Slurs are violent. They enact violence. They bring up violence. Slurs are used to dehumanize people, against their will.
Icarus. 2009. Bryan Larsen.
1st pictures of next Studio Ghibli film Omoide no Marnie, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arietty).
1. a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
2. a poem written in elegiac meter.
3. a sad or mournful musical composition.
Etymology: from Latin elegīa < Greek elegeía, originally neuter plural of elegeîos, “elegiac”, equivalent to éleg(os), “a lament”.
1. exile, banishment.
2. (poetic) place of exile, retreat.
3. (figuratively, in the plural) exiles; exiled people.
Etymology: from Latin exsul, “an exiled person”.
|—||Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (via loss-)|
I was thinking last night that the usual male/female/combined symbols really do jack shit to express how diverse gender can be, so I doodled some other symbols based on astrological signs.
I like these
dibs on the one that looks like a fluffy cloud
I’m really feeling the arrow-hook cross with a dot in it.
|—||Joan Didion, “Goodbye to All That” (via commovente)|
That I may see him
Safe behind bars
I will never rest
This I swear
This I swear by the stars!
|—||sometimes i forget how creepy in love javert is (via coughingfits)|
What constitutes “chilling” behavior? A teacher calls on the boys in class more than the girls. A CEO ignores what a woman says in a meeting but listens intently when a man makes the exact same point. A conference emcee mentions a female speaker’s appearance rather than (or in addition to) her accomplishments, but feels no need to comment on the appearance of male speakers. A guy at an atheist/skeptics meeting hits on a young woman in an elevator at 4 AM, ignoring the fact that she just spent the evening talking about how she hates being objectified at such gatherings.
All these sorts of things seem tiny and insignificant by themselves, but they add up, and this produces a cumulative “chilling” effect that makes women feel unwelcome, like they don’t belong. That’s a “chilly climate.” The effect is subtle; sometimes we’re not even consciously aware of it. We just have that nagging feeling of being “less than,” unable to put our finger on why we feel that way.
|—||http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/2011/07/20/is-it-cold-in-here/ (via amelie-anomaly)|
Tea Spirits - Osmanthus Black