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NO PORN BLOGS ARE TO FOLLOW ME. YOU WILL BE BLOCKED AND REPORTED.

SN: Tumblr, remove the post limit

I honestly don’t know what English people mean when they say my second cousin once removed on my mothers side. What the hell does once removed even mean???

Like, English culture is completely removed from the rest of the world cause I certainly don’t have that in my family!

Posted on December 5 with 1 note at 10:52 pm


	The Facebook page for Hey Girl, Did You Know.

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Many of the insulting memes are compiled on a Facebook page, “Hey Girls, Did You Know?” which boasts over 40,000 “Likes.”

“Slut-shaming,” a disturbing trend in which teens harshly criticize each other’s body types and style, continues to sweep the Internet. And this time, it’s in meme-form.

Young girls, and increasingly boys, have taken to creating memes on Tumblr and Facebook to offer mock – and often insulting – advice to their peers, Buzzfeed reported. 

“Hey Girls. Did you know? That you spread Nutella…Not your legs,” reads one such viral post.

The memes, most containing the phrase “Hey Girls, Did You Know?” took off in June 2012, when Tumblr user officialsabrina_xo uploaded a picture poking fun at the slew of cleavage photos on the Internet, according to Know Your Meme.

The picture includes images of a young girl, with the caption: “Girls, did you know, that uhm, your boobs go inside your shirt?”

The photo was quickly taken down, but Tumblr users had already begun reblogging it.

CYBER-BULLYING, SOCIAL MEDIA BLAMED AFTER FLORIDA TEEN COMMITS SUICIDE

The image inspired a series of copycats, which are compiled on the Facebook page “Hey Girl, Did You Know?” which has nearly 40,000 “Likes.”

The messages in the pictures range from hurtful (“Girls, did you know? That uhm, your boobs…Oh wait, you don’t have any”) to positive (“Hey girls, did you know that uhmm…Your boobs…can go wherever they want….because it’s your body.)

The new trend has reignited concerns over adolescent cyber bullying – and has raised questions about the legality of such public shaming.

“Everyone thinks they can do anything they feel like doing online. They can’t,” Internet privacy security lawyer Parry Aftab told ABC News.

CYBER-GRACIOUSNESS? NEW CRAZE IN FACEBOOK PAGES ALLOWS USERS TO ANONYMOUSLY POST COMPLIMENTS ABOUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS

"Free speech has its limits. If you defame somebody and you harass somebody, if you target them – that may be against the law."

Teenager Sarah Mays, however, doesn’t seem to take the memes that seriously.

"To be bashing somebody else, that means that you have your own insecurities that you’re dealing with, so you take them out on other people," the 16-year-old said.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/adolescents-memes-cyber-bully-article-1.1235246#ixzz2O7pbxLbT

Posted on March 21 with 1 note at 10:24 am

The New Statesman's senior geek misogyny reporter on the pictures of Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson.

Photograph: Sony Pictures
Photograph: Sony Pictures

Yesterday, Sony Pictures released the first official images of Andrew Garfield’s new costume in Amazing Spider-Man, and soon after, shots of the Garfield in action in and out of costume leaked.

Much discussion ensued about the changes made to the new costume, with these comments from Bleeding Cool a pretty representative cross-section:

As I said in the other thread about his lovely big new white Bagley eyes, I reckon that a lot of the changes Amazing made were not for the sake of making Spidey look better, or to make a better film, but changes that simply had to be made out of necessity in order to just make it so that the film was DIFFERENT from the Raimi movies. Now that that’s done, it certainly looks like they’ve wound things back to a… well, a frankly astonishing level of comic-accuracy.

Impressive how the eyes changed the overall appearance.                        

This suit honestly couldn’t look any worse to me. Every picture makes me less and less excited for this movie.

(I’m picking Bleeding Cool's comments as a vaguely representative example of geeky commenters)

Later that day, more paparazzi pics were revealed, of Shailene Woodley, the new Mary Jane Watson, on her way to the set. She doesn’t seem to be in costume, beyond having MJ’s famous red hair, and she’s not made-up or professionally lit either.

So what did commenters think of Woodley?

Ew she’s disgusting. They’re spitting on comic books by making an ugly Mary Jane.                              

It’s pretty clear that Gwen would have to die for that girl to have a chance with Peter.                              

Tiger, looks like you didn’t hit the jackpot!                                                                           

I mean she’s kinda plain and dumpy.                                                            

a quick google shows an average looking girl with makeup at best. You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig.

it must be exceedingly difficult to find a gorgeous girl in Hollywood since they have now failed in two attempts at MJ (Dunst looking good enough in the first one i guess, but deteriorating rapidly in 2 and 3).

There’s actually 28 pages of people arguing whether Woodley is hot or not, seven times as many as there are talking about the new costume. (Although, like all comment threads, they go off-the-rails after a while. Flicking through, there’s an intense argument over whether the phrase “lipstick on a pig” is sexist, and a fair amount of discussion about porn.)

That was nothing particular to Bleeding Cool — it was the same everywhere. Den of Geek's editor Simon Brew made the admirable decision to take down their post with the shots, writing:

For Den Of Geek - and I’m not saying we have a perfect track record here - can we try and have a conversation over someone’s suitability for a role, rather than judging how they look when a photographer took a quick snap? 

I say this as a proudly ugly man, who hated the school playground beauty competitions that most of us have to go through.

People, follow this man’s lead. Comics culture needs to get better in its treatment of women, and fast. Currently it seems to be on a downward trend.

Posted on March 21 with 1 note at 10:03 am

Here is what Alex Bilmes, the editor of Esquire UK, said at a panel discussion on feminism in the media (LOL) yesterday: “The women that we feature in the magazine are ornamental. That is how we see them.”

Alex Bilmes keeps it so very, very real.

"I could lie to you and say they’re interested in their brains as well, but on the whole, we’re not," he said. "They’re there to be beautiful objects. They’re objectified."

Esquire editor Alex Bilmes is too honest for weak people to handle.

"There are certain times when we just want to look at them cause they’re sexy," he said. "One of the things men like is picture of pretty girls. So we provide them with pictures of pretty girls. And those pretty girls, for that purpose, they are ornamental. We also provide them with pictures of cool cars, or whatever. It’s a thing that you might want to look at."

Alex Bilmes is telling the deep truths that only an Esquire man is secure enough to share.

"We’re at least, or possibly more, ethnically diverse [than other magazines]. More shape-diverse," he said. "We also have older women. Not really old, but in their 40s… Cameron Diaz was on the cover three issues ago. She’s in her 40s."

Esquire Magazine UK is a staunch ally to feminists. You might consider blowing Alex Bilmes, ladies. Or at least sending him some pretty pictures. He’s on your side.

Posted on March 21 with 3 notes at 9:41 am
ontopofyou:

walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese style bride

The whiteness hurts my eyes.
Posted on January 16 with 49 notes at 5:57 pm
ontopofyou:

walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese bride

Because sexualising a culture and adding your alterations is so…. typical.
“But I’m showing appreciation in my own way!”
Posted on January 16 with 201 notes at 5:57 pm
ontopofyou:

walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese style bride

Women of col- I’m sorry what?
 “Don’t get all offensive! Get over it, it’s only fashion. Duh.”
Posted on January 16 with 72 notes at 5:11 pm
walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese style bride

The whiteness hurts my eyes.
Posted on January 16 with 49 notes at 1:48 am
walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese style bride

Women of col- I’m sorry what?
 “Don’t get all offensive! Get over it, it’s only fashion. Duh.”
Posted on January 16 with 72 notes at 1:48 am
walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese bride

Because sexualising a culture and adding your alterations is so…. typical.
"But I’m showing appreciation in my own way!"
Posted on January 16 with 201 notes at 1:46 am
walkingthruafog:

walkingthruafog:
Japanese style bride

I call this one: white washing… get it?
White… washing.
Hahaha because distorting a culture, you know, whateva.
Posted on January 16 with 59 notes at 1:45 am
1920’s
Posted on March 4 with 2 notes at 1:03 am
Beautiful black eyes
Posted on November 16 with 10 notes at 12:21 pm
Style and beauty…
Posted on August 20 with 4 notes at 6:12 pm
Posted on August 20 with 4 notes at 6:07 pm