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[TW: rape culture] “We live in a country where politicians call rape a “gift from God” and suggest that women regularly lie about being raped. Where a group of young men in high school think so little of sexual assault that they thought it was fine - hilarious, even - to post pictures online of a passed out rape victim, and to live-tweet the rape, joking about the victim being urinated on. We live in a country where media as revered as The New York Times finds it necessary to describe an 11-year-old gang rape victim as “wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.” Where a woman can be fired because her boss finds her “irresistable” and a woman’s rape case falls flat because she isn’t married.
It’s time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the United States is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance. Rape is as American as apple pie - until we own that, nothing will change.””
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— Every OITNB fan who binge watched season 2 and now has to wait a year for season 3 (via slayr)
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all that’s happening is that beauty companies have realized that “progressive” and “empowering” advertisements garner more publicity and create more brand loyalty than the old-fashioned “you’re ugly if you don’t buy our product” advertising. it has nothing to do with ethical capitalism or social trends. the beauty industry is just trying to make money.
Yes yes yes completely. When Dove made that “real women” campaign, they were actually trying to promote some sort of skin-tightening, cellulite cream (I don’t actually remember but it was something VERY similar) and the reason they used “real women” was because they thought it wouldn’t make sense to use those product ads with thin models. -_-
In a sense, it was nice because I think a lot of people focused more on the campaign and didn’t realize what they were really trying to sell, but at the same time it’s really unappealing that Dove would only begin a campaign like that to promote a product to make you thinner and yet at the same time, boast that every woman is beautiful in her own way.
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