marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

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lonelymountainorbust:

theladyems:

eternal-floette:

How long until the 15 year olds take over this post with their garbage

If an individual asks you not to do something, this means they personally do not approve or feel comfortable with the thing you are doing. Just because one person in a subset doesn’t feel that what you’re doing is wrong doesn’t give you license to trample another’s feelings on what could be a very personal issue for them.

yeah, one queer person telling you that they dont mind the f-slur being used in a casual context does not mean that the word is any less of a pejorative that has always been and is still used for the sole purpose of hurting queer people; one member of a marginalized group giving you license to do something that other people in that group are uncomfortable with does not mean you are allowed to do it to every member of that group because one member of a group does not speak for the entire group, only for themselves and their experiences as a part of that group

similarly, members of a marginalized group who dont approve of more vocal, “radical” means of oppossing oppression (such as “bullying” cishets or viewing all men as a potential threat) do not speak for the entire marginalized group, and members who DO participate in those means of opposing oppression arent wrong or bad or “hurting the cause” because they choose to be vocal about marginalization and take an active stance against oppression instead of not really bothering about it because they dont feel the need to (which is ok, but doesnt mean that people who feel oppressed and invalidated are wrong)

you cannot take the views of one person, especially more lenient views like “i dont mind the f-slur” or “i think its silly to be afraid of men,” as a green light to do things that other people think are offensive

and i luv that top comment. by “how long before the 15 year olds take over this post with their garbage” do you mean, “how long before people who DO find these behaviours offensive start mentioning that just because one person says they dont mind it doesnt make it ok to do it all the time to everyone,” or “how long before people start saying that hey, some of this stuff is offensive actually and i dont think its right that that level of offensiveness should be invalidated by a comic on tumblr dot com that essentially amounts to ‘calm down losers, not everybody thinks x thing is all that bad’”? because lmao

(Source: societates, via captoring)

chesireclam:

arcanacat:

allthingshyper:

smallworldofbigal:

ashleymater:

Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.

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in before tumblr screams about cultural appropiation

This doesn’t even count as cultural appropriation

This isn’t a person robbing a culture, to hell with the others

This is a child born right next to that culture

Who was embraced by the people and taught how to do some of the things they do

Which is not the same as cultural appropriation

No cultural appropriation. Just something really beautiful.

I love the picture where she’s cuddling a frog.

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karla69rodriguez:

cupquakemoon:

benjoyment:

The perfect remedy for this cold and rainy weather?1.2 gallons of hot chocolate.

The dream

Why does this only have 2 notes I’m mad

karla69rodriguez:

cupquakemoon:

benjoyment:

The perfect remedy for this cold and rainy weather?
1.2 gallons of hot chocolate.

The dream

Why does this only have 2 notes I’m mad

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punkrockluna:

i always love this part because it means that maleficent had to be like “haha ok i’m gonna cover her with my cape and when they go WHERE IS SHE i’ll be like BOOM TADA”

punkrockluna:

i always love this part because it means that maleficent had to be like “haha ok i’m gonna cover her with my cape and when they go WHERE IS SHE i’ll be like BOOM TADA”

(Source: diabolicaldisney, via mockingjellyfish)

Here’s the thing.

socialistexan:

Transphobes will still hate trans people regardless of how nice we are.

Queerphobes will hate queer people regardless of how nice we are.

Sexists will still hate women regardless of how nice we are.

Racists will still hate people of color regardless of how nice we are.

It doesn’t matter what we say or how we say it, they will still hate. And if your “support” is totally dependent on oppressed people’s tone and attitude, then you weren’t a supporter to begin with.

(via the-dankest-of-souls)

catholicnun:

lesterbangs73:

i made soy milk ^_^

I dont think that’s how it’s made

(Source: dopejonker, via graylees)

cheese3d:

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cheese3d:

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anyone please ask your crush out like this

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The thrilling answer

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and the awkward stupidity continues

baseball dude emails ghost boy to study together in the library

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bored with airplanes

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