god bless sdcc
Children’s gender roles as imposed on adults. Very ,very, very well done.
thats the reasest shit
The most amazing button ever.
[An image of a calico cat sitting next to a sign which reads “I don’t need feminism because it’s not food. Is it food? Where’s my food.”]
If it can’t be eaten, Osaka doesn’t care.
Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked. You should totally go there, like right now.
Thin privilege is never being told to buy two plane tickets due to your weight.
Thin privilege is never having the woman behind the counter at the airport look you up and down, before saying “Your body would take up too much space to be comfortable in one seat….No offense.” (I’ve been perfectly comfortable on other planes, thank you very much!)
Thin privilege is never having the woman behind the counter call over her supervisor who then explains to you in a patronizing tone that the plane has a very specific weight limit for its passengers and that your body could cause the plane to fall out of the sky! (Yeah, right! I’m sure my fat butt is going to cause a 60+ tonne metal machine to suddenly drop out of the air! *rolls eyes*)
Thin privilege is never having your vacation ruined by a fatphobic airline who would rather shame and embarrass fat people than just install a couple of bigger seats.
My not-so-secret chub rub solution. Read on for details …
Here it is, nearly August, and I have yet to write a post about the all-important topic of chub rub and how to avoid it.
As silly as it may seem, I think being chub-rub-free has a big impact on your clothing choices. When you’re not worried about your thighs rubbing together, you can pick out clothes that you really feel like wearing.…
I soooooooo want these.
This is so much more the role models our girls should be looking up too!
Actually fuck this.
Snooki: 26 years old and one of the highest paid reality stars in America. If you think this doesn’t require hard work, courage, and yes, brains, you’re wrong. Overcame an eating disorder when she was in high school, when her lowest weight was 80 lbs - do you understand how significant it is for a person to go from that to a healthy weight, let alone to gain the confidence to pose for national scrutiny in mini-dresses? A lot. Also studied in college to become a veterinary technician.
Kristen Stewart: Has worked hard on her acting career since she was a child. Receives endless criticism for not smiling on demand, not making sure she is flawless before leaving the house, etc. When she was involved in a scandal with an older married man, he came out unscathed without any damage to his career, while she was crucified in the press and online, and lost her job in the project on which they were both signed (he didn’t). She continues to work on her career, and continues to stay true to herself, not catering to what photographers want to see and reporters want to hear.
(I don’t know who the middle person is.)
Kat von D: One of the most esteemed and successful tattoo artists in America, which is impressive on the whole but especially for a woman in such a profession. She became known on Miami Ink, and when she fell out with the shop owner and was asked to leave, opened her own shop and got her own show, LA Ink, which ran for 4 seasons (ending when she chose to end it). Not only is she a kickass artist, but she has built herself an empire. She is an author - both of her books (one about her art and one about a year in her life) reached the NY Times best seller list. She launched a make-up line with Sephora. She created a tattoo and music festival (Musink). She opened an art gallery and has also launched a clothing line. She has recorded vocals on a track by The 69 Eyes. She is also classically trained in piano.
Lady Gaga: Started playing the piano when she was four, wrote her first piano ballad at 13, and started to perform at open mic nights by 14. When she was 17 she was one of only 20 students to get early admission for a musical theatre conservatory program at NYU. When she was 19 she decided to drop out and focus on a musical career, with the support of her parents conditional upon re-enrollment if unsuccessful after a year. So she “left my entire family, got the cheapest apartment I could find, and ate shit until somebody would listen”. Started her own band and wrote all of their songs. When it disbanded, she was working with a producer and traveled from NYC to New Jersey every day to work on songs she had written and composed. In 2006 she was signed by a label but dropped 3 months later. The next couple of years were hard for her and included experimenting with drugs and a bad breakup, but she got involved in the New York underground scene and found herself in it. The Fame came out in August 2008. By January she was topping international charts.
As for the last part: (1) If you are equating the women in the top row to Barbie because of their state of undress, first of all Aeryn Sun and KStew are almost literally identically dressed in this photoset, and secondly, Barbie wore quite a lot of full-length princess gowns and dresses, so idk where the notion that Barbie is always scantily clad came from. (2) Funny how no one belittles men for posing nude or in various states of undress, but when a woman exhibits bodily autonomy and self-love, it’s a bad thing. (3) Barbie was literally one of my role models growing up. She had a healthy home life, a social life, and about a gazilion careers including ballerina, doctor, and astronaut. She was the hero of her own story (let’s be real, no cares what Ken is up to). In what way is this a bad example for a child?
I love sci-fi too, but we have to stop shitting on real women, who work incredibly hard and live with constant criticism already.
^^^^^ *GIVES STANDING OVATION TO DINA FOR THOSE COMMENTS*
This also implies that there are no scantily-clad women in geek culture. And I just… wha??
July 28, 2014