Welcome once again to radical discussions, where Femi A and Femi J have a series of arguments about various controversial and life changing topics. The rules of war are simple – we both choose a side and the debate begins.
Feel free to join in, but we do warn you that this battle ground is only for the open minded.
Now that we have our usual introduction out of the way, let’s jump into the discussion:
Do women need make-up or any other form of cosmetic enhancement?
My answer to this is no. What exactly do women ‘need’ make up for? While i can understand a few of the reasons why women use make up – insecurity, beauty enhancement, peer pressure, to find a man etc, none of these reasons are substantial enough when one analyses the nature of make-up itself.
What i find most interesting about make-up, is the fact that most women that wear it would have a problem if their 5 year old daughter uses it. So i ask, why is that? What is it about the nature of make-up that is so popularly accepted amongst adults, yet when it comes to allowing its use freely amongst kids there is all of a sudden a problem. The few things i know that fall under this category are things like alcohol, cigarrettes, restricted films, clubbing etc, where it is accepted that these items can be used only when one “becomes of age” – sitting amongst this category of elements, we find make-up.
Clearly there must be some sort of sinister element to it, if the general public would find it strange to see toddlers wearing make up. I can only assume that this is because it would attract the wrong kind of attention and it will illustrate that the childs focus is on the wrong things.
During the course of this discussion i hope to shed more light on the fickle nature of make-up, the problems with it, as well as explore plastic surgery and other more interesting forms of cosmetic enhancement in order to prove to you that these things are not only unnecessary, but they actually do more harm than good.
Femi J – Your move 🙂
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