“You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.”
well, good thing males aren’t constantly faced with pressure to be handsome and masculine and muscular from everyone. i would have thought this was a two-way street until you pointed it out to me, feminist post on tumblr.