We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.
Left to Right: ‘A Delicate Balance’ by Ryan McGinley for T The New York Times Style Magazine Winter 2012 featuring Karlie Kloss x Detail of The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1486)
Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies.
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?
This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D
Totally reblogging it too cuz I lost it the last 3294 times I saw it on the interbutts. GJ!
I know you probably have seen this before, but here it is again. I love that this includes males bodies as well, and is a great reference for anyone wanting to design a various cast of characters. The mere size difference between some neighbours on some photos should give you artists great pointers on how to portray height variation in a believable way to your viewers!
(Also that way I have it in a place I’l remember and will be able to get it whenever I need it so there.)
Aries- I love you MORE
Gemini- I love… cake.
Cancer- for how long?
Leo- Well, why wouldn’t you?
Virgo- Thank you
Libra- I have to pee.
Sagittarius- No, I love YOUUUUU
Capricorn- I know.
Aquarius- What even is love?
i hate that “LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU” shit bc 1 in 3 women are abused
y’all are already punching us
the issue is that we’d like you to stop
Also if the first thing your mind goes to is “now I can punch women with no repercussions fucking sweet!” MAYBE YOU HAVE ISSUES
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I’m yours and I’m not yours // Her.