sillysocks wrote:Obviously this is a serious topic and hopefully this person can get help for said acne, but dude you totally mansplained! Maybe you don't like it when us ladies get annoyed for being stereotyped but that was wicked condescending.
Stop being so sensitive. If the OP had been a dude, I would've said the exact same thing (except, you know, with the word "guys" substituted for the word "girls"). Get over it.
Also, OP, if you ARE a dude, I sincerely apologize. It might be very foolish of me to assume that someone who takes "The Pill" and uses concealer is a girl.
teabot wrote:just because it's possible doesn't mean that should automatically be assumed, though. acne as a Real Problem™ does exist, and assuming someone asking for help is just blowing things out of proportion is... not the most respectful way of responding to a pretty personal issue.
This is why I hate Official; you guys are the most ridiculously politically-correct, hypersensitive bunch of carebears ever to fill a web forum. I didn't assume that she was blowing things out of proportion. READ what I wrote:
word wrote:...if you're like a lot of girls, you could be blowing a mild acne problem way out of proportion and quite possibly making it significantly worse; you might try giving your poor skin a break from the concealers and chemicals and prodding.
The English language. It's a fascinating and fantastic means of communication, but it only works well if both the speaker and the listener understand it.
I mean... c'mon, guys. A lot of people have basically said the same thing here. Frankly, I wanted to be a lot harsher with the OP. You guys seem to think that I am not taking her seriously, but FFS; she is talking about wanting to stay in her house at all times, feels "disgusting," and spends a great deal of time worrying about this. It is obviously a huge problem for her. If she's having as much trouble as she describes, it is definitely a serious issue. The fact that she's claiming she isn't stressed, though, when I and many others here have picked up on the fact that she quite clearly is extremely stressed, is rather telling. She's spoken to some medical professionals, they've told her she's stressed, and she doesn't want to listen to them. She could go through various dermatologists until she finds one that she likes, but if she's gonna ignore good advice from good sources, there's nothing that we can say here that's really gonna help her.
I mean... c'mon, guys. Get over yourselves. We're all adults here (hopefully). We need to be able to be honest with one another.