bidyke:

robynochs:

About Orange is the New Black's erasure of Piper's bisexuality Lindsay King-Miller writes: "It’s as though this show (and really, almost all fiction) exists in a parallel universe where everything is the same except that the word "bisexual" was never invented. … the bi erasure in Orange Is the New Black doesn’t seem to come from individual characters so much as it emerges from the fabric of the show itself, particularly since the characters on the show who erase or disrespect Piper’s orientation are never portrayed as wrong or flawed for doing so. … Contrast this, for example, with the portrayal of Laverne Cox’s Sophia, a trans woman. It would be absurd to tell a story about a trans woman that features no discrimination, and Orange doesn’t try. But the show does offer Sophia ample opportunity to respond to transphobic policies and comments, to speak out against the way the system and people within it attempt to dehumanize her, to tell her own story in her own words. Piper, on the other hand, almost never gets to correct anyone for projecting binary assumptions onto her.”


This is why this show bothers me.  I see the appeal but damn, this is so evident that it was painful for me to watch more than just a couple of episodes.  Most people assume I would love the show and it’s always awkward to explain why I don’t but - here it is.

bidyke:

robynochs:

About Orange is the New Black's erasure of Piper's bisexuality Lindsay King-Miller writes: "It’s as though this show (and really, almost all fiction) exists in a parallel universe where everything is the same except that the word "bisexual" was never invented. … the bi erasure in Orange Is the New Black doesn’t seem to come from individual characters so much as it emerges from the fabric of the show itself, particularly since the characters on the show who erase or disrespect Piper’s orientation are never portrayed as wrong or flawed for doing so. … Contrast this, for example, with the portrayal of Laverne Cox’s Sophia, a trans woman. It would be absurd to tell a story about a trans woman that features no discrimination, and Orange doesn’t try. But the show does offer Sophia ample opportunity to respond to transphobic policies and comments, to speak out against the way the system and people within it attempt to dehumanize her, to tell her own story in her own words. Piper, on the other hand, almost never gets to correct anyone for projecting binary assumptions onto her.”

This is why this show bothers me.  I see the appeal but damn, this is so evident that it was painful for me to watch more than just a couple of episodes.  Most people assume I would love the show and it’s always awkward to explain why I don’t but - here it is.

thewomanfromitaly:

listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

i’m creating a kickstarter for cojones right now

thewomanfromitaly:

listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

i’m creating a kickstarter for cojones right now

(via bidyke)

"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."

"You’re not like other girls." Shut the fuck up. (via flowing-air)

(Source: escapedgoat, via gatlin)

insteadof:

My favorite shots from a shoot a couple of weeks ago! I LOVED my makeup in this shoot!

Photographer: J Antonio Images

Makeup Artist: Autumn Duris

re-upload of my cover of doses and mimosas

riri + drizzy 4 eva

rebelliousmom:

manhatingfeminist:

More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women

real talk

(Source: manhatinglesbian, via sparkrosa)

insteadof:

A teaser I just got from a shoot this past weekend! 
Photographer: Kenneth Black

insteadof:

A teaser I just got from a shoot this past weekend! 

Photographer: Kenneth Black

Photography by: tapperinto
Stylist: Candace Smith
Hair & Makeup: tapperinto

Mary and Candace made me feel so awesome and sexy and powerful and fierce.  They are an unstoppable team!

"

But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

"

from What Happened to Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault  (via catagator)

(via staythatswhatimeanttosay)