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.
GalacticGoatFeatured By OwnerFeb 17, 2013Hobbyist 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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.