The blue moon's sister

If they say the moon is blue, then we must believe that it is true.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

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fitwithoutfat:

Lunch. Baked red potatoes w/heirloom tomatoes and guac 🍅. I tossed the potatoes in smoked paprika, granulated garlic, a mix of savory herbs, and maple syrup! Baked at 400 degrees for about 40 min. 😊

fitwithoutfat:

Lunch. Baked red potatoes w/heirloom tomatoes and guac 🍅. I tossed the potatoes in smoked paprika, granulated garlic, a mix of savory herbs, and maple syrup! Baked at 400 degrees for about 40 min. 😊

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nyctaeus:

Barry X Ball, ‘Purity’, 2008-2011

"Purity, a response to Corradini, is made of semi-translucent stones not traditionally used for sculpture that transcend the limitations of marble to blur the lines between stone, flesh, and cloth. The translucency of the materials creates the illusion of the sculptures emanating light, simultaneously conveying the warmth of human flesh and the diaphanous qualities of a veil. With sumptuous finishes that highlight the sensuality of exposed flesh, Purity is inevitably imbued with eroticism despite its virtuous title.”

1. Golden Honeycomb Calcite

2. White Iranian Onyx

3. Pink Iranian Onyx

4. Belgian Black Marble

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gayinsect:

im pretty sure bromance is the perfect example of how embarrassingly fragile masculinity is. you know what a female bromance is called? a friendship 

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daddymakemeasuperhero:

ladyinterior:

Paper Art, Maude White

I’m. Not. Worthy.

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plizm:

Color Studies: Pink
Clarissa Gallo

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0rient-express:

Switzerland - Lauterbrunnen Valley | by Didier Baertschiger.

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

leepacey:

a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

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itsmemacleod:

Chalet in the Valley (by ace_dave) - x

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