FEMININE EFFECTS

samantha. 27. south of detroit, ontario.I like to read books, write tiny stories, draw faces with one line, paint pictures of girls, and sew animals from old clothes.

today’s micro birthday things with my parents & sister’s elf/vulcan ears😁 

re: card - how do moms know EVERYTHING?! she wasn’t even at the beach stacking rocks with me & my friends last weekend! 😳 

i took these all with my mom’s ipad bc looking at the back of an ipad while my mom tries to click the button produces pictures made of six parts derp & four parts blur. 

ps im really happy im wearing such a goofy shirt for my 27th birthday pictures. #SUCHADULT #SOTSHIRT

#InstaSize
the entire reason i cut my bangs in the first place was bc they go well with glasses. i didn’t get my glasses in the one hour that i had hope & instead waited like 5 weeks. so that shit grew up & out & all over. now things are how they should be (until i get outside & humidity & wind take over.) this filter shows my hair being really dark - i have a box dye that promises similar results, so maybe i’ll go for this irl in the god forsaken autumn (i just hate you bc winter is next, bb 😘🍁🍂)
#timehop glasses double post//flattest hair ever//pretty sure i thought it was huge//life changed forever a week later and i knew it was coming//girls broke up//no lust for like//i miss my plugs//lyfe.
#timehop it’s stuipid, but i still think of this toasted tomtat. i walked downstairs to my then garden (this was still at my first place) picked a bunch of tomatoes & made a perfect sandwhich from one JUST LIKE THAT. hyper local produce is delicious.
#timehop a year ago i read a chapter on canadian criminology and it broke my mind and i made a million notes in the textbook, saying things like — WHATTTT; head-desk logic; no; UGHH. then i proceeded to look through every other sociology book looking for more chapters on crime & “justice” - couldn’t find much, so i’m still keeping my cynical eye out at thrift stores for entire law books.
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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

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NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

gayonthemoon1239:

rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


!!!!!

NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

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5 days left :)

i have no clue what this means except: MY BIRTHDAY IS THAT SOON. NOPE. NO THANK YOU.

theglasschild:

5 days left :)

i have no clue what this means except:

MY BIRTHDAY IS THAT SOON. NOPE. NO THANK YOU.

made with Steller app. it seems like it’s trying to be instagram, tumblr, &amp; the writing part of snapchat all in one. maybe some timehop too? we’ll see how this goes. wait, no. vemery is timehoppy.