This made me laugh far too much than it should have.
LOUIS BLANC, corpus
This is everyday sexism at work. Reinforcing gender stereotypes at a young age.
In adverts, marketing and commercials, boys get to play with rockets, chemistry sets, bikes, computers while girls get stuck with cookers, vacuums, dolls and fairy outfits.
And now “Now for girls”. Does it only draw daisies and fluffy bunny rabbits? Etch-a-Sketch has managed to appeal to girls for decades, why the sudden need for pink ones? This is the Kinder Egg farce all over again.
This is the 21st century. Surely we’re beyond inflicting harmful gender stereotypes upon children?
In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via sarasleepygirl)
They don’t want smart people on the jury.
They want people they can dupe into a guilty verdict, especially for poc
Prosecutors like “unbiased” jurors, I.e jurors that can be influenced or swayed relatively easily so if you think critically you get kicked to the curb
OMG SO BAD ASS.(via aliceroselovesyou)
J.R.R. Tolkien’s original hand written first page for Lord of the Rings, 1937
Screen shots and commentary on why it’s dangerous to do lazy tweeting
This tea calender is a brilliant, imaginative bit of design
The Cary Grant effect on women
Colourised historical photos that make the past come alive (eg bottom right hand photo of Japanese warriors dated 1860!)
Why is a theme necessary for big people? The majority are not a size zero however that’s the size most designers aim for when designing collections.
cybernotter asked: Hey! I study fashion design, and I'm designing plus-size dresses for my next illustration project. I need a theme, and I've been thinking about "baked goods" for a while, but I'm not sure if this is the best project for that one. I'm straight-size, so I'm asking around - do you think it's problematic to have that connection between fat & desserts, or is it fine because it's done in a positive light? Thanks!
Use your discretion, but in general, I’ve found that when it comes to fashion most plus-sized people want the same things that thin people want, just bigger.
So as long as it’s a cute design, it’s probably fine.
not to butt in here but,
1) attn thin designers (and rebel wilson), stop dressing fat people like cupcake babies.
2) yes to part of fyeahvbo’s answer. damn. we’re people, dress us like cool looking people.
Why is a theme necessary for big people? We aren’t a novelty. If you’re designing for big people then design clothes that you think look good.
Quite frankly I’m sick to death of clothes that look like sacks. The test is to design clothes that flatter bigger sizes and NOT look like they’ve been inspired by potato sacks.
Stop thinking “novelty” and “themes” and start thinking “people that want to look good”. Novelty themes in fashion design are for the unimaginative.