Liu Maochan - a Chinese painter with a touch of French impressionism à la Monmartre. Gorgeous.
OH MY GOD
THIS IS THE BESTEST CUTEST THING EVER
In the nineteenth century, European scientists examined not only the heads and limbs of black and white people in order to pin down presumed racial differences in bodies, but they also examined women’s genitals, speculated about the meaning of the different sizes of labia, and differently shaped hips and buttocks. A favorite object of study was European sex workers and African women from the European colonies. The fact that so much attention was given in European culture to monitoring and restricting the movement of certain body parts cannot be attributed to any natural or culturally-conditioned feeling of shame. It stands in the tradition of racializing and pathologizing sex.XII
In the rigid system of self-monitoring and self-control of nineteenth-century ballroom dancing, women were given particular responsibility. They were meant to foment desire on the dance floor like little flirt machines, yet not too much. Instead they were supposed to guarantee, through constant attentiveness, that the “social traffic,” as it was so charmingly called, ran according to course. With the discourse of contagion, this responsibility of individuals could more or less seriously be rejected. The myth of dance fever was thus not only repressive, it also made something possible–the dancers could give up responsibility for what went on.
I really suggest you read the entire essay. What really stood out to me was the fact that white people have been appropriating African American dances for centuries but then the Cakewalk grew as an imitation of European dances…and now in the modern day Angolans are inspired to start kuduro from a Jean van Damme film which makes it an imitation of an imitation. Really interesting piece
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OH YMG OSH THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IT TO BE
This. Is bad ass.
Ohmygoodness, it looks so cool on my page!
omg ogmomg THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AT ALL
is this how christian couples takes baths together
I don’t understand why it needs the gender colored lighting….
straight people need reassurance at every step in their lives
no homo couple’s bathtub
I didnt see this as gender specific lighting, its temperature specific… everyone knows ladies baths are about 3 degrees below “supernova”
Why single out Israel? Because Israel is the only serial human rights abuser that enjoys consistent and enthusiastic support by all the liberal democracies of the North.
This support gives the Israeli state an impunity that Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe or Burma, to name but four, do not enjoy because their human rights abuses are all—rightly and however unprincipled—attacked by the major powers.
Israel alone is allowed to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity; it alone is allowed to repeatedly ignore United Nations resolutions without any opposition from northern governments and major institutions.
This is so important. No one is saying Israel is the only state to ever commit human rights abuses, but it is unique in enjoying support for those human rights abuses [from most of powerful states] by painting itself, the oppressor, repeatedly as the victim.
Look at what’s relevant again, and still old.
Camilla d’Errico “Suckerpunch” will be a limited edition sdcc exclusive 9x12” print at Camilla’s booth 4723