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To my lovely Littles out there,
You are PERFECTLY IMPERFECT in every single way.
Pacifier or not.
Daipers or not.
Cribs or not.
Wetting yourself or not.
Boy or girl.
Tall or short.
Big or small.
You do not need to match yourself up to the “expectations” of a little.
If you think you are a little, if you like being a little, if you want to be a little. Then guess what, you are a little!
Ladies (( and gents )), littles do not have to be a certain age, height, weight, or skin color.
Littles do not have ALWAYS have to be a little, example: work and around friends.
Littles do not have to be girly or tomboyish.
Littles do not have to be female! There are male littles, and honestly it’s adorable when a male is a little.

Littles, you are perfectly imperfect I’m every single way. Do not let these little blogs shoot you down because you don’t meet up to their expectations.
Be the best damn little you can be.

Wow, I saw this photo on twitter and couldn’t help but notice how fucked up it is. Who cares about what body shape a woman is??? Who cares if she looks like Kate Moss, or Kate Upton, or fucking WHO EVER. This photograph is offensive on so many levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re pear shaped, “fat”, petite, athletic, buff, or “boteroesque” (who tf even uses that word???) BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. You don’t need this stupid, bias, ridiculous, lame ass piece of shit guide to tell you what kind of woman you are. I’ll tell you what you are. You ARE perfect!! And you deserve to hear that every single day for the rest of your life.

Terrorism, civil war, political instability and the outbreak of Ebola, have focused international lenses on the continent, painting a bleak picture…When it comes to reporting on Africa, unless a country is being wrecked by conflict, war or disease, it is unlikely to make global headlines.
The signs as Middle School stereotypes

Aries: Pretty jock, wears a ponytail every day

Taurus: The quiet kid that already looks like an adult

Gemini: The anime kid, notebook full of impressive doodles

Cancer: The one that’s friends with everyone and is a little too perfect

Leo: The class clown that loves to debate, wears a lot of tie dye 

Virgo: Emo kid that does crew for the theatre department

Scorpio: “Stoner,” but has secretly never touched a joint

Sagittarius: Theatre kid, hyper and wears knee socks every day

Capricorn: Self-labeled “nerd,” wears museum t-shirts and large wrist-watches

Aquarius: Just discovered vegetarianism and decided to become a hippie

Pisces: Smart kid that doesn’t care about school, reads a lot

Hollywood’s 'cultural moment' takes aim at young girls

by

Barry Healy

DC Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation, Warner Bros Consumer Products and Mattel - forming a veritable Hollywood marketing Axis of Evil - issued a joint press release on April 22 saying they were releasing a tsunami of marketing targeted at six-to-12 year-old girls.

The product they will be pushing will be “DC Superhero Girls” - including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and more - during their formative years.

The cartel promises “fashion dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses”, movies with interconnected plot lines, computer games, comic books and much more. The companies call this using “multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world”.

“I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls,” DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson said.

“Relatable” must be the Hollywood buzz word of choice at the moment because Warner Brothers Consumer Products president Brad Globe said: “It’s really an honour to be part of this cultural moment and to be delivering a concept so rooted in a relatable and empowered theme that the characters of DC Comics are uniquely able to present.”

What the cartel is relating to, of course, is profit – and they are taking the superhero war up to their Hollywood rivals, the Disney/Marvel Comics behemoth.

Marvel’s cinematic universe, which kicked off with Iron Man in 2008, is designed to keep the customers coming back for more by using storylines that overlap from one movie to another. The series has raked in US$7 billion at the box office worldwide.

The latest edition, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is expected to be the highest-grossing film ever.

On the films’ coat tails, Disney has sold nearly $1 billion worth of Avenger licenced toy products so far this year. That is in addition to the seemingly never-ending river of gold that Frozen-related merchandise brings Disney.

Frozen was a 2013 animated feature about a pair of gutsy-yet-cute little princesses.

That is the “cultural moment” that the new DC-based cartel wants a slice of. The aim is to get girls to identify with the product early and provide a universe of consumer items about which they will unleash pester power on their parents.

When they grow up there will be another universe of interconnected films for them to lose themselves in.

The success of the Hunger Games and Divergent films demonstrated that young women want to see strong female characters on screen and young men are not threatened by that.

Hollywood has noted that and is adapting, like a form-changing monster, to absorb and negate the cultural threat, while extracting ever-greater profit from the people in the seats.

Source:- https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59027

Masculinity as Ideology

“One option is to define masculinity as chauvinism…. This implies that all men are exposed to a socialization experience which turns them into male supremacists. They inevitably internalize beliefs and feelings which naturalize their commitment to the subordination of women." 

"Masculinity is infinitely variable.  What is regarded as being manly and assertive in one context, is regarded as bogus in another.”  

“But this apparent diversity of masculine ideologies and identities does not obscure the fact that men stand in a dominant relationship to women in most of the diverse settings.”   

- From Brittan & Maynard, Sexism, Racism, Oppression

We’ve become a very hater society. No matter if you are black, white, muslim, jew, christian, latino, gay, trans, etc… As a whole, we tend to generalize everything; for example, the idea of all white people being racist, or white people being stupid, or all christians (mostly catholics) being the most intolerant and homophobic for not accepting gay marriage; and the list goes on, the same goes to all Muslims being violent, or all jews being greedy… We’ve somehow being taught, not only by our school system, but with also something as simple as a bad-told news, a ONCE bad-told news. That bad-told news gets repeated so many times in so many ways that we take it as an absolute truth and we have such a hard time accepting what a shitty society we have become. Even more, and in my opinion, the most important, we have SUCH A HARD TIME understanding that not all white and black people are racist, not all christians are homophobic, not all muslims are killers, not all latinos are drug dealers, etc… The worst part is how we are dealing with it.  Our society has a little bit of everything: awful things and beautiful things, of course, there are loads of crap going on these days. I just can hope and pray each day for us, as a whole society, to see the bigger picture soon.

ok so i just got home from work and i wanted to make a lil post abt something that’s been bothering me abt the restaurant business

so apparently there’s this stereotype of black people not tipping. idk where it came from or why it’s still around bc EVERY FUCKING DAY this is proven to me to be untrue. all my white tables are boring af, rude, make fun of me, do/say inappropriate things, and don’t tip me. today, i had 2 black tables at the same time, and both tipped me 40%. just for clarification, 10% is the usual, 20% is what’s expected for good service, so both of these tables were incredibly generous, and i made sure to thank them for that. all im saying is that racism is not dead, it did not end with slavery, and stop making generalizations about an entire population when you obvs don’t know shit. thanks.

guys i need some help!!! so today in my society and culture class i raised the issue of culturally appropriating at parties like eg. people dressing up as islamic stereotypes, poc celebrities and other stereotypical races. I said it is a problematic issue but she sees no harm in it???? like i need to some help to formulate some points so she can understand what im saying?? cos she last said that how do we cross the line with appropriating??? and i was like from appropriating offensive costumes?