When I wear makeup, I don't do it for you.I'm tired of hearing sexist men tell me that I don't have to wear makeup to be pretty.
No shit----I know that. Do you think we wear makeup for you? Hell no. When I wear makeup, I do it for myself. I do it because I appreciate the art of makeup and I have the ability to enhance my natural beauty with paint-like substances that I bought with my own money.
Do you think that when my clothes are more revealing, I wear it for you? No. Chances are it's hot outside or just that I'm just feeling confident in my plus sized, beautiful body. Don't tell us that we are prettier without makeup. Chances are that if you say that, you're a “nice, godly man."
Please, you nice godly man, realize that we don't do it for you. You share the same values as the man wolf-whistling at me in the street, or the man who rapes women and threatens to kill.
You share the same values as society that forces us to march together, hand in peaceful hand, because it is taking away our right to do what we want with our own bodies. Sexism.
You are sexist, whether it is deep down or on the surface. If you honestly think I am wearing makeup to please men or that I wear my shorts to please men or you HONESTLY think that we “asked for it," you are sexist.
If you think that the women’s march was for nothing because you actually believe we have the same rights as men---I don't know what to tell you. Come up out of the dark basement where you've hid your beliefs and come into the light. See what you've done to women. Little girls, age 10, watching their weight and thinking they have no choice in what they do with their bodies. They think they have to shave their legs and every other part of their body. When they marry a man, they think they have to have sex with their husband out of obligation.
Recognize your privilege and figure out what you can do with it. Give us the same respect and rights that you have. Don't tell me to go back to the kitchen where I belong. I'll be where I belong---in your mind when you threaten the rights of women. Think of me when you catcall at a girl on the street or when you tell a girl to make you a sandwich.
Do something good with that privilege while we fight for equality.