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S.Korean women smash make-up and patriarchy

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In South Korean beauty standards are oppressive and one in three young women have had plastic surgery. But slowly things are changing – one chopped up lipstick at a time.
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Makeup does not necessarily conflict with feminism, but I can understand why some might feel the need to go to such extremes.
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It has become such heavy shackles that they will need to break out of it first. The destroying part could signal the end of living up to others' expectations. See it as a ritual. It doesn't mean they will never wear makeup again, but simply that they will dress and wear makeup for themselves instead of others.
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The make-up regime can also become tiresome.
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It's so not necessary to destroy like this. Not environmental friendly, and not economical.
Ok, you don't want to use it. Then give it to someone or do some thing with it but to destroy? nah, bleh. It's so not necessary to destroy like this. Not environmental friendly, and not economical.
Ok, you don't want to use it. Then give it to someone or do some thing with it but to destroy? nah, bleh.
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Please send me your lipsticks and I will dispose of them in the appropriate way.
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This is absolutely fantastic! Love that all of these girls are taking a stand.
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Why not give away? Surely people would be interested to get something decent if they didn't want to buy especially at a place like this. Unnecessary waste is not a message.
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Why all this waste - you can also donate all these products while still protesting?
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Fair play to them, brave beautiful young women being made to feel unacceptably imperfect in their own skin, its disgraceful.
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A matter of time, until some feminist group comes and tells us that men forced women to wear makeup. Tell your wife or girlfriend not to wear makeups, it is not good for their skin. They will do it anyway with the stupidest arguments (cannot go outside like a witch, oh my god, how am I looking, competition between women etc.) This is something women should clarify with their selves.
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