I love the way Kaneoya Sachiko draws men. She flips the gender roles: men are the “softer sex” in her work; they’re always being taken advantage of by (literally) animalistic women. They’re physically smaller than the women, less muscular, easily subdued by the women. The men in her work are simply sex objects for the women to (sometimes literally) devour. The men are the damsels in distress in her work.
Check out her full gallery here
I have just ordered this mane hat for my cat and I have absolutely no regrets.
I saw this earlier today and tried myself and FB allowed me to get married with my sister.
I am really repulsed by this judgy, jingoistic new trend in calling food “clean”. Browsing Pinterest I saw a recipe for “Clean banana bread: with honey and applesauce instead of oil and sugar!” Prevention.com has an awards slideshow of the “100 Cleanest Packaged Foods”, which includes products like Stonyfield Greek Yogurt, about which the ad copy bleats, “it has just one ingredient. Now that’s clean”. Not a word choice I would use for a food that’s produced through bacterial fermentation.
Which is my point: it seems like a significant disconnect, the construction of Clean Food with no real concept of the realities of how your food works — and yet another way to make healthier food options into an issue of class, wealth, and morality. Calling foods that aren’t highly processed “clean” immediately renders other foods “dirty”, and the people who eat them dirty by extension.
Most of the clean items on the slideshow are pretty damn expensive, and you can only get them in certain stores; I say this as a Canadian with easy access to a car and multiple specialty groceries. Hell, I say this as a Canadian who, like many ordinary people, has already made an effort to simplify and streamline her diet to cut out more processed foods, within the confines of her budget and energy.
And all of this, of course, is before you even look at the fact that “clean eating” is touted as part of a fitness regime to help lose weight. Because being fat — like being poor, like eating foods that are part of your culture and include oil and eggs and sugar — is the same as being dirty. And clean eating will cure you of being dirty.
I mean, to me, “clean eating” means food security. It means you had access to safe water and food ingredients, somewhere adequate for food preparation, something clean to eat your meal off of. It doesn’t mean stuff that costs you way too much at Whole Foods, but will make you slim, sanitized, and superior to all those fat poor people eating their dirty food.
Reblogging for commentary.
Rank-ordering foods on a moral/orthdox scale is seriously problematic.
Know that constitutes healthy food? Food that provides you with nutrition in the form of accessible calories and doesn’t rip up your digestive system (subjective to individuals! Some foods are perfectly health for some people and unhealthy for others!) or cause you to have cancer (Carcinogenic ingredients should be banned at the processing level so that they’re not IN processed foods). That is healthy food. Butter pound cake with cream cheese frosting is healthy food. A chunk of flank steak smothered in whiskey and honey is healthy food. A giant bowl of chili is healthy food (with or without beans in it!). Duck fat melted into a pile of rosemary-infused mashed potatoes is healthy food. The overwhelming majority of foods that haven’t been utterly fucked with through super-refinement and chemical amendment are, by the grace of four billion years of evolution, HEALTHY FOOD.
Boiling a slice of potato in oil does not render it unhealthy.
And even when foods are unarguably unhealthy and cause the people who eat them to be ill?
EATING THEM IS NOT A MORAL CONCERN. YOU ARE NOT A BAD PERSON IF YOU EAT UNHEALTHY FOOD, REGARDLESS OF WHY YOU DO IT.
Healthiness is not a moral choice. You are allowed to make decisions in the full knowledge that they are unhealthy, because your body and your life are your own. It can get dicey if your health choices legitimately cause harm to others (I.E. cause you to neglect or abuse other people for whom you are responsible like children or elders) but if that’s off the table? YOUR CHOICES ARE YOUR OWN. And in any case whatosever:
YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO BE OR STAY HEALTHY.
Sure, health is nice. Many people choose to pursue it. Longevity is nice. Many people choose to pursue that. But they are not the only legitimate choices on earth, nor are they inherently better than making other life choices that counteract or sacrifice the above.
If you tell me that eating all-butter pound cake will make me die at 50, whereas not eating that cake will allow me to live to 100, my choice becomes
A fifty-year life with cake
A hundred year life without
And know what? If I decide that fifty years of delicious cake is a worthwhile endeavor and a well-spent life, one I’d prefer to a cakeless life no matter how long? THAT’S MY CHOICE. IT IS PERFECTLY VALID.
(Note: Any civilization that is not attempting with all of its effort to ensure that every single person in it can CHOOSE healthy food if they want it is a piss-poor civilization in need of serious overhaul. Being poor should not mean being REQUIRED to eat unhealthy food to survive.)
On the same note and specifically concerning the article above, and pointing out how absurd it is?
Know what CLEAN food is?
FOOD YOU WASHED.
My home-grown organic veggies, which are super-nutritious and ‘wholesome’, grow out of a pile of composted horse shit, dead fish, and vegetation, in a soil that’s chock full of fungal mycelium and microorganisms and insects. They come into my house absolutely swimming with bacteria, fungal spores, etc. Then I spray them down with some nice 1:20 bleach solution and give them a good rinse and they become clean. That’s what clean means.
Purity and Danger by Mary Douglas, a book about anthropology, to try to come to grips with this phenomenon.
I really needed to come across this today.
I agree with most of this, I don’t think jingoistic is the right term to use there? Is it really extreme patriotism to eat “clean” foods?
Also I am adding the note that cleaning your vegetables with bleach sounds like a REALLY BAD IDEA even if it’s a very mild bleach solution and you know that the vegetables have been grown in a pile of shit. Generally just scrubbing under water should be fine.
I’ve probably heard of a clean eating thing before, but it tends to only be around January (because everyone totes needs to get rid of all of that nasty excess you do around new year/christmas like magazines and shop windows tell you to).
I thought it was just called cutting out the additives or something? Which sounds better anyway. Personally I also think it’s dumb when people talk about “ooh this thing has no E numbers!”
btw gold has an E number and vinegar is E260
and parmesan cheese contains crystals of MSG, but you don’t ever see people complain about italian food
personally I think the worst thing to have to digest is assholes trying to shame people for eating one type of food or the other :V (no matter how much rollmops disgust me, other people can still eat them wherever they want)
what the hell kind of person bleaches food
otherwise, all of this
Well, bbleaching veggies is not weird. It’s probably a good idea especially in warm weathers, because scrubbing under the water won’t get rid of certain bacteria and parasites. I don’t understand why people are so surprised.
About the rest? WTF? Why are eggs seen as bad/unclean now?
Cutting hair short “just because” and changing hairstyles frequently is a sign of fickleness, and that is inherently unattractive. That’s why short hair is often seen on little girls and little teenage hipster chicks and riotgrrl punx because they haven’t matured to be able to take care of their own appearance.
Something as simple and easy as having long, flowing, beautiful and sexy hair is a sign of integrity and being able to stick to one thing for quite a while, something that most people lack in this day and age. It’s a sign of maturity and adulthood.
There’s also something really sensual about long, untamed, naturally grown hair. Seeing it is like an instant connection to nature and earthiness and humanness, if you’re into that spiritual hippie stuff. I am, if only a little bit.
Now I’m not saying that a sexy girl can’t look sexy with short hair (because she’s already sexy regardless), but I think a woman looks like a woman when she has long hair. Long hair is a signifier of maturity and womanliness.
Fittingly titled - Wear it long, wear it strong
Found via Eolake Stobblehouse
, a piece in which New York Times contributor Dominique Browning asks why only aging hippie chicks are allowed to have long hair
I have long hair. I’m not talking about long enough to brush gently on my shoulder – when I tilt my head. I’m not talking about being a couple of weeks late to the hairdresser. I’m talking long. Long enough for a ponytail with swing to it. Long enough to sit against when I’m in a chair. Long enough to have to lift it up out of the sweater I’m pulling over my head. Long enough to braid.
No one seems to have any problems when a woman of a certain age cuts her hair off. It is considered the appropriate thing to do, as if being shorn is a way of releasing oneself from the locks of the past. I can see the appeal, and have, at times in my life, gone that route. Some women want to wash the men (or jobs) right out of their hair. Others of us have to have at them with scissors. Again, I do not judge. Go right ahead, be a 60-year-old pixie.
She runs down a list of arguments against long hair, but this one in particular caught my eye:
MEN LIKE LONG HAIR. Wait. You say that like it’s a bad thing? Long hair is archetypal. And everyone knows that archetypes are all tangled up with desire.There’s a reason mermaids, Selkies and witches have long hair. Ballerinas, too. We all know Rapunzel’s tale, how she sat at the top of her lonely tower, her long hair hanging out the window, until finally, a prince climbed its ropy length to rescue her. Or impregnate her, depending on which version you read. Either way, it worked.
Men like to play with women’s long hair. They like to run their fingers through heavy tresses. They like to loosen tight braids. They like it when long hair tents over their faces during soulful kisses. The long of it is that long hair is sexy. (So is short hair, of course, but in a different way, and we’re not making that case – yet.) The short of it is that long hair means there is always, at least, hope.
Yep, that’s right ladies, cut that hair! It’s a pain to maintain, after all. Then watch as your husband or boyfriend heads straight to the porn.
I’m a staunch advocate of (almost) all women wearing their hair long. Why? Because I’m a man, and I like having attractive women in my visage. And really, only black, French, and black French women can pull off the short hair thing. The rest of you ladies look like half-assed lesbians. In fact, you KNOW you look like half-assed lesbians, which is why you encourage each other to shed your hair – to cripple the competition. So sayeth Joseph Dantes in this worthwhile post on the subject:
When a girl cuts her hair short, she becomes less attractive to men. She feels that this handicap qualifies her ego and makes her more individualistic. [[see Fuck Yeah Girls With Short Hair - ED.]] Since the other girls benefit by her movement away from competing for men and towards female solidarity, they lavish her with praise for handicapping herself.
Viva la revolucion de belleza!
I used to have hair down to my thighs. It took literally half an hour to dry that much hair just so I don’t have headaches.
UNTIL I BECAME A GROWN ASS WOMAN WITH GROWN ASS PROBLEMS. Do you know when I cut my hair? Whenever I’m busy with life trying to finish my education and start a career and don’t have time to waste half an hour a day to meet the societal standard of what a girl ought to look like.
Like why are we even arguing this? As if young girls don’t spend enough time and energy already to mold themselves to a certain image for the visual pleasure of men? I do what I want with my hair and body, if you think men would rather look at porn than a woman with her own life and ambitions then gtfo of this planet.
//keysmashes in anger
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
As someone who’s spent 90% of her life with ass-length hair and relatively recently cut about a meter off of it, my fists are itching to punch someone in the face.
“Yep, that’s right ladies, cut that hair! It’s a pain to maintain, after all. Then watch as your husband or boyfriend heads straight to the porn.”
This has genuinely got to be one of the most deeply pathetic things I’ve read all week. Month, probs. Her watching you head straight for the porn? Her dumping your ass seems far more likely. But that would be operating under the near-impossible assumption that there’d be a woman voluntarily coming within five feet of you in the first place.
Cutting off a significant part of my hair for the first time since I can remember felt freeing as all fuck. Because of my fibro I couldn’t blow-dry my long hair anymore, so that being an option again was great. WAY less hair dye required, too. Not to mention that now that it’s grown out a little, if I wash & air-dry it a certain way, I look a bit like the Black fucking Widow. Which is always a nice perk.
So kindly get fucked. (oh wait, no self-respecting woman would look twice at trash like you. Ah well, right hand it is, then.)
forever laughing at the poor souls that think wearing long hair will stop your bf from watching porn (also, wtf, let them enjoy a bit of porn,what’s the problem?)
You know what? I do think lots of men (that not all) prefer girls with long hair, but fuck that shit, who cares, if a man likes you just for the lenght of your hair, then you should remind him he’ll probably end bald in a few years.
omg, there are dumb posts, and then there’s this.
A 14 years old boy got beaten half dead by his stepfather. His only fault was this that he tried to protect his little sister from being raped. Now he’s struggling for his life, but doctors say he won’t make it without a surgery. His mother doesn’t have money to pay it.tumblr donates 45cents for every sharing or reposing.
Please Verify, Don’t Ignore thinking It To be FAKE
(Mother’s Number Not Disclosed For Security Reasons)
Doctor’s Contact Number: +91 20 6721 3400
Hospital Name: Sahyadri Hospital
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this won’t make your blog look ugly. have a heart now
this should have more notes
Please go save a life
I try so hard to have faith in the world but these people make me sick.
I don’t even believe in this stuff but this is just
this is true shit
save this kid’s life.
omg look i know i have a personal blog but this blog has WAY more followers than mine.
save this kids life by reblogging
Please reblog this. It only takes a moment of your time and I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t lie about this actually helping.
I don’t understand why Tumblr needs me to share and like in order to donate. If it has the money, what difference do notes make? I don’t get it (and would like to know, I’m curious), but anyway, this is a horrible story and if notes help, then why not.
Because “all this healthy food” is expensive as hell. Does anyone who posts and re-posts these graphics stop to think about costs? Access to a grocery store?
Nope. They think food deserts are a myth. They have no idea how fucking expensive fresh fruit is. I mean — fuck’s sake, that bowl of fruit costs more than the burger and fries!
As a current employee in a grocery store, I can very loudly and affirmatively second the cost of that bowl of fruit. Never mind the chicken, the wheat wrap/tortillas, the fancy-ass tomatoes, the avocados and guacamole…
This is exactly what we went over in our sustainability class last semester. It’s easy for upper-middle class people to say “why don’t you just eat healthier” because they can afford to eat healthier. Being cheap and relatively convenient is the basis of how fast food succeeds economically, and that’s exactly why it’s the only feasible choice for a lot of people.
not to mention the amount of TIME it takes to prepare food. tons of people have school or work or both that eats up a shit ton of their time and really don’t have that option of spending a lot of time when they get back home to cook.
Not to mention the inherent assumption that people have ready access to a CAR to get to the store, TIME off of work to GO to the store, TIME off of work to clean up after the meal, AND an already established kitchen that is stocked enough to prepare that meal.
Basically the whole “why don’t you just eat healthy” argument is CLASSIST as fuck.
This is ridiculous. It absolutely costs more to eat out. Even 3 cheap fast food meals a day can cost $15 to $30 or more a day… That would be at the very least $450 a month for 1 person to eat out every meal. I can easily spend $200-$250 a month on healthy food… And not be lacking anything.
How the hell is it ever cheaper to eat out? That’s just a stupid cop out excuse for people to continue slowly ruining their bodies, and feel better about it. It’s bullshit.
I’m not buying it.
The problem is, not everyone can afford 3 meals a day. When you are living in poverty, food is almost always where financial cuts are made. To buy all that fresh healthy food, you have to have that $50-$60 (and that’s if it’s just you and you’re not supporting anyone) all at once to buy all the stuff to prepare a handful of meals. If you’re living with only a few extra dollars a day for food, you buy the cheapest thing you can, that will also give you the most amount of food (like a $5 meal from a fast food restaurant). Additionally, as previously mentioned, there are people who live without the time or ability to go to the store prepare a meal, etc. Some people would literally starve to death without fast food.
Time is a complete cop out in my eyes. You can make time for anything if its important to you. If you all of a sudden found yourself faced with an illness that you had to set aside 2 hours a day for treatment for… Would you find the time? Absolutely. So if you need to find the time to keep yourself healthy, and you really want to do it badly enough, you will.
As for the cost of food, I’m still not seeing in any way how eating out is cheaper… And I am actually going to make it a point to disprove this with actual facts by the weekend.. It legit doesn’t make any sense to me.
Like just a breakfast sandwich at McDonald’s for instance is like $3.50… But you can buy a carton of eggs for less than $3… And a bag of 6 English muffins for about $3… And I’m sure a cheese slice on its own is worth probably $0.25 or less… So you could make six breakfast sandwiches for say $7.50… Making them like $1.25 each.
Or bread is $2.00… Lunch meat you can get enough for say 6 sandwiches for $6.00… Lettuce is like $1.50 for a head… Tomatoes are like $2.00ish for 3… Now you’ve got 6 sandwiches for $11.50. Making them under $2 each. Throw an apple in there for another $1… And a yogurt for another $1… Drink some water instead of pop… And you’ve got a $4 lunch… Or you could just get a $7 meal at McDonald’s… And kill yourself slowly. Whatever works.
People will use every excuse they can get their hands on, but the bottom line is if you want something badly enough, you’ll make it happen.
Fast food has become ridiculously cheaper thanks to value meals and dollar menus. If you have $4 a day for food, you can go to the dollar menu and buy an entire meal for that price, including tax. You can’t buy an entire meal for $4 at the grocery store, you can buy like a piece of fruit and a bottle of water. If that’s all you have for the day, you’re not going to sustain yourself on ~100 calories worth of food; you’d pass out before you got out of the grocery store parking lot. You’re going to buy the most calories at the lowest price (at least ~1000). Calories equals energy. Energy to go and move and go to work and keep struggling to survive.
The problem with your analogy is that it requires you to have at least $15 in hand to go buy all that stuff. That is impossible for some people. Yeah, it works out to be cheaper in the long run to buy everything and make it ahead of time and have 10 breakfast sandwiches made from home, but if you don’t have a home/kitchen/gas/electricity, have no transportation to go to the store, and/or don’t have enough money to buy all the ingredients to make such a thing, you’re going to turn to other sources for food. There’s a McDonalds on every block. You can’t say that about grocery stores.
The convenience factor of these types of restaurants is a crucial part of their business model. They understand that time is crucial for many people, especially working adults and families. A lot of people work more than one job. A lot of people commute for several hours to their job. A lot of people can barely find time to sleep, not to mention cook a healthy meal for themselves and their families. You really can’t say that time is a cop out, until you yourself are struggling to find time to do the myriad of things human beings do day in and day out just to survive. Yeah, you might be able to find time to cook, but not everyone can. And you mention illness. Do you know how many people go to work and have to keep pretending like they’re not sick, despite being sick? There are countless studies that site astronomical numbers of people, way more than you’d expect, working despite being really fucking sick. I myself have found myself debating numerous times either staying home sick and giving myself the time I need to rest, or going to work, because I don’t get paid time off. Time is a commodity, which is just as valuable as money.
I’m also really not a fan of saying “if you want something bad enough, you can make it happen.” I live in a big ass city. I see poor and homeless people, every day, wanting with every fiber of their being to be fed, to have a roof over their heads, to be safe, to be seen and treated as a human being, but more often then not they’re just cold, hungry, and tired. Try telling them that they must not want those things badly enough.
Steph is great.
I don’t understand why people have such a hard time with this. I can get a burger, fries and a large coke from McDonald’s for $3 or less, but fresh produce? Nah not in my neck of the woods. That’s not to say that I don’t still try to buy healthy food, but it does serious damage to my bank account, and sometimes I just can’t manage it if I actually want to, ya know, pay bills and such. It’s so easy to just say, oh you can eat healthy if you really want to, but in practice, for people who are struggling through life, it’s not even close to being that simple.
I don’t live in a food desert, but I work until 10:30pm most nights (if not later) and takes me about an hour to get home. Guess which one of these is easier AND cheaper for me?
Exactly how is food from the store supposed to be cheaper for a meal than fast food? I see chicken in that pic at the bottom. And plenty of veggies. Looks yummy, also looks so damned expensive I want to pop someone for suggesting it is cheaper to eat that than Mickey D’s. A value meal at Mickey D’s is what $5 or $6 right? Well, here in my city (Chicago) chicken is running a little higher than that:
There are two chicken breasts in that pack. I snapped the pic precisely because that price was attached to two pieces of chicken. Now, kindly stop lying to people about what food costs.
You can make time for anything if its important to you.
ugh, go away. no non-middleclass person has ever made this argument. this is practically the modern-day equivalent of LET THEM EAT CAKE, ffs. maybe someone works a 12h workday, which is not unusual for people who are not salaried 9-5 workers. maybe on top of that they have a 2h commute each way. jesus fuckng christ, i know people who end up scheduled for double shifts such that the sole amount of time they have away from their place of employment is 6 hours. so in 6 hours they have to travel back and forth from work to their homes and actually get some fucking sleep so they don’t injure themselves on the job, because it’s not like they have any fucking health insurance to speak of. are you really so ignorant that you can’t understand being forced to prioritize by eating something that doesn’t require an hour or more of prep time?
FYI, I bought a half pound of grapes last week and it cost me $6. FOR A HALF POUND OF GRAPES. I really shouldn’t have bought them because I live off of VERY little, but I indulged. I indulged in GRAPES.
The responses to this post went in a completely different (but completely understandable and laudable) direction than I expected. Even living on my own very tight budget, it’s hard to squeeze out coin for things that may go bad before I get a chance to finish them off.
But my first reaction to the question? “Because that burger is tasty as fuck.”
yeah, just adding my obvious two cents here…
Coming from a fairly well-off family, we have the opportunity, if we ever feel like it, to go to, say, Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to buy food. Now, I don’t know how much better for you actually “organic” food is (that’s another discussion entirely), but all I can say is that prices at “organic” (and thus supposed “healthy”) stores are much, much higher than at places I could shop at on the south side of chicago (which are places like walgreens and small produce stores). Even as somebody who has the money to pay for “organic” food, I think the prices are utterly ridiculous. Nobody working minimum wage is going to be able to afford to shop at those kinds of stores. Healthy eating, and health itself, is indeed a privilege - which is quite sad, because the very people who cannot afford healthier foods also tend to be the ones who cannot afford healthcare. It’s a pretty fucked-up system.
Wow. How the hell is fresh food that expensive for you guys? I’m a poor as fuck art student and I still manage to eat healthy food everyday… well, okay, not as well as THAT at every meal but cmon if you’re not Gargantua you can perfectly eat correctly for a cheap price. Just learn where and what to buy.
I’m gonna say this may be a cultural thing, where there’s a difference between America and other countries. Here, in Spain, I have no doubt going to a fast food place is more expensive, not because there aren’t cheap or dollar menus, they do exist, but because veggies and fresh fruit is more affordable, perhaps.
Of course, MacDonalds and ther fast food chains are the cheapest place to go eat out, but it’s still like 10x more expensive than eating at home, buying fresh food, etc.
I couldn’t afford to eat from fast food restaurants on a daily basis, though , or even most days of the week. It’s soemthing I can do, maybe, once a week, twice. So maybe I’m really poor or fast food is more expensive here, i don’t know.
This cat looks like it was sculpted out of frozen yogurt.
I just realized that I’ve never drawn these two before, and that was just UUUNAAACCEPTAAAABLEEEEEE.
Just reblogging my first cute-ass drawing of Gumlee. :P
No idea who they are, but that’s a pretty cute pic <3