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The Power of Paint and Powder: Brave Men's Rights Redditor takes on women and their evil deceptive makeup.

Evil woman preparing for battle.
Evil woman preparing for battle.

 

Ladies, watch out! Men’s Rights Redditor warspite88 is on to you! Your painted faces don’t fool him! Your concealer cannot conceal the truth! He knows your lips aren’t really that red! He knows your eyelids aren’t really that blue!

Yes, that’s right: it’s time for another angry MRA rant explaining to us why women wearing makeup oppresses men, somehow.

In a post with the delightfully over-the-top title “Men’s rights are directly tied to the power of paint and powder. Ill explain,” warspite88 sets forth his theory:

It is my belief that women have become so beautiful through the use of makeup that most women and men are influenced dramatically and view women more as goddess and men as dogs. The power of makeup has helped to fuel a war against men’s basic human rights.

Uh, what?

Lets face it, men are ugly compared to women, right? Many men feel sorry for women or think it is oppressive that so many women wear makeup.

I’m pretty sure most men don’t get angry when a woman puts on lipstick. That’s just you, dude. Well, you and a thousand other MRAs.

Well, if you dig really deep into history and our modern use of makeup, you will see it points to one key element of humanity, Power.

Wait. I thought female power resided in the ass, not the face. Didn’t Warren Farrell write a book about that or something?

Power to attract those you want (or label unwanted attention as harassment as a result of powder power)

Powder power? Is that like miniskirt power? You are Warren Farrell, aren’t you?

Power to influence Power to feel good about yourself (vain or not) Just a few examples

Dude, sorry to interupt your little rant here, but would it kill you to put periods at the end of your sentences?

Makeup is expensive, a huge industry, so money and making others pay for your power is in high demand.

I had no idea the women were so devious. Making men pay for their makeup, which they then use to make men pay for … more makeup. Lather, rinse, repeat. It’s ingenious. At least until the makeup-using manipulator is found dead in her apartment, lipstick tube still in her hand, crushed by the gigantic boxes of makeup she conned poor male suckers into buying for her.

[W]e see it in every day life, in relationship, those trying to get relationships. we see it in business, court rooms, churches, places of power. We see it in schools, young girls even. We see it in the media oh yes those sexy Fox women, wonder why those women were hired? Why they put on so much makeup? Take a guess boys, take a guess white knights. Take a guess MRMs.

You seem a little fixated on the Fox News women.

The power of paint and powder to influence others minds, their reactions, their actions, it is one of the most deeply rooted human aspects of power projection yet few ever take it seriously. The power of makeup to make women beautiful to seduce and control a horny man or a white knight has built kingdoms, it has destroyed kingdoms, it has had major political influence around the world for all of history.

Behold, the most powerful woman in history:

Hey there fellas!
Hey there fellas!

Weird. I feel an almost irresistible urge to buy that woman some more makeup. MUS T RESIST.

There is a reason why most women use makeup, because it gives them power, subtle, acceptable power that few men can ignore.

Women’s sexuality, it is natural and men are pawns to it because men are wired to view women as sexual objects. … So when men see a woman dolled up with makeup more often than not his head falls head over heels with lust (not love) desire (not caring).

His HEAD falls HEAD over HEELS with LUST.

His HEAD.

Let’s just think about this for a second. How does a HEAD fall head over heels? A HEAD DOESN’T HAVE HEELS IT IS JUST A HEAD.

Does it borrow some heels for the occasion? Does it hold the heels in its mouth? So many questions.

The power of beauty and charisma that comes with paint and powder changes the world.

So how is it related to mens rights?

Oh, this oughtta be good.

Go outside, yes leave your computer. Go to any public place and watch people. Watch how men react to women who are dressed sexy or wear more makeup.

Uh, ok. But then I’d have to put on some pants.

Or just watch this stuff on TV.

Yeah, on second thought, let’s not go outside at all. Let’s base our entire knowledge of how men and women interact on old sitcoms and Fox News. You know, the news channel with all those sexy Fox women.

Anyway, so how does this relate to Men’s Rights?

Men are ugly compared to women with paint and powder right? How dare men show attraction to beautiful women, they must be pigs! Right?

Uh, what? Is this your actual argument? Are you actually trying to make some sort of sense? Or are you just typing?

White Knights love beautiful women on the outside , oh yes the white knight shield of justice is like a mirror to reflect the beauty of any female even a woman who murders her husband or rapes a boy.

Wat.

But a white knights sword is dripping with the blood of innocent men who dare even attempt equality with a beautiful woman.

Damn, this got dark, really dark, all of a sudden.

The power of paint and powder, it has affected every one of you reading this at some point in your life. it will again.

Well, not if one of those white knights has stabbed you to death, I mean, yikes! But let’s not get hung up on details.

It is not evil or wrong to wear makeup in my opinion but it is important that we become aware of how much of a paint and powder worshiping society we have become.

Is it any wonder men’s rights and well being have been left far behind in society that craves women and their paint and powder? Just saying.

Just saying?

JUST SAYING?!!

THAT’S how your ending this post?

Dude, your cockamamie thesis is that evil makeup-wearing, husband-murdering, boy-raping women rule the world, while easily manipulated white knights are going around wantonly stabbing any Men’s Rights Activists they can find.

And you end your rant with “just saying?”

Really? I mean, if you’re going to put it out there, fucking put it out there! Commit to it! End with something, you know, dramatic.

“By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged!”

You know, something like that. Something cool.

End strong! End big!

Just saying.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering about that Grabthar’s hammer thing:

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tinyorc
7 years ago

Max Factor: The Make-up of Gynocratic Tyrants.

tinyorc
7 years ago

Maybe she’s born with it…

… or maybe it’s DISTILLED MALE TEARS.

vaiyt
7 years ago

Women are evil because they wear make-up which makes men attracted to them.

But if they don’t wear make-up, they’re also evil for not making themselves attractive for men.

MRAs: a thousand ways to say “we never got over the cooties phase”.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

This one is so dumb I almost feel bad about mocking him. His head fell head over heels? Really? Is he a two-headed acrobat or what?

These are your people, MRAs. These are the dumbasses who your rhetoric attracts. Look at your life, look at your choices. Feel shame.

Saphy
Saphy
7 years ago

Wow, of course, I never understood that society’s unattainable and harmful beauty standards are actually MY SOURCE OF ULTIMATE POWER!

To the makeup counter, man-slaves!

*rides off in a chariot pulled by white knights*

magnesium
magnesium
7 years ago

But if make-up has all of these magical properties, why don’t MRA’s start wearing make-up? Think of the power they would finally wield! They would literally get away with murder. It would solve every single MRA problem to date. I guess maybe they’re worried about being engulfed by the swarms of men who will be hypnotized by their eyeshadow?

This guy does realize that no one (male or female) goes in front of a TV camera without first being caked in make-up, right?

codimichel13
7 years ago

His theory kind of breaks down a bit when you consider that his archnemeses, the radical feminists, tend to wear NO makeup (along with hippie women, who also believe in total equality, by the way).

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

men are influenced dramatically and view women more as goddess and men as dogs.

Yes, because men totally see each other like this. (Warning, it’s large and a bit on the creepy side!)

Dude, sorry to interupt your little rant here, but would it kill you to put periods at the end of your sentences?

David, all the other MRAs used their allotment by putting two at the end of their sentences. There won’t be any more until the next delivery.

His HEAD falls HEAD over HEELS with LUST.

If it’s the head I suspect it is and it’s dragging around his feet, I do Not Want To Know.

So … white knights have to keep their armour polished really bright, so women can use them as mirrors (glass mirrors haven’t been invented, apparently) and they have to be careful of those swords ‘cos they’re dripping blood everywhere?

(This is why knights need squires. That’s a lot of armour maintenance.)

Is it any wonder men’s rights and well being have been left far behind in society that craves women and their paint and powder? Just saying.

Society is only het dudes* craving looking at women’s paint and powder, but somehow the men who are society have left their own rights behind.

… Wat.

*Because lesbians don’t exist, of course.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

What’s all this stuff about powder, anyway? I’ll have you know that some of us suck the resources out of men via controlling their erections without using any powder at all. I, for example, use BB cream, whereas I think our friend here is picturing something more like this.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s3n_QEqN8NU/ToSdWhaRzKI/AAAAAAAAA3w/aSIAKe60hD0/s1600/woman+with+powder+puff.jpg

Which, let’s face it, is maybe just a teensy bit outdated as a means of manslave creation. Move with the times, dude.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

I’ve actually had guys tell me I’d be so much cuter without all that “stuff” on my face, only to leave it off the next day and have them ask me if I’m sick or something. You just can’t win for losing…

Tune in next week, when this warthog takes on the deadly dangers of the French manicure, and the potent claws concealed under all those layers of polish. (Spoiler: Those rhinestone blingy-thingies can cut glass!)

Now to go put on some BB cream and coral lipgloss, and get out and MISANDER!!!

Johanna Roberts
7 years ago

Bonus points for Galaxy Quest 😀

That said, these type of rants really drive me insane because someone like me who can’t wear makeup for health reasons is always, ALWAYS called ugly and told to cover it up somehow. This rant is just… How do these guys get these ideas?

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

But if make-up has all of these magical properties, why don’t MRA’s start wearing make-up? Think of the power they would finally wield! They would literally get away with murder. It would solve every single MRA problem to date. I guess maybe they’re worried about being engulfed by the swarms of men who will be hypnotized by their eyeshadow?

Oh, probably. There’s so much homophobia in that (bowel) movement, it’s not even funny.

On the other hand, I’ve always liked me a guy who could really pull off a full face of tasteful makeup. David Bowie…Gary Numan…Nick Rhodes…David Sylvian… >fans self<

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

What if I put eyeliner on a man to make him prettier? Am I voluntarily giving him some of my power, or just enslaving him by forcing him to be more attractive to me?

(This is a thing that I have actually done, just for the record.)

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

I was picturing makeup something like this:

http://image.glamourdaze.com/2013/05/1920s-makeup-ad.jpg

gilshalos
7 years ago

Even when I was having relationships, I never used makeup. Somehow I had relationships with men anyway, but it must be the reason I ended up without my own manslave.
Argh! The missed opportunites for bathing in the tears of a 1000 men!
Nah, I’d have hated having manslaves, and am quite happy being single and living alone.

bunnybunny
bunnybunny
7 years ago

I feel like this guy is really proud of the rhetorical value of “paint and powder” even though the phrase evokes “clown makeup” more than it does “21st century cosmetics.”

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

I wonder if he thinks that women literally just sit there with a tube of oil paint and a brush and go to town. Why go all the way to Sephora when you can just stop off at the art supply store on your way home?

Flying Mouse
Flying Mouse
7 years ago

Which, let’s face it, is maybe just a teensy bit outdated as a means of manslave creation. Move with the times, dude.

Seriously. I think the last time I saw someone refer to makeup as “paint” was when I read Cheaper by the Dozen in sixth grade. Is warspite88 a time traveler from the 1920’s? Will he soon be complaining about how a girl will let you buy her phosphates at the soda fountain ’til the cows come home, but she’ll never wear your fraternity pin?

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

That’s why I always do my make up in a blood and woad motif.
http://i.imgur.com/1bEKyK9.png

In the meantime, the people actually getting away with killing and raping in the world that exists outside of this MRAsshole’s fevered imagination are men. The cop that murdered a man on the street for selling cigarettes was a man. The rapist that got probation for raping a 14 yr old girl was a man. How do these tinfoil fedora wearers manage to maintain their outlandish conspiracy theories while rejecting reality? I really want to know.

Puddleglum
7 years ago

Does it borrow some heels for the occasion? Does it hold the heels in its mouth? So many questions.

Okay, this made me laugh out loud. Now I’m visualizing the bouncing heads from Spirited Away holding heels in their mouths as they bound away…

Anarchonist
Anarchonist
7 years ago

Another great post, David. I’m glad that between all the vile misogyny and blatant bigotry you encounter on a daily basis, you sometimes encounter hilariously off the charts ignorant stuff such as this. It’s just as spectacularly wrong as anything your average MRA might pull out of his ass, but at least it’s silly enough to warrant a smile.

@kittehserf:

David, all the other MRAs used their allotment by putting two at the end of their sentences. There won’t be any more until the next delivery.

Bwahaha! That was perfect.

BTW: Is the delivery day for all manosphere stuff every Manday?

Bad pun is bad. Going to a corner to think about what I’ve done.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

BTW: Is the delivery day for all manosphere stuff every Manday?

I don’t know, but I know it isn’t Caterday.

Emil W.
7 years ago

Look, warspite88, I am a “white knight” by any misogynist’s definition, and I don’t like makeup. To me it seems like hiding, pretending, conforming; those are not activities I value. Though on the other hand I have to admit it’s none of my business if a woman (or a man for that matter – shocking idea) wants to wear makeup, for whatever reason.

Long story short, I think you’re full of crap.

(I would post this response directly to warspite88, but that would involve giving Reddit traffic.)

Ally S
7 years ago

It is my belief that women have become so beautiful through the use of makeup that most women and men are influenced dramatically and view women more as goddess and men as dogs. The power of makeup has helped to fuel a war against men’s basic human rights.

The sexualization of women’s bodies has no doubt has an impact on social relations, but the result is that women are viewed as sex that must be obtained by men. That’s not power, that’s objectification and rape culture.

Many men feel sorry for women or think it is oppressive that so many women wear makeup. Well, if you dig really deep into history and our modern use of makeup, you will see it points to one key element of humanity, Power.

The only men I have ever seen call makeup anything close to “oppressive” are the same men who tell women that they are obligated to look “natural” because “guys don’t care about makeup.” So…yeah.

Power to attract those you want (or label unwanted attention as harassment as a result of powder power)

Yeah, such a privilege of mine to label my experiences of harassment as harassment.

Power to influence Power to feel good about yourself (vain or not) Just a few examples

TIL self-esteem is literally a measure of institutionalized power. Ok.

Women’s sexuality, it is natural and men are pawns to it because men are wired to view women as sexual objects. … So when men see a woman dolled up with makeup more often than not his head falls head over heels with lust (not love) desire (not caring).

Men are merely “pawns” when they literally dehumanize women in order to find them attractive? Ok…

It is not evil or wrong to wear makeup in my opinion but it is important that we become aware of how much of a paint and powder worshiping society we have become.

Oh, but you see, the worship of makeup is but one aspect of the institutionalization of women’s butt power. Please focus on the real issue here.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

Easy, breezy, misandry, Cover Girl!

I too wondered why MRAs don’t just wear makeup if it’s such a shortcut to unchecked power.

Women’s sexuality, it is natural and men are pawns to it because men are wired to view women as sexual objects.

Citation needed dude. I think you might just be projecting your own attitudes towards women onto every other man.

This guy sees himself, a man as a dog. He has multiple heads. Is he Cerberus?

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

Johanna Roberts

“That said, these type of rants really drive me insane because someone like me who can’t wear makeup for health reasons is always, ALWAYS called ugly and told to cover it up somehow. This rant is just… How do these guys get these ideas?”

I’m so sorry to hear that ::hugs::
these guys just HATE women. They can’t stand us being happy or having any power. And they kinda have some misandry going on too. But they’re mostly just using ‘science’ to excuse men behavior towards women.

I saw this poster by the mras that it says: “just because you’re on your period doesn’t give you the right to hit” or something like that and I was like BUTT SCIENCE!

So yeah anyway you can’t win with these guys

Falconer
7 years ago

oh yes the white knight shield of justice is like a mirror to reflect the beauty of any female

And if you shine it on Redeads, they freeze and you can kill them easy.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

I guess Tammy Faye Bakker was the most powerful woman in the world?

Julie (ᴍᴄ) Galliard (@mcjulie)

Hamlet expressed an opinion very like this dude’s — “God has given you one face and you make yourselves another.” So, you know, it’s not exactly a fresh sentiment.

Also, has this guy never heard of drag queens?

Johanna Roberts
7 years ago

@fruitloopsie

Yeah, it’s a no-win situation of the worst kind. And holy shit, that’s a terrible poster. o.O And yet not surprising when it comes from such rare intellectual stock. Well, I wish it was rare. Opinions like this do seem way too common. But yeah, I have lupus and while I don’t get an obvious butterfly rash, I get sores and hives from time to time and I can’t wear make up because it makes it worse, not better. And when I go out without fail some guy will make a comment on it, if not to me to my husband because that woman in the wheel chair obviously can’t be talked to! (Or something) Long story short, the attitude drives me insane. We don’t exist to be judged solely on our looks.

quantumscale
7 years ago

Makeup that is literally powerful:

http://cosmeticsandskin.com/aba/glowing-complexion.php

Shiraz
Shiraz
7 years ago

Eh, I hate when someone likens make-up usage to lying. Give me a fucking break.

Julie (ᴍᴄ) Galliard (@mcjulie)

Also… don’t these guys hate feminists because we don’t always wear makeup & stuff? How much cognitive dissonance can one little brain hold?

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

http://youtu.be/lET-WXTsSwc

WWTH
“This guy sees himself, a man as a dog. He has multiple heads. Is he Cerberus?”

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121126182851/disney/images/4/4a/Hercules-disneyscreencaps.com-9426.jpg

Incognita Secunda
7 years ago

Obvious solution to this dilemma: Men need to start wearing makeup. Then women will become their unwitting sex slaves and be forced into the makeup-buying role, instead.

The battle of the sexes will be won by Maybelline.

Ally S
7 years ago

Speaking of makeup, when I have more money I’m going to try to wear goth makeup. I’ve always wanted dark lipstick, and I think even now I can pull off a decent goth look. First I need to get better at using foundation, though. Last time I got it in my eyebrows on accident. X_X

leftwingfox
7 years ago

I wonder, do guys who think this way believe that there exists women who look like magazine cover shots when they wake up? Or are they just looking for an excuse to call women evil liars?

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

Can I apply makeup to my ass? That seems easier than learning the Imperius curse.

Shiraz
Shiraz
7 years ago

**Giggle** Yeah, Ally, been there. It’s especially noticeable if you’re a brunette, like I am. Try a very light swipe of Vaseline on each eyebrow before applying foundation. It should do the trick.

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

Emil, WTF does what you like women to wear/look like have to do with anything? We don’t need notes from your boner either.

Shiraz,
Me too. Men commonly shave and that alters the appearance of their faces. They trim their nose hair and unruly eyebrow hairs. They get tats. They use mouth wash, cologne, etc for strictly cosmetic reasons and no one calls them conformist, lying, pretending so & sos.

But women get this:

http://www.memecenter.com/fun/2204451/1-for-the-author-great-gal

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

“I am a better, less sexist kind of man because I tell women that my penis prefers them without makeup.”

No. You fail feminism and must retake all 101 level courses before commenting again.

Emil W.
7 years ago

Lea, it has to do with what I like. I apologize if I gave the impression that I think my opinion matters to anyone but myself. I was just trying to show in the simplest terms how people have different opinions and tastes and can’t be reduced to “men”, “white knights” and “evil women” the way our warspite88 seems to think.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

Pro tip – random feminists commenting on a blog are very rarely interested in what random men think about what we put on our faces. This should be obvious, but apparently it needs to be restated regularly in every feminist space ever.

ladyrainicorn517
ladyrainicorn517
7 years ago

I will NEVER EVER EVER understand this argument: “Women buy lots of things, therefore men/Betas/the government are buying women lots of things.” Huh?

carswell
carswell
7 years ago

The power of makeup to make women beautiful to seduce and control a horny man or a white knight has built kingdoms, it has destroyed kingdoms, it has had major political influence around the world for all of history.

If only Helen of Troy had put down the rouge…

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

Well, this guy does think that women still use “powder and paint”, so perhaps he is visiting us from a time period during which women were not yet allowed to have their own bank accounts.

Emil W.
7 years ago

And by the way, I don’t trim my nose hair or eyebrows, I don’t have tattoos, I don’t use cologne, I limit my oral hygiene to the barest minimum to not make my dentist angry with me, and when it comes to shaving I tend to put it off until I can make excuses like “everyone will think I don’t care about them enough to look presentable if I don’t shave” or “I’ll be less hot if I shave” to justify it. I am, you might say, committed to honesty.

Though I reiterate this doesn’t give me any right to tell anyone else how to look or act.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

TIL that the oppressive and narrow beauty standards that women are held to is actually a source of power.

And here I thought that the constant pressure to look like a young, thin, white, air-brushed model from a fashion magazine, or else, as a woman, one is worthless was, y’know, a symptom of a bigoted and oppressive society.

And of course, it’s always better to (attempt to) “influence Power” than actually, directly have any kind of power yourself. Better to just powder your nose and put on your lipstick and hope a man finds you pretty enough to give the time of day than actually be able to decide what todo with your life yourself.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

We should start powdering our magic butts, then we’d really rule the world. Mwah hah hah, and so on.

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