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Climactic Splashes

“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”

Sara: feminism and more.

castithann:

wait do men actually think that women shave their legs regularly in the winter because son I have some news for you

  #hahahahaNOPE    #reblogged    #text    #body hair    #shaving    #winter  
By insisting that we aren’t ‘hairy, man-hating lesbians’, we are telling the Patriarchy that lesbians, women with hair and women with valid reasons to hate men aren’t worthy of our concern or our support.
That is not a feminism I support.
  #zing    #so much this    #reblogged    #quote    #text    #louise pennington    #feminism    #sexism    #misogyny    #body policing    #body shaming    #body image    #body hair    #patriarchy  

sleepysleepypretty:

having body hair annoys me but removing body hair also annoys me and also life, life annoys me

  #so much this    #accurate    #reblogged    #text    #body hair    #life  

colsandbradders:

amymexy:

transhumanisticpanspermia:

I had this argument a few days ago. It was quite the success.

Someone came back and commented with a completely useless comment, so I just had to take the opportunity to take the moral low ground and sass them out.

Quitting when you’re on top is for people who don’t like to have fun.

Also, if I’m going to leave the other people un-anonymous, I’m staying that way too. It’s only fair. Half of you already know my last name anyway.

wow can i just hug you? 

FOUR FOR YOU JOHN HUGHES

YOU GO JOHN HUGHES

  #do what you want but get the fuck out when it comes to everyone else    #oh. my. god.    #reblogged    #photo    #photoset    #facebook    #sexism    #misogyny    #body shaming    #body policing    #body image    #body hair    #shaving    #feminism    #womanhood    #gif    #david tennant  

I think it’s unattractive when a woman has a whole bunch of scars & scratches on her legs and shit.

oldfilmsflicker:

droidguy1119:

niggaimdeadass:

arjanakaffine:

Women are suppose to be nurturing, if you can’t care for your-damn-self especially something that is as elegant and delicate as your legs how the hell are you suppose to care for me too. 

I’m just saying.

 this is truly the fucking stupidest thing i’ve ever read

“how the hell are you suppose to care for me too”

soundin like a goddamn bitch

what century do we live in again?

Hmm…needs work…

Here we go:

  #reblogged    #text    #quote    #sexism    #misogyny    #body shaming    #body policy    #leg hair    #shaving    #body hair    #photo    #fixed it  

Leg hair update:

Four weeks ago, I decided to quit shaving my legs, for reasons explained here.

As you can imagine, my legs are properly hairy at this point, so here are a few reflections and conclusions.

Things I like:

Things I don’t like:

So…now what?

tl;dr: Despite the benefits of not shaving, my life is easier and my legs feel nicer if I do, so I will, but not well, because I won’t give standards of femininity/beauty the satisfaction.

  #not reblogged    #personal    #text    #body image    #body hair    #body policing    #leg hair    #shaving  

Life things:

  #not reblogged    #personal    #text    #life    #interview    #jobs    #employment    #knee highs    #leg hair    #shaving    #body hair    #body image    #body policing    #college    #friends    #reading    #lit    #literature    #sleeping    #book    #productivity  

  #...I am actually have an email argument with my mom about shaving my legs.    #Despite conceding that I will probably have to wear hosiery for jobs I am apparently still in the wrong.    #Ah she got tired of arguing and basically said whatever it's your choice.    #Even if you disagree with me I really can't understand spending this much time arguing about it though.    #not reblogged    #text    #personal    #leg hair    #body hair    #shaving    #body policing    #body image  

dearheart17 answered your question: So, remember this ad I reblogged a couple times?…

I have gone through phases of letting everything go & waxing everything off. The only person it seems to matter to has been me.

I guess I would be concerned if potential employers were examining my legs…

But yay, that’s as it should be, I think: why should it matter to anyone else?

Good to hear.

  #dearheart17    #not reblogged    #text    #personal    #body hair    #leg hair    #shaving    #jobs    #employment    #body image    #body policing    #replies  

valeria2067 replied to your post: So, remember this ad I reblogged a couple times?…

In my case, it takes precisely three hours before some kind of noticable (to me) stubble comes back after I shave my legs. And every time I shave them, I end up with some kind of irritation or little nick. I hate, hate, hate shaving. Go you!

Ugh, that’s so annoying. 

Boo to shaving!

And thanks!

  #valeria2067    #replies    #text    #shaving    #leg hair    #body hair    #body image    #body policing    #not reblogged    #personal  

lillianbassman replied to your post: So, remember this ad I reblogged a couple times?…

If you wear tights to any interviews, they won’t be able to tell. That way, you can curb any “first meeting bad impressions” that might hinder you getting a job if there’s some uptight boss that hates the idea of hairy lady flesh.

I like your thinking. 

What I don’t like: wearing anything on my legs in the DC summertime. No, really, we were all really excited that by 6pm, it was only 85 degrees outside.

"ONLY" 85, and in the early evening, too—that wasn’t the high.

And right now, at freaking 1 in the morning, it’s…79, feels like 81.

Maybe I can manage it if I’m not Metro-ing and have the benefit of going straight from an air conditioned car to an air conditioned building…?

  #lillianbassman    #replies    #not reblogged    #text    #leg hair    #body hair    #body image    #body policing    #jobs    #employment    #summer    #dc    #shaving    #personal  

So, remember this ad I reblogged a couple times? (I refer you to Alex’s second reblog because her continued commentary is interesting.)

It got me thinking about body hair and why I deal with the chore of removing it (from legs and armpits), and I’ve decided that I’m tired of shaving my legs. 

Why?

So, I’m not going to do it anymore, at least for quite a long while.

Things that will not happen:

Anyway, these are my thoughts, and I hope this works out.

It’s occurred to me that a possible hitch in this plan might be wanting to make a good impression at job interviews/at work in general (should anyone actually hire me—ha).

Has anyone had any problems with this (or know of someone who has)?

  #not reblogged    #text    #body hair    #shaving    #body image    #body policing    #sexism    #misogyny    #feminism    #jobs    #employment    #let people answer this    #personal  
lillianbassman:

jomarch:

neil-gaiman:

Amanda Palmer, on Twitter, after seeing this advert and getting very sad:

i don’t have a tumblr account (i’m sorting that), but if i did i’d put that photo up there. do it for me. it’ll make me feel better.

And, well, I have a Tumblr…
You can follow the conversation about the photograph, advertising, age, freedom, independence, body hair etc. via a lot of retweets at https://twitter.com/amandapalmer
And you can talk about it here.
“brave & sexy are in the mind, not on the leg or under the pits.”

:(
Can we please leave the body hair of children alone?

I wish ALL THE TIME that I had never started shaving. But I reached a certain age and thought that it was a step of growing up. In fifth grade (I’m pretty sure it was) all of the other girls were talking about it and I felt like I would stick out if I didn’t, even though there basically wasn’t anything there. And now I’m too sensitive to use a razor and end up waxing because after years of this stupid cultural psychology getting into my head, I can’t stand to just leave my damn body hair be. But the fact of the matter is if I’d never started, if I’d never felt like I had to in order to survive the hell that is early adolescence, I would have been much better off.

^Exactly, yes.
This past weekend and through until Wednesday morning, we didn’t have power and so it became very inconvenient to maintain shaved legs. I guess I could have shaved them in the hotel the one day/night we stayed there, but I was all tuckered out and just not. in. the. mood. When we were at home, we didn’t have any hot water, and in my experience, drawing a razor across goose-bumps leads to painful and kind of unappealing razor-burn.
Anyway, the point is, to maintain optimal smoothness, I have to shave every other day or so. Because of the big storm and power outages, I didn’t shave my legs from either Thursday or Friday until Wednesday night.
And you know what? I just didn’t give a fuck, I walked around all over the place in skirts and dresses, and no one cared and I didn’t care and it was glorious.
But instead of continuing with that, given the opportunity for the smoothness I’ve become so accustomed to, I went for it.
If only I hadn’t developed that habit or if I could get myself to back away from shaving for real.
Because if I could get myself used to it, then why would I ever deal with it again? If it wouldn’t be to please myself, why the hell should cater my leg hair to please anyone else?

lillianbassman:

jomarch:

neil-gaiman:

Amanda Palmer, on Twitter, after seeing this advert and getting very sad:

i don’t have a tumblr account (i’m sorting that), but if i did i’d put that photo up there. do it for me. it’ll make me feel better.

And, well, I have a Tumblr…

You can follow the conversation about the photograph, advertising, age, freedom, independence, body hair etc. via a lot of retweets at https://twitter.com/amandapalmer

And you can talk about it here.

“brave & sexy are in the mind, not on the leg or under the pits.”

:(

Can we please leave the body hair of children alone?

I wish ALL THE TIME that I had never started shaving. But I reached a certain age and thought that it was a step of growing up. In fifth grade (I’m pretty sure it was) all of the other girls were talking about it and I felt like I would stick out if I didn’t, even though there basically wasn’t anything there. And now I’m too sensitive to use a razor and end up waxing because after years of this stupid cultural psychology getting into my head, I can’t stand to just leave my damn body hair be. But the fact of the matter is if I’d never started, if I’d never felt like I had to in order to survive the hell that is early adolescence, I would have been much better off.

^Exactly, yes.

This past weekend and through until Wednesday morning, we didn’t have power and so it became very inconvenient to maintain shaved legs. I guess I could have shaved them in the hotel the one day/night we stayed there, but I was all tuckered out and just not. in. the. mood. When we were at home, we didn’t have any hot water, and in my experience, drawing a razor across goose-bumps leads to painful and kind of unappealing razor-burn.

Anyway, the point is, to maintain optimal smoothness, I have to shave every other day or so. Because of the big storm and power outages, I didn’t shave my legs from either Thursday or Friday until Wednesday night.

And you know what? I just didn’t give a fuck, I walked around all over the place in skirts and dresses, and no one cared and I didn’t care and it was glorious.

But instead of continuing with that, given the opportunity for the smoothness I’ve become so accustomed to, I went for it.

If only I hadn’t developed that habit or if I could get myself to back away from shaving for real.

Because if I could get myself used to it, then why would I ever deal with it again? If it wouldn’t be to please myself, why the hell should cater my leg hair to please anyone else?

  #further thoughts inspired by alex    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #graphic    #ad    #advertising    #body hair    #body hair removal    #sexism    #misogyny    #body policing    #body image    #personal  
neil-gaiman:

Amanda Palmer, on Twitter, after seeing this advert and getting very sad:

i don’t have a tumblr account (i’m sorting that), but if i did i’d put that photo up there. do it for me. it’ll make me feel better.

And, well, I have a Tumblr…
You can follow the conversation about the photograph, advertising, age, freedom, independence, body hair etc. via a lot of retweets at https://twitter.com/amandapalmer
And you can talk about it here.
“brave & sexy are in the mind, not on the leg or under the pits.”

:(
Can we please leave the body hair of children alone?

neil-gaiman:

Amanda Palmer, on Twitter, after seeing this advert and getting very sad:

i don’t have a tumblr account (i’m sorting that), but if i did i’d put that photo up there. do it for me. it’ll make me feel better.

And, well, I have a Tumblr…

You can follow the conversation about the photograph, advertising, age, freedom, independence, body hair etc. via a lot of retweets at https://twitter.com/amandapalmer

And you can talk about it here.

“brave & sexy are in the mind, not on the leg or under the pits.”

:(

Can we please leave the body hair of children alone?

  #body hair removal    #inappropriate advertising    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #graphic    #ad    #sexualization    #sexism    #misogyny    #children    #body hair    #body image    #body policing