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"We might look upon the Moon, then, as neither a true satellite of the Earth nor a captured one, but as a planet in its own right, moving about the Sun in careful step with the Earth. From within the Earth–Moon system, the simplest way of picturing the situation is to have the Moon revolve about the Earth; but if you were to draw a picture of the orbits of the Earth and Moon about the Sun exactly to scale, you would see that the Moon’s orbit is everywhere concave toward the Sun. It is always ”falling toward” the Sun. All the other satellites, without exception, ”fall away” from the Sun through part of their orbits, caught as they are by the superior pull of their primary planets – but not the Moon."

— Isaac Asimov

  • Interviewer: Do you consider yourself a feminist?
  • Bjork: No.
  • Interviewer: Why not?
  • Bjork: Because I think it would isolate me. I think it's important to do positive stuff. It's more important to be asking than complaining.
  • Interviewer: So you feel the term "feminism" is equated with complaining?
  • Bjork: A lot, yes. You could probably call my mother a feminist, and I watched her isolate herself all her life from men, and therefore from society.
  • Interviewer: You believe she isolated herself from men because of feminism?
  • Bjork: Obviously, I can't take her as an example of all feminists, but I find for my generation, it's important to do things instead of just complaining that things are not right. It's important to collaborate with both males and females and to be positive.
erosart:

Conrad Roset

erosart:

Conrad Roset

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tournevole:

Il y a toujours dans un livre,une phrase qui bondit au visage du lecteur comme si elle n’attendait que lui.

tournevole:

Il y a toujours dans un livre,une phrase qui bondit au visage du lecteur comme si elle n’attendait que lui.

Tags: reading

Source: Sydney Opera House photos

'The horrors and atrocities of history have been edited out of primary and secondary education except where they can be blamed on racism, sexism, and imperialism — toxins embedded in oppressive outside structures that must be smashed and remade. But the real problem resides in human nature, which religion as well as great art sees as eternally torn by a war between the forces of darkness and light.

[…]

There is a ritualistic symbolism at work in sex crime that most women do not grasp and therefore cannot arm themselves against. It is well-established that the visual faculties play a bigger role in male sexuality, which accounts for the greater male interest in pornography. The sexual stalker, who is often an alienated loser consumed with his own failures, is motivated by an atavistic hunting reflex. He is called a predator precisely because he turns his victims into prey.

Sex crime springs from fantasy, hallucination, delusion, and obsession. A random young woman becomes the scapegoat for a regressive rage against female sexual power: “You made me do this.” Academic clichés about the “commodification” of women under capitalism make little sense here: It is women’s superior biological status as magical life-creator that is profaned and annihilated by the barbarism of sex crime.’

naughtynerdess:

Dear Emma Watson,

I was not raised a celebrity. I can say that my life has been very different from yours. I am a woman living in America. I have not attended a fine University like Brown as you did. I have known abuse, I have been molested. I have known hardship and depression. But there is…

"En amour, il y a un temps pour plonger, mais il faut attendre que la piscine se remplisse si l’on ne veut pas plonger dans un bain de pieds.
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— Fanny Ardant

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"I en demokratur (notera ordet noggrant) råder allmänna och fria val, åsiktsfrihet råder formellt men politiken och massmedian domineras av ett etablissemang som anser att bara vissa meningsyttringar skall släppas fram. Konsekvensen blir att medborgarna lever i en föreställning att de förmedlas en objektiv och allsidig bild av verkligheten. Åsiktsförtrycket är väl dolt, den fria debatten stryps."

— Vilhelm Moberg, Sverige – en demokratur? (Dagens Nyheter, 14 December 1965)

Gustaf Fröding, De gode och de ädle

Gustaf Fröding, De gode och de ädle

(Source: r-a-p-t-o-r, via vandrop)


Waves Breaking against the Wind (detail), J.M.W. Turner, ca. 1840

Waves Breaking against the Wind (detail), J.M.W. Turner, ca. 1840

(Source: sforzinda, via half-dreaming)