Anonymous said: You are pretty awesome and I love the stuff you post because I get to learn a bit more about the world nearly every day, it's better than the junk the TVnews feeds us I guess.

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anarcho-queer:

This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist
Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.
“My editor told me to ask who you’re wearing,” a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.
McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island — one of the country’s most notoriously violent jails — explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York “because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.
Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, “Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more.”
The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices — all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.
The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, “Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court.”
The Post’s own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, “McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight.”
Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.
McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers — a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

jesus fucking christ

New York media: We tell the people what they want to hear.
New York: Um, actually, we don’t want to heat about that. We’d rather hear about…
New York Media: WE TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, ASSHOLE!

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anarcho-queer:

This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist

Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.

My editor told me to ask who you’re wearing, a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.

McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island — one of the country’s most notoriously violent jails — explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York “because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.

Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more.

The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices — all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.

The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, “Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court.

The Post’s own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, “McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight.

Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.

McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers — a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

jesus fucking christ

New York media: We tell the people what they want to hear.

New York: Um, actually, we don’t want to heat about that. We’d rather hear about…

New York Media: WE TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, ASSHOLE!

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Based off this article.

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Anonymous said: That 'I do it for me' shaving post is a little condescending. Fine maybe /you/ know the reason you shave is because you aren't brave enough not to but I straight up fucking hate the feel of short hairs. I hate the feel of short hairs on anyone, everyone, and everything. I don't need to be taught differently, I don't need to be told that my choices are not my own. Fuck that noise. I will continue to squeal in delight at my smooth-as-hell skin.

claudiaboleyn:

I enjoy the feeling of shaved legs too. I shave mine usually, and I prefer them to be smooth on an aesthetic level. 

But I am also able to look at that preference of mine and see how it was formed. I am able to look at why I think the way I do, what led me there, and i’m not afraid of doing so. 

It’s important to point out the fact that society is very cruel and judgemental to women that don’t choose to shave. On the days that I’ve gone out having not shaved my legs for a while, I have not only felt uncomfortable from internalised beauty standards brought on by society and the media, but I’ve also had people make comments (family members, not strangers, thank goodness! nobody was quite that rude although I got some odd looks) and really shatter my confidence. 

Would we really be shaving off our leg hair if we’d never been sold the idea in the first place? I don’t think we would on the whole. Some people would probably have decided to do so by choice, but they’d probably be in the minority. You’d probably be in this group because it sounds like you just really dislike short hairs in general, not that your issue is around beauty standards and norms. The post was about the pressure on women and girls to make their ‘choice’, not about people that just hate short hairs.   I think that if we were honest, the majority of women would admit that they either shave out of social pressure, or feel uncomfortable going out in public with hairy legs because of the way other people can react to it. Which is unpleasant for even the most strong-willed of us. 

Lots of us have grown to love shaving our legs. That’s true. But it’s not something that I think you could argue came naturally to us. It’s not a natural impulse we are born with, is it? Men hardly ever feel the need to do the same. 

I think it’s really important that we don’t label every choice a woman makes a ‘feminist choice’. I support the right of women to do whatever they like with their bodies (so long as they’re not hurting anyone, of course), but I don’t think it does anyone any favours when we suddenly act like the almighty social pressure we have bearing down on us from all sides magically isn’t there and doesn’t affect us. 

It’s like make up. I choose to wear make up because I love it. I really do enjoy putting on my make up and trying out different styles. 

But at the same time, I also acknowledge that I am affected by beauty norms and social pressure. I try to be confident without my make up, but to be completely honest, I’m not. I wish I was, but it’s a process. You don’t just become a feminist and suddenly become immune to that sort of overwhelming social pressure. 

Some people do shave for themselves, absolutely. But like the post said, let’s not pretend there’s no social pressure there, because there absolutely is. 

We can’t hope to get rid of this pressure on women and girls if being a ‘strong’ woman and a feminist means ignoring it. Ignoring a problem, as we know, seldom provides a solution to it. 

xxx

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Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

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Having lived in NYC where its legal to be topless (and yes I took advantage of that fact several times.) I was curious as to why it wasn’t nation wide.

So let’s make it nation wide!

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the stars on the american flag are actually asterisks for all the restrictions on the freedom it boasts

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do u ever wonder how many of ur followers live near u

No. I just assume none of you live nearby, ‘cause I want to be able to leave the house without fear of running into one of y’all.

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edwad:

i dont say “no” to drugs

i say “no thank you” because i wasnt raised in a fucking barn like some of you hoodlums 

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[D] White Jesus is judging you

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