Selfie Saturday.

Selfie Saturday.

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Saturday, 19th April

(via zapatos)

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Saturday, 19th April

The concern for overly exposed young bodies may be well-intentioned. With society fetishizing girls at younger and younger ages, girls are instructed to self-objectify and see themselves as sexual objects, something to be looked at. A laundry list of problems can come from obsessing over one’s appearance: eating disorders, depression, low self-worth. Who wouldn’t want to spare her daughter from these struggles?

But these dress codes fall short of being legitimately helpful. What we fail to consider when enforcing restrictions on skirt-length and the tightness of pants is the girls themselves—not just their clothes, but their thoughts, emotions, budding sexuality and self-image.

Instead, these restrictions are executed with distracted boys in mind, casting girls as inherent sexual threats needing to be tamed. Dress restrictions in schools contribute to the very problem they aim to solve: the objectification of young girls. When you tell a girl what to wear (or force her to cover up with an oversized T-shirt), you control her body. When you control a girl’s body—even if it is ostensibly for her “own good”—you take away her agency. You tell her that her body is not her own.

When you deem a girl’s dress “inappropriate,” you’re also telling her, “Because your body may distract boys, your body is inappropriate. Cover it up.” You recontextualize her body; she now exists through the male gaze.

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Saturday, 19th April
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
Albert Einstein  (via psych-facts)

(via a-thousand-words)

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Saturday, 19th April
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Saturday, 19th April
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Friday, 18th April
landlordes:


bad pun #1

landlordes:

bad pun #1

(via staybeautifulkid)

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Friday, 18th April
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Friday, 18th April
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Friday, 18th April
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Friday, 18th April
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Friday, 18th April
Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire.
Unknown  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: earthen-empress, via a-thousand-words)

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Thursday, 17th April
#Durham #StreetArt

#Durham #StreetArt

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Wednesday, 16th April
Don’t change so that people will like you. Be the real you and the right people will love you. Don’t give up yourself - and stoop to be a counterfeit.
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Tuesday, 15th April
woodendreams:

(by Bernhard Klestil)
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Tuesday, 15th April