“This is how thoroughly we women have been sexualized, that we cannot make the kind of noises that come with physical exertion without it being associated with sex. In fact, everything about our bodies has been sexualized in one way or another. If we groan during sport or we breast-feed in public, we are criticized for making people think about sex. If we talk openly about things like menstruation and poop and farts, then we are criticized for making people not want to think about sex.

Think about what it means to be ladylike and all of the adjectives that go along with it: elegant, cultured, classy, sophisticated. To be successful at being feminine means being successful at being private, keeping your body’s natural functions behind closed doors and never letting anyone know they exist. It means to be constrained, that you do not let your legs spread wide in public transportation and you do not make noises that are harsh on the ears. It means presenting a polished, shiny surface to the world at all times, one that allows others to project whatever they wish onto you while never showing too much of your true self.”

“Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege.”

livlovestravel:

Venice, Italy - 2014

livlovestravel:

Venice, Italy - 2014

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White privilege


afro-dominicano:

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

"how do I have privilege?"

cheapfilling:

college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?

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“So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me and reminded me that there are good things in the world.”

Vincent Van Gogh  (via gensdumonde)

(Source: littledallilasbookshelf, via thestorycanresume)

  • Uterus: oh you have a completely full day of activity??
  • Me: don't
  • Uterus: and a sleepover afterwards??
  • Me:
  • Uterus: hardly any breaks??
  • Me:
  • Uterus: wouldn't it be a shame
  • Uterus: if something were to
  • Me:
  • Uterus: happen
africannights:

blvck-queen-luxury:

 







Always be yourself. 

This is everything. omg

Yes.

love it.

they give 0 fucks

Yeah like how are you supposed to represent your culture wearing someone else’s clothes?

^


YAAAAS FUCK IMPERIALISM. GET IT BAES

africannights:

blvck-queen-luxury:

 

Always be yourself. 

This is everything. omg

Yes.

love it.

they give 0 fucks

Yeah like how are you supposed to represent your culture wearing someone else’s clothes?

^

YAAAAS FUCK IMPERIALISM. GET IT BAES

(Source: bwansen, via ladypantsalot)

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