remember when the poison status was intense as fuck and you had to rush your poisoned pokemon to a pokemon center and the game would make that awful fucking noise that made you feel bad for allowing such a thing to happen to your pokemon
Eye luminosity is the “new” sign of youth, eh? Well I guess this is one more thing that women have to add to the long list of old fears we’re taught to worry about when it comes to aging: Not only do I need this product in order to keep my eyes bright, I also have to worry about wrinkles, grey hair, yellow teeth, brittle nails, saggy skin, big pores, a fat stomach, jiggly thighs, low hanging boobs, cellulite, hairy legs…right? Cuz ew, who wants to get old?
It’s not like aging happens to everyone, it’s not like aging is a natural part of life or anything. “Youth” is totally the only worthwhile period of our lives, so we must hold onto it forever! But only women have to think about this stuff, of course. Don’t worry guys - You can keep your dull eyes for all we care. You’ll be young as long as you drive a convertible and drink beer.
So never forget that “Youth is in your genes,” which is apparently the reason why you need to buy this product in order to be youthful, and…uh…Didn’t think that tagline completely through, did you, Lancome? On second thought, maybe I’ll stick to my genes and just let them do their own work.
This response is an example of beauty shaming. Obviously aging is a part of nature but sometimes people want to prolong their youth in more ways than one; why are you trying to make them feel guilty about it? There are people out there whose appearances age earlier than the average person, so why not purchase rejuvenating products?
And maybe some women weren’t taught to fear that stuff; maybe it’s inherent. People who don’t like change; who are afraid of it. Aging takes a mental toll on people and can severely alter their self-esteem. Whether you want to admit it or not (to yourself or others), there will be features of yourself you flat-out cannot embrace and will want to change.
I get what you’re trying to say, but your tone suggests people should be ashamed if they want to buy this product and products like it.
I’m afraid that I don’t agree at all - Youth is not necessary for beauty.
The criticism here is directed towards the advertisement and the way that Lancome, as a company, pressures women into fearing age. People “don’t like to change” because consumer culture like this has taught us that it’s ugly, horrible and something to be avoided. This idea that old is ugly didn’t simply pop out of thin air - It’s not inherent to us, this fear has not always existed in all societies. It’s the effect of living within a culture that says women are only valuable as long as they are young, beautiful and sexually available to straight men.
Women are (or should be) free to control their appearance and their bodies however they see fit. That choice is the important part. The problem here is that advertisements like this do not imply any choice. They instead push youth as the only legitimate and acceptable form of beauty, thus feeding into society’s pressure for women to conform to youthful beauty standards and never visibly age. This one ad wouldn’t be such a problem if it stood alone, but it’s only one straw on the camel’s back.
Instead of teaching women that they need to buy cosmetics in order to fix up their ugly old faces, it’s important to directly and visibly acknowledge that there’s nothing wrong with getting older. You don’t need bright eyes in order to be beautiful. You don’t need Lancome in order to feel happy with your appearance. Once you’ve accepted your body, then you can change it however you want without fear. But you don’t deserve to feel worthless or ugly just because you don’t have this “new visible sign of youth” that cosmetic companies are trying to sell you. Any happiness that the cosmetic brings you will be fleeting unless you start to examine the root reasons for why you feel that you need it.
"can men and women really be just friends??" straight people are so weird
Ok, so I don’t know how I ended up here and woah!
And also they made this
There’s even a granny!
(there’s a guy who looks like Hulk btw)
and there are
THEY MADE THOR
And there’s also this which made me laugh
i think we found the opposite of nash greir