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This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.
"middle eastern (sic) and Moroccan fashion inspiration"
"We at no point attempted to portray an African women (sic) by painting her skin black"
"We wanted a tanned and golden skin tone"
- not fucking likely
- Morocco is in Africa, do you need to consult a map
- "it’s not blackface, it’s brownface!!!" is…that… better?
Really? The fashion industry continues to prove that they’re not shit.
I laugh every time I see this vine cause even the kids turnt
When did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult?
The part that gets me is at the end of the commercial, when they ask one of the first ladies if she had a chance to do her demonstration of “running like a girl” over again, what would she do differently and she says, “I would run like myself.” I legit cried.
OKAY. OKAY. WHAT THE UNHOLY HELL. OH GOD I’M SO MAD. HANG ON LOOK, KEEP READING THIS AND I PROMISE I’LL BE MORE CALM.
In 2012, a 17-year-old boy named T.J. Lane killed three fellow classmates in a school shooting, and was sentenced to life in jail. But wait, that’s not the worst part. This kid pulled a few nasty stunts to really show how much of a pathetic monstrosity he is. In the courtroom during his trial, he took off his more formal clothing to reveal a white undershirt with the word “KILLER” crudely written on it. He was smiling and laughing while the case progressed through the day. And to top it off, when he was finally sentenced [to life in prison], he turned to the families of the victims he killed, and said, “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. F—- all of you,” before flicking them off. As if this sick waste of human life couldn’t get any more disgusting.
AND NOW, FOR THE DAMN KICKER: This vile animal has somehow managed to fucking escape prison with a fellow inmate, and is currently on the run. I urge any and all of you to spread this info around and be fully aware of the tragedy this vermin has caused. He must be found and apprehended as soon as possible, and if I’ve made anyone more aware, I’ve helped this cause.
I WANT HIM OFF THE STREETS AND AWAY FROM EVERY OTHER HUMAN BEING. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW INFURIATED I AM. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY OBSCENE LANGUAGE BUT I’M PISSED OFF AT THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THIS IS ONLY ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN.
he still breathing meanwhile Mike Brown is dead.
He is still breathing while thousands of innocent/unarmed/guiltless black people are deceased.
FIND HIM AND PUNISH HIM.
My anaconda don’t want none unless the state of the economy recovers, minimum wage workers see an increase in their pay, and women, racial, and sexual minorities acquire their rights.
ALL disposable pads and tampons are made of some wonky stuff. There are all sorts of chemicals in the average disposable pad/tampon, things that I don’t want anywhere near my (or your) vagina. Very few companies list ingredients, so we can’t know exactly what they’re using. However, I can tell you this: one reason why periods are heavier when you use disposable tampons it that many companies use rayon to increase absorbency. Rayon actually can cause teeny tiny cuts inside your vagina because of how rough it is, and increase the amount of bleeding. This also increases your likelihood of an infection. Rayon loves to harbor bacteria, and when the tampon is removed, bacteria-laden rayon fibers can be left behind in the vagina, increasing the likelihood of Toxic Shock Syndrome or other bacterial infections.
Even though tampons come beautifully packaged in plastic or paper, they’re not sterile. There’s no saying what they touched in the factory before being packaged. Both pad and tampons are also made with super-absorbent acrylic polymers and gels, bleached pulp or viscose rayon from tree cellulose, and pads have plastic backings, which trap in moisture and bacteria. Some pads have plastic mesh over the top as well (the part that touches your vulva), which not only is unnecessary plastic exposure, but can irritate your labia and chafe where it touches your thighs.
So, while I don’t think there’s anything specially wrong with Always brand pads, I am always going to suggest that you switch to a reusable or organic method. I’m all for protecting your sensitive bits.
There are some amazing reusable pads out there.
Look at those beautiful pads from Party In My Pants!
There are more over at Lunapads - they’re actually having a sale on cloth pads right now.
Don’t forget that if you prefer tampons, you can easily switch to reusables like a menstrual cup or sea sponge, and some people even make reusable tampons by crocheting or rolling up fabric.
I also get a lot of questions from people who want to know if wearing a pantyliner every day is fine.
It’s the same answer - I would really suggest not using disposable, plastic pantyliners on a daily basis. Instead, I would switch to a reusable cloth pantyliner (there are some great ones available if you google around, or you can make your own).
I’m also super excited about this option - Lunapanties.
I don’t know if any other brands make similar ones, but basically absorbent gusset panel permanently sewn in, making them an all-in-one replacement for disposable Pads and Pantyliners. Lunapanties make great everyday underwear, and can also be used for menstrual flow. They sound awesome to me.
Go check them out!
I switched to the Diva cup last year. I can honestly say it changed my life.
Very good information.
Well I just learned something.
It also explains why I had more cramps with tampons than with pads.
With just a chill head bop Jordin still manages to have more rhythm than the three tragedies next to her
I reblogged god the caption. I am crying.