Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.
The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
Hi, I didn’t make it. The theme is called Optica; just do a search for that.
I thought for sure they would’ve had a theme credit in the code, but I just CTRL+U’d it on my page and couldn’t find anything :/ (I never delete theme or other credits).
There is a great irony in building palaces and monuments. These structures are essentially constructed by the poor, overseen by the fortunate and enjoyed by the elite. Such architecture, once completed, only serves to reinforce and venerate this sorry exploitation and unfounded reverence.
Egomet (via i-l-lusive)
Years ago, I used to think that all the futuristic architecture in Dubai was sooo cooool… until a guy in one of my classes did a presentation about how shitty and horrifying that entire situation is. u_u