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At one point she talks about "ornamentation" and how it's common, even in the animal kingdom... I'm not so sure I agree with that.

For instance, in the animal kingdom, is it really that common for animals to use objects to adorn themselves? I mean I guess it's a thing that happens, according to her. But the only example that really comes to mind is crabs who stick anemones on their backs. But that's a defense thing, isn't it?

For two, even in species with natural flashy mating displays (peacocks, hooded seals etc.) it's overwhelmingly the male of the species who develops such an appearance. So by that logic, it's going against nature for women to be heavily adorned, especially in a species where the males are minimally adorned.

Also y'know, maybe you could make a case for independent jewelry crafters, but the cosmetics industry hates women. There's really no way around it.

That being said, I can disagree on that one point without insulting her intelligence or making sweeping generalizations about certain types of women! Imagine that! I've seen some of the bullying she's been receiving, and it's frankly disgusting. From women calling themselves "radfems," no less.
She's a welcome voice in the GC feminist community as far as I'm concerned, and I love hearing her perspective on motherhood. It's also great to have some bisexual representation happening, even if she's still ashamed to call herself bi at the moment. She's clearly an intelligent and strong woman who's doing her best to walk in truth and provide some quality GC analysis for us all.

the cosmetics industry hates women. There's really no way around it.

That's one big issue I have with make up. I don't wear make up for most of the time anymore, but I think it's pretty cool and interesting as a subculture signifier (e.g. goths), but the industry is really problematic. It's controlled by men, it promotes and preys on women's insecurities, and there's a bunch of issues with ethics. Not to even mention the fake stuff around that is even more harmful.

There are plenty of stuff I don't agree with Brittany, like her stance on marriage I find really problematic, but at the same time she has so much experience with motherhood, I think it's really important in feminism. I've learned quite a lot from her. Speaking as a child free woman who leans towards separatism, I don't think there's feminism without protecting mothers. The way she talks and presents herself can also reach women and girls who are not exactly going after feminist literature. It's really upsetting to see her being attacked by so called feminsits.

Same pretty much re: makeup. It's cool when used for theatrical purposes, but I don't think there's a way of commercializing it without it being evil.

There are plenty of stuff I don't agree with Brittany, like her stance on marriage I find really problematic

Oh? What's her stance on marriage?

Speaking as a child free woman who leans towards separatism, I don't think there's feminism without protecting mothers.

Also same. I appreciate what she has to say, I hope she continues with her videos.

What's her stance on marriage?

She believes marriage protects women. It is crazy that she thinks that, considering that she's a victim of domestic violence herself, and violence against women happens mostly inside the home.