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  • stereoculturesociety:

    CultureART: Light - Bruce Munro

    Art installations exhibit, Longwood Gardens, Kenneth Square, PA. More info here

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  • mistletoevests:

    why are bras and period products so fucking expensive okay this shit pisses me off, it’s not like i asked for boobs or for my vagina to destroy itself every month

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  • vmagazine:

    'Speckled' - model: Alice Ma - photographer: Alex Evans - hair & make-up: Natalie Ventola - Chloe Magazine Spring14

    • M.A.C. Acrylic Paint in Black Black & Pure White
    • M.A.C. Clear Lipgloss (shine)
    • M.A.C. Chromaline in Landscape Green (eyes)
    • M.A.C. Satin Lipstick in Mocha (lips)
    • M.A.C. Chromacake in Rich Purple (eyes)
    • M.A.C. lip mix in Orange (lips)
    • M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack (brows)

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  • brownfatfemme:

    backofthebookshelf:

    th3skinny:

    re-cover-ed:

    “Fat acceptance” blogs urging overweight people to shed negative feelings about their body image can lead to healthier diet and exercise choices, a study has found.

    The fat acceptance movement, which seeks to foster a support network among overweight people, has inspired a plethora of blogs and web forums such as CorpulentFat Heffalump and The Rotund — an online community that’s become known as the “fatosphere”.

    In a study published in the journal Qualitative Health Research, researchers from Monash University, the University of New England and the University of Canberra interviewed 44 fatosphere bloggers from Australia, the US and the UK about how their involvement in the movement had changed them.

    “There’s been a lot of criticism of the movement that it promotes obesity and encourages people to give up on weight loss and makes their health worse,” said one of the researchers, Dr Samantha Thomas, a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University’s Department of Marketing.

    “We saw there was a lot of opinion about the movement but very few people had actually studied it.”

    Interviews with the respondents revealed many had experienced feelings of worthlessness, shame, crash diets, cycles of starvation and binge eating and laxative abuse before discovering the fatosphere.

    “Having that support and feeling empowered, people slowly found that their health behaviours began to change dramatically. For example, many people suddenly felt confident to do swimming, something they would not have done before,” she said.

    “People shifted their focus away from weight loss and more toward health. A lot of people started to take part in physical activity not as a way to lose weight but because they enjoyed it. Instead of pounding it out on the treadmill they start playing with their kids. It’s actually a massive shift in the way they looked at things.”

    Shifting the focus away from restricting food and toward listening to the body’s needs could also lead to better food choices, said Dr Thomas.

    “There are actually a lot of lessons for public health here,” she said.

    “The term fat acceptance is really confronting for people. That’s why we have seen a lot of blame and criticism. Society tells us it’s not OK to be fat for a whole bunch of moral and medical reasons,” she said.

    “This study shows that far from promoting obesity and promoting negative health behaviours, the movement is really positive for some people’s health.”

    So basically, if fat-bashers actually cared about people’s health (as they so often claim to as an excuse for their intolerance and hatred) then they’d actually support fat acceptance instead of trying to tear body-positive folks down?

    Surprise! When you’re not made to feel miserable about yourself, you become more motivated to take care of the self that you have. Who knew?

    behold the wonders of fat positive/body positive movement and community!

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  • thisonetimeat-bandcamp:

    ETHAN CRAFT AND MATT FROM LIZZIE MCGUIRE

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  • diggydick:

    the last one really got to me. I’ve never thought about how seeing every president in our entire history is a man.

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  • tacoposey:

    my mom once told me about how her friend’s daughter was once in a weird relationship with an older man who got off on paying her bills 

    like he would give her a credit card and would totally find sexual pleasure in going over all the purchases she made with his money

    but they hardly ever talked or saw each other

    and the story still sits with me because i think that’s like fairytale kinds of magic right there

    (via fascicinate)

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  • teacupnosaucer:

    neptunain:

    heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”

    You will not believe the shit I get for correcting people when they talk about my daughter like this. Just stop fucking assigning sexualities to babies jfc straight people

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  • chasertiff:

    When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”

    but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”

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