Nadezda Fava | Desk
July 15th 2014, late afternoon’s light.
mainstream tumblr feminism may have many glaring faults but it has bred an army of teenage girls who understand the common ways that misogyny is reinforced in society and who know that they’re better off loving their fellow woman than fighting with her and that’s actually pretty damn revolutionary
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batglass prompted “a cursed antique something or other”
nymphs, spirits & dwellers of the deep | selkies
unlike her sister, the mermaid, she is never a half-anything; instead transforming on land, her true form visible only in the cold rushes of the sea. peaceful, tranquil, mysterious, she disappears into the depths of the ocean, both curious and cautious when encountering humans. her fable is often melancholy, for humankind fall in love with her beauty, and will keep her from her form. thus she remains entrapped, forever longing for the call of the sea, for her pinniped family. taken advantage of, the selkie mirrors the true depravity of humanity, her story whispered in the salt of the sea breeze, embellished in legend and myth.
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
People are so amazing <3
Eden ~ NVM
"So, reading those three paragraphs above? I bet at some point you recoiled a bit, even if you don’t want to have recoiled a bit. Don’t I sound selfish? Hedonistic? Isn’t there something very unfeminine about my bluntness here? Hell, I’m performing against gender norms so hard that even I recoil a little.
This is actually what I think, and I feel zero guilt about it, but I know that saying so out loud will cause people to want to hit me with the Bad Woman ruler, and that causes a little dread. Why do we feel this way?
What kind of training and socialization did we receive that made us think there’s something terribly wrong about a woman who is hurting no one and is actually pretty nice but wants what she wants in her private life and doesn’t apologize about it? Is there a reason that we should bully women into pretending that they’re more interested in being selfless and eternally nurturing than they actually are, even at great cost to themselves?”
U r beautiful and ur gonna do great today