything a women does is to attract your attention.
To the women: The hate that I see from a woman saddens me because in this current society, we need each other’s support and empowerment more than ever. What’s worse is that the hate stems from the fact that some women think we do what we do for the men. Rather than taking each other down, lift each other up and show them who’s boss!
And to the people who’ve been bullied or laughed at for all that I’ve mentioned above: Keep doing it! Don’t let some sad hater ruin your day. Just say “whatever” and work it!
Another note: As 2016 seems to be the year where everyone gets offended easily, here are two things:
- If you think I’m being sexist for making this post women-specific, well, too bad. I am a women/lady/girl/female/I-have-boobs. I’ve seen and heard enough of the above mentioned hate and jabs myself, with some directed towards people I know, a good number of times. And this is my blog. Do the math. If you want to rant from a man’s POV, by all means, do it! Make a post and I’ll be sure to check it out and give you a thumbs-up! 😀
- Before any special snowflakes comment, I mentioned “some” people, and not “all”.
Quite a short one, but a rant is a rant!
Have a good week folks!