Quote 20 Sep 4,924 notes

If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

Photo 20 Sep 80 notes sharknado-warnado:

The Meeping Angels

sharknado-warnado:

The Meeping Angels

Video 20 Sep 56 notes
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ursulavernon:

jedavu:

Feather Art by Chris Maynard

Jesus H. Frogsnoggler.

Text 20 Sep 10,135 notes

adventuresinchemistry:

Nothing makes you look more suspicious than randomly laughing while doing science, because you know who else randomly laughs while doing science? Supervillians.

Quote 20 Sep 32,192 notes
You know what would make this vase better? Painting pictures of orgies on it that’s what.
—  the Ancient Greeks, probably (via witchyroryy)
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thekhooll:

Facsimile Murat Germen

Cities may seem to grow only upwards, but they actually accommodate two different worlds: First being the obvious Überland, the city over the ground level; and the other Unterland, the underground. Even though soundly developed metropolises have a very intricate and large underground infrastructure, the most lived, experienced and perceived urban world appears to be the one above: Überland. Unterland is usually ignored, misperceived, underestimated and not particularly pleasing by many; since the times we spend in the Unterland is usually temporary and we do not reside there.”

(Source: archatlas)

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archatlas:

House in Villarcayo Pereda Pérez Arquitectos

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guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.

Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

Photo 18 Sep 1,154 notes skatedistrict:

Remember to set your camera down, sometimes the memory is better than the picture.

skatedistrict:

Remember to set your camera down, sometimes the memory is better than the picture.

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nonpaura:

This has to be one of my favorite post on tumblr.

wow this is so clever

i want more of this

palet-ea:

lost-in-ecstasy:

nonpaura:

This has to be one of my favorite post on tumblr.

wow this is so clever

i want more of this

(Source: 11mm)

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thelilnan:

offireandwaves:

Crayon Collection

I didn’t know how this post was going to end so I assumed the cat started organizing the crayons????

Photo 18 Sep 213 notes historical-nonfiction:

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” — Horace Walpole

historical-nonfiction:

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” — Horace Walpole

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Looking up, Peter Stewart


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