"Random Passion"

The concern for overly exposed young bodies may be well-intentioned. With society fetishizing girls at younger and younger ages, girls are instructed to self-objectify and see themselves as sexual objects, something to be looked at. A laundry list of problems can come from obsessing over one’s appearance: eating disorders, depression, low self-worth. Who wouldn’t want to spare her daughter from these struggles?

But these dress codes fall short of being legitimately helpful. What we fail to consider when enforcing restrictions on skirt-length and the tightness of pants is the girls themselves—not just their clothes, but their thoughts, emotions, budding sexuality and self-image.

Instead, these restrictions are executed with distracted boys in mind, casting girls as inherent sexual threats needing to be tamed. Dress restrictions in schools contribute to the very problem they aim to solve: the objectification of young girls. When you tell a girl what to wear (or force her to cover up with an oversized T-shirt), you control her body. When you control a girl’s body—even if it is ostensibly for her “own good”—you take away her agency. You tell her that her body is not her own.

When you deem a girl’s dress “inappropriate,” you’re also telling her, “Because your body may distract boys, your body is inappropriate. Cover it up.” You recontextualize her body; she now exists through the male gaze.

What Do Dress Codes Say About Girls’ Bodies? (via becauseiamawoman)

it’s also like… the idea is theoretically supposed to be about “making a better learning environment for everyone” except that’s just a giant load of bullshit.  if the dress code regulations are all about what girls can and cannot wear then they’re only concerned with making the learning environment better for boys.  forcing girls to be constantly self-conscious about their appearance, to deal with being called out by teachers for their shirt straps being too thin or their skirts being too short, and to put up with the objectification and male gaze this quote talks about makes the learning environment worse for girls.  this sends a very clear message to all female students about who the school is really there for.  it’s not for them and they know it.

(via rapeculturerealities)

reverseracism:

Just serving ya’ll a cup of truth tea

- Susie the Moderator

pinoy-culture:

Filipina’s at the Spiritual Journey Tattoo shop and from Tatak ng Apat na Alon (Mark of the Four Waves) proudly showing their cultural pride with their traditional Filipino tattoo’s. Within the Filipino community, a cultural revival is happening through the revival of our traditional tattooing.

( Filipino men tattoo post here. x )

candiesandwords:

iSN’T CONSENT BEAUTIFUL

I have been waiting for so long for this gifset!!! This is my favorite part of the movie, and I’m not a mushy kissy person. It’s just so adorable and perfect and great!! :D 

medievalpoc:

cultureunseen:

http://society6.com/artist/replaceface

You know what’s funny? I think a lot of people view these images as interesting because they’re “unrealistic” or specifically because they feature men of color, anachronistic. I do like them, but I just wanted to add something….

For each of these implied anachronisms, there is a real painting of a real Man of Color from European Art History. (The text for each image is a link to learn more!)

A French Gentleman, c. 1800

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Toussaint L’Ouverture, c. 1790s

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Alexander Pushkin, 1899

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Portrait of Général Thomas Alexandre Dumas (father of author Alexandre Dumas)

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Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh, Javanese Aristocrat and Artist in the Netherlands, 1840

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Olaudah Equiano, c. 1840s

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Abram Petrovich Gannibal, c. 1690s

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Chevalier de Saint-Georges, c. 1780s

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Ira Aldridge, Victorian Actor, c. 1840

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János Bihari, Composer, c. 1840

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The Postillion of Erddig House, 1730

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Jack Black of Ystumllyn, Wales, 1754

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A Young Eastern European Man c. 1750:

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P.S. my favorite from the OP is will.i.am!!!

pridefulvanity:

next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights

stfu-moffat:

[Trigger warning: sexual assault]

heroscafe asked stfu-moffat:

Maybe I just didn’t see it, but have you guys talked about Amy sexually assaulting the Doctor on her wedding night? B/C that part made me really uncomfortable, for everyone involved.

It’s probably been discussed but not since I started as a mod so let’s talk about it now!

I think the striking thing about it (looking back at it, anyway) is that it ties in with common assumptions about sexual assault much more than the other sexual assaults on the show. It’s portrayed as no big deal, even though Amy is VERY aggressive with the Doctor*. I mean, he’s backing away into his TARDIS, he’s OBVIOUSLY not consenting AT ALL, what the fuck Amy? But it’s passed off as worst for Rory (because his fiancée kissed someone else) than for the Doctor (who was sexually assaulted by a friend). (It’s a really common trope to use a character’s rape or sexual assault for angst for another character, and that trope is AWFUL and people should stop using it RIGHT NOW.)

It reinforces the idea that unwanted sexual contact on a man doesn’t matter, which is incredibly harmful for male victims of rape and abuse from women. It’s very common for men to say and think that they would love to be sexually assaulted by a woman - and it’s very common for women to agree with these statements and to assume all men feel this way - which means male victims are victim-blamed as well as being socially shamed for their own assault. It’s a really harmful attitude and it’s appalling that Doctor Who would have a scene that perpetuates the stigma against male rape victims.

It follows the same pattern as Moffat’s other sexual assaults, in that it’s seen as funny and zany, rather than scary and traumatic, and no one seems bothered afterwards, but it’s notable in just how uncomfortable the Doctor is and how much he tries to get away. That scene made me very uncomfortable just watching his behaviour, because he so obviously doesn’t want to kiss her, but his consent is completely ignored.

So I was completely horrified by that scene because it’s such a terrible thing to model to children, that their friends’ bodily autonomy doesn’t matter and it’s OK for women to sexually assault men.

- C

*I would say, if this were a man acting like this towards a woman it would seem very different, but I’m not sure Moffat would agree or that it would stop him, given his recent track record. However, it would seem much creepier if Amy were a man and the Doctor a woman, and I assume one reason why Moffat got away with it was because Amy is a woman, so it looks less threatening, even though, obviously, it isn’t.

wilwheaton:

maxistentialist:

Techdirt:

In order to protect their dominant market share, Keurig makers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been on a bit of an aggressive tear of late. As with computer printers, getting the device in the home is simply a gateway to where the real money is: refills. But Keurig has faced the “problem” in recent years of third-party pod refills that often retail for 5-25% less than what Keurig charges. As people look to cut costs, there has also been a growing market for reusable pods that generally run anywhere from five to fifteen dollars.
Keurig’s solution to this problem? In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it.

Friends don’t let friends use pod coffee makers.

FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE POD COFFEE MAKERS.

wilwheaton:

maxistentialist:

Techdirt:

In order to protect their dominant market share, Keurig makers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been on a bit of an aggressive tear of late. As with computer printers, getting the device in the home is simply a gateway to where the real money is: refills. But Keurig has faced the “problem” in recent years of third-party pod refills that often retail for 5-25% less than what Keurig charges. As people look to cut costs, there has also been a growing market for reusable pods that generally run anywhere from five to fifteen dollars.

Keurig’s solution to this problem? In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it.

Friends don’t let friends use pod coffee makers.

FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE POD COFFEE MAKERS.

feministsupernatural:

rileyabeled:

a film starring rinko kikuchi, lupita nyong’o, natalie dormer, lucy liu, laverne cox, amber heard, michelle rodriguez, nicole beharie and ellen page as either an all female heist team or the world’s first all female super team

Can Gina Torres be in it too?

cosplayingwhileblack:

rainbowredwood:

Coplaying Fionna from Adventure Time. I made the hat (crocheted), the backpack, clip in bangs, and sword. What time is it?!

Character: Fionna

Series: Adventure Time

SUBMISSION

rapeculturerealities:

mistressmary:

self-love-getsyoufurther:

dickrockerjanecrocker:

likesboyswholikeboys:

you can preach about slut-shaming all you want, but you can’t deny there’s something very wrong with 13 and 14-year old girls going out in skirts and dresses so short they barely cover their asses and shirts with necklines so low they show off cleave they haven’t got yet, drinking and even smoking and hooking up with guys before they even have a substantial knowledge of how sex and sexual relationships work.

Thank YOU HOLY SHIT

omg SERIOUSLY????

WHY DO YOU THINK THEY DO THIS?? because this society is telling girls and women that in order to be WORTHY of ANYTHING they have to be sexual and attractive. THESE LITTLE GIRLS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, THEY ARE THE VICTIMS OF A MISOGYNISTIC SYSTEM.

and SECONDLY if people actively and freely CHOOSE to dress a certain way can you please ask yourselves why on earth you would want to take that away from them?? this is slut shaming and victim blaming to the max.

do any of you even have a brain or????

EXACTLY, WHAT THE HELL OP???
"Rape culture is calling sexually active 12-year-old girls sluts instead of wondering who the fuck is having sex with 12-year-olds"

Seriously, not to mention, those clothes are being sold in children’s sizes.  Those girls wearing the clothing they’re told to wear by society, the clothing that’s made available to them by designers is not the problem.  The problem is a social system that sexualizes anyone it deems female no matter her age.  The problem is an economic system that capitalizes on the exploitation and sexualization of girls no matter their age.  

gagegoliqhtly:

no more cis men playing trans women

no more equating trans women to men because they have the same genitals at birth

no more cis men getting awards for trans women roles while actual trans women are getting ignored

more trans women playing cis women. more trans women being treated like women instead of men in makeup. more trans women.

garibage:

Congratulations !

garibage:

Congratulations !