we shave

I can’t shave my legs and armpits due to disability, and you would think nurses/doctors would be understanding, but sometimes you still get them judging you for being unshaved as a woman. and it’s really distressing for me because I literally cannot shave and society creates such anxiety around that issue that even medical professionals who know exactly why you can’t shave are still surprised by a woman who doesn’t have shaved armpits and legs. I’m there for treatment, and because I’m a woman my looks will outweigh the reality of my condition. 

Women, especially trans women, and/or women of color, shouldn’t have to be afraid to go outside unshaved, women shouldn’t be afraid to go to the ER unshaven, women shouldn’t be afraid to go without shaving period. 

It sounds trivial to a lot of people, but people really will treat you differently if you either choose not to shave, or cannot shave. We’re hairy, we can’t help it, let us live in peace. 

psa!!!

all south asian girls are so pretty like….. our skin can be dark like freshly baked, delicious brownies or melted, gooey dark chocolate. or it can look paler, like a cream colored cashmere sweater, or like a piping hot vanilla latte. our eyes can be dark brown, like the night, and brighten up like the moon when the sunlight hits them. or our eyes can be hazel, a beautiful combination itself. we can be skinny, or we can be fat. we can be thick n hairy. or, we can shave everything. it doesn’t matter because south asian girls are all so beautiful, and we don’t need white skin or white features to be beautiful.

« I saw Volantis once, on my way to Norvos, where i first met Mellario. The bells were ringing, and the bears danced down the steps. Aero will recall that day.» 

 « I remember, » echoed Aero Hotah in his deep voice.  « The bears danced and the bells rang, and the prince wore red and gold and orange. My lady asked me who it was who shone so bright. »

SHINee World 2017 in Fukuoka Day Two–170212

Talking about how they’ve changed.
Taemin: Key changed his [hair] color. Minho too… Jonghyun…
Jonghyun: (immediately) I’m the same.
Taemin: Onew…
Audience: Eyebrows! Eyebrows!
Taemin: *while looking at the screen* I’m looking but I don’t understand at all.
Key: Even if we don’t shave our facial hair for three days we won’t notice but [the fans] all notice immediately.

Cr. sweetOnyou106 Trans: Professorjjong

This is what I was wearing when he told me I was a man.

This afternoon, I showered (whatever, I’m a writer, we wake up late), shaved my face (like I do every day to avoid as much shadow as possible) and picked out an outfit: today, the leopard-print wrap dress I got at a clothing swap, over a black shirt and tights. I applied my new liquid foundation to my face, thanking my lucky stars I could sort of afford it, since it’s better than my previous hand-me-down powder for adherence and covering the shadow that’s still there after I shave. (Someday I’ll afford electrolysis or laser treatments.) I paid extra attention to my upper lip and chin. Then, the fun part: applying earth tone eyeshadow from my well-worn palette, then eyeliner (I like to use a flame trick I learned to make pencil look liquid, even though I have liquid too; it makes cateyes look extra cool, especially with the leopard print), then mascara. I threw on a little lipstick and dabbed the color on my cheeks to use as blush. Looking in the mirror, I smiled: there’s my girl.

The whole process took about an hour and fifteen minutes from start to finish. I made sure I looked as close to “cis woman” as possible; after all, today I was to go on camera for The Mary Sue, filming an upcoming video about Wonder Woman. Nothing but perfection would suffice. I’d already gotten a few transmisogynistic remarks on my videos through social media in the past–hopefully passing better this time would keep them to a minimum.

When I walked out the door, I was met with an unexpected obstacle: the contractors renovating my building–one of whom I recognized from previous conversations, and the time he fixed my doorknob a week or two ago–had covered the stairs with glue for rubber covers, preventing me from exiting until it dried. Desperate to get to work moderately on time, I threw my bag to the one I knew and began shimmying down the banister feet-first. “Don’t look up my dress,” I chided, with a smile that reflected none of my terror.

I managed to get to the bottom with a minor assist from the contractor I didn’t know. As I collected my bag, one of my new neighbors appeared from whence I’d just came, and stepped on the tacky glue. “NO!” screamed both the contractors in unison, and my neighbor stepped back, frightened. He’d messed up their work. “Can you wait ten minutes until it dries?” they asked, as they had asked of me. His answer was the same as mine: “Uh, no, I gotta go.” 

Then, without warning, the contractor whom I knew spoke: “Can you climb down like he did?”

I would have frozen, but I was late and already in motion–so, casting off the layer of ice which gripped my skin, I tartly replied “I’m not a boy, thank you” and left as my neighbor queried “What, like I’m Spider-Man?” (Answer: yeah, basically.) The last thing I heard was the contractor’s mildly surprised “oh.”

As I walked to the train, I was livid. All of my work crafting my face and body into something pretty and feminine had been for precisely nothing. I couldn’t even interact with one person before being casually misgendered, even at my most womanly. This man had seen me in skirts, dresses, and full makeup on numerous occasions, but for some reason–take your pick: my deeper-than-”normal” voice; my Adam’s apple; my still-discernible shadow; my cock, if he looked up my dress after all–he’d determined that I was not a woman to him, and should not be addressed as such, my visible effort to the contrary.

To my trans siblings reading this: it will never be enough for them, these cisgender men and women who tell lies to our face about their tolerance. No matter how well we pass for cis, no matter how many sacrifices we make, no matter how much time we spend obsessing over our presentation–it will never, ever be enough. We will never be granted the right to be respected inherently, on sight. Not without a fight. And we must be prepared to pick that fight, every single day, regardless of what it takes from us, takes from our quiet, our dignity. Because each time, the alternative is to die a little inside, until one day we wake up and we are dead.

To my cis allies: Now, I hope, you see what it is to be misgendered.

To my cis enemies: We are coming.

photo credit: Alec Bernal. Please do not reshare without credit.

For any woman who decided to stop shaving, or wishes to stop, and is afraid of public embarrassment, shaming, being called out, judged, and degraded for it, here’s a list of good comebacks for anyone who makes inappropriate comment!

  • do you tell that to men
  • you should start telling that to men
  • you want to tell me men and women aren’t equal? we have to shave and they don’t? (watch them try to wiggle out of that one lol)
  • i’ll start doing it when all men start doing it, every single one
  • you know what is disgusting, when men do this same thing, leave their hair as it is, I hate it, and yet you don’t see me harassing them
  • why can men walk around like this then?
  • wake up women shaving is capitalistic propaganda
  • women only started shaving in 1915, when razor companies figured they could get more money if they shame women for their leg and armpit hair
  • do you think I’m going to give my money to razor companies? to rich old men?? for what purpose? so they wouldn’t shame me? get out of my face
  • entire population of women was literally bullied into shaving and now you’re trying to bully me into it? good job
  • what would i gain from shaving my legs tho
  • not shaving legs already helped me locate the mysgonist congrats its u
  • did you ever feel the wind blowing through your leg hair ur missing out
  • it’s a new trend its called being good enough as you are
  • it’s a new trend its called who the fuck would i have to shave my legs for
  • it’s a new trend its called protecting your skin from infections
  • you just laugh, but i’m the one saving money
  • I decided to educate men they might not be aware that every single woman grows hair all over her body you’re welcome you’re smarter now
  • it’s special unicorn hair only certain women should grow it u should try it
  • do you really think if you shame me enough you can control me
  • shaving trend ended last week didn’t you hear? this must be embarrassing for you 
  • don’t be jealous, i know my leg hair is pretty but i’m sure yours could be too if you tried harder
  • add more!

“Man, I don’t understand why we gotta keep shaving our chests like this,” AJ complained.

“Because,” William reminded him, “That’s what Jorge and Rafael do. OK? And we gotta keep doing things the way that they would do them. We can’t risk people suspecting that they’re not acting like themselves. We went through too much damn work to possess these guys and take over their lives. If we make any changes, we gotta do it gradually. Got it?”

“I know,” AJ sighed, “But I think Rafael would look so much hotter with a little bit of chest hair.”

10

The Manson Girls show off the vest they made especially for Charles Manson. According to Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme, “It’s about four or five years of almost continuous stitching. There’s about fifteen girls who worked on that vest. At the time that we all shaved our heads, we cut it first and then cut off all the locks and wove them together, and sewed them into a collar.

From the documentary Manson (1973)

anonymous asked:

And Dean/Sam loves his hairy boyfriend, right? ;)

A/N: DAMN SKIPPY *flips coin* DEAN DOES

Dean slides his hand up Castiel’s thigh, a soft smile flitting across his face as he begins rubbing his skin rhythmically. The angel furrows his brown, watching his boyfriend’s hands with a perplexed gaze. 

“Dean.”

“Huh?” he grunts, sliding his fingers down Castiel’s leg, feeling the toned muscle of his calf flex underneath the sensation. 

“Why do you keep touching my legs?” he asks, gently pushing Dean’s hand away. 

“They’re all…fuzzy,” he mumbles, licking his lips and propping himself up on one arm. He hadn’t noticed it before, but for the most part, the only thing that Castiel keeps shaven is his face – and even that is rare. Castiel flips the blanket from over Dean’s form, gesturing to his legs.

“So are yours,” he says, tilting his head. “Should we shave?”

“Shaving is for people who wear skirts.” Dean pauses, pursing his lips. “Hell, I wouldn’t want you shaving then, either.”

“Oh…you like this?”

“’Scuse me?” Dean asks, almost offended, his hand going back to Castiel’s thigh. “Why do you think I can’t keep my hands off of you?”

“Because I’m physically appealing.”

“Besides that, jackass,” he chuckles, cuddling closer to Castiel. The angel smiles, pulling the other man impossibly close and wrapping a hairy leg around his form. “I like beards, too.”

“Is that why the sex was more frequent in purgatory?” he asks. Everything goes silent, and Castiel cranes his head to look at Dean. The Winchester is grinning to himself, a dirty twinkle in his eye. “I’ll stop shaving again –”

“Awesome. That’s awesome.”

anonymous asked:

@anon: It's actually the FIFTH time Katy has made fun of Britney's breakdown. First she made the "shaved head" comment in 2009, then she made fun of her conservatorship in 2013, then she mocked Britney for taking medication in 2014 or 2015, and now we got another "shaved head" comments twice in a row at the Grammy's tonight. Literal piece of trash. I'm glad her new song is flopping.

Aside from being extremely poor manners, it just shows who a person really is morally when they make fun of another person for their struggles.

UNDERCOVER

So, I’ve been seeing a lot of you are confused about undercover scene. Here are both interviews from Lauren and one from Tom(click on the names to get there). Also, somewhere in those videos Lauren does say they’ve just started shooting 2x12.

Lauren part 1 - at 6:22

“I will say, there maybe, a sex scene that might turn out to visually be super sexy but then you realize it’s might be something else. Just sayin’. I’ll say - undercover. But very…erotic. Very…much…hapenning…for sure…”

Lauren part 2 - at 1:37

“What do you think heading into that scene?”

“OMG, like I need to shave, floss, we shoot it in 6 days”

“Nervous?”

“No.Excited. Can’t wait”

Tom - from the beginning 

“The first thought - the fans are gonna love that. It’s always nice to kind of like to dangle a character or whip it away. And you know that’s what we’re doing with this. And for me and Lauren, personally, I think both of us, would kinda….it hilarious for us to….we have a very fun relationship and friendship and….we have to laugh about it otherwise it’ll be weird….it’s a proper story point ”