Woman reading International Studio. The Studio Almanac, A Magazine of Fine and Applied Art. New York, 1897. J. Walter West (English, 1860-1933).
West exhibited 17 works at the Royal Academy and four at the Royal Society of British Artists. He was Vice President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours.
Saoirse Ronan reading surrounded by opulent, golden luxury. Bullett Magazine, Summer 2011. Photograph by Simon Proctor.
Saoirse Una Ronan (born 1994) is an Irish film actress. She began her career as a child and came to international prominence in 2007 after co-starring in the film Atonement, which gained her nominations for Best Supporting Actress in the Academy Awards, BAFTA and the Golden Globe.
i dedicate this comic to the teacher who pulled me out of class in middle school to tell me my bra strap was showing and that i needed to get a jacket to cover it up so that i didnt distract the boys
dedicated to all teachers, school administrators, parents, dudes, dudettes, random ass strangers, politicians and dogs who think that is a woman’s duty to ensure that men aren’t ‘distracted’
Related: Contrary to popular belief, male behavior is not, in fact, ruled by sexual desires and/or hormones.
Acting as though it is excuses inhumane, abusive behavior towards women that too often places the blame on victims as opposed to their assailants.
(by Nurbanu D)
woody allen, the irredeemable creep whose obvious misogyny was misinterpreted as creative genius by the college-boy mentality.
#gosh i wonder why sylvia plath’s poetry is important to young women when we’re bombarded with so much misogynistic literature written by ~the greats~ of the 20th century #if you want to talk about highly romanticized and overrated writers we can talk about bukowski hemingway kerouac ginsberg and so on #who were not only basic writers but were also vile people irl #i don’t understand how people can idolize pedophiles and wife beaters and then mock people who like plath? ~fionaapples
I’m so glad I’m not the only one IRATE about this
Thank you. It’s nice to have others who also think the dismissive comment about Plath and schoolgirl romanticism is ridiculous! These responses are golden.
Grimm and Other Folk Tales
by Cory Godbey
A walking stereotype strolled into my bookish realm this morning in the form of a tall young man dressed in a pale, paisley-patterned shirt, left loosely untucked in what I’m sure he intended as fashionable negligence.
Combing a hand through his hair every so often as he milled about the store, he snapped several Polaroids (yes, Polaroids— he was carrying an old camera around with him as well) of our cramped shelves before turning to his lady friend to ask her if she’d ever read any Kafka.
One of the unexpected benefits of studying abroad in England (no matter where you lived) is you slowly begin to recognize a forced accent when your hear one. And this guy, let me tell you, was clearly wringing all the hip Londoner he could out of his own, to the point where I could almost hear his vowels jarring together awkwardly like passengers on a too-crowded train.
His lady friend obviously seemed into the entire performance, though. So, eh— to each their own!
After all, what is identity if not largely a performance, anyway?