My name is Bevin. I am the Royal Badness
fuck yea you are.
Hi Bevin 😘😘😘😍😍😍😋
"It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America. "
Emad Burnat and his wife Soraya representing Palestine (Nominated for ‘5 Broken Cameras’) at the Oscars. Soraya is wearing a traditional Palestinian Thob.
They were also completely disrespected by us customs officials and detailed in complete isolation for several hours, where he was treated like dirt and told he was going to be deported back to Palestine. He even showed them the invitation to the ceremony, but they didn’t believe him. Eventually he contacted Michael Moore, who got help and got him released. Read about it.
I just wanted to note that as a reminder that even people nominated for Oscars get treated that way. Unsurprising, unfortunately, and utterly disgusting.
Georgia Black was born in 1906 in South Carolina, USA. She began living as a woman whilst working as a house servant in Charleston as a teenager, supplied with feminine clothing by a fellow household staff member.
She married twice, adopting a child during her…
whoa have you ever noticed that theres no present
like as soon as we do something its done its over with and it automatically becomes the past
me writing this has become the past
you reading the last sentence is the past
there is no actual present and that blows my mind
why would they edit so much?
They physically moved her bones. They moved her collar bone lower. I hope stuff like this makes girls realize how ridiculous the media is.
I agree, but it isn’t just “girls” that need to realize it. I’ve heard (usually straight, mostly white) guys look at girls with the same build (chest, arms, abdomen, cheeks and chin) as the model in the unedited photo and call them “a little chubby” just because they didn’t look like artificially shaped and curved like the edited version.
this isn’t “girls” problem. “girls” didn’t fucking do this okay, capitalism and men did.
(Source: , via yrmomschesthair)
If you say “gender is socially constructed” I will want to punch you
gender ROLES are socially constructed
gender itself is not necessarily socially constructed
Wait what? Then how did gender get created in the first place?
Erika Linder. Currently working as both a male and female model. Androgynous beauty.
China’s commercials are so much better than the US.
that was cute LOL
dude i want to cry.
omgah, my fucking tears.
The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti.
holy fucking impressive
Oh my gosh that’s amazing
I can’t SHARPEN a pencil without it breaking in ten places
More photos from the OUSU Women’s “I Need Feminism Because…” campaign in Oxford.
That one about not having a single female author on the reading list for the entire term.
I remember being a couple of semester into college. I’d taken several lit classes by this point.
And suddenly realized.
No women. Also: no people of color. I’d read several years worth of literature all written by white men.
That…that is not okay. I was in the honors program of one of the top universities in the state, and my mind was filled with white male words. And I didn’t even realize it at first.
I became more and more aware of the “token female author”—usually Emily Dickinson or Mary Shelley. Of the way entire CONTINENTS of literature was ignored—Africa, Asia, South America. Did you know it’s possible to graduate from the university I went to—with a literature degree—and not take a single world literature class? It is. I’m sad to say I did it. I had an interest in medieval and ancient English literature (Beowulf to Chaucer) and I bulked up on those classes…which fulfilled my “world literature” requirements. There were so few non-European classes offered that I hadn’t even realized I was missing a chunk of education until it was too late for me to change this.
Around this time, I also decided that I wanted to write YA literature. And while I joke about YA being more fun (with more explosions!) (and it IS), it’s also very true that YA literature is where many female authors are. And where there’s a very conscious and driven effort to include people of color—not just as authors, but also as characters, and as cover models. And while no, it’s not perfect, it is getting better, and if there is to be change, I’m happy to see that change happening in YA literature, where the teens—the ones who will grow up and take over this world—can see it.
When I was a teacher, I taught world literature. I remember, at the job interview, feeling grossly underqualified—remember, I’d not had a single world lit class in all of my years at university, including the graduate work where I got a Master’s Degree in Literature. But I became a world lit teacher. And I spent every night reading every thing I could by anyone who wasn’t a white European or American male. I was often only a few nights’ reading ahead of my students. But we read something from every continent. We read male and female authors. Yes—I sacrificed a Shakespearean play (but really, they have a whole semester of British lit. A whole semester for one country…and an equal amount of time for the rest of the entire world). My medieval European unit had as much Marie de France as Chretien de Troyes, and I gave up extended European coverage in favor of Chinua Achebe and Nelson Mandela. My tenth grade students in an small area of rural NC got more diversity in one semester than I did in five years at a major state university, and I am both proud and saddened by that fact.
I’m happy that the group of girls in the photograph noticed that there were no lady authors in their reading list during the term they were reading it. I’m happy that the first book I published had—literally—only one white character in it (outside of a few small scenes), and not a single person in the process of publishing it had an issue with this. I’m happy that imprints like Tu Books exist (and that we raised it from a Kickstarter crowdfunded source to a legitimate, growing imprint at a publishing house). I’m happy that when covers are white-washed, we pitch a fit until it’s changed.
I’m happy that we’re changing. That we’re growing. That the world is—slowly—becoming more than just a reflection of a white male world.
Beth Revis makin’ me tear up again, y’all.
I’m so proud to have been taught by this woman. I’m so proud to have had classroom discussions about oppression with this woman. I’m so proud to have been encouraged, engaged with, and motivated by this woman.
I’m so proud that one of my heroes was also my teacher and mentor and friend. And I am so very proud that she’s written such a beautiful series of books that teaches its readers to shoot for the stars.
(Pssst. I’ll be seeing you tonight! <3)
“This is a character.”
“Oh, so this isn’t you?”
“It’s not me. But there’s a lot of me in here.”
Relevant for me today. Height and weight.