Did you know…?
Before the 17th century, western women gave birth squatting, sitting, or standing up. This changed when King Louis XIV of France decreed that his wives and mistresses would give birth lying down so he could witness the birth of his children. Although this position often makes birth more difficult and painful, it soon became the norm. Before long, the number of obstetric instruments multiplied to address the added difficulty, and the view of birth as an emergency that required medical attention spread quickly.
White men can’t judge.
Finest White Logic.
I’ve studied art history and Louis this is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous things you asked your country to do, and that is a big statement.
for anyone who thinks female armpit hair is ‘no big deal’ these days, for those who question my insistence that my armpit hair on my femme body is a genderqueer expression that has been targeted for violence time and again, check out this comment on my youtube.
why is female hair so offensive? how is it any different from male hair? this shit is ridiculous.
I can’t even fathom how someone like him can use a computer.
this shit is all too painfully real.trigger warning.
when i was nineteen i went to a local show with my sister. i was dancing around and acting crazy, and i was the only grrrl doing so. i was wearing a tanktop. the singer in the band said into the mic “the girl with the red hair (me) really needs to shave her fucking armpits”. people were laughing at me. people were throwing shit at me. i was giving these people the finger and raising my arm, showing off the hair. then a guy punched me in the face, knocking my glasses off. i tried to hit him back but another guy caught my arm and restrained me. i was pushed, shoved and hit by a group of guys. my shirt was pulled down during all of this. my sister’s arms were restrained. i was dragged out on my back by my pigtails, down some stairs and my head was smashed into a pole along the way. it was fucked up and very, very traumatizing. nothing like that had ever happened to me before. after that people would pass the store i worked at in the mall and shout ‘shave your armpits!’ at me while i was working.
Photo reblogged from with 4,492 notes
[trigger warning, although i guess that doesn’t do much when the image is blaring right there, eh?]
Even as a pun, it is still a bad and tasteless [oh, there we go] pun. It turns rape into yet another joke, something to laugh off, something to not take seriously. It turns a horrifyingly traumatic and violent experience into, welll, a fruit cartoon.