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I just got a bit of spam mail hawking fillers to "correct your features that time (blah blah aging stuff blah blah)". I thought about that word. We're often told that we need things to "correct" stuff on our faces. And then I thought, what do you correct? You correct a mistake.

Listen, beauty industry. My face is NOT a mistake. My features, my wrinkles, my spots, my sags - they are a part of my face, okay? A face that is here to emote and carry my spirit. It is NOT a mistake, it never WILL be a mistake, even when it's wrinkled and saggy and spotty should I have the good fortune of growing old. Just straight up say, "This shit is to cover up your real human features and deny yourself the humanity you have a right to own." Cause that's basically what you're selling. And most women are okay with buying that.

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Date: 2014-05-01 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asweetdownfall.livejournal.com

*snaps fingers*

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Date: 2014-05-02 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meleth.livejournal.com
Once, after I'd had a bit to drink, a commercial came on for Oil of Olay age-defying something or other. It made me mad, so I called my mom and told her she's pretty, and I love her wrinkles, and I'm glad she's never bought into all that crap.

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Date: 2014-05-02 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hotclaws.livejournal.com
I agree.I think part of the problem is fashion magazines photoshop women's faces so they have the texture of a Barbie.

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Date: 2014-05-12 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shantari.livejournal.com
Ahh, but beauty is supposedely this absolute mold that we must all fit. Never mind that the human species in general is way too diverse for more than a handful to fit a general idea of this mold, or that beauty standards in general are more flexible in culture than industry. Actually, forget that. Industrial standards on inanimate products are more flexible than the industrial standards of beauty!!


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