Oh hell no. Find out more about this awful victim-blaming ad and what you can do to get it pulled here.
Open your eyes and you’ll see subtle (and not-so-subtle) images of violence in a lot of advertisements and fashion shoots. America’s Next Top Model even did a “crime scene victims” photo shoot, which is pretty horrific.
Fuck. I’d never really noticed this before.
This is a painting I did for my little cousin who will soon be going through a bone marrow transplant. I hope that every time she looks at it she will feel brave and strong.
I love it. The world need more pictures (and cousins) like this!
Interesting - and somewhat disheartening - blog post by a jeweller who was recently brought up short by her three year old son expressing concern about his image. A good reminder that this type of socialization affects little boys, too.
I am still trying to wrap my head and emotions about the fact that my 3 year old has already started to wonder about his self image.
Matt sent me this picture snapped in the Edinburgh Ikea a couple days ago. This is apparently Ikea’s idea of what will be in a man’s drawer. He helpfully tagged all the items:
-Socks and unsettelingly elasticated underwear
-A girl’s phone number, complete with lipstick imprint, on a card
-Those bead/leather bracelet-strap things that complete wankers wear
-Something to do with the silly team-sports so many males are laughably infatuated with?
-The inevitable pack of condoms
-Breath freshening gum and (I presume) a razor
-Magazines - tits and Clarkson
-iPhone, with the kind of sporto-looking headphones that a 15 year old would think looked cool
No Lynx, at least, I guess? Sigh.
Yes, there was also a Lady Drawer, complete with tampons, hair-curling equipment, knickers and unidentifiable but universally pink and/or flower-emblazoned miscellanea.