If one more person tells me it’s okay that Kida isn’t in the princess lineup because her movie didn’t do well and didn’t have songs like the other princess movies, I’m going to point out that motherfucking Alice shows up on merch with other “princesses.”
okay so we have chivalry, what’s it called when women do nice things for men because they feel like they have to? what’s the word for that?
aaaaaand nailed it
oh shit son!
So I saw a post on how American Apparel markets unisex clothing, but I couldn’t actually find a unisex section on their website. I did however notice this. The sweatshirts one is particularly illuminating.
Selling men’s clothes to men, and selling women’s bodies to… ?
American Apparel is really fucking horrible for many, many reasons, but here’s another example.
American Apparel’s advertising is a PERFECT example of the way that we sell products to men through advertisements and sell women’s bodies to men even though they’re being used in advertisements for women’s products. It’s a fantastic example of how the female body is treated differently than the male body, how it’s seen as intrinsically sexual, and how this is totally normalized within our culture. To be clear: i’m not saying there’s anything wrong with women’s bodies being sexual, or women being seen as sexual beings. We are sexual beings! What I am saying is that there’s something deeply problematic when that sexualizing is only happening for women, and when that sexuality turns into objectification through a male gaze. To illustrate, here’s a screencap from the AA homepage right now:
because a picture of a woman’s ass that she is spreading with her fingers and the slogan ‘get wet’ is not an objectification of women’s bodies for the male gaze AT ALL, and we would totally see these types of images and ads for male swimsuits too! -________-
Yeah, if you’re still spending your money there, stop.
“you’re khan? are you sure? you look like a baiganbharta cucumberraita to me” - mohini
BAINGANBHARTHA CUCUMBERRAITA IS OFFICIALLY A THING
also adding more khans
Aamir Khan would’ve been great as Khan, seriously.
all I can say is JJ Abrams really lost out with this casting
Man… no disrespect to the rest of the wonderful Khans up there, but I would’ve been here forever if Aamir was cast, to be quite honest. -sigh-
So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.
Khan’s character was essentially supposed to be the product of eugenics. Having Khan, the most superior of the “augments” being non-white in the 1960’s when eugenics was synonymous with “white supremacy”…it was a big deal.
It was just another “fuck you” to bigotry that Gene Roddenberry threw into his show.
The Modern Superhero Comic Event Picker was inspired by an episode of the 3 Chicks Review Comics podcast in which they joked about someone making a “grim n gritty wheel.” I decided to give it a shot, but it ended up transforming into a modern age gimmick generator — because what is grim n gritty now, other than another gimmick?
This is so amazing guys. Inspired by something Sue and I were talking about on an old episode of 3 Chicks (specifically regarding the nu 52) Kate took us to heart and HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK.
More than a little bit awesome, here.
Numbers 3 and 8 need to be retired for a while because most people can’t seem to write them well.