An exceptional macro of a Leafcutter Bee (Megachilidae) from East Greenbush, NY, US.
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This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones
False rape accusations are an anomaly.
True rape accusations are a norm.
You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.
Re-blog now, read later.
"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
I will keep reblogging this to point out that disabled people, including men, make 22 cents on the dollar. Mostly because it is legal to pay us below minimum wage, but whatevs.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. — Siddhārtha Gautama (via girlinlondon)
The Stand-in by PointyHairedJedi
Systematic injustice persists in Ferguson as police arrest protesters and then attempt to use them to coerce protesters.. As @caulkthewagon wrote: “If Ferguson PD is willing to exchange arrestees for crowd movement, then those people haven’t been arrested, they’ve been kidnapped.”
100 more days until Grand Jury deadline.
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"I don’t understand bisexuality, I don’t think it exists"
well I don’t understand physics but you don’t see me floating off into space because gravity no longer applies to me
I thought it might help some of my followers if I shared some of the things I do to help me cope when I’m struggling.
- Mindfulness. Mindfulness is extremely helpful to counteract negative thought patterns and teaching you to let go of unhealthy thoughts by focusing on the present. It is fantastic for combating anxiety and depression.
- Grounding. Grounding is similar to mindfulness as it also teaches you to focus on the present by concentrating on sensory information like touch, sight and smell. This helps to anchor yourself in the present moment helping with high anxiety, dissociation and flashbacks.
- Reaching out to someone. When you are struggling it is important to keep in touch with your support network, this could be talking to a trusted friend or family member, joining chatroom, calling your therapist or contacting a hotline.
- Exercise. Exercise releases endorphins and helps improve general wellbeing, it can also be a great way to vent your emotions like anger and frustration. This can be as simple as doing a few stretches at home, going for a walk, going to the gym or taking up a sport.
- Cooking. Cooking can be very therapeutic as it helps you focus on sensory information important to grounding and gives you a sense of accomplishment for creating something.
- A Positivity Jar. This involves writing down positive or helpful thoughts and placing them in a jar or container. You can look at these positive messages when you are feeling down.
- Cleaning. Cleaning can be very helpful as it gets you to do something that can not only help to distract you but also helps you to be productive. I find a clean environment also helps with my mood and ability to focus.
- Creating. Art, crafts, music and writing are fantastic ways to channel emotions, allowing you to express how you feel in a healthy way. Plus in the process you learn valuable skills that can also help you meet likeminded people.
- Spending time with animals. Animals are wonderfully therapeutic and help to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety and depression. It is very hard to stay in a bad mood when an animal is around wanting attention and love. If you don’t have a pet, consider volunteering at an animal shelter or taking a walk down to the park to watch people’s pets or the native wildlife.
- Listening to music. I find listening to music extremely helpful as I can match the music type to my mood. It helps provide an outlet for emotions and also can help to change or improve the mood you are in.
Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story #2 releases October 1 2014
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1. If you don’t like the way he kisses you, you won’t like the way he fucks you. Get up and leave.
2. If he won’t go down on you, but expects you to go down on him, laugh. Get up and leave.
3. If you don’t want to do something and he doesn’t respect that, slap him round the face. Get up and leave.
4. If he isn’t okay with the imperfections on your skin, if he says they turn him off, get up and leave.
5. If you don’t want to shave your legs and he thinks that’s disgusting and refuses to touch them, get up and leave.
6. If he doesn’t see your body as a masterpiece, as a complete work of art, get up and leave.
7. If he makes you feel uncomfortable about any part of your body, get up and leave. — Get up and leave // E.E (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)