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aiffe:

isaia:

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msmorstans:

fucoid:

Spend 7 minutes of your life watching this show on gendered marketing

This is brilliant. I specifically buy razors and shaving cream marketed to men because it’s at least 30% cheaper in the US, and yet the quality is way better. 

This is really interesting

i was at the supermarket a few months ago, looking for a new shampoo, when a man and his two kids walked past me. the father told one of the kids ‘here are the shampoos, pick one’ and the kid was like ‘NO, these are for GIRLS. we need shampoo for MEN’ and he kept walking and then called his dad ‘LOOK, here are the shampoos for MEN’ and i just like

THEY DO THE SAME FUCKING THING

the kid was like eight at least

In the bakery, saw a girl who wanted a boyish looking blue batman cupcake thing.
Mother gets irritated and goes “THAT’S NOT AN OPTION” and picks her a pink one.

Ohhhhyeah, and people get so weird about this too, like especially when I want to go clothes shopping in the WHOLE STORE and not just one gendered section. Who knows where you might find clothes you like!

I do find that often men’s products are the better value…but less so with some cosmetic things, because there ARE differences such as perfumes. (Even the clothes are treated with different scents, but those wash off.) I may not mind gray packaging, but dudes smell like ass sorry 2 say. If it’s unscented I prefer it, though.

A lot of times you’re best off thinking about what they expect that gender to get out of that product, like things tend to be more functional on the men’s side, but if it’s a very feminine-gendered product, like conditioner or yogurt, that they think is going to be a hard sell for men, the women’s version is often better, while the desperately gendered “FOR REAL MANLY MEN” is the inferior product.

Additionally! In our society, while every “FOR MEN” product is desperate gendering and trying to scrub off the girl cooties, not every product for women is! Because of the male default, “regular” products are often made for men, to the point of being usability issues for some women. For example, while the “typing with long fingernails” example is patently absurd, modern smartphones are settling into a size comfortable for most men’s hands, but too large for some women’s, leading to issues like not being able to use the camera easily. Or how a good ladies’ bicycle is differentiated not in paint job, but in having a shorter reach from seat to handlebars in relation to height. Perhaps one of the most startling cases of this is how the Oculus Rift virtual reality favors those with testosterone rather than estrogen.

People are more alike regardless of sex and gender than they are different, and a razor for removing hair should just be a razor for removing hair, this marketing is absurd and for profit, and this video is really good at pointing that out. I just wanted to add as a corollary to that that when a difference WOULD matter to a product, it’s often catered to fit the majority of men rather than the majority of women, so sometimes “for women” products are genuinely addressing a flaw in the supposed universality of the original, and it’s important both to support that, and to differentiate it from condescending, inferior products that corral women off from the default.

Note also that when I say the majority, this does not mean every man or woman, or even every cis man or woman, will find the product of their gender easier to use. While the majority of women probably are better off with women’s gloves, I always buy men’s gloves because I’m tall and have long fingers. Product gendering is always a generalization based on the perceived needs of that gender, try to get to the bottom of what the actual difference is, if any, and see which you prefer based on that. If you really do need the smaller container of Body Glide, and don’t mind paying a little more for it, that’s the one you want, even if you’re a big burly dude.

marauders4evr:

thespacegoat:

jbars:

wow and she was dead ass

Just so you guys know this is a thing started on 4chan where they would take this and just add really offensive horrible things to it (you can even see the deleted characters above the “Like” button) and for some reason this edit, as well as an edit where “she” was condoning rape, became popular. Normally I wouldn’t care but I’m pretty sure she’s like 14 and is getting bullied terribly
I creeped her facebook and here’s her newer posts on the subject:

Just so you all know!

SIGNAL BOOST

marauders4evr:

thespacegoat:

jbars:

wow and she was dead ass

Just so you guys know this is a thing started on 4chan where they would take this and just add really offensive horrible things to it (you can even see the deleted characters above the “Like” button) and for some reason this edit, as well as an edit where “she” was condoning rape, became popular. Normally I wouldn’t care but I’m pretty sure she’s like 14 and is getting bullied terribly

I creeped her facebook and here’s her newer posts on the subject:

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Just so you all know!

SIGNAL BOOST

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

black-quadrant:

every day:

  • go outside to feel the sun (5-15 minutes is recommended)
  • if there is no sun step outside and inhale fresh air
  • drink water - the more cups the better
  • listen to one song that makes you happy
  • talk to one person you like - do not hesitate to reach out
  • stretch; don’t forget about your body
  • smile in the mirror

voljins:

Hey there!
Have you had any water to drink in the last hour? Have you eaten recently? Have you taken your medication?
Stand up and streeeetch a bit!! Shake your legs and arms out.
Feel better? Great! Have a fantastic day and/or night!!

aphcutie:

destroy the idea that romantic love is the ultimate goal and replace it with accepting your faults and loving yourself for who you are 

high-zen-burg:

this is for all the girls who are big girls that don’t have a skinnier middle than their butt and thighs 

the ones whos bellies hang over their underwear

who’s waist size is thicker than their shoulders, butt, or anywhere else on their bodies

who’s boobs are bigger than their butts, they have curvy lumps on their backs, muffin tops, chicken legs, thick arms and smaller bodies, no boobs, no butt, all middle, whatever.

you’re loved too. don’t forget that.