annethecatdetective:

whereisyourredscaaahf:

johnfreakingegbert:

aztecpriincess:

theskiesabovelife:

Why Tumblr should Fall In Love with Frida Kahlo. 

YES OMFG
YES

i love everything about this because i love frida kahlo, but how are you going to not list the fact she was in a horrible bus accident that basically crippled her for most of her life and while lying bedridden she began to paint. frida kahlo didn’t give up and that makes her truly amazing.

Every single Frida Kahlo appreciation post Ive seen egregiously neglects the fact that she endured and survived a car accident that resulted in a metal pole being shoved through her body and essentially destroying her uterus. This incident informed many of her paintings and depictions of herself and yet she did not allow it to end herself. Her paintings became monuments to and representations of her suffering that she freely, openly and powerfully expressed. She painted her reality defying not only conventional beauty norms and continuing to slay anyways, but also artistic norms. While others considered her works surreal, she adamantly stood her ground saying that they were not surreal at all; that they were 100% accurate and realistic depictions of her suffering. And I think for someone to turn life crippling tragedy into the worlds most recognized self portraits is pretty badass and worth appreciating.

Yeah, her disability was CRUCIAL to her life as an artist— it was while she was recovering from her accident that she began to paint, and she explored self-portrait so thoroughly because it was all she had— she had a mirror over her bed and paints, and she used art as a way to cope with the MASSIVE amount of pain she was in and the fact that just as she was (I’ve seen sources that say 16 and others that say 19 but that age range), her whole world was reduced to suffering in a bed, for a very long time.

For that matter, she was not perfectly able-bodied before her accident because of childhood illness, but after the accident… She had her youth stolen, and she rebelled against being seen as an invalid, as being reduced to her suffering (the way that disabled people are STILL viewed), and she presented herself in her own terms in part to throw in the faces of those who presumed to narrow her down to the image of what they thought a ‘sick woman’ was/should be.

(via 2am-poetry)

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the-library-and-step-on-it:

FROM THE VAULTS:

Feminism

A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Woman" in the abstract is young, and, we assume, charming. As they get older they pass off the stage, somehow, into private ownership mostly, or out of it altogether.

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an arrow shoots off from. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.

Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft

Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics, Bell Hooks

If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.

The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity is Hurting Young Women, Jessica Valenti

When young women are taught about morality, there’s not often talk of compassion, kindness, courage, or integrity. There is, however, a lot of talk about hymens.

(via childcelestation)

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crystalfy:

It bothers me that the intelligence of animals is measured by how willing they are to obey the commands of a human.

same goes for students at schools

I just realized how fucked up that is wow. 

(Source: leisurelee, via putaofficial)

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

white people: *defend joan rivers by saying her racism, transphobia and nasty remarks on rape, palestine and many other things were justifiable because she was a comedian*

white people again: snoop dogg is racist his todd character is offensive he’s doing white face lynch his negroid ass

(Source: wingbeifong, via humorously)

tvgropes:

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(⊙︿⊙✿) WAIT I HAD HOMEWORK

(Source: todoyurika, via ruinedchildhood)

nowinexile:

Israeli forces detain 7-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron

This morning in occupied Hebron, a seven-year-old was forcefully detained and three more were arrested including another child by Israeli occupation soldiers. VIDEO

(via thepalestineyoudontknow)

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an accurate representation of my social skills

(via humorously)

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snatch-comix:

imparalyzedbyitt:

do people think this is like really romantic or something he can’t hold her because he has fucking scissors for hands

no people think it’s really fucking sad ‘cause he loves her and cant hold her because he has SCISSORS FOR HANDS

(Source: patrickmasturbateman, via ruinedchildhood)

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