The one on the right is making a remarkable face.
This shirt is mighty.
It also cropped up in a Tumblr search for ‘cute puppies’. SO I guess I better carry on that tag.
Art Deco Alliance Band at Isadora’s.
By Hanna Brooks Olsen
Dear young person,
The thing that I want to stress, which most adults won’t tell you, is that if it feels bad, it probably is.
Regardless of whether or not adults say it is. Regardless of whether or not you qualify. Regardless of whether or not it’s diagnosed, or…
‘Action Figures ft. Gifted Gab, Magik, and Mario Sweet’ by Sam Lachow
Song of the summer. Twenty of those YouTube views gotta be mine. Gabby floated on this. I might have to loop Mario’s coda.
EARLY IN THE GAME
"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."
In other other news, we as a society still think the solution to male insecurity is to tell women to stop doing things. Which things? All the things.
Male insecurity and kyriarchy surely influenced the study [as usual], but the study’s subjects weren’t men.
The two co-authors of the study - Elizabeth Daniels, from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and Eileen Zurbriggen at UC-Santa Cruz - assessed the reactions of women and girls between the ages of 13 and 25.
Researchers at Oregon State gave some of the subjects a facebook profile where an ‘Amanda’ wore jeans, a shirt, and a scarf in her profile picture, and the rest an identical profile where Amanda rocked ‘a red dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit that expose[d] a garter’.
118 participants were asked whether they thought the girl in their given profile picture was pretty, whether she was good friend material and whether they had “confidence in her ability to get a job done.”
Amanda in the jeans and scarf was considered prettier, a better candidate as a friend and more competent. But the greatest difference was in that last category. Apparently, sexy on social media equals incompetence on the job.
Slut-shaming is contagious. [I shudder to think how men would have assessed, but, as of right now, we don’t have the data.]