1. medievalpoc:






    You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

    Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

    interesting perspective

    whats her name though



    When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.

    This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above?



    Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?

    Who is Sharbat Gula?

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  2. horlandolee:

    Did this today. it was the best feeling in the world being eye level with the water. You can see everything around you but have no idea what’s beneath you. I think that’s why I love it so much.

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  3. Anonymous said: What's the most illegal thing you ever did?



    At Stanford there was this Professor who was a total bitch and she taught British Literature, which was cool. Except she taught only her opinions of the books and it didn’t help me as a writer. I went to school to learn new things to improve my craft, not have someone else’s opinions carved onto my forehead.

    So anyway, for our final project, she asked us to write a ten page paper on why the color symbolism in Othello was so significant. I did some research and it turned out that she did her entire graduate thesis on this very subject. I was mad. This wasn’t teaching, this was boosting her ego. SO I wrote a ten page essay on why color symbolism in Othello wasn’t significant, satirizing it to the point of no return, saying that her opinion was an opinion and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

    SHe failed me, needless to say. So in retaliation, I responded by baking a batch of brownies laced with weed and laxatives and delivered them myself to the professor hours before her big graduation speech. I told her that it was a peace offering, my way of apologizing and asking if I could do anything to fix my grade.

    She refused to fix my grade.

    In the end, she shit herself on stage.

    I didn’t regret it.

    No mercy.

  4. shipwreckd:

    A 2500 year old mummy that had some amazing tattoos.

    This mummy, found in the  Altai mountains of Siberia, is actually that of a young woman who died at about the age of twenty-five; she is thought to have been a member of the Pazyryk tribe.

    She was buried with six horses and two similarly-tattooed men (the horned griffon that decorates her shoulder also appears on the man buried closest to her, covering most of his right side), possibly escorts. She was also wearing a horse-hair wig, silk, and elaborate boots, which is all a level of ceremony that would have likely only been accorded to a woman of high rank. You didn’t get inked like this unless you were very important, and had worked your way up to that importance. 

    …Hence, of course, the references to her by researchers as ‘The Ukok Princess,’ although due to the lack of weapons in her grave they have concluded that the woman was in fact a healer or a storyteller.  

    And now I’m all consumed with curiosity: Who was she? What amazing things did she accomplish? Why these symbols, and what did they mean? Who were the two men alongside her?

    The most informative article about it can be found here, although I would completely eat up any other information you guys could find. 

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  5. oikoshi:

    "Landscape with Houses"

    James Casebere - 2009

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  6. A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

    the contrast is insane

    relevant to my interests

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  7. "

    1. Because a woman brought into this world will inevitably be given pepper spray “just in case.”

    2. Because by sixteen, a young girl knows how to avoid being sexually assaulted, while a boy of the same age does not fear sexual assault in the slightest.

    3. Because a girl who mocks men is a bitch, and a boy who mocks women is joking.

    4. Because a girl who has sex is a slut, and a boy who has sex is a man.

    5. Because in a murder, the killer is at fault, but the blame of rape is often put on the victim.

    6. Because we teach girls how not to get raped instead of teaching anyone simply not to rape.

    7. Because a woman should put more clothes on if her outfit makes a man uncomfortable, because his self control is her responsibility.

    8. Because feminists just need to chill out.

    9. Because a 22 year old sex-obsessed virgin can murder 7 people, and the problem is that someone should’ve just slept with him.

    10. Because not all men are predators, but yes, all women are prey.

    There’s a fucking womanifesto for you.

    — (via floralfilm)

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  11. haneefistheonlyone:








    I need the source but I wouldn’t hold it past them…corrupt ass pigs.

    These cops are sick

    i heard about this story too.

    And yet no source.

    bruh I read the story in the paper a few months back. i remember this. chill on the condescending attitude. 

    All I asked was a source on the story not just words on a photo. How is that condescending?


    Jesus Christ

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  12. spaceplasma:

    Planets of Our Solar System

    Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”

    Planet facts: space-facts.com

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