RE: STARS POSTERS since its halloween time again, the posters are going around. i just wanna make it clear that im a white person, i dont claim any credit for these awesome posters. they were made by the STARS (students teaching about racism in society) club at Ohio University, which i belonged to last year. that is all and have a good halloween, everyone!                                                         

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Bosses admit they would discriminate against women not wearing makeup

stayuglystayangry:

man-eatingmermaid:

spitefulbitch:

purplebash:

thehouseholdcat:

thesixpennybook:

mikroblogolas:

(from 2013)

And that’s only the beginning…

no I totally understand that there is certainly still sexism in the workplace but this is not a good example of that. Wearing makeup to an interview is a sign that you held the meeting to a level of significance in your life. this isn’t to say you can’t get a job if you don’t wear makeup to it. this is to say that some employees will notice that if even the most beautiful of ladies walks in without makeup on, she didn’t take the time out of her morning to highlight her features to appear professional. it’s the same as coming in without deodorant on or messy hair, regarding both genders.

you realize men are not held up to the same standard, right? if this isn’t an example of misogyny in the workforce, why are women only expected to “highlight their features” like come on. why on earth does wearing lipstick make someone more professional and put together? that doesn’t even make sense.

So, tell me, should men come in with their faces highlighted and contoured and showing off their red lipstick as well? Makeup has NOTHING to do with being professional. Wearing deodorant isn’t even a comparison because it’s basically common courtesy for the people you’re surrounded by—it’s obviously unpleasant to be around someone who smells funky, but if someone finds it personally offensive that a woman isn’t hiding her imperfections in the workplace but doesn’t consider it necessary for a man to “highlight his features” as well, they need to reevaluate their misogynistic fucking priorities.

Nothing about this is shocking to gender non conforming women. We didn’t need these studies (like the one that says we get paid less even when we are hired) to know this. I wonder if anyone will start listening to us now that there is a mountain of evidence and research to back up our experiences.

theshoutingendoflife:

jaclcfrost:

standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this fucking flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”

Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.

i really wonder how much my dysphoria would be alleviated if i was thin

i know my ideal of a male body is tied to thinness, growing up i idolized skinny rocker boys and wanted to be like them.

i really wish i could see what id be like in a world without oppression. i look back at my childhood and see a little girl who was constantly having her natural talents being beaten down and suppressed, because people wanted her to be quiet and pretty.

i would be a very different person without that, it deeply affected my personality. and while some of the stuff is enjoyable now, like my love for fashion, i cant help but think id be better off without it.

kianiiman:

I have never been so mad, son. I post the picture of Naomi, Iman, and Rhianna on my Instagram & his ol’ crusty ass comes with that ignorant ass comment. The fuck? Get the fuck out of here! This kid used to have a crush on me when were 14. Look at this bull shit. I had to shut shit down real quick.

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

kattomatic:

ericjudysbeard:

Working at LUSH: the saga

I have had men some into a store I used to work at asking if “this hairspray will work on men” and when I said yes they said “but it’s purple”

I have often wondered if Mr. Conservative/Libertarian turns down raises his company offers to *him.* Because I’ve only ever heard this argument applied to low-wage workers. Apparently, when you increase executive salaries and bonuses, that money comes out of a magical portal somewhere, so prices are unaffected. And no one ever tries to tell middle-class knowledge workers that getting a raise would only leave them worse off in the long run. It’s only ever the working poor. I guess they get paid with a different, more sinister kind of money.

hannibal-ate-bluebell:

girls don’t want boys to like them girls want kristen stewart and natalie dormer to play lesbian lovers in an indie movie with a good soundtrack

gaypocalypse:

i’m watching this terrible movie because someone whose blog i hateread a couple pages of thought it was really profound and it looked like something i could get some cheap amusement out of hating and oh my god it’s so bad

it’s called after the dark / the philosophers ( #rape tw after the readmore) 

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holy shit this is the worst movie of all time. what the fuck. all i can think is the guy who wrote it DEFINITELY is a pedophile

fictivemonger:

vixx-en:

it’s just like so weird cause a lot of tumblrisms are clearly stemmed from aave and then killed by non-black POC & white people hence their constant misuse and eventual overuse, until black people come up w more terms to use 

terms like

  • basic
  • prayer circle
  • thirst/thirsty/the thirst
  • (example) game on point
  • (example) game strong
  • slay
  • shade
  • bruh
  • hunty
  • bae
  • stay in [pronoun] lane

etc etc etc

stop usin aave just because you learned it on tumblr

you’re still not entitled to it and you’re especially not if you just use it to seem hip and cool and funny

cause what it boils down to is that you don’t use it for expression and you were not raised to speak like that, nor do you live around people who speak like that— you just use it to be funny in front of your friends and that’s the thing I don’t like

this is a good post and im going to go ahead and add that the very popular word fuckboy is aave and existed pre tumblr in the black community stop using it

this is weird to me bc i dont associate any of these words with tumblr? im not objecting to the message at all just like. arent these words people use IRL all the time? and on twitter and facebook and vine?

i wouldnt call these tumblrisms is what im saying. IME all i heard all these words irl first. do other people have different experiences?