Okay 3 things, number 1: my drawings are brilliant, number 2: this is a purposefully provocative title and finally number 3: I have brilliant commenters.
The reasons for number 3 is because this specific blog post was the result of Fupark Fashion and Laura McDaniel, throwing some serious food for thought my way earlier, on my post Exteme Modelling. So I thought now would be the time to thank you all for your brilliant thought seeds that get planted in my brain and help me defeat the damn writers block.
These 2 commenters got me thinking about the feelings other women have towards each in terms of beauty and fashion. It seems quite apparent to me that this industry enjoys pinning women against each other. There are ‘most beautiful women lists’ or ‘sexiest women in the world lists’ and then as I mentioned before ‘get legs like Rihanna and a stomach like Taylor Swift’ articles, all of which work together to make women feel a bit shitty.
But what also got me thinking is that insecure women buy beauty products, or should I say women that cannot possibly compete with Hollywoods ridiculous idea of beauty, buy products. So this whole making other women seem less beautiful than other women is a gold mine.
THAT IS JUST WRONG.
Now I’m not saying that normal non celebrity women go around being nasty and hurling abuse at one another, not at all, the main thing I’m trying to say is that this competitive nature breeds negativity among people. Not only that it teaches young girls that being nasty about other women is normal.
It’s not normal, in a world where women fight their own personal battles everyday, the last thing they need is some cooperate industry telling them that ‘this famous woman’ has better legs than them or in fact other women telling them…
Fun Park Fashion said ‘Women are each other’s harshes critics’. And to be honest who can blame us? There’s a pressure to look and dress a certain a way but there’s also a pressure to defend ourselves and perhaps in doing so shame others, which i saw a lot of during the the whole Tess Holliday ‘scandal’, people were outright defending the right to be larger or to be smaller but in my opinion the right way to do that is not to shame other people on the way they look. And also it’s not our job to do that.