I think once you’ve thought about how a person sleeps, how they’d feel pressed up against your back, or your head on their chest, how compatible your bodies would be in the same space of a bed — once you’ve thought about that, you’re fucked.
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
A gay couple in Oklahoma found a way to bypass the state’s same-sex marriage ban by obtaining a marriage license from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes on October 18. Since state laws do not apply on sovereign Native-American land, Jason Pickel called the tribe after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act to inquire if he and his boyfriend Darren Black Bear could get married. Both Pickel and Black Bear are members of the tribe and the marriage was allowed because the tribe’s legal code does not specify gender. Read The Stream’s storify on the event here.
Y’all better work around that white supremacist and heterosexist bullshit, yaaaassss
Queer indigenous people fighting two fronts like the badasses they are.
Q:If you lost some weight I'd want to date you.
And if you weren’t a massive dick canoe who had some respect for people and body types of all sizes, maybe ANYONE would want to date you.
But I feel like that’s not the case. I would never lose weight for someone, especially not internet people who are flat out gross and mean. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for a long time, and if I wasn’t really getting past it, this would have triggered me like crazy.
So go punch yourself and never message me again.
how to deal with assholes on tumblr
I don’t think I’ve said this enough but fucking Abby is one of my favourites.
Abby, perpetual cool person
Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.
British animals extinct within historic times : with some account of British wild white cattle / by James Edmund Harting ; with illustrations by J. Wolf, C. Whymper, R.W. Sherwin, and others. on Flickr.
Publication info Boston :J.R. Osgood,1880.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
One of the best things about this to me is actually that Miley Cyrus and Joan Rivers are included as being part of the problem. Because not only can women internalize misogyny, they can actually participate in misogyny when gendered oppression intersects with other oppressions, like racism and fatphobia.