Quick refresher course because I love you all a whole lot and don’t want you to accidentally do gross things because it hasn’t been pointed out yet how gross it is or because you forgot!! and I don’t want people to get hurt as a result of that!!
- Woman =/= having a uterus, having a uterus =/= woman
- some women have a uterus! some don’t! some people with a uterus aren’t women!
- Woman =/= having a vagina, having a vagina =/= woman
- some women have a vagina! some don’t! some people with a vagina aren’t women!
- Woman =/= having periods, having periods =/= woman
- some women have periods! some don’t! some people who have periods aren’t women!
so please make sure you respect the way people identify instead of making assumptions, and please make sure you’re not perpetuating these ideas by spreading them without some v. heavy criticism!!!
thank you you are all really great!!!!
I HAVE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE TO REBLOG THIS PHOTOSET
:C How disappointing. More upholding of gender binary and name gender roles. I still love this show, but this isn’t cool. Maybe the nickel was born biologically female and identifies as male.
The other day i was out at a poetry reading. It was largely fantastic, lovely, insightful, and funny. The evening was truly enjoyable, despite the zipper on the back of my dress breaking, forcing me to borrow a really really butch vest to stay decent. But something burrowed under my skin.
One of the poems read was an obvious commentary on marriage. This masculine presenting poet called out folks who spent “$26,000” on their dresses, mocked women who “feel fat,” described people’s love for their dresses in a scornful tone, and ended with the lines “Say yes to the dress/ Say yes to the dress/ Say yes to the dress/ Just say no.”
Now, i understand, and even appreciate, humorous critiques of capitalism and consumer culture. However, i didn’t find this at all tasteful. They ignored the very real cultural pressure imposed upon women (cis and trans*) and otherwise feminine identified folks to conform to archetypal modes of femininity. (cont.)
so fucked up. this is not okay.
I saw the elmo version of this at Walgreens and almost died. Why are we allowing this to happen to our daughters?
I dunno maybe it’s just me, but i think it’s cute. I like dresses and looking girly and princess like. Feminism out of the way, I dont want my child dealing with that shit until she has to man. Let the children look pretty and frilly if they wan to!
I’m with Almaz. I think it’s cute. It’s not skimpy, it’s just a Cookie Monster dress. You can buy your daughter the boy version if you want to, and if she wants to wear a dress, you can buy the girly version. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little girl looking cute in a dress for Halloween.
The problem is that they’re marketing it to boys and girls separately. The expectations and standards start with the companies enforcing this gender bias.
^^^What Pug said, yo. The company that made this is basically saying that only little boys get to dress up as the actual character. Little girls? They can only dress up in an outfit BASED ON the character. How is that fair?
Although now that I’ve seen the Cookie Monster dress, I’d love to see a Cookie Monster tux.
ALL OF THAT^ The problem ALWAYS lies with the LACK of choices-not the choices themselves. The company could have marketed BOTH a cookie monster costume, a cookie monster dress, AND a cookie monster tux to ALL genders instead of just upholding the same harmful gender binary bullshit. That’s what the problem almost always comes down to when this crap gets marketed to children.
This is a petition to the UK govenrment to formally adopt the Mx title in the UK.
Mx is used instead of Mr, Ms, Mrs or Miss (etc) by people who do not identify as male or female, or just feel more comfortable using an non-gendered title.
If you live in the UK and want to support people who need a gender neutral title (or you want to be able to use one yourself!) please sign this petition and share widely.
You know, DBZ was for MORE than just white hetero cis dudes, right? As in I, a gal, LOVED the crap out of dbz and watched all of Toonami religiously throughout the 90s/2000s. -____- And anyway a lot of that medium on the right didn’t come into the picture until mid-ish 2000s/late 2010s. I get what the pic is going for, but , eh. Also, who’s to say dudes don’t like any of the shit on the right? :(
Don’t worry, Yankee Candle has Man Candles now.
LAWN MOWER IS MY FAVORITE SMELL THAT BETTER SMELL LIKE GRASS CLIPPINGS AND GASOLINE. i hope to never learn what man town smells like
my dad unabashedly loves regular yankee candles so i can’t tell if he will LOVE THIS or HATE IT
BWHAHAHAHAHAHA football scented man-candles.. that’s the dumbest shi…. 2x4? Oh man, I’d love the house to smell like 2x4!!!
um. You guys. MAN TOWN smells like a “Musky Man Cave.” No lie.
When is the Ball Sweat fragrance appearing?
ngl the “orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather” First Down one sounds like it would smell really really good.
Musky man cave = spilled beer, Doritos, and dried jizz?
Just go ahead and call them “Mandles,” Yankee. Stop tap-dancing around that obvious portmanteau.
(What do you think are the chances these are regular “lady” candles [womandles] with a new sticker slapped on them? Because I think I’ve seen Fresh Cut Grass and Woodsy Something-or-Other out there before.)
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow go fuck urselves Yankee. Go fuck off.
Found these little gems at the front of Pittsburgh’s Barnes & Noble’s children’s section. Here’s the first page of each.
I think I speak for all women when I say we are THRILLED that society is finally starting to take floristry seriously!
yet effective at enforcing the gender binary
OMG! haha this isnt sexist at all!!!…..oh wait.