Gravity Defied # 3
Man Walking Down the Side of a Building (1970)
I go through phases. Somedays I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then somedays, I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me.Mary Kate Teske (via fawun)
I miss 7 hour sunday brunches and night of joy and movie night
My decision is rational, it is mine, and it is not up to you. My choice to not have children remains unaffected by my body’s ability to reproduce. Stop telling me I should live a certain way or that I should want to be a mother because my body is able to have a child. Stop telling me I will change my mind. Stop telling me I am too young to make this decision. Stop telling me that because I am a woman I should adhere to the patriarchal stereotype of a woman. I won’t listen. I won’t cooperate.
Women don’t owe the world babies. Women don’t owe men sex or attention. Women don’t need to have bodies or wear clothes that men are attracted to. Women do not exist to fill patriarchal roles. We exist because being a human means making choices and experiencing life the way we want to.
I commit my life:
to giving myself to healthy relationships
to being aware of my actions and creating a safe environment
to compassion and understanding
to traveling and culture
to art and beauty in every form
to my own self love and love for others
Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.Fariha Roison (via albinwonderland)
via The Huffington Post.
I’ve never seen anything so accurate in my life.
we have found that place
so we open our eyes
You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.Eckhart Tolle (via unbloom)
Please don’t tell girls “The boy who’s picking on you actually just likes you”
Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t teach girls to respect that sort of affection.
And you should definitely not teach boys that expressing their attraction to women through violence and disrespect is ok.
So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women (via cypher2)
The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.
ESPN Films and ESPN W | Nine for IX “Branded” | for saveitlikesolo
I think without question women who aspire to be athletes, who want to play sports, are better off today than they were thirty years ago. I think it really encouraged young girls to go out there and aspire to their dreams and try to reach their goals.
But despite Title IX, women have really gained very little at the professional sports level over time.
It’s a cultural issue. It’s not just a women in sport issue. As a culture we have to look at all of the messages we send out on a daily basis about what we think is important. I think we’ve made a lot of progress. But I think we have a lot of progress to make.
I want to be everywhere else
Or maybe just New York