theafrikahnpoet

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avengersonna:

So I was on Facebook and I saw this picture and looked at the comments (I know, why in the world would I do that) but wow.. I did not expect to see pages of positivity and people sticking up for this woman. (I have a lot more screen shots) Incase anyone is losing hope, just know that as hopeless as things may seem with all the misogyny and sexism we’re exposed to.. Things are gonna change. Slowly, but surely. Don’t give up everyone!

This is the first time I ever seen someone saying something positive on facebook

^ yes like shocking. Great points. Respectfully and well expressed.

I’m all for positive comments to women. Always.

However, this makeup is excessive.
She doesn’t even look like the same girl anymore.
I understand that make-up is suppose to be used to enhance natural beauty, but she changed her skin tone. Complete 180 from her face.

Maybe I’m judgmental because I don’t wear makeup, but I just feel that this much is causing her to think that she’s not a pretty girl. And I hate when females have the need or want to alter their looks so drastically to “fit” in society.

^ with much word… But my main issue is when you take a REAL person’s picture where their identity is visible and basically post it and literally pass it around, for others to cast judgements. And in a negative way. To bully or shame someone IN A GROUP, for something YOU personally dislike. And It’s usually girls who scold other girls for personal choices. Such as the use of makeup. Granted… I follow this woman on YouTube, and she TRULY transforms herself. And YES it can be justly argued that her appearance with out makeup is drastically different to when she has it on. YES! But it’s her choice and preference to look that way. And this is what I’m learning from being on social media… Preferences, beliefs, convictions, views, ideas, feelings and so much more clash. This is bc you many different ppl with many different expressions on one platform. Not liking or disagreeing with something, doesn’t give you the right to assume or label what’s wrong or right. If ANYTHING go out of your way to voice your opinion on injustices. Or go out of ur way to point out how great or positive you thought something was. But don’t pick someone to negatively label, and then seek justification from or present the invitation to others, to bash or embarrass a person, bc of ur feelings towards something. Especially something like this. Makeup and how we as women use it feel acceptable. Women are not allowed to be as we are, which is the entire reason that makeup is sold to us. We are constantly instructed to change what is natural to be what is presented as prefect. And for some of us it’s as destructive as the notion, that we have too much melanin in our skin, or too much texture to our hair.