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80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls developed such excessively cute handwriting that it was banned in schools due to illegibility. なおちゃん ·かようびに ks) (GK34リ Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com deadcatwithaflamethrower: star-anise: imfemalewarrior: imthegingerninja: nerdgul: gayonthemoon1239: rifa: actualbloggerwangyao: alvaroandtheworld: ultrafacts: Source  THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too. And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards. So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3 !!!!! NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!” All the Japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any Japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men) Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.    so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase Kawaii is so goth Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace I did not know this but I love this form of feminism!  -FemaleWarrior, She/They  Which is why you get bands like BABYMETAL, which toured with Judas Priest for a while, looking like this: Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace
80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls
 developed such excessively cute
 handwriting that it was banned in
 schools due to illegibility.
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 ·かようびに
 ks) (GK34リ
 Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com
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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the Japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any Japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Kawaii is so goth 


Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace 

I did not know this but I love this form of feminism! 
-FemaleWarrior, She/They 

Which is why you get bands like BABYMETAL, which toured with Judas Priest for a while, looking like this:


Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace

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Fucking, Isis, and Nudes: Ellen K. Pao @ekp CEOs of big tech companies: You almost certainly have incels as employees. What are you going to do about it? 6:10 PM 02 May 18 198 Retweets 415 Likes ms-demeanor: megapope: this tweet goes from surreal to hilarious when you realize that she was the CEO of Reddit Casual reminder that while she was CEO at Reddit she created a salary negotiation policy that evened the playing field for women employed by Reddit. Not-at-all-casual-reminder that she left Reddit in 2015 after being forced to resign because Reddit lost its collective shit at her when the site banned 5 subreddits for harassment; not-at-fucking-all casual reminder that Ellen Pao was the CEO of Reddit when it banned revenge porn after The Fappening. One of the subreddits that was banned that led to her resignation was r/fatpeople hate. The others were transphobic and racist. In her time at Reddit Pao did more than the site had ever before done to fight harassment from its user base and for that someone started a subreddit calling for her firing and trying to make nazi and ISIS imagery come up in searches associated with her name. If *anyone* in the tech industry knows what the blackpill subculture is like and how vile and toxic groups spawned in subreddits can be it’s Ellen Pao. This isn’t someone who’s oblivious to the fact that her former company is a source of the problem, this is someone who is speaking from personal experience with online harassment campaigns orchestrated by people who want the freedom to post celebrity nudes who were *enraged* that she made it harder for them to do so. (also basically the rest of her twitter is about #metoo, the need for labor regulation and worker protections, and salary transparency so maybe go check her out)
Fucking, Isis, and Nudes: Ellen K. Pao
 @ekp
 CEOs of big tech companies: You
 almost certainly have incels as
 employees. What are you going
 to do about it?
 6:10 PM 02 May 18
 198 Retweets 415 Likes
ms-demeanor:
megapope:
this tweet goes from surreal to hilarious when you realize that she was the CEO of Reddit
Casual reminder that while she was CEO at Reddit she created a salary negotiation policy that evened the playing field for women employed by Reddit.
Not-at-all-casual-reminder that she left Reddit in 2015 after being forced to resign because Reddit lost its collective shit at her when the site banned 5 subreddits for harassment; not-at-fucking-all casual reminder that Ellen Pao was the CEO of Reddit when it banned revenge porn after The Fappening.
One of the subreddits that was banned that led to her resignation was r/fatpeople hate. The others were transphobic and racist. 
In her time at Reddit Pao did more than the site had ever before done to fight harassment from its user base and for that someone started a subreddit calling for her firing and trying to make nazi and ISIS imagery come up in searches associated with her name.
If *anyone* in the tech industry knows what the blackpill subculture is like and how vile and toxic groups spawned in subreddits can be it’s Ellen Pao.
This isn’t someone who’s oblivious to the fact that her former company is a source of the problem, this is someone who is speaking from personal experience with online harassment campaigns orchestrated by people who want the freedom to post celebrity nudes who were *enraged* that she made it harder for them to do so. 
(also basically the rest of her twitter is about #metoo, the need for labor regulation and worker protections, and salary transparency so maybe go check her out)

ms-demeanor: megapope: this tweet goes from surreal to hilarious when you realize that she was the CEO of Reddit Casual reminder that while ...

Club, Family, and Fashion: <p><a href="http://droosy.tumblr.com/post/115804856349/for-your-original-characters-or-your-fictional" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">droosy</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><i>For your original characters or your fictional favorites!</i></p> <p><b>1. </b>Everyday/casual/what they wear the most</p> <p><b>2. </b>Formal/black tie</p> <p><b>3. </b>Swimwear (ALT: on vacation)</p> <p><b>4. </b>Underwear (ALT: in a <a href="http://www.idealaunch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/snuggie.jpg" target="_blank">Snuggie</a> or sweats)</p> <p><b>5. </b>Sportswear/exercise gear (ALT: trying to look tough)</p> <p><b>6. </b>Pajamas/sleepwear</p> <p><b>7.</b> At work/school (ALT: forced to attend a boring semi-formal event—graduation, family reunion, religious service, wedding, etc.)</p> <p><b>8. </b>Spring</p> <p><b>9. </b>Autumn</p> <p><b>10. </b>In very cold weather</p> <p><b>11. </b>In very hot weather</p> <p><b>12. </b>Rainy day (outdoors or indoors, your call)</p> <p><b>13. </b>Having a relaxing, lazy Sunday at home</p> <p><b>14.</b> Out in public but too tired to even try (or otherwise disheveled)</p> <p><b>15. </b>What they wear when they’re feeling confident/want to feel confident</p> <p><b>16. </b>On a date (ALT: at a restaurant/diner or enjoying a nice solitary walk/bike ride)</p> <p><b>17. </b>At a party or club (ALT: street fashion)</p> <p><b>18. </b>A favorite/prized item or outfit that they might reserve for certain occasions</p> <p><b>19. </b>What they wore as a kid/teenager (ALT: an item or outfit they love that everyone else thinks is ugly/unflattering)</p> <p><b>20. </b>In something another character made them wear (ALT: a personal item they are embarrassed to love)</p> <p><b>21. </b>Something from your wardrobe that they’d be most likely to wear (ALT: in something they would never wear in a million years and totally rocking it)</p> <p><b>22. </b>Something (esp. out of character) that would make you laugh if you saw them wear it—e.g. a goofy t-shirt, something you saw on TV, rollerskates, etc.</p> <p><b>23. </b>Incognito</p> <p><b>24. </b>Ugly sweater/thrift/vintage</p> <p><b>25. </b>Costume/cosplay (ALT: what they’d wear in a fictional universe of your choosing—e.g. in Middle Earth, as a Crystal Gem, as a Pokémon trainer, aboard Serenity, etc.)</p> <p><b>26. </b>Retro/period costume (ALT: the  future or, if applicable, what they’d look like in contemporary society/our universe)</p> <p><b>27. </b>Subculture of your choice</p> <p><b>28. </b>In a ridiculously luxurious/regal ensemble (if they already dress ostentatiously, give them a makeunder)</p> <p><b>29. </b>Palette swap! Use a color scheme they wouldn’t normally wear—e.g. pastels if they usually wear all black, neons if they’re otherwise into neutrals</p> <p><b>30.</b> Any of the alternative prompts you’d like to try (ALT: WILD CARD!!)</p> </blockquote>
Club, Family, and Fashion: <p><a href="http://droosy.tumblr.com/post/115804856349/for-your-original-characters-or-your-fictional" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">droosy</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><i>For your original characters or your fictional favorites!</i></p>
<p><b>1. </b>Everyday/casual/what they wear the most</p>
<p><b>2. </b>Formal/black tie</p>
<p><b>3. </b>Swimwear (ALT: on vacation)</p>
<p><b>4. </b>Underwear (ALT: in a <a href="http://www.idealaunch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/snuggie.jpg" target="_blank">Snuggie</a> or sweats)</p>
<p><b>5. </b>Sportswear/exercise gear (ALT: trying to look tough)</p>
<p><b>6. </b>Pajamas/sleepwear</p>
<p><b>7.</b> At work/school (ALT: forced to attend a boring semi-formal event—graduation, family reunion, religious service, wedding, etc.)</p>
<p><b>8. </b>Spring</p>
<p><b>9. </b>Autumn</p>
<p><b>10. </b>In very cold weather</p>
<p><b>11. </b>In very hot weather</p>
<p><b>12. </b>Rainy day (outdoors or indoors, your call)</p>
<p><b>13. </b>Having a relaxing, lazy Sunday at home</p>
<p><b>14.</b> Out in public but too tired to even try (or otherwise disheveled)</p>
<p><b>15. </b>What they wear when they’re feeling confident/want to feel confident</p>
<p><b>16. </b>On a date (ALT: at a restaurant/diner or enjoying a nice solitary walk/bike ride)</p>
<p><b>17. </b>At a party or club (ALT: street fashion)</p>
<p><b>18. </b>A favorite/prized item or outfit that they might reserve for certain occasions</p>
<p><b>19. </b>What they wore as a kid/teenager (ALT: an item or outfit they love that everyone else thinks is ugly/unflattering)</p>
<p><b>20. </b>In something another character made them wear (ALT: a personal item they are embarrassed to love)</p>
<p><b>21. </b>Something from your wardrobe that they’d be most likely to wear (ALT: in something they would never wear in a million years and totally rocking it)</p>
<p><b>22. </b>Something (esp. out of character) that would make you laugh if you saw them wear it—e.g. a goofy t-shirt, something you saw on TV, rollerskates, etc.</p>
<p><b>23. </b>Incognito</p>
<p><b>24. </b>Ugly sweater/thrift/vintage</p>
<p><b>25. </b>Costume/cosplay (ALT: what they’d wear in a fictional universe of your choosing—e.g. in Middle Earth, as a Crystal Gem, as a Pokémon trainer, aboard Serenity, etc.)</p>
<p><b>26. </b>Retro/period costume (ALT: the  future or, if applicable, what they’d look like in contemporary society/our universe)</p>
<p><b>27. </b>Subculture of your choice</p>
<p><b>28. </b>In a ridiculously luxurious/regal ensemble (if they already dress ostentatiously, give them a makeunder)</p>
<p><b>29. </b>Palette swap! Use a color scheme they wouldn’t normally wear—e.g. pastels if they usually wear all black, neons if they’re otherwise into neutrals</p>
<p><b>30.</b> Any of the alternative prompts you’d like to try (ALT: WILD CARD!!)</p>
</blockquote>

droosy: For your original characters or your fictional favorites! 1. Everyday/casual/what they wear the most 2. Formal/black tie 3. Swimwear...

80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls developed such excessively cute handwriting that it was banned in schools due to illegibility. なおちゃん ·かようびに ks) (GK34リ Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com rifa: actualbloggerwangyao: alvaroandtheworld: ultrafacts: Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too. And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards. So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3 !!!!! NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!” All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men) Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   
80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls
 developed such excessively cute
 handwriting that it was banned in
 schools due to illegibility.
 なおちゃん
 ·かようびに
 ks) (GK34リ
 Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com
rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts

THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3

!!!!!
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

rifa: actualbloggerwangyao: alvaroandtheworld: ultrafacts: Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII ...