Between the ban on burkinis and the backlash Alicia Keys received over going make-upless I find myself feeling overwhelmingly confused. Think about this… people are having heated debates about women who refuse to uncover their bodies and women who refuse to slather make-up masks on their faces.
It’s the 21 century people – why must women who do not conform to the Barbie prototype be offered up for a witch burning? This is especially scary in the context of what is going on around the world with mass shootings, hate crimes, disasters, and our current presidential election (if you can call this election presidential).
No one seems to care what men look like or wear. The fact that a woman is scrutinized under a lens of fashion speaks to our long standing paternalistic society. It is truly ridiculous.
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