I’m just so tired of feeling like I don’t live up to today’s standard of beauty. It’s not enough that I am overwhelmed by hyper-sexualized and sexist advertisement every time I step outside, but now when I am supposedly safe at home relaxing at my computer over some nice warm Facebook, I am also bombarded by these images of unreachable ideals toward which society constantly pressures me to strive.
I mean, just look at this. These are screenshots of actual sponsored ads from my own Facebook page that have targeted me just because I have probably somehow indicated womanly tendencies somewhere on my profile:
This just isn’t even fair. I was born made out of skin and eyeballs. How am I supposed to just erase that off my face and paint doll-like replacements over it to cover 2/3 of my face? This look is impossible without some seriously expensive eye socket-groove removal surgery, so that the surface of the face is flat enough to paint in 2D. You would also have to give up your sense of sight, but that may not be such a bad idea if you have to live with a face that doesn’t include the nose elongation that accentuates this look. That procedure is probably routine, if you can afford the trip to Lebanon. Otherwise, you’re out of luck, snub-nose. The pouty lips probably don’t require too much collagen if you can keep up manually pouting, which is more natural anyway. But overall, this look is just not for the proletariat, and seriously, that is so divisive. Women need to build each other up, not be pitted against each other because of economic means.
If only the bulge effect feature on my laptop’s built-in camera could be applied to my actual face. This woman has great genes, but if you’re not from her specific family, I don’t see how anyone is supposed to look like this. I’m sorry we can’t all be born to a Nicki Minaj mother and a fish father.
Can someone please tell me how I am supposed to achieve this look? How does she stay so blotchy even while indoors? I tried to replicate this by getting into a severely violent fight with an acupuncturist, but the blood on my face kept smearing off onto my collar and sleeve. Sigh, how does she get it so perfect? It drives me nuts that we human women have nothing to compare ourselves with but model-like blotchiness. Why not get a regular woman who is just regular blotchy so we can feel confident about our blotch?
Clearly Livingsocial is looking for regular Facebook women to aim for something that will never be regular. A skin cream can’t give you an elongated nose or fish eyes or blotchiness that looks like suspended bleeding. These women are no doubt beautiful, but we should love ourselves and be happy with what we’ve got. Never let this kind of unrealistic advertisement make you feel “less than.” Now, go look in the mirror at the scales on your shoulders or the prosthetic arm you have coming out of your ear or the second head you have instead of a left boob, and cherish it.