"All I know is that I don’t want to live in a world where women are hated for being women and having the nerve to value fun over everything else.
My advice to you is that if there’s a woman in your life that you hate because she 1) doesn’t respect boundaries, 2) drinks too much, and/or 3) takes off her clothes in public, take a step back and really ask yourself why you’re angry at her for “not growing up” or “respecting herself.” Maybe there’s a possibility that what you’re really upset about is that you don’t want to/can’t live that way, for either practical or ethical reasons, and you know what? That’s not her deal. It’s yours.”
Early Bird Special: Kien Lam says: “After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I compiled this time lapse of the many amazing places I came across.”
17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.
Shalom Harlow walks in a white plain dress, presuming the pureness of the canvas that invites a couple of robotic arms to shoot paint while she spins in a theatrical performance. The encounter between histrionic humanity and technologic innovation seems to be the shock tactic of the piece, while its form -live creation in front of a public expecting finished products instead of creation processes- results impeccably controversial.
"Now that women are financially independent, and marriage is an option rather than a necessity, we are free to pursue what the British sociologist Anthony Giddens termed the “pure relationship,” in which intimacy is sought in and of itself and not solely for reproduction. (If I may quote the eminently quotable Gloria Steinem again: “I can’t mate in captivity.”) Certainly, in a world where women can create their own social standing, concepts like “marrying up” and “marrying down” evaporate—to the point where the importance of conventional criteria such as age and height, Coontz says, has fallen to an all-time low (no pun intended) in the United States."
- So appropriate! Ruth was just asking me the other day whether I felt the pressure to get married and honestly, no. Why should I? And in the same breath, I shouldn’t discriminate about marrying ‘down’ and perpetuating a social norm and sexist stereotype based on monetary reasons of the past.
An interesting insight into North Korea and how with the passing of dear Mr Kim, thousands of cranes came down to lift him away to the heavens but struck by the terrible grief suffered by the Koreans, they waited for a few weeks before then carrying him on to a massive building showcasing his mummified corpse, car and private train. Amazing story - completely true too.
There are two types of men in this world. Those who are fucking. And those who aren’t. By fucking I mean those men who are enjoying regular, fluid sex. This isn’t the sex people have in marriage or long relationships, half-hearted fucking when they get their minds out of bills or tensions,…