It’s just as bad as it sounds, too. So apparently Professor He Guangshun posted the comment to Weibo, which is the Chinese version of Twitter. I’ll just let it speak for itself:
“It’s cruel that girls have to come to class at 8:30 am. They should have more time to put on their makeup and enter the classroom elegantly. That way, encouraged and moved by their beauty, boys would have the drive to work hard.”
Yeah that really happened. Had he just stopped at “8:30 am” it would have been fine because I agree, it is cruel to go to class at 8:30 am. That’s just something we have to take up with the school boards I guess.
ANYWAY. I can’t even begin to explain how wrong this comment is. All girls should feel comfortable going out in public and sitting in class without makeup. It’s horribly sexist to women, but also to the men to because it makes it seem like they can’t do anything unless they’re surrounded by beautiful, elegant ladies.
I love wearing makeup and all, but when I was rushing out the door to make it to an early lecture in college, I didn’t care one bit what I looked like. I was more focused on absorbing information and taking notes instead of being elegant and moving boys with my beauty.
The only reason you should wear makeup is if you want to. If you feel like showing up to class in sweatpants and sans makeup, go right ahead! And if you feel like doing your makeup and wearing a cute outfit, then do it. Don’t let anyone dictate what you do with your appearance!
What do you think about Professor Guangshun’s comment? Do you agree with it? Did it offend you? Tell us in the comments!