Pole for Life. (part 2)
Pole for Life. (part 2)
Pole for Life. (part 1)
Hela gårdagen spenderade jag tillsammans med ett stort gäng härliga tjejer. Janina Näslund, grundare av Pole Point Studio i Sundsvall (fjärde bilden), arrangerade en välgörenhetsshow med pole dance, chair dance och burlesque i förmån för Cancerfonden och Hjärtebarnfonden. Utöver entréavgiften aktionerades konstverk ut och sammanlagt kommer 36 000 kr skänkas.
Som feminist är jag emot objektifiering av kvinnokroppen. Jag visste inte riktigt hur jag skulle reagera under själva showen. Men efter timmar av genrep och förberedelser backstage - medans sminket las och håret fixades - lärde jag känna ett sammansvetsat tjejgäng som älskar poledance som träningsform. För de här tjejerna är pole dance mer än sexig akrobatik på en stång, de beskriver dansstudion med ord som systerskap, samhörighet, självförtroende och blåmärken. En av tjejerna är läkare och berättade att hon såklart alltid vill kunna säga vad hon gör, men att hon låter bli då hon inte känner att hon har tid att förklara vad det innebär mer ingående. Att hon inte gör det här för mäns skull, utan för sin egen.
När jag väl fått lära känna personerna bakom sminket, lösögonfransarna och korsetterna blev showen i sig en fantastisk upplevelse. Sjukt coola brudar, avancerad akrobatik och fet ljussättning.
Mer bilder kommer!
Translation: Pole for Life (part 1)
All of yesterday was spent with a big group of fantastic girls. Janina Näslund, founder of Pole Point Studio in Sundsvall (fourth picture), arranged a show for charity with pole dance, chair dance and burlesque to raise money for Cancerfonden and Hjärtbarnsfonden. Besides the entry fee, art was auctioned off and all in all 36 000 swedish kronor will be given away.
As a feminist I am against the objectifying of female bodies. I wasn’t quite sure how I would react during the show itself. But after hours of dress rehersals and preparations backstage - while we did their hair and makeup - I got to know a close knitted group of girls that love pole dance as a form of exercise. For these girls pole dance is more than sexy acrobatics on a pole, they describe the studio with words like sisterhood, a sense of belonging, confidence and bruises. One of the girls is a doctor and told me how she of course wants to be able to tell people what she does, but doesn’t because she doesn’t have the time to explain what it entails. That this is something she does for herself, and not some man.
Once I got to know the people behind the makeup, fake eyelashes, and corsets the show in itself was a fantastic experience. Really cool chicks, advanced acrobatics and dope lighting.
More pictures to come!
Absolutely baffling photograph of a volcano and Aurora Borealis (northern lights) taken in Iceland.
Looks like The Simpsons predicted the future back in 1996!
A friend is an avid deer hunter. His trail camera recently got this badass shot.
Great poster seen at a punk festival
Art won’t save the world
it’s getting hot in here
so take off all your clothes
let’s be honest
we all know Jack would totally fuck a dalek
…yes, he would definitely… take the plunge…
Let me know if ‘real power’ wants a magazine or something
He already did
holy shit i forgot i even made this gifset
Be honest with yourselves, gentlemen
Ooooh~~ That sounds terrific! Must get. Now.
like not even in a witty way
if you actually feel guilty for eating reasonable amounts of food and even unreasonable amounts of food at times (heaven knows i sometimes do haha) you don’t need feminism you need to seek help
Feminism isn’t going to cure your eating disorder.
and eating disorders aren’t linked to your gender! yeah, women are more likely to have them because of chemicals and hormones and other sciencey things i don’t understand, but men can have them to and personally i don’t care what chromosomes you have, if you have a serious mental illness, for the love of God, SEEK HELP
psych grad currently working in mental health here, i just want to say that you’re all wrong and express my disappointment in your ignorance
first off, the person in the picture is not saying ‘i need feminism because i have an eating disorder’, she’s saying she associates eating with feelings of guilt and god knows many women, including myself, can relate. this feeling of guilt ALONE is in no way indicative of a mental disorder so you should feel silly for making that assumption in the first place. such guilt, however, IS for the most part the result of living in a society that values and forces on women an unattainable standard of thinness, and shames women for displaying pretty much any kind of appetite whether it’s for food or sex or money or power
second, many psychological disorders are ABSOLUTELY influenced by society, culture and environment. genetics and biological factors do play a vital part in causing EDs, yes, but it is a VERY WIDELY ACCEPTED FACT in both the academic and professional community that sociocultural and environmental factors also play a significant role in causing EDs.
don’t believe me? maybe you’ll believe the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest and most esteem association of psychologists. (x)
or maybe you’ll believe this study that found that 38 months after their first exposure to western media (the same media that currently overexposes us to portrayals of idealized thinness) in the late 90’s, Fijian women (whose culture originally appreciated larger bodies) experienced a sharp rise in disordered eating (x)(x).
now, no one is saying that feminism can cure eating disorders, that’s a ridiculous notion, but it certainly attempts to dismantle the systems that contribute to high rates of EDs in women
and finally, let’s be real here, the person who made that edit and most of the people who are reblogging this and agreeing absolutely don’t give a damn about this girl’s wellbeing and mental health, they’re just looking for any excuse to shit on feminism. so fuck all you assholes and your faux caring bullshit :)
“the person who made that edit and most of the people who are reblogging this and agreeing absolutely don’t give a damn about this girl’s wellbeing and mental health, they’re just looking for any excuse to shit on feminism.”
Yes ofcourse this is about how feminism sucks and not about picking up warning signs.
Just because you have some good points about both Feminism and Eating disorders does not mean that the people who reblogged it before you do not care.
The thing about EDs and other illnesses that evolve gradually is that there are warning signs to be noted. And guilt is one of the big ones.
If someone had picked up on mine when they first started to appear maybe I wouldn’t have had to spend 14 years battling against myself.