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sherokutakari:

"but women have sex organs on their chests! I don’t walk around with my pants off!"

I think what you mean to say is “women have secondary sex characteristics on their chests”, not sex organs

in which case let me remind you that your facial hair and enlarged adam’s apple are also secondary sex characteristics

if secondary sex characteristics bother you and you feel they should be covered up in public, please feel free to shove your entire head in a bag at any time

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Anonymous asked: So am I not allowed to wear makeup anymore if i want to be a feminist? (regarding your post about makeup companies)

claudiaboleyn:

No, absolutely wear make up if you like to!

I do! I love to experiment with eyeliner and sparkles and lip pencils and damn I enjoy doing my eyebrows. I can honestly say it’s the highlight of my morning make up regime! (I make it sound like some military training, which in a way it is, making me look less like Deep Roy and more like y’know a moderately attractive young woman.) 

But also we should always examine beauty norms and beauty standards. We should be critical of the way the beauty industry and make up companies sell us products. We should not accept that we are ‘flawed’ and must somehow fix ourselves. 

If we choose to wear make up, it must be because we want to. 

And even then, so many of us feel too ugly to go out without make up. I certainly do. That’s something I don’t think I’ll ever forgive this society for. For making me feel ugly in my own skin, and for making me watch my female friends and family members as they battled/battle to become ‘acceptable’ physically. It impacts me, my young cousins, my friends, my mother, even my grandmother! None of us are immune, even the strongest. 

My little cousin hates photographs because she thinks she’s ugly. That hurts me. Because she’s talented and kind and just wonderful. And I know she was made to think this way, because my little male cousins aren’t suffering from extreme self hatred and lack of confidence because of what they look like.

I love make up, but I know part of that love comes from conditioning, and I will never forgive the media and this sexist, poisonous society, for making loving myself as I am a challenge, and not something I am able to achieve every day. 

I also hate the beauty industry and society for confusing me. Because I can’t wear make up without feeling guilt, nor can I not wear make up without feeling quite frankly ugly. 

Being a feminist doesn’t mean you’re automatically sorted. It doesn’t make you suddenly immune to these toxic ideas. It’s still a battle. We’re questioning society, questioning ourselves, questioning our own motives, wondering how much of what we think is from conditioning, how much is our own free choice. 

I hate that I have to deal with this internalised mess in the first place. I’m tired of it. 

xxx

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prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defense. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.

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werewolfau:

bbybirdbarton:

jodiamandis:

lightspeedsound:

High School Fads, 1944

Ok so now I’m on the look out for lesbians with hair bows in the back

This ^^^

I just like how the bow on the left is a ‘signal and a chllange’ it’s like yeah, Betty’s been going steady with Tommy for a few weeks now, but let’s see if Ronny can step up his game before Betty becomes a right bow kind of girl

can i use ‘she wears her bow in the back’ as a euphemism now?

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lalalana13:

youngblackandvegan:

yeah no

i’m not one of those people that will preach unconditional sex positivity

because some people’s “kinks” are having sex with children

and rubbing their genitals on random people on the train

so na

miss me with the lectures about “kink shaming”

because there is a line

and way too many people cross it

True dat

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