Leonard Nimoy Did A Stunning Photo Series Celebrating Gloriously Full-Figured Women

The Full Body Project included women of all shapes and sizes who clearly love their curves. NSFW due to nudity.

1. In 2007, Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who also happened to be a prolific photographer, published his collection The Full Body Project.

Nimoy challenged modern standards of beauty with the engaging photographs, presenting the subjects as staring the viewer in the face, unashamed of their figures.

Leonard Nimoy / R. Michaelson Galleries

3. Nimoy, who died Friday at the age of 83, had previously photographed slimmer nude figures, but this series starred the fuller-figured members of a burlesque group called The Fat-Bottom Revue.

He was inspired after a full-figured woman asked him to take her and her friends’ pictures, CBS reported.

Leonard Nimoy / R. Michaelson Galleries

5. “The average American woman weighs 25% more than the models selling the clothes,” Nimoy wrote. “There is a huge industry built up around selling women ways to get their bodies closer to the fantasy ideal.”

“Pills, diets, surgery, workout programs,” he added. “The message is, ‘You don’t look right. If you buy our product, you can get there.'”

Leonard Nimoy / R. Michaelson Galleries

7. Nimoy was bothered by the knowledge that many women felt at least some shame for their figures, author Natalie Angier, who wrote The Full Body Project‘s introduction, told Mashable.

“It really disturbed him that women who considered themselves overweight had this terrible feeling about themselves,” she said. “He wanted to show the world that there’s beauty to be found in different body types.”

Leonard Nimoy / R. Michaelson Galleries

9. Angier said she was inspired by the powerfulness embodied by the women in the photographs, in which they presented themselves free of embarrassment or insecurity.

Leonard Nimoy / R. Michaelson Galleries

11. “I admire the way he presented the women as standing there looking the viewer full in the face,” she said. “Saying look at me — I’m entitled to stand here and present myself to the world. I don’t have to be ashamed and cower in the corner.”

Leonard Nimoy / R. Michaelson Galleries

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/leonard-nimoy-full-body-project-photography

WH: It’s ‘irresponsible’ for Obama’s handmaidens to ask about Woodward

First, press secretary Carney blamed Obama’s lack of a budget on “manufactured crises” like the sequester. Then, he pulled the “irresponsible” card. Transparency? Alleged journalism? Totally irresponsible. You see, members of the media are supposed to remain Obama’s handmaidens, as Ace of Spades noticed last night.

Obama’s Handmaidens are busy tonight….

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 28, 2013

Yep, they were busy trying to make Bob Woodward regret his reporting. And Carney wants to make sure they remain bone-burying.

Snort. #ShamelessRT @rorycooper: Jay Carney says it’s “irresponsible” for a reporter to ask him about Bob Woodward.

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) February 28, 2013

It is the Obama administration. Shameless is thy name!

Of course it is. RT @rorycooper Jay Carney says it’s “irresponsible” for a reporter to ask him about Bob Woodward.

— RB (@RBPundit) February 28, 2013

Reporters should watch what they say. RT @rorycooper: Jay Carney says it’s “irresponsible” for a reporter to ask him about Bob Woodward.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) February 28, 2013

It would be shame if something happened to you, handmaidens.

They’ll regret it if they do #NotAThreatRT @rorycooper: Jay Carney says it’s “irresponsible” for a reporter to ask him about Bob Woodward.

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) February 28, 2013

How DARE you! RT .@rbpundit: Of course it is. RT Jay Carney says it’s “irresponsible” for a reporter to ask him about Bob Woodward.

— AJ (@SeeTac7) February 28, 2013

Plus, Sperling was totally respectful, you guys.

Jay Carney: Gene Sperling was “incredibly respectful” to Bob Woodward

— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) February 28, 2013

He just had is phone volume turned up too loud. RT @tobyharnden: Jay Carney: Gene Sperling was “incredibly respectful” to Bob Woodward

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) February 28, 2013

Heh.

. @rbpundit @rorycooper Or #Benghazi or #FastandFurious or fake email accounts or meeting lobbyist at coffee shops…

— Order 227 (@Order227blog) February 28, 2013

Bingo. But, hey, it was probably a movie’s fault.

Dear James “Jay” Carney: Was it a movie that caused WH to bully/threaten Bob Woodward? #BobWoodward

— Inspire(D) by Palin (@Palinspired) February 28, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/28/bury-bones-lapdogs-carney-says-its-irresponsible-for-obamas-handmaidens-to-ask-about-woodward/

Twitter reacts to George Zimmerman interview

George Zimmerman gave his first public interview to the Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity tonight since being arrested for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman said he joined his neighborhood watch group to keep his wife safe after break-ins. He said he carried a gun at all times.

"I carried it all the time except for when I went to work." -George Zimmerman on his gun @CharlesMBlow

— gabi alemán (@jabriella) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman hasn’t had time to reflect on the tragedy, other than to pray for Martin’s family.

RT @MichaelSkolnik: George Zimmerman looking back on shooting: “I haven’t really had the time to reflect on it… tragic situation."

— Bridget Jones (@Cande313) July 19, 2012

ZImmerman says he prays daily for Trayvon's parents: George Zimmerman says he prays daily for the parents of 17-… http://t.co/SVNhC8vK

— World in a NutShell (@IndiNews) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman says he said “punks” not “fucking coons,” as some media outlets suggested.

#Zimmerman said he didn't say the word 'coons' he said 'punks'. Zimmerman said it was clear to him when the cops played it back to him

— Viktor T Kerney (@wondermann5) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman said he saw Martin and approached him, saying he looked suspicious.

RT @MichaelSkolnik: George Zimmerman looking back on shooting: “I haven’t really had the time to reflect on it… tragic situation."

— Bridget Jones (@Cande313) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman said he was disoriented but somehow managed to pull his gun out of the holster AND take it off safety.

— •••••• (@Luke_FLYtalker) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman reached for his phone to call 911, when he says Martin attacked him.

Zimmerman said when he reached for his phone, Trayvon punched him once and broke his nose. One punch.

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 19, 2012

https://twitter.com/OneProudWhite/status/225761301782212608

Zimmerman: "As soon as he broke my nose, I started yelling for help…starting slamming head into the concrete."

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman: I didn't know what was going to happen when Martin was slamming my head into the concrete. #hannity #Fox35

— Sonni Abatta (@SonniAbatta) July 19, 2012

When he got through to 911, Zimmerman said it was his voice, not Martin’s.

#Zimmerman says it was "absolutely" his voice screaming on the tape.

— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman said he wants people to know that he’s neither a racist nor a murderer, but Martin tried to kill him.

Holy shit Trayvon Martin tried to kill George Zimmerman

— Adam Spier (@Spier215) July 19, 2012

After Zimmerman fired the gun, he says Martin sat up and said something to the effect, “you got me,” at which point Zimmerman got up out from under Martin. He does not regret carrying a gun or being there. He feels the incident and his being there was all part of God’s plan.

Zimmerman does not regret getting out of the car or carrying a gun. Says there is NOTHING he was do differently: "It was all God's plan"

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) July 19, 2012

“I’m sorry that [Martin’s parents] buried their child, and I pray for them daily,” Zimmerman said.

On the second-degree murder charges and whether justice will be served:

“It’s a finite situation where I’ve been placed in and I have no choice but to be confident in the system,” Zimmerman said.

Asked whether he knew he had discharged his firearm, Zimmerman said, “Yes, I thought the police would be coming, and I was terrified they would shoot me.”

He noticed Martin was hurt but wasn’t sure how bad.

"Hannity: Did you look over at Trayvon and realize he was in really bad shape?" Zimmerman: "No sir."

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 19, 2012

He said it was within 15-30 seconds of the end of the altercation that the police came.

To clear his name, Zimmerman said he’s been offered nothing to do the interview with Hannity: “I don’t like the way [the media] has rushed to judgement the way they have.”

To clear the record, Hannity/Zimmerman says he's been offered "nothing" to do this interview.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) July 19, 2012

On the bounty put on his head by the New Black Panther Party, Zimmerman said he fears for his life.

To clear the record, Hannity/Zimmerman says he's been offered "nothing" to do this interview.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman had a message for critics like Al Sharpton who rushed to judge him.

Zimmerman says Al Sharpton and others are wrong because they rushed to judgement, but Trayvon is dead because HE rushed to judgement.

— MH (@WannaBeLikMike) July 19, 2012

Regarding Witness No. 9, suggesting that Zimmerman and his family had racist views and that he had molested her for years as a child, Zimmerman said it’s ironic.

#Zimmerman denies he is racist and "ironic" that witness 9 was only one to say he's "racist" and sort of denies molestation but not directly

— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) July 19, 2012

Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, said he has yet to see evidence that suggests the case is worthy of a second-degree murder charge, and that Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was applicable in this incident.

#Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara on Fox: Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is applicable in Trayvon Martin shooting case.

— Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman: "I think people assumed I was white, because of my last name…English was my second language."

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 19, 2012

Zimmerman said he called police at least four times before the Martin incident, about black male suspects.

“I never volunteered that information, I described it at their request,” Zimmerman said. He also made calls about Hispanic and white kids in his neighborhood.

At the end of the interview, Zimmerman gave an expanded answer to Hannity’s question, asking whether Zimmerman would have done anything differently, looking back at that fateful day now:

“I do wish there was something, anything that I could have done, that wouldn’t have put me in a position that I had to take his life,” Zimmerman said. “I’m sorry that this happened. I hate to think that because of my actions it’s polarized and divided America. I’m truly sorry.”

Zimmerman changes his tune at the end: "I hate to think that my actions have polarized America and I am truly sorry."

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 19, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/18/twitter-reacts-to-george-zimmerman-interview/

Twitter prepares for the arrival of the iPhone 6

Hilarious:

Good advice:

In six months, there will be an iPhone 6S, so don’t worry too much:

For those in line who want a little wonk while you wait:

More:

REMINDER:
On this special Apple #iPhone6 announcement day, we must never forget…

(Image via: @CraigGrannell) http://t.co/k04gkP2iqT— #AppleLive Social (@MattNavarraUK) September 09, 2014

Stay tuned.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/09/twitter-prepares-for-the-arrival-of-the-iphone-6/

Got lady parts? Ãœber-feminist Amanda Marcotte has a suggestion for you [photo]

She’s once … twice … three times a lady.

Incorporate your vagina

This guy’s got a pretty smart take, too:

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Amanda Marcotte

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/20/got-lady-parts-uber-feminist-amanda-marcotte-has-a-suggestion-for-you-photo/

21 Frustrating Realities Of Being A Black Nerd

#BlerdSquad

1. Attempting to reconcile two very distinct cultures which is, often times, difficult.

In other words “too black for the nerdy kids, but too nerdy for the black kids.”

2. When people realize you’re not the “cool black kid” of lore.

Fox / Via crushable.com

Sorry guys. My input on what’s going on in hip-hop culture is severely limited.

3. You know all too well that your parents kinda don’t get it.

Fox / Via mic.com

4. Dealing with the people who expect you to always have strong feelings on the casting of traditional superheroes as POC.

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5. And when they realize you actually like the original Peter Parker, they treat it as if you’ve disrespected your people.

Warner Brothers Pictures / Via zap2it.com

Just because I don’t care that the next Spider-Man is black doesn’t mean I don’t support the cause, people.

6. The realization that there are not a lot of POC options to cosplay as.

Homegrown Pictures / Via youtube.com

7. So you say “Fuck it,” and just do you.

8. Having to call out people for making racist slurs on Xbox Live is just a typical day.

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9. Not to mention the racist remarks on online forums and in fan chat rooms.

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10. And you always have a weird sense of camaraderie with any other POC at conventions.

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11. You have to bite your tongue when people insist that historically, black people wouldn’t be in things like Lord of the Rings.

USA / Via Netflix.com

12. Or assume that the black character in a series must be your favorite.

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13. Then there are those times when you read a novel and imagine a character as a POC…

NBC / Via pandawhale.com

14. … but then you watch the movie and realize they’re actually white.

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15. Or worse, when you know a character’s a POC, but the movie casts them as white anyway.

16. Then you notice that every main character in a video game is white.

17. POC superhero figures were so few that seeing them at all made a huge impact on you as a kid.

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18. Which made meeting your childhood POC idols the greatest treat because of how much they made you believe that you could be special, too.

19. It’s always upsetting when you watch all the POC die or leave your favorite show.

USA / Via Netflix.com

20. And you’re reminded, yet again, how much representation actually matters.

 

21. But you can’t deny the comradeship that comes with being a part of the blerd community.

Thumbnail photo credit: Warner Brothers Television via http://starcrush.com/then-now-alfonso-ribeiro/

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/moniquesteele/realities-of-being-a-black-nerd