Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.
Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.
The third veil drops.
Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep
We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.
The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.
Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.
Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.
The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.
And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”
-feel the weight lifted off your shoulders as you refuse to conform to impossible beauty standards and choose to love and respect your body as is. Ah, just feel the pressure melting right off you! I feel so light and free
-stop texting that piece of shit
-start ignoring people who make you feel bad about your body or are just generally unappealing troll people. Look for the kinds of slugs that like Terry Richardson or say anything bad about Mindy Kaling, or don’t give you any of their fries. That’s 120-160 pounds of easy weight loss right there, just watch it slip away as you get into a bikini and prance all around.
-clothes are around 2-3 pounds, so be naked and do naked things with a cutie
-honestly, it’s summer and you don’t need a 4 pound statement necklace at this point in time
-please, please put down the puppy you are dognapping. That is not your puppy. Please join the party now. I will forgive this but not forget, and be mindful of all puppies around you from now on.
-finish the plate of nachos you were holding. That’s a quick one pound weight loss there, look how easy that was, so simple and nice
-pee out the 4 margaritas you enjoyed on a nice hot summer day, just pee it all out baby
“On numerous occasions, Prince has refused Yankovic permission to record parodies of his songs. Yankovic has stated in interviews that he has “approached him every few years [to] see if he’s lightened up.” Yankovic related one story where, before the American Music Awards where he and Prince were assigned to sit in the same row, he got a telegram from Prince’s lawyers, demanding he not make eye contact with the artist.”
I used a face cream that made me break out in a rash - had the hardest time figuring out what was causing it. When I ditched the face cream, the rash was gone in a couple days.
Yeah, I’m hoping since I’ve stopped using the makeup it’ll work it’s way out of my system. My dermatologist wants to put me on steroids for it, but I’m hoping within a week I should be back to normal-ish and the bad part will be over. I still can’t believe something that’s really well known to be very irritating and awful for skin is in so many foundations - bismuth oxychloride is no one’s friend!
The lack of regulation when it comes to cosmetic ingredient quality is dangerous. I’m currently dealing with weeping blisters all over my face because an ingredient known to react with sweat and heat is still permitted in cosmetics. My face is probably going to be permanently scarred all because it’s too important for ~capitalism~ to protect people’s health.
“I think that the most “successful” poets have always been ones who manage to navigate between arrogance and humility with ease. Arrogance often makes the poet, and it isn’t necessarily that the person herself is arrogant. It’s simply that she knows when to employ it to her advantage. I’m thinking back to when Walt Whitman made his dick bigger in a reprint of Leaves of Grass. Or when another poet came up to me at a bar and told me he bought a gold chain to “rebrand.” There is a vulnerability that manifests in both of these actions, but they are also statements of self-importance. These small moments and small statements frame a poet’s body of work; these engagements with the public sphere.”—cassandra gillig <3
There are many reasons to be disappointed in today’s ruling, but nothing irritates me more than the fact the morning after pill and IUDs are being called abortifacients because of personal opinions. The scientific reality is they aren’t, they function in completely different ways than chemically-induced abortions. Plus, shall we not forget that all fertilized eggs attach to the uterus wall. If you’re going to get involved with people’s health issues, you have to be aware and accept scientific fact.