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rapunzelie:

catcalls and other street harassment are a form of violence and expressed hatred for women and don’t ever think of it as anything but that because a man on the street can go from “hey baby you look sexy tonight” to “bitch don’t fucking ignore me” in .002 seconds
it’s not about appreciating a woman’s beauty or boosting her ego with a little compliment, it’s intimidation and a source of empowerment for them

isitscary:

maybemaibe:

robotmango:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

sorry, but i call bullshit (at least to the notion that michelle obama is the single source of this culinary hellscape). that crusty fried chicken sandwich in the top picture? i got served that shit in high school fifteen years ago, when michelle obama was an illinois senator’s wife. that ugly mess of ground “beef” and corn and mashed potatoes, with a single sad white roll? that shit’s so familiar i might as well be high-fiving it at a family reunion. our school lunches have been garbage for decades, ever since we let corporations enter the business of feeding schoolchildren on contract, when school lunches stopped being cooked at school and started being cooked in factories and freezer-bagged and microwaved on site. this shitty situation can’t be dropped entirely in michelle obama’s lap: she didn’t start sysco or aramark or maramont or any of the giant food conglomerates that serve up deep fried frozen faux food by the truckload into america’s schools, at a profit. why don’t we hold accountable giant corporations and industry lobbyists- like, i shit you not, the national potato council- who have fought against improving school lunch standards for decades?

michelle obama’s fighting an uphill battle because let’s face it, school districts across the nation are suffering and hemorrhaging money, and school lunches have always been a target of cutbacks. rather than spending money on healthy foods to cut calories and maximize nutrients- re the obama guidelines- schools just cut corners and serve less. their shitty substandard implementation of the guidelines does not mean that the concept of bringing healthier food into public schools is a failed one. 

and if you want to change school lunches, instead of complaining to michelle obama on twitter, you can support the local efforts of students, parents and teachers to improve their lunches, like the campaign going on in philadelphia right now. these schoolkids have organized to try and end the contract with their shitty corporate meal provider, and gather support for meals cooked in-school with better ingredients. i guarantee there are fights like this going on in more places than philly, and they could use your help.

13 years ago I remember we were literally served a single piece of cheese between two pieces of white bread and an apple with milk or juice. This was lunch we could purchase, the ONLY things we could purchase that day. Why? Because the lunch servers, monitors, and principal decided to punish the entire student body for a food fight that the popular kids did. When we told them who did so, they didn’t believe us (and by us I’m talking the nerd groups, the goth groups, the fringe and ‘troubled’ groups basically) . This isn’t Michelle Obama but local people of power like principals or whomever is control of food services for varying reasons.

Michelle merely set the standard for a healthy meal. She didn’t directly insert herself into your schools and force your cafeteria to serve you a shitty lunch! 

lovingyouisredforyou:

feelingswithbrandy:

pardonmewhileipanic:

pardonmewhileipanic:

Shout out to discolouration between rolls and thighs and everything else.

casual reminder to my followers (and anyone else seeing this) that discolouration happens
it’s a thing, and it happens, and it’s ok
you’re ok, you’re body is ok
you’re no less beautiful, and you’re certainly not alone
this also goes for any kind of skin matter, be it bumps between your thighs, stretch marks, anything
bodies do this, it’s natural, and funky, and interesting, and you’re still a god damned super babe and nothing will EVER change that
<3

I have this too! Got that ombré gut :3

i had that when I was a fat kid and it hasn’t totally faded, except it was pink-ish. When I was little, I thought it was ugly and I felt so ashamed of it (and of the fact that I had rolls in general) because adults told me my body wasn’t okay and that I should feel bad about it.
Now, I’ve learned to like the stripes that I still have on my tummy because I’ve realized they aren’t anything to be ashamed of, and neither were my rolls, or anything about my body. It was perfect then, and it’s perfect now. :)
However, I never realized that this was a thing that happened to other people, and I kind of wish my young self had been able to see this, because I remember looking down at my discoloration and wondering what was wrong with me and why my body was so weird.
So followers, your body is not weird or wrong. It is cute and perfect and you are cute and perfect and you’re all lovely.
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lovingyouisredforyou:

feelingswithbrandy:

pardonmewhileipanic:

pardonmewhileipanic:

Shout out to discolouration between rolls and thighs and everything else.

casual reminder to my followers (and anyone else seeing this) that discolouration happens

it’s a thing, and it happens, and it’s ok

you’re ok, you’re body is ok

you’re no less beautiful, and you’re certainly not alone

this also goes for any kind of skin matter, be it bumps between your thighs, stretch marks, anything

bodies do this, it’s natural, and funky, and interesting, and you’re still a god damned super babe and nothing will EVER change that

<3

I have this too! Got that ombré gut :3

i had that when I was a fat kid and it hasn’t totally faded, except it was pink-ish. When I was little, I thought it was ugly and I felt so ashamed of it (and of the fact that I had rolls in general) because adults told me my body wasn’t okay and that I should feel bad about it.

Now, I’ve learned to like the stripes that I still have on my tummy because I’ve realized they aren’t anything to be ashamed of, and neither were my rolls, or anything about my body. It was perfect then, and it’s perfect now. :)

However, I never realized that this was a thing that happened to other people, and I kind of wish my young self had been able to see this, because I remember looking down at my discoloration and wondering what was wrong with me and why my body was so weird.

So followers, your body is not weird or wrong. It is cute and perfect and you are cute and perfect and you’re all lovely.

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