So, these are only a FEW of the tweets that were aimed towards me, for openly being a female with armpit hair. There are millions more that I may or may not post. But for now, let’s go ahead and review this here folks.
Does a dozen teenagers who have been brainwashed by our patriarchal, misogynistic society telling me that I’m a disgusting hairy ape hurt my feelings? Absolutely not. I’m obviously very proud to display my body and my personal choices that go against our cruel standards for women.
But what does make me sad, is that this is what we are teaching our youth. These are the real, raw beliefs of young people today in regards to women, and what they can and cannot do with their bodies.
They truly believe in their minds that it is ‘unacceptable’ and ‘disgusting’ for a woman to make the choice to not shave. What’s even more sad to me is that the people agreeing with this boy were ALL FEMALE. Is this kind of bias, this kind of internalized hatred for womens bodies & choices really what we want to continue to teach them? This is probably the first time they have seen a woman who doesn’t take a razor and shave off what naturally grows on her body, and they’re legitimately angry to the point where they can personally attack someone they don’t even know about their body. They are angry to the point where it’s almost as if they feel personally insulted that a girl does not shave. Let’s stop and think: why would they feel this angry about a personal choice that is so very insignificant? That has no effect on our health, hygiene or well being?
Think back to this the next time you hear yourself or someone else saying 'women are equal' or ‘women aren’t discriminated against.’Because this is what we are teaching our young women. We are teaching them that your body is not okay, it is not okay to go against what society defines as ‘beautiful.’ It is not okay to be open about who you are, what you choose to do with your body that makes you most comfortable. It is not okay to make a choice that goes against the rules that society has set for us. That you are ‘psycho,’ an ape, disgusting, & that your choices that fit your comfort are not okay. This is the world we have created for women.
Seriously what the fuck is with people?
Just because you do something doesn’t mean its common or uncommon or should be done or not be done.
One’s own damn body:
Hair - Let them do what the fuck they want, seriously effects no one or anything in any way and is none of your business, can be found beautiful or disgusting since there are millions of people in the world and you are just one of them. Your opinion is this matter is not needed, and not taken to heart. Fuck off.
Sexuality - Same regards, you don’t have to fuck it, you don’t even have to be friends with it, why do you care if its male female not at all or all of the above? Really has nothing to do with you and effects nothing in the world at all in any way but how they have kids or if they have kids and honestly there are enough people in the world that who gives a fuck anymore how many or how few there will be? Don’t complain that we are a plague on this planet and then jump on the ‘but need make babies’ train because the idea of their sexuality being different from yours makes your genitals clench. And also the opposite, just because someone is hetero or ‘normal’ doesn’t mean they are judgmental assholes and if they are on your side (which is that what you want or not care about or do you really care too much?) it doesn’t mean they are (whatever the fuck it is people who don’t want anyone on their side but people in their own boat think they are). And neither does that mean that anyone who isn’t hetero or cis all think like that either.
Time travel - I swear to god this is just so that I can unwind from all that bullshit that shouldn’t matter but every week SOMEONE shows us all whats been going on since last time everyone was rude and stupid because the internet means you can say anything you want right?
Ok so I hear that time travel is impossible because whatever you do in the past would make it to where you wouldn’t be sent back to begin with- yeah, if you stayed in the same timeline that is. Which would mean the original adventure might not even happen. But any effect you had would cause a different timeline if not a different universe itself or dimension. Time is not linear (so its impossible anyway right?) Wrong, what the hell makes you think that its VHS up in this existence? Thats why you have to know where you’re going or randomly pop from place to place, because whats behind you could be the future or the past or the present but that doesn’t mean that getting to whichever place you perceive as the past is impossible.
You can go literally anywhere in the Doctor who fandom and hear more, hope thats what you choose to give a shit about today because its cool. Have a good day guys and stop commenting on Facebook whatever pops into your head, in fact stop using facebook they suck ass.
Some awesome pokemon fusion art!
These are all extremely cool and well done pictures, but the ones of Charchamp, Venudrill, and even somewhat Magnetoise (great name), really annoy me. I understand that the website is really simple. It just takes the “face” and color scheme of pokemon A and puts it on pokemon B. However, what makes this fad really interesting is that the artists take this simple sprite and make a much more detailed interpretation of it that still more or less looks like the sprite.
i don’t get why the previously mentioned fusions even used the website if the artists were just gonna ignore it. For fucks sake, the Charchamp fusion have Machamp’s body. No wings. No tail. No long neck. It had a belt/underpants and those 3 things on its head.
but isnt that lovely how people are just posting these without sourcing the artists properly?
The top two have deviantarts at the bottom dont they?
Thanks if that was you :o
No one ever credits them, they usually just say “credit the artist you jerks! but dont do it themselves either.. so that if it s just that we dont know or know how well now we got yelled at and wtf am i supposed to do? ask around and not dare say its cool without hutning them down first? D: but I cant find them!
If complain about it maybe help me try finding these peeps? Im trying to edit posts when I find them but I suck at it and I cant find that post on reverse looking it up and even if I could I’d probably mess up, I think I follow some of these artists though?
If you are the artist of any of these please reblog under the tag “Credit the artist” so I can maybe make this a bit easier?
Microsoft Publishes Sexist Form Letter To Help Dudes Convince Women To Let Them Buy An Xbox One
Today Microsoft released a form letter essentially created for men to send to women, encouraging their partners to let them buy an Xbox One console, as the new device will be great for both of them.
The letter, which can be customized slightly, is incredibly bad, playing to ridiculous male and female gender stereotypes. It presumes that women don’t like sports or play video games and need to be condescended into technology purchase decisions by their male partners as they oh-so-certainly couldn’t come to those conclusions on their own!
After all, women and technology, amirite?
Holy hell, Microsoft. I know that young male gamers can be a touch on the ignorant side when it comes to gender equality, but from a company worth more than $300 billion, and with better-than-normal female representation in its senior leadership, producing something this sexist and ignorant is an incredible disappointment and shame.
Propagating sexist stereotypes isn’t something to be tolerated. What’s almost incredible in the letter (before its language is potentially shaken up by the user) is that it manages to be directly sexist in implication, using loaded language like “honey” and comments on the physical appearance of the unnamed recipient, while eliding direct indication of gender. But it’s there. If you can’t see it, open your eyes.
This from a company that managed to come out on the right side of history on gay rights in Washington. The letter is also stridently heteronormative. Its almost oppressively straight tone is off-key from a company such as Microsoft, which has a large LGBT workforce. You almost want to wonder what’s up over in Xbox-land.
For flavor, a few quotes:
Hey honey, Not sure if you’ve heard, but Xbox One is now available.
After all, women don’t follow news, let alone technology news, and so how could she know! Time to let her in on the secrets of little boxes with blinky lights!
Maybe you don’t LOVE games like I do, but there’s really something for everyone. […] You love movies and I love football. Well, with the Xbox One, we can love both.
Again, women don’t play games. Ever. And apparently don’t like football. But they do love those movies! You know, the ones with the actors and actresses they read about in their fluffy women’s magazines! The sort of magazines that never discuss technology, of course. We know that as we’ve already established that the women this letter is for have never heard of the word “Xbox” before!
We can talk on Skype with your favorite sister whom, of course, I love dearly.
Because men don’t have close family! That’s for women! And dear heavens if men have, you know feelings and all that. Those are for women! And fine dear we can talk to your goddamn sister so long as I get Man Time later to shoot things. Pew, pew, pew, woman.
So what do you say? Let’s be like an awesome movie montage-just me, you, and my [the my is crossed out] our Xbox One-together at last.
Again, women don’t own consoles! Silly women!
P.S. Did I mention how beautiful you are? And how I really appreciate that you love me more than anything?
Microsoft, did I mention how stupid this letter is and how much respect for you I just lost?
The Xbone Zone strikes again and this time they’re dousing themselves in gasoline and lighting themselves ablaze.
I’d literally be ashamed to own one of these consoles at this point, and my resolve to get away from anything Microsoft has only gotten more intense.
Officially no longer even remotely ok with Xbox. Playstation is better, has beaten them long ago, and has better comercials even.
When gaming was about gaming and not about multimedia in general. Not about getting everyone to buy it because, not about replacing the tv or computer, but games. And as of yet heard by these ears, done anything company wide disgraceful as this.
A short comic about a pair of gangsters. :) Mal the hammerhead belongs to Fal / cacoethic.
I can’t help getting a bit soppy here too, please forgive me!
This is seriously fantastic, Miru. It’s beautifully drawn and a really sweet vignette of their friendship. I mean it sincerely when I say it’s always humbling when you feature my character or stuff we’ve worked on together in your artwork and comics, because you always put so much energy and heart into it. It really shows.
I love this. :)
Where can I read more about these cutes?
I need an au where the allmates swap places with their humans.
He’s gorgeous c:
Here you go with the feminist shit again.
You might not care now, but when you want to get some and cannot you’d care.
And sure, it should not be free or whatever, but that doesn’t mean ban.
What is this: an eye for an eye? That won’t resolve in any way women’s problems
wow i really got around on the second day of school
i met her once and I’ve never smoked anything
…I don’t even drink alcohol
i’m a socially awkward virgin and i’m 99% sure that wasn’t gospel music
i don’t even have her number????????????
Wow, *someone* sure is desperate to be tumblr famous. >u>
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How many words are in homestuck, excluding all flashes and games
That moment you realize Homestuck is the longest thing you’ve read/reading.
thanks for the knowledge, hella jeff
Welp, I feel accomplished
Some Stats on Homstuck in relation to 4/13/13:
(source: tvtropes)1463 days6242 pages11,897 panels658,991 word (incl. 107,344 transcribed)144 Flash updates3 hours of animated footage28 albumsca. 16 hours of music43 Sweet Bro and Hella Jeffs
IF HOMESTUCK WAS A BOOK, IT WOULD BE ABOUT THE 7TH LONGEST WORK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. HOW IS EVERYONE’S HEAD NOT BEING BLOWN RIGHT NOW? ,
actually, now it’s pushing #2
NOW ITS NUMBER ONE.
((REBLOGGING CAUSE DAAAYYYYUUUMMMM))
whose line will forever be one of my favorites
Kyoto Animation + Scarves
Oh I thought this was a cutie gifset, my bad.
A moment of silent for all those in retail this holiday season.
this cartoon works at target clearly
This needs to get spread a good bit more.
Me as the leader of a group project..
The most accurate thing ever, oh my god.
For real. One time I got these two guys who just immediately came to me and said they’d be my group- they were morons usually so I was concerned why they ditched their friends to get me. They said they would get me anything I needed at all, markers, paper, materials, a drink, i dont have to get up as long as I do the project.
Sweet jesus Ive done it.