Feminist of the 99% dreaming of the 1% world. Things I love: Orcas, Victorian houses, English gardens, Catfish, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Frasier, The Good Wife, Harry Potter, The History Boys, The Virgin Suicides, Bright Young Things, The Painted Veil. People I love: Jesse Pinkman, Dita von Teese, Anna Nicole Smith, Taylor Swift, King Edward VIII, Edie Beale, Emilie Autumn, Scott Disick, and my beloved Ginger Prince.
Kittyinva: This looks pretty correct to me, with the exception of the false lashes which mostly only movie and theatre stars wore. I hope this helps some Prom-goers looking for authentic twenties style. See the cover of 1926 “Redbook”, below on my blog today ( March 7, 2014) for a good look for evening for long hair.
Going to a formal dance next month and I have a gorgeous vintage gown, more 30s than 20s, but this still might prove useful.
friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
I don’t think I have ever been more angry in my life. I want to rant about this so badly, but I literally cannot harness my anger into comprehensible thoughts.
Autism Speaks is one of the vilest organizations around. I have turned on quite a few celebrities I used to like because of their affiliation with that organization.
So I checked the “mumblr” tag because I got an anon saying Lauren and/or Eleanor was lurking there.
Basically the whole tag is for women who are pregnant or have young babies.
And they’re ALL pulling an Eleanor. The pregnant ones, mind you. Some actually have kids and have tons of pictures of those kids. But the pregnant ones…. tons of family deaths, multiple pregnancies within a few months, pregnancies that go way to fast, drama with parents or in-laws, messy or extremely quick to develop relationships, celebrity connections, and tragedy after tragedy. No pictures that show both the mom’s face and her baby bump. Just SO MANY fakers.
Any one of them could be Lauren, or any one of them could be Eleanor; I see a lot of writing styles that reminds me of them.
But I would say Eleanor is DEFINITELY back again, she’s just not promoting herself as a royal blog right away this time.