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ad-busting:

The October 2012 issue of British GQ has five different covers celebrating their 15th annual Men of the Year issue. Lana Del Rey was chosen as Woman of the Year. As you can see, the men of the year wear snazzy suits, while the woman of the year wears nothing. Holy double standard, Batman!

I’ve seen a lot of ads where men are fully dressed in suits and women are practically naked (see examples here and here). What kind of message does this send? Men in suits evoke feelings of power and intelligence; the men on these covers look strong and sharp. In contrast, the woman is naked, which signifies that she is valued for her body rather than her intelligence or talents.

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listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”
p.s. I saw this on FB and it wasn’t cited, but just found out this was also posted on tumblr several months ago by shatteredjunk.tumblr.com. Given the huge amount of notes this has gotten it seems like this needed to be posted again instead of just reblogged.

listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

p.s. I saw this on FB and it wasn’t cited, but just found out this was also posted on tumblr several months ago by shatteredjunk.tumblr.com. Given the huge amount of notes this has gotten it seems like this needed to be posted again instead of just reblogged.

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ad-busting:

Ad-busting submission
Here’s an ad for Veet (a hair removal product). 
Ok, so let’s just break down everything that’s wrong with this stupid ad.
This isn’t the view you signed up for? Oh, sorry that you don’t like the view of my legs. I don’t groom (or not groom) my body hair for your fucking viewing pleasure.
Are her hairy legs so goddamn hideous that The Seven Dwarfs and all the forest creatures have to cover their eyes, gasp and back away in fear?
FYI Veet, there are ways to sell hair removal products without making body hair seem like some horrible disease. 

ad-busting:

Ad-busting submission

Here’s an ad for Veet (a hair removal product). 

Ok, so let’s just break down everything that’s wrong with this stupid ad.

This isn’t the view you signed up for? Oh, sorry that you don’t like the view of my legs. I don’t groom (or not groom) my body hair for your fucking viewing pleasure.

Are her hairy legs so goddamn hideous that The Seven Dwarfs and all the forest creatures have to cover their eyes, gasp and back away in fear?

FYI Veet, there are ways to sell hair removal products without making body hair seem like some horrible disease. 

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micdotcom:

9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

Here are 9 that deserve more attention | Follow micdotcom 

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heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak
You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
"Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

heroes-get-made:

Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak

  • You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
  • With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
  • That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
  • "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
  • There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
  • Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

(via whitepeoplestealingculture)

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eternal-reinvention:

I tell myself

I’m going to sleep,

then I end up laying sideways on my bed

with my feet half way up the wall,

thinking about nothing

and everything,

and nothing about everything,

and everything about nothing.

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dontpayattrntiontothisblog:

How I wish
I was an artist,
A picture
Is worth
A thousand words,
But a thousand words
I could not write
With the beauty
Of a thousand colors
In a thousand shapes,
How I wish
I was an artist
With a thousand
Ways to draw,
Instead,
I am a writer,
Who has
A thousand pages
Filled with
A thousand words
Made out of
26 letters.