1. quesofrito:

    Ilse Bing, Self-Portrait with Leica, 1986

     

  2. "The child’s naive dream of life is the only one worth having."
    — Marty Rubin  (via rose-jam)

    (Source : coffeepeople, via sweetsandsilence)

     
  3. therodizio:

    Chet Baker & Wally Coover (NYC, 1959), Photo Melvin Sokolsky

     

  4. apoetreflects:

    “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” 

    —Ansel Adams

     

  5. "[T]he idea that society can tell you how much of your body to reveal or hide implies that your body does not belong to you."
     
  6. bendingsilverspoons:

    mrgulogulo:

    Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

    uhh why is no one freaking out about how cool this is?

    (via pbsarts)

     

  7. "

    If you want to “put me in my place,” let me save you the trouble. I know I am a young woman. I know exactly whom I have and haven’t slept with. I know how much money my parents make and every house I have lived. I know each of the countless experiences and pains that have shaped me, and I am always moving through and between them. You can clumsily try to pin me down with a word or a cluster concept and watch as I slip through it.

    I am not the kind of thing to be placed. I am not a screw or a lost part or a volume to categorize and shelve. I am a feminist, but I am more than that. I am no less or other than a human subject: this mind and the strange vessel of the body that houses it.

    "
    — Lucy Tiven (via cassemlyds)

    (Source : thoughtcatalog.com, via cassemlyds)

     
  8. Thread Spool Works (by Devorah Sperber)

    (Source : cross-connect)

     
  9. thatscienceguy:

    Math is Beautiful, math is the absolute truth and that makes it beautiful. Mathematicians even go so far as calling it an art form. 

    mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show - Bertrand Russel 

    The beauty in math cannot be found, you cannot discover the beauty of a symphony - you either see it or you do not, in the same way you either see the beauty of math or you do not.

    One of the most amazing equations, in my opinion, is the Lorentz factor, 

    γ = (1 - V^2/C^2)^(-1/2)

    Virtually all of the mathematics behind Einsteins theory or special relativity relates back to this one tiny, simple equation.  And that is Beautiful.

    (via physicsphysics)

     

  10. I b profin

    Hey stupid voyueristic abusive assholes… v can stand for vagina vengeance vendetta victory valium and a woman I worked with once. So you are a giant idiot and this is further proof.

     

  11. No shit Sherlock.

    The biggest threat to society are those who try to control it.

     

  12. What it is like being me…

    If a man doesn’t understand what it is like to be a woman, (And 9999999.9% have no fuckIng clue.) I suggest he spend at least 10 years in prison being raped. Then maybe I will respect your opinion.

     

  13. abuseexcuse:

    HOW CRAZY-MAKING WORKS

    I didn’t think much about the word ‘crazy’ until I was in a romantic relationship and my partner used it against me almost every day.

    When someone you love treats you like this, it really gets in your head. They are supposed to take care of you, protect you, and look out…

     
  14. loveisrespect:

    What is Gaslighting?

    • You’re crazy - that never happened.
    • Are you sure? You tend to have a bad memory.
    • It’s all in your head.

    Does your significant other say things like this to you a lot? Do you often start questioning what’s really true – or even your own sanity – within your relationship? If so, your partner may be using what mental health professionals call “gaslighting.”

    This term comes from the 1938 stage play Gas Light, in which a husband attempts to drive his wife crazy by dimming the lights (which were powered by gas) in their home, and then he denies that the light changed when his wife points it out. It is a very effective form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts, and sanity, which gives the abusive partner a lot of power (and we know that abuse is about power and control). Once an abusive partner has broken down the victim’s ability to trust their own perceptions, the victim is more likely to stay in the abusive relationship.

    Signs of being a victim of gaslighting (Stern, 2009) include:

    • You constantly second-guess yourself.
    • You ask yourself, “Am I too sensitive?” multiple times a day.
    • You often feel confused and even crazy.
    • You’re always apologizing to your partner.
    • You can’t understand why, with so many apparently good things in your life, you aren’t happier.
    • You frequently make excuses for your partner’s behavior to friends and family.
    • You find yourself withholding information from friends and family so you don’t have to explain or make excuses.
    • You know something is terribly wrong, but you can never quite express what it is, even to yourself.
    • You start lying to avoid the put downs and reality twists.
    • You have trouble making simple decisions.
    • You have the sense that you used to be a very different person - more confident, more fun-loving, more relaxed.
    • You feel hopeless and joyless.
    • You feel as though you can’t do anything right.
    • You wonder if you are a “good enough” partner.

    If any of these signs ring true for you, give us a call at 1-866-331-9474, chat online, or text loveis to 22522. Our advocates are here to support and listen to you!

    [Head over to loveisrespect.org to read this blogpost in its entirety.]

     
  15. Look! I made a music video. It’s really haot! Fuck you by ursula rucker