I speak in trite phrases.

darndere:

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something truly horrifying was created this day

rustypolished:

swoz:

michonnes:

femininitythefword:

Actor and feminist, Terry Crews, sheds light on the whole “man up” ideology that young boys are taught in early stages of life. Boys should not play with certain toys that aren’t Tonka Trucks or G.I. Joe’s. Boys should never cry because that is what girls do. Boys should not… blah, blah, blah. 

When boys are taught to “man up,” society compares weakness with femininity, and sometimes just being a female is considered weakness, How many times have you heard “Don’t be a pussy” come out the mouths of teenage boys and grown men? Society associates having a “pussy” with weakness. Women are emotional and fragile creatures in a male dominant society and in order for this dominance to remain, men must act like a “man.” A “man” within societal standards is strong, emotionless, intelligent, and aggressive (not necessarily violent, but aggressive in terms of determination and work ethic). To be a “man” society forces men and young boys to suppress what makes them human: emotions, feelings, compassion.

As Terry Crews points out in this interview with Larry King, within the African American community, men are pressured to act a certain way by society. There is a stigma that surrounds African American men, the media portrays them as aggressive, violent, and generally what society expects from a “man.” Men are told to “not be so sensitive” and “don’t be such a girl” when it comes to issues that involve their emotions and feelings. If someone is offended they have every damn right to be upset, sensitivity is not solely for women, sensitivity and feeling are what make you human. Being “feminine,” “sensitive,” or a “girl” does not make you weak. It makes you human.

Terry is a national treasure.

King of America.

I love this. 

I hear the whole “man up” thing get spun by MRAs and misogynists as a reason to cry “BUT MEN HAVE SOCIAL PRESSURES TOO, FEMINISM ISN’T IMPORTANT, WHAT ABOUT MEN?” which is so far from the point it’s absolutely baffling. 

The systemic and social construction of masculinity as being strong and powerful is a feminist issue. The connection between “manning up” and “not being a pussy” is something created by the patriarchy. It’s something enforced by the patriarchy.

So yes, men are held to troubling and crushing societal standards. Absolutely. That is a fact. 

And it’s a feminist issue. 

Listen to Terry. 

kalidraws:

bloomsofnigeria:

A flower for Esther by Kali Ciesemier www.ciesemier.com">http://www.ciesemier.com


I drew a flower for the Blooms of Nigeria tumblr, curated by Rebecca Bradley & Janna Morton as an illustrated vigil for the 250+ kidnapped Nigerian girls. Of the 180 girls whose names we know, the tumblr aims to give each of them an illustrated flower by different woman artist, and to keep their story alive and in discussion. I’m saddened and disappointed that there hasn’t been more progress in finding the girls, but hopeful for their safe return.

kalidraws:

bloomsofnigeria:

A flower for Esther by Kali Ciesemier www.ciesemier.com">http://www.ciesemier.com

I drew a flower for the Blooms of Nigeria tumblr, curated by Rebecca Bradley & Janna Morton as an illustrated vigil for the 250+ kidnapped Nigerian girls. Of the 180 girls whose names we know, the tumblr aims to give each of them an illustrated flower by different woman artist, and to keep their story alive and in discussion. I’m saddened and disappointed that there hasn’t been more progress in finding the girls, but hopeful for their safe return.

televisonrulesthenation:

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by OLIVIER COUSTON

WANT!
yingjue:

Athena for @sketch_dailies

yingjue:

Athena for @sketch_dailies

toonami:

i386q:

111215 ごきょうだい

Be happy, it’s Friday!

toonami:

i386q:

111215 ごきょうだい

Be happy, it’s Friday!

by JaredHedgehog

Hello again.

Starting July 17, I will be livestreaming again (Tuesdays, 1:30 PM).

The reason why the livestream is being delayed is that I currently do not have internet at my house.

Here is my twitch channel : http://www.twitch.tv/jaredhedgehog

Have a good day! :D

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by JaredHedgehog

Hello again.

Starting July 17, I will be livestreaming again (Tuesdays, 12:30 PM).

The reason why the livestream is being delayed is that I currently do not have internet at my house.

Here is my twitch channel : http://www.twitch.tv/jaredhedgehog

Have a good day! :D

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thebicker:

reistrider:

campdracula5eva:

bebinn:

rhrealitycheck:

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right 

Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.


Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).

The bolded is hella important.

From the first article: “Increased female independence was also perceived as a threat to male power and patriarchy, especially as Victorian women increasingly volunteered outside the home for religious and charitable causes.”

Quick reminder that the modern pro-life movement didn’t even begin until the 1970’s. Conservatives were angry about the birth control pill and Roe v. Wade, and so the pro-life movement was developed as a TARGETED response to women’s lib and reproductive rights. In a lot of non-Western countries, the idea that an embryo is assigned any value or rights at all is just mind-boggling.

thebicker:

reistrider:

campdracula5eva:

bebinn:

rhrealitycheck:

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.

Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!

This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.

Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).

The bolded is hella important.

From the first article: “Increased female independence was also perceived as a threat to male power and patriarchy, especially as Victorian women increasingly volunteered outside the home for religious and charitable causes.”

Quick reminder that the modern pro-life movement didn’t even begin until the 1970’s. Conservatives were angry about the birth control pill and Roe v. Wade, and so the pro-life movement was developed as a TARGETED response to women’s lib and reproductive rights. In a lot of non-Western countries, the idea that an embryo is assigned any value or rights at all is just mind-boggling.

Kuroshitsuji chapter 94
     ↳ That Butler: Enraged
"What an utterly boring end. I feel sorry for all the people that became a victim to your boring existence. Well, since you’re going to be disappearing now anyway, it’s not as if you care."

alexinatree:

I found an old travel water colour kit that I bought on a trip to Tokyo a lifetime ago, so I pretty much had to do some water colour studies to warm up this morning. First time I have used water colour in years… I am out of practice.

Also, some sketch pages from yesterday thrown in for good measure.

-Alex

skyneverthelimit:

I’ve been listening to the Frozen soundtrack since 6am….

e-m-e-t-t:

BUT WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

Starring my painting teacher Fritz, and friends ohnowhyohno and numbersarepeopletoo

nargyle:

It’s done! I’m happy with the coloring liberties I took with this one. Pretty soldiers of Love and Justice coming to an Anime Expo near you!

nargyle:

It’s done! I’m happy with the coloring liberties I took with this one. Pretty soldiers of Love and Justice coming to an Anime Expo near you!

tonidorsay:

It isn’t just disrespect. It is violence.
Don’t be violent.
Don’t be a dick.

tonidorsay:

It isn’t just disrespect. It is violence.

Don’t be violent.

Don’t be a dick.