It’s old as the hills.
“A discourse of auxiliary beauty. Or artificiall hansomenesse. In point of conscience between two ladies.”
Here, male authors try to “satirize” the conversation as happening between women.
To cover the fact they just don’t like it, when they don’t need to like it.
Get over it.
Not your woman? Not your problem.
If only the ancients had a term for this specifically, to tell prissy people like this to STFU.
Uh…. yeah, they did.
Women are fussier about looks and presentation than men could ever be, that’s why we do so many things. If we’re allowed to impose preferences, men would never stop complaining about it.
They literally circlejerk the same question for millennia.
Why do women do it?
You answered your own question there, didn’t cha?
It isn’t as if it’s a modern trend or unrelated to health. They never say to stop cleaning your armpits or brushing your teeth or tweezing brows or using skin creams.
Do you think women like scruffy modern rapper lookalike men?
The hideous shorts? The obnoxious deodorants and colognes that invade our personal space?
I Am not more pleased to see you look so well, beyond what you were wont, than I am jealous (to be free with you) lest a per∣son so esteemed, as you are for modesty and piety, should use some colour or tincture to advance your Complexion; which indeed I take to be no better, than that odious and infamous way of Painting; every where in all ages so much, and so justly spoken a∣gainst both by God, and good men; being a most ungodly practise, though generally (as they say) now used in England (more or less) by persons of quality; who not con∣tent with Natures stock of Beauty, do (not by a fine, but filthy art) adde something to the advantage, as they think, of their Com∣plexions: but I fear, to the deforming of their souls, and defiling of their Consciences.
Men care so much because their visual systems are over-active, it’s nothing to do with women. Blaming us for breathing in your direction isn’t temptation, it’s personal weakness. We should be able to walk around looking feminine safely.
Either that or we dress like men and you still complain.
We can bring back public standards but men dropped the ball earlier and harder. No more PJs in public, no low-hanging jeans, bring back waistcoats and about five layers of stuff to pick up a pint of milk, fine. That’s fine by us.
When was the last time you wore silver collar stays?
Oh, and they have to be silver, you don’t want anyone to think you’ve “let yourself go” (see: America).
There’s no such thing as natural beauty, it’s a marketing con. Humans have pores, wrinkles, oil and sweat. I notice they never complain about deodorant, female menstrual and cleaning products, shampoo and conditioner, perfume or body sprays…. in other words, they’re fussy hypocrites. If they wanted a natural beauty, we’d be covered in so many reeking bodily fluids saturating a LOT of body hair that they would be able to smell us a mile off.
Gross? Yeah. Leave the beauty products alone, it isn’t for the sake of our own noses and eyes. It’s considerate.
Update: the title was too subtle. They hate it because women do it. That is the be-all and end-all on the subject. Anything women and women only do, they have a problem with. I’m sure it’s all a coincidence and they’re very conveniently principled against anything feminine. Methinks the “men” (mostly gay) protest too much?
I’m sure they don’t want women to drop all their feminine habits so they and their T of the LGBT fame can steal it and with it, the straight men they long for, the ultimate catch?
(Pay attention fools).
Ancient Romans wore lipstick, nobody gave a shit. Most pomades and other preparations are good for you (eyeliner was the ancient sunglasses, lead paint was SPF). There are ancient men discovered wearing hair gel. We may or may not personally like it (tastes differ) but we don’t tell you to stop it or stop selling it. That’s called respect for men. If you want to look that way, on your head be it.