Women Aren’t “Fake” For Doing These Things

Women Aren’t “Fake” For Doing These Things ©iStock/yulkapopkova

Women are accused of being fake when they say or do anything to make themselves look better. However, that isn’t our intention at all, and it’s hurtful to be accused of such ridiculous things. It’s time for everyone to realize that women aren’t “fake” for doing these things:

  1. Wearing a pushup bra. If you’re offended by a woman “pretending” her boobs are bigger than they actually are, maybe you should stop caring about the size of our racks and start focusing on our personalities instead. We’re not sex objects, you know.
  2. Talking to someone we hate. No, we don’t want to make small talk with the bitch from our office, but if we want to keep our job, we have to be civil to her. Talking to her nicely doesn’t mean we’re being fake and pretending she’s our best friend.
  3. Acting differently around different people. No one acts the same around their boss as they do around their best friend. We show different sides of our personality around different types of people.
  4. Saying we’re “fine.” We aren’t trying to trick you when we tell you we’re fine. We’re trying to act like it’s the truth, so that we don’t have to fight with you over something silly.
  5. Wearing makeup. No one thinks that we were naturally born with blue shadow on our eyes and bright red lips. We aren’t trying to fool anyone into thinking our faces are perfect. We’re just trying to make ourselves feel pretty.
  6. Watching sports. Despite what some people believe, it’s actually possible for a woman to enjoy watching sports. Even if we’re just watching it, because our boyfriend put the channel on, it doesn’t mean we’re being fake by agreeing to watch it with him.
  7. Using Instagram filters. The models you see in magazines are photoshopped beyond belief, so how could anyone call us fake for using a simple filter? It’s not that big of a deal.
  8. Getting plastic surgery. If we want a nose job, we’re allowed to get one. Just because some of our body parts are technically “fake,” it doesn’t mean that we are.
  9. Flirting with someone we don’t want to date. Flirting doesn’t have to lead to something more. It’s always nice to have playful conversations with men we enjoy talking to, and there’s nothing fake about that.
  10. Wearing Spanx. It’s not a crime to try to look good. What’s underneath our pants shouldn’t be a problem to anyone.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.