me as a parent.
It's Chloe. 14. Not popular.
Hawaii timezones, man.
It's Chloe. 14. Not popular.
Hawaii timezones, man.
the difference between sam pepper and shane dawson
- posted this ^^^ video giving a sincere apology
- hes deleted his videos of him doing blackface
- hes admitted he was being ignorant and that he should not have done his blackface videos
- hes admitted hes in the wrong
- hes done his research on the history of blackface (he did not previously know the history of blackface) and has agreed its fucked up
- hes explained the reasoning why he did blackface, and why it was not meant to be malicious and he just didn’t know anything about the subject matter, but agrees it is wrong and he shouldn’t have done it
- hes read posts/tweets of people calling him out and is using them to inform himself of what he is doing wrong so he can learn from his mistakes
- HE HAS ADMITTED HES MADE MISTAKES AND IS MAKING CHANGES TO LEARN FROM HIS MISTAKES
- hes apologized to specific twitter users that he knows have been offended by his videos
- hes stated all the people calling him ‘racist’ he deserves because of his blackface videos, even though he defends the fact he’s not racist and he genuinely sorry
sam pepper has:
- threatened people that called him out on his bullshit
- been a complete asshole
- defended his actions
- has not apologized
aka: sam pepper is an ass but shane dawson is doing his best and is trying to become a better person and move away from the bad shit he’s done in the past, including blackface
dont support sam pepper but don’t drag shane down too bc for real hes honestly trying his hardest to learn from his mistakes and become a better person and move away from the offencive shit hes done bc he knows its fucked up and wrong
Purity Ball Portraits [x]
Portraits which capture the institution of the Purity Ball: a religious rite wherein girls pledge not to have sex until they’re married. All the photos depict the girls and their fathers, who glow with pride at the thought that their little girl won’t be despoiled until someone puts a ring on her finger.
The ages of girls at purity balls range from 4 to their college years, but the majority of girls are “just old enough to have begun menstruating” as purity ball guidelines advise. The girls pledge to their fathers that they will stay pure until marriage, and the fathers pledge to protect their daughter’s chastity.
The nearest “equivalent” for boys, is the less popular “Integrity Ball” where boys do not pledge to be pure, but not to “spoil” the daughter or future wife of someone else.
Okay, I just want to say that you saying “ew ew ew” to this is just as bad as when people pressure girls into having sex when they are not ready. I’m almost 24, I’m abstinent and a teetotaler in all definitions of the word (I don’t drink, smoke, or do recreational drugs.) And you know what? This was my own choice. I’m not saying all girls have to take the route I have, but acting like there is something wrong with a girl making this choice is not okay. It’s a choice that requires a lot of bravery to stand up against peer pressure and a lot of societal pressure as well. Not to mention, how hard abstinence can be from a physical standpoint, especially for teenagers and young adults. You think that women don’t get pressure from the other direction? Think again. I chose not to date in high school, I still haven’t been on a date, and I’m saving my first kiss. This has gotten me a lot of strange looks. And that’s not even bringing up what it’s like to have never had a drink in Portland!
Stand up for women’s rights to have sex all you want, but do not look down on girls who chose not to. As long as this is of her free will, you have no right to say anything against it. This type of backwards feminism, that women can only be truly “modern” and “feminist” if they are bra-burning, sexually active, pro-choice liberals, is just as damaging to women as any sort of other oppression. Yeah, I’m a virgin, but not because I’m oppressed. This is my choice and I have just as much of a right to it as you have to choose to have sex before you’re married.
Saying “ew ew ew” at purity balls is as bad as pressuring someone into sex?
The problem here is nothing to do with choice, they are being pressured by their families to “stay pure”. Do you think it’s the free choice of that 5 year old in the third image? There shouldn’t be a discussion about a child’s purity.
I’m not shaming women who choose to be abstinent, there’s nothing wrong with that. But it should be a personal decision, and no one should fear being ostracised by their community because of it. When fathers are pledging to “protect” their daughters purity, something is seriously wrong. A woman’s value has nothing to do with her virginity.
No one should be told they are dirty or impure for having sex. Whether you choose to have sex before marriage or not should be a personal decision, not something your father decides, not something your community dictates for you.
Average size mannequin with average size woman.
The problem, in one picture.
I never realized until seeing this picture that my interpretation of an average size woman has become REALLY SKEWED oh my god I wanna cry
This reminds me of something Portia de Rossi said in an interview. When she was anorexic she would compare her measurements to that of a mannequin:
"It occurred to me to measure the mannequins and to measure myself against them and try to be as small as them, and believe it or not, I don’t think I ever was. That just shows you how crazy these images are that we’re given as women."
At her lowest weight she was 82 pounds.
One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.
The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.
Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year.
a kid from my high is fucking trending on facebook because of a stupid petition to get a senior photo of him holding a cat into the yearbook…
My principal decided to join him in a photo.
The new photograph will go in the yearbook as a way to raise awareness for American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and rescue animals like Mr. Bugglesworth and Vivienne.