hey i need help for an argument with my dad he thinks women wear makeup and shave only because they are insecure and to please men. ive tried telling him thats not the case but he just speaks over me...
Tell your dad that not all women are attracted to men in the first place. If he shaves or trims his facial hair, ask him if he does it because he’s insecure. Ask him if he wears the clothes he wears just because he’s insecure. His watch, his hair, and other examples like that. You’ll probably find something that’ll make him respond with “Because I like it.” Throw that back to him. “So you do a certain thing with your appearance because you like it that way? Well surprise surprise so can women.”
But it’s not like all women do it just for themselves either, it’s definitely also societal pressure about what is or isn’t accepted combined with the constant focus on female physical appearance as “what a woman is worth”. To make him understand that you could link your dad to more mainstream websites with articles on the topic of shaving and such. Let him see the comment sections which usually confirm how people are judgmental and vile about shaving when it comes to women, and that it’s not just guys making those comments either. "Hey dad, people keep mocking guys with white socks in sandals right? And people are probably less likely to wear them because they’re told they suck right? Yeah. Exactly."
“People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.”—Jason Read (via 90377)
There were once women in Denmark who dressed themselves to look like men and spent almost every minute cultivating soldier’s skills; they did not want the sinews of their valour to lose tautness and be infected by self-indulgence.
Loathing a dainty style of living, they would harden body and mind with toil and endurance, rejecting the fickle pliancy of girls and compelling their womanish spirits to act with a virile ruthlessness. They courted military celebrity so earnestly that you would have guessed they had unsexed themselves.
Those especially who had forceful personalities or were tall and elegant, embarked on this way of life. As if they were forgetful of their true selves they put toughness before allure, aimed at conflicts instead of kisses, tasted blood, not lips, sought the clash of arms rather than the arm’s embrace, fitted to weapons hands which should have been weaving, desired not the couch but the kill, and those they could have appeased with looks they attacked with lances.
Passage from ‘History of the Danes’, by Saxo Grammaticus in approximately 1200 CE.
MCLAUGHLIN, M., (1990), The Woman Warrior - Gender, Warfare And Society In Medieval Europe. Womens Studies-an Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol.17(3-4), pp.193-209.
What are the costs? What are the consequences of this, other than just that it’s an oppressive system and it sucks to live in a small town where Wal-Mart is the only retailer, and it sucks to be a farmer who’s having your livelihood crushed. What are the costs?
The costs are the end of democracy, the costs are the end of liberty. The real issue with Wal-Mart is not that it sucks to live in a small town, it’s that the Walton family now controls as much wealth as 41.5 percent of all Americans. One family with as much wealth as 130 million Americans. Now, who’s gonna get listened to when they show up on Capitol Hill? Or in the State House? Or the Town Hall? Is it Mrs. Smith? Or is it going to be the Walton family?
And all this accumulation continues still. This accumulation of wealth and power is getting worse and worse and worse. So, the cost is the loss of our democracy and the loss of our liberties. This was the basic truth that previous generations of Americans understood. That’s why they rebelled.
You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.