Hi. I'm a girl, 18
Completely open to different types of music.
I write a lot more than I read.
I procrastinate more than I sleep and spend that time listening to music, practicing guitar, writing and posting on Tumblr.
I'm a dreamer...
And a lazy one...
"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.
And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”
I didn’t know this until I read Eric foners book on emancipation to be honest which was senior year like almost two years ago. It’s some fucked up painful truth knowing that we were only war bargaining chips (our ancestors) and they didn’t give a fuck about all those left in bondage and many who didn’t really gain any semblance of freedom until much later
Just wanted to share an photo article I’m sure you’ll have already received. This is Howard Schatz’ images of Female Athlete’s from the HuffingtonPost, originally appearing in his 2002 book, “Athlete”. The article states that the images have become popular again to remind us “the diversity of women’s bodies.” I think seeing these powerful and graceful women’s bodies - real bodies that have been shaped by hard work and determination - makes clear just how different builds are, even among the physically fit. Looking at the line up, I recall some of the drawing tutorials I’ve come across for depicting people of larger size and with different body types. I understand that a female super hero will more than likely be physically fit but even among the physically fit there is great variety as we can see in these photos. I hope these serves as a resource to artists and as inspiration to women and girls to see that there are a variety of shapes even among the physically fit.
I remember linking to this before but not so explicitly. I think this is a nifty photo spread for people to get an idea for the diversity of (abled-bodied) athletic women’s bodies, so I’m putting up again. :)
Listen to Nelson Mandela’s response to a very condescending question put to him in 1961 by ITN reporter Brian Widlake: “Are there many educated South Africans in South Africa?”
"Yes, we have a large number of Africans who are educated and who are taking part in the political struggles of the AFrican people. The question of education has nothing to do with the question of the vote. On numerous occasions it has been proven in history that people can enjoy the vote, of course we desire education and we think it’s a good thing. But you don’t have to have education in order to know you want certain fundamental rights, you have got aspirations, you have got claims, it has nothing to do education.
The findings from a 15-year, longitudinal study of more than 300 women in France, suggest that breasts would gain more tone, and would support themselves, if no bra was used. Why? Bras appear to limit the growth of supporting breast tissues, leaving the breast to wither and degrade more quickly. In fact, women who stopped wearing bras experienced a 7mm lift in their nippleseach year that they did not wear a bra, and bra-less women developed firmer breasts, and stretch marks faded. And, in direct opposition to the myth that the bra eases back pain for women with larger breasts, not wearing a bra actually eased the pain, while wearing a bra did not.
holy shit what have we done to ourselves
This is a huge deal folks. We have literally been told that not wearing a bra is the worst thing a woman can do to herself. And I’ve always embraced that since I am a pretty big girl and I enjoy not having my knockers knocking around. But this….Well I don’t feel like I can go around outside without a bra, but I will from now on take it off at home (which i usually keep it on until bedtime) and where i’m comfortable…This really…is one of those things that changes everything.
as i read this aloud me and emma took off our bras
I almost never wear my bra at home. It’s uncomfortable and gives me shoulder/neck pains. I gotta wear it outside though because OH HEY NIPPLES. The damn thing also gave me an awful rash on my left side that lasted for over two weeks. This is apparently rather common, just never had it happen to me until now.
THE MORE YOU KNOW.
Reblogging for my gals Everything I thought I knew about bras is a lie :U
A year ago this post led to my complete phasing out of bras and i couldnt be happier or more comfortable
I could’ve told you guys this
I stopped wearing bras 99% of the time like a year ago and my boobs have never been better
Bras are full of lies
YES ALL GIRLS SHOULD STOP WEARING BRAS IMMEDIATELY. DEFINITELY. IT’S FOR YOUR HEALTH.
YOU CANT JUST NOT WEAR A BRA THOUGH BECAUSE YOU GET CALLED A SLUT
From the source linked: However, Rouillon says the findings do not mean all women should throw away their bras.
"It would be dangerous to advise all women to stop wearing their soutien-gorge as the women involved were not a representative sample of the population," Rouillon said, according to The Connexion.
While his initial results “validated the hypothesis that the bra is a false ‘need’,” he says that women who have been wearing bras for a long time would not gain any benefit from stopping now.
I wonder how the results vary between age, cup and back size, weight, physical fitness etc. The only time I’m comfortable without a bra is when I’m sleeping. My boobs are and have always been too big for this ish
Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty percent say they would rape if they could get away with it. When the wording was changed to “force a woman to have sex,” the number jumped to 58%. Worse still, 83.5% argue that “some women look like they are just asking to be raped.
Margo Maine, “Body Wars”
There was a time that, as a person of the male persuasion, seeing this quote made me really mad. It made me mad that women would assume that I was a rapist; it made me mad that rape was becoming ‘my problem’; it made me mad because, frankly, I didn’t think it was true. I think that this is a really common male attitude when confronted with rape statistics- or, at least, it has been in my purely anecdotal experience.
But now, I know there is no excuse for that. Men need to take responsibility and look at these numbers for what they really are, and what they really, truly represent. Men, don’t be mad at the woman who is justifiably wary that more than half of the men she knows could be her potential rapist. Don’t be mad at that there’s someone trying to rain on your fun, privileged parade where rape is something that only happens on Law & Order. Don’t be mad that you can’t accept that rape is way more common than you think. Most of all, don’t be mad at the woman who was raped and is seeking justice and help for her assault just because you thinks she looks like she was ‘asking for it.’
Be mad at the man who waits in the park to prey on the women who have a right to feel safe in their own communities. Be mad at the man who takes advantage of his drunk girlfriend. Be mad at the man who pushes the issue when his wife isn’t in the mood. Be mad at the man who catcalls, who makes unwelcome advances, who cops a feel.
Don’t be angry at the woman who doesn’t entirely trust you. Be angry at the men who have made her feel that way. Don’t be a part of a problem.
To my fellow white bio-males: be mad that there are so many men out there who don’t give a shit about consent. DON’T be mad that someone has harshed your mellow with facts; you do not have a right to go through life unchallenged.
When you say normally, “and there is a young Japanese girl pilot,” you imagine a sexy, skimpily clad girl that has her T-shirt wet every five minutes… I wanted very much to have a character that ended the movie on equal terms with Raleigh and that they didn’t have to have a love story, they could have a colleague love story with respect for each other. And have the capacity to have a moving backstory. Rinko is an extraordinary actor and she’s incredibly intuitive and very brave… I didn’t want her to be the girl that turns into a sex object or a guy. Which is the normal thing in an action movie.