Just another college kid practicing escapism via the internet.
  • bemusedlybespectacled:

    lizawithazed:

    israart:

    In Bnei Brak, an Israeli city whose population is mostly ultra-orthodox, there is a disturbing phenomenon - advertising signs with images of women on them are being ripped by ultra-orthodox men who believes that women should only be shown dressed modestly enough. The sleeves must cover the elbows, skirts must hide the knees and hair should be hidden as well.

    The Israeli advertising agency “Twisted" decided to use that habit, and created a poster that hides another poster under it. 24 hours after the sign was hanged, the picture of the model was ripped and the message was exposed:

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
    25.11.13

    [source]

    oh that’s brilliant.

    fuck yes

    (via tumb1r-victims-unit)

  • "It’s the worst human rights abuse in the world: 160 Million girls have disappeared from the face of the earth because they were murdered at birth by their parents, when they found out that their fetus is a girl. …

    In our own country… one of the worst places for sexual abuse is on college campuses. The finest universities in America are a place where girls are regularly abused. Quite often their rapist is a serial rapist who know if they go to a college campus they will not be revealed, charged, or prosecuted…

    The same thing is happening in the US Military….

    If this is happening in two of America’s most revered institutions - can you imagine how much worst it is in other countries?"
  • eustaciavye77:

    Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

    elephants are fucking awesome.

    (Source: memoriesofelephants, via zohbugg)

  • Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi  (via budddha)

    (via kyphorrihnos)

  • "It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. For some reason when two people sit together looking out at it, they stop caring whether they talk or stay silent. You never get tired of watching it. And no matter how rough the waves get, you’re never bothered by the noise the water makes by the commotion of the surface - it never seems too loud, or too wild."
  • reflectingblue:

    raakellars:

    bansheeandahunter:

    False rape accusations are an anomaly.

    True rape accusations are a norm.

    You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

    Re-blog now, read later.

    "Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”

    (via tumb1r-victims-unit)

  • "

    California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill that will impose this new standard for consent at all colleges that receive state funding, including all public universities and many private institutions where students receive state grants.

    Consent can be conveyed by a verbal “yes,” or signaled in a nonverbal way, but lack of resistance or objection cannot constitute consent. …

    The new law will also offer other protections: universities will be required to offer on-campus victims’ advocates; victims who come forward to report a sexual assault may not be punished for under-age drinking; and all institutions will be required to teach incoming freshmen about sexual assault and consent during orientation.

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  • littlebluboxx:

    silentauroriamthereal:

    nofreedomlove:

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    "Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

    When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

    Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

    "It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

    Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

    "I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

    Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

    One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

    It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

    "I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

    From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

    Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

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  • jedavu:

    Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys

    (via vincecarters)