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aprilmarches:

alicecarrier:

finally knocked this guy out!  touchup in a few weeks but otherwise pretty stoked!  thanks april you RULE!

I love my tattoooooo <3<3

April, this is UNREAL

These girls aren’t wounded so much as post-​wounded, and I see their sisters everywhere. They’re over it. I am not a melodramatic person. God help the woman who is. What I’ll call “post-​wounded” isn’t a shift in deep feeling (we understand these women still hurt) but a shift away from wounded affect: These women are aware that “woundedness” is overdone and overrated. They are wary of melodrama, so they stay numb or clever instead. Post-​wounded women make jokes about being wounded or get impatient with women who hurt too much. The post-​wounded woman conducts herself as if preempting certain accusations: Don’t cry too loud; don’t play victim. Don’t ask for pain meds you don’t need; don’t give those doctors another reason to doubt. Post-​wounded women fuck men who don’t love them and then they feel mildly sad about it, or just blasé about it; they refuse to hurt about it or to admit they hurt about it—​or else they are endlessly self-​aware about it, if they do allow themselves this hurting.

The post-​wounded posture is claustrophobic: jadedness, aching gone implicit, sarcasm quick on the heels of anything that might look like self-​pity. I see it in female writers and their female narrators, troves of stories about vaguely dissatisfied women who no longer fully own their feelings. Pain is everywhere and nowhere. Post-​wounded women know that postures of pain play into limited and outmoded conceptions of womanhood. Their hurt has a new native language spoken in several dialects: sarcastic, jaded, opaque; cool and clever. They guard against those moments when melodrama or self-​pity might split their careful seams of intellect, expose the shame of self-​absorption without self-​awareness.

— Leslie Jamison, “Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain” (via not-nai)

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magictransistor:

Karel Teige. Collage 190. 1941. 

magictransistor:

Karel Teige. Collage 190. 1941. 

(via underwater-stepmom)

Eartha Kitt. Photographed by Gordon Parks. (1952)

(Source: fred---astaire, via catiebat)

americanzen:

Noh Mercy

americanzen:

Noh Mercy

Getting pretty excited about seeing this lady on the 28th. Hurry up, September.

Getting pretty excited about seeing this lady on the 28th. Hurry up, September.

(Source: leatherpearlslace, via aprilmarches)



Sylvia Plath feeding deer in Ontario, Canada, 1959

Sylvia Plath feeding deer in Ontario, Canada, 1959

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the Day is: Evangelion Unit-01

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the Day is: Evangelion Unit-01

(via shoujo-kyousou)

fletchingarrows:


Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

i love her practical armor

fletchingarrows:

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

i love her practical armor

(Source: paintingses, via lioneater)