Hey there! My name is Nadia. I'm 23 and studying Microbiology and History. I love Feminism, Science, History in the Making, animals, and food.

the-feminist-fangirl:

jamietheignorantamerican:

YES, there are people who find cultural appropriation and the use of slurs “ok” with them.

Does that mean it’s “ok” to do it to EVERYONE, even if they might be personally offended by it?

nOOOOOOOOOOOO.

This is a perfect response to plebcomic’s “But those people do exist” comic. Yes, they do exist, but just as someone who is offended by cultural appropriation and slurs is not the representation of the group neither is someone who is not. Personally, I tend to gauge whether or not something is obviously offensive to a group I am not part of if more people in the group are upset by it then are not. For example, if several black people tell me something is racist and one does not, it is probably racist. Plus, we often forget that internalized stigma is a very prevalent problem.

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gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit