Feminist Photographer Makes a Stand... By Only Taking Ugly Pictures?!
Art can be difficult to understand. Paint splattered on a canvas? Abstract art. Trash on the ground? Edgy art. Photos of hairy woman pits? According to the Huffington Post, you're practically a feminist Picasso.
A self-professed "feminist photographer" is fed up with traditional beauty standards. I know, hardly news. But what's interesting is that she decided to stand up to the "patriarchy"... by taking unsightly photos of unattractive women.
Photographer Ashley Armitage, for one, has had enough. Enough of patriarchal culture capitalizing on women's insecurities. Enough of the mainstream media- - and history of art - churning out images of bodies too perfect to occur in real life.
Trigger warning: these photos are gross. And hairy.
Oh God. Excuse me for just a second...
But wait, there's more of an explanation for why you just vomited both lungs:
"We've always been told how to look and how not to look by men," Armitage explained to the Huffington Post. "Women were always the models and muses... It's super important for us to take control of our image so that we can dismantle 'the beauty standard,' or at least step out of it."
Firstly, the modern beauty industry is run by women and gays. Everyone who was worked in cosmetics knows that. If you have an issue with it, take it up with them. When it comes to beauty, they're the most judgemental people on planet Earth. But men? Easy to please. Just don't be fat and hairy. Both things these gals clearly failed at doing.
More importantly, whether or not men find you attractive is a good gauge for whether or not you are attractive. That's your target audience... Unless you're a lesbian (my condolences to your family). Attracting men is a good thing. The only women who have a problem with this are the ones who are bad at it (see Dear Ugly, Fat Feminists: Admit it, You HATE That Men Don't Find You Attractive).
So what did these photos prove? That objectively unattractive, fat women can step in front of the camera too? We already knew that. Thanks, Tess Holliday.
Feminists are angry at men. We get it. But it's not just men who think you're ugly. It's everyone who has eyes. Also, having pit hair long enough to braid? Not helping your case. Acquaint yourself with a shaving kit. Immediately. The issue here is that feminists are demanding we tell them they're beautiful... While simultaneously saying they don't care if we think they are. And being freakishly hideous all at once. Efficient, yes. But also up-chucking gross. So what is it, "ladies"? Do these she-beasts want society's approval or not? Spoiler: the answer is yes. Except they want to be approved on a whole new set of rules. Unsightly body hair included.
Feminists project their insecurities onto a fictional regime of men. Nobody is waltzing around monitoring the length of your leg stubble. There isn't a man-patrol who checks your BMI each month to make sure you're acceptable. Let's face it, feminists. You know you're ugly. So instead of trying to better yourselves, you want to redefine beauty. You want to have your cake and eat it too. And you want five cakes. Because screw the patriarchy.