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Anonymous asked: I see you responding to a lot of positive feedback about those pinups you made, and I was curious what sorts of negative feedback you got on them? I thought that a lot of feminists might be frustrated with it, as you've been very outspoken in the past about the objectification of women.

dresdencodak:

I haven’t really gotten anything negative like that, probably because erotic art isn’t inherently about objectification. Really, only bad or lazy erotic art sexualizes in that way. I talked about this with someone in an earlier ask, but I’ll quote my response here too: 

…I think part of what might keep something like this from being creepy or sexualized (as opposed to just being sexy) is that there’s no voyeurism or reducing the figure to only body parts (ie: objectification). 

Good pinups, or at least the ones that appeal to me, have the subject in charge of their own sexuality as a whole person, rather than being subjected to the viewer’s gaze, if that makes sense. I don’t know if there’s a hard line between “good” and “problematic” art like this, but there are likely some rules of thumb that are based around not dehumanizing characters…

…I think we tend to lump all sexual content together, when that’s sort of a terrible idea that we don’t really apply to anything else. It’s especially troubling because treating it all the same, or more specifically dismissing it all, ultimately has its roots in misogyny.

This is partly why there’s such a thing as sex-positive feminism. Essentially, with regards to erotic art, it comes down to whether you’re reducing a person to pieces or dehumanizing them in some other way.

coelasquid:

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

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EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

Also worth mentioning a lot of soft drinks use water from these areas, it’s best to just generally avoid drinks that come in in plastic bottles.

And ive given up on ever being able to clean my room or deal with any of my problems

thedarklordsnicklefritz:

maeinli:

You know what’s the smartest thing to do right before bed?

Watch videos of the most haunted places on earth.

I just piled a bunch of crap on my bed and have to clean it all off before I can sleep there and I have lost all motivation to finish

That’s not supposed to be a one-up, that’s a “making bad decisions before bed seems to run in our friend-family.”

cerviceps:

I also found this $5 toothless figurine at target and it was already pretty cute but I went “how can I make this even cuter

here’s what the original toothless figurine looked like, pre-painting (I forgot to take before pics so here’s a picture of it from amazon). I also filled in some gaps in his tail with epoxy putty and sanded his edges a little.

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I’m afraid I’ll never finish college. I’m afraid I’ll finish college with student loans I can never pay back. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree and won’t be able to find a job in that field. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree, get the job I dreamed of, and hate it.

—A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one.
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(Source: insensiblenothingness, via curious-commodities)

curiouslymistook:

healthycomfyhappy:

blk0912:

boredandmoist:

This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.

Today, I just got the keys to my first house.

Give it time.

Needed this today

when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t joking. if it’s not better yet, it will be. 

this post could literally be saving lives rn and that is why i love this website.

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