fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress and shawl of Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, 1860’s

From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux

I’m in love. With this dress

theseeing:

2014/10/1

itstimeforfeminism:

calendar—girl:

girlsgetbusyzine:

writeswrongs:

cumaeansibyl:

coffeeandconlangs:

Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.


Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid?  Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?

1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.”  It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.  

The nail. It is hit on the head.



Like, yes.

itstimeforfeminism:

calendar—girl:

girlsgetbusyzine:

writeswrongs:

cumaeansibyl:

coffeeandconlangs:

Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.

Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid?  Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?

And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?

1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything

2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her

3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.”  It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.  

The nail. It is hit on the head.

Like, yes.

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thestoutorialist:

deducecanoe:

edwardspoonhands:

moeranda:

itseliberg33:

can she just get an award or something

I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.

So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.

I still can’t believe her mom helped. I would be like no I am not helping you wear fruit and nothing else on YouTube.

I’m pretty sure my mom would help but she would grumble the entire time

Brillant !!

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sayiku:

sailormichelle:

hey everyone !So my mom’s been feeling really down lately and i’m really hoping you guys can help me try to make her feel better.
She cosplays the cabbage merchant from avatar and she’s often self conscious about leaving the hotel room at cons, so i’m hoping you can help me make her popular on tumblr. she’s really cute and sweet and she worked so hard on this cosplay! she even carries around real cabbages please give her love ok

SHE’S PERFECT


Love!

sayiku:

sailormichelle:

hey everyone !
So my mom’s been feeling really down lately and i’m really hoping you guys can help me try to make her feel better.

She cosplays the cabbage merchant from avatar and she’s often self conscious about leaving the hotel room at cons, so i’m hoping you can help me make her popular on tumblr. she’s really cute and sweet and she worked so hard on this cosplay! she even carries around real cabbages please give her love ok

SHE’S PERFECT

Love!

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Cancer and how to support your friends

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/07/25/cannabis-cannabinoids-and-cancer-the-evidence-so-far/

My mom has extensive lung cancer. Her recent surgery to remove the tumor in her brain has gone well.
The next step will be to explore treatment options and see how much further her lung cancer has spread.
This is her third bout of cancer in four years. She has lost her womb, ovaries and bladder so far.
I know that when people suggest alternative treatments they mean well. But I find very painful. They keep saying things like “try hemp it cured my friends cancer.” I do understand they’re trying to give me hope. I get that they Really don’t know what else to say.

I do understand that. At the same time please be considerate. We really care and are trying our best. We also need to be prepared. I know they don’t really think that we aren’t trying.

If you want to support someone whose parents or loved ones are terminal, bring them food, listen to them. Give them space if they need it. Ask what they need. There are many things you can do to help.

Try to refrain from suggesting that they are not doing enough to help their loved one. If they seem grim maybe they are trying to be realistic in order to prepare themselves.

There’s a line between supportive and judgemental.

Allow your friend to feel whatever they need to in order to get through this.
Our need as a society to always stay positive has not allowed us to grieve when we need to.

Some people like to stay very positive right until the end. It’s how they cope. I respect that.
But I think we have to offer a wider variety of acceptable emotions.

For me I find it easier to accept that there’s a good chance she won’t make it past six months. It helps me prepare.

Of Course I want my mom to live. Pretending optimism that I don’t have is exhausting. And I would only be doing it to benefit society in general and a few friends and family.

I work very hard to stay upbeat in front of mother I’m not an insensitive jerk.

But doing that takes all of my energy. I can’t fake it for you to make you feel better. If you don’t know what to say then just say you’re sorry to hear that and that’s it. I’m too tired to really care whether you’re upset or not. This is taking all of my energy.

If you know someone who is supporting someone through a terminal illness I hope this helps you understand them better.

fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress, 1880’s
From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

Nice

fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress, 1880’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

Nice

evawilsonart:

evascurvycloset:

Modcloth is having a spring Style Gallery contest, so I took the chance to do an outfit of the day photoshoot. Finally some pics that AREN’T from the phone! 

This teal polka dot dress is one of my absolute favorites!! It’s a little short for my personal taste, but I just look so… GOOD in it!! 

I had a lot of fun, even though it distracted me from doing any schoolwork… guess I’ll have to work double time!

I don’t often feel good about my body image… but in this photoshoot… I’m rocking it!

You ArE rocking it!!

meag-an:

thoselonelyeyes:

think about what your dog would say to you if he knew how much you hated yourself

this just changed my life

Or cat. Or child.

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fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress ca. 1871

From the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Love purple.