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Obviously This Whole Blog is Socially Constructed

Emily: sloppy American, mean ol' lesbian, and non-profit worker. Posts science fiction, fashion, pretty pictures, and American culture.
Sep 29 '14

Who watches Nicholas Sparks adaptation movies? What’s the demographic there? Why more generic heterosexual white people love stories that all look the same (as opposed to The Fault in Our Stars, where the two love interests looked the same)

Why is this. I’m genuinely confused

Sep 29 '14
"Butch is a trickster gender—and so, in a similar way, is femme. Lesbian gender expressions do not emulate heteropatriarchy, they subvert it. Femme removes femininity from the discursive shadow of masculinity and thereby strips from it any connotation of subordination or inferiority. Butch takes markers of “masculinity” and divests them of their association with maleness or manhood. Butchness works against the gender binary—the masculine/feminine paradigm—and reclaims for women the full breadth of possibilities when it comes to gender expression."

Caroline Narby, “On My Butchness” (The Toast)

I thought this was so spot-on, thoughtful, and well-written.

(via malindalo)

Sep 29 '14

izotecipotx:

Shirin Aliabadi | Iran

Girls in Cars 1,3 & 4 2005 Color photographic prints

Girls In Cars, a series of enlarged snapshots of Tehran girls stuck in traffic, clearly made-up to go to parties. Shirin explores the cracks that are created within monolithic socially oppressive systems by the emergence of small subcultures, specifically within Tehran.”

(Source: thethirdline.com)

Sep 29 '14

toidarian:

i’m starting to reach that point of scifi inebriation again where the thought that i’m actually confined to a single planet is really weird to me

(Source: simonillyan)

Sep 29 '14
vintageindianclothing:


"…..a dress of such intense, fresh, and wet green that anything it touched turned the same color. When she moved a little, the air was streaked with green.”Red Rose, White Rose by Eileen Chang.

Sumair (Amrita’s cousin), 1936, Amrita Shergil. 1930s perfection.

vintageindianclothing:

"…..a dress of such intense, fresh, and wet green that anything it touched turned the same color. When she moved a little, the air was streaked with green.”Red Rose, White Rose by Eileen Chang.

Sumair (Amrita’s cousin), 1936, Amrita Shergil. 1930s perfection.

Sep 28 '14
colchrishadfield:

These 16-yr-old Irish girls won the google Science Fair. Worth reading what they did.
http://inhabitat.com/16-year-old-irish-girls-win-google-science-fair-2014-with-world-changing-crop-yield-breakthrough/
Sep 28 '14
thenoorphotography:

Ayesha Ali, Toronto, Canada - September, 2014 I had only met Ayesha right before we started photographing, but everything came together wonderfully!

thenoorphotography:

Ayesha Ali, Toronto, Canada - September, 2014 I had only met Ayesha right before we started photographing, but everything came together wonderfully!

Sep 28 '14

will5nevercome:

My super-conservative devout Mormon parents (and society in general) have made a lot of progress toward acceptance since I first came out 11 years ago, and I’m genuinely grateful and impressed. But at the same time, I still feel a lot of hurt, and anger, and frustration at how far they (and society) still have to go. Sometimes it can be difficult to find balance between those extremes. It’s been mostly anger this week.

Sep 28 '14
roachpatrol:

rngrn:

+10 years probably 

HELLO

roachpatrol:

rngrn:

+10 years probably 

HELLO

Sep 28 '14

I am growing a few succulents in my office to start learning about gardening with the easiest plants imaginable

Once we get the house cleaned up/I get an apartment I want to start growing herbs and flowers