the colors, they shine bright for me

Books. Clocks. Windows. and mirrors .... I love supernatural, Buffy, Community, How I met Your Mother, Disney, HP, and LOTR and The bIg bang theory.

In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)

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pacid:

7 years later and i’m still not over chris’ death in skins

Too fucking soon.

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terezidave:

fuckyoutubers:

do you have those memories that are really cringey and you never speak of and something triggers the memory and you want to fucking wash your brain out with bleach

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genderedboy:

"Why do you want this job?"

Because under capitalism I am forced to sell my labor in order to subsist.

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editoress:

"SIT LIKE A LADY"

NO

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Does that phrase make anyone else mad? its like oh, i’m sorry, i can’t sit with my knees apart because I have a vagina? Like what do they think is going to happen? someone nearby is going slip and accidentally fuck me?

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rhydonmyhardon:

you are my laptop

my only laptop

you make me happy

when the skies are grey

you’ll never know dear

how much i love you

so please dont take

the charger 

away

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whitetrashchild:


br1ngmoreknives:

mortimervanwyke:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

harlequinhatter:

roughstar:

sleepsolatecuzivegotsomanydreams:

ohioisloko:

thedailysadclub:

maggie00love:

Boys hurt too

i am absolutely terrified and horrified by this

that’s because with boys a chemical is released in their brain when they make the decision and boys are more likely to hang or shoot themselves, so it always gets done first try. Meanwhile, girls tend to cut and mostly take pills, a method easier to mess up and easier to be saved, thus more attempts and less effect.

Yeah, but boys hurt too

Also boys are a lot less likely to chicken outStatistics say that more males go through with suicide attempts than females

You know how radfems get mad when guys “hijack a post”
Welp.

"released a chemical in the brain"
no.
androgens mask ‘classic’ depression symptoms, which leads to signs known as “male pattern” depression

http://www.professionalpsychiatry.com/depression.html
Male pattern depression can include signs seen infrequently in women:
Lower stress threshold
Aggressive behavior or difficulty controlling impulses
Irritability, restlessness, dissatisfaction
Anxiety, especially in the morning
Alcohol abuse or illegal drug use
Excessive exercise or work
Hyperactive behavior
Eating too little or too much
Antisocial behavior and/or pushing or testing social norms

This, by the by, is the cause of ‘the depression gap’. There actually aren’t more depressed women than men, it’s just that in men it presents as other disorders.
the other problem men and boys aren’t given the mental skills to impart their needs, let alone expect them to be met. It would help if people started giving a shit.

This makes me very sad. Especially since when a boy/man gets sad and/or depressed they are told to “man up” and “get over it”, which ends up in them bottling up and suppressing all of their emotions, which can have devastating effects. - Mod Helga

I really wish more feminists would recognize this as a serious issue. This sort of shit happens as a direct result of the patriarchy. We teach men to suppress emotions because they are supposed to be ‘leaders’, and it ends in the hurting themselves or someone else, because that is not how the human brain is supposed to handle stress.
We expect girls to be weak and boys to be strong, and it fucks everyone over.

While this is all true, male suicide attempts are so much higher because they do use more violent/”effective” means of committing suicide but also fun fact of the day female’s attempt suicide four times more often than males so there’s that.

both matters but thats true :/ men are more likely to succeed first suicide attempt bc theyre more likely to use guns, jump off a building, etc. more women attempt tho. i just dont know where people are getting the idea that men dont hurt. OH YEA, the patriarchy has conditioned men to think sadness, feelings of doubt and talking about things are a “female” and therefore weak trait, so when a man feels these things, theyre less likely to open up and more likely to just off themselves. 

whitetrashchild:

br1ngmoreknives:

mortimervanwyke:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

harlequinhatter:

roughstar:

sleepsolatecuzivegotsomanydreams:

ohioisloko:

thedailysadclub:

maggie00love:

Boys hurt too

i am absolutely terrified and horrified by this

that’s because with boys a chemical is released in their brain when they make the decision and boys are more likely to hang or shoot themselves, so it always gets done first try. Meanwhile, girls tend to cut and mostly take pills, a method easier to mess up and easier to be saved, thus more attempts and less effect.

Yeah, but boys hurt too

Also boys are a lot less likely to chicken out
Statistics say that more males go through with suicide attempts than females

You know how radfems get mad when guys “hijack a post”

Welp.

"released a chemical in the brain"

no.

androgens mask ‘classic’ depression symptoms, which leads to signs known as “male pattern” depression

http://www.professionalpsychiatry.com/depression.html

Male pattern depression can include signs seen infrequently in women:

  • Lower stress threshold
  • Aggressive behavior or difficulty controlling impulses
  • Irritability, restlessness, dissatisfaction
  • Anxiety, especially in the morning
  • Alcohol abuse or illegal drug use
  • Excessive exercise or work
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Eating too little or too much
  • Antisocial behavior and/or pushing or testing social norms

This, by the by, is the cause of ‘the depression gap’. There actually aren’t more depressed women than men, it’s just that in men it presents as other disorders.

the other problem men and boys aren’t given the mental skills to impart their needs, let alone expect them to be met. It would help if people started giving a shit.

This makes me very sad. Especially since when a boy/man gets sad and/or depressed they are told to “man up” and “get over it”, which ends up in them bottling up and suppressing all of their emotions, which can have devastating effects.
- Mod Helga

I really wish more feminists would recognize this as a serious issue. This sort of shit happens as a direct result of the patriarchy. We teach men to suppress emotions because they are supposed to be ‘leaders’, and it ends in the hurting themselves or someone else, because that is not how the human brain is supposed to handle stress.

We expect girls to be weak and boys to be strong, and it fucks everyone over.

While this is all true, male suicide attempts are so much higher because they do use more violent/”effective” means of committing suicide but also fun fact of the day female’s attempt suicide four times more often than males so there’s that.

both matters but thats true :/ men are more likely to succeed first suicide attempt bc theyre more likely to use guns, jump off a building, etc. more women attempt tho. i just dont know where people are getting the idea that men dont hurt. OH YEA, the patriarchy has conditioned men to think sadness, feelings of doubt and talking about things are a “female” and therefore weak trait, so when a man feels these things, theyre less likely to open up and more likely to just off themselves. 

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“Look at this! Look at this, look at it. It’s rocket ship Potter, star kid Potter, moon shoes Potter! Traversing the galaxy for intergalactic travels to Pigfarts.”

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