oh how the times have changed
This is definitely worth reblogging.
i reblog this every time
Am I the only one who hates this photo? It’s still discrimination against certain women, and there is absolutely no difference between the medias intentions demonstrated in this photo as there is in the medias actions these days.
This advertisement is still telling girls that their body is ‘wrong’. That if you’re skinny, then you aren’t beautiful, and the only way to have this beauty is to gain another 10 pounds.
This isnt a positive advertisement, this is no better than the advertisements that are continuously complained about these days! Because this exact thing is still occurring, except the roles are reversed. Instead of fat being considered beautiful, skinny is.
Yet we believe that this ad is somehow less bad and even better than the ones we are shown now just because its not forcing us to be skinny. But the fact that its trying to make us look a certain way is the reason why it’s wrong, not the way it’s telling us to look.
The problem here isn’t how much we weigh or what we look like. The problem is that the media still portrays the idea that beauty is on the outside, and that your weight must be a specific number, and that isn’t how it should be.
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet on the set of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When patients were committed to the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York, they arrived with a suitcase packed with all of the possessions they thought they needed for their time inside.
Most never left. The mental hospital had an average stay of nearly 30 years. When patients died, they were buried in nameless graves across the street of the asylum. Their suitcases, with all their worldly possessions, were locked in an attic and forgotten.
In 1995, an employee of the mental hospital discovered the suitcases, 400 of them. They date from 1910 to 1960.
Now, photographer Jon Crispin is cataloging each suitcase and opening a window into the lives - and the minds - of the people deemed too unwell to be allowed in society.
This is fascinating and distressing. I wonder how many of those people were actually “unwell”, or whether it was just a reflection of what society considered unacceptable at the time.
Audrey Hepburn; publicity still for Blake Edwards’ Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Photo by Howell Conant.
Cat, it’s been years and you’re still in the sink. Get out.