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Anonymous asked:

Regarding the whole feminism debacle, don't you think that a website like Cracked should probably not take sides on issues like this and begin alienating fans?

thisdanobrien:

[Speaking on behalf of myself and not Cracked-at-Large, the policies and shape of which are not under my sole jurisdiction.]

I’m not talking/thinking about every sub-faction of feminism and every misguided protest or action that has resulted from a misinterpretation OF feminism, because feminism is such a huge thing and, as Soren pointed out, not everyone is going to be getting it right, all the time. There will be feminist spin-off groups that don’t quite grasp the message, there will be groups that pervert and distort it for their own agenda, and there will be groups that go overboard and so on, but that is true of literally every movement (civil rights-related, political, religious or otherwise) in the history of time.

I’m by no means an expert, which is why I’m trying to learn, but what I think about when I talk about feminism is what I remember being articulated to me by my sisters-in-law and what I saw/see embodied by my Mom’s example (and my Dad’s, for that matter), and it’s a really simple and clear message to me: Equal political, economic and social rights for men and women. There are smaller and more specific aspects of this broader conversation that are a particular focus of mine (representation in fiction/pop culture, educating people to help make an America where a woman can walk down the street at night feeling exactly as safe as I do, every night of my freaking life [which is to say, very]), but the core remains the same:  Equality where it doesn’t currently exist.

So, when you talk about “taking sides,” my knee-jerk response is, uh, what’s your side? I’m not trying to be glib here. I could be wrong but, according to my slow, caveman brain, if my side is equality for men and women then the other side must be inequality, right? And if that’s the case, then, no, I don’t feel any responsibility to give the other side representation in my writing. There’s the potential that in doing so I’ll be alienating readers that either want men to have more rights than women or women to have more rights than men, but that’s a risk I’m absolutely fine with.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi, Rosie! You are amazing and I love your blog. That's not really a question, but it needed to be said. Anyways, I was wondering... Since you often talk about proper bra sizing, how can you tell if a bra doesn't fit anymore? And how can you make sure that a new one fits?

creppysong:

Okay, well if a bra properly fits you, then the center gore (the part in the middle where your underwires meet) will lie flat against your chest between your breasts. Also, the band will be completely even around your ribs and across your back. It will not ride up in the back, nor will it be especially low. Your breast tissue should be completely encased in the cup. From under your arm around. The wire should surround your breast rather than lay on it. 

Your bra should look like this:

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instead of like this:

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To correctly measure, you first measure under the bust, around the ribcage as evenly as possible, and round down to the nearest even number. This is your band size.

Then, without a bra, lean forward and measure across the fullest part of your bust. Take this measurement and subtract the band size. This number will tell you your cup size. 

A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, DD=5, E/DDD=6, F=7, FF=8, G=9, GG=10, H=11, HH=12, J=13, JJ=14, K=15, KK=16, L=17 and so on. There usually isn’t an I. 

For example, I measure 35 inches under my bust, so I have a 34 band size. I measure 49-50 inches around my bust (depending on the day) so I would wear a K or KK. Generally I like to go with a KK, because it’s better to fit bigger than smaller.

Your new bra which will actually fit properly will look more like this:
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than this:
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I hope this helped! If you need to know anything else please ask!

jackviolet:

Know What Bra Sizes Look Like!

Bra sizing is one of the most difficult things to get right for women, and it doesn’t help that many people don’t seem to realize how bra sizing works. Specifically, the fact that the cup sizes are proportional, and not absolute.

Many women have a set idea of what a B cup, a D cup, or a DD cup looks like (small, big, huuuge) when there is no consistency to the cups by themselves. Thus many women don’t even consider trying out bra sizes they think will be “not for them.” Men are even worse on this issue, often deriding women who profess to be a cup size that they consider “too big” for what they “look like,” and thus discouraging even more women from finding their proper size.

The thing is, all the cup size means is how much bigger your bust measurement is in comparison to your underbust. So a slender woman with DD-cup breasts really isn’t that big, while a woman who wears a size 38B would be considerably busty.

In fact, with each 2 inches you go down in band size, the same volume goes “up” a cup size. A size 34B is the same as a size 32C or a 30D or a 28DD. Many women who think they wear, say, a 34C might in fact be trying to make do with a band size that’s too big for them, and their true bra size might be a 30DD!

Women who are on the bigger end of the scale may not even know that other options are available to them, and be squeezing their girls into 40DD bras when they ideally should wear 38Fs.

Here’s a photo of a lady who’s a 30D: as you can see, despite what a D cup might sound like, she is modestly endowed. Meanwhile, these 38B bras (I couldn’t find a photo of a woman wearing that size) are visibly voluminous.

So if you find yourself fiddling with your bra a lot, and constantly adjusting the straps and fixing the band, it may be time for a new bra fitting.

skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizesBras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more infoWhere to find all these sizes plus more?24-54 AA-LL:Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK, 40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HHMade in Preston: 26-38 DD-JFigleaves: 28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J, 44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-FThe Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38AComexim: (custom order 26s) 28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-EBravissimo: 28-38 D-LDebenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF
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skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizesBras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more infoWhere to find all these sizes plus more?24-54 AA-LL:Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK, 40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HHMade in Preston: 26-38 DD-JFigleaves: 28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J, 44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-FThe Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38AComexim: (custom order 26s) 28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-EBravissimo: 28-38 D-LDebenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF
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skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizesBras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more infoWhere to find all these sizes plus more?24-54 AA-LL:Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK, 40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HHMade in Preston: 26-38 DD-JFigleaves: 28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J, 44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-FThe Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38AComexim: (custom order 26s) 28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-EBravissimo: 28-38 D-LDebenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF
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skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizesBras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more infoWhere to find all these sizes plus more?24-54 AA-LL:Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK, 40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HHMade in Preston: 26-38 DD-JFigleaves: 28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J, 44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-FThe Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38AComexim: (custom order 26s) 28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-EBravissimo: 28-38 D-LDebenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF
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skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizesBras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more infoWhere to find all these sizes plus more?24-54 AA-LL:Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK, 40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HHMade in Preston: 26-38 DD-JFigleaves: 28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J, 44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-FThe Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38AComexim: (custom order 26s) 28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-EBravissimo: 28-38 D-LDebenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF
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skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizesBras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more infoWhere to find all these sizes plus more?24-54 AA-LL:Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK, 40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HHMade in Preston: 26-38 DD-JFigleaves: 28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J, 44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-FThe Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38AComexim: (custom order 26s) 28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-EBravissimo: 28-38 D-LDebenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF
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skittle-flavoured-mind:

All in UK bra sizes

Bras DO NOT start at 32 and end at DD.

Go to Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for lots more info

Where to find all these sizes plus more?
24-54 AA-LL:

Ewa Michalak: (custom order 24, 26 or 28s)
30A-K, 32AA-LL, 34AA-LL, 36A-L, 38A-KK,
40A-K, 42A-JJ,44A-HH, 46A-HH

Made in Preston: 26-38 DD-J

Figleaves:
28C-K, 30-38 AA-K, 40A-K, 42A-J,
44B-H, 46B-J, 48B-H 50B-G, 52B-F, 54D-F

The Little Bra Company: 28-34A-C, 36A, 38A

Comexim: (custom order 26s)
28B-J, 30A-HH, 32AA-H, 34AA-GG, 36AA-G, 38A-FF, 40B-F, 42B-E

Bravissimo: 28-38 D-L

Debenhams:  28D-J, 30-40 AA-K, 42AA-J, 44B-H, 46C-FF

smalldoll asked:

but okay so i literally don't understand I have never watched xena... they fucked, right? like i've never seen more blatant lesbianism in all the gifs and pictures from my dashboard. like, xena and gabrielle totally did the do, correct? all they do is caress and spoon with each other????

minim-calibre:

philippos42:

nightingaleinasilvercage:

dadrielle:

Right though? RIGHT? Every other show that supposedly has so much subtext~ makes me laugh because have you seen Xena? Literal actual things that have happened on Xena:

  • Lots of direct “I love you”s and “You are my heart” and “you’re all that matters to me” “you’re my family” “people think home is a place, it can be a person” “you are my way” “I don’t care what path as long as it’s with you” etc etc
  • Gabs pinching Xena’s butt multiple times
  • taking baths with each other, giving massages
  • Xena, at this point still very stoic in general, pounding on a dead Gabrielle’s chest, screaming “DON’T LEAVE ME” over and over and crying in front of a room full of people
  • Joxer asks Xena “Is that a hickey?” and Gabrielle looks so guilty wow
  • Duet in musical episode declaring “we’re safe cuz love will be our guide” which makes the evil illusions literally explode
  • "Whatever happens, always remember my love for you is endless"  - (kiss mark) Xena
  • Eve has two moms I mean “Looks like you got your daughter back” “No we got our daughter back”
  • that time Gabrielle threw herself and Hope off a cliff to keep Xena from dying
  • that time Gabrielle was a pacifist but when Xena was downed, grabbed her sword and went on a rampage killing at least 8 romans to try and protect her
  • that time Gabrielle was supposedly dead and Xena followed her into the afterlife, heedless of whether she’d be able to return
  • that time Xena was dead and inhabiting Autolycus’ body and she and Gabrielle’s spirits met in some undefined place and she leaned in to kiss her and it cut to Autolycus kissing Gabs with his (Xena’s) hands on her butt
  • Xena got fricking Sappho to write Gabrielle a love poem for her birthday. Sappho. Like.
  • Soulmates
  • No really they are 100% canonically soulmates that are reincarnated together time after time, they refer to each other as this multiple times
  • also one of those pairs of soulmates got married in modern times(Xena was a dude though, but then they swapped the souls back into the right bodies and now they’re both ladies look this is a weird show okay shhh)
  • Gabrielle put into a magical sleep surrounded by fire and only her true love’s kiss can wake her WHO DO YOU THINK DOES THAT HMM
  • that time Caesar rewrote history and Xena was his empress and Gabrielle was a playwright that visited rome and they fell in love at first sight and Xena died for her and Gabrielle was so mad she destroyed the world
  • "If I only had 30 seconds left to live, this is how I’d want to live them, looking into your eyes"
  • I am not even coming close to covering everything
  • In conclusion:

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that time Caesar rewrote history and Xena was his empress and Gabrielle was a playwright that visited rome and they fell in love at first sight and Xena died for her and Gabrielle was so mad she destroyed the world

I really didn’t watch this show. Wow.

Yeah, I mean, if you didn’t get from how hard they hammered it into your head even though *technically* you could *almost* claim plausible deniability of their Sapphic (CANON) soulmate (CANON) love, well…

You probably had your TV turned off, or were asleep at the time.

Most Sapphic Show Ever, and I did watch The L Word.

I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via fyeahlilbit3point0)
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