10 Expert Tips to Help You Gain Confidence in Your Appearance
These all may not apply to you, but I think everyone could benefit from trying at least one. I think too many times we focus on the outside and forget that our opinions of ourselves are just that — opinions — not facts. Changing the way you think, can help you change the way you live!
On a scale of 9-10, how accurate is my chart?
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and post it in a reblog. Pretty sure I just discovered the best way to figure out who to follow.
lucid-phoenix asked: Hi Ruby! That last ask you received with that girl whose boss is asking all the females to wear make-up to work... That is actually covered in the anti-discrimination act. By him stating it is mandatory is blatant sexism (as you clearly noticed) but it is also denying freedom of choice. If Julie reads this - please take this to a higher authority to make sure your boss knows he can not legally do this. Fight for your right to not wear make-up!!!
I was just thinking, and it might be helpful to get written statements from your coworkers, or to ask him to amend the uniform policy — that way you have written proof that you can show the higher-ups.
But I would definitely talk to HR before anyone else if you can (even your coworkers). I’ve worked in bad retail jobs before, and several managers who raised complaints about their bosses only saved themselves from being fired by talking to HR first — because HR was aware of the situation before the boss was, the boss basically couldn’t fire the manager because it would be obvious that it was in reaction to the problem.
juliej87 asked: Hi. My boss recently called a meeting to tell all the girls in the office that it is going to be mandatory for all of us to wear make up to work. I don't wear makeup because I can't afford it most of the time to be honest. Would you consider this sexism? Also what steps should I take next?
Wow. Yes. That is definitely sexism. Unless, of course, he’s making the men wear makeup too? (I doubt it.) I would call HR and explain the situation. If you don’t have an HR department, definitely find a way to document what’s happening before you approach him. I don’t know what he’s like, but if he tries to fire you for disobeying this new “rule” it would be good to have some evidence that the only reason he’s doing it is because you refused to comply.
Feminist Disney: thisiswhiteprivilege: “Your aggression is scaring away people who... -
“Your aggression is scaring away people who would want to help you!”
The war against racism will be a hard one, and white allies, real white allies, used to be willing to get attacked by the dogs, beaten up, and even lose their lives for the sake of equality. Now…
Pretty much how I feel when people criticize me for being “agressive” when talking about feminism.
Me and Kurt’s first date.
(Source: sophielouisep, via thatfunnyblog)
What in all the fucks?!
Reasons why that pet my hair shit and all that isn’t cute. I didn’t know these places existed until the 50s tho, jeez. Fucking sick. And that baby is just a beautiful child that’s so terrible
- Why you can’t pet my hair
- Why you aren’t bringing me in to shit
- Why the rhetoric of curating and introducing grown as people is iffy as FUCK
- Please note 1950 as a date of continuance. They were doing this while my mom was ALIVE. And while civil rights was started.
Fascinatingly, many of the white people who went to human zoos as audience members were incapable of recalling them when interviewed years later, they would vehemently deny their existence and participation, even when there was physical evidence. It’s as if the memory is suppressed individually and in society as a whole. Never forget, when white people complain about being oppressed, they have no idea what the fuck they are talking about.
Coney Island in NY actually had one of these villages as well, though the actors were free. The most popular actor actually lived in the Bronx and would commute every day to dress up like an African “savage.”
They also had a “dwarf city.” You can read all about these things at the Coney Island museum. They happened more recently than you might realize.
Okay, who forgot to send me this memo? Rude.
(Source: dewdroponaleaf, via sle4zy)
By the time they’re 10 years old, 80% of girls have been on a diet. In the U.S. alone, 10 million women currently have eating disorders, and a shocking 80% of all women say they hate their bodies. As our culture has evolved and changed, we’ve become more and more obsessed with physical appearance, and sometimes it can seem that we’re nearing a crisis point. But all of that might change thanks to something called the “body positive” movement.
What is the “body positive” movement? Click here to read more.
sometimes i forget im a real person