Sonia Saraiya
what kind of magpie keeps this blog?

writer on the internet and at @soniasaraiya
slaughterhouse90210:

“The “feminine” woman is forever static and childlike. She is like the ballerina in an old-fashioned music box, her unchanging features tiny and girlish, her voice tinkly, her body stuck on a pin, rotating in a spiral that will never grow.” — Susan Faludi, Backlash

slaughterhouse90210:

“The “feminine” woman is forever static and childlike. She is like the ballerina in an old-fashioned music box, her unchanging features tiny and girlish, her voice tinkly, her body stuck on a pin, rotating in a spiral that will never grow.”
— Susan Faludi, Backlash

Posted at 2:50 pm on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 355 notes
"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."

Sylvia Plath

fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest

(via sex-positive-bitches)

Posted at 4:45 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 171,530 notes
mendenlama:

Theda Bara as priestress in The Soul of Buddha, 1918. A silent movie considered lost now.

whoa. Is she praying? Meditating?

mendenlama:

Theda Bara as priestress in The Soul of Buddha, 1918. A silent movie considered lost now.

whoa. Is she praying? Meditating?

Posted at 4:40 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 182 notes
Posted at 4:39 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 221,860 notes
"[OPHELIA]
I am Ophelia. She who the river could not hold. […] I set fire to my prison. I throw my clothes into the fire. I dig the clock which was my heart out of my breast. I go onto the street, clothed in my blood."

Heiner Müller, Hamletmachine (via dashconballpit)

Posted at 4:34 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 3,237 notes
nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

Posted at 4:27 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 73,387 notes
"There is an injunction among users of social media that one should not pay attention to online detractors. There is even a Twitter account, @AvoidComments, which issues monitory statements: “You wouldn’t listen to someone named Bonerman26 in real life. Don’t read the comments.” Beard argues, instead, that comments sections expose attitudes that have long remained concealed in places like locker rooms and bars. Bonerman26 exists; his vileness should be contended with."

Troll Slayer: Mary Beard Takes On Her Sexist Detractors - The New Yorker (via kelsium)

Bonerman26 exists; his vileness should be contended with.

(via turnabout)

Reblogging myself because I actually sat down and read this article, which is a profile of Mary Beard, a classicist at Cambridge and public intellectual, and it’s fantastic. 

(via turnabout)

Posted at 4:26 am on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 with 90 notes

foodthatlookslikeiggyazalea:

Iggy Azalea and canned whole chicken

Posted at 7:39 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 20,270 notes
Oh my God YES

Oh my God YES

Posted at 4:04 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 737 notes
bijikurdistan:

Female PKK Fighters in Kirkuk

bijikurdistan:

Female PKK Fighters in Kirkuk

Posted at 3:56 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 252 notes
Dino discounts

hotel-job:

GUEST: Do you have discount tickets here for the Natural History Museum?
CONCIERGE: The tickets we have here are full price, but the museum is a suggested donation. If you go directly to the museum, you can pay whatever you like.
GUEST: So there’s no discounts?
CONCIERGE: Well there are a few ways…

Posted at 12:37 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 325 notes
starklady:

probably my fav game of thrones cap ever

starklady:

probably my fav game of thrones cap ever

Posted at 12:36 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 38,548 notes
Posted at 12:25 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 7 notes
Posted at 12:25 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 122 notes
historicaltimes:

Women assemble the Sears catalogue by hand. 1942.


BY HAND?!

historicaltimes:

Women assemble the Sears catalogue by hand. 1942.

BY HAND?!

Posted at 12:22 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 with 492 notes