Alright, here’s something funny. These boys in my hall went outside in their undies to take some photos in the snow. Funny, right? They’re trying to get attention and it’s hilarious. Us ladies choose to do the same, we are wearing more clothing, and are doing the exact same poses. We are wearing as much clothing as is acceptable at the pool or the beach, at the gym, etc.
There is a serious double standard here— us girls have gotten responses like:
"What’s the point of being half naked?"
"*ahem* sluts *ahem*"
"What’s wrong with you females?"
Or worse, what my mother said. Her initial shock was apparently because she thought I was in my underwear, but when I told her I was in a swimsuit, she was suddenly happy I was having fun in college.
The idea here is that we are doing the same thing. When arguing this point with one of my hallmates, he said “But men’s bodies aren’t built the same, you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy, but how many guys do you think are gonna get all crazy over a topless girl?” Seriously? Really? Women don’t need to dress in order to avoid a reaction from men. You’re mad because you can’t control yourself? Men can pose in their undies in the snow without an issue because women aren’t going to go wild over it? Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours.
The double standards are killin’ me.
"Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours." Is literally one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. Thank you.
10:36 am • 9 December 2013 • 102,930 notes
A comic about my parents. The entirety of their relationship is mutual hatred of the human race.
ahhh you’re mom is so great thooo
10:35 am • 9 December 2013 • 100,146 notes
NEVER FORGET: In which Robert Downey Jr. was the only one (enthusiastically) laughing at a joke amidst a sea of serious faces (2011 Golden Globes).
this is actually me in class when my teacher makes a joke
(Source: iwantcupcakes, via dontpanicllama)
10:35 am • 9 December 2013 • 144,967 notes
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
3:33 pm • 8 December 2013 • 25,906 notes
Reindeer hide on the antique phonograph #christmas
10:39 pm • 7 December 2013
Are you even surprised? #christmastree #christmas #wolf
8:14 pm • 7 December 2013
Vintage 🎅 I found on Etsy ✨ #christmas #christmastree #santa
8:12 pm • 7 December 2013
Turtle dove #christmas #christmastree
8:08 pm • 7 December 2013