This elephant was overcome by vultures and jackals. Another elephant approached at a fast pace and she was successful at chasing away the predators. Then, slowly she wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.
eh, its more that mainstream feminism seems to still be very focused on the image of a sexy thin able-bodied white girl, but now she’s a sexy thin able-bodied white girl feminist who doesnt need a man’s approval. you see what im saying? its the guise of saying “you can be whoever you want to be because feminism”, while also 100% not challanging patriarchal beauty standards, and in fact, holding them up as correct/ ultimately desirable even in a space that is supposed to be about “smashing the patriarchy”. patriarchal beauty standards… are the patriarchy. the sexy thin able-bodied white ideal is prevalent in feminist circles, cos thats what we’re trained by the media/society to value i totally get it. the sexy thin able-bodied white girls (and others like them in several traits but not all) are the poster-children of feminism; the sexy feminist that proves to men that not all feminists are hags, she’s sexy and she’ll still beat you up, she’s a proud slut and protests for it, fiesty and cleavage-y and wont take your shit, blah blah, BUT all that is still holding up totally skewed ideas of beauty/sex appeal, and still totally caters to the male gaze, whether it intends to or not. this type of feminism is still creating a group of feminist girls who still actively hate themselves for not being attractive enough, because even through the lense of feminism, all they’re seeing is still traditionally beautiful girls. i see adamantly feminist (hetero) girls only reblog pictures of sexy women and talk about how even though they believe in body positivity for everyone else, their own body is ugly and disgusting and not good enough. that makes me sad and upset. (real) body positivity is a huge important part of what feminism could inspire.
i hope this makes sense because its a hard thing to describe clearly :>
i don’t think its bad, it might be a little uncomfortable but thats probably it? a quick google search yielded p much the same conclusion. if you’re worried about it, you could try vaporizing :> anybody else know if smoking with a cold isnt the best thing?
I can go days without encountering a single picture of a sexualized man. If i vaguely try to avoid them, i encounter another picture of a sexualized woman every 10-20 min, tops. If im wAtching tv or reading a magazine or going on tumblr or anything like that, that number jumps up to about 1 every 3 minutes. Obviously this is my personal sleepyheaded guesstimation, but clearly women are getting a lot more “suggestions” about what the societally accepted standards of beauty are. we certainly know what we’re expected to look like, due to no shortage of constant subtle input, it makes me cry that women dont realize theyve been brainwashed to think thats just the way it is.
it makes me feel uncomfortable that mainstream feminism is so steaming sexy these days. I feel like that kind of feminism is saying “i’m still going to put way too much pressure on myself to look beautiful and perfect and try to reach unreachable standards, but not for you, men!”
Its not challenging any systems in place to go out of your way to be traditionally beautiful. Even if you are doing it for you, it doesnt have to be an endless treadmill run to perfection. Theres an obsession with physical appearance that pervades almost every social group that i find frankly horrifying, since your body is just a fleshy vessel for your awesome life experience. you know how many girls said they were too fat or ugly to get a piercing at my shop yesterday? 5 in one day. thats incredibly sad, especially since they were all average builds and lovely even without makeup. obviously i support a woman’s right to choose to be whomever she wants to be, but im not going to pretend like i see that making women happy in the long run. i know feeling inadequate and scrambling to be more and more desirable and lovely wasnt making me happy nor getting me anywhere,even under the guise of sexy feminist revenge. Its a waste of time and if id known i would have done something else, I would have read a book or met new friends or gotten a new hobby (id be great at it by now, if id started 3 years ago when i was sick). Its not your fault that you’re constantly habitually body monitoring and worried about your appearance, im sorry culture raised you so wrong, i love you. Recognize that being unhappy with your body is half a feeling, half a 20 year old buildup of sexist crud in your brain. Most importantly it has nothing to do with your body, and changing your body wont change the horrid beauty standards that have seeped into you. You know, the ones that made you want to change in the first place. Youre not at the back of a perfection tunnel, you wont be freed from it altogether once you attain perfection. Try torching the standards first, and then see how you feel about your bod! :) idk, thoughts?
A spaceman arrives on earth and greets a local. They are from so far apart yet they sense a kinship.
We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.
I AM SO SORRY that i type like a very excited child , the truth is I’m very excited and I am a child
give her a flashdrive stripped of all its plastic, wrapped in duct tape, containing 5 mp3s of pure noise. when she asks why you gave it to her, tell her to leave you alone
when i don’t know what to draw, i draw girls making out