Maxim’s role as fodder for the lowest common denominator lives on!
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)
The author of The Second Sex may be known as the mother of French feminism, but that’s just about the only maternal thing about Simone de Beauvoir. Freed from the confinement of marriage by her family’s inability to provide a dowry, she rejected religion as a teenager and eventually fell in with Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist crowd. He and Beauvoir maintained one of the most revolutionary relationships of their time. Although she refused his marriage proposal in 1931 and the couple never cohabited, they remained lovers and trusted colleagues until his death five decades later. While each was the other’s primary partner, both were open about their affairs, and sometimes they shared girlfriends. And if, for some reason, that isn’t enough to qualify Beauvoir as a bad girl, kindly recall that she also knew how to take a sexy photo.
(From Flavorwire’s 10 Legendary Bad Girls of Literature)
➜ Americans are Fat and Expected to Get Much Fatter
Attn: Ignorant bloggers saying obesity is a myth while claiming to be champions of women’s health.
1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person’s sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women.
best facebook comment i saw today:
“look at tumblr, i just reblogged a really good gosling photo with a feminist theme.”
They were probably referring to Feminist Ryan Gosling, created after he was photographed feeding a baby or something. I don’t get it.
➜ A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"
“It’s a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they don’t refuse our burdens as easily. It’s the ultimate cowardice.”
It’s been awhile since I’ve been somewhere that such a sign would have been helpful, but oh, I remember.
Laughing Horse Books, Portland, OR
I always want to yell this at shirtless dudes.
I mean, it’s corny when dudes walk around without shirts because you wonder what the motive not to just dress oneself properly for a bookshop may be, and gender binary this and that, but this is just obnoxious and the very pinnacle of why I wouldn’t last 5 minutes in Portland. That being said, topless beaches forever.