Karen The Ninja

18, Isle of Man

Potterhead, starkid, Sherlockian, Whovian, tribute, book addict. I am manx and am therefore obligated to reblog every gif of Sam Barks ever. I also reblog the sponge woman. Every time. Sorry.

OTPs: mertur,johnlock, James/Lily, Alice/Hatter

Pottermore: moonquaffle85

I post spoilers ALOT and I often forget to tag just so you know.

Sep 7

Anonymous said: So why don't feminists shave their armpits and stuff? It's not like MEN force you to do it, and like as a girl it's uncomfortable and holds more sweat and just ew. I don't know if you're braver or just lazier than the average girl

rebeccalinarebeccalina:

slayboybunny:

alright i don’t normally reply to these but im feelin chatty so here goes

first of all,  underarm hair helps ventilate sweat, control odor, and does a great job of keepin moisture away from the skin!! its 10x more physically comfy for me believe it or not!!

now, let’s have a short history lesson here, and keep in mind that we’re talking about westernized white women because in many places and cultures this phenomenon simply does not apply 

moving onward, ladies shaving their armpits didnt really catch on until around the 1920s and this was almost entirely sparked because marketing companies wanted to double the demographic they could sell razors to. to kickstart it, they released this scandalous picture in Harper’s Bazaar in 1915:
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which first planted the seed.  at the time, the photo was extremely risque as it was really the first time a womans bare underarm had been shown in American media that wasnt pornographic. the word “underarm” itself was shocking! in a very deliberate move, they’d paired a revolutionary photo with a trend they wished to sell. in 1922 sears released “female” razors and it eventually trickled down to the middle class and the lower class with time, as fashion trends often do. turns out, the war against armpit hair was one of the most successful business campaigns ever!!

wanting to follow in these footsteps, they worked on leg hair. women still didnt begin shaving their legs until around 1943. even those iconic flappers who wore short hemlines still sported fuzzy legs! Daisy Fay Buchanan was probably a furry gal herself.

a part of the hesitation for a woman to shave her legs was that she would appear more promiscuous because the legs are so indicative of the vulva. alas, after WWII, Betty Grable posed for this sexy image: 
 
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and eventually the look went from celebrities to other patriotic girls and then to everyone else. 

what do both have in common you ask???  they were both deliberately manufactured propaganda made by white men for the sole reason of making money by exploiting women. 

im not telling you what you should or should not do with your body and all the hair that grows on it. its ok if shaving makes you feel more feminine or clean. all im saying is that it’s a good idea to analyze why youve been lead to believe a little fuzz is so “ew” to you, and really think about whether it should be. it hasn’t always been this way (in fact it only recently became so) and im here to say it doesnt have to be that way either. take this knowledge and run with it but its ultimately your choice. 

as for me, no, i wouldnt say im braver or lazier than the average girl. i just reject the idea that a bullshit made up westernized whitie can make my decisions for me. and personally, i find my kitten armpits exceptionally cute. 

ill leave you with this my friend: if girls weren’t meant to have body hair then why do girl’s bodies grow hair  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#important



my-patronus-is-obamas-face:

iluvatardis:

polyamorousmisanthrope:

valkyriestrikeofthelashatterdome:

gotterdammerungs:

                             (x)

And then in the future, everything changes. He’s been through it all, of course-watched humanity rediscover the heavens above them, watched them begin to wonder what’s out there. He cheered with the rest of the world when they landed on the moon, cheered as if he’d found Isla de la Muerta all over again, because there was something new. New treasure, a new horizon. But then they stop going, stop exploring, and he goes back to riding tankers across the rising seas. So he’s surprised when one day he wakes up from a night with his bottle of rum (his truest companion), and hears that there’s colonies on Mars now, and they need ships to supply them. He spends the next decade crafting new identities, learning all he can to qualify for the job, and after several tries (and even more faked deaths-this immortality thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the age of the inerasable digital self) he gets it. The ships go nearly constantly now, the needs of the terraforming project creating an unbroken line of vessels from Mars to Earth and back again. “Show me that horizon,” he whispers to himself, his personal prayer of thanksgiving, each time they leave orbit, because the worlds, the stars are in motion and it’s never the same, with nearly three years for a round trip the ports are always different, even if they keep the old names. And finally one trip something goes wrong with the reactor, they’re too low on power and have to deploy the backups, and Jack (Lucky Jack, they call him, for he survives too many things he shouldn’t but science has yet to accept that maybe some things weren’t old wives’ tales after all) goes out for the spacewalk to bring up the solar panels. And as they rise, geometric patterns black against the sun’s glare, he’s struck by a powerful sense of déjà vu, because it’s all here-wind and sails, a ship beneath his feet and stars above his head, horizon in all directions. He wonders, for a moment, if the reason he’s still here is because the universe wanted a witness, to mourn the end of one age of exploration, and rejoice in the birth of the next.

Thank you for writing this. It made me cry, but oh I am so relieved to see the yearning for the stars.

That shouldn’t have given me as many feels as it did… 

'The world is still the same, just less in it'

(via aproperroman)


unamusedsloth:

How koalas run

unamusedsloth:

How koalas run

(via teen-derp)


toocooltobehipster:

elionking:

Look at her. Nicki Minaj#Anaconda AlexanderWangNY#nyfw #ss15 gvsgvs

she did this on purpose

OMG THE GIRL IN BLACK SHOES IS ME


dyemooch:

64bitwar:

64bitwar:

tylergoulston:

64bitwar:

gentlemanbones:

Please add more unwarranted explosions to gifs. It’s my favorite.



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MOAR

I like all of these and would like so much more of them to exist.

dyemooch:

64bitwar:

64bitwar:

tylergoulston:

64bitwar:

gentlemanbones:

Please add more unwarranted explosions to gifs. It’s my favorite.

MORE

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MOAR

I like all of these and would like so much more of them to exist.

(via crazygirl-dont-you-knowww)


yourvoiceinnovember:

i want that shirt

(via typicalbabe)


asolitaryfuck:

deanprincesster:

adorkoftheworld:

tonyfromstatefarm:

me participating in a group project

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

looks like someone owes everyone an anthropology

Get out.

asolitaryfuck:

deanprincesster:

adorkoftheworld:

tonyfromstatefarm:

me participating in a group project

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

looks like someone owes everyone an anthropology

Get out.

(via theheadlessqueen)


luna-doodles:

hero-of-bedtime:

ging-ler:

sousuke-is-in-love-with-rin:

eziocauthon89:

lovetoflyanditshows:

Famous Viners?

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thomas sanders and lele pons are the only ones that matter

what about gio volpe 

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Destin Conrad?

 my gif my gifs high vine destin conradmy gif my gifs high vine destin conradmy gif my gifs high vine destin conradmy gif my gifs high vine destin conrad

I love the true viners

(via theheadlessqueen)


zainmaliks:

loot at how cute my outfit was today 

(via theheadlessqueen)


october1997:

sadvaporwavebabe:

i wish public bathrooms had litterboxes for catkins :D

imagine going into a public bathroom and seeing someone in the corner shitting in a cat litter tray

(via harrysbunsquad)


titanswithnoprivateslivein221b:

leviswaxedass:

dahniwitchoflight:

leviswaxedass:

disneydamselestelle:

scottylubemeup:

THIS WAS A CHILDRENS MOVIE

A CHILDRENS BIBLE MOVIE

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Amen

FUN FACT: in hebrew, “feet” is a euphemism for genitals.

so if you ever see “washing feet” in the bible, it, uh. yeah.

(source is my old bible class textbook which i don’t have on me anymore :( )

HOLY SHIT WHAT

I MEAN CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG BUT I SWEAR TO GOD I REMEMBER READING A STORY IN THE BIBLE WHERE JESUS CLEANED THE ‘FEET’ OF A LADY PROSTITUTE INFRONT OF HIS TWELVE DISCIPLES WHO GOT SERIOUSLY GROSSED OUT. THEM GETTING REALLY SUPER GROSSED OUT BY THAT NEVER MADE SENSE TO ME UNTIL NOW.

JESUS CHRIST JESUS.

YOU NASTY.

#WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN JESUS IS THE ONE WHO NEEDS JESUS

THAT HASHTAG I”m—-—

WHAT

(via theheadlessqueen)


disabledxena:

"We can’t use A in our acronyms because it allows shitty allies to weasel themselves in!"

Perhaps if the lgbtqia community prioritized and cared more about ASEXUALS than about straight allies, we wouldn’t have this problem.

The A is not for allies. It has never been for allies. The A is for aces. Do not rob actual members of the lgbtqia community of the little representation we have for the sake of fucking straight people. 

The A is fucking necessary. 

(via therealoliviabenson)


here-booker-catch:

yangxiaolongs:

cyanboo:

here’s a hot dog wiener with nothing inside it in case you want to make your blog more
hollow weenie

SIT THE FUCK DOWN

IT’S STILL SEPTEMBER

here-booker-catch:

yangxiaolongs:

cyanboo:

here’s a hot dog wiener with nothing inside it in case you want to make your blog more

hollow weenie

SIT THE FUCK DOWN

IT’S STILL SEPTEMBER

(via theheadlessqueen)


jarulest:

women: *are killed, beaten, raped, and put down constantly for hundreds of years just for being women*

woman who is also a feminist: *cracks a joke about men on the internet*

men: ”see this is the problem with feminism it promotes hate speech they’re no better than sexist men why can’t i punch women in the face and why does the guy have to pay on dates #equalitarianism”

(via theheadlessqueen)


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