ramblings of a sleep-deprived costume designer
~ Tuesday, September 30 ~
Permalink
onemuseleft:


ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 
Good job Internet.

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.

There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  

Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.

So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 

Good job Internet.

(Source: itscalledfashionlookitup)


240,123 notes
reblogged via luridamigo
Permalink

batwife:

cosmopolitanmagazine:

17 No-Carve Ways to Pimp Your Pumpkins for Halloween

Because carving pumpkins is so 2000. 

mostly reblogging because cats

(Source: cosmopolitan.com)


2,248 notes
reblogged via theeverydaygoth
Permalink

(Source: legiont)

Tags: gender feels
155 notes
reblogged via theeverydaygoth
Permalink

gambollingseaotter replied to your post: Unpopular opinion time! I know everyon…

But they ARE actually men. And they’re bringing drag to the mainstream. You can approve of a campaign and not of the company. Like you can like the artwork and hate the artist. Enjoy the book but despise the author.

Look at the campaign though-

Meet Courtney Act
Courtney is from Sydney, Australia but currently resides in West Hollywood. She enjoys success as a pop singer and has toured around the world with her live show. She cites Oprah Winfrey as her religious leader and keeps a gratitude journal in her honor. Courtney’s hobbies include yoga, meditation, Burning Man and go-go dancing. Her favorite color is rainbow.

I’m willing to bet that anyone who already didn’t know who Courtney was would just assume she was a pretty girl based on the above. The word “drag” is never used anywhere until the last sentence of this paragraph in small print all the way at the bottom of the page-

About the Collection
American Apparel is thrilled to present a collaboration with three of our favorite performance artists: Willam, Alaska and Courtney Act. This limited edition series celebrates each drag queen’s talents and allure.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all three queens they chose are skinny, blonde, and fit mainstream beauty standards and the fact that they are drag queens is being downplayed. This campaign was the perfect opportunity to make a statement about gender, sexuality, personal expression, etc. especially considering that AA sells so much unisex clothing, but instead the angle they chose to go with is “hot girls who aren’t actually girls”, which I find disappointing. If that’s the best they can do as far as “bringing drag to the mainstream”, I’m not impressed. And yes, of course it’s cool that people who are drag queens are being featured in such a mainstream way, but I don’t like the way the campaign was done, and regardless of that I wouldn’t feel comfortable buying anything from a company with such a gross history.

Tags: gambollingseaotter
4 notes
Permalink

Unpopular opinion time! I know everyone’s super excited about that American Apparel thing right now, but it would be cool if there were shirts with drag queens on them being sold by a major mass market store who DIDN’T
A) have a strong history of extreme misogyny and racism both in the store’s advertising and internal practices
b) market the campaign as basically “Check out these tall skinny hot blonde chicks! They look just like our regular models except *whispers* they’re actually men!”


14 notes
Permalink

stephlaberis:

You Can Buy Prints Here until October 3rd!

Getting an early jump on Halloween this year, partially because of APE this weekend and partially because I will be spending most of the month away from my studio to visit family in Salem. You’d think spending October in the Halloween capitol of the world would be magical, but I will be avoiding tourists like the plague and spending time in my old haunts, gorging on maple sugar candy and baking pies with the only acceptable baking apple, macintosh. 

Yes. I am an autumn snob. <3

Tags: rats !
420 notes
reblogged via timofeypnin
Permalink

(Source: edgy-and-pop)


5,795 notes
reblogged via yungghunty
Permalink

sherbetballets:

I just think a lot about how monster high can make younger kids feel 

like, a young black girl being told by almost literally any media that she needs to straighten/change her natural hair to be pretty but she comes across honey who not only has hair like her but talks about how much she loves her hair 

or maybe a nonverbal disabled child who identifies so much with ghoulia

operetta has a big burn-like scar on her face and she rocks the fashion just as much as anyone else

or girls who learn from clawdeen its totally okay to be hairy, but if you also want to shave thats cool too. and girls who can’t or don’t want to shave can come across marisol and see she’s literally hairy and has thick eyebrows and it’s so not a bad thing

then there’s vandala who has a prosthetic leg and ryder/finn rocking a wheelchair 

and it just makes really happy and fuzzy because you can tell these dolls were designed with these kinds of things in mind and they’re gonna make some children, who probably never see these things about them anywhere in media, very happy 


782 notes
reblogged via b1a4gasms
Permalink

(Source: mualien)


111 notes
reblogged via fuckyeahhardfemme
Permalink

takanobaka:

Asexual Awareness Week is on October 26November 1st this year so you know what that means

image

ace level: pumpkin

Tags: ME asexuality
5,982 notes
reblogged via thesabbit