ipomoeaandthestarstealers:

Seattle police officer D. Cookie Bouldin protests at a rally for Trayvon Martin on March 25.
(click for link)

This might be one of my favourite pictures of all time.

ipomoeaandthestarstealers:

Seattle police officer D. Cookie Bouldin protests at a rally for Trayvon Martin on March 25.

(click for link)

This might be one of my favourite pictures of all time.

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

silversarcasm:

my favourite word privileged people say is ‘if’

'if someone came up to me and said…'

'if i got bullied for who i was…'

'if the roles were reversed…'

like we don’t get ifs, we are getting harassed on the street, we are getting attacked, we are in the marginalised group who you have power over I don’t care about your hypothetical fucking situation

a-state-of-bliss:

SCMP Style Magazine Sept 2013 - Nyasha Matonhodze by Carter Bowman

a-state-of-bliss:

SCMP Style Magazine Sept 2013 - Nyasha Matonhodze by Carter Bowman

"Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no."
bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love (via a-golden-lasso-of-my-own)

romanticizedweakling:

"i was born in the wrong century," the girl sighs as she imagines a future where women have full ownership of their own bodies

ewilloughby:

albertonykus:

Remember, chickens are not the full spectrum of avian diversity!

You know you’re a paleonerd when you recognize dinosaur silhouettes.

Archaeopteryx by Mette Aumala.
Let’s take a minute to appreciate this illustration by Mette: it was drawn before both the Thermopolis specimen AND the 2011 study revealing the black coverts of Archaeopteryx, yet it still managed to predict correctly the hyperextended “raptor”-like second toe (first recognized in the Thermopolis specimen and described in 2005) and even somehow got lucky on the black coverts. Possibly the only fully-accurate 12-year-old illustration of Archaeopteryx in existence.

ewilloughby:

albertonykus:

Remember, chickens are not the full spectrum of avian diversity!

You know you’re a paleonerd when you recognize dinosaur silhouettes.

Archaeopteryx by Mette Aumala.

Let’s take a minute to appreciate this illustration by Mette: it was drawn before both the Thermopolis specimen AND the 2011 study revealing the black coverts of Archaeopteryx, yet it still managed to predict correctly the hyperextended “raptor”-like second toe (first recognized in the Thermopolis specimen and described in 2005) and even somehow got lucky on the black coverts. Possibly the only fully-accurate 12-year-old illustration of Archaeopteryx in existence.

Tumblr is a direct reflection of consumer society.

fromonesurvivortoanother:

the majority of blogs on here are essentially curated personal museums. people are given merit for their taste, not for their ability to create original, meaningful work. there’s thousands of images of boring as fuck “high art” which get 50,000 notes just by existing. users consume these images by the buckets every day, taking very little meaning from them. 

a person can easily gather a thousand followers in a month or two if they consistently post content from a specific niche. someone who only posts original work will struggle to break a few hundred. again, “good taste” is rewarded more than originality. in fact, good taste is viewed as a type of originality in itself; those who consume the most, and what is trendiest or coolest, get the most attention. 

there are even blogs which gain notoreity simply by using the submitted content of their followers. the only thing the administrators of these blogs are good at is networking, and sometimes web design; they don’t have any creativity. and yet, they profit off of it the most. some of these blogs have even sold their own merch or books, with 99% of the content created by someone else. 

this is not to say that there are as many creators out there as consumers; by its very nature, a capitalist system sustains wealth for the few by creating a large pool of people who can’t make their own product. a lack of original artists, and a lack of economic, social, and educational infrastructure for them, is not unique to tumblr.  tumblr is just a perfect mirror of it. 

fistfulofweasley:

I think the thing people don’t realize with that bullshit “well not all guys are dangerous, you should give them a chance” or what the fuck ever is like 

if i had a plate of cookies and i was like yeah, a few of them have laxatives in them and one’s got cyanide in there, BUT THEY’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT

you’re probably not gonna take a fucking cookie

skaodi:

Naomi Campbell in ‘A Feast For The Eyes’ photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December 1996.
Hair: Odile Gilbert.
Makeup: Laura Mercier.

skaodi:

Naomi Campbell in ‘A Feast For The Eyes’ photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December 1996.

Hair: Odile Gilbert.

Makeup: Laura Mercier.

sickpage:

Peer RungeBrooklyn, 2012

sickpage:

Peer Runge
Brooklyn, 2012

discourseontheotter:

~Vicki Mayer

discourseontheotter:

~Vicki Mayer