"I brought that back, I threw it in there," she [Elizabeth Banks] said of the line, which was unscripted. "I did it, and Francis called cut, and I went over to him, and said, ‘You have to keep that in the movie, because the fans will go bananas.’ "
This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
Sooo friggin true…
Always see “real women” posts so here’s one for the dudes.
this says so much. I wish there were more posts like this. please.
body positivity and realistic body standards are important for guys too!
Men are constantly reassured that it’s okay to oogle women and harrass them about their looks. Women rarely see sexualized images of men that are made for women.
Guys get eye candy everywhere they go. Their sexual gaze is constantly catered to. Women, at least hetero women, are rarely given the opportunity to have their sexual interest entertained. We’re told that we should be okay with having nothing to look at. That our fantasies don’t matter. That we shouldn’t ever even remotely expect to be able to eyeball a svelte man in public, only behind closed doors and heaven forbid that the man look vulnerable. So we finally get to see images that turn us on and people are like, “Hey, you can’t put that in magazines! that might hurt some little boy’s feelings!”
Men are given alternative physical images to aspire to. Women are not.
While yes, guys should be treated to body positivity too… they already are. Just watch TV or any comedy and count the number of pudgy, out of shape, male leads vs pudgy, out of shape female leads. Or the number of hairy, overweight, older men making block buster movies vs the number of hairy, overweight, older women. Now count how many times that male character has some incredibly smart, sexy wife who does everything for him. And then how many times she’s the butt of the joke when he gets hot for some woman who’s younger and thinner than she is.
Fuck, just look at the responses to women not shaving their legs vs the responses to guys not shaving off their stubble.
Name six movies about a woman above the age of forty who’s love interest is a man that’s younger than she is where the plot doesn’t revolve around her being the butt of a cougar or mom joke. Now name me six where a man over the age of forty’s love interest is a woman who’s significantly younger than he is. Bonus points for action movies where anyone in the movie makes a mention of the age difference.
How many times are male politician or CEO’s body or style of dress put into question? How many times are female’s? Or has everyone forgotten how we flip out when the president’s wife gets a new hair cut? Or how Hillary Clinton had to have a FUCKING MAKE OVER before the news agencies took her seriously? How many times was her daughter raked over the coals for looking like an average teenager?
What’s more, I’ve never heard any of my female friends or my mother and her female friends saying, “Why can’t my 50 year old husband get a six pack like that?” What I USUALLY here is “I wish my husband would get a nice hair cut.” or “I wish he’d wear some nicer clothes that actually fit him.”
But what i hear overhear men saying all time is, “No fat chicks!” or “I wish my wife had bigger boobs.”
I know a woman who’s husband threatened to leave her if she didn’t get a face lift and a boob job- she was so upset that she did it. She felt disgusting every day because she wasn’t a size six and he expected her to be a size six after bearing him four kids. My own uncle said if his wife got overweight that he’d drag her behind a car until she lost weight. These aren’t even “bad guys”! They seem like perfectly nice men when you meet them! But they’re taught from the moment they’re kids that all women need to be a certain body type to be worthy of any attention.
Men are told through our culture’s stories and media that a woman will still love them unconditionally and throw themselves at them if they’re fat, old, balding, or an asshole, while women are told that if they’re pushy, fat, old or wearing out of style clothes that they aren’t even worth mentioning.
I was just going to bold the good parts , so I bolded the whole thing lol.
one the one hand, i agree with a good 80% of this, (I don’t agree with any of the men’s weight comments, and i’ll get to that in a minute, because you crossed a big fucking line) but on the other hand, the fact that you’re trying to tare apart a body image thing, period, is just fucked up.
Regardless of what gender someone is, a positive body image is good for everybody. before you even try to type back, stop, shut up, and think about all the suicides over bullying in the past few years, and understand this: the majority of them were GUYS who where attacked for their sexuality or THEIR BODY SIZE. You seem to have ignored that fact thought your comment.
I’ve seen men get dumped over their weight, I’ve seen men get forced to have surgery, just like the ones you mentioned, and guess what? you know those men you commented about forcing there girlfriends to get surgeries? and you know the women i just mentioned who try to do the same thing to their boyfriends?
They’re both assholes.
Yeah, this might surprise you, but both those groups are assholes. i know, strange right? who would have ever guess that trying to stomp all over someone for their looks would be wrong regardless of gender? i know, it a bazaar concept.
I am fat, and i have never been told anything other than i am fat. i’ve been bulled, I’ve been physically assaulted because people found it amusing to beat up the fat guy. the media says i’m fat, and most women do as well. i’ve had people in the street shout at me ‘hay, fat ass’, ‘hay lardass’ and many different things. I’ve even had a man grab my ‘man-boobs’ and twist them because he thought it was hilarious.
Yeah, you’re absolutely right, that must have all been in my head. it never happened, it’s a myth, it’s a joke, and it’s not real, because apparently, society says it’s great that i’m fat. no man has ever had to deal with people bullying them for being over weight.
Bull fucking shit.
The only shows that i can think of that have a fat male lead in them are comedy shows where half the jokes are about the guys weight, he’s also usually stupid, cant even tie his own shoes, and an asshole, because, you know, ‘It’s funny to make the fat guy a moron’.
and i just love how you tried to act as though having the fat guy in those shows be idiots is ‘a positive image’.
Does that mean i can do the same thing with a larger woman? make her out to be a moron, then say ‘don’t worry, it’s a good thing’?
No, somehow, i think you would at least have enough brains to see that THAT would be wrong, but when it’s a guy, no, that’s fine.
It’s fucking funny.
Before you try to type back at me, Stop and think about this for a moment: you just did the same damn thing that those morons over at the wife-beaters club (better known as the mra) do whenever there is a there is a positive body image meme/campaign/comment/ad/so-on for women: you tried to make it seem stupid, you tried to tare it up, you tried to say ‘it’s all in your head’, and lastly, you basically just tried to say ‘shut the fuck up and stop your whining, we don’t care about you fat asses’.
here’s a news flash for you: IT IS NEVER OK TO DEGRADE SOMEONE FOR THEIR BODY. THAT FACT DOES NOT CHANGE BASED ON GENDER YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE. IT’S NEVER OK TO CALL SOMEONE FAT, AND IT IS NEVER OK TO ATTACK SOMEONE OVER TRYING TO MAKE A POSITIVE BODY STATEMENT.
I’ve always supported more realistic positive image campaigns for women because magazines are fucked up and lying pieces of shits that warp how people see both themselves and others. Now, after years of support the body image campaigns for women, always. When i was called fat by women, i still supported those campaigns, when i was called ugly by women, i still supported those campaigns, when a girl in my eleventh grade class i had never even spoke to came up to me, grabbed my ‘man-titty’, squeezed, steeled ‘it’s real’ then laughed and walked off to get a twenty from her friends for winning her fucked up bet, i still supported those campaigns.
One fucking meme for guys pops up, and you degrade it? you know what, go ahead, go ahead. be THAT asshole, Trust me, you seem just like them.
Oh, and lastly, the next time you basically try to say ‘who gives a shit about how the fat guys feel’, the moment you start pulling that bullshit, you become every bid of a monster as the men that do the same fucking thing to women. You’re the same as them, and you fucking disgust me.
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