“You would look so much better if you lost some weight-“
“You would be so much cuter with make up-“
“Make sure you shave or wax way all that body hair-“
“You shouldn’t wear that-“
“You would be beautiful if you just changed how you look-“
I hate when people make fun of people who work at McDonalds/Subway/wherever, shut the fuck up, they’ve got a job, they’re doing honest work for honest pay, do you know how hard it is to get a job nowadays, leave them the fuck alone
Distinguished sociologist Erving Goffman noted that women in photographs are often portrayed in compromising or submissive situations such as having the head turned upwards to expose the neck or in a contorted stances often with light self-touching. Such poses invite the gaze of the viewer and make the subject of the photograph seem vulnerable and exposed to sexualization.
as highlighted by the image, Erving Goffman made it known that these poses were problematic because if we saw any reversal of the gender roles, we perceive it as weird or strange. this image shows a man posing in a feminine fashion… men are very rarely posing like this in professional photography.
essentially, if our instincts tell us something is strange about a person in a photograph, it is representative of the demand of gender display in advertisements.
This kind of thing is super interesting to me. Other ways women are photographed but men rarely are include;
Standing on one leg/legs crossed and weight all on one leg/leaning on someone or something - The woman is vulnerable and incapable. She literally can’t stand (exist) alone.
With their head cropped out of the image or with their eyes down - This goes back to Madonna and Child and is totally entwined with the whole subject/object problem. The (male) viewer is the active subject, the woman is the passive object. You’re allowed to look because she sure as hell isn’t going to do anything, her body exists for you. (Hello rape culture.)
Not dressed - This isn’t such a big deal if the woman is photographed alone but often photos will depict naked women and fully dressed men, often in suits. The implications of this are pretty obvious.
Cut/Bruised - Vulnerability again. To be honest I’ve seen these kinds of images more on tumblr than I have anywhere else, they don’t seem to have made it into mainstream photography quite as much. But Tumblr is super fond of headless semi-dressed women with grazed knees. I guess in some way you could agrue that these photos show the strength of women, but I personally don’t buy that. For the same reason I don’t like this theme used domestic violence ads, I think it only serves to re-victimise the women.
Obviously there are also some really great photographs of women that don’t do any of these things, and some photographs that use these themes for legitimate reasons.
Always reblog, because this is so damn provoking.
“La matemática es un lenguaje universal” me dijo mi papá.
“Los números no conocen la discriminación” me dijo mi mamá.
I was four, getting ready for kindergarten & numbers.
They tried to warn me about my language.
tried to tell me that sooner than later,
someone would come along and tell me:
”Hablas el español como pocha” &
”You speak english with an accent”
They tried to warn me that my language would not be good enough.
At four, I was thrown into English,
a foreign language.
Teachers told me:
”Spanish, little one, it won’t get you far.
You need to learn English.
The educated speak English.”
They did whatever they could to take my native tongue from me
and back then,
I was grateful.
Grateful that they were teaching me something my parents couldn’t
Grateful that they changed the Ll to Y in Yesenia
Grateful that they were leading me into the world of English.
Now, I resent them.
Resent them for telling me my language wasn’t beautiful
for telling me that my language was shit
and for the “underdeveloped”
Ahora, ves a los gringos hablando español
and they are cultured.
cultured & bilingual.
I was bilingual.
Now, I’m a derivation of both.
See, I don’t speak Spanish.
Y tampoco hablo el inglés.
I speak a bastardization of both.
“Math is a universal language” said my dad.
“Numbers don’t know discrimination” said my mom.
I am reading this really good Foreign Affairs magazine article but then there’s this subheading and I can’t stop snickering oh my gosh
someone needs to turn down that sass level
Two things to know about Canada!
- We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
- We are sorry if you don’t
A few things you need to know about this hot coffee case:
- It wasn’t an issue of the coffee being because no fucking shit coffee is hot, but McDonald’s had over heated their water to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 121C. Not just hot, but really FUCKING hot. Your fancy Starbucks lattes are brewed to 150 degrees.
- The 79 year old woman had this cup of 250F (121C) coffee between her legs when it spilled so 250F (121C) coffee spilled on her genitals
- She got third degree burns…on her genitals. THIRD DEGREE.
- She had to have skin grafts to repair the damage
- When she sued McDonald’s, it wasn’t for millions of dollars, it was for $20,000 to cover hospital costs and court fees. 20-fucking-thousand.
- McDonald’s settled and changed their heating policy, but not before making her sign a gag order keeping her from talking about this case
- So she had to live on hearing little shits like you call her stupid and money-grubbing, and other horrendous stuff because she dared ask the company in the wrong to fix what they fucked up.
I know I’ve reblogged this before tonight but so help me god, I will keep reblogging this with the proper information so everyone can maybe learn not to be an asshole. Like I said before, next person to mock this woman can have 250F (121C) water poured on their genitals and see how you like it.
So sit the fuck down, Canada.
Slow clap it out for the hot piece of sass that is my rp partner.
shit you don’t hear
I’m keeping the commentary because, y’know, truth. However, I did feel the need to clarify one point.
Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, or the “McDonald’s Coffee” case is a frequent punching bag of advocates for “tort reform,” a propaganda campaign that is, ostensibly, designed to protect individuals from skyrocketing medical costs due to ever-increasing medical malpractice insurance premiums that doctors and hospitals have to pay.
The theory goes that there are too many lawsuits, that juries are out of control and act like slot machines that always land on 777, giving undeserving plaintiffs millions of dollars, thereby increasing costs for the rest of us.
The thing is, it’s bogus. Extremely restrictive “tort reform” measures have been put in place in many states, slashing the ability of individuals to recover just compensation for “noneconomic damages” like pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Some states, such as my home state, have added such measures through amendments to their state constitutions. But, despite the prevalence of such legislation, there has been no reduction in health care or insurance costs, nor has there been much improvement in access to care.
Stella Liebeck only sued McDonald’s after they repeatedly refused several overtures by the plaintiff to settle for the relatively limited sum of her medical expenses, approximately $20,000 as the commenter above stated. When Ms. Liebeck approached McDonald’s asking for this amount, McDonald’s counter-offered with $800. McDonald’s rejected not one but several subsequent settlement offers, and Ms. Liebeck filed her suit.
Ultimately, Ms. Liebeck prevailed (and, to address the snarkiness above, the jury did find her her 20% negligent for her own injuries), but the parties finally settled the case for an amount of less than $600,000. McDonald’s changed its corporate policy and lowered the temperature at which they brewed and served their coffee.
The point is, without people like Ms. Liebeck, there would little incentive for corporations to alter the way they do business - why make a safer, more expensive product when a cheaper, more dangerous product will generate more profit? People like Stella Liebeck are important because they force companies to admit they they have made mistakes and to change their policies, producing safer products for consumers.
#absolute all time fave prop poster - take your keep calms and your carry ons: this one was actually issued and used #delightful blend of crushing misogyny and unintentional kick-ass amounts of awesome LADY SPIES WHO WILL F*CK YOU UP where do I sign?? #you try to make it like ‘ladies are evil’ but the artist was like ‘hmm how about if we make it like ‘dudes are stupid’ instead
This is hilarious:
Russia on Saturday named 18 Americans banned from entering the country in response to Washington imposing sanctions on 18 Russians for alleged human rights violations.
The list released by the Foreign Ministry includes John Yoo, a former U.S. Justice Department official who wrote legal memos authorizing harsh interrogation techniques; David Addington, the chief of staff for former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney; and two former commanders of the Guantanamo Bay detention center: retired Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller and Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson.
Hannah Gadsby on rape culture (x)
How to make a joke involving rape
mock rape culture (aka bring awareness), NOT the victim