I started this blog on my 20th birthday (October 1, 2011).
This is a blog about my twenties.
I have no idea what it will become, but I want to share my unique experiences with the world. I think everyone should. So here I am. :)
I'm currently a junior at the College of William and Mary.
I'm a writer. I'm a student. I'm passionate. I'm queer. I'm a feminist. I'm an activist (not enough of one yet, though). I'm sort of a hippie. I'm a lover. I'm a questioner. I'm a person. I'm alive. Finally.
Nice to meet you!
Distinguished sociologist Erving Goffman noted that women in photographs are often portrayed in compromising or submissive situations such as having the head turned upwards to expose the neck or in a contorted stances often with light self-touching. Such poses invite the gaze of the viewer and make the subject of the photograph seem vulnerable and exposed to sexualization.
I know this is supposed to be a statement about sexism and the male gaze, and maybe since I have the reaction I do, that proves it was successful, but every time I see these pics I don’t think about sociology much, I just think, “YUM.”
Yeah I totally have the same reaction to posts like this. IT IS SEXY. I just wish all genders could be sexy in media so it wouldn’t be like “women are for the sex and men are for the everything else”
Never apologize for self-love and self-appreciation unless you’re bringing others down to do it, then in that case, it becomes really unhealthy.
Always define yourself as who you are as a person, not by what you’re not.
- Me: Tonight was a good night. Large bodies of water and being fingered are among my top 5 favorite things
- Friend: Seconded!
I THINK I’M LIKE GENUINELY ACTUALLY HAPPY RIGHT NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME INNNNNNN UH A WHILE AND I’M SO SCARED THAT IT IS GOING TO TURN INTO TERRIFYING MANIC BULLSHIT SO I AM TRYING TO APPRECIATE IT WHILE IT IS HERE AND SAFE! I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH! LET’S TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER LIKE TINY BEAR CUBS NESTLED SLEEPILY IN THE ROOTS OF THE OLDEST TREE IN THE FOREST
I actually also feel this way