Yes, it’s wonderful to see a woman modeling a menswear collection, but I’d like to see the 201 version of this, as it were. I’d like to see a woman with stereotypically feminine features modeling menswear: I’d like to see a curvy girl with cupid’s bow lips sashaying down the runway in a suit. I’d like to see a woman with big breasts strutting through a print campaign in men’s vests and ties. For that matter, I’d like to see a hairy, muscular man wearing dresses in women’s print ads. I’d like to see a bearded male model on the runway for a womenswear collection.
And I would like to see these design decisions played not as novelties or something to laugh at, but as legitimate expressions of fashion and commentaries on fashion and gender. I would like to see designers exploring the full range of the human body, rather than limiting themselves, and in the process limiting their audiences, too. Society takes cues from fashion, and the heavily gendered nature of fashion is a pressing issue for those who don’t fit within the narrow confines of what is ‘acceptable’ in terms of physical appearance.
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I’m sure all the people that would actually care just rolled over in their mummified caskets
Don’t worry, i don’t think that Nefertiti is too mad
Ahh yes, Cleopatra is cringing with agony and being stripped from her power because her ancient and dead culture is being referenced in a music video.
you guys do realize that there are still Egyptian people right
Also, Cleopatra might have been in charge of Egypt, but she wasn’t Egyptian. She was a child of Ptolemy, the Greek general Alexander left in charge.
On the morning of October 3, 1991, I woke to the sound of people shouting, “Susan kills babies!” outside our bedroom window. “Susan kills babies!” I heard again. Must be a nightmare, I thought. I’m home. I am not at work. I am in my bed, right next to Randy. But I was awake. I was in my own bed. This was real.
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
I remember seeing a video OneThirdGone posted about her group protesting outside a doctor’s home. I rolled my eyes at it and thought of how irritating they were. But after reading about the struggles of Dr. Wicklund and all the harassment she’s endured (and I’m not even halfway through the book yet), anti-choice protestors now make me physically sick.
They barricaded Dr. Wicklund’s home - they brought a mobile home and parked it in front of her driveway, and giant cement-filled barrels blocked the entrance. They stalked her daughter at her school, they posted “Wanted” signs all over their town. They made it nearly impossible for her family to leave their home.
If you think clinic protestors are okay, then I’m going to need you to do some rethinking.
Anonymous asked: Yo, I just saw an advice column with a letter from a woman who accidentally found out she was dating a white nationalist and... the point is, in these situations you just get the hell out, right? White supremacists are dangerous, it's a fool move hanging around trying to call 'em out or reform 'em.
HOW THE FUCK DO YOU “ACCIDENTALLY” END UP DATING A WHITE SUPREMACIST
That shit happens all the time. People know it’s not polite or acceptable to be racist, so they keep their views to themselves. You have to really hunt to find the signs sometimes. Thank goodness for OkCupid match questions.
Yeah, they’re pretty good at appearing “normal” now, outside the South.
I DID meet a fake geek girl once. Turned out she was in fact an assortment of squirrels in a trenchcoat.
Those squirrels sure did know a lot about Batman, though.
But, seriously, why should anyone have to put “contains peanuts” warnings on their food? Eating peanut products never bothers me — maybe these people who get all sensitive about peanuts should just grow thicker skins!
Senate majority leader Harry Reid gave a hell of a speech in Congress about the agenda of the billionaire Koch brothers, carbon barons who are the prime beneficiaries of Citizens United, the Supreme Court case that ruled that corporate persons had the free speech right to engage in unlimited campaign finance spending.
This is kind of a big deal.
People who don’t work don’t contribute to society. Hardworking people like my father shouldn’t have to fund their laziness.
Second-year English Literature specialist, submitted by anonymous
[If you ever complain about your ‘tax dollars’ being ‘wasted’ on people, congrats: you’ve accomplished outing yourself as a bigot.] (via shitrichcollegekidssay)