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Well that was unexpected

It suddenly became cool and rainy and there is an actual breeze and the thunder sounds like it’s saying, “I’M COMING. FUCK THIS HUMIDITY.”

josephinas—bidened:

malenaferrell:

fizzylimon:

prettypeggyoh:

toocooltobehipster:

abigaildonaldson:

The poor models at Louis Vuitton.

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yo, fuck marc jacobs, he treats models like complete shit all of the time and never gets called out on it

Oh my god this is real

if this doesnt get people pissed i dont know what will

oh my Goddddd ouch

Models are treated like shit. The labor conditions for the majority are outrageous. Fucked up feet is the least of their worries compared to the other ways the fashion industry exploits and abuses them.

(Source: vogue.it)

Crowded House

—Don't Dream It's Over

throwbacksongs:

Crowded House - Don’t Dream It’s Over

(via abagond)

starklyinaccurate:

mrmanager:

To fight monsters, we created monsters

(Source: monettes, via proustianrecall)

(via abagond)

Using feminist causes for propagandistic ends should not be confused with genuine feminism…since it undermines efforts to reach gender equality in two ways.

First, it perpetuates conflict through stereotyping and emnification, conflicts in which women often suffer disproportionately. If we are following global affairs critically, we should be conscious of these dynamics and find ways to promote women’s human rights without contributing to war propaganda. Second, pointing fingers at “Them” blinds “Us” to ways in which our own institutions and policies also perpetuate harmful gendered practices. Too often the media spotlight on barbaric foreigners closes the space for feminist activists on the home front to press for greater gender equity at home. And simplistic narratives of bad men oppressing women in foreign lands obscure the complexity of these practices – which implicate and affect men as well as women – and too often substitute for exploring efforts at change.

Charli Carpenter on that BS story about ISIS and FGM that was circulating last week

I think this commentary also applies to much of the western conversation around head-covering by Muslim women.

The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.

hssanya:

Did you know that after they switched to blind auditions, major symphony orchestras hired women between 30% to 55% more? Before bringing in “blind auditions” with a screen to conceal the the candidate, women in the top 5 major orchestras made up less than 5% of the musicians performing.

Though from what I understand, the screens are actually removed for the final round of auditions. The blind auditions probably help a lot of women get their foot in the door, but it doesn’t entirely eliminate bias.

(via heyreadabook)

thatawkwardblondechick:

The tweet that saved the entire female population

thatawkwardblondechick:

The tweet that saved the entire female population

(via electrodaggers)

A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.

An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux

(via black—lamb)

If you’re not interested in establishing and protecting rights, freedom, and dignity for ALL women, then you’re not a feminist.

(Source: redefiningbodyimage, via ladyfabulous)

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

"juicy bits" sounds so suggestive

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

"juicy bits" sounds so suggestive

(via cognitivedissonance)

crocobaby:

Do you think every president goes through a awkward first few weeks in office when they’re not sure when’s the right time to ask if aliens are real or not?

During my first day in office, I’d be reading all the classified documents about JFK’s assassination. Just to make sure.

(via apsies)