From PostSecret today.
“I feel that having a
feminist for a mother mother who didn’t care about makeup, skin and hair deprived me of basic makeup, skin care and hair skills that seem to come naturally to other girls.”
THERE I FIXED IT FOR YOU.
Attention secret poster:
- Being a girlie girl and being a feminist are not mutually exclusive.
- Being a feminist isn’t what make your mom not care about makeup or skin care. And you know what? I bet you’re a feminist, too, even if you have no fucking clue what the word means.
- What, you didn’t have girlfriends? Aunts? Five bucks for a magazine? If your mom was uninterested, was there truly absolutely no other way you could have picked up makeup tips? Walk into any Body Shop and they’ll talk your ear off about skin care!
- YOU COULD HAVE FUCKING ASKED HER FOR HELP WITH THIS SHIT. YOU HAVE AGENCY. PLEASE TO BE SHUTTING THE FUCK UP NOW WITH BLAMING YOUR MOM’S FEMINISM FOR YOUR FRIZZ AND OILY T-ZONE.
I am a raging tomboy. I basically stuck my fingers in my ears and sang loudly any time my (pretty damn feminist) mother tried to teach me about makeup and skin care and shit. That said, in college I decided I needed me some of these skills. I went out and read the internet and had long talks with the staff at Sephora and tried their samples and, gasp, now have a fairly decent routine, and beautiful skin, thankyouverymuch. (Also, what little I picked up as a kid I mostly learned from my dad.)