I have experienced horrible depression for most of my life. I learned what it is to be suicidal at an early age.
And yet I still don’t know what to tell a friend when I learn how depressed they are. I know exactly how they feel. I know how useless the cliches are. But I don’t know what I can or should tell them. How can I know, when I don’t even understand how the fuck I’m still alive?
If even the people who understand those feelings better than anyone don’t know the right words… what hope is there?
Vicky Form is a Mexican lingerie company that has recently released a campaign called ”New commandments for women.”
1. I shall never call another woman a whore.
2. No one can convince me from not wearing a condom.
3. I shall never get pregnant just to keep a man by my side.
4. No one can judge me based on the number of people I’ve slept with.
5. Is my responsibility to fight for my own (woman) rights.
6. I will not tolerate any kind of violence towards myself.
7. I will not fear or be ashamed if I find myself attracted to woman.
8. It is my decision if i want to get married or not. (and don’t deserve to be judged for it.)
I find this campaign to be a ‘big deal’ for the fact that is released in Mexico. One of the most sexists, closed minded and underdeveloped countries in the world.
Not so many companies take the risk to make advertisements like this because they’re obviously going to be criticized and possibly be affected by it.
Someone is taking the risk, telling the truth, and trying to get to the minds of the people. Sharing the fact that we are all human, and have to be equally treated like it, leading to a better and more developed society.
Its a big step for Mexico, and for women.
okay be fucking real here
it’d be a big step to have a lingerie company in america do this, too
I love this. Although, I really wish they would add that it’s a woman’s choice if she wants to have kids or not, and she doesn’t deserve to be judged for it.
Photo by Victoria Modernistka
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
I need a Venetian plague mask.
I’m so obsessed with these.
I like that the plague may have been caused by ghosts and instead of praying them away people decided to scare them off. Someone’s like “so there’s these demons what can we do?” And someone else goes “let’s scare them.” And everyone agrees that it’s a reasonable plan, to make things creepy enough to frighten invisible monsters. People were pretty badass back then.
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