"There is a fundamental concern that the content of such magazines normalises the treatment of women as sexual objects. We are not killjoys or prudes who think that there should be no sexual information and media for young people. But are teenage boys and young men best prepared for fulfilling love and sex when they normalise views about women that are disturbingly close to those mirrored in the language of sexual offenders?" -Dr. Peter Hegarty
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
- Lad Mag
"misogyny is a made up tumblr meme"
shit man how long has tumblr been around
no wonder all the good urls are fuckin taken
"THIS PICTURE WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT I STILL NEED FEMINISM AND I’M GOING TO REALLY, REALLY TELL YOU WHY":
-Because I got called a whore for wearing a short plaid skirt when I was 10
-and because when Nujood Ali from Yemen was 10 she got divorced
-Because black girls’ names became my classmates’ favorite “joke” when I was 11
-and because when an 11-year-old girl in Texas was raped by 18 men the New York Times wrote of how the girl “dressed older than her age”
-Because I started counting calories when I was 14
-and because when Malala Yousafzai was 14 she was shot in the head for trying to go to school
-Because I heard a boy greet a girl with “hey slut” today at age 16
-and because when a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party while unconscious the CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was because the rapists had such bright futures as athletes
-Because I will have to watch my drink at all bars and parties when I am 22
-and because when CeCe McDonald was 22 she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a man who screamed transphobic, racist insults at her and then slashed her face with a bottle
-Because no matter what age I am the biggest threat to men will still be heart disease, and the biggest threat to women will still be men.
-Because it is not just about me, because it is not just about anger, because it is not just a JOKE, because it is not just about “hating men,” because it is not just about girls with vaginas, because it is not just about ending “slut”, because it is not just about white straight girls in Rookie magazine, because it is not just about writing on backs, because it is not just about the fact that gay men are “fags” but lesbians are “hot,” because it is not just about pictures of thin white girls being the only google image results for the search phrase “beautiful women”, because it is not just about writing signs, because it is not just about what she was wearing or how many times she said yes before she changed her answer to no, because misogyny is not just about one thing and feminism is not just about one thing and it is not just “a trend” and it will not “happen” in just one way.
-And because yes. It is about equality for EVERYONE, but first and foremost it needs to be about equality for girls, because they are not treated equally to men, in every single sense, and you are not going to take feminism away from me and call me bossy/hostile/aggressive and make this about yourself or make it into a joke, because truth be told, I’m not joking and I’m tired of explaining. If you want to call yourself a feminist, you work hard to spread feminism, you do not turn this into a contest of whose struggle is greater and constantly demand to know what you can get out of feminism personally. Feminism is not just about you, or me, it is about everyone. If you’re male and you’re tired of men being stereotyped as hyper-masculine, soulless, sexist, inherent leader-tyrant creatures, then go out and prove the patriarchy wrong and fight for girls, like someone with a soul who believes in equality would. Then, yes, feminism will be about everyone.
-Sylvie (an amazing grrrl godess)
Photo taken by Caroline http://c-h-0-w.tumblr.com/
i really like the idea of a fantasy setting but in modern times. elves on smart phones and taking pictures for their instagram. dwarves getting into console wars and calling each other casual gamers. mages casting dangerous spells for the vine. i want it.
"Dude I dunno, necromancy is pretty fucked up." "Do it for the vine."
His facial expressions. WATCH. ALL DAY LONG.
DO YOU SEE THAT SHIRT
"if lucifer needs someone’s consent to enter their body then so do you"
WHY ISN’T THE SOCIAL JUSTICE PART OF TUMBLR ALL ON THIS
i want it where can i buy it?
Let it Go (Africanized Tribal Cover) Alex Boye Ft. One Voice Children’s Choir
You’re all wrong. This is the best version.
…HOW OLD IS THAT GIRL ANYWAY?
Meanwhile, spring in Canada
"FEELS" HAS BEEN A LEGIT TERM SINCE AT LEAST 1782:
— The Duchess, by Amanda Foreman.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, really wrote a real letter to her mother complaining about the feels in 1782.
I love everything.
Incorporating the phrase “beset by feels” into my vocabulary as of now.
When anxiety strikes, I don’t freak out, I don’t have panick attacks— I drown in this numbing swirl of worried thoughts to the point where I simultaneously stop caring about and am terrified of the things I can’t control. I sit down, curl up and just stop existing in the present time. I can feel it coming now, and I’m trying to distract myself from the gaping void threatening to swallow me because I have and am expecting company and I don’t want anyone to ever see me like that.
I just don’t know what to do right now. I’m stuck in Their house until Wednesday and The Roommate is an inconsiderate ass and I feel like I’m imposing and causing trouble for Them especially since They aren’t even here. It’s awful and I want to blame Them but I can’t because I Understand and why do I always have to Understand and I wonder if anyone ever Understands the way I do, if anyone ever Understands /me/ and these thoughts run away from me even on paper even on tumblr and I don’t know what to do to make it stop besides distraction- I don’t know how to face this and I just feel so /alone/ I’m the one they confide in who do I confide in who do I go to that I won’t feel like I’m bothering terribly when I inevitably unload all this rambling selfpitying bullshit on
Fuck it what do I— I hate this so much.
Watch this video from Cadillac. Note a few things (actor, white, rich guy, workaholic, typical cocky American, very unrealistic). This is not a parody video, they’re being completely serious.
I can’t explain it very well just please watch both of these videos okay Ford burns Cadillac so bad okay it’s so good.
"That’s the upside of giving a damn."
You better hope winter is coming, bitch. You’re gonna need it for that burn.
Cadillac you just got burned.
Damn Cadillac, how are you even going to recover.