62% of my childhood was spent dressed up as Scully, but I would have my Nan be Mulder all the time
"We are tired of society giving us a myriad of things to feel about our own bodies. We are tired of having to attach anxiety to our vaginas. We are tired of vaginas being either artificially sexualised (see: porn) or stigmatised (see: censorship and airbrushing). We are tired of being pressured to be sexual, and then being shamed for being sexual.
The vaginas on the cover are not sexual. We are not always sexual. The vagina should and can be depicted in a non-sexual way – it’s just another body part. “Look at your hand, then look at your vagina,” said one participant in the project. “Can we really be so naïve to believe our vaginas the dirtiest, sexiest parts of our body?” […]
Just before we went to print, we were told that our cover was illegal, possibly criminal. But why? According to the SRC’s legal advice, this publication might be “obscene” or “indecent”, likely to cause offence to a “reasonable adult”. But what is offensive or obscene about a body part that over half of the Australian population have? Why can’t we talk about it – why can’t we see it? Why is that penises are scrawled in graffiti all around the world, but we can’t bear to look at vaginas?Our original intention was to publish a cover which women would find empowering, not to do something controversial or sensational. We felt that the twin influences of pornography and censorship (for instance, the fact that the cunnilingus scene in Blue Valentine earned the film a more restricted rating than it would have if the film had depicted fellatio) meant that women attach shame or fear to their vaginas, and feel that they have to conform to a certain standard of beauty (small labia, etc.). The cover and the 18 vulvae were intended to say to women that they were normal, that it didn’t matter what they looked like, and that they didn’t always have to be sexual.”
So with my curiosity peaked, I sat down for a mini-marathon of Orange is the New Black with a friend. We got through the first four-five episodes before I had to go home and I iz in lurve.It’s a fabulous, sharp, very thoughtful, very human, A + show which succeeds on all levels and is firing on all cylinders. It has a predominantly female cast, and they aren’t all white, conventionally attractive, heterosexual and 20 years old! It’s a show with genuine diversity and without frustrating tokenism. Lesbian relationships are fully fleshed-out and serve a purpose beyond shock value.(Ps: I was shocked that DONNA from That 70’s Show was in this, and did not recognize her immediately. A much„ much meatier role than Donna, and more gratifying to play as an actress, I imagine)While all the character’s arcs that I’ve seen so far are substantial and handled very well, the standout for sure is Sophia. The episode focused on her origin story was WONDERFUL. So painful, but so reaffirming as well. And a trans woman played by AN ACTUAL TRANS WOMAN! <3 Three cheers for her grace, strength, beauty and fly duct tape silver sandals.Claudette’s backstory was a close second for me, and goddamn Red is also to die for.
Saturday Night Wet Dream
Nans r the best
YESYESYESThe baby dragon frying his own fish was by far the most worthwhile part of the first episode. That, and seeing the giant.I also loved Bronn’s moment with the whore.PS: taken from:http://hobbyinthelobby.tumblr.com/
It’s Saturday night& I’m young, attractive, and nubile