The Dress Looks Nice On You by Sufjan Stevens [lyrics]
I can see a fireside turn blue
And I can see the lot of life in you
Yes, I can see a lot of life in you
I think it’s in poor taste and it’s a half assed response instead of taking responsibility and accountability for how light his shit has been. He invalidated the importance of diversity which doesn’t mean 3 lightskinned people so that you can eliminate uniqueness but pretend you’ve got range— and invalidated the worthwhile criticism of his exclusivity. No one was burning him at the stake, they were just rightfully being critical which we should all always be doing. His response should’ve been “good point, my mistake I’ll do better next time”; not “if you’re not represented, represent yourself and stop crying about racism!! now shut up, I threw this dark skinned woman in your face!!!” which was disgusting.
Secondly, you don’t “use" people to prove a point… especially not in a situation like this. That’s a person.. that’s an identity, not an arguing point you use to win a fight and shut people up. This is exactly what ASAP Rocky did with his "dark girls can’t wear red lipstick" fauxpology and it was fucked up, half assed and unfair… the response to "your shit is light as fuck" is not "here’s a dark skinned woman so you can shut the fuck up complaining! GOTCHA!" Why not just grow up and take responsibility for a fuck up lol
This is also exactly what Lena Dunham did on Girls when she was told her show lacked diversity by fucking Donald Glover and saying “you waited for it and now you finally got it! you happy now???”— it shows that none of these people, Pharrell, Rocky, or Lena actually care about the validity of the criticisms, they just want people to shut up and throw something in Black women’s faces…… That is not fair, that isn’t what a critical grown up does, that’s what kids do “FINE, I DID IT OKAY, MOM??? GEEZ LEAVE ME ALONE”. Like, that’s pathetic. It shows an entire disregard and lack of consideration of the people they are actually hurting (Black women) with this consistent exclusivity and invisibility……. I think it was absolutely terrible.
The odds of being attacked by a shark in the US are 1 in 11,500,000, but no one gets mad at people who want to avoid the ocean.
The odds of a woman being sexually assaulted in her lifetime are 1 in 6, but if she doesn’t feel safe around strange men she’s a stereotyping bitch.
Strange old world we live in.
#go #the #fuck #in
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
Image description: Three photos of disabled models on a catwalk: a little woman in black and white with a fierce pose, two ambulatory models high-fiving as they cross paths, and a white woman in a manual wheelchair wearing a colorful skirt.
yes with this purchase of the large straw hat that i am already looking at, i have purchased three other similar straw hats.
Styling: Hannah van Well
Hair & Make-up: Charlotte Niketic
Model: Nandi@Ulla Models
i don’t trust people who are super into “proper grammar” and “correct punctuation” because what lies just beyond that smug superiority is some sinister classism that gets acutely racist in a red hot minute, so for similar reasons I’m instantly wary of anyone who takes great pride in their love of “logic” and “intellect”