Why do we need feminism, you ask?
Just in case you missed this.
cat doesn’t want to get out of nice warm bath [x]
I know that feel kitty. I know that feel.
The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies
The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.
Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
what the fuck (via)
THIS IS NOT OKAY. THIS IS NOT OKAY. THIS IS NOT OKAY.
No but that’s illegal.
That is actually illegal.
What the hell.
Hello friends, this is a violation of sections 959.06A and 959.131B of the Ohio state law. The former is a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The latter is a first-degree misdemeanor on the first offense and fifth-degree felony for each subsequent offense. This man shot a litter of kittens, not a single animal as the law is worded, so a case could be made for felony (or four). Either way, this is a crime. There is also the federal Animal Welfare Act which I’m not even going to get into.
According to the AVMA’s annual euthanasia panel, shooting an animal is only considered humane in emergency situations, as in if the animal presents immediate danger or is in too much pain to be moved. It also notes that the euthanasia must take place in a remote location. These kittens were healthy, in no pain, posing no threat to anybody, and were in the immediate vicinity of children.
And, this article has it wrong: Accorti is a humane officer, not a police officer. This is his job description, direct from the North Ridgeville, OH website: “The city employs two part time Humane Officers, who are responsible for enforcing the city and state laws governing the keeping, registration, vaccination, and sanitation of domestic animals.” He’s employed to enforce the state law, so he knew exactly what he was doing.
Please do not let this man walk away unpunished and with his job intact. Make noise. Get the attention of the higher-ups. Sign these petitions. Email or call any of these people: city mayor, district attorney, state attorney general, state senator, state representative, governor, US representative, US senators, or anybody else who has power over the police chief. You can do this even if you don’t live in Ohio.
The lives of five homeless kittens may not seem that important, but officers are not above the law. Barry Accorti could be charged with a felony for his actions if we can get the attention of the people with the authority to make this happen. Please, please, please stand up against animal cruelty and officers who break the law and expect to get away with it.
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Top Text: “XBOX.”
Bottom Text: “ONE.”]
Please don’t make me sell them. Please put me on the overnight restock crew this christmas…. If you haven’t read up on all the awful things Microsoft is pulling with the xbox one, and you sell video games, I highly suggest you do.
Or, alternatively, we can all band together and start a nationwide retailer boycott where we, the salespeople, convince people to buy a ps4 or a Wii U this Christmas instead of an xbox one… What do you guys think?
i wonder why triangle shaped sandwiches taste better than square ones?
google is telling me square one’s are ‘too overwhelming’ for some people
Modern feminists annoy me as well (not feminism)
You can’t just compare male circumcision to female mutilation.
I fucking hate when people bring up FGM in order to derail the subject when people talk about MGM. It is genital mutilation when you unnecessarily(keyword) alter any part of anyone’s genitals. End of story. If we wanna go this way MGM is much more widely accepted than FGM.
Let’s just get into specifics, shall we?
Male circumcision is most often performed in sanitary conditions, in western countries. It protects you from infections and according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the positives weigh out the negatives.
Female genital mutilation is rarely performed in sanitary conditions, and makes sex painful and dangerous for women. It leaves women with reproductive issues and infections. Doctors do not even perform such procedures.
There’s a difference between the two.
“omG BOTH HAVE TO DO WITH GENITALS THO!!11” is not an argument.
First, at least two of you are, to put it delicately, ultra-far-right blogs that tout ideas that Nazis would not have disagreed with (too lazy to check out the third) and so I don’t agree with you anyway, but I’m not going to address that again.
Male circumcision isn’t always sanitary. It is in the west, but don’t forget-America (the western country that preforms the most male circumcisions) isn’t the only country on Earth. Do you think the male circumcisions preformed by village elders on the poor guy’s 13th birthday are sanitary and not horrifically painful?
Female circumcision used to be practiced in a sterile environment in the USA in the middle of the twentieth century. It was never as popular as male, but for a time, the American Academy of Pediatrics was singing its praises as well. Yep, removing the clitoral hood was supposedly going to help girls keep clean and healthy. It was even compared to the male foreskin, and noted that it had less nerve endings than the foreskin.
FGM that removes more than the clitoral hood is worse than male circumcision (or male genital mutilation, or MGM). Evidence that either the removal of the clitoral hood or the foreskin is beneficial is scant at best, and probably insignificant at best. Sure, some adult men and women decide to be circumcised, but how often does that happen?
The foreskin isn’t just a flap of skin, either: it’s very sensitive. Male circumcision usually results in less sexual pleasure for the affected male, though since most are cut as infants, they wouldn’t know the difference. It doesn’t eliminate pleasure, mind you, and a circumcised male can enjoy sex as much as an uncircumcised one. However, there is less sensation-especially with regard to oral or manual stimulation.
Do you know how circumcision, both male and female, started? Both started in North Africa in ancient days. Both were designed to lower libido by taking away some sensation down there. Both were preformed on slaves. Gradually, that history was forgotten. There is actually a popular theory that, if indeed the Hebrews were ever enslaved, that that’s how male circumcision entered the culture.
Male circumcision can go wrong. Everyone’s heard the extreme cases by now, but did you know that scar tissue can form, which massively reduces sensitivity? In extreme cases, the affected male will barely feel an orgasm. Corrective surgery can work out, but not always.
As a feminist, I oppose both FGM and MGM. I think most feminists do. I’m not sure which specific post has sparked this debate, so I’m putting in my two cents with limited knowledge of the speaker’s context:
If a person is discussing FGM, the fact that males are mutilated too doesn’t need to be brought up. Yes, we all know that males are mutilated too, and right now, the topic of discussion is female genital mutilation.
Similarly, if a person is discussing circumcision, FGM doesn’t need to be brought up. After all, the topic of discussion is circumcision, not FGM.
The fact is that right now, male circumcision is an issue primarily in the United States, whereas FGM is an issue primarily in third world countries. Attempting to lump the two together is unproductive because they both require different solutions. Solving MGM won’t solve FGM and solving FGM won’t solve MGM. They are completely different problems with different solutions.
So, having a conversation about FGM without discussing MGM isn’t misandrist, just like having a conversation about MGM without discussing FGM isn’t misogynist. Changing the topic of discussion to human genital mutilation won’t bring about any real results for either side.