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Painting by Lee Price

THIS IS A PAINTING WHAT? ??? ?

she’s got way to much talent

i love this so much

CAN SOMONE PROVE TO ME THIS IS A PAINTING BECAUSE I CANT SEEM TO BELIEVE IT. IM SO STUNNED RN

This isn’t a painting!! What?!?

You can tell. It’s definitely deceptive if you’re scanning over it quickly, but it’s too “smooth” to be a photograph. Example: in a photograph, you’d be able to see individual hairs. Here, it’s just a solid object with shading.

Still, though, it’s incredibly impressive talent. 

Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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#staywoke

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naturally, ‘virile’ retains its original meaning

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Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via erkings)

Fun fact: Canada launched the “Don’t Be That Guy” rape prevention campaign targeted at potential rapists rather than potential victims was launched… and the number of reported sexual assaults fell by 10 per cent. within that year.  Rape prevention NEEDS to start with education and focus on the perpetrators, not just policing the behavior of potential victims.

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"Despite the excesses of Minter’s work, I cannot stop staring at one small speck of grime on the larger-than-life heel. It is just under the fleshy, swollen folds of skin right about where the ankle meets the heel. It looks wet, three-dimensional, and for reasons I cannot quite express, outright disgusting. I feel this filthy speck and it sends shivers down my spine, undoing a facade of glamour. It is just too close to real life. Of course, this is exactly the point. Minter’s subject reminds us that, in the end, even the most glamorous figure will be covered in dirt.” - Allison Harding, curator

How does “Strut” by Marilyn Minter make YOU feel? It’s impossible to ignore.

Gorgeous ends tomorrow. If you haven’t seen this Minter piece in real life, you only have a few hours left so put on your grimiest shoes and get here while you can.

 

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