Ugly Duckling

floozys:

parental figure: “sit like a lady”

me:

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drvwhiskerstein:

the correct names for the buttons on a playstation controller

drvwhiskerstein:

the correct names for the buttons on a playstation controller

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#293 Because of breast cancer awareness campaigns.

fuck-yeah-feminist:

365reasonstobeafeminist:

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and sheds thousands of lives every year. It mainly affects middle-aged persons and many of those have to undergo a masectomy as part of their treatment. Yet, a new trend awareness advertising is glossing over what breast cancer really means. This trend centres around hetero male sexual gratification and uses language which focuses on saving the breasts, hooters, tatas and boobs rather than saving people . As Sara Florence points out:

"A campaign that utilizes images of young, healthy women with supple, and more to the point, present breasts is not exactly sensitive to the needs of the demographic it’s supposed to be supporting. Furthermore, using sexualized humor to make light of the rather harrowing experience of actually losing one’s breast to a deadly disease is really just twisting the knife.”

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So what is the problem here then?

Well, firstly there is no reason to sexualise a life-threatening disease. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect breasts, it affects people. Persons. Human lives. Secondly, breasts do not solely exist for nothing other than hetero cis male pleasure. Finally, what is the point in supporting a disease that mainly affects women, while simultaneously objectifying and sexualising their bodies? These campaigns might raise a bit of cash and awareness, but they are mainly undermining the status of women in society.

"When a campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight a deadly disease appeals to the potential loss of a sexual object, rather than the potential loss of a human life, it sends a powerful message about what our society values. The sexism of breast cancer awareness normalizes the view that women are sexual objects rather than subjects with agency and dignity."

-Beth Mendenhall.

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Worrrrd.

tr0bb:

I laughed way too hard.

tr0bb:

I laughed way too hard.

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micdotcom:

Aziz Ansari just came out as a feminist with one perfect analogy

During his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night, the comedian made it very clear where he stands on the issue of gender equality: He supports it and thinks you should, too.

"That’s not how words work"

(Source: mattsgifs, via zanmetsundead)

chibird:

And it doesn’t matter where they are (offline or online, right next to you or in a different country) or who they are, because friends are friends! ^w^
Side note: This is dedicated to two best friends, Elina and Isobel, who use mobility aids to get around.

chibird:

And it doesn’t matter where they are (offline or online, right next to you or in a different country) or who they are, because friends are friends! ^w^

Side note: This is dedicated to two best friends, Elina and Isobel, who use mobility aids to get around.

everythingnotnothing:

These characters are so cute in their little 3D forms that it’s a pity they’ll all be brutally murdered at one point or another in this game.

nandiappleby:

Size comparisons over time with Floydaroo. Plus some Bee & Bells for good measure. Pardon the pun.

nandiappleby:

Size comparisons over time with Floydaroo. Plus some Bee & Bells for good measure. Pardon the pun.

Reblog if you dont shave your legs everyday.

notafraidofstopping876:

troylersmellet:

my-herbal-journey:

I just want everyone to see how unrealistic some expectations are.

who the fuck shaves their legs everyday?

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