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Blitzen in the Eleven costume I made for him a couple of Halloweens ago.
Just posting this for a project the Doctor Who Tumblr is running, so everyone else can ignore this since I already posted this pic/Blitzen tribute ealier today. ;)
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Paintings by Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten
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My picks from #safetytipsforladies on Twitter.
Did I blog this? Well, no matter, it’s amazing.
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A cat dressed like a shark on a roomba chasing a duck.
Last month, a New Jersey middle school banned girls from wearing strapless dresses to prom. Administrators claimed that the dresses were “distracting” — though they refused to specify exactly how or why. Parents reacted strongly to the rule; some supported the dress code while others deemed it “slut-shaming.” On Friday, the school compromised by allowing girls to wear single-strap or see-through-strap dresses.
This is no isolated incident in the United States. Across the country, young girls are being told what not to wear because it might be a “distraction” for boys, or because adults decide it makes them look “inappropriate.” At its core, every incident has a common thread: Putting the onus on young women to prevent from being ogled or objectified, instead of teaching those responsible to learn to respect a woman’s body. Here are five other recent examples:
1. A middle school in California banned tight pants. At the beginning of last month, a middle school in Northern California began telling girls to avoid wearing pants that are “too tight” because it “distracts the boys.” At a mandatory assembly for just the female students, the middle school girls were told that they’re no longer allowed to wear leggings or yoga pants. “We didn’t think it was fair how we have all these restrictions on our clothing while boys didn’t have to sit through [the assembly] at all,” one student told local press. Some parents also complained, leading the school’s assistant principal to record a voicemail explaining the new policy. “The guiding principle in all dress codes is that the manner in which students dress does not become a distraction in the learning environment,” the message said.
2. A high school principal in Minnesota emailed parents to ask them to cover up their daughters. A principal in Minnetonka, MN recently wrote an email telling parents to stop letting their daughters wear leggings or yoga pants to school. He says the tight-fitting pants are fine with longer shirts but, when worn with a shorter top, a girl’s “backside” can be “too closely defined.” The big risk of having a defined backside, he thinks, is that it can “be highly distracting for other students.”
3. Two girls in Ohio were turned away from their prom for being “improperly dressed.” Laneisha Williams and Nyasia Mitchell were barred from prom this spring for wearing dresses that administrators considered “too revealing.” The girls say that they didn’t believe they were violating a dress code that said dresses couldn’t be too short or show too much cleavage. But one administrator told local news that the high school girls were only allowed to wear dresses that had “no curvature of their breasts showing.”
4. A kindergarten student in Georgia was forced to change her “short” skirt because it was a “distraction to other students.” It’s hard to imagine that a kindergartener’s outfit could be “a distraction to other students,” but a mother in Georgia told locals news there that her daughter had been outfitted in someone else’s pants — without parental permission — after the principal deemed the skirt the young girl was wearing too short.” The girl had apparently wore the skirt, and accompanying leggings, just one week before without incident.
5. Forty high school girls were sent home from a winter dance in California after “degrading” clothing inspections “bordering on sexual harassment.” A school board member’s daughter was among the 40 girls turned away from Capistrano Valley High’s February dance for wearing dresses that either exposed their midriffs or were cut too low. Before the dance, girls were apparently required to flap their arms up and down and turn around for male administrators’ inspection. The school issues image guidelines for appropriate dress on its website — though the images were nearly all of women, and the only male image depicted proper attire. One girl alleges that the principal told her, “Not all dresses look good on certain body shapes.” A grandmother of one of the girls who was turned away from the dance also said that a teacher remarked about her granddaughter, “What mother would allow her daughter to wear a dress like that?” Apparently the school did receive some praise, though, from the parents of two male students.
When most Americans think about “rape culture,” they may think about the Steubenville boys’ defense arguing that an unconscious girl consented to her sexual assault because she “didn’t say no,” the school administrators who choose to protect their star athletes over those boys’ rape victims, or the bullying that led multiple victims of sexual assault to take their own lives. While those incidences of victim-blaming are certainly symptoms of a deeply-rooted rape culture in this country, they’re not the only examples of this dynamic at play. Rape culture is also evident in the attitudes that lead school administrators to treat young girls’ bodies as inherently “distracting” to the boys who simply can’t control themselves. That approach to gender roles simply encourages our youth to assume that sexual crimes must have something to do with women’s “suggestive” clothes or behavior, rather than teaching them that every individual is responsible for respecting others’ bodily autonomy.
I love how whenever dress code violations are brought up, it’s because the girls’ outfits are “too distracting for the boys.”
How about you teach your boys not to stare or try to take advantage of a girl because of an outfit she chose to wear?
Jesus Christ. Teenage femenazis on this website need to take a break. In school, NOBODY should wear revealing clothing. Whether it’s girls exposing their midriffs/wearing strapless dresses/wearing tights as pants/etc. or boys having their pants down to their knees/taking off their shirts in gym/etc., none of that should be acceptable in school. Period.
School isn’t about wearing what you want to wear. YOU’RE THERE TO LEARN. You’re at school to become a functioning member of society and better our country. You can preach “don’t objectify people/don’t rape/whatever” but people will still be distracted by another person’s body, whether it be the same sex or opposite. Nothing about school should be remotely sexual in nature except for health and sex education. That’s literally the only exception.
Trust me, you can still express yourself plenty without wearing uber tight pants and showin off dat shoulder and poppin dem boobies. You’re not at school to ‘express yourself’ anyways. You’re there to broaden your mind.
Plus, most people don’t look good wearing tights for pants or in yoga pants. Nobody wants to see your fat rolls or your butt cheeks anyway.
nice fat shaming, body policing and slut shaming too great contribution a+
Something that is still beyond me is why it’s okay for guys to show all their skin, while girls can’t even show their fucking shoulders. Because guys can’t control their damn eyes or thoughts and that woman should be held responsible for THEIR lack of control. Meanwhile, all of this is mostly pushed by men though they show off more skin and some walk with their boxers showing purposefully with trousers not even on their hips, but heaven forbid a girl’s bra strap shows.
So the problem isn’t what a woman looks like, how she dresses and when (I mean really, dressing up for a dance should be allowed and a little revealing since that’s life, it’s not like we’re going in naked). A problem doesn’t even consist on the lady’s figure, as how they dress isn’t a concern of others if they chose to express themselves that way.
The problem is men’s lack of self control and finding some way to pin it on the girl, and society lets them. Women are blamed for being raped when they can’t defend themselves, and the rapist is considered the victim Women are held to much higher standards and are criticized with them, while men simply are not held to such ones, that what is bad for a girl is good for a guy. I’m not saying that there can not be exceptions when a guy is held to an unfair standard, but all of women are persecuted, suppressed and unequal to men whether they want to open their eyes and see this or not.
I’m sorry, but no. I do kinda agree with the guy who “missed the point”. As someone who wore a uniform for 9 years of schooling, I can say that there are plenty of ways to “express yourself” at school that doesn’t involve your clothing, and there is a certain appropriate way to dress at school, and you can be perfectly comfortable. While I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing leggings or yoga pants, wearing shorts so high I can see your butt cheek or a shirt so low I can see your nipple is NOT appropriate. Just like its not appropriate for guys to sag their pants or wear tank tops or no shirt at all (I don’t wanna see all your nasty pit hair). Its SCHOOL. Its a sign of respect to the teachers and administration to dress nicely. I know there are a LOT of valid points on both ends, but seriously, its not “slut-shaming” to tell people to dress modestly when it applies to both boys and girls. I do agree that the “distraction” excuse is an load of crap, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other reasons.
Yes but the fact is that schools punish girls for wearing even slightly too-short shorts and regular tank tops, whereas no guy ever ever EVER gets a dress cut unless he’s completely shirtless. Which never happens anyway.