This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.
— Caitlin Stasey (via byeologist)
Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.
They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.
They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.
This is so relevant and provides a good lesson to third wave feminism.
It’s funny how a kids show has a lesson that feminists just can’t seem to learn, isnt it?
Um there is some vital information missing in this.
Femme fatale is the archetype of female character that is used to satisfy the male gaze. These women stand up to patriarchy, cause mayhem, and fuck shit up in a dramatic way. This empowers the male gaze because it shows women who deviate from passive gender roles as this devastating monstrous thing. It’s meant to keep women in their place so to speak and discourage any power struggle.
So maybe take a second look at that episode with this new info.
A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations.
This is what real censorship looks like, not someone asking you to pipe down about your religion for five seconds. This is what happens when government defines the story.
Spent the day documenting a melting ice sculpture in the form of a stop motion film for my multimedia class. I ended up spending a total of about ten hours on this project. Here are some outtakes:
Tonight was so good I feel so many feelings
- carpediemtomorrow said:Oh my, there are some horrifying people replying to your war paint photo set. Just wanted to drop in to say that the meaning was not lost and that there are people who share and support your goals. <3 :)
My goodness… Thank you for the warning btw… I went to bed just a bit after posting that… I didn’t even think people would notice it.
And thank you!...