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self-love-getsyoufurther:

asfadedasmyjeans:

marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

As I was reading this, I started thinking about how so many advertisements for so many products (tools, cars, energy drinks, deodorant, magazines etc) needlessly use the generic image of a woman in a bikini next to the product. I wonder how much that has to do with that reaction.

the bolded part !

We’re so erased. …If you’re a person of color, if you’re a woman, if you’re from a poor family, if you’re from a rural family, if you’re from a family who worked like dogs and never got any respect or a share of the profits - you know that 99 percent of your stories ain’t been told. In any fucking medium.

And yet we still have to be taught to look, and to tell our stories. …Despite the utter absence of us, it’s still an internal revolution to say wait a minute, we are not only worthy of great art, but the source of great art.
Junot Diaz, in conversation with the New Yorker’s Hilton Als at The Strand, NYC 04-12-13 (via framesjanco)
zftw:

genderthief:

i gave my dog a tortilla chip ten minutes ago and she won’t fucking eat it she’s just staring at me with it in her mouth 

she’s waiting for the salsa

zftw:

genderthief:

i gave my dog a tortilla chip ten minutes ago and she won’t fucking eat it she’s just staring at me with it in her mouth 

she’s waiting for the salsa

perks-of-being-chinese:

nipsl1p:

bowtozhao:

lunaticobscurity:

lmao i swear japan has the greatest game shows

WAS THAT PLUNGER WORTH IT

DID SHE DIE I DONT UNDERSTAND OH MY GOD

WHAT THE FUCK JAPAN

perks-of-being-chinese:

nipsl1p:

bowtozhao:

lunaticobscurity:

lmao i swear japan has the greatest game shows

WAS THAT PLUNGER WORTH IT

DID SHE DIE I DONT UNDERSTAND OH MY GOD

WHAT THE FUCK JAPAN

tastefullyoffensive:

[nycgamer]
flavorsofsam:

OH WELL FUCK I MEAN IF THEY TASTE SLIGHTLY LIKE FUCKING WALNUTS THEN WHATS THE FUCKING POINT OF TIME CONTROL

flavorsofsam:

OH WELL FUCK I MEAN IF THEY TASTE SLIGHTLY LIKE FUCKING WALNUTS THEN WHATS THE FUCKING POINT OF TIME CONTROL

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Writings  (via abbiejoanx)
s-meraldo:

releasings:

hobbitdragon:

ddollley:

I just made the most inhuman noise

WHEN IT REALIZES THE PERSON IS STILL THERE AND GOES BACK TO BEING ‘DEAD’

oh my god

OH MY GOOOOOD

s-meraldo:

releasings:

hobbitdragon:

ddollley:

I just made the most inhuman noise

WHEN IT REALIZES THE PERSON IS STILL THERE AND GOES BACK TO BEING ‘DEAD’

oh my god

OH MY GOOOOOD

oucu:

MUJI HOUSE