Fuck Big Brother.
lon lon ranch up in this bitch
To Kill A Mockingbird, 2014
The gossips of Maycomb, Alabama come together to discuss the news of the town. The Characters are Aunt Alexandra (portrayed by Marcos Leite), Stephanie Crawford (portrayed by Chase Enrich), and Miss Maudie (portrayed by Stephen Havens). English II Honors Block#5 project
Centered on three subcultural themes, Diesel presents its Pre-Fall 2015 collection with a strong helping of leather, denim and bleach-splashed garments.
Marking the second seasonal showing from artistic director Nicola Formichetti, the Italian-Japanese designer once again captures the youthful spirit of Diesel in this winter collection. Entitled Wolfpack, the Men’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection draws inspiration from the style and fabrics worn by bikers of the `50s and punks of the `80s. The theme perfectly taps into the three timeless pillars of the brand, biker, denim and leather – all of which are deliberately mixed together in a brazen display of dressing anti-establishment. As you’d expect from the brand a heavy selection of premium denims, directional washes and fabric technologies are included throughout.
In an interview with Fuckingyoung Magazine Nicola said “For F/W 15 I was inspired by the spirit of the wolf. Wolves have both a sweet and aggressive side, and that duality in their nature is key. You will see this duality running throughout the collection. It’s about a group of people united by a shared, like a pack of wolves. They are very free. They have no boundaries on what to wear for day or nighttime, what is dressy or what is casual — it’s all mixed up together in a modern way. They take inspiration from different sub cultures and make it new and interesting. There are different moods within the collection but all of them have this philosophy.”
Here we look at the three stories Pop Riot, Fade to Blue and Night Rider.
Taking inspiration from the rebel youths of rockabilly `50s through to the punk defiance of the `80s through to the house and grunge influences of the `90s, Pop Riot delivers a a range of renegade silhouettes like truckers, biker jackets and skinny pants are lifted with leathers, sewn on patches, spikes, studs and vibrant colour combinations.
The core indigo story of the three themes, Fade to Blue’s looks to a range pale denims with heavy wash treatments like bleached out trucker sleeves and delicate fringing. A strong `50s theme runs throughout with satin bomber jackets in pale blue and pink shades with embroidered wolf motif on the rear.
The final story presents a new way of styling for the evening, presenting a selection of hybrid product that work from day to night. A strong focus on surface with resin coated denims, graphic prints and a mashup of denims and leather. Tailored jackets are given a casual accent with slender tuxedo style suits cut from dark inky denim, while biker jackets and truckers are updated in beautifully laundered blacks.
A skewed but accurate synopsis of the film The Wizard of Oz makes the main character of Dorothy sound like a serial killer. The description was written in 1998 by Rick Polito for the listing of a television airing of the film that ran in The Marin Independent Journal.
Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.
image via Cece Bell
Earlier this year, children’s author and illustrator Cece Bell released El Deafo, a graphic novel about her childhood as the only deaf student in her school. At the age of four, Bell contracted meningitis, which caused her to become deaf. She used a large hearing aid that strapped to her chest, while her teacher wore a microphone that transmitted to the hearing aid. Bell’s teacher left the microphone on throughout the day—even while going to the bathroom, smoking in the teacher’s lounge, and complaining about students to other teachers. These insights to the “real life” of the teacher gave Bell a secret superpower that none of her classmates had and helped her make friends.
I’m not a maudlin person. And one of my least favorite things are the movies that have some disabled person, and the violins come out, and it’s all weepy, “Boohoo.” That’s not me. That’s probably not most people with a disability.
image via NPR
Letters to an Absent Father is a series of poignant comics by artist Maré Odomo that feature the protagonist Ash Ketchum from the Pokémon animated series writing letters to his father. In the series, Ash and his mother are frequently depicted, but his father is strangely missing from the picture despite having been referenced at least once.
images via Maré Odomo
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
Reblogging hard for that last comment.
the above comment is a little oversimplified. there’s a huge hormonal variation amongst males and females alike, but it’s absolutely true that the hormonal lines between “male” and “female” aren’t as clear cut as we imagine them to be. generally speaking: in the first half of the cycle, there’s more estrogen. it slowly rises and triggers ovulation (or as i call it: horny time). progesterone is more prevalent in the second half of your cycle. estrogen and progesterone sharply rise during the pre-menstrual phase and then drop off, triggering your period. testosterone remains the same throughout your entire cycle, but because estrogen and progesterone are at their lowest while you’re on your period, there’s relatively more testosterone. (x)
that said, everyone’s hormones are in flux all the time (including males) and the argument that females are uniquely unqualified/inferior to handle “real issues” because of their ~crazy lady biology~ is basically the root of sexism.
i’ve been doing research about jobs/companies that are accepting of trans and the like since i’m going job hunting again next month, and i found this list, which lists trans-friendly businesses. it links to this page, a directory for employers.
tagging so people can see it, i figured this might come in handy for some people!
Naomi Elishuv had played for a number of orchestras, including Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, but was forced to stop performing professionally two decades ago when she began suffering from a condition called essential tremor. During the procedure which was performed under local anaesthetic, surgeons asked Elishuv to play so her brain was active. The footage shows Elishuv shaking and struggling to play the violin before she is wheeled into surgery. Surgeons are then seen operating on her brain behind a huge plastic curtain. As soon as the procedure is complete, the violinist’s hands become steady, and she is able to play unhindered for the first time in 20 years.
after seeing “popeye the sailor moon” i can finally gouge my eyes out since i have nothing less to see in this world
New York: For Pre-fall 2015, Yigal Azrouël took us on a captivating journey where androgyny blends with feminine silhouettes in distinctive materials. The designer’s outing was sexy and urbane, where engineered constructions, sharp tailoring and astute pairing fused together. The main focus of the collection was on texture and fabric – braided leather, delicate jacquards and a basket weave material made of multiple threads were standouts. The brand’s favoured leather jackets and furs were reimagined with peplum details, emphasized waistlines and distinctive cut-outs. Azrouël’s signature minimalist palette was completed with cool blues and greys – sexy yet unfussy. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: Androgyny reveals the feminine form
Key Items: Fur vest / Crepe jumpsuit / Tank mini dresses / Leather biker / Knitted dress / Tailored suits / Column dresses
Color: Black / Cool Grey / Blue
Materials + Trim: Crepe / Ultra-soft cashmere /Leather / Fur / Pinstripe wool / Variegated silk / Fringing / Embroidery / Threads
Print + Pattern: Abstract stripes / Geo forms
Accessories + Footwear: Patent leather loafers
Sometimes, scientists like to get a little creative. These seven animal group names are funky, fun, and weird—and they’ll blow you away! Remember them for your next trip to the zoo!
Owl always love you.
Tiny Smaug’s Christmas
I shall call him a Smauglet.
Jealous of the flawless curves and perfect proportions of plus-sized models? Don’t be — many of them wear padding for photoshoots.
Well that’s just fucking stupid. 😒
I FUCKING KNEW IT LMAOOO.. OMG AND SOM MUCH MORE BODY BINDING LIKE CORSETS.. SPANX ETC ETC
"They come as a set — pairs of flesh-colored butt, breast, and thigh pads, along with a spandex girdle to stuff them in — and are packed in a little, black bag. They’re part of the standard equipment a plus-size model carries. Sabina, who’s about a size 12, often needs pads to fit the size 14 or 16 samples of clothing that she’s asked to model. This is not uncommon: She says she uses pads in about half her shoots, and all the models we spoke to have used them. “
…I’m somewhere between 14. I’ve been a 16 and I have been killing myself over the years to look like these women that aren’t even freakin real…
This is so grimy man. I’m hurt. Like if you knew the things I’ve done to try achieve a flat stomach
^^^^^^^^^^^^ And this is why folks have “The Right Kind of Fat” image in their heads! The no-belly, perfect-thighs, no-cellulite, smaller arms, rounded in all the right place fat girls. YES these kinds of women do exist, but they aren’t the ones being photographed. Smaller girls in fat pads are. And it is wicked painful when folks wonder why you can’t be the plus sized girl in the magazine.
Right. This is what Drake was talking bout when he said he likes his woman BBW
Drake ain’t about this life… I wish he would get back to crying on tracks about Nicki not giving him a tick of her time and stop singing about BBW.
and oh my God
it makes so much sense now why these broads never have double chins. EVER. They aren’t big. They are thick, with padding and stockings on. Photoshopped to be even smaller
A lot of what i’m seeing in the models’ commentary is this whole “well i was too fat to be a straight sized model, but now people say i’m too skinny to be a plus size model, i don’t know where i fit in.”
boo fucking hoo. you still have a job in modeling and more of a chance than i could ever fucking hope. and if you’re a size 12, then i don’t think you should be modeling clothes made for a size 14 or 16 and up.
You should model clothing meant to fit a size 12 person. the clothing and modeling industry should be tasked with having people a size 12 and under model clothes that are made for people a size 12 and under, and stop putting them in clothes that are made for people my size, sold in stores that these models would never fucking shop at if they weren’t paid representatives of them… because they don’t have to shop at these places. for the most part they can fit a size L.
I’m so tired of this crap. I mean I’ve known for a good while that the plus size industry is just the same as the straight size one, just with uglier clothing, I’ve known it for awhile. But it continues to irritate me and honestly these models saying things like “i don’t think it’s a bad thing per se/it’s just to fit the clothing” makes me want to gag.
Meanwhile, a size 18 woman like me would never have the chance to model any of these clothes….
"And this is why folks have “The Right Kind of Fat” image in their heads! The no-belly, perfect-thighs, no-cellulite, smaller arms, rounded in all the right place fat girls"
“it makes so much sense now why these broads never have double chins. EVER.”
Bolded for the parts that really struck me. I assumed there was all sorts of photoshoppery going on, because that’s the fashion industry. But I had no idea about the padding.