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The alternative to patriarchy is not matriarchy. It’s mutuality, equality. This is what feminism supports. Feminism isn’t about hating men. It’s about advocating for the dignity and equality of women, who continue to face disproportionate violence, discrimination, and marginalization throughout the world due to their gender.
blastedheath:

Charles Spencelayh (British, 1865-1958), The Burning Zeppelin, September 3rd 1916. Oil on canvasboard, 11 x 8 in.

blastedheath:

Charles Spencelayh (British, 1865-1958), The Burning Zeppelin, September 3rd 1916. Oil on canvasboard, 11 x 8 in.

The minimum wage needs to be a living wage. The business-side discomfort with raising the wage would be more understandable if every sector was hurting. But it isn’t. The rich are richer than ever, corporate profits are at record highs, the stock market is soaring. We don’t need to coddle McDonalds and WalMart by paying their employees less than living wages. But in any case, raising the minimum doesn’t hurt the economy at all. It actually creates more jobs.

Films of Lars Von Trier

Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.
Neale Donald Walsch (via emotional-algebra)
Men who are progressive, pro-feminist, or allies to women — we have to constantly check ourselves. We have to be open and listen to women and sometimes respond by taking a backseat and not encroaching on female space in ways that are kind of natural to us. It’s so integrated into who we are as men: to take centre stage, to lead, to be out front, to not really understand the power dynamic that’s at play. I think it’s really important for all of us men who are progressive and who are working to eradicate sexism and all the other social ills out there to be a lot more cognisant of our presence in these circles and spaces.
Byron Hurt in an interview with Bitch Magazine being an actual ally (via misandry-mermaid)
Mouchette by oOoOO from the album: Without Your Love

Mouchette - oOoOO

urgetocreate:

. Arthur B. Carles, Seated Woman Upraised Arm, 1927

urgetocreate:

. Arthur B. Carles, Seated Woman Upraised Arm, 1927

We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another.
Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Idiot (via pastizche)
st-pam:

Based on a pen drawing I did a few months ago! Oils on greyboardTo be honest I am not entirely happy with the outcome… so maybe I’ll edit it next week or something but I probably won’t because I am lazy and it’s my last week of school. BUT this time I did spend more time on hair than I usually do haha more details etc

st-pam:

Based on a pen drawing I did a few months ago! 
Oils on greyboard

To be honest I am not entirely happy with the outcome… so maybe I’ll edit it next week or something but I probably won’t because I am lazy and it’s my last week of school. BUT this time I did spend more time on hair than I usually do haha more details etc

Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book. Reading “involves factors not usually acknowledged,” she told me. “The ergonomics, the haptics of the device itself. The tangibility of paper versus the intangibility of something digital.” The contrast of pixels, the layout of the words, the concept of scrolling versus turning a page, the physicality of a book versus the ephemerality of a screen, the ability to hyperlink and move from source to source within seconds online—all these variables translate into a different reading experience.

The screen, for one, seems to encourage more skimming behavior: when we scroll, we tend to read more quickly (and less deeply) than when we move sequentially from page to page. Online, the tendency is compounded as a way of coping with an overload of information. There are so many possible sources, so many pages, so many alternatives to any article or book or document that we read more quickly to compensate.