Anonymous asked: I am a feminist, but I feel really uncomfortable in public if I am not wearing makeup. Does this make me a bad feminist?
You would probably get a far more comprehensive answer from another blog, but I would say that no it doesn’t make you a bad feminist.
It’s not your fault that you’ve been made to feel by advertising, the media or whatever else that you don’t look good enough without make up on. We all know that expectations of beauty are unrealistic and that we should love our bodies but it’s very difficult to put that into practise. I hope you learn to feel comfortable without make up on in public, everyone deserves to, but in the meantime don’t feel guilty.
Of course if somebody wants to wear make up then that is completely their choice. That doesn’t make you a bad feminist, either.