Children attendants gather supplies for an Arab diner in Algeria, February 1928.
Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity myth is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The fetishization of female purity in a world where catcalls are an acceptable form of communication telegraphs one thing very clearly:
“Women, stop sexualizing yourselves—that’s our job, and you’re taking all the fun out of it.”
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise it’s “sluttiness,” and sluttiness is agency and agency is threatening."
“Female ‘Purity’ is Bullshit”, by Lindy West (at jezebel.com)
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
Also known as the blue bull, the nilgai is a large species of Asian antelope found throughout India. Like other antelopes the nilgai is a grazer and can often be found in grass and scrublands foraging on grasses, fruits and leaves. Like other ungulates nilgai tend to form small herds of same sex individuals, these herds are not fixed and indiviudals leave and join reguarly. Nigai are sexually dimorphic as females are a cream color and males are a blue-brown color thus the nickname blue bull.
Reduce cellulite. Be gone dry skin. Vanish unwanted facial hair. Diminish stretch marks. Fade age spots. Eliminate feminine odor. Lose weight. Dissolve belly fat. Erase wrinkles.
I think someone wants me to disappear."
Guerrilla Girls (via ellesugars)
By Jaya Suartika at Southern Skin Illustrations, South Australia. Follow on Instagram @jayarassic.
"Just because two people are capable of deeply hurting each other over and over again does not make them passionate, star-crossed lovers. It makes them two people who keep doing terrible things to each other. Someone’s ability to make you completely and utterly soul-crushingly miserable does not mean they are a soul mate with some deep insight into your psyche. They are just someone who is really good at making you unhappy."
emily rose murray
Akhal-Teke Cremello.The Akhal-Teke is a horse from Turkmen, in the southern region of the modern country of Turkmenistan. These horses have been renowned as cavalry mounts and racehorses for some 3,000 years. Cremellos (or “isabellas” in Europe) and Perlinos are found quite commonly in the Akhal-Teke and are known for their lustrous coats and ice-blue eyes.
Photo credit: Svetlana Pedrova
"Women feel more guilt than men, not because of some weird chromosomal issue but because they have a history of being blamed for other people’s behavior. You get hit, you must have annoyed someone; you get raped, you must have excited someone; your kid is a junkie, you must have brought him up wrong."
Guilt Poisons Women by Germaine Greer (via mymangotree)