“You get judged whatever you do- if you wear lipstick, have long hair… Basically, if you dare to show any signs of femininity”
Yet the stubbornness that Eleonore has approached making and publicizing the video with shows that this judging attitude can be challenged. Even when it was ignored in 2010 in France, she still refused to believe the subject was off-limits. As Eleonore put it, “I always had a feeling that it was the wrong time”. And she was clearly right, as the addition of English subtitles while women’s rights are being heavily discussed has resulted in the video going viral! And it’s definitely worth a watch despite being rather uncomfortable viewing.
I also think Look deserve a mention here. Considering that my favourite magazine is one of the best selling fashion weekly in Britain, it’s not the sort of publication you expect to include articles on things such as this video. Yet over and over again, Look has included articles aimed at empowering women in a way that isn’t derogatory to men or encouraging women to be more like men. The team behind Look is clearly strongly devoted to their female readership and supportive of them, which is something that should be acknowledged.
Well done Look for all that you put into the world, from new fashion trends to encouraging British women. Thank you!