clapping for these posters, esp. the one on the right
men’s rape is so little talked about, since it’s usually portrayed that men are sex-fiends that always “want it.” if it is talked about, it’s usually man on man.
it’s good that they are diversifying the posters and showing that no means no, for everyone.
If you have a mother, wife, girlfriend or daughter or have your own uterus you need to see this video.
Even though the press has predictably lost interest in covering it, the war on women is absolutely and shockingly real. For a fun exercise in self-control, try to make it through this entire video without punching a hole in something.
The reality of this actually frightens me to tears. I’m not going to respond to any arguments on this, at all. I’m honestly just posting this for informative purposes.
I think the main, horrifying thing about these airbrushed pictures being distributed, is there has been a lot of media hype calling this beautiful girl fat. It’s like, the media refuses to let her be proud of her body. They’ve even changed her face shape, making her almost unrecognisable. We always rant about how airbrushed photos affect us, but imagine how they must affect the people being airbrushed. Imagine feeling super confident and good about yourself after a photo shoot, and then seeing the end result and realising you weren’t good enough for the magazine. It must be crushing.
I remember, when my friend was practising photo shopping, she took a photo of my face and airbrushed it without my permission or even warning me. Personally, I found the un-airbrushed photo of myself more attractive, since it looked like me, but the airbrushed version was so disheartening. She’d changed the shape of my nose, elongated my face and taken out the scars by my eyes and the scar on my chest from my operation. She only did it as light hearted practice for her art exam, but it crushed me. She didn’t realise, and perhaps the photo-editors don’t realise, that by airbrushing out all the little imperfections on my face she made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. The little scars and freckles and the bump in my nose were all things that made me, me, and she took them away.
Similarly, by changing Jennifer Lawrence’s body, they’re telling her that no matter how successful she is, no matter how talented she is, she will not be good enough because of the things about her that make her who she is.
And I just find that sad.
Couldn’t have said it better.
Bless this post!
hold on - they actually airbrushed her? seriously? are you kidding me? jennifer has a body that the majority of women would DIE for. why should she have to fit a damn mould? i swear, the media makes me sick.
This is just fucking sad. Because…God, she’s lovely—she’s got firm, strong-looking arms and thighs, a round, full face. She looks healthy. But apparently the title of The Hunger Games got taken a little too literally and she can’t be attractive unless she looks like she’s starving.
“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”-Patrick Stewart
Ohhh Patrick Stewart I love you even more now.