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Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.
anti-faschismus:

Two Jewish women kiss through a fence in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland.
Photographed by Mendel Grossman, who was murdered in the Holocaust.

anti-faschismus:

Two Jewish women kiss through a fence in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland.

Photographed by Mendel Grossman, who was murdered in the Holocaust.

(Fuente: collections.yadvashem.org, vía acordesydesacuerdos)

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

(Fuente: nevver, vía bullshitartist)

(Fuente: smallspacesblog)

(Fuente: one-of-the-wild, vía aphylla)

 

(Fuente: voyagehour, vía nobunnyluvsyou)

quoteskine:

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quoteskine:

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Words, English words, are full of echoes, of memories, of associations - naturally. They have been out and about, on people’s lips, in their houses, in the streets, in the fields for so many centuries. And that is one of the chief difficulties writing them today - that they are so stored with meaning, with memories, that they have contracted so many famous marriages… Our business is to see what we can do with the English language as it is. How we can combine the old words in new orders so that they can survive, so that they can create beauty, so that they tell the truth? That is the question.

— Virginia Woolf (via monosyllable)

I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, 
forget who we were.