In the age of feminism, women in particular are being told to be confident within themselves and own the skin they’re in. However, magazines seem to be adopting a bipolar persona. With the flip of page readers are exposed to ‘get your summer body now!’ and ‘make-up hacks for life’, to ‘have the power of a man’, ‘don’t shave’, or the classic debate of ‘tits in or tits out?’
It seems the messages for women are incredibly tangled, and I cant imagine being the only one confused. When one minute you’re being sucked into a $200 Sephora splurge, and the next feeling as though pant suits are your only choice and razors are 100% optional, its no wonder transgender and androgynous peoples are needing to be accepted beyond moral.
It seems the war between fashion/beauty and feminism is causing more grief than advocates of either realise. It’s high time for the two camps to join forces and more frequently advocate the facts; feminism is male and female, it is rights for everyone, you can be a feminist in a biker jacket with tattoos, as well as high heels and a mini skirt. Stop the dividing line, and prove the support for equality, beyond rights, beyond fashion, just leave it as rights to be who we want to be.
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