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writebeautiful:

Why read the book “Everyday Sexism” by Laura Bates? I challenge any woman to read it and not find within it a part of herself. “It was just another week of little pin pricks”, Laura opens, “but as I trudged home I started for the first time to really think about how many of these little incidents I was just putting up with from day to day”
Read the article HERE

writebeautiful:

Why read the book “Everyday Sexism” by Laura Bates? I challenge any woman to read it and not find within it a part of herself. “It was just another week of little pin pricks”, Laura opens, “but as I trudged home I started for the first time to really think about how many of these little incidents I was just putting up with from day to day”

Read the article HERE

— 5 hours ago with 3 notes

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sakura-rose12:

zooophagous:

Oh Jesus Christ

holy shit

I am happy now

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diariesofaglaswegianoddity:

ayeforscotland:

Apparently only No voters can love their families. Seems like Better Together really are taking patronising lady everywhere.

I like quesidillas, I’m voting Yes. That’s how relevant that fucking advertisement is. Go fuck yourself Better Together. 

diariesofaglaswegianoddity:

ayeforscotland:

Apparently only No voters can love their families. Seems like Better Together really are taking patronising lady everywhere.

I like quesidillas, I’m voting Yes. That’s how relevant that fucking advertisement is. Go fuck yourself Better Together. 

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— 6 hours ago with 33 notes
yesscotland:

SCA presents A Night for Scotland #VoteYesConcert #Indyref
Tickets on Sale Now : http://voteY.ES/Concert http://ift.tt/1nkYWQE

yesscotland:

SCA presents A Night for Scotland #VoteYesConcert #Indyref

Tickets on Sale Now : http://voteY.ES/Concert http://ift.tt/1nkYWQE

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— 6 hours ago with 11 notes

oliviawhen:

First half of the doodles done tonight on livestream! Thank you SO MUCH everyone who sent in doodles!! THEY’RE ALL SO NICE. I’ll spend tomorrow working on the rest!

For now (unless you talked to me) art trades are officially closed.

I’ve loveedd everyone’s drawings, even (especially) the wrong-handed/blindfolded ones. A lot of the requests also made me laugh. It’s been so cool talking and getting to know some of you! You’re all super sweet.

65pinkroses, fanpro1003, mckayfelt,
belle-woods, mollfairhurst, stitchworks
pandakong, skejet, miss-sundance
alexas-adventures, mistdeer ,theevilteaspoon
chimeradeimos, ryu-no-musuko, aarlert

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The Woman Who Had Her Mind Up For Her By Men →

stevenmcbrien:

Hear ye, hear ye! I want each and every woman who reads this blog, regardless of nationality, to watch this. I want you all to see exactly what kind of campaign “No Thanks” actually is. Because when Better Together finally hit rock bottom, what do they do? That’s right: they proceed to unveil…

— 1 day ago with 3 notes
eschergirls:


maplepoutine submitted:






This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

eschergirls:

This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

— 1 day ago with 1465 notes