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The Stuff of Perfection
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Children live in the same world we do. To kid ourselves that we can shelter them from it isn’t just naive it’s a vanity.

Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin (via feellng)

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adayofballet:

Swan Lake

Paris Opera Corps de Ballet

Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege.
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

narcomanic:

narcomanic:

i’m pretty sure this twitter account is how sexting works in night vale

i mean really

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what is going on here

ihatecispeople:

livlafluv9616:

ihatecispeople:

Please don’t be mean to freshmen. Please don’t be mean to younger kids for no reason. It’s already difficult enough going through the transition process of changing schools. They don’t need you to be an asshole to them for no reason on top of that.

Once you’re a senior, you’ll feel different about this. Trust me.

I am a senior. 
And if you’re a senior you should ESPECIALLY not be harassing freshmen. you should know better. 

(Source: halloweengender)

10magazine:

TOPSHOP UNIQUE: WILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT A/W14 PRESS DAY ADVENTURES 

Posing with his delicious treats at the Topshop Unique press day, Will reminded me of some sort of Hindu deity. Given Topshop’s status as a modern-day Temple of Mammon, the religiosity of this photograph is not entirely ridiculous (though Will’s deflated demeanour might be). The mannequins, dolled up as they were, also purveyed an aspect of the religious. They looked like congregants of the previously mentioned Temple of Mammon, dressed in their Sunday finery. The fur, the embroidery, the silk shirts; it was all very bird-of-paradise. I can just imagine these ladies peacocking their way down the aisle on a Sunday morning to take their pew.

www.topshop.com

By Ted Stansfield

dammitsanchez:

americaschavez:

tbh if you shit on people who go to community college youre gross and i dont like you

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

So I was researching viking wedding traditions, and guess what?

celtic-lady:

The traditional wedding gift from groom to bride IS A FUCKING KITTEN. 

Guess who’s making this rule mandatory at their wedding. 

Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home 

ladyloveandjustice:

the comments on this are unreal “she needs to keep quiet about the death threats she recieves and not make the public”

because we really just want women to keep quiet about the crimes committed against them. Please don’t call attention to the fact misogyny is dangerous, ladies. Just shut up and don’t share the horrible things you are going through.

(Source: clockworkgate)

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