(asian body positivity because people have the misconception we are all naturally thin and tiny because it fits their orientalist vision of the demure, obedient, and cute asian woman)
I love that the people arguing over raising minimum wage are probably people who have never had to work at minimum wage most likely while doing school and/or taking care of a family at the same time. And waiting to be promoted to a manager at the shitty fast food chain or retail shop they work at so they can live a little less shitty. Except then they’re trapped in that place much longer. Because you don’t generally “get the skills” as a Starbucks cashier to suddenly go be a stockbroker or chemist or whatever the hell. Why not let some politicians live on $8 an hour with ever-rising rent? Tear up the system? Start an experiment? Let it roll
Exams give me anxiety
I’ve never liked those damn things but, I suck it up and pass them to my ability at that time and place. I just wish I didn’t feel as though you need to be an amazing pattern maker or designer to get recognised at my school. I don’t even have any solid qualities I can even try to flaunt at the moment. That makes me sad. It’s frustrating when most think you’re doing amazingly well when you feel you never quite do enough. Sigh. I’m keeping my head up and no matter what….I will succeed. I will endure hardships. I will achieve my goals. And when it’s all over, I’ll have my runway to vengeance stomp all these hating hoes awaaaaaay~
a public service announcement
Good to know… thought I’m pretty sure most formally trained artists know this already…
The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.
Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”
One British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.
“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
So, to fight back against the sexualization of the modeling industry, these women assaulted a model and forcibly exposed her?
Protip: You’re not fighting a patriarchal system by assaulting women and exposing them against their will.
I have literally never heard of a positive thing done by Femen. Seriously. They need to stop. First the blatant Islamophobia, and now this? Really?
If your idea of feminism includes racist bullshit and attacking women who don’t conform to your exact image of a feminist, guess what? You’re a complete asshole and you’re misrepresenting feminism as a whole.
I *hate* Femen. Literally they are the reason feminism is viewed in a bad light. They’re the West Borough Baptist of feminism and I can’t stand it.
wasn’t it discovered earlier this year that FEMEN is run entirely by some rich israeli dude who required women to submit topless ‘audition’ photos before they can officially become a member
im pretty sure it’s not an actual feminist organization at all it’s really fucked up
white feminism bankrolled and controlled by old rich white dudes
Yo I’ve reblogged this before but the article linked above is so crazy important it’s not even funny.
What the fuck, actually read that article. That’s so messed up. Jesus Christ.
that’s that “CAN’T TELL ME (and the ancestors) NOTHING” face
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This is cute as fuck and describes pretty accurately how I feel too.
This comic is included Anything that Loves edited by Zan Christensen.
aside from this comic being really cute and honest, it also points out this really huge glaring problem in the gay community in relation to trans-men.
in my experience with a lot of gay men, they have this extremely purist view when it comes to what being a “real man” is, which is bad enough when you have different gay subcultures (bears, gymrats, etc) who have different specific definitions of what a “real man” is.
however for the most part, many gay men seem to agree upon a point of leaving trans-men not only out of their gender, but out of their sexuality as well and I have a real fucking problem with that.
i’m pretty open about things that relate to my sexuality, and i myself identify more or less as a homosexual, but i’ve found the worst part in the gay community is dealing with this bullshit. eventually i found that i at least have the luxury of telling guys to fuck off if i don’t meet their standards, but i know that’s a lot harder for folk when they seem to have the entire population of homosexuals more or less invalidating not only their gender, but their orientation as well.
with all of that said, i just ask this. if you happen to be a cisgender homosexual, like myself, don’t tell other gay men that they aren’t actually gay if they’re dating or have had relations with a trans-man because that’s a load of fucking bullshit.
more important, under any circumstance do not tell a trans-man they’re not a man or that they aren’t allowed to like other men who are homosexual, be they cis or trans.
that’s all i really wanted to say.