this is why i am a feminist
I actually cried when I watched this.
so well done
Please watch this video. It’s really well done, and very important…it will be 10 minutes of your life well spent, I promise.
I’m also planning on organizing a screening of the documentary on campus. I’ll just have to send an e-mail to the PHREE advisor and see if she’s cool with it.
I cried watching this, because I was so overwhelmed, thinking about how the small leaps and bounds I make to fight media just don’t even make a dent in how wrong things are. I feel so powerless, so helpless. I feel like giving up.
But I won’t, because I KNOW I’ve helped to change other people’s perceptions, even if it’s just a small way on tumblr. And if I make even one person really rethink and reanalyze what they take from the media, perhaps that one person will go on to help one other person. Perhaps it does make a difference, after all.
This is why I’m seriously mulling over doing a major in communications with a minor in women and gender studies.
Ugh and this video addresses why women like me, who are smart, accomplished and all around good people feel like nothing because we’re not body ideal.
Pause whatever you are doing, and spare the less than ten minutes to watch this.
Meet Lucy. She’s a plaid, 1971 Volkswagen “condom bus,” and the esteemed emissary of Sir Richard’s, a socially responsible condom company. This fall, she’ll be visiting college campuses around the West Coast, spreading the company’s message that “safe sex is a basic human right.” If all goes well, she’ll make condoms more fun in the process.
Since its founding, Sir Richard’s has made it clear that they are not just another condom company. The condoms are vegan, the branding irreverent. And they’ve adopted the Toms buy-one-give-one model to address the condom shortage in the developing world: every time you buy a Sir Richard’s condom, the company sends one to community organizations like Partners in Health in Haiti.
This fall, Sir Richard’s plans to launch an envoy program, enlisting student representatives to engage their peers on college campuses in the company’s social mission. “College students are going to be arguably our biggest advocates,” says Mia Herron, Sir Richard’s director of marketing and communications. “And they happen to be the most sexually active.” Participating students will scout events on campus that are specific to sexual health and help get the word out about Sir Richard’s work. Lucy will be on hand to support the envoys as needed, so look out for the condom-slinging bus on a campus near you. “Doing good never felt better,” as Sir Richard’s slogan says.
Let me preface this by saying that D. does not have a small package. On a scale of one to porn star, I’d rate him about a seven. I only share this because I don’t want you getting the wrong impression when I tell you what I’m about to tell you.
I used a “donette”. In case you’re not familiar with doughnut varieties, this is a miniature doughnut, about one-quarter the size of regular ones, and is usually sold in grocery stores or 24-hour stores and comes in a pack of five or so. In other words, this is not the doughnut that Cosmo had in mind. But I was determined to do this challenge first (basically I was just really craving a doughnut and I figured the calories didn’t count if it was for “work”) and those were the only kind I could find.
While D. and I got ready for bed, I informed him very matter-of-factly, “I’m going to slip a doughnut around your penis and eat it off.” Since he’s seen the list of 31 challenges, he had been prepared. He was not prepared for the donettes, though.
“Uh, that’s not going to fit around me,” he said.
“We’ll make it work,” I responded.
I pushed him down onto the bed, grabbed a donette from the package (which I had slyly hid on my night table), pulled down his boxers, and…placed the donette on the tip of his hard penis. (Who knew you just have to mention oral sex and doughnuts to get a guy revved up in no time?) I don’t know how to describe it besides that it looked like a little hat. And really, nothing’s sexier than a peen with a beret on, right?
I just ate some donuts…
And really, nothing’s sexier than a peen with a beret on, right?
I am going to buy a beret and an eyepatch for my peen to match Rory.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
PETA porn site will raise veganism awareness, PETA says
An animal rights group, which is no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website to raise awareness about veganism.
The nonprofit organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women’s rights groups, said it hopes to publicize veganism through a mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering.
“We’re hoping to reach a whole new audience of people, some of whom will be shocked by graphic images that maybe they didn’t anticipate seeing when they went to the PETA triple-X site,” said Lindsay Rajt, PETA’s associate director of campaigns. (Photo: PETA)
That’s enough, PETA. You can stop now.