Pronunciation /ˈɛmeɪ/, /ˈɛzmeɪ/ or /ˈɛzmiː/
Gender male or female
Origin French esmé (feminine esmée), "esteemed", past participle of esmer, "to esteem"
Meaning 1. French: "beloved", "esteemed" 2. Short for Esméralda
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
it’s always important to look at everything critically
He makes some really good points.
I do think its important to be critical of the porn industry but I am a huge advocate for sex workers. So him using works like “sex trafficking” and “prostitution” makes me go “hrrrmm…” while its really great to be critical of porn the subject is a very slippery slope. It can lead to demonizing sex workers and putting them out of a job and it can lead to kink shaming. Slipper slope. But it is important to be critical of the porn industry.
Every now and then, we have to give the body a break from excessive pounding (running, dance classes, and contact sports). Luckily low-impact workouts are typically easier on the body, especially our joints, and can be a great way to get in a heart-pumping workout while reducing the risk of injury. The guys at Greatist have rounded up the best 21 low- (or no!) impact exercises to keep things varied. They’re perfect for when you’re just getting started, dealing with an injury, or just want to try something new! Check them all out here.
Malcolm X (1992) dir. by Spike Lee
Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) (19 May 1925 – 21 February 1965 )
Happy Birthday Brother Malcolm!
DAMN IT, BETH, ARE YOU BLATANTLY PRACTICING THE DARK ARTS IN PLAIN VIEW OF THE NEIGHBORS? DO YOU WANT TO HAVE TO MOVE AGAIN?
NO, HONEY. THIS IS JUST YOGA.
THAT’S NOT YOGA, BETH. I KNOW WHAT YOGA LOOKS LIKE.
ASHTANGA, MAYBE, OR HATHA, BUT THIS IS ADVANCED IYENGAR. MY CHAKRAS ARE WIDE OPEN OR WHATEVER.
YOU’RE LEVITATING, BETH, AND THERE ARE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF RITUAL SACRIFICE IN THE GARAGE.
SHHHHHH, HONEY. YOU’RE DISRUPTING MY CHI FLOW.
PSA: There is no such thing as “overthinking” or “over-analyzing” arts, media, and entertainment. If you don’t want to talk about things like race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability in arts and entertainment, you are free to exercise your right to stay the fuck out of the discussion.
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The black man never will get anybody’s respect until he first learns to respect his own women.
Malcolm X (via specialnights)
"We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity." - Fred Hampton
Today we remember Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, who were killed on this day in 1969 by police in Chicago on an alleged weapons raid. Both worked with the NAACP when they were in high school, and Fred was active with the Black Panther Party.
They were 21 and 22 years old, respectively. They were shot in their beds in their Chicago apartment. Rest in power.
Over 50% of the American population believes it should be illegal for women to keep their own name on marriage
ILLEGAL. Not just that you “should” change your name. But that it should be ILLEGAL for you not to do so.
“Innocent tradition” my ass. No social pressure my ass.
what the fuck