So I noticed the picture on the left has been making the Tumblr rounds today. I couldn’t help but notice Leighton’s freakishly tiny waist, so I thought I’d look for other photos of her at the event, and what do I find, but the REAL photo on the right hand side. WHAT THE FUCK. What kind of twisted, mindfuck of a person would decide to photoshop Leighton Meester like that? If you find the threads for the photoshopped version, you’ll see people commenting things like “OH SHE’S SO PERFECT” or “SHE HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BODY” etc etc. Well sorry people, but it’s not real. No-one looks like that, so stop idolising it. People disgust me.
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your buying yourself expensive organic strawberries and bananas as a special treat during painful shark week, not chocolate.
“BULGING MUSCLES LOOK MANNISH?”
Let me see:
mannish - adj. often derogatory
(of a woman) having characteristics that are stereotypically associated with men and can be considered unbecoming in a woman
Mind you, Star Magazine.. my arms are anything BUT “unbecoming”. This is exactly the reason why women fear physical strength.
Stupid-as-crap articles like this are practically insulting women for not adhering to the stereotype that were instilled in us as children that men should be our knights in shining armors, while women sit around being damsels in distress.
I’m sick of that. I’m doing this for myself. I don’t want weakness as an excuse anymore, so I’m doing something about it. And if these “bulging muscles” result from it, then SO BE IT. Although quite frankly.. I think my arms look ridiculously awesome.
So really, just shut up and kiss my sexy ass.
^Okay! :) haha. I feel this should be publicized more in the fitness world. Women need to not be afraid of getting “huge and manly”. I think more muscle on a woman is attractive. It shows you have drive, motivation, and knowledge, and the willingness to better yourself. These things you know even before saying “hi” to them. Keep lifting!
I”M PISSED. These magazines need to shut the fuck up with this. Shit like this makes women not want to lift weights in the first place. Bunch of jackasses.
Magazines like those make you drop your IQ anyway. Average people talking shit about famous people because they hate their life.
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE
The pictures above are from Project Unbreakable.
Project Unbreakable was created in October of 2011 by an amazing woman named Grace Brown. In her own words, Grace “works with survivors of sexual assault, photographing them holding a poster with a quote from their attacker. Grace has photographed over a hundred people, and received over eight hundred submissions.” She has a really wonderful, short video about why she does the work that she does. I encourage you all to watch.
I was so incredibly moved by this project. The first time I stumbled upon it, I started crying. I empathized with these women and men so viscerally; if not through the incident itself, through the sentiments behind it. So I selected a handful of really powerful photos that deeply resonated with me, and that I hope will resonate with others, too.
After some thought, I’ve decided that I want to become a part of this movement and help to shed light on the issue of sexual violence. Particularly, highlighting the fact that most rapes are committed by someone who is at least an acquaintance of the survivor, and I feel that these photos and perpetrator quotes communicate that message very effectively. So, with that said, here is my Project Unbreakable submission:
I’m not in a place yet where I feel comfortable showing my face, and I have to keep reminding myself that there is no shame in that. When I’m ready, I’m ready. And this still feels like a big step for me. I really appreciate Grace and Project Unbreakable for inspiring me to take this risk.
few things have ever broken my heart as much as these photos.
Do you see something wrong with these pictures?
And this is why society’s view on body shape is so skewed. Photoshop. Leighton looks absolutely beautiful naturally, and is already thin and then Photoshop changes all of that into a fake, stick thin, barbie-looking figure.. Some of you might not think its that much of a difference but if you look closely you’ll notice how little it takes for Photoshop to create something unnatural with a few adjustments. In Leighton’s case, her stomach is Barbie-thin, her boobs have grown, she’s thinner all over, her face has been altered, everything has been altered. I know I posted earlier about how amazing she is, and she does look amazing in the photoshopped image BUT I had to look really hard to make sure it was even Leighton, because not only was her body unrealistically thin but her face looks so different! This is ridiculous. I look at this and it makes me sad to think that we’re so easily fooled by a stupid program and individuals behind it who alter the way a perfectly beautiful human being looks to something unrealistic and unnatural, but somehow, to many, believable. It makes you wonder…
i’m usually pretty good at picking these things, but i’ll admit this one fooled me. just reblogging to remind myself, and everyone else, that you can’t believe everything you see.
Believing that all bodies are attractive does not mean you personally have to be attracted to all bodies.
It means that you believe that every body is capable of being found attractive by someone.
I’m wearing a shirt that reads “Kill Me”.
If you saw me at a party or on the street would you promptly murder me?
What about if I had a few drinks? What if I was walking alone at night?
I’m guessing that you wouldn’t if you’re a sane individual.
The cops wouldn’t overlook your crime because of what I’m wearing because that’s silly. I wasn’t literally asking for you to kill me based on my choice of clothing. Who would take that defense seriously?
My friends wouldn’t blame me for being murdered and my killer would be behind bars almost instantly.
So, why is it okay to rape someone because they’re wearing revealing clothes? Why does THEIR choice of clothing excuse THEIR attacker?
It doesn’t. You’re silly if you think otherwise.
The less guilt on the attacker. The more guilt on victim.
Stop. Victim. Blaming.
Reblogging this again because it’s perfect.