agatha-crispies asked: What is the image on that woman's shirt/dress/thing? I don't recognise it
wow yt women are kind of terrible.
Are you kidding me right now??
literally what the fuck is wrong with that woman
i thought this was diane von fürstenberg
you are fucking KIDDING ME.
What in the ever-loving goddamn fuck.
New levels of awful.
I just… I mean I can’t… what kind of ignorant dick would think that would be an acceptable image to wear on their person??
"When I got into the music industry a majority of female artists I’d seen were trying to regurgitate an ideal of the female image. They were trying to be almost a replica of what was popular. I just found that to be very boring and dishonest. I just wanted to be in control of my clothes. I wanted that choice. That’s the only thing that I’m saying. Women should not be marginalized. We shouldn’t play into the sexism." - Janelle Monae [x[
Dyscalculator is a free IOS app calculator specifically designed for people with dyscalculia.
You can easily switch around and drag and drop numbers and the numbers are written out in words underneath where they are written numerically.
You can also choose to have the numbers read aloud to you.
this would have been sweet for when i was in school. heck it might be sweet now.
Downloading this right now. I am so excited.
Mod here. I hope this is helpful for some of you—I’m really psyched to see assistive technology being made specifically for dyscalculics!
?!?!?!? IF ONLY I HAD THIS IN HIGHSCHOOL
SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.
lobsteroverlord asked: Hi, I was just wondering what you think of "thin shaming" e.g., calling someone who is naturally thin anorexic and saying "men like meat not bones" do you think that it is actually discriminatory?
i’m going to pretend this is a good faith question even though we both know it’s not. haha. don’t say i never did anything for you ! this post is addressed to a general ‘you’ and not you specifically- this response is the result of being asked this (and ignoring it) a billion times.
i think that insulting people based on their body is mean, and cruel, and hurtful, and can be very psychologically damaging. peoples’ bodies (especially people who are not cis males) are policed, regulated, objectified, disrespected, and insulted. i think it’s depressing and cruel that women in particular are told that they’re too fat or skinny, to eat a sandwich, that they’re anorexic, that they need to lose weight, that they aren’t or are ‘real women’ because of what their body looks like, etc.
however, 'thin shaming' is not equal to fat discrimination. it is like ‘reverse racism’ or ‘misandry’- a fairy tale created by a privileged majority who are resentful that they can’t have all of the attention instead of most of the attention. never, ever in my life have i ever seen ‘thin shaming’ brought up in good faith in a conversation between thin people where the point of the conversation wasn’t to derail, exhaust resources dedicated to, or denigrate conversations about fat shaming. if you are able to forget something is happening until another oppressed group is talking about their oppression, you are probably not oppressed.
fat people deal with the meanness too, and that can be very damaging and lead to things like eating disorders and self-harm and low self-esteem. on top of that however, we deal with discrimination. to quote, well, me:
we exist in a dominant culture where thin bodies are praised, represented, celebrated, and accommodated. when you are passed up for jobs or lose jobs or make less money because of your weight, are denied access to medical care and health insurance or discriminated against by your doctor because of your weight, when you cannot physically fit into the world around you because it is not made for people your size, when you are asked to pay double the fare on airplanes, when the government declares your body to be an ‘epidemic' and wages a 'war' on it, when you cannot buy clothes in stores, when your credibility is doubted because of your weight, when your chances of being found guilty in a criminal trial are greater because of your weight, when your perceived health is constantly up for judgment and question, when there is no representation of you in media that isn’t the butt of a joke or some kind of crude slob/glutton, when you are blamed for your health or disability because of your weight, when you are constantly told by the dominant culture that you are unattractive/unlovable/disgusting/smelly/obscene because of your weight…
when those things start happening, we can pay equal attention to ‘thin shaming’ as a form of discrimination. until then, i’ll thank you to not bother fat people with this stuff in spaces created for fat people. this blog has nothing to do with thin people; it was not created for you, and it is not a blog about your life experiences. if you like it, that is awesome ! welcome ! if you don’t like it, maybe one day people will create a fashion blog with thin people, fingers crossed. we have carved out these spaces for ourselves to discuss our lives and problems, to bond over our experiences, and there is no room here for ‘equal’ time to be spent on ‘thin shaming’. it sucks to have people criticize your body; it sucks that we live in a culture where some (but not anywhere near most) fat people get fed up with individual thin people and say mean or ‘bitter’ things about them. it sucks. i do not support it. i will never, ever say anything cruel or weird or intrusive about thin bodies (or anyone’s body, or my own body), and i will call out anyone else who does. but please, please, for the love of god stop insisting that it’s the same thing as fatphobia. it isn’t, and you know it.