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misandry-mermaid:

iseealittlesilhouettoofacat:

fucknosexistcostumes:

"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."

Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.

"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]

I don’t know why there can’t just be one unisex costume for little kids. When I was little and wanted to dress like a dinosaur, I wanted to look like a dinosaur, not wear some frilly little dress with a picture of a T-Rex on it.
It’s like even on Halloween when you’re told that you can be whatever you want, little girls are still given the message that they have to abide by society’s standards of what’s for girls and how girls “should” look. They’re costumes of police officers and firefighters aren’t taken seriously so they subconsciously learn that they won’t be taken seriously in those career fields so why bother. They’re just an ornament for decoration

Studies show that gendered marketing sells more products, because a person who associates a product as being specifically catered to them personally will be more interested in it. It’s disgusting that these sexist double standards exist for small kids, and the adults who make these products and the parents who purchase them are both to blame for it.

The ‘victim’ approach to the study of white women in the slave formation, therefore, has severe limitations… while white males were the predominant owners of slaves in the plantation sector, the same cannot be said for the urban sector. White women were generally the owners of small properties, rather than large estates, but their small properties were more proportionately stocked with slaves than the large, male owned properties.

In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…

White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….

From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners.

excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles  (via daniellemertina)

White feminists tend to conveniently forget this and pretend that they don’t benefit from white supremacy like white men (via thisisnotjapan)

this is some boston harbor level spilt tea

(via mimicryisnotmastery)

yyuks:

w0l0w1zard:

fitandhealthyforlifee:

friendlyneighborhoodcurmudgeon:

Two MSU basketball players raped a woman in the dorms then one admitted to it. Their only consequence was that they had to move out of the dorms. This picture is of me and one other woman holding up this banner during Midnight Madness. Two other brave souls had a banner on the other side for a while before some jerk started playing tug or war with them over it. This was taken before we got booed at by 10,000 people and police escorted from the stadium. 

How screwed up are people to boo at this? 

Let’s keep reposting this. Rapists should be charged.

how is sport more important than the lives of women?
like honestly baffling

(Source: goforthandagitate)

asylum-art:

_CHOCKING CONTENT_

Gonzalo García 

"Rather has been a caution … Yes, caution and decide, but I also see it in prints that I have two years I will not expose ago, clearly recorded generated picture, because the last series of prints I made shares the subject line of my painting, are linked, fully twinned, but exhibit a backward and incoherent … I did not like because I finished this series and do not want to start a new, now having two series already obsolete in my workshop , nor do I care because I show it, then you have to be very careful in this regard …

"Porcine and pink world of consumption" which is the title of the document accompanying the work, you will surely end up calling very similar, originates from having a friend in the engraving workshop in the last year is called the career … and the best ideas always come in a fun … always said I looked like a pink pig, my skin color, and I wanted to bring these similarities to a visual language, so I started a series in which he played with the elements the supermarket, as the cutting of ham, you see something like ham, which is a compact object with a very small weight and bring it to the shape of the head, which is very compact and des membrane ideas, then put a cutting ham and my head, I found something fun and throws you to other information, concepts, was a series of monumental engraving, and when I had to do a thesis, I realized I needed another language because engraving has to be very graphic, if you try to explore other resources loses strength, and these images need color, skin and blood was coloring it without color, is incomplete, so I did a series of 13 pieces, some polyptychs and other whole pieces painting, creating a striped to be much clearer dialogue in every idea. The basic concept is to show as meat …



- All are self-portraits

Yes, they are all self-portraits, and at first I root to use pink, but I realized that the language gives you for more, he did not need that immediacy, not need to be chromatically unified, and the idea is how the material thing gives you cultural elements, such as things that human intervenes give information of how a group of people live, I found very interesting, to say, the provision of market as white but full of dead bodies, how people want to give an appearance at your local, as something that is not assimilated is flesh of a dead animal you’re going to swallow, but the place is white, he is clean, has to do with hygiene but also with something like innocence. So is the use of the flesh color, but taking cultural, social, religious figures, such as crosses, angels. I wanted to give a cultural twist, as in the triptych symbolizes the feminine side of the meat, which are 3 aspects I saw that catalog as qualities of women in the culture, one’s sexuality, submission and motherhood … the three involve meat, three involve transgression, there are elements that enter and leave the body which implies a kind of violation of privacy, then all that has to do with things that have no conceptual load, has an emotional sense, but man looks for in art is equal, we seek certain events that may not have all the burden, as eternity or banality, or if it breaks down like meat but I want you to understand something more in equities.
The problem is that the series has so many intertwined ideas, which becomes confusing, and you realize in document theory behind it, because I use theories of consumption to give the idea of society, and so have some religiosity and death mixed with other items, the company is the flesh, the self-portrait .. All that. “

clatterbane:

wordsthatfit:

Jeet Heer. [x]

A lot of people want to forget that we’re usually talking about public-private ventures that were explicitly set up for profit through exploiting “new” resources. (Originally including the indigenous populations, yes.) For example, everyone but the gentlemen investors was indentured to the Virginia Company for IIRC the first 40 years or so of the colony. Lots of convict labor too, and eventually the first British-run chattel slavery system in North America, because that made for better profits than forced labor from people they eventually had to set loose if they lived long enough. (Who were often kind of dangerous afterward, yeah.) Enter the invention of the color line, etc.

Arresting people for doing basically nothing so you can exploit them for cheap/free labor is hardly a new idea, either. Even neater if you can racialize that too. :/

No wonder the national mythology wants to focus on a bunch of separatist religious nuts seeking “freedom”—after the first shipload of captive West Africans had already been forced into labor in Virginia.

But, it isn’t just that modern capitalism developed out of all kinds of genocide and forced labor. Profit motives drove these crimes against humanity to begin with.

infernoblazewolf asked:

what color is the floating cat?

fuckyeahwelcometonightvale:

The color of a supernova. Of a white dwarf star collapsing on itself, becoming a black hole from which no light can escape. Of a genetic mutation that allows you to see in shades of red and green for the first time, beyond the gray-toned past of your ancestors.

And when that gene is passed down, through generation upon generation, until your great-great-great-great-great-grandniece looks upon her child for the first time and sees the dozens of colors that make up his fingernails alone—

—that is the color of Khoshek’s fur.

It’s also the color of kisses and head scritches. Just watch out if he’s in one of his moods.

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