Standards based on whiteness, thinness, perfectly groomed hair, and not looking “homeless,” are all just ways we establish hierarchy and harm people who do not fit or can not fit manufactured ideals of attractiveness and grooming. For women, these beauty standards are a function of misogyny to keep you small, docile, and wrapped up in others’ expectations of who you should be. For POC, it’s a function of racism that wastes your time trying to conform to an unattainable white standard. The same is true for transphobia and other forms of oppression, which build on one another. As a generation we rightfully recognize that it’s fucked to define your self worth by a beauty standard.