male privilege is “i have a boyfriend” being the only response that might actually stop a guy from coming onto you, because he respects another man more than he respects your actual opinion/lack of interest.
- “Hindu widows are branded as inauspicious by society and are forbidden to wear any form of color or be a part of any kind of celebrations like marriage and childbirth, hence most find respite amid their own kind, and seek solace in sorrow. As I spent my day with them I realized that learning was the best part of their day. Each of them would get up early, bathe and offer prayers together in the hall before resuming their daily chores of making prayer beads and flower garlands.”
HH: As sad as this end of life may be, it is better than past traditions of the widow jumping into the funeral pyre as the only solution. Sometimes cultural change is very slow.
The Beloved - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Watercolor by Cate Parr Sono sempre rimasto affascinato dalla capacità di sintesi visiva messa in campo da alcuni artisti e illustratori, e credo di non sbagliare segnalandovi, in questo ristretto gruppo, anche gli acquarelli di Cate Parr. Pochi tratti fermi e decisi e una ricca tavolozza cromatica donano alle ilustrazioni di Cate – artista di origini inglese ora residente in California – un fascino unico.
The Women of Asgarda | In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska. Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts, taught by former Soviet karate master, Volodymyr Stepanovytch, and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women.
so badass it hurts
HH: Sad they have to resort to this, but you do what you must to survive.
- A big group of women in the Ukraine have … (crazyfacts.org)