“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”—Sylvia Plath (via lavandula)
“Fifteen to eighteen percent of girls under twelve now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly; eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down; and twenty-five percent of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Even bright, successful college women say they’d rather be hot than smart. A Miami mom just died from cosmetic surgery, leaving behind two teenagers. This keeps happening, and it breaks my heart.
Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.”—“How To Talk To Little Girls” by Lisa BloomBE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!(via stophatingyourbody)
“The tricky thing with so many of today’s feminist issues is that we won’t know when we’ve ‘made it’; we won’t get a nice, laminated declaration of success to announce how much less rape has been glorified in pop culture. Issues like voting and working were much more black-and-white, but just because those rights have been granted doesn’t mean we’re all done. Feminism is a movement, an evolution, a process, a discussion, and a conversation. I feel optimistic about the future of feminism with credit to Slutwalk, because it was a good way to show that feminism isn’t a discussion reserved for women’s history majors in power-suits at a university. It can be taken to the streets, it can be a really uniting and powerful experience, it can serve as creative inspiration (did you see those outfits?!). It gave power to the young women there, to me and my friends from school, and helped us to realize that we can speak for ourselves. I think many people were taken aback at how aware these groups of young women are, like, are you really gonna try ‘she was asking for it’ on any of us now? It was a reminder that feminism is still very much alive, both in the urgent need for feminists to keep fighting and in the spirit that was seen in so many people at Slutwalk to do so.”—
“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”—Franz Kafka (via enchants)
Why do we have AW11 in Summer 2011 issues? It’s still summer and we still love/need bright bold colours and thin sheer NOT fur and gloves and fat parkas.
Fashion is moving too fast. TOO fast. We need to keep pace and consider that it’s still SS11. It’s twirling with our wants and needs and making us want to get the things we see in magazines when it’s not even out yet in stores.
“Minimalism is not a style, it is an attitude, a way of being. It’s a fundamental reaction against noise, visual noise, disorder, vulgarity. Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance.”—Massimo Vingelli
oh my god i just found your tumblr and it it amazing, everything i ever wanted. i will be reblogging like a demon just so you know. but then i go to your askbox, and there is the little ravendor thing and yes, finally someone who understands! ;D
Oh, wow thank you!!! This put a big smile on me :)
I’m glad you like my tumblr and of course the little quibble on my askbox.