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Does anyone know of a good vegan moisturizer that doesn’t interfere with makeup at all? Right now I’m just using coconut oil but it’s so hot it just doesn’t work with makeup. I need something that feels fresh and clean and light and doesn’t make my makeup all cakey and gross.

Edit: I need it to not be oil. I need to moisturize before I put on makeup and I just cannot do an oil-based moisturizer with makeup, it’s really hot and I work long days and need my makeup to stay put and look great all day.

These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize. By

Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

BOOOM.  Read this if you are a dude, please.

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Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)

If you seriously deny that our society is fatphobic then please unfollow me, I’m not saying skinny people should be insulted but like…are we seriously putting that on the same level as what fat people are subjected to??? Yeah, we know all body shaming is wrong. But you’re kidding yourself if you don’t acknowledge that the vast majority of body-shaming is fat-shaming. Were those examples I gave earlier not explained well enough, or…?

And I’m talking to every person who’s commented about this, not just a single person. If I were talking to a single person I’d send you a damn message and not keep flooding everyone’s dashboard with this. I’m just pissed as hell that people are blatantly denying that we live in a fatphobic society. I mean I hate to make comparisons between social justice issues but like, it’s like saying all oppression against women is on the same level when we know damn well that some women just have to put up with more shit than others because of who they are. I’m not even what I’d consider thin and I know for damn sure I put up with way less bullshit than fat girls. Occasionally I get some douchebag who calls me a land whale or some shit but I don’t get intrusive comments everywhere I go, I don’t get people judging all my food choices (other than the vegan part), I don’t get people telling me I shouldn’t wear something based on my body type, I can easily find clothes that are my size, I’m much more likely to see my body type represented in media (and portrayed with a variety of characteristics rather than stereotypes)…even so-called plus-size models are about my size, I’m not even very big. And just the fact that larger models are deemed “plus-sized”…smaller models are just “models”. They’re not “thin-sized” or whatever. You never see fat mannequins at stores. You almost never see fatness being portrayed as beautiful and when you do it’s instantly ridiculed as “glorifying obesity”. Health articles are always about losing weight, never gaining it. Nobody in magazines is photoshopped to be fatter, it’s always thinner…if you don’t think we live in a fatphobic society, open your eyes. And I don’t give two fucks what society was fifty years ago because it’s not fifty goddamn years ago, it’s today. And today, we live in a society that hates fat people. It could not be more obvious.

oh for fuck’s sake what is so bad about admitting that fat girls take way more shit than skinny girls? It’s okay, admitting that we live in a fat-hating society does not invalidate your experiences of being told to eat a sandwich or called a toothpick, we’re just admitting that fat people have to put up with may more shit on so many different levels. seriously, it’s okay, chilllll

No no no I am not saying we should be making negative comments about skinny women, I am saying we should absolutely not be ignoring the fact that we live in a fatphobic society. What would you even call thin-shaming… thinphobia? Skinnyphobia? I mean it’s just not a thing. People don’t put their lives in danger because they’re terrified of being thin. No one should receive negative comments about their bodies regardless of how they look but like…how could you possibly deny that we live in a fatphobic society???

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Crystals can form at the bottom of your vial of testosterone if it becomes too cold. Here are some tips for storing your T vials.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) ex; bedroom, bathroom
Store out of direct sunlight. I store all my HRT paraphernalia in a cigar box. 
If crystals occur, warming and shaking the vial should redissolve any crystals.


Crystals can form at the bottom of your vial of testosterone if it becomes too cold. Here are some tips for storing your T vials.

  • Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) ex; bedroom, bathroom
  • Store out of direct sunlight. I store all my HRT paraphernalia in a cigar box. 
  • If crystals occur, warming and shaking the vial should redissolve any crystals.
No one should body shame anyone. And let's not forget that less than 50 years ago it was skinny women being constantly shamed, and larger women held the spotlight. There is no privilege to any body type. I have been on both sides, being called fat when I was larger, and gross now that I'm smaller, both hurt equally.

I have to disagree, I mean I’ve been the same size for a while and been called both a land whale and a toothpick, so of course this entire thing is pretty subjective and any body shaming hurts, I agree with that point. But there is so much evidence of thinness being preferable to society…do you want me to sit down and make a list of everything? Because it might take a while. Meanwhile the few groups who praise fat acceptance are quickly ridiculed for “glorifying obesity”. Thin privilege is very, very real. Seriously if you want I will sit down and make a list of all the ways in which thinness is viewed as better by our society…it will take a long time though. Off the top of my head… 1. fashion models are still much smaller than the average size, 2. it’s much easier to find clothing for smaller sizes, 3. there is a very large gap in media representation for fat people, 4. it’s seen as perfectly acceptable to make comments about fat bodies under the guise of “just concerned about their health” whereas I have never once seen this said about a skinny person (I’m sure it has been said but much less often), 5. they don’t photoshop people fatter in magazines, they photoshop them smaller and get rid of their cellulite, rolls, and stretch marks, 6. tips on healthy living almost ALWAYS include something about losing weight, as if that should be everyone’s focus, 7. there are all kinds of clothing items meant to make us appear smoother, flatter, thinner, etc. 8. I have never once seen or heard a thin girl’s clothing choices being policed and yet there’s like a million things that fat girls “aren’t supposed to wear”…crop tops, high-waisted anything, leggings, shorts, basically anything besides a giant paper bag, 9. the few times fat people are portrayed in media, they generally have negative traits attributed to them (greedy, lazy, etc.), 10. the fact that I and millions of other people have put our health and very lives in danger because the society we live in has made us so terrified of being fat, because we’ve been told and shown over and over again that fat people are not treated nicely, they are seen as less valuable, less worthy, less attractive and that only when we achieve thinness will be feel happy and sexy and worthy and lovable, I mean it’s all lies but it’s what we’re told. From day one we are told by society, by everything from observing other people’s interactions to the photoshopped images in the media, that thin=good, fat=bad. All body shaming is wrong but you really can’t ignore the fact that our society is massively skewed toward fatphobia.

Yeah but fat girls should still call skinny girls the fuck out when they're shaming fat girls, I reckon.

Mmhm, that’s what I meant by “stop enforcing men’s standards”. I think that skinny women shaming fat women is, at the core, internalized misogyny. It started with men imposing standards on women so in order to stop it we have to call out everyone who enforces those standards, regardless of gender. We should absolutely be calling out fatphobic skinny women, I mean there’s no question that thin privilege exists. I was just kind of thinking through the whole thing and it just kind of dawned on me that there have been all kinds of standards imposed on women’s bodies and I suspect they’re not coming from women.