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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


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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

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People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

I wanna talk to peeopppleee

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Power Structure of Oppression

Yes. Yes. YES. 

I’m just gonna leave this here, in case anyone thought their fee fees were more important than systematic oppression 

I will honestly reblog this every time it comes across my dash. It is so important. 

Yes, this is essential. People don’t realized how the littlest thing can affect the way we live.

This was on my history final! Very informative!

I want to _____ you.

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reblog and see what your followers say

Interesting..

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I’VE LITERALLY HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO YOU PEOPLE

I was just reblogging for the above post I didn’t think I’d get any

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I won’t get any but I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing

Id probably talk more if I weren’t so busy…

Well, feel free to send me a message whenever you want! I stay up pretty late so I’ll probably answer it immediately, and if not, i’ll answer as soon as I can. 

No, but, seriously, any time, about anything, its all good.

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PEOPLE DIED 

102 YEARS AGO

THEY’RE ALL SKELETONS FIGHTING IN THE UNDERWATER SKELETON WAR NOW

CHILL

I’m sure they are very chill right now.

You might even say they’re…

ICE COLD.

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT 

So there’s about 229 of you guys, yet I only really talk to about 5 or 6 of you.

Come on! talk to meee! Feel free to send me anything, no matter what. I promise I will respond calmly and happily. 

So come on! send me an ask! ^^

I get excited about an autistic character on a tv show who is front and center as one of the major main characters and isn’t treated like a huge freak but is accepted for his differences

Like, seriously, in this way, criminal minds does it right. 

But my parents are like “He’s not ACTUALLY autistic, if he was autistic, he’d be non-functional at all” when they KNOW there is a spectrum and, yes, there are a lot of autistic people who don’t function well, but plenty who do, and many function in the same way Dr. Reid does in the show. He has physical ticks, he treats emotions differently, and he is even their expert in reading facial ticks and micro movements because of his attentiveness and eye for detail!

Just please, PLEASE let me have this one.