Same person but when I am perceived as "male" and am purchasing "skin care" products often I get an odd look, asked if the product is for my GF, or at times I even get laughed at. However if I am perceived as "female" salespeople literally will try to shove these products into my hands. Insisting that as a "woman" I need to prevent against the signs of aging. In the fashion world especially I am constantly told to maintain a skin routine because aging = career death. -------------------------------------
I am so torn on this one as a "Gender Capitalist". It seems either way I'm perceived I lose. On one hand "Women" are told that the natural process of their body changing is ugly and bad. They are charged a ton of money to fight against this via beauty creams and cosmetics. It's very expensive to be a "female". But yet as a "man"- while I'm told that aging is sexy and I get to have the self confidence- I am ridiculed for nurturing myself. I let my body degrade, skin tear and sag, literally because I am told that to take care of it is for sissies. One sex perception leads to longevity and vitality. The other leads to confidence and thousands of dollars in savings. What do you think?
#purpletale#5StepsFacial#FACEthetruth#lovetheskinyourein#CaughtInTheMiddle#gendercapitalism#genderfluid#genderdoesntrulyexist#lgbt#qpiadkh#facialwithpurpletale (this shoot was funded by @hellopurpletale. $ is donated to LGBTQ Metropolitan Youth Shelter. Because that's how we do it!) shot by AJ Mattioli from @wordsthefilm
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