1. darning-socks:

    ((The ability to appreciate and evaluate human aesthetic is not determined by your sexuality))

    (via feministcharacters)

  2. branwyn-says:



    i don’t know about you, but i grew up seeing mostly white dolls that looked nothing like me. in fact, even the few black dolls i saw looked nothing like me. they had super straight hair, and sometimes blue or green eyes. where was the barbie doll with brown eyes and beautiful curly, kinky hair?

    well now, i found a DIY tutorial that allows you to make even the doll with the finest hair, look a little more like you.


    • A doll
    • End papers (sold at beauty supply shops)
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Scissors
    • Boiling water

    Note about end papers: If you start with a doll that has long hair and you plan to make a style similar to the style shown in my picture, you won’t need end papers, they’re optional. But if you start with a doll that has shorter hair and don’t plan to cut it any further, end papers will be essential.

    1. Cut pipe cleaners into two-inch pieces and bend each one in half. They will look like little “V” shapes.

    2. Section off a piece of hair and twist it into a tight spiral. The smaller the sections, the tighter the curls will be.

    3. Wrap the spiral in an end paper (optional)


    4. Place a pipe cleaner onto the scalp and pull the twisted section into the crook of the pipe cleaner. Be sure to keep the hair spiraled tightly as you zig-zag it.



    5. When you finish zig-zagging each section, twist the pipe cleaner ends around each other to lock everything into place.


    fully wrapped head

    6. Once you have all the sections in pipe cleaners, dip the head in boiling water for the count of ten.
    7. Wait for the head to cool – usually a few hours, but overnight is best. Rinse in cold water and place doll in freezer if you want to speed things up.
    8. Take the pipe cleaners out.
    9. If you have length to spare, trim each section to get rid of straight ends or strays.



    feel free to leave it like this, or pick it out and make your doll’s fro as big as you desire. i don’t know about you, but i’m definitely going to be doing a few of these for my little cousin, who is currently very insecure about her own beautiful curly hair.

    YOU ARE A HERO! Oh, God, I’m crying a little now. I needed this so BADLY when I was a little girl! *reblogs like a reblogging thing*


    (via petrichoriousparalian)


  3. "There’s a poisonous double standard in our society which says that it’s reverse-sexist and wrong for women to feel threatened by creepy-awkward male behaviour because our fear implies that we hold the negative, stereotypical view that All Men Are Predators, but that if we’re raped or sexually assaulted by any man with whom we’ve had prior social interaction – and particularly if he’s expressed some sexual or romantic interest in us during that time – it’s reasonable for observers to ask what precautions we took to prevent the assault from happening, or to suggest that we maybe led the guy on by not stating our feelings plainly. The result is a situation where women are punished if we reject, avoid or identify creepy men, and then told it’s our fault if we’re assaulted by someone we plainly ought to have rejected, avoided, identified."

    The Creepiness Question « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows (via sacet)


    Judge To Woman Sexually Assaulted By Cop: ‘When You Blame Others, You Give Up Your Power To Change’

    (via fuckyeahfeminists)

    I was trying to make this point the other day, but I like the way it is put here. It’s not fair that when a woman is made uncomfortable by street harassment they are called paranoid, but if a woman is raped some people try to put the blame on them for not being cautious enough.

    (via baconisbetterthanlove)

    (via baconisbetterthanlove)


  4. #210 Because of the Silicon Valley gender gap.

  5. designrevolution:

    Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

    The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

    (via rapeculturerealities)

  7. papershopprojects:



    "All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

    If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

    For her full rant watch the video here.


    (via rapeculturerealities)

  8. So privileged to be a part of #TeenSummit14 today. Such a rad event! @ClubhouseSummit (at Curry Student Center)

  9. What causes the issues in your community? @ClubhouseSummit #teensummit14 (at Curry Student Center)

  10. "How does change happen in your community?" #socialjustice (at Curry Student Center)