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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.

I see... so, here's the thing. Do I think we should be encouraging all women to walk away from mediocre men? From mediocre, or even horrible relationships? Yes. Do I think we should be encouraging women to keep their own names? Yes.

But there are still many places in the world where it's extremely difficult for single women, or even women in relationships with one another, to get by. Particularly in developing countries and impoverished places, but even more developed countries like Japan for example. There are lots of women out there who are even dealing with arranged marriages or were married off as a child. So I think it's a little classist to be broadly anti-marriage when these pressures still exist on a wide scale. I've heard them say similar things on the FDS podcast, for example.

If she's a domestic violence survivor, and she's still saying "actually my life is way easier after getting married," personally I'm more inclined to say "what are the factors making her life so fucking difficult she feels the need to tie herself to a man in order to survive?" But that being said I haven't actually seen her discussing this so maybe I don't actually know what her take is.