I think I was about 11 maybe 12. Me and my mum went on a diet together for the first time.
im not even 16 yet and im really self concious about my tummy flab
My mom has been begging me to diet with her since I was 8…. EIGHT!!!
my grandma has called me fat on a regular basis since i was 5
Two words: Fourth Grade.
Four more words: “Fatty Fatty Hamburger Patty”
I’m 40 and it still makes me cry.
A Hundred Days of Night (‘100DoN’) is an ongoing webcomic that retells the story of Hades and Persephone…and well, Perspehone kidnaps herself. This doesn’t completely backfire but in the end turns out to be WAY more complicated than she originally thought…?
The main goal of this campaign is to raise enough money to run a small print run of the first chapter…but not only that. It will also include a brand new prologue and SO MUCH MORE. But to achieve this, we need YOUR help.
As you already know, our campaign on Indiegogo to print Book I: Many meetings was successful and the first book of our comic is a REALITY now.
However, we still have 11 days left and we’re trying to reach our second goal and print Book II: Swimming upriver. This book would include the complete chapter II, a new cover and extra content like ficlets and other stories and more.
We still have time! Spread the word, donate, tell your friends… Help us make Book II: Swimming upriver a reality too!
LOOK AT IT. LOOK AT IT. IMPORTANT.
THIS IS FEMINISM! GET IT RIGHT BEFORE YOU BITCH AT ME!
I agree with everything about how misogyny also affects men, but step 1 in anti-sexism for men is getting comfortable with listening to women’s anger. (◡‿◡✿)
It is not feminism to say that men’s and women’s problems under the patriarchy are EQUALLY bad or EQUALLY important. If someone calls a man a pussy because he’s weak, what do you think he does to a woman?
The patriarchy is not “our lack of mutual understanding,” it is a system of domination and oppression that benefits men and is largely enforced by men. When women are sexually harassed, they aren’t harassed by our lack of mutual understanding. When they’re afraid for their lives, they’re not afraid of our lack of mutual understanding.
Men and women do not have to listen to each other more in equal amounts. We need to listen to each other more in JUST amounts, which honestly means women need to listen less to even the score. Because we’re socialized to be so responsible for men’s feelings, to prioritize them. We already know all this. We’re constantly dragged into being men’s emotional nannies and soothing their problems. Men. Need. To. Listen. To. Us.
Because as long as you try to silence and police the reactions of women, calm their rage and tell us you have it juuuust as bad, as long as you try to redirect to “our lack of mutual understanding” instead of owning up to the fact that a system exists that benefits you and THAT is the world we live in, then you are fighting feminism, you are fighting the exact thing that goes against all that misogyny aimed at men.
The patriarchy does hurt men. But that doesn’t mean women shouldn’t hate men. It means more MEN should hate men. Because you gotta understand—feminists aren’t angry because we lack mutual understanding, or because we never stopped and considered men’s feelings. We’re angry for a lot of real, justified reasons. And just as the patriarchy hurting men was a by-product of the patriarchy hurting women, men getting helped by feminism is going to have to be a by-product of women getting helped by feminism. Men’s hurt feelings are NOT going to be a priority of feminism that women drop their own shit and work on, not while we’re still getting raped and killed out here.
One of the things the patriarchy makes women do is make ourselves palatable to men. Feminism might not always be palatable to men. Fighting sexism, and fighting misogyny against men, means growing up and dealing with that and helping us anyway.
"FANGIRLS: A RINGERS TALE is a feature length documentary on fandom from the female perspective, with the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings community providing an entry point into a nuanced discussion of stereotypes, feminism and gender roles in superhero fantasy culture. The majority of Tolkien fandom are middle-age females - 68% of Ringers worldwide! This breakthrough statistic challenges all assumptions about nerd culture and provides a new gateway to the largest fantasy franchise of the last century. FANGIRLS dives into this this prolific community to show real perspectives on what it means to to be a fan.”
Guys, this project is up on Indiegogo right now, and needs our support! If you’ve got a little money to spare, please consider donating (they’re offering some really awesome rewards, by the way, if that sweetens the deal.) Or, if you’re currently strapped for chase (I feel ya’), then please spread the word, so that somebody who does have money to spare hears about it! As a Tolkien fangirl myself, this would be such an incredible project to see completed! Also, I heard about this thanks to spacekayce, who added:
I’ve met some of the people behind the film and they seem wonderful and really want to discuss these topics with other fans, and let the fans lead the discussion, and, well! I would very much like to see it get made, and thought perhaps you would too!
What I imagine happens when people see something on their dash that makes them comment “SCREAMING OMFGFG D SJGHIJEBFKKJDVJKN”
now let me tell you something you might not know: this fucking piece of shit video changed my life
"but it’s just some guy screaming" well sit down son you’re in for a rollercoaster of a story
so a year ago or so I was scrolling along my dashboard when I saw klefable had reblogged this video of some random guy and had tagged it something like ‘lol he’s cute’ and I was like OH I’LL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT so I watched this fucking video of some shitty pissing English boy screaming in his living room and it had like ten thousand notes and that was a pretty big deal back then
I thought to myself ‘you know what fuck it I’m gonna follow this piece of shit for no fucking reason whatsoever’ so I clicked follow and for some ungodly reason he followed back which was unexpected because he was some Tumblr famous arsedouche and you know what I fucking hated him because he was English and he hated me back because I’m Welsh but we somehow formed this twisted friendship over the internet where we’d do nothing but fucking send hate messages to each other because that’s what Welsh and English people do
how on earth we fell in love and celebrated our one year anniversary two weeks ago is a fucking mystery to me
happy fucking anniversary you screaming English pisslord
This is like the cutest story I’ve ever read.
The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.
It wasn’t the lack of female lead characters that first struck me about family films. We all know that’s been the case for ages, and we love when movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen hit it big. It was the dearth of female characters in the worlds of the stories — the fact that the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations were nearly bereft of female population — that hit me over the head. This being the case, we are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space. Couldn’t it be that the percentage of women in leadership positions in many areas of society — Congress, law partners, Fortune 500 board members, military officers, tenured professors and many more — stall out at around 17 percent because that’s the ratio we’ve come to see as the norm?
OK, now for the fun part: It’s easy, fast and fun to add female characters, in two simple steps. And I want to be clear I’m not talking about creating more movies with a female lead. If you do, God bless and thank you. Please consider me for that role.
Step 1: Go through the projects you’re already working on and change a bunch of the characters’ first names to women’s names. With one stroke you’ve created some colorful unstereotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they’ve had a gender switch. What if the plumber or pilot or construction foreman is a woman? What if the taxi driver or the scheming politician is a woman? What if both police officers that arrive on the scene are women — and it’s not a big deal?
Step 2: When describing a crowd scene, write in the script, “A crowd gathers, which is half female.” That may seem weird, but I promise you, somehow or other on the set that day the crowd will turn out to be 17 percent female otherwise. Maybe first ADs think women don’t gather, I don’t know.
And there you have it. You have just quickly and easily boosted the female presence in your project without changing a line of dialogue.
Yes, we can and will work to tell more women’s stories, listen to more women’s voices and write richer female characters and to fix the 5-to-1 ratio of men/women behind the camera. But consider this: In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct that? You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly half of Congress is women. But there’s one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed tomorrow: onscreen. In the time it takes to make a movie or create a television show, we can change what the future looks like.
There are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but there can be lots of them in films. We haven’t had a woman president yet, but we have on TV. (Full disclosure: One of them was me.) How can we fix the problem of corporate boards being so unequal without quotas? Well, they can be half women instantly, onscreen. How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM jobs today in movies and on TV. Hey, it would take me many years to become a real nuclear physicist, but I can play one tomorrow.
Here’s what I always say: If they can see it, they can be it.
GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and while it’s progress can be slowed down, it currently doesn’t have a cure. People suffering from Parkinson’s will experience a gradual loss of coordination and ability to perform even the most basic of every day tasks, including feeding themselves.
This fucking spoon is HUGEfor them. Look at that gif of the man just trying to eat with the regular spoon and compare it to the liftware device. It’s NOT just a spoon, by the way, it comes with a fork as well, for example.
I found the website for the project where you can purchase a spoon for someone you know/love and even possibly donate money to help someone out who can’t afford it themselves right: HERE.
At the very least, please spread this for all the people who have Parkinson’s or loved ones with Parkinson’s.
You’ll help them take part of their life back.
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND JUST REBLOGGING THE PICTURE. IF YOU CAN REBLOG THE PICTURE, YOU CAN REBLOG THE LINK TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE. THANKS.
This is amazing