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leehallfae · 14 days ago
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“i think there’s something about being a young woman that feels very murderous. that’s what i was trying to get with a song like ‘dream girl evil.’ it can be dangerous for people to think you’re incredibly nice. when you get, ‘you’re an angel,’ that seems like such a high place to fall from. when i see messy or violent or terribly behaved women, especially young women, there’s a liberation. to not have to try and survive by being good.”
— florence welch on her song “dream girl evil”
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hungryfictions · 9 months ago
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adrienne rich, of women born: motherhood as experience and institution / alexandra levasseur - body of land collection, 2015 / ana teresa barboza - bordados collection, 2004 / margaret atwood, “europe on $5 a day” / tracey emin - it was all too much, 2018 / clarice lispector, a breath of life / gérard lartigue- femme bougie, 2018 / jenefer schute, life-size / louise bourgeois - i DISTANCE myself from myself, 2010 / wayne koestenbaum, “figure” / henrik uldalen - caries and surge, 2017 / andrés cerpa, “the vault” / jennifer’s body (2009) / enrico robusti- food, sex, & irony collection, 2014 / sylvia plath, the bell jar
i distance myself from myself
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riinasawayama · 6 months ago
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in between, annie lai
Annie Lai photographed different Chinese girls in their homes in London. Most of them leave their hometowns at young ages, they live and grow here, while trying to integrate into a completely different society. They often face the inevitable fate of returning to their hometowns eventually. Struggling with sense of belonging herself, Lai wanted to capture the strength and the fragility of each subject through the intimate settings of their homes.
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a-philanthropistswife · 6 months ago
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Black women in their 30s appreciation board
Ari Lennox, 30
Lupita N’yongo, 38
Laura Harrier, 31
Ciara Wilson, 36
Issa Rae, 36
Tessa Thompson, 38
Jurnee Smollett, 35
Lauren London, 36
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z-lue · 8 months ago
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Twitter┊Pixiv┊ Instagram┊More Drawings
I know that many times this movies are seen as the monstrosity of womanhood, so I wanted to draw them together...like as a kind of comforting thing
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feral-ballad · 19 days ago
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Erika L. Sánchez, from Lessons on Expulsion: Poems; “The Loop"
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sunriserosary · 5 months ago
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teeth
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howardhamlingf · 8 days ago
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“Being born a woman is an awful tragedy…yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night...”
“The Female Man” - Joanna Russ // “The Robber’s Bride” - Margaret Atwood // “Gone Girl” - Gillian Flynn // “Ways of Seeing” - John Berger // “The Female Man” - Joanna Russ // Sylvia Plath
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snailsnfriends · 6 months ago
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on girlhood, cruelty, and god (you have put me up for slaughter)
(kristin chang) / ginger snaps (2000) (dir. john fawcett) / essay fragment: preexisting conditions (torrin a. greathouse) / joan of arc (john everett millais) / the night errant (john everett millais) / (anne sexton) / (margaret atwood) / romeo + juliet (1996) (dir. baz luhrmann) / journal excerpt, july first (twinnedpeaks) / winter love (hilda doolittle) / carrie (1976) (dir. brian de palma)
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dykeotomy · 6 days ago
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“gender and sex are completely different things” completely misses the mark because it ignores how women have gender forced on them as a tool of patriarchy. what is gender, for women, if not suppression of humanity? simone de beauvoir didn’t say “man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female—whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male” for y’all to act like this
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saintbronte · 10 months ago
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Women and Emptiness
Audrey Wollen, Girls Own The Void | unknown source | William Shakespeare, King Lear | Rebecca Horn, Two Hands Scratching Both Walls | Mitski, Crack Baby | Grigori Kromanov, The Last Relic | Fiona Apple, Sullen Girl | Catherine Bertola, Residual Hauntings
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metamorphesque · 2 months ago
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Question: I am interested in so many things, and I have a terrible fear because my mother keeps telling me that I'm just going to be exploring the rest of my life and never get anything done. But I find it really hard to set my ways and say, "Well, do I want to do this, or should I try to exploit that, or should I escape and completely do one thing?"
Anaïs Nin: One word I would banish from the dictionary is 'escape.' Just banish that and you'll be fine. Because that word has been misused regarding anybody who wanted to move away from a certain spot and wanted to grow. He was an escapist. You know if you forget that word you will have a much easier time. Also you're in the prime, the beginning of your life; you should experiment with everything, try everything.... We are taught all these dichotomies, and I only learned later that they could work in harmony. We have created false dichotomies; we create false ambivalences, and very painful one's sometimes -the feeling that we have to choose. But I think at one point we finally realize, sometimes subconsciously, whether or not we are really fitted for what we try and if it's what we want to do.
You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you're not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn't a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.
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hungryfictions · 10 months ago
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Patricia Lockwood, No One is Talking About This
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xo-indulgence · a month ago
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I really appreciate seeing women that are defining a new narrative of finding love and having children later in life. For example, Kourtney Kardashian got married at 42 years old and this is her first marriage. She looks so happy and in love with Travis Barker. Jeannie Mai never wanted children and didn’t see herself being married again. Now she’s married to Jeezy and they have a daughter together. She’s 43 years old. Priyanka Chopra is married to Nick Jonas and he’s younger than her. They have a baby now and she’s 39. I only named celebrities because those are the ones who consume our media everyday. However, it’s nice to know that being older doesn’t stop you from achieving certain milestones as a woman. There are some women who are happily single and not married nor have children. That is a milestone for them. It should be normalize that women can do whatever they want without being ostracized for not being married or having children at a certain age. That doesn’t define womanhood for some and that is okay!!!
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4am-nonsense · 3 months ago
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More of this please and less of the gender bullshit
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knifenymph · a year ago
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girls deserve to feel comfortable existing in their body in every way. girls deserve to not be sexualized just for existing. girls deserve to feel safe in the body theyre in. girls deserve to feel beautiful in their most natural states. girls deserve to exist and take up space
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cruelhoneymoon · a month ago
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would you do anything for me?
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cynicbeauty · 14 days ago
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on woman existing only through man’s desire
life of the party, olivia gatwood / cosmonauts, fiona apple / me and my husband, mitski / fleabag: the scriptures, phoebe waller-bridge
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illusoryescapee · 7 months ago
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when a girl starts growing up then all her loved ones start fading into unfamiliarity. The mouth of her mother starts spitting venomous hatred towards her growing skin. Father's opinions start falling low, shaming her for desiring extra air, outside his suffocating layers of thick curtains. The mind of her friends start revealing to be shallow, cheapening her skills to just sly trickeries. The eyes of strangers, old or young, start turning hungry, beseeching helplessly everywhere around her, to destroy.
The smell of burned dreams and an intolerable noise surrounds her, blaming her for all the impurities in the world, till she dies, sometimes even after that.
Is it abuse, when you were too young to realise? Is it abuse, when the criminals are your loved ones?
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dykeotomy · 5 days ago
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not to be cheesy but i am so grateful for finding radical feminism because womanhood/girlhood has been so tumultuous, confusing, complicated, and interesting for me and it was hell not being able to talk about it in tra/libfem circles. even the simple act of saying “growing up a girl was traumatizing due to being cat called at a young age, being treated differently than boys, and experiencing female puberty” was met with extreme pushback and accusations of being transmisogynistic. i love talking about femaleness and womanhood and i am not sorry about it
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