oh the stories that would be told…
We’re starting to prepare for next year’s convention season at work, which got me thinking about cons and, inevitably, because of the experiences of a lot of my friends, about the harassment that happens there.
And in thinking about and researching how to make conventions…
I haven’t figured out how to reblog enitre blocks of texts, (I’m slow sometimes) but if you are a con person, or know someone who is, please forward this to them regardless if they are the subject of harassment or not.
Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
what you fail to realize is that video games shouldn’t cater to females in the first place. It’s largely known that it’s targeted towards the MALE demographic and has been for so many years, so why would they ask for something like that to be handed to them on a goddamn silver platter?
that’s like a guy walking into the women’s department of clothing at a sears and demanding that there be more clothing for men there. Separation of sections be damned.
that’s not how it fucking works
no not really
the game industry is more like walking into a regular department store and seeing that all the clothes are only men’s clothes
and when you ask the cashier where the women’s clothing section is, they wheel out a small rack of cheaply made tutus, g-strings, and high heels all in bright pink
and then when you go “wow really that’s it” you get called an uppity bitch and everybody assumes you want all the focus on you when in reality you’d just like to be considered a worthwhile demographic since you also like to wear clothes, it’s not like you want some ridiculous getup, you just want a solid shirt and pair of pants that fits you alright.
I mean hell you even sort of like men’s clothes and you have no problem wearing them. They suit you well. But it’s very obvious once you throw on a pair of men’s pants that they were not made for you.
Perfect metaphor is perfect.
American Horror Story Greetings!
Some things I’ve learned in the CBT clinics I’ve been going to regarding anxiety that I thought might be helpful to some.
for real though. i have tried so hard to explain these things to people. jfc.
omg thank for the anxiety one bless you.
Dying right now.
I cannot believe this got so many notes. But this is the continuation.
Goddess give us strength that we all may be as classy as this woman.
I think I now know what it would be like to witness, in person, Batman in the act of casually disarming and joint-locking some criminal fool, twisting an arm or a leg in just such a fashion so as to cause incoherent screaming, begging for mercy, for the chance to rat out accomplices and spill all beans just to make the hurting stop. If the wind was right, maybe I could also hear Batman’s low, satisfied chuckle.
i would love to see the correspondence between this woman and that guy’s mom.
Louis CK on our culture on dating
this is beautiful. that last frame though
Last day of PAX wisdom from Cards Against Humanity. #pax
but my land destruction deck is the shit
You want to go back to a generation where a girl moved from her parent’s house to her husband’s house without creating an independent identity. You want to go back to a generation where people were slut shamed for holding someone’s hand in public. You want to go back to a generation where the male is perceived as the more aggressive gender, and the female is passive. You want to go back to a generation that ignored a woman’s wants and needs, especially sexually, in lieu of the man who exerts dominance over her. You want to go back to a generation where you were expected to marry someone who would take care of you financially as opposed to the person who you were happy with.
You want to go back to a generation that encouraged sexism.
If you laugh at jokes about raping people I will laugh at my fist punching your throat because sure it’s violent and demeaning but I think it’s funny so why aren’t you laughing get off the floor and stop whining I am trying to assert that my desire to make a joke out of your traumatic experience is more important than your pain it’s called Freedom of Speech read a book.
IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.
Holy shit this is brilliant
Reblogging for those who need it.
Because I know a lot of people in my age-group feel uncomfortable on phone.
The Hyper-space is my favorite.
haha the lgbt community is like one big family we welcome everyone lol unless you’re asexual or a young bisexual girl. hey does anyone know what the t stands for
i look forward to this being an archaic thought process. If I am dead by then, and someone finds this in a digital version of an archeological dig, Bi/Trans/Ace people, please laugh at how dumb everyone is in this era