How Breasts Can Look
A little while back, I made a post about the Reality of Nude Photos, and the public reaction that really surprised me in response was that it seemed like a lot of people had never actually seen a female body in different positions like that before. Lots of people didn’t believe that both of the images in that post were really me, because my breasts looked so different in the two pictures.
And that really stuck with me. Not any kind of frustration at the disbelief I received, but a genuinely eye-opening realization that people didn’t know what breasts can look like when they’re just flopped around in a picture or looked at from a different side.
I certainly don’t have the same breasts as every other woman out there, so this is in no way meant to represent all of womankind. Not by a long shot. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and each woman is unique in the way that they will stretch, sag, move, bounce, and so on. Women have different nipples, different sized areolae, and very differently shaped breasts.
These are my breasts. 12 photos of them just hanging out and doing their thing. Every woman in the world could make this photo chart and it would be a little bit different each time. And in my opinion, that is one of the most wonderful and amazing things about the human body.
this makes me so happy
I thought this experience I had recently might interest you guys! I think it’s an exercise a lot of artists could benefit from.
CC: Thank you so fucking much for submitting this. Seriously.
Yes at that bottom line. When will white people learn they are the global minority in the realist sense of the world and the world don’t revolve around them. This exercise is super interesting as well cause I’m not an artist but wow, mentally what that takes is so interesting.
So yesterday I was sitting in my living room and my husband had some show on E or entertainment tonight etc…. They were interviewing Kelly Clarkson because she is now pregnant. Kelly made the statement, something along the lines of “well everyone calls me fat anyway so at least now I have an excuse.” and my husband goes ugh, fucking women. Well needless to say I went off on him but that’s not the point here. The point is that this wonderful talented woman has been hounded by the press and public for her fluctuating weight and it is just disgusting how our culture completely accepts and endorses criticizing a woman’s body. When Kim K was pregnant there were hundreds of articles bashing her for weight gain. This woman is fucking pregnant yet the press jump at the opportunity to shame her for eating a fucking ice cream cone. It enrages me, I can’t believe we as a society are still so accepting of this sort of thing. I cry for all the little girls having to grow up with this barrage of hate surrounding them, for the 9 year olds who put themselves on diets, for all the kids who won’t enter dance classes or sports because they are ashamed of how they look. When is it going to be enough? When are we as a society going to take a stand and put a stop to this? When are we going to stop killing the women in this country?
-Lindy West (via fourstorytantrum)
Every time one of my guy friends says they prefer women without makeup I give them the hardest fucking side-eye. Like, I definitely don’t really mind either way but, I’m pretty sure some of these dudes has scarcely seen a woman without makeup.
The amount of notes on this is disgusting.pretty fucking much ^^
8th grade. he called me fat. I’ll never forget it.
Elementary school, all the boys, even the one I had a crush on.
They called me Twinkie
All the time. Not a year, not a month, not a week. All the time.
i had a crush on him but he told his friend to tell me i was too fat to go out with him
there is no faster way to lose all respect for someone
ugly, all the time. In elementary school. I will never forget.
i remember every single detail this is horrible
My own family.
All the time. Infront of people too..
Ugly for the burn scars along my arms and back. I think they’re cool. Others think they’re gross.
See: the entirety of my elementary school years.
Dove hired a forensic artist to draw how women see themselves versus how others see them - the results are moving.
It doesn’t matter if you’re pretty
or have things all over your face,
because what truly matters is
what’s inside you.
this is actually the most meaningful and thoughtful post i have ever seen on tumblr
-From Pornland by Gail Dines
Love this. And can I just say that I love that she mentions “hairless”? Western society thinks women are “supposed” to be hairless, but we’re fucking NOT. We are primates, just like men! We have hair! It will always grow back no matter how many times you shave or wax it [and “permanent” laser hair removal isn’t always truly permanent (not to mention the treatments are crazy expensive so the vast majority of women won’t be able to get them, even if they were 100% effective)]. It’s completely ridiculous that women are expected to de-hair themselves. I don’t expect men to de-hair themselves, and they shouldn’t expect me to.
One of the answers to “Is “Fitspo” bad for you?” from Glamour magazine. I’m so glad they consulted someone who is an actual expert on these things!
a warning about “fitspo” to those with eating disorders
Or… To anyone.
I’d like to add that thinspiration portrays thinness, thigh gaps, and flat stomachs as “perfection”… which most of us know is not possible for everyone to achieve. Genetics, body structure, height, etc all influence how thin we can become (healthily), as well as whether we can acquire concave stomachs and space between our legs.
But, and here’s the catch, the same is true for fitspo. Fitspiration portrays fitness, toned arms, hourglass obliques, and high performance as if everyone can achieve it. I’m not saying that it is wrong to strive for something, but fitspiration can be as equally damaging as thinspiration because it idealizes a “perfect” body.
It takes as much control to achieve a “fitspo” body to get a “thinspo” body, and that’s the dangerous part. Just throwing my two cents out there.
Please try not to beat yourself up today! You don’t have to be so hard on yourself!