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    Ummmmm. This.

    "I don't want to be told I'm pretty as I am. I want to live in a world where it's irrelevant."

    The body is not an apology. ♥

    5 steps to feeling better about your body

    "You’re beautiful. I saw beauty in you before I saw it in me. Every day I practiced. I looked at lots and lots of pictures… beauty all sizes, colors, and kinds. I looked at beautiful women until I could see myself."

    The real boy crisis!

    Stop Saying "I Have a Boyfriend" To Deflect Unwanted Attention - THISTHISTHIS

    A Double Standard at the VMA Awards: What about Robin Thicke? (click thru for analysis)

    Skinny feels good because privilege feels good. Fact.

    "Well, when I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!' I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.— Whoopi Goldberg

    "As is common, the adult has been carefully altered to be identifiable as female because the sign is in reference to caretaking kids. Someone in Goettigen found this as annoying as we do, however, and scribbled upon the sign: “Daddy, I also want to wear a skirt.” What a fabulous way to fight back against rigid gender rules."

    READ THIS!! Because You Can: Make 'Em Look (Rookie Magazine) - "So for us, choosing to wear neon leggings and a patterned top may be more than just a way to avoid leaving the house naked—it might be someone’s way of reclaiming ownership of their body, asserting their right to be visible, and refusing to be ignored. "

    Older people are often made to feel invisible in our society. I love when older women wear color because it is a way of communicating their visibility in the world. As they have gotten older their message has changed. They are no longer saying "Look At Me", but rather "I Am Here".

    H & M new swimsuit model Jennie Runk who is not marketed as their plus size model, just the new face of their ENTIRE swimsuit campaign. Nice job, H & M!

    The Power of Pork: Who Needs Feminism? (click thru for analysis)

    Meanwhile, at a women's equality demonstration, possibly the best protest sign ever.


    “I’m not an unhealthy person and I feel like one of the most tiring parts of being fat and being proud of it is… you do a lot of proving yourself all the time.” -Beth Ditto

    By fawning over weight loss—or secretly gossiping about weight gain behind someone’s back—you are overtly reinforcing a very real system of oppression that uses body size as a barometer for awards and demerits. .. everyone has the right to dignity and respect and a fulfilling life inside of the body they have. Constantly pointing to the reduction of body size as an achievement is creating barriers to that essential and fundamental dignity and respect for body that fat people deserve.

    Critical Feminist Corgi

    Pat Gallant-Charette - oldest woman to swim the Catalina Channel and the Tsugaru Strait

    Why Patriarchy Hurts Men

    What is Femme? And another: querything.wordpr... "Femme’s a choice: intentionality. It’s a skill, and the product of time and thought and self-respect and subversion and hopefully a fair bit of fun and glitter and joy too."

    Some people are more awesome than other people. Fact.