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Anti-Suffrage postcards, omgosh this has to be the funniest thing ever.


“Haenyo – The Indomitable Diving Grandmas of Jeju Island”

They call themselves haenyo (pronounced hen-yuh), which literally means sea women and the whistling sound they made preceding their exit from the depths is called sumbisori. They are representative of a centuries old tradition, one which transformed their island in to a functioning matriarchy but a way of life which today is in danger of disappearing forever.

The island of Jeju, 53 miles south of mainland Korea, lies at the watery crossroads of the Yellow and East China Seas. Diving for conch, octopus, urchin, and abalone had always taken place there but due to large taxes was never very profitable – something men would take up if there was no alternative. That was until a canny group of women in the 18th century realized that women did not, unlike their men folk, have to pay taxes. A loophole was about to become a living.

The haenyo (sometimes spelled haenyeo) do not use oxygen tanks, which would only weigh them down and make their difficult task even harder. Their black wet suits and goggles are all they need to descend to the sea floor to collect their bounty. The skills they possess serve them well now – and did so too under the Japanese occupation of the Second World War. Many haenyo became heroines of the Korean resistance movement.

Learn more about these awesome women over at Kuriositas!

Photos by DMac 5D Mark II and Baraka50

[via The Presurfer]

Badass Korean woman pride


because it would be a disaster if women used normal, non-genderized pens! 

BIC for Her~*~


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Not to rain on anyone’s parade but that last one is poorly worded. “Gender-based violence kills 1 in 3 women worldwide” is misleading. 


Super-Patriot Limbaugh loses US Army, 140 other advertisers.

Raw Story:

A memo being circulated by the distribution company behind Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh has revealed a massive flight from Limbaugh’s program in the wake of his offensive comments about a Georgetown law student.

The companies include major corporate players like Sony, British Petroleum, McDonald’s, NBC, Toyota, Subway, Lowes, Autozone, Geico, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, State Farm, IBM and many others.

And in a surprise reveal, it appears that the U.S. Army is among them.

Is it any wonder why Republicans and the rest of the right want to talk about gas prices? They’re on the ropes with this whole War on Women thing and they desperately, desperately want it to all go away.

Filed under, “wait, the US Army advertised on Limbaugh? Because really, young people all listen to talk radio. Yeah.




I’m tired of being told everything I wear is “slutty”, tight fitting, or just looking for attention etc etc when that is bull. I just have big breasts, which are impossible to hide on account of they stick out from my body.  Of course, it doesn’t matter what you wear “sexy” or not. No one ever “asks for it”. Unless that “it” is respect.

Creepers: My boobs are not a trap. You CAN “help yourselves” you just choose not too. Stop it and fuck off.

Reblogging in solidarity with my more busty sisters…

More feminism for all.  Newsflash:  hiding your female figure doesn’t make you classy.  If you do it because it makes you feel safer, because society is violent, I understand, and I am sorry about that.  But if you do it because it makes you feel morally superior to other women, please take a moment to think about what you are doing; you are participating in a terrible double-standard which says, essentially, that men can wear whatever they wish, regardless of body type, and women must “control” themselves and do society a favor by dressing according to their degree of curvage.  THAT IS NOT FUCKING RIGHT.

In all seriousness, are men ever told that their clothing is inappropriate or obscene, based on their personal torso/hip/posterior shape?  Perhaps I’ve been clueless about social norms for the past 27 years, but methinks that no.  No, they are not.

Wear what you want.  Just stop acting like breasts, hips, and asses of considerable size are threats to the public order.

Sexism is.  Gender violence is.  Bodies are not.



For women, heart attacks look different.

Follow me down the rabbit hole for a second:

I’ve long wondered if this - that women don’t recognize the symptoms of a heart attack in themselves, and consequently don’t get the fast care that is vital for heart attack survival - is the reason heart disease is the #1 killer in women. Women statistically take better care of themselves health-wise, than men do. Women see doctors more frequently and are more likely to follow those doctors’ recommendations closely. Why would both men and women have the same most common cause of death?

Heart attack symptoms in men are well known. We all know what it means when a guy on TV clutches his chest or left arm and falls over. This scene is often followed by a rush to the emergency room in an ambulance, and a shirtless guy being shocked back to sinus rhythm with the electric paddles. “CLEAR!” Right? Everyone knows that’s what a heart attack looks like. Because of TV.

Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.

I had never given this too much thought, but this is really fascinating.


I don’t get why anybody likes cats, to be honest.

Most of the things that cats do, humans shouldn’t do: shit in boxes, lick themselves, climb on top of bookshelves, run around killing mice. 


Things that cannot screen for breast cancer and things that can.

In case you weren’t aware of the shit going on with the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, learn here.


Things that cannot screen for breast cancer and things that can.

In case you weren’t aware of the shit going on with the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, learn here.


Fixed it.

Guys don’t want to date girls who are comfortable with their sexuality and actually have opinions, because apparently we live in the 12th century.

(via onlyslightlyspooky)