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So I got this bag and it came with a free extra… #ifitfitsisits

So I got this bag and it came with a free extra… #ifitfitsisits

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Record Store Day, ULTA and Sephora shopping spree, sushi at Sakura. My 24th year is starting off great! 😄

Record Store Day, ULTA and Sephora shopping spree, sushi at Sakura. My 24th year is starting off great! 😄

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elisetheviking:

the-exercist:

becomelean:

Seriously. Stop with these ridiculous photos. You get more exercise by climbing out of bed than lifting those weights.

Seriously - This is quite obviously a photoshoot, not the model’s actual workout session. Do you expect her to be able to pose consistently for hours using a higher weight? While maintaining her hair and makeup? And not damaging the clothes or set?
Low weight dumbbells have a ton of wonderful fitness purposes, and making it possible to pose for a fashion shot is just a perk. Don’t criticize someone else’s workout. just because personally prefer higher weights doesn’t mean that everyone else is obligated to use them. 

But what we see in pictures like this plays a big role when women and men are actually going to start workout one day:









When media very often presents these pictures we are also presented a standard and most likely that standard will become our own standard of what is “normal” and “expected”. 
There is a reason why women talk about “toning” in stead of “building muscle and burning fat”.
And by seeing these different pictures where many of them show women with small, light and colorful weights people think that’s what women should do when training, lift light with many reps.
While men are presented with pictures of bulging biceps and heavier looking weights(not always as heavy as it looks) - which makes men who have not been training for a long time or are not naturally muscly and strong feel bad about themselves ‘cause they lift lighter weights than what’s expected.
These pictures are problematic, not because there is a problem with people using lighter weights, because everyone starts somewhere and some might not want to build more muscle and strength, but because it sets a standard which beats down people who are not within that standard.

elisetheviking:

the-exercist:

becomelean:

Seriously. Stop with these ridiculous photos. You get more exercise by climbing out of bed than lifting those weights.

Seriously - This is quite obviously a photoshoot, not the model’s actual workout session. Do you expect her to be able to pose consistently for hours using a higher weight? While maintaining her hair and makeup? And not damaging the clothes or set?

Low weight dumbbells have a ton of wonderful fitness purposes, and making it possible to pose for a fashion shot is just a perk. Don’t criticize someone else’s workout. just because personally prefer higher weights doesn’t mean that everyone else is obligated to use them. 

But what we see in pictures like this plays a big role when women and men are actually going to start workout one day:

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athletic young man lifting weights - stock photo

When media very often presents these pictures we are also presented a standard and most likely that standard will become our own standard of what is “normal” and “expected”. 

There is a reason why women talk about “toning” in stead of “building muscle and burning fat”.

And by seeing these different pictures where many of them show women with small, light and colorful weights people think that’s what women should do when training, lift light with many reps.

While men are presented with pictures of bulging biceps and heavier looking weights(not always as heavy as it looks) - which makes men who have not been training for a long time or are not naturally muscly and strong feel bad about themselves ‘cause they lift lighter weights than what’s expected.

These pictures are problematic, not because there is a problem with people using lighter weights, because everyone starts somewhere and some might not want to build more muscle and strength, but because it sets a standard which beats down people who are not within that standard.

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“You are Arya of Winterfell, daughter of the north. You told me you could be strong. You have the wolf blood in you.”

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gradientlair:

TRIGGER WARNING: misogynoir, violence, harassment, sexual abuse, rape.

@HoodFeminism (which is @Karnythia's and @thewayoftheid's work) hosted a Twitter discussion regarding the stereotype of “fast tailed girls” that Black girls deal with primarily during adolescence, but certainly starts before that for many Black girls and continues well into adulthood (i.e. the Jezebel controlling image). I put many of the tweets shared in this discussion in a Storify: #FastTailedGirls: Examining The Stereotypes and Abuse That Black Girls Face though a few are included above.

"Fast tailed" girls: Black girls stereotyped as “hypersexual” beings and seeking sex whether or not they are sexually active. This stereotype is proliferated in the home (especially by some mothers and older women), within the Black community (i.e church, socially; especially by the Black men who abuse and by some Black male leaders who want this silenced) and amidst society itself (i.e. schools, media; because of racism and White supremacist notions of womanhood). These Black girls are viewed: as “adult” women “asking” for abuse,” as responsible for the abuse that primarily adult Black men inflict on them or coerce them into and often inflict without punishment let alone blame from the Black community (as “protecting” Black men from racism often takes precedence over any other intraracial issue); as providing consent simply by experiencing puberty (or not even experiencing puberty); as automatically heterosexual; as automatically culpable for any street harassment, physical violence, sexual violence or emotional abuse that they experience. A Black girl with confidence who speaks up for herself, wants to express her femininity visually, has a normal interest in boys, gets unwanted attention from adult men, and/or has male friends can easily be labeled as such. This stereotype sits in a binary opposed to “respectable" Black girls while both "types" of Black girls are regularly abused. It is the hatred of Blackness, womanhood and childhood (or rejection of a period of childhood actually existing for Black girls) intersecting in this dangerous stereotype.

Though difficult of course, this conversation was so important and I am grateful to Hood Feminism for their presence, in general, and for this conversation, specifically. It is important to discuss how within and outside of our communities internalizing the hateful messages about Blackness, womanhood and Black womanhood specifically has caused so much harm, much irreversible. What can change is how we think about ourselves as Black women, meaning ending shaming and ending buying into patriarchal binaries about Black girls and Black women while simultaneously protecting abusers. Have open conversations about how patriarchal masculinity is literally killing men, Black men in particular, and how while it is true that they are very much so oppressed via race, as all Black people are, they are also oppressors of Black women. Black women also support this structure when abusers are defended and protected and our truths and experiences are silenced by other Black women and anyone else among Black people; that has to end. Deconstructing and rejecting the way that racism, White supremacy, anti-Blackness and sexism create this stereotype for Black girls, ones that impact them inside and outside of the Black community.

The abuse has to end. The education has to be received. The compassion has to be shared. The unlearning has to commence. The truth has to be spoken, even if at 140 characters at a time. Even if in small groups and in supermarket aisles and schools and churches and anywhere. Black girls deserve better than this. Black women deserve more than the pain of the memories of abuse and the fear that another generation of Black girls will experience the same.

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Keep learning, growing and healing. ❤

(Please leave content above intact if you reblog. Please take care before adding any comments to this post. It is very serious and very painful for many Black women. Victim blaming and statements supporting rape culture are unwelcome here by people who think they have a “right” to harm us because this conversation occurred publicly. Please be respectful.) 

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tastefullyoffensive:

Game of Cats

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dailymurf:

xfuckbarculturex:

Like Sisyphus, I am bound to hell.

I’m not a cat person but the last one killed me

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The strangler is a rare poison, which makes the person unable to breathe. The poison is made from plants that are only found on islands in the Jade Sea. The leaves of the plant are picked and aged, then soaked in a wash of limes, sugar water and rare spices from the Summer Islands. The leaves are then discarded, but the liquid is kept and thickened with ash and allowed to crystallize. It turns a deep purple color.

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polarbear-fishbiscuits:

wannabefashionjournalist:

al-the-stuff-i-like:

To think that some people don’t see a problem with society is disturbing

it’s not just disturbing, it’s fucking scary. 

Y’all “rape culture doesn’t exist” preachers can fuck RIGHT off

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mydrunkkitchen:

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedfood:

Toasts with the most: 21 awesome energy-boosting breakfast ideas. 

Dang.

BUT WHICH IS THE TOAST WITH THE MOST???

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folkhorror:

Edward Gorey

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-superman:

Jaime likes pie now.

hahahahahahaha

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rubyreed:

Knowing a few keywords can help you make smarter restaurant meal choices. :)

rubyreed:

Knowing a few keywords can help you make smarter restaurant meal choices. :)