Scientists will point out how
technically, we never touch
like magnets pushing and pulling
on forces they hardly understand.
When I was inside of you,
I was only inside of your atomic
forcefield, inside of invisibility,
like the words we whisper
to each other, “I love you
more than words can possibly
express” when “words can possibly
express” expresses “a whole
fucking lot” in a language
that moves like electrons
and feels like your lips
pressed against my chest.
I’ve learned the importance of letting a person know how much I appreciate them.
Toxic (Britney Spears Cover) /// Yael Naïm
too early to try (at La Colombe Torrefaction)
I get such inappropriate crushes on old men
The thing is, I’m getting really, really tired of having to justify feminism by explaining how it also benefits men. And that, believe it or not, is the point of this article. What I’m angry about is not the genuine male enquirers who honestly wonder why ‘nobody complains about the stereotyping of men’ (and they do exist, I replied to several of them), it’s the anti-feminist men who attack us for daring to get involved in a movement which aims to improve the lives of women.
What this is really about is men accusing feminists of sexism and hypocrisy unless they can prove that they spend exactly half of their time, energy, and resources on campaigning on behalf of men. What this is really about is that if feminism only improves the lives of women, it has no value or importance. What this is really about is that feminism only has value if it works on behalf of men and improves the lives of men. What this is really about is anti-feminist men being threatened by women working for women. What they’re really saying is that to talk about women, to focus on women, to point out that something affects women badly; all of this is of no importance or value. It’s classic, really – because men are not always the focus of attention of feminism, these anti-feminists can’t stand it.
What this is about is that some men can’t stand not being the centre of attention
Frida by Senegalese photographer Omar Viktor Diop shot in Abidjan.
“The world seems to me increasingly incomprehensible, and there are times when I feel there isn’t anything that I know for certain. For me, making photographs (or painting, or whatever) is necessary to translate the unintelligible reality of being into a more coherent form. Or at least to illustrate my best guesses. There is vastly more nothing in the universe than something, and I try to create images that recognize the grace by which anything at all exists.”
Everything seems to be in order here.
I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well she’s too Asian’, or ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough.
First trailer for Arrested Development - Season 4!