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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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alliartist:

letterbombsandnovacaine:

aphoenixfromtheembers:

Please, please, PLEASE, watch this video by lacigreen

It’s incredibly important in the Sam Pepper case and needs spreading. I can’t stress that part enough- please spread this.

I only have 233 followers. If each of you reblog, and are in turn reblogged…it helps. Please, dear God if you ever reblog 1 post from me, reblog this one and SPREAD IT.

I will also be reblogging Laci Green’s official post, and I do want to credit her for all this. This is her video, not mine.

Ik this doesn’t fit my blog and isn’t my normal sort of post etc. but awareness of this needs spreading and Laci did an amazing job of this video.

It’s nice to get a brief rundown on the situation and see where it’s heading.

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no-fucking-means-no:

purplesneakerprincess:

casualcissexism:

downtheupstairs:

queertactics:

popmychieri:

chuckstew:

John Green being fucking awesome

"read misogynistic gender dynamics into it" 

don’t need to read into things that are actually fucking there!!!! holy shit john green have you ever read twilight or are you pulling this statement out of your ass like you seem to do a bunch lately?

let’s count the ways twilight fucks up in terms of “gender dynamics” and other things, shall we?

  • a character is physically abused by her cousin’s boyfriend to the point of being scarred permanently, yet they still get together for “destiny” reasons
  • same character basically exists as a satellite planet to her bf and as an example of how every imprintee should act
  • imprinting as a whole: YOU GET NO CHOICE IN LOVE!! boy falls in love w/ u? u better just fucking accept it. don’t like him?? you’ll “grow to”, because of his “loving devoted attention”!!! it’s for the good of the pack!!!! fuck you if you want anything different
  • imprinting on babies, aka child grooming is totally okay as long as you don’t start the sexy stuff until 18!! (“mentally”- can’t forget bella’s daughter is allowed to get w/ jacob, her mom’s former friend, when she’s seven years old)
  • bella’s agency is completely taken away by edward (and jacob) in terms of her child (wanting her to get an abortion against her wishes, edward basically telling jacob he can have sex with her and give her children if she wants them)
  • edward sleeps with bella even though he KNOWS she will be harmed by it
  • leah clearwater is portrayed as an utter complete bitch for not following the pack rules, yet jacob is touted as a heroic leader for doing the same
  • and speaking of leah, how fucking dare she be upset her boyfriend broke it off with her to get into a “fairytale” relationship with her cousin!! (the same bf that later scarred her beloved cousin and friend FOR LIFE)
  • jacob and edward treat bella like a literal piece of meat and consistently ignore her wishes for “the greater good”
  • being a vampire makes u white!!!!!!
  • humans are trash. you’re a human? you’re trash
  • jacob violently kisses bella without her consent
  • bella is the classic definition of “not like other girls” and treats the girls who attempt to be friends with her as disposable
  • she also treats her father like trash and is dismissive of her mother
  • SEX IS BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SILLY BELLA 
  • special snowflake syndrome to the max (and u’d know about that right john? *flutters eyelashes*)
  • don’t forget the stalking!!! nothing says true love like stalking
  • Perhaps the creepiest part was the werewolf wife (who was human) who had the misfortune of being around her husband when he got angry & lashed out at her. It was a tacit endorsement of domestic violence. There was never any thought that the wife might leave her husband or that you maybe shouldn’t be around someone who will strike you when they are angry (especially someone with claws..) ” -ezra
  • Did anyone else also notice that the good guys in this series are white, and the bad guys are Native American?  Also ALL of the vampires in the book are white.” -diaryofacrazywoman
  • And don’t worry. If Edward ends up killing Bella, it will be her fault. That’s because she should know to stand perfectly still when he kisses her. Otherwise vampire passions are aroused and, well, murder happens.” -Elizabeth Esther (aka EMOTIONAL ABUSE WOOHOO)

you can read more here, here, here, and here

i agree that smeyer experiences sexism, misogyny, and fatphobia because of her books, and i agree that twilight fans do as well, and that’s terrible and wrong. but that in NO WAY excuses the fact that twilight is disgusting tripe. the movies were way, way toned down to a lot of these things, tbh, so i understand why you might see the issue as blown out of the water in those respects- but the books DO exist, they ARE there, and so is all the things they tout as romantic.

tl;dr: you know nothing john green

"you can just ignore sexism and rape culture if you squint and not wanting to do that makes you the misogynist"

really like this guy needs to hire better PR people can someone hire John Green a PR guy for me

It was sort of mentioned in the list above but I want to make it EXPLICITLY CLEAR that Edward and Bella’s relationship IS CANONICALLY ABUSIVE. Here is a link explaining why, but if you don’t want to go all the way over there I’ll give you a short rundown. The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a list of fifteen signs you might be in an abusive relationship and says If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship.”  Edward and Bella’s relationship hits ALL FIFTEEN. 

So yes, John Green, tell me more about why it’s acceptable to teach teen girls (the biggest Twilight fanbase) to glamorize and aspire to a completely abusive relationship. We should most definitely say that there’s nothing wrong with that unless you want “to read into it.” 

After all, media doesn’t impact how people think at all does it? Especially not growing children! Now, I don’t advocate banning books ever, but people need to be made aware of problematic things in literature. It’s the same problem with romanticizing Romeo and Juliet, except Shakespeare never wanted that to happen. If nobody calls these works out on how problematic the relationsips in them are, you are passively enabling abusers and abusive relationship. So thanks John for doing that.

john green deciding to just “look past misogyny to be nice to authors” fucking gee whiz another white guy another day smh

Oh lord. Now I know the context for that ‘reading misogyny into it’ quote I am even more disgusted. 

Yes, Stephenie Meyer is getting more crap for her books than male authors would. But it does not change the fact that- as the commenters above have pointed out- her books are extremely problematic, and yet are still being marketed to teen girls as some sort of great romance. 

Here’s the thing, Mr. Green. You, as an adult, have the life experience to recognize misogyny in a work of art, and as a man, you have the freedom to ignore it. Teen girls? Are being sold abusive relationships as romantic, as ideal relationships, and they don’t necessarily have the discernment to realise that that shit is problematic, ESPECIALLY with people like you telling them it’s all in their heads.

I will never, ever forget the day my third-graders- eight year olds- told me they all loooooooooooved Twilight, that they wanted a boyfriend just like Edward.

I want you to think about that for a second. These girls are EIGHT YEARS OLD. And this is the kind of media they’re consuming, these are the kind of relationships they’re being told are GOOD things. 

And the things that you grow up with as a child- the things that are normal to you as a child- are what you wind up wanting, expecting, as an adult. I know I can trace my current fascination with military history back to G.I. Joe cartoons and JAG, and I thank fate that both those series had kick-ass strong women for me to look up to, since I wanted to be just like Scarlett and Lady Jaye and Sarah McKenzie. And later, I wanted to be just like Hermione Granger.

But my third-graders, those precious baby girls? Want to be Bella Swan. They don’t see anything wrong with the creepy stalker boyfriend… in part, Mr. Green, because people like you tell them there isn’t. 

fuck you John Green

So I made one of the boys too … (the girls are here). Sorry for the really stiff and weird poses but this is my first time drawing guys like this so yeah.
Percy is skinny and kinda tall. Not a lot of muscles here but he do fight a lot so there’s some. 
I don’t know why but I see Jason as kind of a young Captain America (If he would have been buff his whole life). Dorito figure with broad shoulders and thin waist. I think it might have been because of Minuiko’s Jason who looks just like him…
Frank is shorter and a bit chubby. Even though he got Mars’s blessing I really want him to still have his round edges :)
Leo is scrawny as hell and he knows it. But I think he would have pretty strong arms and shoulders since he works a lot with his hands. 
Since Nico is just 13 he must be the tiniest of them all. I don’t agree with anyone who draws him as tall and handsome (even though it would have been nice if that was actually the case). But, I do think that two or three years later Nico will explode and grow like 40 cm or something and get taller than all of them. And that his shoulders and Italian jawline will arrive somewhere at that time too.

So I made one of the boys too … (the girls are here). Sorry for the really stiff and weird poses but this is my first time drawing guys like this so yeah.

Percy is skinny and kinda tall. Not a lot of muscles here but he do fight a lot so there’s some. 

I don’t know why but I see Jason as kind of a young Captain America (If he would have been buff his whole life). Dorito figure with broad shoulders and thin waist. I think it might have been because of Minuiko’s Jason who looks just like him…

Frank is shorter and a bit chubby. Even though he got Mars’s blessing I really want him to still have his round edges :)

Leo is scrawny as hell and he knows it. But I think he would have pretty strong arms and shoulders since he works a lot with his hands. 

Since Nico is just 13 he must be the tiniest of them all. I don’t agree with anyone who draws him as tall and handsome (even though it would have been nice if that was actually the case). But, I do think that two or three years later Nico will explode and grow like 40 cm or something and get taller than all of them. And that his shoulders and Italian jawline will arrive somewhere at that time too.

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Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair

  • another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice 
  • the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
  • you can see where this is going
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Anonymous asked:

Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.

euclase answered:

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

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linzeestyle:

It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.

Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?

"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.

So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?

I would like every anon and non-anon who have sent me messages along the the lines of 'you're too old for tumblr, it's creepy' and 'when will you grow out of fandom?' to read this and remember it when they are in their 40s.

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thorki:

this video is 1 second long.  in one minute i could watch it 60 times.  in 2 i could watch it 120.  in an hour i could watch it 3,600 times.  in a year i could watch it 31,536,00.  in a decade - if i spend the next 10 years of my life watching this video - i could watch it 315532800 times.  this is incredible.  this video is my past present and future