The important things to bear in mind are that gender is historical (it changes through time), that it varies from place to place and culture to culture, and that it is contingent (it depends on a lot of different and seemingly unrelated things coming together).
Susan Stryker, Transgender History (via littlenonbinarythings)

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Is it just me or do other people have very different reactions to art depicting the female nude produced by women and produced by men?

Why is it that most ‘art’ I see produced by men depicting the female nude feels objectifying to me?

Why is it that it’s never something that also explores the male nude as well as the female nude?


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cross-connect:

Mercedes deBellard born 1986 is a freelance illustrator from Granada, Spain. Her work has been featured (previously) in fashion magazines and various editorial projects

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So this week I finally made the leap to go see a counselor bc my mental health kinda just said haha being happy isn’t in the cards anymore and let’s try constant immobilizing anxiety for a while.

While counseling always kinda gets me thinking about things the weirdest thing on my mind is this:

I’ve been having bad imposter syndrome, but one of the reasons why I feel like I shouldn’t be here is a part of my brain that says ‘you weren’t supposed to live this long’ but of course here I am alive.

But I’m terrified of telling a counselor this because I don’t have time to deal with this. I don’t want them to decide I’m a risk of harm to myself and institutionalize me. And it’s this having too much to do that keeps me alive because here I am, and it’s be a real shame to eff up getting my PhD. I mean that’s been a dream of mine for awhile and I am not going to let the shitty part of my brain win this battle.


s-un-rise:

room goals wow

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stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #Ferguson Protests - Magazine covers

Amazing images. The TIME & Bloomberg Businessweek cover photos were both taken by Scott Olson (Getty Images) who was arrested by the St. Louis PD during the protests and later released. The New Yorker painting was done by New York artist Eric Drooker.

#MikeBrown #DontShoot

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Weekend life


hydrophobic-pirate:

On 9th August 2014, unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking social unrest that continues to this day. Here is a petition to prevent police misconduct.

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minimalist-interiors:

for more minimalism : minimal student

minimalist-interiors:

for more minimalism : minimal student

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violentwavesofemotion:

A series of rare sketches by Gustav Klimt. (x)

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Some people say cats are not as needy or loving as dogs.

These people have clearly never experienced real cat love.

Cat love: meowing at you and getting you to follow them to your room and then jumping in bed bc it’s bed time and you need to stop

Cat love: sitting on top of the reading/stack of reading/sketch book you have laid out

Cat love: coming up to your deal and meowing as if to say ‘I think it’s time for a break lets play for a second’

Cat love: sitting about two feet from you while you do whatever you are doing and changing locations only when you do.

Cat love: sitting on you lap or laying down with their head on your lap/arm/hand and purring.


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