Cosmetics companies = billions and billions of dollars of profits for men from the pockets of women.
GOD DAMN IT
Men profit off of women’s insecurity, in so many ways.
No. These men and these companies create women’s insecurity through specifically engineered and targeted advertizing campaigns. They propagate a specific cultural (never un-shifting) requirement of what it means to be a “woman,” both at home and in the workplace.
These cultural requirements intersect with ethnicity and socioeconomic class, and load all the more personally, invasively, and severely on trans women.
But most disgustingly of all, these companies make their money on ingredients they know to be toxic.
I choose to wear makeup almost every day. We all use shampoos, conditioners, body washes, soaps, lotions, creams, serums, hair products, deodorants, etc., every day. The FDA does not regulate what we put on our skin as much as what we put in our mouths, even less for perfumes, which don’t have to reveal their ingredients on the basis of “trade secrets.” Your skin absorbs between 60-70% (depending on what research you’re looking at) of what is applied to it. So these toxic ingredients are making their way into your system, on a daily basis.
If you want to get out from under the thumbs of these corporations, No More Dirty Looks is a great place to start. While they can be more focused on new (sometimes expensive) brands, many of them are women-owned, small business focused on fair trade, safe ingredients, and transparency. And while they do have a limited scope of “diversity” of women, this blog and their book can be a great first step toward taking control of your physical self-care on personal, financial, and political fronts. It takes some work to shift your products, but it can be an incredibly rewarding path to discovering what your body really needs and what it can do!
This is so great. Also like to add that most FDA cosmetic regulations haven’t changed since the 1930s. The EU (where many of these companies also operate) has banned 1300 chemicals. The U.S. has banned 11.
On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march.
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”
I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law.
girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer
Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.
His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.
During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.
His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment.
Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2)
Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace
look, if you’re gonna talk about autistic representation, don’t just talk about nine year old white boys who memorize train schedules and plane models and can recite like 500 digits of pi. talk about the chubby filipino girl who’s terrified to speak up in class but can talk for…