Oh my heavenly stars, just kill me
Gay men, can you be misogynistic: Yes, you’re fucking men
Society, can you stop what actually amounts to cutting people homophobic breaks: Not a chance, bitch
Many, many, many of my gay male friends are misogynistic, and instead of caring, they perpetuate societal misogyny.
… which is ironic since homophobia exists on such a pronounced, disgusting scale BECAUSE of misogyny.
I always forget what it means to be over extended until it’s too late. I have (yet again) spread myself too thin to enjoy anything, and I have made it so that I am busy every night of Chanukah, and instead of being able to enjoy the time I DO have, I just lament the time I do not.
My favorite thing in the world is getting invitations to “Winter Holiday Parties” that always go like this:
You’re invited to a CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS ONLY HOLIDAY DON’T YOU LOVE JESUS COME TO OUR JESUS PARTY
I’m always so upset when cute, chubby/normal hairy guys go for skinny, shaved boys. Have some self respect! (Or at least stop crying when you realize you’re 30 and the twinks don’t want you. That’s not cute.)
At its core, The Hunger Games is a book about the trauma of hyper-consumption–but when it comes to traumatizer vs. traumatized, CoverGirl’s Capitol Collection falls squarely on the side of “traumatizer.” The makeup line comes with a lookbook that will help you “get the looks of the Districts” and is so unaware and self-absorbed that it kind of feels like it has to be a joke. The only time anyone from the Districts looks anything like something in that lookbook is when children are brought to the Capitol and dolled up to be paraded around on live TV as though they were props instead of humans (because of course, to the Capitol, they are props). Then two days later they take the makeup off and kill each other and probably die themselves while their families look on, horrified and defeated. FASHION!!!
But of course, the reason that this line even exists is because we, as a culture, are actually pretty close (metaphorically anyway) to the Capitol. Consumption at any expense is pretty par for the course here, and the people who grow our food and make our clothes aren’t really in much better shape than the people of the Districts. Our culture really, really values outward appearance and it insists that girls about Katniss’s age should be less into leading a revolution and more into getting the right look. The Capitol Collection encourages girls to identify not with rebellion and justice, but with superficiality and self-interest. We think that is not only ridiculous, but scary and super dangerous."
our new project, Capitol Cuties, is a response to CoverGirl’s Capitol Collection line and we are really, really excited about it.
Seconded. Of the many whackadoo merchandising tie-ins associated with Catching Fire (Subway comes to mind), the CoverGirl campaign may be the worst. There were plenty of ways to create cosmetic tie-ins that didn’t fetishize poverty or so thoroughly embrace and sanitize the barbarity of the Capitol.