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!
english nerd, toy collector, wannabe artist, addicted to coffee and character-driven media
this tumblr is mainly reblogs of social justice posts i find interesting or informative, as well as some funny comics and cute animals. occasionally my own thoughts. also a lot of sheep.
if you know me irl and you found this blog... i mean go for it but im way more sad and gay than you know so prepare yourself
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.
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.
Glosswatch, Almost Famous, real women, and the normalisation of self-hate. (via nextyearsgirl)
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
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)
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
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
- prayer circle
- thirst/thirsty/the thirst
- (example) game on point
- (example) game strong
- 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?