We live in a culture of rape, and it’s truly ridiculous. We teach our daughters how to avoid being raped, when we should be teaching our sons not to rape people. Men should be seriously offended that society views their natural state as rapist, after all… Women and girls are the ones who need to change their behaviour least they provoke some dormant rapist to the surface of that fine gentleman who lives in their dorm.
I would have hit the “reblog” button if there had been one, but there wasn’t. So here’s a diatribe to read. Go. Read. Follow her links. Comment. Share. And for f#%ks sake, lets change the freakin’ landscape. Rapist is not the inherent truth of man.
Okay, I realize I’ve already posted once tonight… but this is just too fabulous to sit on!
A friend turned me onto this fellows work. Unfortunately it’s too late to get one of his men-ups calendars, they’ve sold out, but I freaking love this series and everything it has to say about the absolute ridiculous nature of pin-up photography LURVE these!
Oh Rusty, with your bright white socks and shoes, grunged up forehead, and duck-face. You are just too fabulous for words!
Seriously people, you have no idea how many women request this pose during boudoir shoots, and you have no idea how FEW individuals it actually flatters. On Rusty though, our pin-up model for April (my birth month) it actually looks pretty good.
Keep up the good work Rion Sabean. The best photography makes us think, and this series achieves that spectacularly!
There are some people who doubt it’s existence… but I believe today’s photo of the day will prove that it is alive and well here in the heart of the prairies. Prairie machismo is that force that fuels everything that some men do. The force that compels them to be “bigger than”, “stronger than”, “tougher than” the next guy. It is the force that inspires jokes about rednecks on the prairie. It goes beyond testosterone driven displays well into the range of blatant stupidity. It is the crushing of beer cans on the forehead while pouring gasoline on the bbq and wearing nothing but green and white body paint stupidity… It is, as this man has done, wearing shorts and a tank top when it is five degrees celcius out.
So kudos oh great and mighty prairie man. For proving, once again, that “real” men are all about scaring little children by displaying way too much flesh.
Seriously though? Come on guy… cover up. It’s cold out there. You don’t look tough, you look silly. Everyone else is out with long pants, jackets, hats, and mittens…. dressing like it’s still Summer is just plain goofy.