Somali girls,makeup and materialism

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  1. Aderfi

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    I have noticed a trend of Somali, models, MUA’s and fashionistas. I personally believe that this sort of materialism is promoted under the guise of female empowerment or inclusion of minority woman. I hardly see girls leave home without makeup and I feel as though companies are taking advantage of the hungry minorities market. Not only that, some girls I know are only concerned about worldly matters. It seems the only talk I hear is mehr, men and cosmetics.The same thing can be applied to men, I’m not biased I’m merely presenting some constructive criticism. There’s a lack of intellectual discussions, if we exclude political talk.
    Disclaimer: a personal opinion
    Now what do y’all think?
     
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  2. Buraanbur911

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    I agree. So what can we do to promote intellectual discussions
     
  3. Aderfi

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    I don’t know :jcoleno:
    I think we need more useful YouTube content than challenges and pranks. More nerdy content and representation of people into books, arts etc...
     
  4. Buraanbur911

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    Yes wallahi as a girl I’m tired of seeing this make up tutorial malarkey tell me about somali historical figures or why the earth is flat and not round
     
  5. Horner

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    What? You're a flat earther?
     
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  6. Buraanbur911

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    No I’m a normal person thank you very much

    I like to watch debates though :gaasdrink:
     
  7. sophisticate

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    These women are trying to
    do one or more of the following:

    - seek validation
    - gain viewership
    - become an 'influencer' and get freebees and endorsements for product promos.
    - use youtube as a launching pad to gain contacts and establish a business.

    Also talking about aesthetics and relationships is probably what their audience wants.
     
  8. Fang4

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    Are there Somali girls who are avid readers
     
  9. sophisticate

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    Yes. Why do you ask?
     
  10. Fang4

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    I was just curious if Somali girls who read are materialistic or not.
     
  11. Somali Nationalist

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    It depends really, women in the uk and america leech off the decadent culture and start applying makeup all the time but in places where it's not that prevalent e.g Turkey, north africa some european countries they don't do that.
     
  12. Aderfi

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    Yes there are. I even heard of Somali girls that are authors, I will link them. Anyways, you must have noticed that Somali girls are more enrolled into Humanities than boys which requires a lot of reading.
     
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  13. Aderfi

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    Hmmm I agree. But another epidemic of diana abusing exists in those places.
     
  14. sophisticate

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    Materialism can strike anyone, including avid readers and occassional readers alike.
     
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  15. Yusra Luuza

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    Every end of the month, I like to spend money on myself. You have a problem screw u.
     
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  16. Desert Flower

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    There are levels to makeup.

    You have the no-makeup makeup look (think of Meghan Markle) and you also have the instagram baddie look.

    Personally, I wear makeup, but only to enhance what I've got. It gives me a more polished look. Of course I could leave the house with it, but I chose not to.

    But you can have it all. You can have an interest in makeup, fashion etc, while also being interested in literature, politics and/or other intellectual endeavours.

    But I do agree, I think that many are hopping on the MUA trend so that they can get fame, money etc. It is definitely becoming oversaturated and redundant.
     
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