Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
are you seriously asking me why i should care about other people
Me reblogging this is my contribution to earth day
i’m glad chris evans is a celebrity and not a regular person because i don’t know what i’d do if i saw him making me a latte at starbucks or cashing my check at the bank or teaching my english class
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
STOP IT STOP IT NOW THIS IS SO VERY WRONG
this is beautiful
im in one of those periods in my life where i cant focus on anything i cant finish an assignment i cant listen to one song for more than 5 seconds i cant sit through a tv show episode i cant finish a book i cant write a story
all i can do is stare blankly at the wall and wish i had something to do but everything i could do or want to do is just supremely unsatisfying
SOMEONE PUT IT IN WORDS THANKS YOU
Hey kids this is a symptom of depression
tiny ginny weasley, growing up with six brothers, deathly afraid of being branded “girly”, because “girly” from the sneering mouths of fred and george meant weak, inadequate, pathetic
ginny weasley at eight years old, sick of her hair flowing down to her bottom, sick of tying it into plaits and pigtails, grabbing a pair of scissors and chopping it all off with messy hacks - then molly was gasping, snatching the scissors from her grasp, yelling at her and mourning her “beautiful, beautiful” hair
ginny weasley at twelve years old, fresh from the horrors of her first year and accepting her dorm-mate’s mascara. after everything that happened, she’s trying to make friends, and her dorm-mates are trying too. so she takes the mascara wand and, for the first time, applies it. it’s clumpy and uneven but her dorm-mates help her perfect it - it’s girly and feminine and against everything she’s ever stood for, against the reputation she had built at the burrow, but she kind of likes the dark weight on her eyelashes
ginny weasley slowly recognising and destroying her internalised misogyny as she progresses through hogwarts - ginny weasley embracing makeup and quidditch in equal measures, ginny weasley burping the alphabet and squeezing into the tiniest of skirts, ginny weasley being stark and cold and fearsome as well as giggly and sweet and flirty. ginny weasley standing up for the tomboys of hogwarts as well as the girliest of girls. don’t fuck with girl-power ginny weasley or you’ll be bat-bogey hexed into next week.
ginny weasley also realising that the best friendships are ladyfriendships and that society promotes this idea that there can only be One Supreme Girl and all the others must fight with each other for male attention and realising that being brainwashed into believing this is not her fault but also doesn’t make the way she treated fleur any less shitty
but then her apologising to fleur and the two of them becoming best friends/sisters-in-law/queens of everything who swap beauty tips and complex spells, and who shop for clothes and shoes and make up in the morning then go home and spend the afternoon in garden playing quidditch and beating the boys
ginny teaching fleur the bat-bogey hex and fleur teaching ginny all these super interesting french spells she’s never considered before then them both searching for the perfect shade of red lipstick because i will never ever ever ever ever tire of female characters who are feminine and girly and won’t apologise for it whilst still being capable and clever and strong and fierce and loyal
how can i take selfies without wanting to kill myself afterwards
Jennifer Lawrence from Psychologies Magazine June 2014 issue
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