Today’s selfies are me being hella excited about the weather
IT WAS SO LOVELY
Oh no I forgot yesterday’s selfie
I was doing so good
It’s about how there’s this cabinet at my neighbors’ that I nearly killed myself on
Who puts a cabinet like that?
That is the most fourteen year old thing I’ve ever heard.
are you kidding me?? that is the smartest thing i’ve ever heard like she literally fooled several adults into giving her the part that kicked off her incredibly successful career as an actress and let’s not pretend any of us were that clever when we were fourteen
A few years ago, I fell in love with the TV show “Huge.” It ran for only 1 season, but it left its mark. It was about a weight-loss camp for teens, focusing on certain campers and staff members. It beautifully depicted a lot of the difficulties people face when struggling with body image. In fact, the show was almost too real, particularly for someone like me who was struggling with my own self esteem issues. The show also introduced me to a concept I had never heard of before: thinspiration. One of the characters posted around her bed pictures of models and celebrities whose body types she admired. They were her “thinspiration,” or examples of the size she wanted to be. I didn’t realize was just how pervasive this concept was.
For a few years now, people have used this idea of “thinspiration” to encourage eating disorders and an overall negative body image. The term has taken over certain areas of the internet, and some sites are so dedicated to the idea that they call themselves “thinspo” blogs. A few of the blogs are about people’s experiences with eating disorders, but most pressure people to obsess about body sizes. Role models can be a fantastic source of inspiration for people who are challenging themselves or going through rough times. When I was struggling with the decision whether or not to get breast reduction surgery, I did a lot of research on celebrities who had, had the same surgery. Knowing these stories gave me so much comfort and inspiration – they helped me get through a really tough period of my life. But thinspiration role models can foster a very unhealthy obsession with body image, for people of all sizes.
So I think it’s time we took a stand – who says we need to rely on celebrities for inspiration? Who says we can’t find inspiration within ourselves? A few days ago, International Women’s Day celebrated the idea of “inspiring change” and making a difference in the world. This theme offers a lot of different interpretations, but as a body image blogger, I saw it as an awesome opportunity. Jug Report is all about embracing our bodies and ourselves – so let’s do that! We should take this opportunity to appreciate aspects of ourselves that inspire us or simply make us smile. Let’s post our “titspiration.” It can be anything – a body part, a talent, or something you love. Send in a picture, a few words, or both!
*barely catches up on three episodes worth of comics before the new ep*
*applies mascara to leg hair* yes, much more definition and volume
That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is “act natural, you’re innocent”.
You sing along to Panic At The Disco or you hop out of my car and walk
by Fall Out Boy
if you don’t understand why this is funny, I don’t think I can explain it to you.
by Panic! At The Disco
you know how in musicals the couple will start singing the same song no matter how far apart they are
what if that happened in real life
what if you were just at a restaurant one day and you started rANDOMLY SINGING because your soulmate decided to sing a duet in the shower
"yes, I would like the bacon and eggs breakfast speciAND AT LAST I SEE THE LIGHT, AND IT’S LIKE THE FOG HAS LIFTED."
the rawness up close ➝ zuhair murad f/w 2014-15
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
- that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
- the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
- also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
- that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
- same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
- there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
- you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
- seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
- eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
- there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.
Step one: acquire plastic bags filled with air.
Step two: Cosplay Rob Liefeld’s Captain America.
so accurate it hurts
i’m gOING TO THROW UP AJFKDSLA OH MY GOD CAP NO
Did you know? Prom is coming up! And you have a right to express your gender identity. Your school may be violating the law if it doesn’t allow a female student to wear a tuxedo or a male student to wear a dress.
dave sends me the best snapchats during band
so ijust realised something
plastic donasours, right
plastic is made of oil
which comed from
plastic dinosaurs are made of irl dinosaurs
science has definitely come too far
how did you manage to spell dinosaurs differently 3 times