Artem et Mortem

thisisthinprivilege:

Thin privilege is never being embarrassed by your wedding photos.

I recently got married and am excitedly awaiting the arrival of my wedding photos in the post. To make the wait easier, the professional photographer I hired sent me a link to her online portfolio so I could see how some of my photos turned out.

But as I was scrolling past the albums of all the different couples, I started feeling embarrassed. Here were so many beautiful, thin, stylish couples in love. They were gorgeous. They looked like models out of a magazine! As I browsed through these strangers’ photos, I started thinking to myself: Why is my husband with me? He is a handsome man with an incredible personality. He could have any of the women in these photos! Why did he pick me?

And when I reached my own album, there was me. Big fat me. And I felt so ashamed. The photos themselves were beautiful: Very professional, gorgeous colors, wonderful lighting, etc. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. But I felt like the only thing letting them down was me. Big fat me. With my flabby arms, my double chins, and my chunky butt. I started feeling like I let down my husband by looking this way in our wedding photos.

This is why thin privilege is so harmful. Fat people are ridiculed, mocked, and bullied for our whole lives to the point where we start internalizing that hatred. We start thinking, “maybe there is something wrong with me. Maybe I should lose weight.”

And when I look back at photos of the important day of my life, instead of being happy, I’m embarrassed and ashamed.

This is an almost identical experience to my own when I got married in 2012. I also notice that a lot of other married couples I know have at least  a few of their wedding photos framed and displayed inside their house, but I am still too ashamed of mine to do that.

kchampeny:

Kevin Champeny Rusted Oak 36” x 25” x 18” 36 lbs Constructed from 5000+ feet of copper coated steel wire with 300+ hand cut and patinated leaves. No welding used, tension and balance alone holds the tree upright and to the stone.  #kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #bonsai #tree #oak #rust #copper #steel #metal #tension #balance

kchampeny:

Kevin Champeny
Rusted Oak
36” x 25” x 18” 36 lbs
Constructed from 5000+ feet of copper coated steel wire with 300+ hand cut and patinated leaves. No welding used, tension and balance alone holds the tree upright and to the stone.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #bonsai #tree #oak #rust #copper #steel #metal #tension #balance

killbenedictcumberbatch:

why do white people think having a confederate flag anywhere on your property screams anything other than “im a blatant racist and slavery was cool”

Great Scientists: Gregor Mendel
modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

peashooter85:

An ornate 6 shot wheel-lock revolving musket decorated with gold, silver, ivory, and bone.  Originates from Russia, 16th century, possibly restored or added onto in the 18th or 19th century.

When did we become a country where the millionaires are jealous of the people on food stamps? A country that thinks teachers and fire fighters are soaking us dry? A country that thinks the richest who are paying the lowest taxes in 80 years are the ones being beaten up?

the-exercist:

"I’d never shame fat people, but their bodies are problems that need to be fixed! There’s nothing wrong with demanding that they change themselves in order to pass my personal standards of health!"

Like do you even hear yourselves.

camwyn:

eraofstories:

haaretz:

At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

Click here for the full story and breaking developments

Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug. 

A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)

I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.

Gonna drop this by anon: Some people don't speak english as a first language, some have learning disabilities, some people just have a hard time spelling. If your life is so great that you can afford the time and energy to police people on the internet about our spelling then good for you, but maybe you should let that singular pet peeve be put down and just enjoy a funny blog without needing to incandescently policing their grammar.
Anonymous

outofcontextdnd:

I really want everyone to see this  but I know they won’t I’m still going to get 20 anons a day saying its physically painful for them to see rogue mispelled.

No need to be insecure about body hair love. Some of us fellas prefer a natural girl.
Anonymous

lumpy-pizza-princess:

foxy-boo:

lumpy-pizza-princess:

juniorduran:

lumpy-pizza-princess:

juniorduran:

lumpy-pizza-princess:

juniorduran:

lumpy-pizza-princess:

beautifullyonyx:

dynastylnoire:

lumpy-pizza-princess:

I don’t give a shit what men prefer.

I only care about how I feel.

image

Hmm, interesting telling someone not be ashamed of something yet you are not even confident enough in it to say such without going anon.

Boom!

Why are you such a rude ass? Fucking chill

I don’t know who you’re exactly telling to chill, me or the anon?

But if you’re talking to me, I’ll never “chill” when guys try to tell me to like things about myself because they find it attractive.
And it’s not rude to reject men. Ever.
It’s fucking creepy and I don’t have to base my self-worth around what a man finds attractive.

If you meant the anon, disregard this.

Well yea it was to you ….this guy gave you a sincere opinion and right away you went negative…..if you dont like compliments then maybe you should not blog. Just a thought

Yeah I don’t need anyone’s “sincere opinion” because I don’t give a fuck about pleasing people.
Maybe you should stop being a misogynistic butthole.

Well then maybe you should run into on coming traffic …..with all your negative butthole comments

Aw someone’s feelings are hurt because a woman doesn’t like their shitty opinions.
You’re an absolute waste of my time.

"If you don’t like compliments you should not blog" like ?????? Are blogging and receiving compliments mutually exclusive now? That wasn’t a compliment to start with, it was some self-important menz forcing his opinion in where it wasn’t asked.

1) Nobody gives a fuck what you find attractive

2) We don’t need men to find something attractive for it to be okay

Man tears everywhere!

thisisthinprivilege:

atchka:

randomjenerator:

lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

Reblogging forever.

I love the truth bombs Michelle Allison has been dropping on Twitter. She’s a fucking BAMF.

Love this tag! Shoutout to all the good folks making their voices heard. #notyourgoodfatty #twitter