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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:08 AM

9. This affects girls and young women to a significant degree.

It's easy for you to portray it as just some meaningless phase, but that's because you personally have never had to deal with it.

Have you seen this? You should.



And who do you think runs the industries and the media that pushes these male-gaze-centric, patriarchal beauty ideals, for fun or profit or whatever? Women?

Have you been to the men's group and seen the most popular thread on DU? That's not about confidence and humor - it's about a "pleasing visage" as you put it. These men aren't "going along with the program", they are reinforcing an ideal. An ideal which appeals to the male gaze.

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