Choosing a man to sit at the “head” of the table is a *symbolic* act that is used to convey to the family, and the world, that HE is in charge, and that we are subordinate to him. Sitting in a certain order at the table is a small “traditional” act, but it is an act that is symbolic of male domination, which is of course enacted through male violence.
It is important to notice this. We must open our eyes to the way patriarchy operates in every aspect of our lives.
Let’s remind each other that our analysis may take us to critical places we don’t want to go, but that we must go to in order to determine the truth about our lives as women, and the forces that suppress us."
raspberryfeministbarbie asked: i know lots of people photoshop etc, it just bothers me how people do that but deny it, and they present that image as being the real them. it would be nice if people stopped editing images of people's bodies, or at least did it way less because it gives such unrealistic expectations. :/
I know hun, there is a lot of misrepresentations out there and it is not only annoying but dangerous. I guess that’s why I prefer to flood my dashboard with a variety of bodies and look at things like adipositivity.com I can appreciate a nice ass but nice asses come in many many forms :-) the more you look at non conventional bodies and begin to normalise your own, the easier it is to look at seemingly perfect bodies objectively, not only with an understanding that realistically not many people look like that (in fact no two people have the same body and many are unrealistically edited) but also with an appreciation of that body as just another body, one that moves and breathes and eats and fucks. Since coming to accept my own body as one in a million, I guess it has become easier to look at so called perfect asses without any jealousy or self shame. It is a long journey though and it starts with acknowledging that you are just as beautiful as the cellulite free ladies that keep popping up on your dash, in fact you are fucking sexy, cellulite, stretch marks and all :-)
- Malcolm X (via everythingcreated)
take heed .. that one is very good..I f Haitian xchildren were educated by the french . they would have us beleive that Lecrec a frenchman freed all the slave .
or that the spanish never killed native people .
pick up french history books and the spanish history book the lies are so fucking laughable