"Studies have shown that, across the pay grades, women who weigh less are paid more for the same work and have a better chance of promotion than those who are heavier. In politics, in business and in the arts, accomplished and powerful men are free to get fat and sloppy, but women can expect to be judged for their looks if they dare to have a high-profile job: we’re either too unattractive to be tolerated or too pretty to have anything worth saying. Beauty is about class, money, power and privilege – and it always has been. Women and girls are taught that being thin and pretty is the only sure way to get ahead in life, even though this is manifestly not the case."
"wait, are you a boy or a girl. i can’t tell."
good. i don’t want you to know. you aren’t allowed. i hope it keeps you awake at night for the rest of your life. i hope on your death bed you think of me and still have absolutely no idea. and your entire afterlife will be you in a room with only my face as your thoughts and an eternal sense of confusion.
Not necessarily my #1 but that’s a perfect description.
Sisters of Mercy ‘Dominion’ is forever my #1 jam but like the extended Mother Russia version which sounds like 1/3 Tudor funeral march 1/3 New Order and 1/3 very tuneful football chant.
"'all the things that were once seen as subversive and dangerous like tattoos and piercings and drugs and interracial sex, fetishism, all these things, they sort of crop up on X Factor now on a Saturday night on family viewing.
The one thing you won’t see though: underarm hair.
The last truly dangerous thing.’"
ADiBaW - Goth1 by ArcanaPhotographic
Yesterday I directed my first photoshoot. I also modelled and did make-up (since this was an amateur party not a big professional thing- it was such a fun day!). That’s me in the picture, showing off my (accidental) bi pride hair. In the link there are more pictures (some contain body paint, nudity, and a snake). Check them out if you like!
What you can’t see from the pictures is the cheesy 80s music in the background, or how we danced to it like embarrassing drunk uncles while dressed as Serious Goths.
I totally know this person and was at this photoshoot event! The bit about the dancing is very true, Drunk Uncle is my specialty.
"There’s a popular refrain the tattooed are used to hearing from those not tattooed that deals with regret. ‘You’re going to regret that when you’re older! How’s that going to look when you’re 90?’ To answer that question, it’s going to look exactly the same. It’s a tattoo. It doesn’t turn into other shit as you age. Most people who get tattoos don’t plan on becoming pope or anything later in life, and even if they did, they’d be tattooed popes. What the hell point are you trying to make?"