This makes me wonder though… how different this would be if a fatter woman was to make the same quip… We live in a society where you can joke about being fat/unfit/eating junk food, but ONLY if you’re thin.
If you feel weird about your boobs you should look at this.
It’s a gallery of all these different shown in a non sexualised way and idk it’s kinda damaging to be seeing the same conventionally perfect boobs in every kind of media so its a refreshing insight into how diverse breasts really are.
This was weird for me. Isn’t that sad? I feel brainwashed by “perfect” boobs :(
Christopher Hart - Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy
Found this on my harddrive, I’m not sure if I downloaded the pdf as a joke or as legitimate help. But copy-pasting the same body for a woman is /not/ how you draw. I was scrolling through this with pretty good hopes that this was going to be a decent explanation of the comic medium in general and how anatomy can be pushed without falling into Esher girl territory.
Take most “Lets draw design comic characters” books with a huuuge grain of salt.
i like that basically u can see whats wrong with the way we view women just right here in “body shapes”
this is absolutely ridiculous
SEXISM IS OVER
this…this is supposed to be a parody right? RIGHT?!!?!?! *cries*
and people wonder why i’ve always hated chris hart
And I’ve had a hard fucking time trying to find tutorials that put in fat women to draw…
In love with this photo set…. particularly how the power shifts from one to the other, with pretty similar poses and bodies in each.
Can we talk about this photo for a second? I found it while I was browsing on Buzzfeed, and it really stuck out to me. She has visible stretch marks. She is an Olympic athlete (Lauren Ludwing of Germany), a seriously kick-ass human being, and she has stretch marks just like the rest of us. And she isn’t covering them up with makeup, or wearing a bigger bikini bottom. Because stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of. She has an absolutely killer body, that she worked hard to earn. This just proves that stretch marks are so unbelievably common, and absolutely not something to be ashamed of.
Sex worker or not, regardless of the services you provide, that’s just what they are: SERVICES. You are still in possession of your body and no one is paying you to own it, or even to use it, because you’re still in control of what you do with it. It just reinforces the archaic idea that women are property and that our sexuality is an object to be obtained.
To test the limits of the relationship between performer and audience,
Marina Abramović developed one of her most challenging (and best-known) performances. She assigned a passive role to herself, with the public being the force which would act on her.
Abramović had placed upon a table 72 objects that people were allowed to use (a sign informed them) in any way that they chose. Some of these were objects that could give pleasure, while others could be wielded to inflict pain, or to harm her. Among them were a rose, a feather, honey, a whip, scissors, a scalpel, a gun and a single bullet. For six hours the artist allowed the audience members to manipulate her body and actions.
Initially, members of the audience reacted with caution and modesty, but as time passed (and the artist remained impassive) people began to act more aggressively. As Abramović described it later:
“What I learned was that… if you leave it up to the audience, they can kill you.” … “I felt really violated: they cut up my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the audience. Everyone ran away, to escape an actual confrontation.”
I love that last bit “I stood up and started walking toward the audience. Everyone ran away, to escape an actual confrontation.” God, this is just such a picture of human nature, isn’t it? :/ Depressing.
In New York City it is completely legal for women to be topless. Meet Moira Johnston - she walks around the Union Square area topless to exercise her legal right to be equal.
It’s not just NYC, it’s all of New York state! (And since I’m moving this week in inhumanely hot weather, I might just take advantage of my equality under the law!)
Anyone else notice that the only people (shown on camera at least) against this woman showing her breasts was religious? “It’s a sin”, “it’s against God’s law”. THIS is what religion can do. It shames your body, it makes you ashamed of your natural state of being, and not just physical either: it’s the theists who oppose homosexuality. God fucking damn it.
So don’t just blame the Muslims for having conservative dress codes: Christian fundies can be just as bad.
Good on this girl, I’m inspired to look up the laws regarding this for Wellington.
Dancers (or gymnasts…or just way flexible naked dudes)
(CNN) — My daughter occasionally goes on a hugging and kissing strike.
She’s 4. Her parents could get a hug or a kiss, but many people who know her cannot, at least right now. And I won’t make her.
“I would like you to hug Grandma, but I won’t make you do it,” I told her recently.
“I don’t have to?” she asked, cuddling up to me at bedtime, confirming the facts to be sure.
No, she doesn’t have to. And just to be clear, there is no passive-aggressive, conditional, manipulative nonsense behind my statement. I mean what I say. She doesn’t have to hug or kiss anyone just because I say so, not even me. I will not override my own child’s currently strong instincts to back off from touching someone who she chooses not to touch.
I figure her body is actually hers, not mine.
It doesn’t belong to her parents, preschool teacher, dance teacher or soccer coach. While she must treat people with respect, she doesn’t have to offer physical affection to please them. And the earlier she learns ownership of herself and responsibility for her body, the better for her.
Would you want your daughter to have sex with her boyfriend simply to make him happy? Parents who justify ordering their children to kiss grandma might say, “It’s different.”
No, it’s not, according to author Jennifer Lehr, who blogs about her parenting style. Ordering children to kiss or hug an adult they don’t want to touch teaches them to use their body to please you or someone else in authority or, really, anyone.
“The message a child gets is that not only is another person’s emotional state their responsibility but that they must also sacrifice their own bodies to buoy another’s ego or satisfy their desire for love or affection,” said Lehr.
“Certainly no parent would wish for their teenager or adult child to feel pressure to reciprocate unwanted sexual advances, yet many teach their children at a young age that it’s their job to use their bodies to make others happy,” she said.
[More at the source.]
Lessons about sex and sexuality start at a very young age. Great read & ideas for how to teach your children to grow up positively.
Spencer Tunick’s installations encompass dozens, hundreds or thousands of volunteers; and his photographs are records of these events.
They are all so cute and gorgeous! :D I think I look most like the second to last one..or the third one… but with short hair! :D