Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat. — When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating. (via rauchwolken)
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“I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that. It wasn’t the attention that broke us up, I don’t know what to say. The only thing I remember is we both went down swingin’ and called it a draw.”
- Ryan Gosling
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People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (via creatingaquietmind)
I don’t understand
How do u not get it
thIS TOOK ME A YEAR
"Stop letting your illness define you" says the healthy person whose life is defined by her health.
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You don’t need to tear down one body type in order to praise another. It is not a contest where one body type has to win. When we treat beauty like a competition, we all lose.
I understand where this mentality is coming from and in a perfect world we wouldn’t do this and could look at one one another and see beauty among difference.
There are many parallels to this idea and structural racism. Or anti-feminism movements. When any one group has been denigrated so completely by society (ethnic minorities, women, etc.) it is simply not the same to attempt to denigrate those who have occupied the place of privilege and power. A comic belonging to an ethnic minority telling belittling jokes about white people is not the same as a white comic telling belittling jokes about people of color. A female comic telling “my man is an asshole but I love him anyway” jokes is not the same as a male comic telling “my woman is a dumb/crazy bitch but I love her anyway” jokes. And posts about “real women having curves” is not the same as “skinny women are real women, too”.
Equating the two “put downs” is not how structural racism works. That’s not how patriarchy works. And it’s not how standards of beauty that have existed our whole lifetime work. It may not be pleasant, but because of long-standing uneven power dynamics and privilege, this might as well read: “White people undergo persecution for being white, too” or “Men get shafted in the legal and economic system as well.”
It all glosses over existing inequalities pertaining to how people’s physical bodies have permitted those in power to continue enjoying their privilege, be it skin tone, genitals or body fat percentage.
I agree: it’s not nice. Neither are uneven power dynamics and judgement that “curvy” women navigate every minute of their lives that “skinny” women don’t.
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why do straight guys say “no homo” like our species is called homo sapiens we are literally all homo
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