I cannot believe Curvy Kate’s audacity to outright steal the work of a high school student for some insipid marketing message.
Shame on you, Curvy Kate. Shame on you.
Original image via: Rosea Posey
SIGNAL BOOST RIP THEM A NEW ONE TUMBLR!
Not only steal the artwork, but steal it for the purpose of denigrating its message.
It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.
I just sit here sometimes like
sexism is still a thing
the fact that sexism was ever a thing
it’s beyond me
a woman pushes you out of her fucking BODY
and you grow up to be like ‘ahahaha women r stupid and weak’
i don’t get how that happens
Many menstruation ads today are considered, by some, an *empowering approach* to periods. And on the surface, maybe that’s what it looks like. We see smiling women who aren’t held up by menstruation, who are athletic, and business savvy. But when you take a closer look, these images hold the same negative attitudes about menstruation that we see throughout history. These ads subtly, but effectively, communicate that menstruation is embarrassing, gross, and needs to be made “invisible”, that it is a defect you need to “smack down” or defeat, that periods are inconvenient and uncomfortable for men.
Rarely are we provided with a positive view of menstruation. Many of us don’t even know what it would look like to talk about menstruation without implying that it is a “female defect”, shameful, or disgusting. This positive view might reflect that yes, your body actually releases red menstrual fluid, not some mysterious clear blue fluid. That no, it does not make you “dirty” for a week and it’s actually OK to have contact with your menses. That it is not like peeing or pooping because it is biologically connected to sexual reproduction and sexuality. That being on your period doesn’t make you “crazy” or weak or incapable of making rational decisions. That it’s okay to love your period, to hate your period, to be a “tough cookie” or to be upset about it - menstruation is different for everyone. But half the world does it, and it’s not something we should be made to feel bad/embarrassed/gross/defective for.
(See Sex+: PERIOD HATIN’)
ashton kutcher cheated on his wife of seven years and continued to be the star of a sitcom and had virtually no repercussions towards his career whatsoever
sean penn abused his wife and went on to win an academy award and a golden globe (he also said people who called hugo chávez a dictator should be arrested but idek what he was on when he said that so)
charlie sheen hired numerous prostitutes, shot his fiancee, verbally threatened his second wife, and in the same year that his children were taken away from him announced that he was going on a nationwide tour which sold out within 18 minutes
kristen stewart cheated on her boyfriend and was ridiculed for six straight months and labelled a slut/whore/bitch/home wrecker by the general public even after releasing a statement and apologizing for her actions and was forced to drop out of multiple projects
It’s exactly what it sounds like, folks
A California appeals court has overturned the rape conviction of a man accused of sneaking into an 18-year-old woman’s bedroom and having sex with her while pretending to be her boyfriend. The decision turned on a crucial fact: she wasn’t married.
In the unanimous decision, the court cited an 1872 law that says a suspect is only guilty of rape if the victim is married and the attacker is pretending to be the spouse. In this case, the accused, Julio Morales, pretended to be her boyfriend.
The 18-year-old woman, who had been sleeping, at first consented to sex, thinking she was with her boyfriend. But according to reports, when she realized his true identity she pushed him away. Morales was convicted of rape and sentenced to three years in prison. That conviction has been tossed out and the appeals court says the accused should be retried with prosecutors focusing on another rape law.
No one is a slut. “Slut” is a made-up word to keep women from having as much fun as men. A person who enjoys sex is just a person and a person who is a virgin is also just a person and everyone should lay off each other’s sex lives. Retire the word “slut” please.
It’s a shame that we still promote this “men know best for women” rape culture nonsense so avidly throughout our society. We’ve got to change the media and what we are exposing to future generations.
Wow: This quote I posted the other day now has 1100+ notes. I think the gendering of anxiety is really hitting home with a lot of people.
That, and the age thing really resonates with me because it is spot on from my experience.
If women really were fated to be significantly more anxious than men, we would expect them to start showing this nervousness at a very young age, right? Yet precisely the opposite is true: According to the UCLA anxiety expert Michelle Craske, in the first few months of infants’ lives, it’s boys who show greater emotional neediness. While girls become slightly more prone to negative feelings than boys at two years (which, coincidentally, is the age at which kids begin learning gender roles), research has shown that up until age 11, girls and boys are equally likely to develop an anxiety disorder. By age 15, however, girls are six times more likely to have one than boys are.
she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts
she’s cheer captain and I respect her right to wear whatever she wants and participate in traditionally ‘feminine’ activities because I understand that life is not about condemning another woman’s personal choices just because she doesn’t ‘deserve’ the boy i have a crush on
Allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia would mean no more virgins and an increase in homosexuality, according to academics at Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, it has been reported in the Telegraph.
More pornography would be used if women were allowed on the roads and rates of prostitution and divorce would also rise, the report stated.
Produced in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University, the study into repealing the ban predicted that there would be no more virgins left in the Arab kingdom in 10 years.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which bans women from driving.
Professor Subhi described sitting in a coffee shop in an unnamed Arab state where “all the women were looking at me“.
“One made a gesture that made it clear that she was available,” he said. “This is what happens when women are allowed to drive.”
The report was produced for the country’s legislative assembly, the Shura Council. However this institution has no power as Saudi Arabia is ruled by a monarchy with absolute power.
The state’s controversial ban on female drivers last came under attack in September after Shaima Jastaniya was sentenced to 10 lashes just days after Saudi King Abdullah granted women the right to vote. The punishment was overturned after international and domestic pressure.
Saudi Arabia is currently considering a law for women to cover up their eyes if they are deemed too“tempting.”
WHAT. WTF Saudia Arabia. Seriously?
All bolding in the above is mine. Because WHAT.
Seriously, Saudi Arabi, what the fuck are you doing.
I cannot respond to this coherently right now. Jesus fucking christ.