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Sexism and Double Standards

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MossKing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Why do women have the choice weather to wear makeup or not but not men? In most cases, except for the rare occurrences of guy-liners, it seems socially unacceptable for men to wear makeup in any form. Why is this? Are people so sexist as to deny men the right to cover a pimple when women have full access to any makeup they wish? Seems so.
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Caettyri Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I bet nobody knew that KISS wore mascara and eyeliner with their face paint. Yet, it was acceptable.
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Caettyri Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
And truthfully, anyone should be entitled to wear what they want. If they want to feel good by looking good, or cake themselves in 10 pounds of foundation, let them have at it. It's their body.
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Wedge-The-Hedge Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
men look retarded with makeup. you should be thankful
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GreenEyedYoshika Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm allergic to make up.
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Axl--Rose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I am opposed to men wearing make-up because it inevitably leads to musical crapfests like this: [link]
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I swear DA is like a bloody Hive mind at times.
Yeah it's a damn shame.
We should drop this oppression and all wear the same shit, drink the same, work at the same jobs, play with the same things and act the same. /sarcasm
I could call this politically correct bullshit that reigns over us men (and women for sure) to be a pretty good form of oppression.
The world doesn't need anymore effeminate beta males. Same reason why I'm opposed to everything being super masculated for absolutely no apparent reason (Spike TV/MANswers, that type of neanderthal bullshit), I'm opposed to this ridiculous counter-movement that it's cool/acceptable for men to do things women "previously" had exclusivity on.
I swear if someone brings up the Kids Toy isle as an example of the big bad sexism, I'm going to flip my fucking lid.
Oh look. They already did.
Colour me surprised.
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
face-paint lol
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Some guys look hot in makeup :3. Some..........don't. Most don't know how to do it right. And... Most gay guys put way too much on... Oh wait this is starting to sound like girls XD
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blame misogyny for that one. Males are forced to adhere to certain standards because when something is deemed feminine its deem "below" male standards. Men that engage in it are deemed weak and therefore deserve the hatred and disgust they will receive.

So basically the way to destroy that is to destroy sexism towards women by showing you think "feminine" things are equal to "masculine" things and therefore its not deplorable for men to enjoy them.

And yes it is feminine things being seen as weak rather then just gender binary shit, women that enjoy masculine things are seen as strong willed and are given positive traits. Only the most conservative of conservative people see something inherently wrong with women enjoying male associated things but yet very liberal hippy like people still will hate men for enjoying female associated things. Its pretty evident sexism is still leaned way more against women then men. People that deny that are just deluding themselves because they rather believe female oppression is over because it hurts to admit despite all the efforts as a society we have put to move forward were still not fucking there.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Writer
Wear what you want.  You're a part of "people".
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TTFNJinx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I wear make up as a form of art on my face!
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SROnivera Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've worn makeup to cover up a black eye. It actually worked for a good week. Then I forgot to apply and the jig was up. Lol. Meanwhile, I like makeup just because it helps to make our features a lot more desirable.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think there is a bigger males rights issues than wearing make up, like, you know, fathers rights?

However, if you want to wear make up, go for it. There are lots of people who do.
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SROnivera Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This.
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DayanDeVarlo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Best advice you'll ever get: wear the fuckever you want. End of story.
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Abrigedfoamy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
your a man right? wear your zits like a man!
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TheMisplacedEnd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this is interesting because I'm a girl and I don't wear makeup which is fine. But some people will tell me that I should wear makeup sometimes. Why? Oh wait social standards, norm, etc.
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do we gals need makeup to look pretty :stare: That's what I ask. But if a dude wants to wear makeup, go for it.
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LOVEintheSNOW Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist
BECAUSE TEH WIMMENZ ALREDY HAV 2 DEAL WIT OPPRESSION OF THE PATRIARCHY!!!!1111!!!
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TheAwesomeFaerie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
I think that's mostly to do with how things being feminine is seen as bad, being a girl is still seen as bad. For instance, calling someone a girl if they get scared easily.
A girl can be boyish, but the moment a boy wants to do something typically feminine, everybody freaks out. Why? Because femininity is seen as a flaw, a weakness.
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Nicolettethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Male comedians even wear it [link] :bucktooth:
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ninykinin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   General Artist
There are quite a number of brands that do male makeup. That much said, they tend to call it something different. For example, 'flesh-toned pimple cream' is really just a more masculine way of saying 'concealer'. One of my favorite concealers is actually a male product, which was recommended to me by a male.
As for guyliner, I fucking love that stuff. Some really subtle light lining looks incredibly attractive on the right guy- And I think most women would agree.
I do think it's more of an issue of guys making fun of other guys. Generally, girls don't care. Plenty of girls will try to convince their guy friend to let them put makeup on them- Something the guy will typically disagree to out of fear of being ridiculed by the 'boys club'.
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Alternativeproject Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Society's kind of obnoxious like that. It's expected that men don't wear makeup and that women do. So when women don't wear makeup, it's a problem, and when men do it's a problem. Nobody wins with these rules. can't do what you want without someone taking issue. The easiest way to deal with it is to do what you want and try not to let other people get to you.
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monkeydoodles Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Some guys wear it, and for the rest, just wait. Cosmetic companies are falling all over themselves trying to find ways to sell makeup to men, who are seen as an untapped market.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Men can, and I have known a few that do and did, but to be very honest I usually don't assume they are attracted to women. So those guys would have to be the type who have no problem asking a girl out if they're into girls.

It really depends on where you live and what kind of circles you run in.
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MrsChocotastic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to wear makeup just wear it already, sheesh!
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angelishi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why are men allowed to walk around shirtless but if a woman does it, she'll get called a slut, a whore, and probably arrested?
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:iconartisticaxis:
ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
because when granny decides to walk around half-naked in public, everyone loses.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Despite the fact that generally the appreciative aspect is in the opposite direction.
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
It's just how modern society is structured. In the past it was perfectly normal, even necessary, for men (noble men, at least) to wear makeup, frills and even high heels. Fun fact: women started wearing high heels in order to look more like men.
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LateNightTelevision Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
...I'm a guy and I wear zit cover-up on occasion, nobody gotta know, nobody gotta know.

If you want to tackle a real unfortunate reverse-sexism topic, the draft is a big enough doozie to last you for days.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What are you even talking about? Men wear make up all the time. The gays, the rock stars, Robert Smith of the Cure, Transvestites, clowns (who are just 24/7 transvestites)...
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
well sometimes I feel pushed and required to wear make up. I renmber a few times where I only put on a little bit of make up or just did my eyes or cheeks. I got asked why I wasn't wearing any make-up today. :o
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
*whether

It's really lame that girls can buy makeup but stores won't even sell them to boys. Boys have no choice in going natural :iconsadtardplz:
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think if my SO tried to buy make up, they wouldn't tell him it was illegal.
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist
I was being sarcastic because the OP said men had no choice in being able to wear makeup.

Guess it wasn't that funny :lol:
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think sometimes that the comments don't really carry the intention, with it being words 'n all.
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
but stores won't even sell them to boys.

That...doesn't sound entirely legal. I'd fight that shit if I were you.
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
I know right? We need to picket and stuff.
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If it happened around me I'm sure they would. You're gonna have to take care of your own area without me.
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Azza9 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I wouldn't worry too much about it. As time goes on bullshit double standards will fade if that's what cultural Darwinism dictates.

For instance I hear that in South Korea it's actually socially frowned upon for men to leave the house unmade. [link] This link is speaking from a professional business standpoint but it extends further then that.

Even while this is just one country out of many in the world, it proves that the double standard you mentioned is actually slowly deteriorating or at least has the potential to.

Like most gender issue, we have a long way to go but it's going to take time and the death of generations whose mind sets have become too concrete.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Kind of makes me want to visit South Korea. :la:

I think men would be more understanding of women if they wore make up. Like that sometimes it's not about how we look for them.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just become part of a Death Metal group. No musical skills required.
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Axl--Rose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
You're not serious, right?
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... On which particular bit, of that incredibly serious post?
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Axl--Rose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
The bit where you implied that you could join a death metal group without any talent.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh that was the most serious part. There are hundreds of the fuckers, and I can guitar better than the majority, while I can`t even get smells like teen spirit right.

To be any good as a death metal group then you have to all be rather talented in your fields, but considering how few good groups there are in that puddle... well there you are.
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Thayora Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
misandry 4ever
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hippo-rim-job Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Clearly you don’t know much about the movie or television industry.
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sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
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BULLSHIT!
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