quimbycub:

willow-wanderings:

nedahoyin:

queenqueerqutie:


Martin Bauendahl

Real life vs Societal expectations

Wow..

Yeah, news flash people, boobs generally only look “perky” while in a bra. A few are super lucky and have naturally perky boobs, most don’t. And this is because, SURPRISE, boobs are intended to feed babies and it’s hard for a baby being cradled in mum’s arm to reach a nipple that’s on the other side of the boob from where its mouth is.Think of a soda fountain machine. The spouts are all pointing down, right? So you can put soda in a cup being held under the spout? If the spout was sticking straight out, it would be really hard to get a soda out of it.Babies need to be able to reach a nipple easily so they can eat. Ergo, nipples are usually lower and angled more downward on a naturally hanging boob, both so it’s easier for a baby to reach and so gravity can do its part in pulling milk toward the nipple.So there you go, outright ANATOMICAL proof that boobs are not there for the benefit of men.

Thank you for that. I never realized. Thanks.

quimbycub:

willow-wanderings:

nedahoyin:

queenqueerqutie:

Martin Bauendahl

Real life vs Societal expectations

Wow..

Yeah, news flash people, boobs generally only look “perky” while in a bra. A few are super lucky and have naturally perky boobs, most don’t. And this is because, SURPRISE, boobs are intended to feed babies and it’s hard for a baby being cradled in mum’s arm to reach a nipple that’s on the other side of the boob from where its mouth is.

Think of a soda fountain machine. The spouts are all pointing down, right? So you can put soda in a cup being held under the spout? If the spout was sticking straight out, it would be really hard to get a soda out of it.

Babies need to be able to reach a nipple easily so they can eat. Ergo, nipples are usually lower and angled more downward on a naturally hanging boob, both so it’s easier for a baby to reach and so gravity can do its part in pulling milk toward the nipple.
So there you go, outright ANATOMICAL proof that boobs are not there for the benefit of men.

Thank you for that. I never realized. Thanks.

(Source: denicedenice)

dear-white-people:

YOU DEMANDED IT! Check out the full-length official trailer for Dear White People before it hits theaters this weekend. 

#HITSHARE #TURNUP #BELIEVETHEHYPE

For many of these women, the reading experience begins from a place of seething rage. Take Sara Marcus’ initial impression of Jack Kerouac: “I remember putting On the Road down the first time a woman was mentioned. I was just like: ‘Fuck. You.’ I was probably 15 or 16. And over the coming years I realized that it was this canonical work, so I tried to return to it, but every time I was just like, ‘Fuck you.’” Tortorici had a similarly visceral reaction to Charles Bukowski: “I will never forget reading Bukowski’s Post Office and feeling so horrible, the way that the narrator describes the thickness of ugly women’s legs. I think it was the first time I felt like a book that I was trying to identify with rejected me. Though I did absorb it, and of course it made me hate my body or whatever.” Emily Witt turned to masculine texts to access a sexual language that was absent from books about women, but found herself turned off by their take: “many of the great classic coming-of-age novels about the female experience don’t openly discuss sex,” she says in No Regrets. “I read the ones by men instead, until I was like, ‘I cannot read another passage about masturbation. I can’t. It was like a pile of Kleenex.”

This isn’t just about the books. When young women read the hyper-masculine literary canon—what Emily Gould calls the “midcentury misogynists,” staffed with the likes of Roth, Mailer, and Miller—their discomfort is punctuated by the knowledge that their male peers are reading these books, identifying with them, and acting out their perspectives and narratives. These writers are celebrated by the society that we live in, even the one who stabbed his wife. In No Regrets, Elif Bautman talks about reading Henry Miller for the first time because she had a “serious crush” on a guy who said his were “the best books ever,” and that guy’s real-life recommendation exacerbated her distaste for the fictional. When she read Miller, “I felt so alienated by the books, and then thinking about this guy, and it was so hot and summertime … I just wanted to kill myself. … He compared women to soup.”

In No Regrets, women writers talk about what it was like to read literature’s “midcentury misogynists.” (via becauseiamawoman)

Here’s a fun thing you learn when you study literature: the western canon is not universally beloved. Those books are not the Truth any more than the New York Post is skilled journalism. The main reason they’re held in such high esteem is because they were written by boring white dudes with rage fantasies and boring white dudes with rage fantasies also happen to be largely in charge of deciding which books are deemed classics and taught forever in the American school system.
So if your boyfriend tells you he loves Kerouac then you tell your boyfriend Kerouac was a fucking second rate hack who wrote Beat style because he didn’t have the skill or talent to write any other way, which is probably also why he just copied every adolescent male wanderlust story since the beginning of time. That shit’s derivative and boring.

(via saintthecla)

"They phoned their other friends from the good old days and told them that their new discovery, Harrison Bond, was exactly like them too. He went to a corporate graduate school to which his parents signed over an additional $80,000, and there he had even more influential teachers who looked like him. It was a world of people who looked in the mirror and thought it was the window. This higher tier of teachers phoned their agents and editors, who also looked, walked, talked, lived, and wrote like Bond. He drank with them. His book was like theirs. When the publisher bought it, he paid him back the amount of his two tuitions. That kept the money circulating in the right places. By this time the other guys from the same school had taken over the major magazines and newspapers. They reviewed his book favorably, with gravitas, and wrote feature stories about his gravitas as well. He became known for his gravitas. Americans did not resemble Harrison and his cronies, but they were used to following orders from people like him, so they did what they were told and bought the book.”

- Sarah Schulman, The Mere Future

Dear White People (x)

A lot of people talk about trans women of color and the violence that we deal with. But when we’re together, we don’t talk about that. Because the world will remind us of that. We know that when we walk in the world, we are under attack. We understand that. And so when we get together, we wanna talk about Beyoncé and have a couple cocktails, you know? Hang out and just be. Just be happy. Being happy together builds our sisterhood, but it also builds our resolve and it’s just like, This is revolutionary for us to be in this world and its suffering and to deal with suffering, but be fucking happy, too. We don’t need to sit in it all the time, because we exist in it.

Writer and Activist Sarah Schulman on The Normal Heart, Being Friends With Larry Kramer, and the Whitewashing of AIDS History

 her alternate title for How To Survive A Plague is hilarious.

Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’

Why did the CIA support them? Because in the propaganda war with the Soviet Union, this new artistic movement could be held up as proof of the creativity, the intellectual freedom, and the cultural power of the US. Russian art, strapped into the communist ideological straitjacket, could not compete.

But look where this art ended up: in the marble halls of banks, in airports, in city halls, boardrooms and great galleries. For the Cold Warriors who promoted them, these paintings were a logo, a signature for their culture and system which they wanted to display everywhere that counted. They succeeded.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html

A Fevered God - lbmisscharlie

lbmisscharlie:

peninsulamamoenam's birthday was last month, so I wrote her a fanfic of H.D.'s poetic fanfic of Greek history/myth, as one does. Please enjoy my highly fictionalized queer love story of a real-life heroine. Happy birthday, Pen, and thanks for being an awesome friend!

8,000 words — Femslash — Explicit

Telesilla gives what honey can come from the mouth of a muse: words, caresses. Liquid and sticky; lingering. Full of all that she would have said in their future years. Aegiale’s mouth on hers is wet, washed with tears, and her fingers at Aegiale’s arms grip tight, bruise.

Too soon, the bright peel of the alarum bell rings out. The Spartans approach.

I think I have the class thing pretty well in hand; muted colors, patternless fabrics, and natural fibers, for example. But my observations come largely from the academic and publishing world, which permit a dangerously wide latitude for personal expression, in the form of flowing scarves, rumpled linen, and dangly earrings.

Barbara Ehrenreich, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

 

teratocybernetics:

quantumspork:

welcome to night vale fem version pt 3

lucy liu as cecilia
gina torres as carla

[pt 1[pt 2]

SCREAMING

http://wayward-mobs.tumblr.com/post/84855237953/weneeddiversebooks-has-been-trending-on-twitter

wayward-mobs:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks has been trending on Twitter for a while, and I’m glad to see it.

So I made a website called Kwerey.com to help people find books that represent them: you can search for books with a female main character, a POC as a main character or a bi or lesbian main character…

image

lucyliuism:

i feel like reading fanfic has kind of broken my desire to read published stories bc like theyre so bland tbh like. where the hell am i gonna get queer android romance in a bookstore. who writes about past assassins working together in a coffeeshop. all i see are straight white people making out like really like REALLY

(Source: lucyliuism)

abiblr:

mhyin-mahar:

yamino:

shipcomingthrough:

Just watch it.

Mindblowing! I’m convinced.

yeah it’s great and all to see you guys all hyped about this, but this video has been going viral and there’s no LINK WHERE YOU CAN HELP FUND THE PROJECT!!

as great as this sounds the project now only has 9 DAYS LEFT AND IS AT 36% OF IT’S GOAL!!

COME ON GUYS THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS EVER INVENTED THAT COULD CHANGE THE STATE OF THE WORLD AND IT’S BEING TOSSED ASIDE!!

WE’RE SAVED - NOW I CAN LIVE FOREVER? THAT *IS* HOW THIS WORKS, RIGHT?

(Source: creeping-in-the-dark)

astrotheology:

if tumblr is so accepting, then why is it that i, 6000 lizards wearing a trenchcoat,