New Favorite Tumblr: White Boys in Salmon Shorts

Umm… yes please. White Boys in Salmon Shorts, started at an unnamed Northeastern college, seeks “to draw attention to and foster dialogue about the preponderance of white boys in salmon-colored shorts, and their variants, on our campus, as well as places across the country.” Don’t worry, though, pastel mint green is fine, too. As WBSS’s “Statement of Inclusivity” reads:

We are an inclusive blog. Which means, that we identify “white boys in salmon-colored shorts” as an emblem of upper-class, white, male aesthetics. We accept ALL submissions that capture the workings of upper-class white aesthetics appropriating pastel-colored clothes. This is not limited to college campuses or the New England area.

Some particularly excellent posts after the jump.

White Boys in Salmon Shorts

The best part, though, is the extensive (and GIF-filled) catalog of commenters upset that the blog has confused Nantucket Red with salmon. THE HORROR.


Check out the whole site here.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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