Most manosphere misogynists have a love-hate relationship with cosmetics for women — they love to hate them. As far as the typical MGTOW or Men’s Rights Redditor is concerned, makeup is a devious and deceptive tool women use to look prettier than they really are. Using makeup is akin to fraud, and probably should be outlawed or something.
But it turns out that not all of these dudes think so negatively of makeup. Instead, some Red Pill dissidents see wearing makeup as something like a duty for otherwise ugly women — because their only job in the world is to look pretty for men, and makeup makes them look hot or at least passable.
In a recent thread in the PurplePillDebate subreddit devoted to the proposition that “Girls not wearing make-up should be normalised, a commenter called Jax_Gatsby lamented that the beauty industry
literally profits off women’s insecurities. Some women can’t even leave the house without it on, and the thing is it doesn’t actually do women any real favours. Sure it makes you look better, but everyone knows (you included) that that isn’t the real you. Its a mask.
But several commenters weren’t having it. As far as they were concerned, women wearing makeup are actually doing themselves and men in general a favor. Because looking good is the only thing they — or at least some of them — are actually good at.
Another commenter offered a more detailed argument for makeup, and basically against women.
These weren’t exactly popular opinions to the makeup-skeptical crowd; last I checked, TheLaziestPeon’s comment won him all of zero upvotes; Shreddit’s got a negative five.
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