Joan Blondell in a publicity photo for The Perfect Specimen (1937)
Joan Blondell in a publicity photo for The Perfect Specimen (1937)
So in case people are wondering in Canada poking holes in condoms or otherwise tampering with birth control has now been classified as sexual assault because it coerces the conditions by which consent is obtained.
A man in Nova Scotia poked holes in the condoms hoping to…
Another of Grace Jones being perfect (the wig combined with the face she’s giving bring this look over the top, and I am 100% here for it)
Look at this purebread puppy
this happened to my hair today.
An interview with lesbian Stonewall veteran Stormé DeLarverie
The conversation turned to the night in June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn where she made history. Quite a few friends, writers and historians over the years have identified her as the tough cross dressing lesbian who was clubbed by the NYPD, which evoked enough indignation and anger to spur the crowd to action. She was identified as the Stonewall Lesbian in Charles Kaiser’s book The Gay Metropolis, and her scuffle with the police has been mentioned a few times in passing by The New York Times in the past couple of decades. Then in the January 2008 issue of Curve Magazine she identified herself as the Stonewall Lesbian in a detailed interview with writerPatrick Hinds, an excerpt of which is below:”[The officer] then yelled, ‘I said, move along, faggot.’ I think he thought I was a boy. When I refused, he raised his nightstick and clubbed me in the face.” It was then that the crowd surged and started attacking the police with whatever they could find, she said.
I asked my last question hesitantly. “Have you heard of the Stonewall Lesbian? The woman who was clubbed outside the bar but was never identified?” DeLarverie nodded, rubbing her chin in the place where she received 14 stitches after the beating. “Yes,” she said quietly. “They were talking about me.”
And then, almost as an afterthought, I asked, “Why did you never come forward to take credit for what you did?”
She thought for a couple of seconds before she answered, “Because it was never anybody’s business.”
I asked her if she still remembered that night. She answered in the affirmative. After the cop hit her on the head, she socked him with her fist. “I hit him,” she said. “He was bleeding.”
Photo: Sam Bassett
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.Thank you,Jadelyn
I took a few pieces of Jadelyn’s response (thanks!) and posted it right on their FB page.
Hmm, already got two likes.
Reblogging this again.
Take a few minutes and send an email!
Here’s what I sent:
So, you decided to use someone’s photo in your advertising without her permission.
This is utterly disgusting.
Do you not realize that fat people own their own bodies? Do you think it’s okay to profit from someone else’s body without their permission? Exactly what was your thought process here, and can you explain to me how it is even remotely okay to do this?
You are already profiting from the insecurity of people who shouldn’t feel ashamed about their bodies to begin with. Now you think it’s okay to use other people’s photos to perpetuate that? People who have never and would never use your product? People who despise everything that companies like yours stand for? That is utterly disgusting.
Your response (“Send what you already told us. And wait.”) is utterly inadequate, and you should be ashamed.
Take her picture down, and the pictures of every other fat person who has not given you permission to use their image. Apologize.
Honestly, I hope you get sued. And I hope your inbox is exploding right now with irate fatties explaining to you just how deeply you have screwed up. If it’s not, it will be soon. This has hit Tumblr. In the time it’s taken me to write this, it has been reposted about a hundred more times.
God have mercy on you. The fatties of Tumblr won’t. We are like wolves when it comes to dealing with people like you. Really, really pissed-off fat wolves. And we run in packs.
Undo what you have done, and apologize to Rachele. That’s* all we want*.
It’s easy. Do it.
Not SUPER articulate, but I hope it gets the point across.
6 ft 9 and stunning!