I want documentaries, I want TV series, I want feature length films, I want webisodes, I want heavily illustrated books, I want comics, hell I want audiobooks and radio dramatizations inspiraling out from these photos!!!!
Social Change Through Consumerism: Feminist Style
[Amulya] Sanagavarapu, who is finishing up her final semester at the University of Waterloo in Canada, was inspired by a prank from activist group FORCE, which advertised a fake line of “consent panties” from Victoria’s Secret last year. When it was clear that no existing companies were making moves to create the undies — despite obvious interest from would-be consumers on Twitter — Sanagavarapu decided to step up and do it herself.
So Feminist Style was born, and with it a debut line of consent-themed panties and briefs. The collection features different styles for both men and women, detailed with statements like “Ask first,” “Consent is sexy,” and “Only yes means yes,” mixed with messages of body positivity. Her hope is that it will encourage a more thoughtful discourse on consent and sexual boundaries.
“I think having consent panties as a real product out in the market, as actual alternatives to underwear slogans that teach that ‘no’ is a way to flirt (i.e., “No peeking”), would serve as a small step to shifting the culture around consent,” Sanagavarapu wrote to BuzzFeed.
“They aren’t meant to speak for the wearer, and they won’t stop serial rapists, but they may serve as sort of a fun way to initiate conversations about boundaries and what each person is or is not comfortable with. The main goal is to help shift the culture from one that encourages sexual objectification to one that promotes consent education.”
The underwear isn’t available for purchase just yet, but she’s launched a Kickstarter to raise enough money to make the idea a reality. Proceeds from underwear sales will in turn be used to fund feminist advertising.
“Our feminist advertising will mostly be in the form of PSAs that bring awareness to the issues that our products are targeting — so to start with they will target issues of consent and rape culture,” Sanagavarapu told us, citing videos from New Zealand’s “Who Are You?” campaign and YWCA Auckland as examples. “Anything that promotes our products directly will also be done so with models of all shapes and sizes.”
The underwear line is only the first stage for Feminist Style, and Sanagavarapu intends to expand the brand’s horizons with more varied products. But she hasn’t finalized anything just yet.
“Our mission is to ‘sell products that target sexism to promote gender equality’, so as long as we see ads and products with sexism there will always be something new for Feminist Style to do. One obvious example of a product that fits this description — which may or may not be our next product — is how the only Halloween costumes for women are all ‘sexy.’ There’s nothing wrong with any woman choosing to wear a revealing costume, but when that’s the only option available you know that something is off.”
As of this posting, she only has $13k out of $150k, with 17 days left! Tumblr, I know you want this, and we can easily do it!
Special design to hold a sanitary napkin in place. Therefore, no need to worry about it slipping out of place during menstruation. Has a swelling in the crotch as a fake male genitalia. Feel more comfortable in a gym or when you receive a massage.Here comes new underwear finally designed for FtM.
※ an artificial genital (included)
1.Pocket in the middle to insert artificial genital.
2.Elastic strap to hold sanitary napkin.
3.Sanitary can be firmly held. No slipping out.
THAT IS SO COOL
This should be known more widely, it’s pretty amazing and cool. I know for sure this will help some people.
Norway allows TV advertising for the first time during the Olympics. This is the first one.
Norway is awesome.
russia: no homo
the rest of the world:
oh dear. i’m gonna need you to take a seat here for a hot minute here.
this comment is so off-base it’s actually laughable.
first of all: there are no bruises displayed in this photo. you are obviously not familiar with the after-effects of spankings/beatings (or bdsm/power exchange in general) and thus have no room to speak on this matter, so allow me to educate you. these photos show a well warmed up bottom after a foreplay spanking. there will be no marks left behind from a mild spanking like this.
second: there is absolutely no negative message being transmitted here. no men need argue that i liked receiving the exhibited spanking. as a strong woman who is confident in her sexuality and masochistic tendencies, i can assure you, i did enjoy it - in fact - I ASKED FOR IT. LITERALLY. my fiance was sitting next to me watching tv and i said “hey would you like to give me a spanking?”. he enjoys spanking me, so he complied. the photos are actually rather loving.
third: again, this wasn’t a “massive” spanking or a spanking to an “extreme degree” by ANY measure. it was actually quite a nice, light session that only lasted a few minutes. this again shows your lack of knowledge on this subject matter, again proving you have no room to speak.
and finally: please don’t speak for any women. at all. period. just. no.
all submissive women are NOT sad, weak, pathetic things. i am a masochist. i know what i want and i will ask and even beg for it. i am a consenting adult and i am in control of all actions taken against me - even from a submissive position. i am safe, respected, and loved in my relationships.
educate yourself before you speak. or, you know, at least think.
even if there were bruises on me in this, so fucking what? when i do have bruises, i EARN them. i ask for them. i endure physical and mental pain, sometimes of an extreme nature. but guess what - i like it. i overcome all the pain and fear and feel amazing when i come out on the other side. those bruises are a badge of honor to me. for me, this is more than sex. this is therapy.
okay i’m done now.
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I care about the problems of men. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they have to be stoic beasts incapable of emotion. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they are lust-filled monsters incapable of controlling their own libidos. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they cannot be raped or assaulted because the patriarchy believes women are too weak and inferior to be dangerous.
Feminists did not do this to you, other men did.
As a guy, I think the top one looks way better. Just sayin’.
yeah, guy here, top looks way better
You know what’s crazy?! That some women don’t wear makeup to impress men. Some women do it because they like it. When I wear 5 different colors on my eyes with bright ass pink lipstick I KNOW that shit ain’t cute. But you know why I do it? Because makeup is about having fun and being artistic. So if you don’t like my fabulously defined eyebrows I’m okay with that, I didn’t need your approval anyways. I just think some men really need to put their egos to the side and STOP thinking that everything women do is to impress you guys.
Yeah, because women wear high-heels because they’re SO comfortable, right?
No, women (at least me and my friends) wear heels because they’re fun to wear. Sure, they get uncomfortable, but we’re not wearing them for comfort, we’re wearing them to feel good and because we feel sexy in them.
And you’re probably gonna be like “but why do you want to look sexy? For men.”
But no. I like feeling sexy because it helps with MY confidence. It’s not about other guys, i’m already in a committed relationship, but I like feeling good about how I look. Also, even before my relationship I would wear sexy lacy underwear and bras, but NO ONE were seeing them, so why did I wear them? Certainly not because they’re comfortable. Because I feel great about myself when I’m wearing them.
Here’s my two cents for the beta males that have a problem with the high heel makeup wearing ladies. Don’t date them.
Go date a girl who doesn’t wear makeup or high heels.
Write to your favorite nudie magazine and ask for less airbrushed no makeup wearing models for you to wank to
Stop telling other women what to do with their bodies
And stop believing that any expression of a women’s self is directly meant to please your prick
eyebrowz 4 life hy
Makeup of this level, fashion of this level - that shit isn’t easy. It’s not something you just throw on in the morning five minutes before you leave. This is a commitment. This is work. And the only reason anyone commits to this level of detail and effort in their look is because they like it.
Guys who wear trinity knots or other complicated eldritchy knots in your ties - do you do it for women? The men I’ve talked to have never brought that up as a reason. You do it because you like it. Waistcoats and cufflinks and fobs and all the extras of your style - if they’re not mandated by event or circumstance, I’m betting you wear them because you like them and you like the way you feel wearing them.
Same. Fucking. Thing. Here. We wear killer makeup and spiky heels and complicated jewelry and corsets and garters and other hellishly expensive underpinnings of fashion that NO ONE gets to see but the people we allow to see them because WE. LIKE. THEM. and WE. LIKE. THE. WAY. WE. FEEL. IN. THEM.
Anyone else liking it? Yeah that’s nice. It’s a bonus. But people not liking it? Dude, it takes too much time and effort and expense for me to give a single shit if you prefer a different look and for me to do this for any reason other than for myself.
Preferences are great. Feel free to not share them with those who don’t fit your narrow-ass definition of attractive. Trust me, we do not care.
[Image: grunge-y bisexual flag background. In the middle of the picture there’s a black fist with a sunburst spreading from its center. Upper text: “when we fight”. Lower text: “we’re fighting for our lives”.]
Causal reminder that the top statistic is higher than it is for gay and lesbian kids.
Actually, they’re all higher. Look at the source links.