Uhm, I donít think there is an obsession.
Certainly some women like those things to a ridiculous level and thatís fine, but I think those are more stereotypes created about women than actual enjoyment things (a stereotype created probably because men can wear plaid until theyíre dead and look awesome, while if I dress to that level I look ratty. Ergo, I probably spend more time shopping than men because I donít have the plaidability)
I'm a girl around the same age as you (as far as I can tell) and I have no interest in beauty and shoes. It's the ones who care about beauty who get the attention and fame, and are what we're all a bit expected to be like, but they're not even close to every girl :P
Not an obsession? I don't know if you are forced to be around teenage girls all day but they are most definitely obsessed with beauty. It's all they talk about. They wear brand new clothes pretty much everyday, they apply makeup in the bathrooms (and annoying kiss the mirrors to test lipstick), they look up pictures of clothes online on their phones, and they spend their lunchtimes looking at clothes in stores. Their shoes alone probably cost more than my entire outfit. It's an epidemic I tell you! An epidemic!!!
I don't really consider myself to be associated with them in most ways.
But the thing about guys being able to pull of plaid is absolutely true and I never really realized that until just now. Two of my male friends wear plaid flannel pretty much every day.
Beauty products can be fun, though!
Not just because of beauty standards or what have you, but because it is simple fun!
Can I pull off a winged eyeliner? (Not in the least! Thanks, smiling!)
Does this lip tint suit me? (Again, no. It always gets in my teeth and bleeds into the fine lines around my mouth.)
Can I . . .
The answer is no.
But still, it's amusing!
Trust me, it doesn't look good.
We just don't care what men look like, mostly because of their lack of choices.
We, on the other hand, are both blessed and cursed with choice. Equal parts gift and burden, with great power comes great responsibility, and other such cliches.
If we look bad, there were so many other choices we could have made, so we are blamed.
For men, they have no real choices, and generally face no repercussions from wearing the same old thing.
Of course, this could just be my opinion, but I quite enjoy speaking for large groups of people of whom I in no way represent the norm.
Equal parts loud and quiet.
Don't ask us how it works.
Who said anything about eating TSSS. This is a s'more. You know Chocolate, Marshmallow, Graham Cracker.....
*Pushes the chocolatey, graham crackerly, marshmallow stuffed concoction closer towards Si*
Did I mention that the chocolate came from locally sourced, environmentally friendly, orangutan and dolphin safe, GMO free Cocoa Beans?
Are American schools super shallow? :P
I knew a few girls who were obsessed with beauty, sure. And yeah they were pretty goddamn annoying, so I avoided them, cause they didn't like me much anyway. I knew more who weren't. One who was into cinematography, and would spend her time editing videos or writing scripts. Several who were big manga fans and would spend their money on buying new volumes of manga rather than new clothes - or they'd get nice new clothes for cosplaying. One who was very, very into Jesus, and refused to wear makeup cause it wasn't modest. A few who wrote a lot of fanfiction. One who made terrible Instagram comedy videos every goddamn break, and also rapped a lot. Also terribly. Some of those did also care about beauty, but that didn't mean it defined them.
There is a lot of variety in teenage girls. Don't write them all off just cause of the loudest ones :P
Putting orangutans and dolphins in safety harnesses and helmets is the next step on the path to being HITLER you COMMUNIST!
They made the choice to get into this line of work; the fault for any injuries is on them, not us.
If you're not doing it loudly and terribly, what are you even doing?
"It", of course, referring to whatever you may be doing.
For example, my exploits on the RMB.
Also, the answer your question, I think American schools are quite shallow. Everything is so spread out, I haven't seen a flight of stairs in absolutely ages!
But.... but.... I always make you these nice treats and you refuse to even taste them
*Breaks down in tears causing an emotional scene*
I'm just following the CBA. I mean it wasn't me who let them unionize but now that they are we all have to suffer until the next contract negotiation.
Wait, what? An RMB with Curly? No...