crystallized-velvet:

unbuttoningfeminism:

oliviatheelf:

lizywkim:

starryeyedlunatic:

fucksociety95:

this picture should have more then the amounts of notes it has, this shows us that not ever thing is “picture perfect” and that behind that smile and those eyes there is fear . So i beg you to please reblog this instead of a pair of shoes, someone smoking a blunt, and clothes … because this picture is literally worth 1,000 words 

This is insanely powerful.

As someone who grew up in an abusive household, I will never fucking fail to reblog this. People pull bullshit all the time over people getting abused. They make it to where it’s covered up, the victim’s fault, or they don’t care about it. This is happening RIGHT NOW and could be happening to your own neighbor, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, teachers, mail-deliverer. Anyone.  IT is a nightmare. 

Wow

If I remember correctly this is a norwegian newspaper commercial about speaking up for the weaker ones.

(Source: awayfromearth)

guelphcycletherapy:

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guelphcycletherapy:

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Want your bike tuned up for Spring? Don’t wanna pay eighty-five bucks at a shop? My work is top-notch and my Tune-Ups are affordable - twenty for most kids bikes and  thirty for most adult bikes.  Your satisfaction with my work is my highest priority!

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

stephendann:

tallestsilver:

stardusted:

Aussie Builders surprise public with loud empowering statements in new Snickers Australia Ad.

NO BUT REALLY

Male paid actors in a commercial shoot harass unsuspecting women on the street. Those women are then stopped by a further stranger and asked to sign waivers for the use of their image in the commercial advert, paid a minor fee and larger fee if image is used (thanks to the clarification from a participant).

Let’s breakdown this empowerment for a moment.  The men know the conditions and circumstances of the advert, the scripts, the set up, and elect to participate after being recruited into the process. Chances are that they applied for the work, and/or were sought for the role. Actors in adverts are paid as professionals.  

Contrast the women.  First, the agency didn’t hire female actors to the role of the recipients.  There’s female actors for commercials who were not given a day’s work in the name of :empowerment: of women by Snickers.  There’s a fun gender dynamic for you already. No female actors were paid in the production of this empowerful message of gender stuffs.

It’s an awful message too.  The snickers tag line is “You’re not yourself when you’re hungry”. So if builders are “empowering” and then eat their snickers, the default male state is being a misogynistic prick

Actually being pro-women and empowering is your “not yourself” state.

So, why again is this an empowering message? Sure, looks good in the gifs, but it’s a shitty message with a worse execution.

Also, have a look at the gender breakdown of the production team who greenlit the prtoject. Surprises anyone?

Spot on commentary. Watching the whole ad now really disappoints me. It almost feels like the ad is making fun of men who are feminists. “Here, eat a Snickers and revert back to being sexist.” It’s like it’s saying that men aren’t themselves, aren’t real men, if they believe in equality. When I saw these gifs before, I was mislead. I thought it was doing the opposite. The men were hungry and acting like assholes, so they ate a Snickers and started shouting out statements of equality to women instead of harassment. But nope. It’s the opposite.

ravingliberal:

skyliting:

wintesoldieriscoming:

Finally saw the Falcon costume on a retail site. Doesn’t come in my size. Why, God? Why?
Boys under age 12 get everything I want.

FALCON COSTUME!!!!!!!! 

Tell me this isn’t really fucking important. YOU JUST TRY AND TELL ME. 

ravingliberal:

skyliting:

wintesoldieriscoming:

Finally saw the Falcon costume on a retail site. Doesn’t come in my size. Why, God? Why?

Boys under age 12 get everything I want.

FALCON COSTUME!!!!!!!! 

Tell me this isn’t really fucking important. YOU JUST TRY AND TELL ME. 

pardonmewhileipanic:

jackpowerx:

hellhound-gytrash:

letshaveapantsoffdanceoff:

motivationforfitness:

r-dart:

My Dad isn’t a bad person, he’s just… old fashioned.

This is so much the outlook by many men on a woman’s hormonal fluctuation. As if there is no control. No matter what, women cannot have control of their bodies.

Your dad tells the fucking truth. The last thing America needs is a woman in charge.

Sorry ladies, I’m just saying what we’re all thinking. Women are cuntwaffles during their period.

I’m willing to bet that most people who are irritable are so because they’re uncomfortable or in pain - it’s really hard to be level-headed when you’re in gut-tearing amounts of pain.

The hormonal argument is the biggest load of crap - as if males don’t have hormones or don’t have a hormonal cycle. Actually, male hormone cycles are more frequent and less predictable.

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/male-hormonal-cycles-andropause-1009127

I’m not putting this out there to put one sex above the other but rather to point out that “hur hur hormones!!!” is a really ridiculous reason to discredit and entire group of people, especially when we all have hormones and hormonal cycles.

So we shouldn’t allow a woman president because she supposedly loses her shit and becomes hyperaggressive once a month, but we regularly give power to men who lose their shit and become hyperaggressive whenever a woman rejects their advances.

Seems legit.

I’m not trying to be sexist, but let me use this super archaic view on hormones, coupled with sexist slurs meant to oppress women, all in defense of not giving them power

hurr hurr we’re all thinking it tho amirite

EAT. MY. SHIT.

C’mon now ladies, it’s not like men have ever started a war or dropped a bomb in the time that they’ve been running shit.

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.

Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.

- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

(Source: cocoamoon)

abby-howard:

Today’s Junior Scientist Power Hour is all about ladies and their weird periods! What are periods? We don’t really know. But you can always tell when a woman is on her period because she has opinions that men don’t like, and sometimes they get mad!

It’s not like women get mad any other times, or that even if a woman is on her period, you should still listen to the words she says and not write them off as “crazy uterus talk”

Just last week, a 7th grader with a curvy build came home upset about this. She had worn an outfit with a skirt and leggings, and in the morning, a teacher had said to her, “Cute outfit.” But then her homeroom teacher pulled her aside at the end of the day and said, “You know, another girl could get away with that outfit, but you should not be wearing that. I’m going to dress code you.” Juliet Bond and the child’s mom were discussing the incident, not certain if the message to the child was ‘you’re too sexy’ or ‘you’re too fat.’

The kids also report that the teachers have been discussing ‘appropriate body types for leggings and yoga pants and inappropriate body types for yoga pants and leggings.’

Bond says, “This is concerning because it is both slut shaming and fat shaming. If a girl is heavy or developed, the message is that she cannot wear certain clothes.” Neither is acceptable. We should not be sexualizing kids, nor should we be making them feel that they can wear leggings as long as they remain stick thin. Bond asks, “Why are the girls being pulled out of class to have assemblies on whether they are wearing the right clothes, while the boys remain in class, learning and studying?”

I don’t have a problem with a school having a dress code; in fact, I attended a school that didn’t allow jeans or shorts or shirts without collars, but I do have a problem when the dress code is discriminately based on gender and body type. There is a big difference between telling all students to dress respectfully and telling curvy girls to dress in a way that doesn’t distract boys.

asgardian-feminist:

Steve: Codenames: Mine is “Eagle 1.” Bucky is “Been there, done that”. Sam is “Currently doing that.” Fury is “It happened once in a dream.” Maria is “If I had to pick a lady.” Natasha is “Eagle 2.”
Natasha: Oh, thank God.

mister-smalls:

nylooms:

tupacabra:

image

it’s a metaphor

The best part is that the crab is the symbol for the zodiac sign Cancer, so in a way even the crab itself is a metaphor

The Fault in our (Lob)Stars