- No Make up selfies.
If you’re lucky you may not have seen the latest craze going on Facebook, where women are posting pictures of themselves to “raise awareness of cancer”
Now, is it me? Or does this do bugger all to “raise awareness”?! And is mostly attention seeking?
I only came across it yesterday when my girlfriend was tagged and nominated. We both ranted at how stupid it was and that no one was posting any useful information about cancer checks you can do or links to sites where you can donate.
She then posted links to information about self checks and promised to post a picture once some money was raised
Yes I can see the argument about Movemeber being similar, but at least that raises money. In my opinion the no make up selfies are just a way of getting attention and compliments from your friends
Am I right or am I wrong?Posted 3 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Sorry, but I can’t see the difference between this and Movember either. I’m sure that most guys taking part in that don’t actually raise any money and, though I’ve yet to see any of these selfies, the fact that you’ve posted this has already “raised awareness”.
Anyway, wasn’t this just an excuse to post the words “my girlfriend”?Posted 3 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I’d completely forgotten about cancer until now. Oh, wait, no I hadn’t.
Also, doesn’t this reinforce the idea that women should otherwise be wearing make-up if ever there is a chance they’ll be photographed? So glad that I married someone who never wear make-up.Posted 3 years agoMSPSubscriber
I think “awareness” of cancer issues for women was raised a long time ago, it isn’t an issue where non specific awareness campaigns are of any real use anymore.
The movember thing looked at what happened with breast cancer campaigns 20-30 years ago and tried to emulate that in raising awareness of male cancer. But even in that it now needs to take the campaign and start focusing more on the information it spreads rather than just being a non specific mustache parade.Posted 3 years agochakapingSubscriber
Also, doesn’t this reinforce the idea that women should otherwise be wearing make-up if ever there is a chance they’ll be photographed? So glad that I married someone who never wear make-up.
It’s a good thing if it raises awareness of the subtle-yet-insidious reasons that women do feel compelled to wear make-up then, eh? Which it just has obviously.
So perhaps it actually undermines the idea of make-up being compulsory. This is a much more interesting topic than cancer awareness.Posted 3 years agoninfanMember
And is mostly attention seeking?
Women, attention seeking 😯
how stupid it was and that no one was posting any useful information about cancer checks you can do
Perhaps we should begin a nut-nominate trend?
*caution, contains important testicle checking footage – mods, hope this is OK given the importance of the subjectPosted 3 years ago
It is, I believe, a spin-off from the Sophie Jones case. The original point was a campaign to try and get the lower age limit for smear tests reduced. (Which, whilst emotive and well-meaning, is ill-conceived as the reason smear tests have an age limit is because they don’t work reliably on younger women.)Posted 3 years agoIHNMember
Why do girls wear make-up and perfume?
Because they’re ugly and they smell.
😉 , obviously.
Oh, and to all the “ooh, young girls these days wear too much make-up” brigade, you do realise that middle-aged peple have been saying that for, basically, ever. I bet you think that the music they listen to is rubbish too, and their manners are terrible and you’d never have got away with that sort of thing when you were young. And, aren’t policemen getting younger?Posted 3 years ago
I have a Woman, it’s called MrsBouy, she doesn’t wear makeup, she doesn’t need it.
I don’t think she’s ever opened a “wiminz” mag in her life, yet she has all the class and style of… me 😉
I had, recently, a niece stay here in Shiney Town, 16th birthday treat it was, first time in That Lonjon, ever. So we mapped out places we thought she’d like to go, Shoreditch Markets, Brick Lane, Clerkenwell, Borough Market, TrafSq/LeicSq/Soho/CovGdn, you get the picture… all she wanted to see was “the furry solders” It took us about 1/2hr to figure out what it was she meant..Posted 3 years ago
Turned out it was Changing of the Guard.
Ohhh how we pointed and laughed.. 16yr olds…. not a clue 🙄coreMember
I use facebook on my phone (android) and quite like it to catch up general stuff, have some chat and banter with friends etc, I’m not really friends with anyone I don’t know on there, bar a few rally drivers and teams I follow.
But, I hate the functionality, appearance and general feel of the actual facebook website if I have to use it on a PC. Anyone else feel the same? I’m tempted to delete all of my information, photo albums etc and just use it more like twitter.
p.s. don’t see how photo’s of women without make up is doing anything at all to raise awareness, just saying that’s what you’re doing doesn’t make it so. I already know cancer exists (jeez, half my family have got it or were killed by it), and what charities there are, a picture of some chick’s pasty mug does nothing.Posted 3 years agonjee20Subscriber
I’d always assumed “awareness” was just a less vulgar way of saying “money”, being all British about it and that.
After all, I’m fairly sure everyone knows cancer exists, and yet the Race For Life still generates millions of pounds of “awareness”.
This (much like Movember for most) is utter bollocks.Posted 3 years ago
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