A collection of funny shit I've thought was funny enough to reblog. I'm into Minecraft, Homestuck, internet culture, and things that are generally funny or interesting..
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
While I’ve never really opposed the idea that media supports and presents a skewed, impossibly “perfect” image of women, this comic did point out the issue in a unique way:
People generally don’t really see the average naked woman, do they?
This comic demonstrates the importance of women getting a broader sense of body image, but it’s also important for men. Especially single males, who I’d imagine constitute a large percentage of the population that don’t consider media perception of body image to be that big of a problem (eg. Noelle’s brother). It’s not like they’d find a broader view in mainstream porn, which also glamorizes a very narrow concept of attractiveness.
I don’t mean to skew the intentions of the comic (which are damn good) or present this as a men’s issue, but it’s important to broadening society’s understanding of body image.
I know I shouldn’t be upset about a website, but it does bother me to see Tumblr predominantly popularize (through reblogging) the social justice posts that are hostile, publicly shaming, and tearing into counterarguments, whether or not such attitude is appropriate. It not only sends the message that Tumblr is *not* a place to discuss different perspectives and views, but the hostility actively fends off the inclusion of those with different views. The enormous amount of notes on each hostile post sends the message that this is accepted, that this is normal.
The result is a secluded group of like-minded people that breeds more and more extremist views.
This ain’t a scene it’s a goddamn
This is the stupidest thing I’ve laughed at today.