I’m just dying to say, “Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?” or “Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?” But you can’t say that at a cocktail party.
— Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour (via alibis-not-needed-anymore)

shardula:

My 4 graphite drawings for the Muses group show in Swoon Gallery. 

"Closer", 11" x 14" inches, graphite on textured paper. AVAILABLE

"Chiaki", 9" x 12" inches, graphite on textured paper. AVAILABLE

"Tina", 9" x 12" inches, graphite on textured paper. AVAILABLE

"Mikako", 9" x 12" inches, graphite on textured paper. SOLD

If you’re interested in purchasing my available works, kindly email Ally: swoongalleryla@gmail.com

This is THE BEST weather! Pouring down summer rain. *goes out dancing in it* #rain #rainrainrain!

Update: now thoroughly soaked! \o/

This is THE BEST weather! Pouring down summer rain. *goes out dancing in it* #rain #rainrainrain!

Update: now thoroughly soaked! \o/

a-little-bi-furious:

feministpokemonmaster:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I love you Mara.

OMG

#shell #hönö #archipelago #nature #landscape #westcoast #nofilter #yellow

#shell #hönö #archipelago #nature #landscape #westcoast #nofilter #yellow

What even are these? They look awesome but I have no clue. #flowers #plants #nature #archipelago #hönö #westcoast #sweden #nofilter

What even are these? They look awesome but I have no clue. #flowers #plants #nature #archipelago #hönö #westcoast #sweden #nofilter

Can’t join the others for Hönö today so I’m gonna post some picture from it from last time instead. #hönö #landscape #archipelago #westcoast #sweden #nature #sea #summer #nofilter

Can’t join the others for Hönö today so I’m gonna post some picture from it from last time instead. #hönö #landscape #archipelago #westcoast #sweden #nature #sea #summer #nofilter

samspratt:

"Gina Torres" Study - Illustration by Sam Spratt

In the midst of an album cover but had a bit of time to flesh out my sketch from the other day.

What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
Anonymous

mallamun:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

Thank you for this feminist critique of 50 Shades that does not attack the BDSM community.

supersonicart:

Federico Infante at Bertrand Delacroix in New York.

For Thursday, July 24th’s (tonight) Chelsea Art Walk Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York will be giving a sneak peek at Federico Infante’s upcoming first U.S. solo show “The Space Between" which will open officially on October 2nd, 2014.  Federico’s paintings are genuinely gorgeous so definitely stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.  Continue below for more of Federico’s paintings!

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(Source: newwavefeminism)