Experiment 626. Twenty-five. "She" (technically cis-female but really gender-queer). Part of the invisible/forgotten B in LGBTQ. Aquarius. Fat and beautiful. Professionally involved in psychology and mental health. Feminist, activist, and advocate (which should go without saying, for everyone). Television show enthusiast. Obsessed with the 53 Disney Animated Features. ASOIAF reader. Ravenclaw.

All of my posts are queued and then randomized.

I run a Disney tumblr called disneyanalysis.

 

The media WANTS women to hate their bodies. They depend on it, in fact.

More wrinkle cream is sold to women who feel old, more diet pills to women who feel fat and more douches to women who feel dirty…

If we stop hating ourselves, they’ll lose billions.

I am tired of trying to have an intellectual discussion about dog-whistle sexism in a culture where prominent politicians are still trying to grasp what rape is, and in a world where little girls are shot in the head because they want to go to school. Asking people to think critically about some hacky jokes from a dancing cartoonist? You might as well wear a sandwich board that says, Yell at Me With Bad Grammar.

casquecest asked
I couldn't just do a reply since you reblogged it, but this is in response to the quote from Lesley Kinzel. I just find it very interesting that the concept of beauty, regardless of culture, seems to focus on that which a specific culture cannot easily obtain at the time. It makes sense, in a way, to me. The concept of beauty is always fluid, and is always different between cultures. Fattening food, generally, is an easy commodity in our culture, so it makes sense we would glamourise the thin

That’s not to say it’s wrong or right - that’s all relative - it’s just a thing, an observation I’ve made. I think we, as humans, whether it be aesthetic or physical, glorify that which we perceive is hard to obtain. Also, I love you =).

I think that’s a very original way of looking at it, and it might even be true in a way, although I don’t think this is the human condition. I think it’s an unhealthy fantasy that some of us acquire but because “some of us” are in the media/are heads of cultures, “some of us” send that negativity out to the rest of us. And, worst of all, if society/culture glorifies was is unattainable, it’s hurting all of us. It’s perpetuating unrealistic expectations and it’s causing humans to hate each others’ differences and to hate themselves for not resembling what’s on the pedestals.

And if you are right and this is the human condition, then I think we’ve evolved enough to be able to get over our unrealistic fantasies. It’s a part of our condition to be afraid of death, and yet in order to be happy we spend our lives accepting it. I think the same applies in this case.

On a more personal note, I think beauty is everywhere and that the enlightened can see it everywhere.

And that’s the first time you’ve ever said that you love me, I think! I’m a little speechless, to be honest! I love you, too!

gtfothinspo:

Fuck the society that tells us we are worth more than our eating disorders but simultaneously sexualizes them and perpetuates the behaviours we engage in as “healthy diets”.

da-aisy:

wildd—spirit:

cheezburgah:

hidden-behind-a-mask:

princess-flint:

itsapplauding:

I have reblogged this an innumerable amount of times and I won’t stop. The media spreads this false image to its viewers and we wonder why our self esteem as a whole is so distorted. It’s because the images so constantly shoved down our throats is.

the jennifer lawrence one is crazy omg

I know this is colour and I’ll delete it soon but this goes out to every girl who wishes they could be like the actresses and models they see in magazines. The media is deceiving you and distorting your view on what ‘beautiful’ is. Fuck the media, you’re all gorgeous exactly the way you are and any magazine would be lucky to have you on their cover

fuck

wtf why do they change them?! it’s so stupid! all these women are BEAUTIFUL and they make us think that they might have a “better” body than they do but nooooo. i really don’t get it. they make teenage girls want to look like them but its not even them. it’s ridiculous! ugh I hate it, HATE IT! it’s not just fake, it’s disrespectful to the people who are getting photoshopped! it’s telling them that they aren’t good enough when they are! they’re gorgeous. UGH I JUST HATE PHOTOSHOP UGH RANT OVER.

(Source: publicpolicebox)

just-another-kurtsie:

aquus:

pizzaforpresident:

I’m so done with this planet

the american media is literally the asshole of the universe

Good grief. She saves two people’s LIVES and all you can say is “Your boobs are showing?!?!”

F you.

creduli:

why do plus sized models have to be called “plus-sized” why can’t they just be called “models?” it’s like when they say “gay marriage” why can’t it just be “marriage” i’m so sick of society and their stupid theories of what is right and what is wrong bye

elasticitymudflap:

ericaisawesome56:

farfromgotham:

Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects. 
It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast. 
Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink. 

THIS.

Gosh this

elasticitymudflap:

ericaisawesome56:

farfromgotham:

Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects. 

It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast. 

Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink. 

THIS.

Gosh this

(Source: feminishblog)

ilovecharts:

Illuminating Quotes, Visualised. Part I:
“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.”
- Ray Bradbury 
by mappleton 

ilovecharts:

Illuminating Quotes, Visualised. Part I:

“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.”

Ray Bradbury 

by mappleton 

Sex-negative messages don’t keep people from having sex. They keep people from having good sex. They keep people from having pride in their sexuality, from sexual self-awareness. They keep people from asking questions about sex, and communicating with their partners. They discourage experimentation. They blur the lines between consensual sex and rape by framing all sex as an undifferentiated mass of “bad.”

fandomslutcakes:

caskett12:


Reporter:  What made you lose 37 pounds?
Raven Symone’: The pressure of society.
Finally a celebrity who says the real reason



Finally an actor who speaks the truth. Society makes girls think that they have to look a certain way or people in general will not accept them 

I’m pretty sure that in an interview, that someone told her that she looks beautiful she said:
“I was always beautiful, now I’m just thin.”

fandomslutcakes:

caskett12:

Reporter:  What made you lose 37 pounds?

Raven Symone’: The pressure of society.

Finally a celebrity who says the real reason

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image

Finally an actor who speaks the truth. Society makes girls think that they have to look a certain way or people in general will not accept them 

I’m pretty sure that in an interview, that someone told her that she looks beautiful she said:

“I was always beautiful, now I’m just thin.”

(Source: thisisnotmyfairytaleendingg )

peetaslongbun:

Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.

(Source: brookeeverdeen)