And finally someone said it
nobody’s fucking stopping you from putting on some foundation dude you can put it on and it’s discrete and other straight guys won’t be able to tell and it does wonders. nobody’s stopping you from moisturizing or even putting on the lightest bits of concealer. don’t worry, other straight men can’t tell
Also there’s less pressure for men to be attractive and more pressure on women to see past men’s looks for their personalities, like look how many movies star average/ugly dudes who still score modelesque girls.
step 1: create unrealistic, unattainable standards of beauty for women
step 2: build a multi-billion dollar beauty industry to sell women makeup, tell them they are worthless without it
step 3: mock and vilify women who wear makeup as vain and fake, mock and vilify women who don’t wear makeup as ugly
step 4: code makeup as exclusively feminine, make the feminine shameful, shame any and all men perceived as feminine
step 5: complain that you can’t wear makeup
all that commentary
My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.
The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)
But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.
Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.
These people are doin’ Halloween right.
This is the side of suburbia I do Not Like, nah
Made @pbeechie (on instagram) spiced banana bread mug cake for my post workout snack! I topped mine with dark chocolate almond butter. It was SOOOO good healthy snacks that taste like dessert are the best!
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- 1/2 banana, mashed (50 g)
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/2 scoop cinnamon swirl protein (I used @cellucor brand)
- 2 tbsp almond meal/flour
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 packet stevia
- 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (this was an extra ingredient I added for a little more moisture but it’s not necessary for the recipe)
Mix all ingredients together well. Spray a mug or bowl with nonstick spray and pour the batter in. Microwave for 2:00-3:00 minutes. Flip onto a plate or eat right out of the mug!
My first thigh piece, fresh from the chair! Sophie and Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle :)
Done by the amazing Jairo Carmona Velez at Extreme Needle, London, UK (Feb 2014)