Michiel Huisman photographed by Bjorn Ioos for Mr Porter
Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people.
“I also thank Angelina for dressing in hijab while she visited not just Iraqi refugees but refugees in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Not only did she look good in it, she showed respect and appreciation for their culture and religion and made sure that the focus was not on her looks but rather her mission.”
This photo carries so much emotion
So the other day I wore this outfit, it was pretty hot and I want to get more sun on the parts of my body that are typically covered with clothes. Yes, I expected to get some glances. I realize that some people are offended because my body is not the incredibly thin types we are used to seeing in clothes like this. I realize that many girls (and guys) believe this is only something skinny girls should wear. I also know that some people would say nobody should wear this because it’s “too revealing”. I say fuck that because I realize there isn’t a damn thing wrong with the way I am.
So I’m out with my fiancé and we are going to get some ice cream. A woman and her daughter who is probably around my age are sitting down near a table by the entry and as I walk up I heard someone saying “look” I happen to look up and I see this woman is pointing directly at me and whispering something to her daughter while staring at me the WHOLE TIME. These women are right next to where I am standing. I’m thinking to myself does this woman have no shame or does she not know I see what’s going on. I stopped and glanced at her for a bit, made eye contact. She continued to look me up and down, her daughter either embarrassed or just doesn’t want confrontation won’t even turn to look at me. I rolled my eyes and walked off, brushing it off as a typical gossiping woman with nothing better to do than talk badly about another woman she’s never even met.
Then as I walk in the mom says “look now” rather loudly and I turn around to see the daughter looking. I smile, and wave at them both.. which seemed to make them uncomfortable and the mom shook her head as I walked off.
We get our order and go to sit outside, and we have no choice but to walk by them. The woman is still gawking at me. Now I was thinking “is this woman serious right now what the fuck is her problem” the daughter isn’t doing much, can’t even look at me. I’m irritated, but I do not want to cause a scene. I finally say “Hi, how are you doing today” and she was so. fucking. shocked. She just said in an overly cheery voice “I’m doing great” smiled then complimented my lipstick. I laughed, and walked away. Daughter wouldn’t look at me still, by now I think she’s just embarrassed of her mothers ridiculous behavior.
I do not know what her actual problem was, but I would like this woman and others like her to know that none of your casual (or not so casual) harassment is going to make me any less confident, nor will it make you any happier with yourselves. Do not be bitter of other women and teach your daughters the same. Your daughters, especially young ones, are impressionable.. your words about other women have an effect on them and how they view other women. End toxic girl on girl hate. Instead, build one another up, do not tear others down. We all have inner battles and struggles going on, we can all relate on some level.
Do not think that you need to follow any certain “rule” because of your body size or appearance, and do not impose such ridiculous rules and expectations on other women because you cannot possibly fathom how someone with a non slender body has a shred of confidence in herself.
If a woman is wearing something you would feel over exposed in, realize it is a personal choice; a preference. Not something that applies to all of us. Most importantly, know that a woman’s choice of attire does not reflect on her worth, her self respect, intellect or humanity. ..and if people just aren’t treating you right, kill them with kindness. 👍
Can you idiots please stop going on in public in shit deliberately designed to garner attention. Then act like you’re being oppressed for getting attention. Or just stop going out in public.
Or at least lose some weight before doing so.
“I’m thinking to myself does this woman have no shame or does she not know I see what’s going on”
Basically my thoughts seeing a woman going out in an outfit like this. Which is probably what that mother was thinking about you. IRONYYY
Why should a woman be ashamed of going out in shorts and a crop top? She is gorgeous and confident and just because you deem it “shameful” doesn’t give you the right to be an asshole. Not every woman dresses for attention or to make people gawk. Sometimes, and this may be a hard concept for your narrow mind to grasp, women dress for themselves and because it makes them feel confident.
Furthermore a man can walk around shirtless and no one so much as bats an eye. But gods forbid a woman shows her stomach! Stop the press! The boys might get distracted and the conservative white people might burst into flames! This is 2014, people should be able to dress how they want.
So please for the love of the gods stop fat shamming, stop being misogynistic asses, and stop with this “women need to cover themselves” bullshit, and get over yourselves. Thank you and bright blessings, bitch~
wow. I’m appalled at all but the last commentary here.
No one bats an eye when men swing their fat hairy bellies and man boobs around shirtless in the summer.
This woman is beautiful. The rest of you can go fuck yourselves
so fucking wounded.
The only person
that can pick you up,
push back your shoulders,
wipe the tears,
mend the broken bones
and get you out of your slump
Now go and live,
there is so much to be
Don’t be such a sour wolf.
THIS IS HOW HER HAIR SHOULD HAVE LOOKED THE WHOLE TIME THOUGH
I’ll forever wish they hadn’t overlooked that a crucial part of hermione as a character was the fact that her worth wasn’t in her appearance. That was such an important message for me.
Hermione was one of the first characters I ever strongly identified with, and that had a lot to do with things like her hair.
I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone – as it seems to me – is in danger.
‘I learnt that fat is a state of mind. It’s the greatest female delusion that our lives will be better when we’re thinner.
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