google facts says men prefer women without makeup, women fire back

Fact: women don't like men dictating what their faces should look like.

by Hannah Ongley
23 March 2016, 5:48pm

Google Facts is one of the most important accounts to follow on Twitter. How else would we know that a man named Ronald McDonald robbed a Wendy's in 2005, that British people are drunk in over 75% of their Facebook pictures, and that there are enough preservatives in Doritos to mummify a small dog? A few days ago, however, Google Facts copped backlash for tweeting that men prefer women who wear less makeup. This is not a funny thing to throw into a dinner conversation, and it's not useful for women who wear makeup because — shocker — they like it. It's also not even true. What most people mean when they say "I don't like makeup" is "I only like painstakingly applied makeup in natural hues." Shout-out to the guys who chimed in to actually admit this. 

The fact-of-the-matter character of the tweet made it perfectly ripe for mockery, and women wasted no time in taking advantage of this. Fact: women don't exist for the male gaze. No studies needed. 


Text Hannah Ongley
Image via Twitter

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