I want to suggest a rather rash and uneducated hypothesis about woman. Mainly because the responses will either enlighten me to a side of woman I have never seen or because it will elaborate on the disturbingly elaborate lengths woman go to, to make themself's feel like men want to have sex with them. Here goes...
The route of all reasoning related to why woman engage in the manipulation* of their aesthetic is to feel like men want to have sex with them. My girlfriend calls it 'feeling good about herself', as do many others, but I suggest that this is just a euphemism for the more sexual reasoning which underlies all actions related to the females manipulation of their aesthetic.
*cosmetic products & surgery, make-up, clothes (especially those that ecentuate curves & cleavage) and the like.
I think the most renowned, and perhaps wrong, suggestions of such reasoning as mine is...
The reason cleavage has taken off is because it represents the top of the crack of womans bottoms, this in turn suggests sexual things and hence why it makes woman 'feel good', because of its strong sexual suggestion which in fact makes a woman 'feel like men want to have sex with her'.
The only other reason I can think of for such lies (As in representing yourself as a person whom your not) is because of media pressure- the usual excuses, like magazines and size 0 models, but this to me represents and even more pathetic conclusion that woman can;t think for themselves.
I await a nice strong resistance to some of these probably iggnorant comments,
I think the point of make up is to be made up so you don't look like you're wearing a shed load, just to enhance the features so you don't look like you've been made up.
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I'm definitely for the natural look as far a make up is concerned as opposed to lots of it.
I personally tend towards women that do not wear very much or any at all. I am not against the use, it's just I prefer the naturalist attitude.
To draw a parallel here, have you ever seen a person who wore glasses all the time, and then you catch them not wearing them and they look different to you? That is how I feel about make up. If they wear it too often, you get use to seeing them that way, that if you see them without, you start to feel something is wrong or off. Which is why I prefer a more natural look because then you never have such a moment.
I might be superficial but id rather take flaws than be off put. Besides isn't wearing make up in a way, a type of lying? Think about it. If it changes your appearance then you are not being honest to reality.
I personally tend towards women that do not wear very much
I am lucky enough to work in an environment that encompasses the entire divide of persons and personalities - A perfect view of the psychological values of each and every trait in each and every genre and culture.
Make-up is not a "Woman" thing, most young lads express themselves in a similar fashion - Their make-up tends to be in the way they project themselves (hairstyle, strut, loudness, gadgets and car choice). In older men - A style of maturity is projected in similar but, seemingly, more mature choices.
The older woman and man are typically obsessed with their appearances because they age physically and can't seem to deal with the absence of youthlike features.
Ultimately, there are many reasons for wearing a mask to cover or disguise the real YOU - But, it all boils down to one factor...and one factor alone - Self-esteem. The more make-up - the less self-esteem.
When you next gaze at a heavily made-up person, spare a thought for their sadness, and try not to point the obvious out - It makes them paranoid - and NEVER helps.
Those of you who wear no make-up, jewellery, fashionable hairstyle, fancy linen - who don't drive a flash car, display ornaments and show off your possesions and intellect - Who don't indulge in aesthetic enhancement - - - Welcome to the real world!
"Come as you are, or come not at all" All that is made-up IS A LIE, an exaggeration of the truth, and merely promotes a false reality.
Thank you, and have a lovely day, each and all.
What about men wearing make-up? What that all about?
And I am not just talking about drag queens.
Not to break the topic completely up, but I think people should be allowed to do what ever the hell they want as long as it's not suppressing anyone else's ability to do what they want to do. So as long as you aren't causing physical harm to someone else or to their property, it shouldn't matter what they are doing with their body. Make up or not it shouldn't matter.
Sometimes there's too much analysis about simple things, such as this.