1. twinkforbigmen331:

    thedarkmatteralchemist:

    penis-hilton:

    EVERYTIME I SEE THIS POST I’M AFRAID TO SCROLL TO THE END OF IT BECAUSE I ALWAYS THINK BETTY WHITE HAS DIED

    Betty White, last of the jedi.

    WHO DID THIS

  2. dion-thesocialist:

    ur fave is problematic. *spins the celebrity wheel* Keira Knightley is guilty of *spins the problematic wheel* appropriating the struggles of *spins the marginalized group wheel* minimum wage workers, and refuses to acknowledge her *spins the privilege wheel* male privilege.

  3. alliartist:

rifa:

prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.
But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

    alliartist:

    rifa:

    prokopetz:

    nebcondist1:

    prokopetz:

    I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

    High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

    … or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

    … or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

    In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

    so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

    A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

    But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

    FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

    Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

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  5. koujakus-boyfriend:

    sossidge:

    me 11:59 September 30th

    image

    me 12:00 October 1st

    image

    it’s not even october and 90% of tumblr is like the second gif

  6. nateswinehart:

    Being good to each other is so important, guys.

  7. Eleanor Davis

    Eleanor Davis

  8. claudiagray:

    Sometimes the greatest sarcasm is wasted. 

  9. wibblywobblytime-ywimey:

    jean-valgina:

    satanic-cactus:

    freakingkeeper:

    earthquackandbcm:

    bluebellgirl:

     

    I couldn’t scroll past this.

    "rock is evil"

    People are fucking idiots

    Every single person I’ve met in a punk or rock band have been the nicest people I’ve met in my life.

    Pretty sure that thing about one direction isn’t true, they’re supposed to be pretty good guys
    they actually did the complete opposite from what this says: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/one-direction-interrupt-tour-to-visit-841623 the justin bieber thing about spitting on his fans isn’t true either but there are fucking countless examples of him being a little asshole that this graphic could have used so

    This^^^^^

    "…they are displayed as ‘influential’ by the media."

    "…displayed as ‘influential’ by the media."

    "…displayed as ‘influential’…" 

    What the does that even mean? Either you’re influential or you’re not. You can’t be “displayed” as it. Are they implying that none of those alternative bands were influential? Or are they just playing the victim bcuz da prepz dont undastanddd

  10. myinfinitestruggle:

My dark thoughts came back.

    myinfinitestruggle:

    My dark thoughts came back.

  11. magictransistor:

    José Gaudalupe Posada. Woodcuts. Museo Blaisten, Mexico. 1900s.