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Aug 7
tracieeganmorrissey:

A feminist defense of nail art.
"And that’s part of what’s so interesting about the rise of nail art. It might just be the only form of primping and grooming that isn’t rooted in making oneself more appealing to men or exploiting women’s insecurities. It transcends skin color and hair texture and face symmetry and body type. (Nobody ever says, "I look fat in these nails.") It’s an aspect of beautification that circumvents any conspiracy theories of the patriarchy’s hegemony because the patriarchy simply does not give a shit."

I love doing people’s nails because there’s the possibility to have a kiki there, or just to chill and revel in the “fuck yes, I am awesome and so are my nails.”

tracieeganmorrissey:

A feminist defense of nail art.

"And that’s part of what’s so interesting about the rise of nail art. It might just be the only form of primping and grooming that isn’t rooted in making oneself more appealing to men or exploiting women’s insecurities. It transcends skin color and hair texture and face symmetry and body type. (Nobody ever says, "I look fat in these nails.") It’s an aspect of beautification that circumvents any conspiracy theories of the patriarchy’s hegemony because the patriarchy simply does not give a shit."

I love doing people’s nails because there’s the possibility to have a kiki there, or just to chill and revel in the “fuck yes, I am awesome and so are my nails.”


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    Great article.
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    Reblogging the same article I just quoted, because I forgot that I follow the author on here!
  7. erinmargrethe said: As a manicurist/nail artist/whatever, thank you so much for this. I’ve been trying to articulate this for many, many years.
  8. lesleykat reblogged this from tracieeganmorrissey and added:
    I would reblog this a hundred times. Tiny art by women… WIN.
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    I love doing people’s nails because there’s the possibility to have a kiki there, or just to chill and revel in the...
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