When I read articles or watch YouTube videos on makeup, beauty, and fashion and inevitably there will be the comments that say that such things are frivolous and/or such things subvert the messages of feminism and gender equality. Basically, telling females that they cannot be taken seriously unless they forgo make up and dress like a man. Which is utter bs really. Isn’t the whole point of feminism to fight for our right to do what we want to do (bearing in mind what is legal and moral) without being made to feel less? So if I love make up, love talking about it and reading about it, I should be able to do it without being judged as a brainless female. If I refuse to have my actions and thoughts dictated by males, I certainly do not want my actions and thoughts to be dictated by other women.
This probably comes across as a not very thought-out rant, but the basic idea is that as females, we shouldn’t be pushing our own ideals of what gender equality or feminism on other females, because the moment we do that, we’re missing the point in this whole struggle.