The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.
Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”
One British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.
“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
So, to fight back against the sexualization of the modeling industry, these women assaulted a model and forcibly exposed her?
Protip: You’re not fighting a patriarchal system by assaulting women and exposing them against their will.
I have literally never heard of a positive thing done by Femen. Seriously. They need to stop. First the blatant Islamophobia, and now this? Really?
If your idea of feminism includes racist bullshit and attacking women who don’t conform to your exact image of a feminist, guess what? You’re a complete asshole and you’re misrepresenting feminism as a whole.
I *hate* Femen. Literally they are the reason feminism is viewed in a bad light. They’re the West Borough Baptist of feminism and I can’t stand it.
wasn’t it discovered earlier this year that FEMEN is run entirely by some rich israeli dude who required women to submit topless ‘audition’ photos before they can officially become a member
im pretty sure it’s not an actual feminist organization at all it’s really fucked up
white feminism bankrolled and controlled by old rich white dudes
Yo I’ve reblogged this before but the article linked above is so crazy important it’s not even funny.
What the fuck, actually read that article. That’s so messed up. Jesus Christ.
guys, this stuff needs to stop. in my year of being on tumblr i have seen countless posts like this one, saying “if i get [instert number of reblogs/likes/w/e] then i wont hurt/kill myself.” this is emotional manipulation and it is wrong.
first off, you are pressuring people you dont even know into doing something that means ultimately nothing. you are making people feel like if they dont reblog this you may do something rash and it will be their fault. the title, the first sentace, everything bout this is wrong and manipulative. doing stuff like this is often what classifies people as “poisonous”.
Another thing wrong with this post is that it is based on what some awful person said and they used what the other person said to make a bet of sorts. betting on people’s feelings is awful and you are guilt tripping them to win. i know that this person probably feels like shit, but to even consider turning this into a petty competition is amazingly shitty.
this is emotional manipulation, this is wrong and you are pressuring people to try to make yourself happy. its ok to want people to comfort you, but to threaten hurting yourself like this is awful and you are a terrible person for thinking it is ok.
if you are someone who does this then you are an awful person. Notes on a post on a dumb site mean nothing, what you are doing is manipulative and terrible. as a protip: if you feel like people dont care for you then talk to people you actually know, chances are they will say something they mean.
I’m reblogging this for awareness and hopefully to get this to stop.
I really hope when Charlie comes back from Oz that she’s got the same haircut that Felicia Day currently has
this is the most romantic thing i’ve seen all day
No shit. That tom cat was like:
"This thorn invested wall means nothing."
"I will gladly walk on it a thousand times over, if that means I could be with you, my lady."
and the lady cat was all:
"My brave darling."
OOOPS MY HAND SLIPPED!!
Suddenly my muse insisted me to draw the personification version of the last pic, and who am I to reject inspiration when it comes so willingly to me? At least this will help with the artblock issue I currently have to deal with.
Russian imperial era inspired because hot damn.
Note: I tried google reverse image (and other reverse image search engines) those photos and came up with nothing. I wish I knew the original photographer because I want to love hug him/her so hard for capturing such inspiring moments.
What’s truly inspiring is your artwork.