I Like Pretty Clothes

And they like me too, I'm sure of it

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Plath was a smart, powerful woman plagued by her mental health. Reading her work takes me back to school.

Sometimes the weight of the world feels heavy. Sometimes, being strong in the fat community feels like a deed not just for me, but for every other fat girl fighting.

We must learn from the strong womyn before us. We must read their words, study their actions, watch their movies, and discuss their art. We must listen to the womyn, here and now, speaking out for womyn. We have to protect the smart, talented womyn fighting the weight of the world.

Protect all womyn. Support all womyn.

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We went to a raucous screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show last night - these are a couple of before photos. I was a Transylvanian and Sam was Brad. A great night - as screenings of RHPS always are - but I am feeling a bit worse for wear this morning.

I almost didn’t post the second photo. It was taken from an ‘unflattering’ angle, and my immediate reaction - still, after all of these years of body positivity - was to focus on everything that’s ‘wrong’ with it. And then delete it, so I never have to look at it again. It’s pretty distressing to me that I can still feel this way about a photo; that despite how far I’ve come, I can still be this hard on myself. So I chose instead to post it anyway. I will not let the negativity win, not after how hard I’ve worked to be positive. I don’t care if it’s not the best photo ever, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that it represents a fun night in which I had a great time wearing a cool outfit. And I looked damn good. Fuck flattering.

top and sunglasses - Pinup Girl Clothing, skirt - ASOS Curve, shoes - Fluevog, wig - eBay, fascinator - 2 Cheap, bowtie and gloves - Pete’s Emporium

Filed under myoutfits fatshion pinup girl clothing asos curve fluevog

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But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

from What Happened to Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault  (via catagator)

(via drst)