the problem with me i guess is that i dont have anyone to talk to. i know my friends would listen to me if i asked them to, but i dont ever have a good time to talk about things and i dont know how to explain them to be interesting at all. thats why a psychologist was good because for one hour i could make as little sense as i wanted. i knew, on the day of my appointment, exactly what i could say, and that he would listen and not be affected by anything i said. it was good for me.
10:11 pm • 1 September 2014 • 1 note
Smaller protest tonight, but it’s not over folks. Don’t turn away. We’re still so far away from attaining Justice for Mike! #staywoke #insolidarity #itsnotover
2:30 pm • 1 September 2014 • 15,593 notes
What disturbs me the most about the female celebrities nudes being leaked (aside from the obvious invasion of privacy) is the shame that is being put on these women for being seen to be “indecent”.
Something is wrong with society when these women can grace magazine covers, and editorials photographed in sexual way, showing their bodies and it’s deemed to be okay / acceptable because it’s done within the male gaze, or for an audience for men produced by men for a sex driven industry but when a woman expresses her own sexuality / has control over her own sexual image through “nudes” she is to be ashamed of her body is slut shamed. This incident is so tied to the shame women are meant to feel for expressing sexuality, loving their bodies and the way in which a woman’s body and sexuality are commodified and packaged for the male audience. It says that it is not ok for a woman to be a sexual being unless it is imposed on her through the eyes of the male gaze, or through the lens of commodified hyper-sexualisation.
As John Berger wrote “You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure”
Men / society always want to own a woman’s sexuality, and the act of leaking “nudes” is a horrendous way society can reclaim a woman’s sexual self expression and twist it into a way to oppress and shame women for their sexuality.
9:40 am • 1 September 2014 • 554 notes