one of my favorite things about my place of employment is that we have a poster of this hanging in the men’s restroom.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [Wiki]
Awesome women in history.
– Patricia Mears and Dr. Valerie Steele on Alexander McQueen’s relationship between clothing and the body (via pauvres)
[A person holds a sign that reads, ‘Some men have vaginas. GET OVER IT’]
It’s that simple. What do people not understand about this?
reblogging for bow tie appreciation
B&W Film photography by my best friend Jourden.
As raw as it gets, just got out of the shower, and he told me he wanted to take some nudes so I threw off my shirt, stood against his wall, and here is one of the prints.
Tura Satana was a Japanese-Scots-Irish-Native American actress and former dancer. At school she was constantly harassed for her large breasts and asian appearance, and at the age of 9 she was gang raped by 5 men walking home from school. None of her attackers were prosecuted (the judge was reportadley paid off) so Tura took it in her stride to take up martial arts and learnt Aikido and Karate and over the next 15 years tracked down each rapist and extracted her own revenge.
Not even a stint in reform school could stop this woman, she became the leader of a gang she started with the other students and in her words they “had leather motorcycle jackets, jeans and boots and kicked butt.”
She played Varla in Russ Meyer’s “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” in which she did all her own stunts and improvised most of the films best lines including a scene when a gas attendant stares at her breasts and says how he’d like to travel America to which Varla replies “You wont find it down there Columbus.”
Go Philly! Love these ads.
This is what people see as they commute to work in Philly.Hollaback Philly is absolutely doing it right.
100% doing it right
Really liking that there’s a campaign that deals with street harassment. Although perhaps the message should be, don’t harass people, instead of yell back at them. Not everyone has the circumstances to be able to yell back. There are obvious safety concerns, as well as the simple fact that not one time that I’ve yelled back has that helped for the better at all…
I saw it as a call to bystanders to not just walk by but call someone out, not necessarily the victim calling them out. The victim knows what street harassment is. I saw it as a campaign for the bystanders. So if someone is harassing a woman, his buddy next to him would call him out. Not the victim.