Let's get this out of the way real quick: A woman who wears makeup is not wearing it to impress you, men of the world. A woman who doesn't wear makeup is not not wearing makeup to impress you, men of the world. Stop making women's appearance choices about you.
OK, now let's talk about the man who created an app that takes photos of women wearing makeup and shows you what they would look like if they weren't. Fuming yet? Yeah, we're with you.
MakeApp (soooo clever, amirite ladiessss?) was founded by Russian propagandist Ashot Gabrelyanov.
Man develops app to reveal what women look like without makeup https://t.co/E4vRFHHar4— New York Magazine (@New York Magazine)1510618220.0
Obviously, Twitter had some thoughts about MakeApp, the first being that this couldn't possibly actually be real.Oh, but it is! You thought the objectification and sexualization of women were bad enough? How little you know of the world in which we live.
It might surprise you, but the point of the app was lost on many people — most of whom are women.
@NYMag What the hell is the point of this? To embarrass women? To humiliate them for wearing make up?— ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°))1510667867.0
Writer Eve Peyser tried the app herself. And the results?
I seldom wear makeup so the no makeup photo app just shows me what i look like if i removed a layer of skin https://t.co/wPIbeodZez— eve peyser (@eve peyser)1510760843.0
Others had concrete suggestions to make this app much better than it actually is:
@NYMag How about developing an app that reveals what society would be like if men weren't such garbage humans?— Linda McCann Jeffers, MLS (@Linda McCann Jeffers, MLS)1510671887.0