There’s a second interesting tidbit in all that “lesbians are more likely to be fat” business. As it turns out, queer girls (lesbians AND bisexuals) are ALSO more likely to NOT THINK they’re fat, even when their BMI puts them in one of the “overweight” categories. On the flip side, straight girls are more likely to think of themselves as fat even when they’re not. That’s right, “overweight” queer ladies tend to be less critical of their bodies than straight women. Researchers want to call this a problem of self-perception, but I have a different theory. It could be, perhaps, that queer girl culture doesn’t suffer the incessant, unreasonable pressure of the male gaze in the same way that straight girl culture does. After all, if you don’t have to concern yourself with attracting men as romantic partners, it’s considerable more reasonable to not give a fuck about their photoshopped-magazine-and-mainstream-pornography-fueled beauty standards, and you might be less likely to internalize that garbage.
h a p p y 2 - y e a r a n n i v e r s a r y b e c h l o e f a n d o m ! October 5th, 2012 Pitch Perfect was released in theaters giving us these two glorious
and totally gay for each other characters. I love you awesome nerds and can’t wait for next year. Bring on PP2!
Haruka and Michiru (Sailor Uranus & Neptune) walking in tandem ♥ for my dear friend Tabby's birthday and anniversary!!
Georges de Feure, Elegant women at the Beach, 1900-02. Note the cute dachshund between the skirts. Collection Jane Abdy, London.
Cykeem White as Achilles and Sebastian de Souza as Patroclus
"Name one hero who was happy. You can’t."
"I’m going to be the first. Swear it."
"Because you’re the reason. Swear it."