Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry

jazzylittledrops:

So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts… 

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Crayon Lipstick??? Sounds pretty rebellious, avoiding being poisoned AND doing it yourself. Lip-stick it to the man.

Okay I’m leaving now.


radicallyconnor:

But books and boys at the same time is awesome

:)

radicallyconnor:

But books and boys at the same time is awesome

:)

(via classwarandpizza)


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Lady Gaga is running a Body Acceptance campaign!!!

Lady Gaga is running a Body Acceptance campaign!!!


theseasonofthewitch:

gracelizabetty:

last night.

surrounded by dudebros & cis white people with no rhythm.

holy fuck, the alienation I experience where I live now.. my existence somehow threatens theirs.

gender: circus performer.

You are magisterial 

holy fuck, this grrl is so rad!


"Start with a cage containing five monkeys.

Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him.

After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that’s the way it’s always been done round here.

And that, my friends, is how company policies are made.”

how company policies are made

this is how social norms are made.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because my sister still thinks that a woman without a relationship is a failure, a “nothing”.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because my sister still thinks that a woman without a relationship is a failure, a “nothing”.


whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because the things that make me ‘unlady-like’ are ‘ideal’ in men.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because the things that make me ‘unlady-like’ are ‘ideal’ in men.


thegeek531:

Books

We fucking need better education everywhere.

thegeek531:

Books

We fucking need better education everywhere.


likeapairofbottlerockets:

emilywhereverimayfindher:

“Free Pussy Riot” by Peaches feat. The Knife, Lykke Li, a bunch of other peeps

THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME OH MY GOD

Welp, i’m making a neon ski mask. officially.

(via thepermanentwave)



thepunkrockkid:

Small text reads: “This shit used to get me down. I’d cry and skip school and Hirt myself. I wanted to die. But you know what? FUCK YOU. I may be fat, may be weird, but I love who I am. I started a non-profit at age 14. I booked a show that brought in almost 200 people at 15. I do great things, and if you think I’m less of a human for the way I look, fuck you. I LOVE ME.”

thepunkrockkid:

Small text reads: “This shit used to get me down. I’d cry and skip school and Hirt myself. I wanted to die. But you know what? FUCK YOU. I may be fat, may be weird, but I love who I am. I started a non-profit at age 14. I booked a show that brought in almost 200 people at 15. I do great things, and if you think I’m less of a human for the way I look, fuck you. I LOVE ME.”