Joana Shino

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Joana Shino . 25 . Portugal

Pansexual . Intersectional Feminist . Vegetarian . Animal & Human Rights Activist . Goth . Artist



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fuckyeah-nerdery:

dutchster:

i don’t even need to know the context of this drawing

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PUSSY GAME TOO STRONG EVEN FOR THE DEVIL.

Posted 6 hours ago With 103,428 notes

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

Glosswatch, Almost Famous, real women, and the normalisation of self-hate. (via nextyearsgirl)

Posted 6 hours ago With 1,879 notes

wobbufetts:

aidn:

how the hell do i talk to people

Stand in front of them and press A

Posted 7 hours ago With 78,714 notes

hungoverandhard-up:

robynjaja:

This is one of the most adorable comics I’ve ever read

I’ve been waiting for this to pop back up on my dashboard.. we are way too hard on ourselves.

pyrrhics:

only just got it but i think I’ve already used half the tube of this lipstick

notfuckingcishet:

Emma Sulkowicz. 

(x)

melissaannandthecool:

Just a reminder

polykins:

stop the phrase “tattle-tale”. stop indirectly telling kids that if they speak up about someone that’s bothering them, they’re doing something bad. stop contributing to the culture of abuse.

Posted 9 hours ago With 34,419 notes

violentvelvetcult:

Photograph by Derek Ridgers, Jo, 1984