Recently, as I’ve scrolled through Instagram, watched Instagram stories, Snapchat stories, scrolled through my Facebook & Twitter feeds there seems to be hundreds of women apologising for having no make up on, or for “looking crap” or god forbid, for having just woken up, women saying “excuse my face” or “sorry about the state of my hair” as if it’s the most offensive thing in the world. Youtubers so frequently begin their videos with “sorry, I’m not wearing make up” as if we, as viewers, are disgusted about it, when in all honesty, WHO CARES?
It’s sad that women feel the need to apologise for not looking perfect before going on to saying something genuinely interesting. It’s unfair that women are continuously reduced down to the way that they look to the extent that we are apologising for not wearing make up, or for having eye bags or for having a hair out of place.
We all have a face. A face that sometimes has spots, wrinkles, bags, freckles, moles, dry & cracked lips. We all have hair that doesn’t always look like we’ve just came out of the hairdressers & often resembles a pineapple. SO WHAT?
Can we just embrace this and stop bloody apologising for being human. It’s starting to piss me off.