Beauty – Companion piece to Misogyny

Women bend ourselves out of shape for beauty.

To achieve an impossible and in many cases, ludicrous ideal, women will do anything to outshine other women. Yes, it’s that brutal and that nasty. The richest man in Babylon has first pick of the fairest flowers. The prettiest woman gets the prince and then gets worshipped and then dies.

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But don’t celebrate women for their beauty, celebrate them for their souls and their right to simply be comfortable in their own skin.

Because the emperor liked small feet a generation of Chinese women bound their feet and lived a life of agony with feet that resembled mangled stumps.

THEY DID IT FOR BEAUTY.

Because long necks were considered attractive they added a ring every year until the vertebrae in their necks disconnected and made it impossible to remove these abominable chokers.

THEY DID IT FOR BEAUTY.

Because some misogynistic fashion designer decided HIS clothes were more important than HER health these women starved themselves to death.

THEY DID IT FOR BEAUTY.

Because HE was afraid his beautiful young wife would run off with a younger man she covered her face to protect his fragile ego.

THEY DID IT FOR BEAUTY.

Because tiny waists were considered sexy they wore strangling belts that made breathing difficult and digestion impossible.

THEY DID IT FOR BEAUTY.

Geishas slept on wooden blocks so their precious hairdos would not get spoiled.

She had a boob job because she wanted to look like Barbi.

They lived in a harem and spent their lives trying to please one man.

All of these women bent themselves out of shape to please men and become the living embodiment of sexually desirable slaves.

THEY DID IT FOR BEAUTY.

They said enough and were beaten up.

THEY DID IT FOR THE KIND OF BEAUTY THAT ONLY COMES WITH SELF-RESPECT.

And if enough women had the courage to say NO to BEAUTY and the men who demand it we could put an end to this:

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