On the other hand, a lot of anti-makeup sentiment– particularly anything that starts talking about how “frivolous” and “shallow” makeup is– is also misogynistic and femmephobic. Makeup is a form of visual art. If making your face beautiful is shallow, so is making a canvas beautiful or a block of marble or a hunk of plastic. If you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when they make a gorgeous print, you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when their makeup looks perfect. I do not think it is accidental that the form of visual art almost entirely practiced by women is the one that gets accused of frivolity and where the talent exhibited by many of the artists is ignored or denigrated.
Cordelia is raped of mind and body and then killed after being forced to carry Jasmine to term, Fred is hollowed out both because Wes needed something to angst over in black turtlenecks and five o’ clock shadow and Joss wanted a new toy to play with, and Lilah, a woman on par with Cordelia Chase, is murdered, drained and beheaded - then consigned to hell. So whenever I see Joss the feminist being touted by fandom, I think of these ladies and I laugh caustically and cynically to myself.
If you’ve noticed that any guy who’s dated another guy is promptly crowned “gay” across seven continents but when you note his expressed attraction to women as well, you hear, “Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Let’s not *label* the guy, OK, Label Master? You’re making a lot of assumptions with your LABELS, here,” you might be a bisexual.
(circa) June 23, 2002 in Edingburgh, Scotland (x)
Do you know what they wear underneath the kilts? ;)
Oh, and then there is this one:
OMG! Never had a thing for kilts before but……
GUH! The necklace! The tongue! The hand placement! *iz ded*