Shoot   Feminist. Poet. Artist. Atheist. Nerd. Vegetarian. Lover of cute animals and rousing conversation. Not here for any oppressive bullshit.

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whimsebox:

Floral crowns on Etsy

I need the sage one! 

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"Only one antibiotic is shown to make hormonal birth control less effective. That is rifampin, a special medication used to treat tuberculosis. The brand names for rifampin include Rifadin and Rimactane. Other antibiotics do not make hormonal birth control less effective."

From Planned Parenthood’s response to “Will the morning-after pill work if I’m taking antibiotics?” Excellent answer to a question we hear a lot.

Wondering which medications do affect birth control effectiveness? We’ve got a new Provider Perspective about that.

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"There’s a paradox in thinking that you’re better than other girls, when your whole reason for feeling that way is because you think your gender is so inherently inferior that you want to dis-identify with being a girl altogether."

More Than Words: Tomboys R Us

THIS whenever some girl brags about being “one of the boys” or says something like “I’m not like other girls, I LOVE [stereotypically masculine thing].”

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herbackrowkings:

lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

DO NOT DARE OVERLOOK THIS POST

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ithelpstodream:

Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

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deathisabitch:

elyel:

Lets clear this out! 

Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
ElYEl


Aclaremos esto! 

Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
ElyEl

SIGNAL BOOST

Reducing an out of context picture of strangers to inspiration porn is so dehumanizing.

Oh internet you are so full of dark and light I just don’t even know what to make of you sometimes!

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Anonymous asked: can i still be body positive and advocate for fat acceptance and still want to lose weight? I hate how I feel in my body, and I know some of this hate is social conditioning and some is family history--but I'm tired of being unhappy in my skin. Even after therapy and treatment and years of education and practice about FA, I am still unhappy. Do I need to stay fat to be a part of the movement for self acceptance? Does losing weight make me a hypocrite?


Answer:

inclusivestreetstyle:

what you do with your body is your business! this should not be about losing credibility within the body acceptance movement, because it’s for all bodies. lots of thinner people do great work in terms of body acceptance, provided they recognize that they are in a position of privilege and are charged with working towards allyship to fat people. 

that being said, while endorphins and feeling strong and healthy can feel awesome, losing (or gaining) weight is not an instant cure all for a lack of self love. fuck “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” — nothing tastes as good as loving yourself. losing weight will not fix not loving yourself. i’ve met lots of conventionally “hot” people - skinny, “pretty” whatever - who still hated themselves, even how they looked. i promise you losing weight in and of itself (especially if it’s to conform to some contrived hegemonic image of beautiful) will not change your overall happiness. 

i’m far more confident (about my appearance and otherwise) now than i was when i was thinner (in high school), and it has everything to do with things completely unrelated to my weight — starting college and being involved in things that really mattered to me, ending relationships with people who put me down, developing my politics and thinking about the whole concept of attractiveness, and being in an environment where i am valued and fit in better than high school. 

it sounds like you’ve taken some good steps — FA education and therapy are great. what’s also helped me with self esteem as a curvy girl (in conjunction with therapy and FA stuff) are not consuming damaging media (magazines, fashion blogs, TV shows even) that makes me feel bad about myself, and doing self esteem affirmations (i have a whole tag for them on my blog here.) 

also the best thing ever is realizing that no matter how you feel about your body, your heart, mind, and soul say a lot more about who you are as a person. are you kind to other people? are you kind and patient and complimentary with yourself? do you surround yourself with people who know that the very best version of you is who you are at your core? do you know that? do you help others feel good about themselves? loving your body and loving yourself as a whole unique individual are inextricably linked processes. 

this was a really hard question to answer, and there’s a lot more to say. i’d love to talk more about it with you. take care! sending good vibes your way!

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policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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How rape trials should go?

Lawyer:Did he rape her?
Witness:Yes, but she was drunk and passed out.
Lawyer:That's not what I asked. Did he rape her?
Witness:Yes, but she was wearin-
Lawyer:I didn't ask what she was wearing. Did he rape her?
Witness:Yes, but-
Lawyer:I didn't ask anything else. It's just a simple yes or no answer. Did he rape her?
Witness:Yes.
Laywer:Yes, he raped her.
Rape is rape is rape, no matter the context.
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withoutyourwalls:

Kenichi Yokono, Still O, 2009

withoutyourwalls:

Kenichi Yokono, Still O, 2009

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