If this is what you call “pretty”, what planet are you from? Her eyes are sunken, her skin looks pasty, she’s got massive circles around her eyes, her eyebrows look fake… What is wrong with society and its interpretation of beauty? Beauty is NOT the size 0 “models” you see strutting down the runway, collarbones and wrist bonesand just about every bone on show, either overly-made up or no makeup whatsoever so they look gaunt and horrible. Beauty is being beautiful inside, as well as outside. Being beautiful on the inside is 90% of beautiful. If you have a nice personality, you’ll automatically appear more beautiful to other people. I’m about a size 8 or a 10, and I’m completely fine with that. I’m not into exercise, I will swim and I horse ride, but I’m not overly into running or athletics so you won’t see me in the Olympic or Paralympic Games any time soon (although you may want to watch out for me on the equestrian circuit in the near future). I don’t WANT to be skinny, it’s not a good look. I don’t WANT to have a thigh gap. I don’t WANT my collarbones to stick out. I don’t NEED any of that. It’s unhealthy, and if beauty means being unhealthy,
Society is really fucked up.
The only part of society thats fucked up is the fact that women like yourself feel the need to bring down other women. What the fuck is wrong with you? Because she totally gets a choice in what colour her skin is and if her eyes are sunken you rude bitch, I’m pasty for one and I was fucking born like that?????? unless i fake tan which takes a damn lot of TIME AND MONEY then I’m gonna remain fucKING PASTY??????? SOME peoples collarbones naturally stick out, SOME people are naturally skinny, people who are pasty are BORN pasty, SOME people cant help how their eyes look and if someone wants to have eyebrows like that, who the fuck gave you the right to judge them? Damn girl if you wanna say societies fucked up, look at yourself right in the mirror. Taking all your insecurities out on a girl you have no idea the first thing about, how fucking sad is this.. Everyone is great in their own way no matter how they choose to do their eye brows or what colour their skin, stop bringing people down this is the most fucked up comment I’ve ever seen. STOP BRING OTHER WOMEN DOWN FOR WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO DO AND LOOK LIKE. YOU DONT WANNA LOOK LIKE HER? COOL, NO ONES FORCING YOU TO! NO NEED TO RIP IN TO HER LOOKS THAT SHE WAS FUCKING BORN WITH.
Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.
Holy crap, over nine years?
[Tweet from Mark Mellman: “Why the poor can have ‘things’ but can’t escape poverty” with a chart showing the decline in cost over time of goods (especially steep for electronics) and the simultaneous increase in cost over time of needs like housing, healthcare, and education.]
Keep telling people not to spend their money on shoes, though. That’ll really help.
This is why it’s entirely reasonable that someone who can’t afford to purchase health insurance or pay college tuition has decent clothing, a “nice” TV (all TVs are “nice” now) or a smartphone. And also why people should stop making presumptions about how other people spend money.
today was my last day in my creative writing class and my teacher gave everybody a piece of paper to write down a contract and to put it in our wallets. she said she did the same thing when she was younger and every now and then she’d brush by it and remember that she wanted to write. everybody took time to write out what they wanted and I just sat at the back of the class, sitting on the windowsill and I knew there was only one thing to write but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. at the end of the class after everybody left, I went to thank her for the year, and she told me that people should be reading my words for a long time, but they won’t be able to do that if I’m not around to write them. I showed her the blank piece of paper, and she said it was okay not to write anything, and then I wrote this. I learned the power of words in that class, I learned it was okay to vomit up half a dozen notebooks stained with blood and exploded pens because it means you have something to say.
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