im gonna start ending all internet beefs with this image
i think most gendered marketing is going to fall into this category by default because gendered marketing has to use the language of gender that we currently have and so much of what defines “men” / “for men” is “not women”, thats what makes the diaper ad so entertaining is because the connotations of what it is being applied to (diapers / menstrual pads) reveal so much of how poorly constructed ideas of masculinity in marketing and media are.
like exploring the sites a bit more proper there’s hints of a better advertising & one that could even reach out to the currently faulty & insecure masculinity by just acknowledging like, hey, this is probably embarrassing for you and you’re living life around trying to hide this because you’re basically in denial of the reality of your body (and masculinity is all about that) so like my “ideal” would be to just ditch the entire concept of having to gender / degender the product at all, just focus on what it does (& also avoid the sorta cissexist meanings going on too)
its a pad for incontinence that is made to accommodate the wearer having a penis & can be worn discreetly so you don’t have to discuss your medical condition with people
of course that’s a more reformist take on it which i’m not really interested in, i don’t want to “defend manhood” from men’s own bodies ya know
anyway i watched insidious tonight and it was just ok. i wish horror movies stopped having scenes of old people on couches talking to slightly less old people on armchairs about how they have a demon all up on their shit and heres some theological wording to make it sound legit.
I think it’s a really interesting development here, ah, how self-styled “anti-feminist”/”UGH TUMBLR SJW” types define themselves so heavily against how their perceived enemy takes everything so seriously & aggressively & yet this is their 100% sincere, illogical & highly emotional reaction to me kind of casually noting how goofy Depends attempts to masculinize diapers is.
It’s almost like their disproportionate belligerence is born less out of righteous common sense/frustration with “social justice gone too far” and more out of an aggressive & compulsive defense against any perceived threats to their reactionary ideology.
Depends has been pushing a regendered version of menstrual pads for dudes with incontinence issues and the entire advertisement campaign is based around desperately trying to masculinize diapers & it’s everything you’d expect from that concept and more
An oldie but a goodie. Kitsune throwing a temper tantrum at the vet last summer.
#femmespiration #spring looks
Oh wow i hadnt heard of this guy but these Yelp reviews are horrorcore. He made the chandelier at this cafe a friend took me to, I really hope it doesnt like collapse on them woops
Hello all! My name is Tarin Griggs. I have been accepted to the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for Fall of 2014. I graduated with honors from Mills College with a degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a minor in Dance Choreography in May of 2012. I was only able to attend college after winning the Trustee Scholarship, a full tuition, merit based scholarship. After several months of temporary administrative work, I was able to find a part time position at a local dance studio. I have completed several arts internships and fellowships, and regularly volunteer with dance companies and performance venues in the area. I hope to work in the fields of arts administration or arts education, but unfortunately, nonprofits generally have limited budgets.Though I have gained valuable experience, I have been unable to find paid, full time work. At present, I work roughly 20 hours a week at two different jobs, but only 8.5 of those hours are paid. I am forced to live paycheck to paycheck, owe $30,000 in deferred student loans, and have no benefits. I survive on $25 per week after paying rent and bills, and though I wish I could earn enough to save and invest, I am unable to. I am currently on federal assistance; and receive CalFresh (Food Stamp) benefits. Additionally, I am recovering from a car accident on March 2nd; my car was totaled and I am unable to replace it. Many young people in my position have financial assistance from their families to fall back on, but this is not an option for me. My father was the sole income earner in my family, and lost his job of 25 years in 2007, as I was applying for college. My parents lost their house and went through bankruptcy, and my father passed away in July of 2012. My mother and grandmother are both disabled and unable to work. They are both on fixed incomes through federal Social Security, and are unable to assist me financially. My younger sister is a senior at UC Santa Cruz, and is currently working her way through college.I was offered $13,000 as a Harvard need based grant, $20,500 as a direct unsubsidized loan, $6,000 as a federal Perkins loan, and $5,000 in work study. However, I am currently at least $23,344 short of the $67,844 that I will need to attend. I am moving to Harvard from California, and have to factor airfare into my expenses. I have been researching and applying for outside scholarships, but have found limited resources for graduate programs in my field. I have also planned to participate in the Field Placement Program through HGSE. Though I am willing to take on the challenge of being a full time student, having an off campus internship, and a job on campus, I am worried that I will not be able to earn $5,000 during my nine month program. I also have concerns regarding the amount of student loan debt I am acquiring, considering my plans to work in underfunded urban schools and in the nonprofit sector.Attending Harvard is a once in a lifetime opportunity, especially as a low income, woman of color. I would like to spend my life ensuring that all students will have access to arts programs and to represent my community. The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, the Dance Production classes at El Cerrito High School, En Pointe Youth Dance Company, and the Mills College Dance Department helped me get to where I am today. I feel fortunate to have had dance and writing classes during my primary and secondary school education, and those courses made a difference in my life. I believe that the arts are for everyone, rather than a luxury afforded to the affluent. Even though I have been struggling financially, it has been a privilege to find work in my field and to spend time with the next generation of artists. I hope to continue my education and to help ensure a stable future for myself, my biological family, and my communities of artists. If you are able to help me, it would mean the world to me. Frequent flyer miles, plane tickets, or gift cards for Trader Joe’s and Target would also be gladly accepted! Thank you so much!
My buddy Tarin is a brilliant and talented woman who’s been accepted to Harvard! But that shit’s expensive. Please, consider donating, or signal boost if you can’t!
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