‘Aren’t you going to tell him that he looks ridiculous?’: Grandmother has seizure after teenage grandson is allowed to wear eyeshadow to school
I remember when I started wearing makeup. I think she was about 13 years old. After much begging, her mother agreed to buy her a tube of clear mascara and pink lip gloss. Mascara didn’t help at all and lip gloss lasted only 1-2 hours for her until she used the school fountain.But what matters is what I feel super cool.
It’s perfectly natural for teens to start experimenting with makeup and want to wear it for school and social occasions, but obviously not all parents and grandparents feel the same way these days. one woman Share on “Am I The” [Jerk]?” subreddit Her mother-in-law wasn’t very amused when she allowed her son-in-law to wear eyeshadow to school.
Below you can find the full story the mother posted to ask readers if they were wrong. Feel free to share your thoughts on the family drama in the comments section. bored panda An article highlighting how makeup can be for everyone, check it out this story Next!
After allowing her son-in-law to wear eyeshadow to school, this mother found herself in hot water with her mother-in-law
Image credit: MART PRODUCTION (not actual photo)
Image credit: Karolina Grabowska (not actual photo)
The mother later explained her reasons and shared additional details about the situation
credit: away it throws_1234
She also responded to some comments from readers
Wearing makeup is certainly not for everyone. I have no innate talent and my lack of care and impatience with the process means I end up wearing it about once a year. If you enjoy the artistic expression of experimenting with different eyeshadows, using blush, contouring, and applying fun lipsticks, You have more power.
In this particular situation, it seems possible that the grandmother was upset that Eli was wearing makeup just because he was a boy. many boys and men are interested in makeup. And just as we shouldn’t put arbitrary limits on what sports girls can play, we shouldn’t stop boys from expressing their artistic side. Gender norms are harmful and outdated. To be honest, Eli is probably much better at makeup than many women out there (including me!).
Thankfully, for boys around the world, the stigma around being interested in makeup has slowly diminished over time. 2019 Morning Consult Survey, 33% of men aged 18-29 said they would consider makeup. In fact, with the growing men’s grooming market, many men have already started experimenting with cosmetics and using them regularly. expected to be worth $110 billion By 2030.
“The number of men using makeup is growing at an incredible rate, and so is the number of people talking about space.” danny gray says, founder of UK-based men’s makeup brand War Paint. “I think this is not a trend, but a movement that keeps moving forward. It’s about continuing to normalize.”
While there are often generational differences when it comes to what is considered fashionable and trendy, there is absolutely no reason for grandmothers to try to dictate how their teenage grandchildren dress or present themselves. And if Eli becomes more confident, who is Grace trying to stop him? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this situation in the comments below. How would you respond to this mother-in-law’s comment? And if you’ve ever had to defend your child’s choices to your in-laws, feel free to share your personal stories with her fellow pandas.