My name is Paige. I am 21.
I like sugar and cigarettes.
And aesthetically pleasing beings, tearing down hegemonic ideologies, good craft beer, and fantasy novels.
"I am Human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does."
Compilation of Me
All of Me and Mine
I just started reading this article about sexual harassment in the workplace, its been all over Tumblr, but I ended up reading a few other articles by Penelope Trunk about women and I’m horrified. Truly horrified.
My initial goal was to make a birthday card for a friend of mine when I stumbled across the article. After I tore myself away from the articles I went on Google to search for some ideas on feminist birthday cards. I haven’t found one yet that isn’t offensive. Most of them are pictures of Ryan Gosling, a feminist, with text saying “Hey girl, I’m a feminist” etc. The other portion is like this: “Oh just give her chocolate” over images of an angry woman.
I’m going to have a beer and think about how to destroy hegemonic ideologies.
Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female. People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state. When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry. This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.
Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY
"it’s what’s inside that makes you beautiful"
*the demon possessing my body blushes*
I love you mogiiiiie
Sometimes your like. Damn. That me. Other times your like god damn. That’s me.
this eases the entire fuck out of my mind.