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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: SmurfRider
Can i just check.
Is this whole tread just some tong in cheek trolling or do you really believe that make-up is a driving force behind transsexuals?
I used hyperbole to draw attention & make a point. I fully stand by everything I've said in this thread, which includes now several responses to my feelings on the transsexual community.
think that it is a transsexual issue though. If makeup didn't exist, men wouldn't have a way of truly making themselves look like women, at least facially. Thus if makeup never existed, maybe transsexuals wouldn't exist & we wouldn't have 10 threads a day on it.
Makeup works because it’s a good lie. In much of the animal kingdom, females advertise their youth, health and sexual availability through physical signals. Whether it be red rumps, special scents or elaborate behaviors, girls of the animal world know that sex sells, and they make it well known to the men in the area that they are ready for and capable of producing some stellar offspring. Like a peacock strutting his feathers, women do this to convince the opposite sex that they’re a good choice for a mate. But in humans, these signals are far less pronounced. Women’s bodies don’t advertise fertility loudly like our closest relatives. Instead, it’s almost impossible to tell if a woman is ovulating – almost. There are subtle signs if you know what to look for, and even though they might not realize that they realize it, men (and women!) do take notice. Studies have shown that women’s faces are more attractive to both sexes during the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle. Makeup works because it exaggerates or even completely fabricates these signs of fertility and sexual availability, thus making a woman seem more appealing.
But, I hear my female readers saying, MY (boyfriend/husband/whoever) says that I look prettier without makeup! Well, it’s true that when you poll men about their makeup preferences, as many as one in five says their significant other wears way too much makeup, while one in ten wishes that women didn’t wear makeup at all. While that’s certainly a nice sentiment, their actions speak louder than their words. Study after study has found that when shown pictures of women with and without their makeup, men consistently rate images with makeup as more attractive, confident, and healthier. Men also think women wearing makeup come off as more intelligent and having higher earning potentials and more prestigious jobs. I’m not saying wearing makeup is more likely to get you hit on at a bar… but Nicolas Guéguen is. He found women wearing makeup were approached sooner and by more men.
originally posted by: SmurfRider
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Oh I'm well aware, which is why I think that if humans had NEVER had it, we'd live in a very different world today. Probably a better one.
Also, I'm a misanthropic nihilist. I'd prefer no society to the one we currently suffer in. I'm not sure makeup can be seen merely as an improvement on an existing product (can't remember your exact wording) but maybe if we had never tried to improve humanity in such a way we'd be more accepting of our fellow humans as a whole, for who they are born as rather than using makeup to try & make ourselves something we aren't.
Thanks a lot makeup!