Amalgamation

Aug 31

In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

” — Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)

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“Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”” —

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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(I wonder how many of those women were, ya know, Bisexual and Pansexual. We’re often erased. BUT, this is a fantastic story all the same.)

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nihileigh:

When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

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fandomsandfeminism:

purpleprison:

theamazingindi:

Zack Snyder just dropped the first picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and praise Hera, they nailed the look. That is undeniably Wonder Woman.

I AM SO HAPPY LOOK AT THAT WARRIOR GODDESS.

I am brimming with cautious optimism.

fandomsandfeminism:

purpleprison:

theamazingindi:

Zack Snyder just dropped the first picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and praise Hera, they nailed the look. That is undeniably Wonder Woman.

I AM SO HAPPY LOOK AT THAT WARRIOR GODDESS.

I am brimming with cautious optimism.

Not Nerdy Enough

freakazette42:

awkward-aeries:

Who wants to walk me through solving this system?

x^2 + y^2 = 1600

(x-24)^2 + (y+38)^2 = 1600

Take the square root first.

x^2 + y^2 = 1600
X+y = 40
X= 40- y
You can’t solve the variable as a number without knowing the other variable, you can only solve it in terms of the other variable.

(x-24)^2 + (y+38)^2 = 1600
X-24+y+ 38= 40
X+y + 14= 40
X + y = 26
X= 26 - y

Let me know if you have any questions

Ar you sure these problems are related? I keep getting stuff as equal to +40 of themselves

Not Nerdy Enough

awkward-aeries:

Who wants to walk me through solving this system?

x^2 + y^2 = 1600

(x-24)^2 + (y+38)^2 = 1600

Take the square root first.

x^2 + y^2 = 1600
X+y = 40
X= 40- y
You can’t solve the variable as a number without knowing the other variable, you can only solve it in terms of the other variable.

(x-24)^2 + (y+38)^2 = 1600
X-24+y+ 38= 40
X+y + 14= 40
X + y = 26
X= 26 - y

Let me know if you have any questions

fandomsandfeminism:

allday-ereriday:

Can we talk about Rick Riordan, he’d rather have his book unpublished than not have Nico represented for who he is

Rick Riordan: Doing it right. Good on you, sir. Good on you.

fandomsandfeminism:

allday-ereriday:

Can we talk about Rick Riordan, he’d rather have his book unpublished than not have Nico represented for who he is

Rick Riordan: Doing it right. Good on you, sir. Good on you.

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Aug 30

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