1.a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
On this planet where we are living, there is an actual redundancy of stereotypes. There are myths prevalant about every race, every religion, every gender and every country. While some of them are categorically funny, some other are actually quite offending.
Like every person in South Africa is a poor, depraved and emaciated human being. Or that every Muslim is a terrorist!
And the list is unending.
We do not even know, and this Stereotype becomes another facet of discrimination- called prejudice.
Now albeit, I have heavily versed rants about these unethical stereotypes , in my mind right now, as of now we are going to voice a tirade, on a comparitively trivial topic- one, which some of you might find funny even.
So amidst all these fatalistic stereotypes, there is a whole new class of very funny stereotypes that about 50 percent of this planet’s population faces-that 50 % being women.
And I being a woman, trying to find my catharsis,am going to take up some of your time to ‘monger’ about these myths about a woman *which are really fucking insulting*
Now, I am a woman- proud of my feminity, a typical butterfly for some. I love shopping. I love dressing up. I even love gossiping. But guess what’s my biggest gaffe-
I absolutely love make-up.
There is something in those well laid out eyeshadow palettes and those perfectly carved lipsticks that just reigns my heart. I can actually spend a thousand bucks on makeup that I do not even require- without feeling even a penny worth of guilt.
And I feel like it is nothing I need to be ashamed of.
Makeup is a freaking art you guys- it takes dedication, patience and MONEY (🙈).
But sadly makeup is actually a very demeaning practice for some.
For in our society-
The Extent of ‘Haath se nikal jaana’ ( going astray)
Is directly proportional to the layers of makeup a woman wears.
And The inteligence of that woman is inversely proportional to those layers.
So fair to say, a makeup maniac like me is deemed immature- and basically the only profession that is actually fit for me is that of a ‘Heroine’.
‘Oh, you want to be an engineer? Itna make up karke toh tu heroine hi banja.’ (You can become an actress with the amount of makeup you have on your face).
And most boys (especially) have a very weird relationship with makeup.
It is as of they are ‘Mowgli’ and my lipstick is ‘Sher Khan’.
They are actually pretty scared of makeup.
I remember I once posted a photograph of my makeup products (because #proudmom bitches),
And I got a message from a boy.
And man, was he not in hysterics!
‘THISSS MUCHH MAKEUP’ *terrified face smiley*
I was really worried for a moment- Like Brother, do you need an Ambulance?
I don’t get it- who gives you the moral responsibility to tell a girl that she wears too much make up. And then you try to throw mud at it by saying
“You look prettier without makeup. Boys don’t like girls who wear a lot of makeup.”
What the actual fuck! Why, pray tell me, why do boys think that I get all dolled up for them. Them- who do not even know that pink has several different variations. And that ‘Nude’ is a color here, not the state of being naked!
And then there were comments like-
‘Boy -I didn’t know you wear so much makeup!’
Really- so you thought I was born with purple eyelids?
What is even the level of stupidity here.
You don’t have to like makeup but you can still accept it, cum grano salis.
So here is the deal-
Just because I wear makeup- that does not make me a ‘Bimbo’. I am pretty capable of funding myself. Yes! I can even drive a car. and No! I am not searching for a husband,for crying out loud!
And I,sure as hell, am not a slatternly wannabe who wants to attract as much attention as it is humanly possible.
I do this- because I want to! None of your argument is valid.
And this is an actual plea from all of the men and women who like makeup-