having seen Thor 2 four times now, it’s time to make a post about it
Anonymous asked: /post/64727385891/whydontihatemarrymyself-vajoochie-how-do why did you add michael fassbender's name to this?
(Here’s the original post, btw:)
how do boys look good without makeup
thats it. thats literally it. entirely. for serious though
I tagged this with “Michael Fassbender” because he’s the ULTIMATE current example of a male celebrity who is considered to be attractive/handsome but technically looks quite “bad” a lot of the time. Like, he has lots of scars and skin blemishes, he doesn’t shave very well, his hair usually looks messy, and he looks older/wrinklier than his age (in Hollywood years, anyway).
This is the way he looks “naturally”, but more importantly, he’s marketed with this appearance when promoting his work, with none of his physical “flaws” disguised or photoshopped away. This is particularly noticeable with his most recent movie, The Counselor.
Here’s the official Fassbender poster:
And here are the official posters for his female co-stars:
Fassbender is 36. Diaz is 41. Cruz is 39. Fassbender’s poster shows him looking “grizzled” and “manly” — ie, with natural skin. Diaz and Cruz have been photoshopped to have the skin of a CGI mannequin. This is a pretty extreme example, but it’s DEFINITELY true that there is no female celebrity on earth who looks like the ~equivalent~ of Michael Fassbender. We’re taught to see “flawed” or older men as handsome, whereas women are expected to be flawless and perpetually young, particularly when it comes to stuff like skin tone (which shows up super easily on high-definition screens) and signs of aging.
I’m not saying “Michael Fassbender is too ugly to be a celebrity” or anything like that, I was just pointing out that his brand of ~attractiveness~ is super relevent to the original post. Men don’t “look better without makeup,” we’re just socialised to accept men the way they look naturally, while the normal/”natural” look for women generally requires you to do some basic maintenance like concealer, eyebrow-plucking, hair conditioning, etc.
It is December 6th, and I remember.
I was 13 years old when Marc Lépine opened fire and murdered 14 women for being at engineering school when he wasn’t. He blamed feminism for the situation he was in, and murdered these women for being in non-traditional jobs, for being there.
Every year, the memorials I go to are different. Some are quiet - I remember several winters in the snow, holding candles and reciting names like a talisman against violence.
Geneviève Bergeron, 21 years old. Hélène Colgan, 24 years old. Nathalie Croteau, 24 years old.
When I was younger, they seemed impossibly mature and sophisticated. I used to imagine them laughing and enjoying university, cut down without warning. Now that I’m 35, they seem so young, and I wonder if they were afraid."
Self reblog from last year. Still worth reading. Still remembering.