“The process begins with the individual woman’s acceptance that American women, without exception, are socialized to be racist, classist and sexist, in varying degrees, and that labeling ourselves feminists does not change the fact that we must consciously work to rid ourselves of the legacy of negative socialization.”
bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
And imperialist as well. Denying this reality doesn’t help make it go away, it just makes it more insidious and harder to combat.
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8:18 pm • 23 April 2014 • 1,873 notes
This Just In
Scientists say the main reason why Pluto is no longer considered a planet is because Holst did not include it in his suite
7:04 pm • 23 April 2014 • 2,701 notes
I see AiCosu in the second to last picture~
YO ITS US. And like a ton of other cosplayers we know.
BUT WHERE DID THE CREDIT GO!???!!!
6:28 pm • 23 April 2014 • 58,882 notes
like honestly, sleeping next to someone is the nicest thing. like when you half wake up at 4am and squeeze them or they move in tighter to you. lovely.
5:16 pm • 23 April 2014 • 302,704 notes
Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this. Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.
Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:
“At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…
But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!
They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.
Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”
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4:01 pm • 23 April 2014 • 83,114 notes
“I think too much. I think ahead. I think behind. I think sideways. I think it all. If it exists, I’ve fucking thought of it.”
— Winona Ryder (via fusels)
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3:23 pm • 23 April 2014 • 440,988 notes