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20. Midwest. Ravenclaw. I like Harry Potter, Doctor Who and its spin-offs, Supernatural, Sherlock, Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, Glee, The Hunger Games, Teen Wolf, Broadchurch, and Once Upon a Time. My blog doesn't have a specific theme. I blog about all the fandoms above and whatever strikes my fancy. Enjoy! Please note that this is not a spoiler-free blog.

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[Support through the Kickstarter here, with a goal of $150,000!]

Social Change Through Consumerism: Feminist Style

[Amulya] Sanagavarapu, who is finishing up her final semester at the University of Waterloo in Canada, was inspired by a prank from activist group FORCE, which advertised a fake line of “consent panties” from Victoria’s Secret last year. When it was clear that no existing companies were making moves to create the undies — despite obvious interest from would-be consumers on Twitter — Sanagavarapu decided to step up and do it herself.

So Feminist Style was born, and with it a debut line of consent-themed panties and briefs. The collection features different styles for both men and women, detailed with statements like “Ask first,” “Consent is sexy,” and “Only yes means yes,” mixed with messages of body positivity. Her hope is that it will encourage a more thoughtful discourse on consent and sexual boundaries.

“I think having consent panties as a real product out in the market, as actual alternatives to underwear slogans that teach that ‘no’ is a way to flirt (i.e., “No peeking”), would serve as a small step to shifting the culture around consent,” Sanagavarapu wrote to BuzzFeed.

“They aren’t meant to speak for the wearer, and they won’t stop serial rapists, but they may serve as sort of a fun way to initiate conversations about boundaries and what each person is or is not comfortable with. The main goal is to help shift the culture from one that encourages sexual objectification to one that promotes consent education.”

The underwear isn’t available for purchase just yet, but she’s launched a Kickstarter to raise enough money to make the idea a reality. Proceeds from underwear sales will in turn be used to fund feminist advertising.

“Our feminist advertising will mostly be in the form of PSAs that bring awareness to the issues that our products are targeting — so to start with they will target issues of consent and rape culture,” Sanagavarapu told us, citing videos from New Zealand’s “Who Are You?” campaign and YWCA Auckland as examples. “Anything that promotes our products directly will also be done so with models of all shapes and sizes.”

The underwear line is only the first stage for Feminist Style, and Sanagavarapu intends to expand the brand’s horizons with more varied products. But she hasn’t finalized anything just yet.

“Our mission is to ‘sell products that target sexism to promote gender equality’, so as long as we see ads and products with sexism there will always be something new for Feminist Style to do. One obvious example of a product that fits this description — which may or may not be our next product — is how the only Halloween costumes for women are all ‘sexy.’ There’s nothing wrong with any woman choosing to wear a revealing costume, but when that’s the only option available you know that something is off.”

As of this posting, she only has $13k out of $150k, with 17 days left! Tumblr, I know you want this, and we can easily do it! 

(via castielcampbell)

epic-lee:

this guy knows whats up

juicyjacqulyn:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

THIS IS LITERALLY A THING THAT HAPPENS
THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME MORE THAN ONCE THIS SUMMER
I AM NOT JOKING IN THE LEAST

Good

juicyjacqulyn:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

THIS IS LITERALLY A THING THAT HAPPENS

THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME MORE THAN ONCE THIS SUMMER

I AM NOT JOKING IN THE LEAST

Good

(Source: nhyworks, via hotspockolate)

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

I was in a city downtown and a guy started following me. I tried for almost an hour to get rid of him. I stared him blank in the face so he’d know I’d be able to identify him, pretended my friend was waiting for me by making a fake phone call, stopped in and out of stores. Put he kept creeping up behind me without saying anything. Finally I decided to ask an officer for help. His reply was “well maybe he just likes you.”

(submitted by anonymous)

ravingsbyrae:

royahie:

Piñata by Pages Matam (x)

Tumblr gets all the wins for spreading the word on so many issues that need more attention. 

(Source: emoticon1234, via cosimaniehaus721)

stars-in-the-thursday-sky:

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

Whenever the girls were getting changed for P.E. in high school, the (male) teacher always used to go into the girls changing room while we were in the middle of getting changed to tell us to hurry up. Half of us were in our underwear, and we were all about 15.

(submitted by anonymous)

My highschool PE teacher did the same thing. We’d call him out on it but he would just tell us he could do whatever he wanted.

““It’s because of your yoga pants/short dress/tight jeans/low-cut shirt” is equally idiotic. Ask any women in colder climates if cat-calling disappears in the winter when we look like the offspring of the Michelin Man and a quilted sleeping bag. The answer is no.”

5 Myths About Street Harassment (via bittersueszzz)

(via feminist-space)

(Source: liquidmeth, via hotspockolate)

(Source: diaryofanarabfeminist, via evrydayfeminism)

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

I had a guy once tell my sister to close her legs because she was distracting in her skirt. she was eight. he shamed an eight year old because he couldn’t look away.

(submitted by sagethenate)

chosenprat:

I punched a guy bc he was making rape jokes and one of the things he said was “what’s the difference between yes and no? Nothing” so I asked him if he’d care if I punched him in the face and he said yes but I did it anyway since there’s no difference between yes and no and that’s the story of how I gave someone a bloody nose

(Source: hipsterabaddon, via cosimaniehaus721)

deadsexual:

henthark:

I wonder how many rape victims have been told “I know you want it” and worked towards recovery only to have their rapist’s words spat back out at them over the radio in the form of a “sexy” pop song

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU

(via actuallylordbusiness)

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

I once had a guy tell me that it was a shame that I got a boyfriend, because he couldn’t “try and get it” anymore. I’d been telling him no for a year.

(submitted by anonymous)

Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:

Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?

And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.

Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.

Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.

The Wretched of the Earth: [TW: rape] On Rape Culture  (via ghettogwenythpaltrow)

(via reiish)

fyeahbrokebackpurgatory:

I don’t know much about this lady but her tweets are so… skeevy.

I mean, to break it down, this is basically what she’s saying in that sponge bath one:

‘Is is true that you (Castiel) [an Angel who at the time was literally insane, who was in no fit mental state to give any form of consent, an Angel in a flipping mental hospital] 

and Meg [A Demon who, over the 8 seasons has repeatedly used sex as a tool for power and control, a Demon who by her very nature of being a Demon is fundamentally a rapist because she literally has to take over, use and abuse a human’s body without their consent so she can roam free on earth] 

bonded over sponge baths in the mental hospital?’

Susan can deny it all she wants but her mention of the sponge baths is clearly a sexual one. Think about it, how many cheap ass porno’s out there involve a hot man laying in a hospital bed and his sexy nurse comes in to give him a sponge bath which results in a happy ending. Add to this the fact that she was trying to make Misha laugh, then it’s pretty clear that she was using the sponge bath trope sexually.

So what she is essentially saying is ‘did the Demon, who is fundamentally a form of rapist, give the insane Angel who couldn’t possibly consent to sexual advances, a happy ending?

(Sidenote I love Meg and her character so shh)

She just doesn’t get it. And neither does Ty Olsson, who added to the joke. People are disgusting.

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