THOU = “YOU” WHEN YOU’RE FUCKING DOING SOMETHING.
THEE = “YOU” WHEN YOU’RE HAVING SOMETHING FUCKING DONE TO YOU.
THY = “YOUR” AND “YOURS” WHEN THE THING YOU OWN BEGINS WITH A FUCKING CONSONANT.
THINE = “YOUR” AND “YOURS” WHEN THE THING YOU OWN BEGINS WITH A FUCKING VOWEL.
IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE SHITTY EARLY MODERN ENGLISH TEXT POSTS, DO IT RIGHT.
Power - Kanye West
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
Hey y’all, I know a lot of people here (myself included) are fans of Woody Allen’s work but as the release date approaches for his new film please keep in mind that every dollar you contribute to his work is another dollar supporting a system that erases victims and refuses to punish perpetrators…
Eva Herzigova and Marcus Schenkenberg as Icarus at Alexander McQueen’s debut show for Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1997, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Anonymous asked: hey, what exactly is happening in gaza right now? and why/how/when did it start? thank you in advance !!!!!
I could easily link you to the multiples of posts about this I’ve reblogged but I’m happy to explain.
Basically from my understanding, Israel started raining down missiles on “weapon launchers” and “terrorist targets” in Gaza, ever since the news of the three missing boys broke which Netanyahu tried to pin on Hamas, but Hamas denied it. Hamas and other groups responded by firing rockets into Israeli territory which made Israel escalate its bombing in Gaza, and PM Netanyahu refuses to agree to a ceasefire. Now, apparently the Israeli army is planning a ground invasion.
So far, there have been 0 Israeli casualties, meanwhile 190+ Palestinians have been killed by Israel, and over 1000+ Palestinians are injured. The Israeli army have deliberately targeted mosques, homes and even a disability centre.
What about the Gaza Strip itself though? The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated pieces of land, and let’s take into account that 2 out of 3 citizens in Gaza are refugees. It is a besieged strip of land which means Israel controls what goes in or out, and it controls it from the sea, air and land.
The Israeli army has apparently “warned” Palestinians in Gaza to leave their homes before they bomb them, however there is nowhere else to go. Also due to these bombings, Palestinians in Gaza have been with little water, electricity and basic services like that. Also Palestinians don’t have much access to medical supplies due to Egypt closing its Rafah border.
there will always be a part of me that is quietly indignant about not coming from c16th venice