First of all, the whole entire world is critical of the way women look. Whether you are a supermodel, a teenager or even Secretary of State, if you’re a female, there are people all around you ready to tell you how bad your body looks. Secondly, the idea that women are valuable only for their their beauty permeates nearly every facet of modern society, from the billboards we walk past to the social media we use daily. And this idea that women should be reduced to their appearance originated almost entirely in the minds and actions of men. And it is still largely perpetuated today by men – who run over 90% of our media.
So to say women are their own “worst critics” when it comes to beauty puts the blame on women for a beauty-obsessed, body-shaming and misogynistic world created and maintained largely by dudes.
jon/ygritte uni au because i can’t draw anything but aus
There drew he forth the brand Excalibur,
And o’er him, drawing it, the winter moon,
Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth
And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt:
For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks,
Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work
Of subtlest jewellery.- Morte D’Arthur
“So you turn into a bloody mermaid every full moon.”
Zayn nods, and he doesn’t know how else to explain it. There he is, tail and all, he had to go swoop in and save Louis’ clumsy ass.
“Yes,” Zayn sighs, “Don’t tell anyone.”
“Not even Niall? not even - “
“No, nobody Tomlinson, I mean it.”
Louis sighs. “It all makes sense now, this is why we can never reach ya! You’re out doing mermaid business! Mermaid’s a good look on you.”
Zayn rolls his eyes. “Shut it or I’ll drown you.”
“It was a compliment!” Louis says.
Zayn rolls his eyes again; of all people, Louis Tomlinson had to be the one to find out he was a mermaid.