DONT CUT YOUR MERMAID HAIR
some of you may be familiar with a tumblr user named firebolting, commonly known as chandler, who was active for many years on tumblr across a multitude of popular fandoms, including but not limited to marvel, inception, doctor who, LOST, harry potter, lord of the rings, and star trek. throughout his years in fandom he became very popular on tumblr, mostly as a graphics maker and general fandom presence.
Slap a filter on it and call me Avedon/but don’t look inside—the good stuff’s already gone.
Eddie Murphy at the ‘Purple Rain’ premiere when asked what he thought about the film | July 27 ‘84
"suns haste to set, that so remoter lights beckon the wanderer to his vaster home."
- ralph waldo emerson
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
“La Belle Dame sans Merci” by Frank Dicksee, 1902