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lovefeminism:


I love that this also acknowledges false accusations. It’s not that we don’t care - it’s that its not as prevalent as some people seem to think it is….


The false accusations are trumpeted as the “majority” of cases for a few reasons. First of all, celebrity-involved cases, (NOT the reality that obviously the majority of cases involve non-famous people), is used as the frame of reference. Also, women are paid off or threatened to recant in some celebrity cases, so even those who recant may still have been raped. Many fear the longevity and shame involved in a public trial. Second, by shaping rape as something women make up to “hurt” men, it makes other women question the validity of their own experiences and less likely to come forward. Third, we LIVE in a rape culture. It’s joked about, ignored, excused, portrayed in every form of media, made a mockery of by legislators and victims, not perpetrators are blamed. All of these facets work together to make it seem as if rape is the only crime where a victim, especially if a woman (as whether a woman or man is the victim, the overwhelming majority of rapists are men) is automatically lying.

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lovefeminism:

I love that this also acknowledges false accusations. It’s not that we don’t care - it’s that its not as prevalent as some people seem to think it is….

The false accusations are trumpeted as the “majority” of cases for a few reasons. First of all, celebrity-involved cases, (NOT the reality that obviously the majority of cases involve non-famous people), is used as the frame of reference. Also, women are paid off or threatened to recant in some celebrity cases, so even those who recant may still have been raped. Many fear the longevity and shame involved in a public trial. Second, by shaping rape as something women make up to “hurt” men, it makes other women question the validity of their own experiences and less likely to come forward. Third, we LIVE in a rape culture. It’s joked about, ignored, excused, portrayed in every form of media, made a mockery of by legislators and victims, not perpetrators are blamed. All of these facets work together to make it seem as if rape is the only crime where a victim, especially if a woman (as whether a woman or man is the victim, the overwhelming majority of rapists are men) is automatically lying.


If you didn’t feel like jumping into yo tv and slapping those lil blue eyed devils for teasing Suzanne than you ain’t real and you need to unfollow me right na

If you didn’t feel like jumping into yo tv and slapping those lil blue eyed devils for teasing Suzanne than you ain’t real and you need to unfollow me right na

Nicki Minaj speaking on why she hired Vlogger Beat Face Honey as her personal makeup artist

HIRE ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

yeoja:

i have nightmares about white people walking around in my house with their shoes on

Impromptu #pinup #photoshoot with @sincerelyabbey 😄 Abbey looked so cute that I was like, &#8220;LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE.&#8221;  (at Santa Monica, Los Angeles)

Impromptu #pinup #photoshoot with @sincerelyabbey 😄 Abbey looked so cute that I was like, “LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE.” (at Santa Monica, Los Angeles)

sosickweredead:

People who make up shit like heterophobia, reverse racism, misandry, skinny shamming, cissexism, just silence and invalid those who actually have to deal with real oppression. 

I went to LA last week to support and shoot a music video for my friend and we took a bunch of selfies.

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angrywocunited:

Iggy Azealea receipts: A reminder that she said this. And when people told her these tweets were racist, Iggy said she had Asian relatives so she couldn’t be anti-Asian:

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fuck this ugly expired mayo bitch

paresatbp:

Making steamed pork dumplings from Dong Bei Dumplings, Binondo

I’m in class and we had to discuss a story that involved sexual abuse and I’m finding it difficult to hold back feelings. I wish my instructor warned me.

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I can’t fault brands for keeping the spotlight on these important cultural issues, but many ads employing female-empowering messages, especially the beauty brands, seem to be simply couching their backward-thinking messages in new packaging. For example, Pantene’s “Not Sorry” ad, which has over 13 million views on YouTube, tells women to stop apologizing, assert their strength, and refuse to downplay their opinions and expertise—a meaningful and important message. But it all comes back to beauty, as the description of the ad explains, “When you’re strong on the inside, you shine on the outside. And that’s a beautiful thing.” Along the same lines, Dove’s “Movement for Self-Esteem” seemed to be singularly based on helping young girls boost confidence by making them “feel beautiful”: the brand supported its program with a survey concluding that only 4 percent of women worldwide considered themselves beautiful and, of the 1,200 girls ages 10-17 in the survey, about 11 percent of girls felt comfortable using the word beautiful to describe their appearances. I’m inclined to say “So what? What percent of those girls would use the word smart, fierce, talented, etc, to describe themselves? That seems like a more important measurement of their confidence.”

My point is this: Dove and Pantene continue to equate the pursuit of beauty with the pursuit of happiness and confidence, making a direct connection with exterior appearances and interior fulfillment. According to their ads, “looking confident” and “feeling beautiful” are really half the battle. A woman’s appearance is still a critical component of her strength and authority, and there’s nothing empowering about that message.

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What to Make of “Female Empowerment” Marketing | Women’s Media Center (via becauseiamawoman)

I had a dental appointment this morning to get my teeth cleaned and found out one of my fillings fell out. I had to get my gums injected with anesthesia. I told my dentist it didn’t hurt too bad, it hurt much more towards my front teeth. She said that’s because there are a lot of nerve endings there. Then she whispered to me, “That’s what makes kissing so great.” We giggled like a couple of school girls.