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Casey Quinlan @andreaofalbany ?

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"I was reading Women’s Health magazine because I received a free issue in my bag of goodies from a conference for women in communications a couple weeks ago. I liked what I read about wild rice being better for you [...]" · View
  • Casey Quinlan commented on the blog post Catcalling   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    I don’t know if it’s really about sexuality most of the time. I think it’s about control and the privilege someone must feel to yell at a stranger and let them know what they think of their body parts. No one is saying it’s wrong to feel attraction. But if I see a young man [...]

  • Casey Quinlan commented on the blog post Hypothetical man voice more powerful than mine   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Sorry if I was a bit overzealous in my reply, I should have been more sensitive in my explanation.

  • Casey Quinlan commented on the blog post Hypothetical man voice more powerful than mine   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    This is an interesting observation and one that we don’t think about too much. One of my friends recounted to me that she told a man in a bar she was a lesbian but that wasn’t enough. He kept saying he had a big penis. He was fully incapable of comprehending that someone might not [...]

  • Casey Quinlan commented on the blog post Lipstick Feminism: One Gal’s Take   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I apologize if it seemed my comment was directed towards you. I was addressing a point of view that sees all expression through makeup and clothes as a capitulation to men, or sees fashion as being one type of style. I agree with the idea that people shouldn’t be purchasing things just to feel accepted [...]

  • Casey Quinlan commented on the blog post Lipstick Feminism: One Gal’s Take   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I suppose I’m one of the few commenters on here who views makeup and fashion as away to get away from conformity and traditional beauty, strange as that may sound. Don’t get me wrong, I know that the fashion and cosmetics industry and every brand within it is working towards profit, not progress and I [...]

  • I was reading Women’s Health magazine because I received a free issue in my bag of goodies from a conference for women in communications a couple weeks ago. I liked what I read about wild rice being better for you than brown rice, but not what I read about how women should apply makeup for [...]

  • Casey Quinlan posted an update:   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    I was reading Women’s Health magazine because I received a free issue in my bag of goodies from a conference for women in communications a couple weeks ago.

    I liked what I read about wild rice being better for you than brown rice, but not what I read about how women should apply makeup for job interviews. I think what crossed the line for me was the argument about makeup and women’s priorities. I don’t disagree that somewhere between Pam Anderson and Pam from The Office (though I kind of like how Pam from The Office looks) is the ”sweet spot” WH speaks of. But once they argue that ”Heavy makeup may suggest misplaced priorities: You care more about looking good than working hard,” This is straight sexist stereotyping about women. WH is talking about perception but when WH tells women to play into perceptions instead of standing up for ourselves and demanding we be taken seriously, AND remind our potential employers that it takes 10 seconds to apply lipstick, well that bothers me.

    Apparently a woman can’t even wear a rose colored lipstick and be listened to because only tinted lip balm or a sheer lip stain will do, because painted lips say ”kiss me, not promote me.” Employers will be ”distracted from what you’re saying.”

    When men want to keep women out of any male dominated space, historically they call women a distraction. Many women have felt they need to look more like men to be taken seriously. And it isn’t right, and Women’s Health shouldn’t passively tolerate it.

    http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty-and-style/natural-makeup

  • Casey Quinlan became a registered member   3 years, 6 months ago · View

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