hot take: don't demonize people who do things to customize their appearance. this includes plastic surgery and hair loss treatment
@SuricrasiaOnline Everyone should be able to walk around as they please without being judged for it. Whether that be colourful or boring or crossdressing or replacing private bits to match their identity or commit to the beauty standards praised by the fashion industry. "Looking ridiculous" shouldn’t be a thing.
@SuricrasiaOnline my problems with those bodily adjustments is how they play into dominant physical modes, attraction, and anti-body-positivity.
@SuricrasiaOnline I don't think I'd demonize them. I'd use them as example to other people considering bodily adjustments to reconsider.
@SuricrasiaOnline plenty of people get bodily adjustments for non-vanity reasons, too. Which I have no problem with.
@fox @johnpierremaeli oh for sure. the pressure to make people feel bad about their appearance is terrible. however I would also argue against thinking that people are "giving in" to that pressure when they do cosmetic surgery. that makes a very strong assumption about what their motivations are. and when you don't know this person, you cannot know that
@SuricrasiaOnline @johnpierremaeli certainly individuals shouldn't be held responsible, akin to how trans people shouldn't be attacked or whatever for assimilating to gender roles. I think the class thing is pretty key though since access is generally determined by how much time and money one has. also being more rich gives you more freedom from societal expectations as well as ability to dictate those expectations.
@SuricrasiaOnline @johnpierremaeli A friend of mine was so self-conscious about her breast augmentation she timed it with a job change so she wouldn’t take shit at work. I was the only friend she could discuss it with. Everybody else told her she was maiming herself, antifeminist, etc.
She’s sweet and funny and brilliant. It makes me sad so few people wanted to allow her sovereignty over her own body.
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