I wear mens gym shorts and tanks, but I love a red lipstick.
I'm that crazy girl who can fix stuff around the house and also wear my signature red lipstick. There still is a stigma surrounding my generation that they don't know how to do simple repairs around the house. Recently, I decided to try on a new color of lipstick. The lipstick felt good that I was doing housework and some repairs in dark green lipstick with no other makeup on. A simple thing as putting on a bold lipstick can make you feel so empowered. I would imagine that it's the same for men when they find a new cologne or aftershave. It doesn't matter what you do; you should never be judged for what you want to know or know.
I will admit that I would walk barefoot around my neighborhood and wear male clothing because it is more comfortable then female clothing. Does it look like I've given up on life? To some, yes, to others, they don't care. If I need a pick-me-up, I will go put on a bold lipstick and do a colorful makeup look while wearing basketball shorts and a T-shirt. To be honest, I don't care what people think. I'll rock a manicure and pedicure while wearing male gym clothing and male flipflops. It sucks that male clothes are made to be comfortable, while female clothes are made to be sexualized.
I find that it's interesting to be a feminist and be married to a man. Mind you, my husband is fantastic and sometimes doesn't allow me to do things, so he could take care of it himself. I would get annoyed, but something we have to learn to share the responsibility. It's not a blow to my feminist outlook, but it's okay if your significant other wants to do something for you whether they are female or male. Feminists who look down upon this aren't true feminists. True feminists believe that other women have a choice to allow their S.O's to do some work. Feminism is about CHOICE and I will wear my weird lipstick while doing chores.
The fact that we have a balance of masculine and feminine features within us should tell us something. There is such a thing as toxic masculinity and toxic feminity. There is a saying " too much of one thing is bad" and that applies to both terms. We talk about toxic masculinity, but never about the other side. Toxic feminity can truly take a toll on some aspects of society as well. We should take care and look out for that as well.
Stereotypes are there for a reason, but it shouldn't extend to a whole group of people. The fact that there are still some beliefs that women should only do a select amount of task is ridiculous. I know some females that can outlift some males. It truly is about the skill set and physical talents. Funny, I'm not a Republican, but I love Sarah Palin's saying of " read my lipstick". The phrase can be used to promote female empowerment. I will say that women have loads more rights then we used to, but there are still some things that need to be fixed in our system.