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The makeup of madness

TweetThis post started out as a response of sorts to one written by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano over at The New Inquiry. She wrote some fascinating things about the gamification of beauty work (applying makeup, doing your hair, hair removal, etc), and the implications of that for feminism as a whole. I totally agree with everything she’s [...]
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How can the desire to feel/be pretty coexist with beauty?

TweetX-posted from Art of the Possible I did not create this image. I found it in a google image search.If this is your image, thanks for making it. Let’s get one thing perfectly clear: beauty and pretty are not the same thing. A conventionally attractive person is no more guaranteed to be beautiful than a [...]
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Two Hours To Beautiful

TweetI remember back in seventh grade, I’d ask girls, “How long does it take to do your hair?” and they’d reply, “I get up at 5am to do it, so like two hours.” Two hours?! Are you kidding me?! I could see 20 minutes to make sure your hair was combed out nicely but two [...]
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the wearing-things conundrum of my youth

Tweet a SYTYCB entry I used to be afraid to be looked at as a girlygirl. I was afraid that wearing skirts sometimes would make me a bad feminist. So I bought clothes in the boy’s section and laughed at the jokes I didn’t even think were funny just to prove that I could, as [...]
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