A CUSTOMER CAME INTO THE STORE WITH THIS BEAUTY TODAY AND I SQUEALED A LOT
Can we please stop making fun of people who are over 20 and are still virgins
Can we please stop making fun of people who are not interested in sex/are repulsed by sex
Can we please stop making fun of people who aren’t interested in a sexual or romantic relationship
Can we please stop making tv shows about virgins trying to lose their virginity like it’s a leech upon their life destroying all of their goals and opportunities?
Hate to break it, but this is more done by other women than men.
Guys are mostly differently awful.
- there are mountains of research backing up the fact that advertisers and media prey on women’s insecurities
- like the rest of media ]and the world, basically], the ad industry is run by men. so is the beauty industry [the ceo’s of elizabeth arden, l’oreal, ulta, revlon, paul mitchell, nars, the miss universe pageant and several others are men].
men are the driving force behind media that is toxic to women and they are the ones who profit off of it.
on the ground, it may appear that women are the ones doing this to each other. that is a result of internalized misogyny, which women at times perpetuate due to the pressure to perform in a patriarchal society.
but do not think for a moment that women are behind this entire industry. do not think that women are the reason for this, do not think that women profit off of this, and do not think that mothers want this for their daughters.
To back up what is already stated by meloromantics:
Women hold only 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing and advertising).
Women comprise 7% of directors and 13% of film writers in the top 250 grossing films.
The United States is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures.
Women hold 17% of the seats in the House of Representatives (the equivalent body in Rwanda is 56.3% female).
Women are merely 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs.
About 25% of girls will experience teen dating violence.
The number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on youth 18 or younger more than tripled from 1997 to 2007.
Among youth 18 and younger, liposuctions nearly quadrupled between 1997 and 2007 and breast augmentations increased nearly six-fold in the same 10-year period.
65% of American women and girls report disordered eating behaviors.
In other words; How women are portrayed in media is the decision of men. The profits generated through the sales of cosmetics, surgery, dieting, skin bleaching products +++ all end up in the pockets of men. The decisions made in regards to women’s health, reproductive rights and so on are mostly made by men (and most probably only white men)….
I really recommend you to watch the documentary Missrepresentation if you want to know more about women’s representation in media.
Reblogging and bolding that bit by meloromantics up there because this is a really serious part of the issue that we have going on when it comes to how women are viewed/judged/objectified/dehumanized.
Women are taught a beauty ideal from childhood that we see time and time again is unattainable in a healthy manner. We are coached as children on the playground what we should and should not look like, who we should and should not aspire to be, and which people we are actively encouraged to mock and deride based on their appearance. We are taught that it is okayto talk about what are deemed socially undesirable bodies and the people who occupy them in a negative fashion, both to their faces and behind their backs. And as we grow we are bombarded with advertisements and films and shows and books and magazines that are actively marketed to us to encourage this behavior and self hatred.
So then women get this reputation for being catty (have you ever heard a heterosexual* man referred to as catty?) and being the driving force behind all this negativity toward other women, and women believe this to be true because they are either acting on it or are the victims of it from other women, while the men who have driven this social structure and who continue to promote this behavior sit on the sidelines clucking their tongues at the monsters they have created as though they had nothing to do with it in the first place.
Because how often do we hear young women say how much they dislike other women, or how much more they prefer to be around men because of the perceived lack of cattiness? How many times have we ALL said that we “aren’t like other girls”? We are conditioned into this mindset by a media culture that has been shaped by men for the benefit of men and to the detriment of women.
*I qualify sexuality here because often in media portrayals and treatment gay men get categorized as essentially being women, which in and of itself is a problem. And I say gay because rarely have I seen a portrayal of a non-heterosexual male who are not categorized as gay.
THE LITTLE PAW SHOWING THROUGH THE BOWL IM WEAK
perks of dating me: u will be the hot one
Jinhwan wears his on his left or right middle finger.
Yunhyeong wears his on his left or right index finger.
Bobby wears his as a necklace or on his left ring finger.
Hanbin wears his on his left ring finger.
Donghyuk wears his on his right pinky finger.
Junhoe wears his on his left or right index finger.
The ring symbolizes loyalty and brotherhood.♥