Anonymous asked: /post/64727385891/whydontihatemarrymyself-vajoochie-how-do why did you add michael fassbender's name to this?
(Here’s the original post, btw:)
how do boys look good without makeup
thats it. thats literally it. entirely. for serious though
I tagged this with “Michael Fassbender” because he’s the ULTIMATE current example of a male celebrity who is considered to be attractive/handsome but technically looks quite “bad” a lot of the time. Like, he has lots of scars and skin blemishes, he doesn’t shave very well, his hair usually looks messy, and he looks older/wrinklier than his age (in Hollywood years, anyway).
This is the way he looks “naturally”, but more importantly, he’s marketed with this appearance when promoting his work, with none of his physical “flaws” disguised or photoshopped away. This is particularly noticeable with his most recent movie, The Counselor.
Here’s the official Fassbender poster:
And here are the official posters for his female co-stars:
Fassbender is 36. Diaz is 41. Cruz is 39. Fassbender’s poster shows him looking “grizzled” and “manly” — ie, with natural skin. Diaz and Cruz have been photoshopped to have the skin of a CGI mannequin. This is a pretty extreme example, but it’s DEFINITELY true that there is no female celebrity on earth who looks like the ~equivalent~ of Michael Fassbender. We’re taught to see “flawed” or older men as handsome, whereas women are expected to be flawless and perpetually young, particularly when it comes to stuff like skin tone (which shows up super easily on high-definition screens) and signs of aging.
I’m not saying “Michael Fassbender is too ugly to be a celebrity” or anything like that, I was just pointing out that his brand of ~attractiveness~ is super relevent to the original post. Men don’t “look better without makeup,” we’re just socialised to accept men the way they look naturally, while the normal/”natural” look for women generally requires you to do some basic maintenance like concealer, eyebrow-plucking, hair conditioning, etc.
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"Because someone has to!"
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I couldn’t remember if Claire was the person I know who doesn’t like potatoes and so I texted her ‘You…don’t like potatoes?’ and now she’s acting like that’s a weird thing to text out of the blue…
Seriously tho. Why *should* she be asked to smile?
Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street. Women are not here to entertain and please random folks.
Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?
There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.
No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.—
Creator of the Stop Telling Women To Smile project responded to a person who thinks women not smiling on demand is proof of the end of the world and division among men and women. (Seriously? WTF.)
Funny…I told my best friend about that person’s comment and she said it is the end of the world and division…for that person. A world shaped by the status quo is a world being shaken by the resistance to this status quo. The amount of hatred and bile I’ve faced since I started speaking out about street harassment has been interesting in that some men genuinely process harming women as necessary to their masculinity and thereby their identity. They think critique and rejection of street harassment is an attack on their identity, which is frightening…
"Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?"