well yesterday i posted a selfie of me looking good in vertical stripes because the check out lady at the thriftstore where i bought it straight up told me i should reconsider my purchase cuz “vertical stripes are unflattering for your body type” and i got maybe 5 million bajillion messages and comments saying UM ACTUALLY ITS HORIZONTAL STRIPES THAT ARE UNFLATTERING so today im lookin really good in horizontal stripes too becuz im unstoppable and the world needs to understand that fabulosity knows no bounds :-)
At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings
#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators
^ this, tho… the message in these ridiculous dress codes remains “boys deserve an undistracted education, and you-GIRL-are a distraction… and your education comes second. You should be grateful, anyway… it’s really more than you deserve.” and i actually am not going to repeat how it reinforces rape culture because really, i’m just so damn tired of the messages we send young women about being nothing more than an accesory in a man’s life… fuck that. and fuck awful myopic dress codes… (via ginandbird)
This parent is right. The school is sending a message that girls’ clothes are supposed to distract boys; that boys can use them as an excuse, that girls when assaulted should blame themselves because they must have worn the wrong thing, because their clothes made them unfit to mingle with their peers. Have I got that right? (rhetorical)
I while ago I was messing around with drawing deities, here are a few I came up with
ooooo, I love this style!
Does anybody else get really excited when they see another gay person in a normal place? Like I was in the grocery store today and saw this cute lesbian and I’m just like running back and forth with my cart in front of the produce like HEY LOOK AT ME I’M GAY TOO LOOK AT US BEING QUEER IN THE SUPERMARKET LETS BE FRIENDS.
Gay people literally act like dogs when they see other dogs.
Romanticizing really abusive, damaging behaviors by repackaging them as “kink” to inexperienced individuals is garbage and I hate you
Fruit Goth is the new Aesthetic. It’s a mixture of Seapunk and Witch house. Goths and vampires in Hawaiin t-shirts dance the night away to fruity synth pop on an deserted beach on a deserted island.
you think you can fuck with sumthin lyk dis? voetsek~
The plum blossom, which is known as the meihua (梅花), is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. The blossoms are so beloved by the Chinese because they are viewed as blooming most vibrantly in the winter snow, exuding an ethereal elegance, while their fragrance is noticed to still subtly pervade the air at even the coldest times of the year. Therefore the plum blossom came to symbolize perseverance and hope, but also beauty, purity, and the transitoriness of life. In Confucianism, the plum blossom stands for the principles and values of virtue. More recently, it has also been used as a metaphor to symbolize revolutionary struggle since the turn of the 20th century. Chinese term ”傲雪寒梅” (literally “Plum stands proudly in the chill snow”) to describe a person who’s not afraid of failure or bad environment. Also “梅花香自苦寒来” ( Plum blossoms have fragrance because they have tasted the bitterness of cold winter).
Because it blossoms in the cold winter, the plum blossom is regarded as one of the “Three Friends of Winter” 岁寒三友, along with pine, and bamboo. It is also regarded as one of the “Four Gentlemen” 四君子 of flowers in Chinese art together with the orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo. It is one of the “Flowers of the Four Seasons” 四季花, which consist of the orchid (spring), the lotus (summer), the chrysanthemum (autumn) and the plum blossom (winter). These groupings are seen repeatedly in the Chinese aesthetic of art, painting, literature, and garden design.
A study on masculinity and aggression from the University of South Florida found that innocuous – yet feminine – tasks could produce profound anxiety in men. As part of the study, a group of men were asked to perform a stereotypically feminine act – braiding hair in this case - while a control group braided rope. Following the act, the men were given the option to either solve a puzzle or punch a heavy bag. Not surprisingly, the men who performed the task that threatened their masculinity were far more likely to punch the bag; again, violence serving as a way to reestablish their masculine identity. A follow-up had both groups punch the bag after braiding either hair or rope; the men who braided the hair punched the bag much harder. A third experiment, all the participants braided hair, but were split into two groups: those who got to punch the bag afterwards and those who didn’t. The men who were prevented from punching the bag started to show acute signs of anxiety and distress from not being able to reconfirm their masculinity.Doctor Nerdlove, "When Masculinity Fails Men" (via sepiacircus)
Garden. As in, the verb. Talk to your plants, water them, re-pot them. Buy a new one. Or even go to a park and lie down on the grass. Getting up close with flowers and plants makes people feel good, which is why gardening is such a popular hobby.Gala Darling (via allthingssoulful)
…trolling used to be pretty funny and almost entirely harmless. Trolling, despite the modern usage, does not mean “the act of pissing somebody off and laughing about their anger.” It is “the act of pissing somebody off BASED ON SOMETHING COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS and laughing about their MISPLACED anger.” It isn’t considered trolling to leave a comment full of racial epithets and laugh when people “don’t get it.” It is trolling if you leave a comment insisting on the wrong information about something irrelevant – how many runes are on a Stargate, for example (everybody knows its 12) – and wait for the ONE guy that just can’t let the transgression pass. If you start a fake fight with Prof. Stargate, dragging him deeper and deeper until hopefully, finally, even he has to stop and think “wait a minute, this is ridiculous,” that is trolling. That’s the difference: No actual harm is caused, and even the victim can eventually get in on the joke. “Trolling” isn’t referring to hiding behind a fortification and trying to hurt people like the mythical creature. It’s referring to the style of fishing – you drag bait across the bottom hoping to get a rare bite. It’s not ‘bait’ if you’re earnestly spouting your misogynistic beliefs and somebody gets upset. There’s nothing funny about entirely justified anger.
Robert Brockway, http://www.robertbrockway.net/2013/07/18/its-not-a-game-if-you-cant-lose/ (via pelikinesis)
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
also if you look at the list of countries
basically all the second and third world countries voted “yes” and european/”western”/first world countries voted “abstain”
they really don’t have two shits to give about brown bodies and colonized peoples