Do you think Kanye humiliated the paraplegics or was it an honest mistake and ppl are over reacting?
Anytime anything involves Kanye West, the media is going to overreact and turn it into something else.
Case in point. Kanye has made it a custom to stop the music and talk to the crowd at his concerts. Sometimes its about serious topics, sometimes its positive and uplifting, sometimes its just whatever.
But no matter WHAT he says, it’s automatically labeled a “rant”. I remember the other week he stopped his concert to give an update on the new yeezy shoes and someone uploaded the video to YouTube. The video was “Kanye Rant: Yeezy Updates”
The man wasn’t ranting about shoes. When you automatically label someone’s word as a “Rant” no matter what they say, you’re subtly discrediting them painting them as unstable.
But anyway, back to the subject at hand. If you really watched the video you’ll see Kanye ask everyone in the stadium to stand up. When Kanye saw some people weren’t standing, he asked why and the crowd told him they were disabled. So he said “aight cool” and then started the song.
That’s all that happened.
Somehow that turned into “Kanye Berates Man In Wheelchair For Not Standing” in the media.
Real life vs Societal expectations
Yeah, news flash people, boobs generally only look “perky” while in a bra. A few are super lucky and have naturally perky boobs, most don’t. And this is because, SURPRISE, boobs are intended to feed babies and it’s hard for a baby being cradled in mum’s arm to reach a nipple that’s on the other side of the boob from where its mouth is.
Think of a soda fountain machine. The spouts are all pointing down, right? So you can put soda in a cup being held under the spout? If the spout was sticking straight out, it would be really hard to get a soda out of it.
Babies need to be able to reach a nipple easily so they can eat. Ergo, nipples are usually lower and angled more downward on a naturally hanging boob, both so it’s easier for a baby to reach and so gravity can do its part in pulling milk toward the nipple.
So there you go, outright ANATOMICAL proof that boobs are not there for the benefit of men.
Thank you for that. I never realized. Thanks.
this makes me so fucking happy
i always thought something was wrong with mine
but nah, it’s not. dey perfect fa feedin mah future bebiez.
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it.
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
Also this girl has her own book
I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.
Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?
They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them.
A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents.
There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K.
This hurt deep in my soul
I refuse to call it a failure
William Thomas Horton (1898)
The Old Hard Press and Pull!
Still have the scar, thanks mom
my neck still hurtin
I still have nightmares. Old school press n curl was too real
but I felt sooo fly at school the next day. lol, my poor ears
“When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?”
– Sandi Toksvig (via grass-breath) (via rebirthofalibra, learninglog) (via elizabeth-antoinette)
“People talk about how painful contractions are because they’re so strong. But what we want women to know is that the strength of that contraction is the strength of their own bodies. They are as strong as the contraction is. And so they are able to manage it.”
Erin Fullam, midwife (via seebaby)
“Before I am your daughter,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.”
– 1/? Things To Remember (via ahyasidi)