I have often wondered if Mr. Conservative/Libertarian turns down raises his company offers to *him.* Because I’ve only ever heard this argument applied to low-wage workers. Apparently, when you increase executive salaries and bonuses, that money comes out of a magical portal somewhere, so prices are unaffected. And no one ever tries to tell middle-class knowledge workers that getting a raise would only leave them worse off in the long run. It’s only ever the working poor. I guess they get paid with a different, more sinister kind of money.

Make no mistake, when school administrators patrol hallways checking out the legs, arms, shoulders and skin of 10- and 11-year-old girls, and micromanaging their appearance, they are objectifying them and encouraging them to self-objectify in the same way that popular media or purity cultures do.

Soraya Chemaly, School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See  (via staininyourbrain)

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redsuns-n-orangemoons:

thatlupa:

There are literally 100s of photos of this girl on her twitter & Facebook. Holiday photos, school photos, family photos - but they chose this one because of the necklace she has on. You can argue that she made irresponsible dating choices, but that’s still someone’s innocent child whose image you’re nationally degrading. These people make me sick.

see how they do us? ask us why we’re mad.

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

thatlupa:

There are literally 100s of photos of this girl on her twitter & Facebook. Holiday photos, school photos, family photos - but they chose this one because of the necklace she has on. You can argue that she made irresponsible dating choices, but that’s still someone’s innocent child whose image you’re nationally degrading. These people make me sick.

see how they do us? ask us why we’re mad.

seachangeprogram:

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toolers:

I hate the term “leaked” in regard to celebrity (or anyone’s, really) nudes being “leaked”
These photographs are not being leaked. They are being stolen and distributed. 

stayuglystayangry:

a girl in my class the other day was trying to pull that whole “literally i have never felt social pressure to shave i 100% do it for myself and no one else and i don’t believe u when you say you get harassed when you don’t do it bc I DO IT FOR MYSELF” and another girl was like “if you were alone in your house for like a month with absolutely no interaction with others would you still do it” and the first girl was like “of course not - wait”

oxypheromalkahyde:

saintlukas:

matchless:

*prays that I instantly become hot at 18*

*ok let’s shoot for 21*

*Crossing my fingers for 25*

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