This is a series of ads from the early 20th century right up to the 1970s.
You might notice what they’re advertising is, instead of the weight loss solutions we’re used to today, they’re actually advertising weight GAIN.
‘It’s hard to believe they once called me skinny!’
‘Skinny girls are NOT glamour girls!’
‘a skinny, scarecrow figure is neither fashionable nor glamourous!’
‘thousands quickly gaining beauty-bringing pounds!’
Notice how less than a hundred years ago, these ads were meant to shame thin bodies the way weight loss ads shame fat bodies today? Notice that how as time goes by, the ‘ideal’ body shape changes from era to era? Notice how in these ads as well as those seen today, they’re meant to make people feel bad about the way they look?
These ads are just as bad as the ones that run today. They’re meant to shame you and make you feel inadequate for one sole reason: so you go out and spend money on their products. It’s not about your self esteem, your health, or your happiness. It’s about selling the product. It’s about making the money.
Your body is NOT wrong. You don’t need pills, diets, or supplements to make you happy, attractive, or ‘right’. All bodies are good bodies. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, disabled, scarred, anything at all.
Do not let the media dictate what you think you should be. The media is fickle. It does not care about you. Don’t let yourself care about what it says.
|—||The Avett Brothers, Tear Down the House (via wethinkwedream)|
why do parents/relatives insist to ignore the fact that you’re tired and/or stressed and continue interacting with you like nothing is wrong and you have all the joy and energy in the world and then when you get mad or whATEVER they become taken aback and shocked and turn on the “YOU BETTER START BEHAVING BETTER AND TREATING ME RIGHT THIS IS DISPICABLE” and they pull out the “YOU WOULDN’T ACT LIKE THIS AROUND YOUR FRIENDS OR BOSS.” and I’m just like,
"Well when I tell my friends or whoever I’m fucking tired or not feeling the best they NOD UNDERSTANDINGLY AND GIVE ME SPACE. MY ROOMATE WAS MORE UNDERSTANDING THAN YOU."
If someone at work or a friend told YOU they weren’t doing the greatest or you could SEE THEM LAYING IN BED EXHAUSTED you wouldn’t just basically IGNORE THEM AND CONTINUE TO ASK THEM WHERE THE JUICE IS AND COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT THEY LEFT IN THE SINK.
Do you just have that one person that you can’t avoid that’s maybe in your family who you love [or don’t] that you just have miscommunications with often and you’re just not compatible with esp. on bad days or when youre stressed, like arguments could be avoided if they wouldn’t do something, or they always seen to ask what you perceive to be exhasperating or dumb questions that should have an obvious answer and not need to be asked inthe first place, and even if they know your e tired they dont seem to axcknowledge that and go about talking to you like you said you were great and full of energy but yoou know that’s just how they are and think but it’s so annoying and you have to watc h yourself so you dont get irritated and start a n argument because I DOHJ.
makoto and rei got a scolding
#What we do in Mirkwood stays in Mirkwood.
10-standing on their hands and 20-sleeping
Silly Piras, you are not supposed to lift yourself up from 0!
my sister sent photos of my cat being a precious little buttface at her place