why can’t anyone admit that the internet is both a perverse, isolating, addictive timesuck AND the greatest tool to facilitate community, creativity, and free access to information that the world has ever seen?
Alexander McQueen spring 2011 rtw details
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I, for one, am SO HAPPY that it doesn’t make sense. If it did, then where would I look for adventure?
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Hannah Rosengren 2013
based on this, bro.
holy shit im fucking crying i’m such a christmas weenie
The upper house of French Parliament voted in favor of banning child beauty pageants (for contestants under 16) as part of a larger bill on women’s rights. The proposal is that anyone found organizing a child beauty pageant would face prison charges and fines of up to $40,000.
Legislators argue that these child pageants negatively influence girls’ body image and sense of self-worth. The hypersexualization of children has sparked controversy in French media before, after a 10-year old was dressed provocatively in a 2010 Vogue spread sparking a dialogue about this very issue.
Similarly, there has been discussion of putting a health warning on heavily photoshopped images in a campaign against eating disorders.
Will the initiatives taken in France start a ripple effect in other countries? Should it be illegal or is this part of freedom of expression?
Meanwhile, The American “glitz” or child pageant industry, including famed “Honey Boo Boo,” is a 5 Billion dollar industry.
What a world.
photo (Little Miss sunshine)
Rin, I think Rei is more intimidated by Kou than by you.
Probably the best description of that particular aspect of depression that I’ve ever read. At least, that’s how it is for me.
That’s actually a pretty damn good explanation. For why, for example, I’ll be falling on my face tired and sleepy, but cannot get up the motivation to walk the fifteen feet to my bed. It takes more mental effort and spoons to do that than it does to, say, hit ‘redeal’ on the solitaire game I’m having difficulty differentiating the different cards on.
I once slept on the couch for literally months during a depressive episode because it was too much effort to go to bed.
YES. YES YES YES. Motivation is my fucking number one problem and I really need people to understand this.
I’m feeling the thing with using the bathroom so hard, though. It’s that and eating and showering and getting dressed to go to class, for me.
(via stridersnakedtuesdays)(via fuckingrapeculture)
On standing out in the white male-dominated comedy world.
“There are little Indian girls out there who look up to me, and I never want to belittle the honor of being an inspiration to them. But while I’m talking about why I’m so different, white male show runners get to talk about their art.”
On the attention paid to her appearance.
“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”
– Examples of why I love Mindy Kaling, from her interview in Parade Magazine.
The GOP has a plan to stop Wendy Davis: blatant voter suppression.
Women don’t like having their bodies policed, and are supporting Davis like no Democrat has been backed before. But Republicans aren’t fighting back on the issues — they’ve pushed through a Voter ID law that blocks the votes of countless Texas women.
Starting this November, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name instead of IDs like a birth certificate. That’s not a problem for single or married men — but it leaves a third of Texas women scrambling in a state with just 81 DMVs in its 254 counties.
The only way the GOP can keep Texas is by rigging the game. Women have the power to turn this state blue for the first time in two decades, but we need to help secure their rights first. Please, join us in calling on the Texas legislature to get rid of this unconstitutional Voter ID lawand stop trying to strip women of their votes.
DANGER! DANGER FOR TEXAS WOMEN!