Here’s the thing. Men in our culture have been socialized to believe that their opinions on women’s appearance matter a lot. Not all men buy into this, of course, but many do. Some seem incapable of entertaining the notion that not everything women do with their appearance is for men to look at. This is why men’s response to women discussing stifling beauty norms is so often something like “But I actually like small boobs!” and “But I actually like my women on the heavier side, if you know what I mean!” They don’t realize that their individual opinion on women’s appearance doesn’t matter in this context, and that while it might be reassuring for some women to know that there are indeed men who find them fuckable, that’s not the point of the discussion.
Women, too, have been socialized to believe that the ultimate arbiters of their appearance are men, that anything they do with their appearance is or should be “for men.” That’s why women’s magazines trip over themselves to offer up advice on “what he wants to see you wearing” and “what men think of these current fashion trends” and “wow him with these new hairstyles.” While women can and do judge each other’s appearance harshly, many of us grew up being told by mothers, sisters, and female strangers that we’ll never “get a man” or “keep a man” unless we do X or lose some fat from Y, unless we moisturize/ trim/ shave/ push up/ hide/ show/ ”flatter”/ paint/ dye/ exfoliate/ pierce/ surgically alter this or that.
That’s also why when a woman wears revealing clothes, it’s okay, in our society, to assume that she’s “looking for attention” or that she’s a slut and wants to sleep with a bunch of guys. Because why else would a woman wear revealing clothes if not for the benefit of men and to communicate her sexual availability to them, right? It can’t possibly have anything to do with the fact that it’s hot out or it’s more comfortable or she likes how she looks in it or everything else is in the laundry or she wants to get a tan or maybe she likes women and wants attention from them, not from men?
The result of all this is that many men, even kind and well-meaning men, believe, however subconsciously, that women’s bodies are for them. They are for them to look at, for them to pass judgment on, for them to bless with a compliment if they deign to do so. They are not for women to enjoy, take pride in, love, accept, explore, show off, or hide as they please. They are for men and their pleasure.
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).
Are you afraid of the dark? Do you ever wonder what lurks beneath your bed or what might be peaking at you beyond your closet door? Do you enjoy the pumping of adrenaline as you are scared to death? Then this is the master download post for you. I’ve always enjoyed horror movies, so with the help of Sydni, we’ve put together a list of horror movie essentials.
psycho (1960) - download
night of the living dead (1968) - download
rosemary’s baby (1968) - download
the exorcist (1973) - download
black christmas (1974) - download
the texas chainsaw massacre (1974) - download
carrie (1976) - download
eraserhead (1977) - download
halloween (1978) - download
alien (1979) - download
amityville horror (1979) - download
cannibal holocaust (1980) - download
friday the 13th (1980) - download
the shining (1980) - download
poltergeist (1982) - download
sleepaway camp (1983) - download
nightmare on elm street (1984) - download
hellraiser (1987) - download
stage fright (1987) - download
pet sematary (1989) - download
IT (1990) - download
jacob’s ladder (1990) - download
the people under the stairs (1991) - download
silence of the lambs (1991) - download
candyman (1992) - download
interview with the vampire (1994) - download
se7en (1995) - download
scream (1996) - download
audition (1999) - download
the blair witch project (1999) - download
the haunting (1999) - download
house on haunted hill (1999) - download
the sixth sense (1999) - download
frailty (2001) - download
session 9 (2001) - download
28 days later (2002) - download
the ring (2002) - download
house of 1000 corpses (2003) - download
leprechaun: back 2 tha hood (2003) - download
wrong turn (2003) - download
saw (2004) - download
shaun of the dead (2004) - download
the descent (2005) - download
high tension (2005) - download
hostel (2005) - download
wolfcreek (2005) - download
[rec] (2007) - download | subtitles
the devil’s rejects (2007) - download
hostel II (2007) - download
the mist (2007) - download
the orphanage (2007) - download
paranormal activity (2007) - download
the poughkeepsie tapes (2007) - download
dead snow (2009) - download
Reblogging for later.
Omgomgomg if I had no social life before it pretty much just got hit by a bus.
the shining, for me, isn’t horror, but ok.
30 to 40 years from now pictures like this are going to surface from the wars we’re engaged in now and people will know why I oppose war so much. You’re not defending yourself against anyone, you’re killing more people. From Abu Ghraib, to Guantanamo Bay (which Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for shutting down, though it still is in use), to our allies in Israel holding little Palestinian girls at gun point as she’s tied up. If you passively let your government murder innocent people that happened to be born in the wrong country at the wrong time under the pretense that you’re on the good guy’s team - you’re every bit as bad as they are, you are a monster.
Rape culture is telling a female celebrity she “should have worn underwear~” instead of confronting how it’s really fucked up that men can make a living by forcibly shoving camera lenses between young women’s legs every time they leave the house.
YES THANK YOU! I have been saying this shit for soooo loooong!
Thank you :)