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  1. Zugzwang
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    26 Oct '18 22:43
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/26/escape-the-corset-south-korean-women-rebel-against-strict-beauty-standards

    "'Escape the corset': South Korean women rebel against strict beauty standards
    Women destroy makeup as part of backlash against culture of
    laborious skincare regimes and pressure to look perfect."

    "Cha is part of a growing movement in South Korea fighting against
    unrealistic beauty standards that call for women to spend hours
    applying makeup and perform skincare regimes that involve 10 steps
    or more at each end of the day. Among their complaints is that women
    must wake up two hours before work to ensure perfect makeup,
    meticulously removing dead skin with peeling gel and steam towels
    before beginning their regimen.

    Women sick of the laborious routine have started to post videos on
    social media of destroyed piles of cosmetics with the catch-cry
    “escape the corset”, likening makeup to the garments that were
    part of daily women’s garments for years and worked to constrain
    bodies into a uniform shape.

    The trend is part of a larger push against the country’s patriarchal
    society that has seen record numbers of women take to the streets
    to demand greater equality and fight against issues such as illegal
    filming and sexual assault."

    Brava! Down with the cosmetics industry!

    "The movement doesn’t only aim to challenge the sexual objectification
    of women, but also change the status of women as subordinate to men."
    --Lee Na-Young (professor of women's studies)
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    26 Oct '18 23:14
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/26/escape-the-corset-south-korean-women-rebel-against-strict-beauty-standards

    "'Escape the corset': South Korean women rebel against strict beauty standards
    Women destroy makeup as part of backlash against culture of
    laborious skincare regimes and pressure to look perfect."

    "Cha is part of a growing movement in South Kore ...[text shortened]... o change the status of women as subordinate to men."
    --Lee Na-Young (professor of women's studies)
    Do you have a beauty regime?
  3. Behind the scenes
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    27 Oct '18 01:29
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/26/escape-the-corset-south-korean-women-rebel-against-strict-beauty-standards

    "'Escape the corset': South Korean women rebel against strict beauty standards
    Women destroy makeup as part of backlash against culture of
    laborious skincare regimes and pressure to look perfect."

    "Cha is part of a growing movement in South Kore ...[text shortened]... o change the status of women as subordinate to men."
    --Lee Na-Young (professor of women's studies)
    The trend is part of a larger push against the country’s patriarchal
    society that has seen record numbers of women take to the streets
    to demand greater equality and fight against issues such as illegal
    filming and sexual assault."

    Brava! Down with the cosmetics industry!


    And never forget, it's the WHITE man's fault! 😠 😠 😠
  4. Standard memberDeepThought
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    27 Oct '18 05:03
    @mchill said
    The trend is part of a larger push against the country’s patriarchal
    society that has seen record numbers of women take to the streets
    to demand greater equality and fight against issues such as illegal
    filming and sexual assault."

    Brava! Down with the cosmetics industry!


    And never forget, it's the WHITE man's fault! 😠 😠 😠
    I realize that Duchess can be somewhat abrasive at times, however her OP is perfectly reasonable and Pacific Rim countries have as much of a history of female oppression as the West, if not more. She's not going to deny the history of foot binding, although she would point out that that practice was stopped by the Chinese themselves. So I don't think there's much of a basis for your criticism of the OP.

    Body shaming is a bit of a problem, especially online, and I hope for the best outcomes for the South Korean campaigners. Fight for your right to be ugly!
  5. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    27 Oct '18 14:36
    Most know the old saying:

    '"Beauty" is only skin deep - but "ugly" goes clear to the bone.'
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    27 Oct '18 14:55
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/26/escape-the-corset-south-korean-women-rebel-against-strict-beauty-standards

    "'Escape the corset': South Korean women rebel against strict beauty standards
    Women destroy makeup as part of backlash against culture of
    laborious skincare regimes and pressure to look perfect."

    "Cha is part of a growing movement in South Kore ...[text shortened]... o change the status of women as subordinate to men."
    --Lee Na-Young (professor of women's studies)
    im assuming you are not a "looker"...
  7. Standard membershavixmir
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    27 Oct '18 16:11
    Most women look better without make-up anyway.

    This drive for the ‘perfect’ body is madness. Puffed lips, breasts sticking out like spikes and nose jobs. Bloody ridiculous.

    Au natural is the way to go.
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    27 Oct '18 18:30
    @shavixmir said
    Most women look better without make-up anyway.

    This drive for the ‘perfect’ body is madness. Puffed lips, breasts sticking out like spikes and nose jobs. Bloody ridiculous.

    Au natural is the way to go.
    just spit the hair out ehh?
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