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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 07:03 PM

23. I can't speak for her...

but I can tell you what it reminded me of.

I used to talk to someone from this site, a guy, as a friend. We exchanged emails, and I thought we were friends. Then one day the issue of differences between male and female beauty regimes comes up, and I mention facial hair, and how it's easy for men because they can shave it, because they don't have to worry about five o'clock shadow. He let it be known that he wished I hadn't said that.

You know what that meant? The end of that friendship. I am a person. A human being with feelings. I don't tolerate people who are careless with those feelings. For people to put their desire for no one to shatter their stupid fucking beauty myth bullshit with women's lived reality is fucked up. We aren't fairy tale creatures and the desire for women to hide the fact that we are human beings too pisses me right the fuck off.

I'm sorry if that's not what you meant. But seriously, while this is said by a conventionally attractive young woman, the sentiment is the same:





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