Are You A Feminine Woman? The Femininity Lie
What's more feminine? A woman who wanders around without make up and in comfortable clothes, just being herself? Or a woman who has her breasts pumped with silicone, her lips plumped with collagen, her face caked in various chemical compounds and her body displayed provocatively in scanty / skin tight clothing?
According to modern standards, the latter is apparently more feminine. In fact, if you're a woman who fails to conform to the standards of 'femininity', then you're often referred to as being butch at worst or a tomboy at best.
Please explain to me how a woman is less of a woman if she doesn't try to artificially boost her attractive qualities through the use of clothing and make up? Please explain to me how it is more feminine to indulge in lies of appearance, making yourself out to be something you're not?
It's amazing to me that we can have this so backasswards and nobody blinks an eye. A woman is a woman. Her most feminine state is her natural state. The more make up and silly clothes you pile on there, the more she becomes a parody of femininity.
Parodies of femininity are apparently very attractive to men however, which is why some women sacrifice a small piece of their sanity, and often quite a bit of their self esteem to ensure that they live up to a ridiculous image that has never and will never occur in nature.
There are plenty of women who see nothing wrong with the fact that they won't leave the house without make up. Most people who read that sentence won't blink an eye at it, in spite of the fact that it actually borders on agoraphobic behavior. If you can't leave your house without caking on a face mask of make up, then you're heavily relying on a psychological crutch to get you through life. It's not a good thing. It's a very bad thing that many women feel uncomfortable if they're not wearing make up.
I write a lot about men who wear women's clothing. I support the right of men to wear women's clothing and make up if they want to, because I see no harm in it and I believe that everybody has the right to express themselves as they so choose. If there were men who wanted to run around in animal skins, I'd support them too. However lets not aspire to ridiculous parody of feminine expression as if it is the highest possible achievement of man and for the love of god, let us stop treating women who don't buy into the game as if they are somehow less feminine than the ones that do.