I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power
Social Work student. (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).
Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!
Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo."
Glosswatch, Almost Famous, real women, and the normalisation of self-hate. (via nextyearsgirl)
this is the laziest fucking gang I’ve ever seen
this description made me think of a bunch of Greasers jut laying all over the sidewalk like ragdolls and they only raise their hands to snap their fingers when someone passes by
One of the things I love about Bucky is how he deals with Steve. Steve, even with all his health issues, has shown himself to be very independent and as self sufficient as he can possibly be. Because of that, notice how Bucky doesn’t try to be pushy or crowd Steve into making a decision. Bucky has to know that Steve is at a loss here and he offers his home, but makes sure that Steve knows it won’t be “charity” because he’ll have to do chores. He gives Steve a huge amount of space and lets him do the talking. When Steve starts to get all “I can take care of myself”, Bucky let’s him know he’s not trying to help because he thinks Steve can’t do it, but because that’s what friends DO for each other. It would be easy for Bucky pushy in situations with Steve, but he’s NOT. Because Bucky is an incredibly good friend. He’s there for you when you need him. He tells you stuff you don’t really want to hear, but NEED to. He’s a shoulder to lean on, but only if you want him to be. It would have been easy for Steve to have been the “sidekick” friend that Bucky kept around to be his cheering section, but you never get that impression from him. They treat each other like brothers and equals, which says a lot about Steve’s internal qualities, but it also says a lot about BUCKY’S.
Marketing Professor (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
"Feminism is the worst thing to happen to mankind….because it helps put women on a level playing field with men, and men should obviously be way super privileged in every way all the time and not having that privilege is worse than the Holocaust, slavery, 9/11, sex trafficking, racism, or any other true tragedy."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via quotes-shape-us)
|Smokey the Bear:||9 out of 10 forest fires are caused by humans.|
|Humans:||Oh my god, not ALL humans! I've never caused ONE forest fire, why am I being lumped in with the few bad guys out there? This is so people-ist. Wahhhh|