reallyreallyreallytrying:

grandad built this house with his bare hands, kids. most people use bricks but not grandad. he thought hands were bricks.

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Researchers want to call this a problem of self-perception, but I have a different theory. It could be, perhaps, that queer girl culture doesn’t suffer the incessant, unreasonable pressure of the male gaze in the same way that straight girl culture does. After all, if you don’t have to concern yourself with attracting men as romantic partners, it’s considerable more reasonable to not give a fuck about their photoshopped-magazine-and-mainstream-pornography-fueled beauty standards, and you might be less likely to internalize that garbage. A dig through some psychology journals show that I’m not making this up. One study showed that lesbians tended to rate the attractiveness of bigger women higher than straight women did. A later study showed that women who felt a strong connection to the lesbian community scored better in personal body image and had fewer indications of depression.

So, we’ve got an NIH study about fat lesbians, a problematic cultural fixation on weight and weight-loss, and a rejection of heterosexual beauty standard by queer ladies. What’s the takeaway here? It’s that we should be concerned when science and medicine make such considerable efforts to pathologize aspects of queer culture that conflict with mainstream straight culture, especially when those aspects of straight culture are hideously broken, like the fat-hate and weight obsession. The fact of the matter is, the study from Brigham and Women’s operates on a unpleasant, and perhaps unfounded, base assumption — that there must be something wrong with queer women because they tend to be larger than straight women. Given the lengthy history of the medical establishments need to assign diagnoses to members of the LGBT community for violating cisgender and heterosexual cultural norms, I think we ought to take a critical eye to research like this, especially when it’s founded on as something as inaccurate and useless as BMI. Loving each other at all shapes and sizes is perhaps one of the best things about queer lady culture. Let’s not let some shaky science wreck that up.
Lesbian Obesity Study Misses the Point: We Don’t Care If We’re Fat | Autostraddle (via brutereason)

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Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).

The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.

Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.

My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets (via star-trekkin)

I will never not reblog this. So important.  (via youmightbeamisogynist)

oh my god this is heartbreaking

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bongprince:

constantly thinking “wow, i’ve really internalized some toxic shit”

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White privilege

dopegirlfresh:

elige:

afro-dominicano:

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

"how do I have privilege?"

Holy FUCK

JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW.

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atane:

CNN doing what CNN does.

Amazing.

atane:

CNN doing what CNN does.


Amazing.

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YESSSS

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librarienne:

direcartographies:

fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.

Oh baby.  Keep talking dirty to me.

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You got a fucked up sense of justice, Trivial Pursuit. Real fucked up.

You got a fucked up sense of justice, Trivial Pursuit. Real fucked up.

politicalmachine:

it is important for feminist-minded men to actively analyze their own presence, words, and actions to ensure that they are not making the women around them feel uncomfortable or unsafe

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Birdy birdy bird

Birdy birdy bird

codyjohnston:

It is great that this ‪#‎OfficerGoFuckYourself‬ dick has been removed from duty, but it should be known that A) He was not fired, merely suspended, and more importantly B) This is not an isolated incident. Many (but if we’re being real, “most”) of the cops down there act exactly like this, if not worse. “I’ll fucking kill you” and “Keep walking or I will shoot you dead” are terrifyingly common phrases heard down there, said to countless peaceful protesters while assault weapons are pointed right at them. The only difference between the majority of the cops down there and this fucker is that he was caught on camera.

Mouserly old man

Five minute work doodle.

Mouserly old man

Five minute work doodle.

blastortoise:

okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.

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Did you know crows can not only recognize individual humans, but can remember over years and actually describe you in enough detail that other crows will be able to tell you apart, too? Birds, man. Birds.

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