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What's Your Secret for Being So Strong?

I work in Animation. I do the visual culture things
Sometimes I post my art here, but only if it's really good, otherwise it's at vkel.tumblr.com
Sep 19 '14

Anonymous asked:

Feminists keep fighting for the right to walk around with little clothing or naked without being sexualized. Yet if there were men fighting for the same thing, feminists would be all like "NO! Men can't do that, it promotes rape culture!!"

fullten:

smitethepatriarchy:

kiwianaroha:

feministingforchange:

notallfeminists:

Can you imagine men fighting for the right to walk around half naked? Can anyone?

Ridiculous.

Yes I agree. It WOULD be silly for men to fight for the right to walk around half naked. Because they already have that right….

In 1935 it was equally illegally for men to expose their chest in the US as it was for women. Men protested by marching topless. By 1936 it was no longer a crime and actually considered normal. 

So yeah, men did fight for the right to walk around half naked, and they got it as soon as they asked. 

Hahahaha I hate everything.

[ x ] Look at those old dudes strutting ~

Sep 18 '14

transaervania:

next time you go to accuse a teenage girl of overreacting remember that when a bunch of elderly white men couldn’t agree on something, they shut down the government

(Source: deaf-cecil)

Sep 18 '14
Sep 18 '14
  • Watching A Goofy Movie As A Kid: Hahahaha oh man, poor Max, that's the most embarrassing dad ever
  • Watching A Goofy Movie As An Adult: YOU FUCKING BRAT YOU SHOULD APPRECIATE YOUR GODDAMN TREASURE OF A FATHER
Sep 18 '14

laurendestefano:

When people look down on modern literature in favor of the classics, they forget the classics were once modern literature that was looked down upon by people like them.

Sep 16 '14
allthecanadianpolitics:

Is Canada on the precipice of war?

The Prime Minister is holding a rare emergency meeting Tuesday evening to decide Canada’s next steps into what could be an international war in the Middle East.
Canadians were recently shocked by the news that some 130 Canadian citizens — many from Calgary — have been drawn into an extremist Islamic military movement, called ISIS, according to a new federal report on terrorist threats to Canada.
The movement — also known as ISIL — has some 80,000 members in Syria and northern Iraq who are seizing control of the region, in pursuit of establishing an Islamic caliphate—or state.
The fear is, Canadian ISIL militants could become radicalized and return to this nation, Parliament was told Tuesday.
“Our fight is your fight also,” a high-ranking Kurdish official told the Canadian Press during Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s visit to Iraq last week. 


ISIS is the same militant organization known for beheading two American journalists and a British human-aid worker.
Kurds now want weapons from Canada and its western allies in what is expected to be a long fight. 
“We are fighting a terrorist state that has roots in various countries…many ISIL fighters come from abroad, including Canada,” said the official. 
The requests for assistance comes just months after a war-weary Canada formally ended its 12-year engagement in Afghanistan, which killed more than 150 Canadian soldiers.
The federal government is debating how many troops to send back to the Middle East.
In Parliament, the prime minister proposed to send 69 troops to Iraq—a modest engagement compared to the thousands of troops and Canadian Forces sent to Afghanistan.   
Following Tuesday’s question period, Minister Baird said the Canadian government is joining the civilized world to combat the monstrous groups who are trying to take over large areas of the world.
“Their goal is to take over from southern Spain to India and obviously we can’t sit by and allow that type of evil to succeed. We think it is imperative that we stand with the civilized world to try and combat and defeat this evil,” said Minister Baird. 
In respect to Canadians’ safety—Minister Baird said cowering in a bunker in Ottawa isn’t an option for Canada. 
Canadians will learn about their country’s involvement in the ISIL crisis after Tuesday night’s emergency debate, which the NDP said will be followed by a parliamentary vote.

allthecanadianpolitics:

Is Canada on the precipice of war?

The Prime Minister is holding a rare emergency meeting Tuesday evening to decide Canada’s next steps into what could be an international war in the Middle East.

Canadians were recently shocked by the news that some 130 Canadian citizens — many from Calgary — have been drawn into an extremist Islamic military movement, called ISIS, according to a new federal report on terrorist threats to Canada.

The movement — also known as ISIL — has some 80,000 members in Syria and northern Iraq who are seizing control of the region, in pursuit of establishing an Islamic caliphate—or state.

The fear is, Canadian ISIL militants could become radicalized and return to this nation, Parliament was told Tuesday.

“Our fight is your fight also,” a high-ranking Kurdish official told the Canadian Press during Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s visit to Iraq last week. 
ISIS is the same militant organization known for beheading two American journalists and a British human-aid worker.

Kurds now want weapons from Canada and its western allies in what is expected to be a long fight. 

“We are fighting a terrorist state that has roots in various countries…many ISIL fighters come from abroad, including Canada,” said the official. 

The requests for assistance comes just months after a war-weary Canada formally ended its 12-year engagement in Afghanistan, which killed more than 150 Canadian soldiers.

The federal government is debating how many troops to send back to the Middle East.

In Parliament, the prime minister proposed to send 69 troops to Iraq—a modest engagement compared to the thousands of troops and Canadian Forces sent to Afghanistan.   

Following Tuesday’s question period, Minister Baird said the Canadian government is joining the civilized world to combat the monstrous groups who are trying to take over large areas of the world.

“Their goal is to take over from southern Spain to India and obviously we can’t sit by and allow that type of evil to succeed. We think it is imperative that we stand with the civilized world to try and combat and defeat this evil,” said Minister Baird. 

In respect to Canadians’ safety—Minister Baird said cowering in a bunker in Ottawa isn’t an option for Canada. 

Canadians will learn about their country’s involvement in the ISIL crisis after Tuesday night’s emergency debate, which the NDP said will be followed by a parliamentary vote.

Sep 16 '14
Sep 15 '14
Sep 15 '14
omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.
There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.
Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.

There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.

Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

Sep 15 '14
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The Harper government has so effectively eliminated the word citizen that it only seems to be used in the context of denying citizenship rights to people like child soldier Omar Khadr, stripping citizenship rights from others, or using it as bait among ethnic voters.

Keeping an eye on debt and deficits is important. But governing means more than just balancing budgets, as citizenship implies much more than just being a taxpayer.

To be a citizen means to belong, to have responsibilities, rights and shared values. It means having a stake in the future and, in democracies, a voice in determining what that future might look like.

In Canada, it means having the guarantee that laws will be applied fairly to every person and every institution (including governments), as well as the right to an education and health care.

That is why we pay taxes. It’s the cost and the duty of belonging.

As the terminology has shifted from citizen to taxpayer over the past three decades, maybe it is only coincidental that the gap between rich and poor has widened.

Perhaps it’s also only coincidence that voter turnout has spiralled downward as the poor and the young (too many of whom are unemployed or under-employed and often burdened by huge debts from post-secondary education fees that have nearly tripled in the last two decades) decide not to bother exercising their franchise.

A growing body of economic research confirms that wealth isn’t the best predictor or guarantor of happy or healthy societies.

What matters more is feeling connected, belonging and having a say. In other words, being a full citizen.

So, as the teachers’ strike drags on and as we head into November municipal elections and a federal one in 2015, let’s reinstate “citizen” and all that it implies.

Let’s insist on it, if only as a reminder that we aren’t just taxpayers, and politicians ought to be more than just bookkeepers.

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