Submitted by alannathemute:
Okay. I agree with this article. For the exception of this unnescary line:
Everyone is beautiful. Except for people with asymmetrical faces. Those people should wear more make-up.
That line is unnecessary and totally undercuts the entire sentiment of the article, not to mention it’s completely abelist. I saw a comment that suggested it was really to emphasis some hidden meaning, that’s really not how it comes off. Yes, you should never judge or harrass someone over what their body looks like, regardless if they are considered skinny, chubby, fat, or somewhere in between or beyond that. We are all beautifully flawed creatures and our imperfections are simply a part of our humanity, and you have no right to judge anyone else.
Now to come to this conclusion, and then turn around and suggest that people with asymmetrical faces (people who have no more control over what their faces look like than what our bodies are predetermined to be) are not beautiful and need to wear make-up is appalling. There are many beautiful people with asymmetrical faces, and I’ve even had friends with them. There is nothing about them that should detract from their beauty as a person, or gives you any fucking right to judge them over something they have no control over.
You can tell me it was meant to be sarcastic or had a little humor to the piece, but the fact is it wasn’t funny, it was a direct form of albeism and it was disgusting. Obviously, I’m not the only one who feels this way either:
Wow, I’m offended on behalf of the group of women with asymmetrical faces. You realize that in most cases it cannot be helped, don’t you? I’ve had reconstructive surgery to try to minimize it. I have also been complimented on my good looks before and after surgery. Open your mind, please.
From my understanding, some facial forms can be harmful to health (specifically respiratory) To be honest, I’m not sure how truthful that statement is. Regardless, my friend who does have an asymmetrical face has commented that if she were to get anything done, it would be simply cosmetic. Of course, that doesn’t matter, you still had no fucking right to say that they are somehow inferior to people with symmetrical faces, and then tell them how they should lead their life.
For some reason, I see a lot of blogs and articles about equality* with this small, unseen asterisk that will inform you what type of -ism you’re going to expect to see with your eloquently written bullshit about fair treatment.
*Example of what these footnotes would denote if they really existed: Because we like to advance in total Douchebaggery and constantly negate the negative thoughts about our group onto another, this post will probably offend you if you don’t like racism, sexism, cissexism, sexualism, classism, ableism, ageism, and sizeism. Thanks!