Ad campaign against sexual harassment in Jordan.
Bottom caption:”Don’t say that the reason is the way she is dressed,but rather say it was a crime against her”
First woman: “It doesn’t matter,even though I wore long and dragging clothing.”
Second:”or short clothing.”
Third:”or a hijab.”
Fourth:”or in a niqab.”
Child:”or in my school uniform.”
3:12 am • 10 December 2013 • 507 notes
Adriaan Lubbers (Dutch, 1892-1954), Steam vessels on the Hudson, New York beyond. Oil on canvas, 66 x 90 cm.
3:08 am • 10 December 2013 • 19 notes
Anonymous asked: Continue updates on wordpress & i send traffic your way... ;)
I shall soon. That’s my winter break goal. I have about 800 ideas and then once I go to write the posts I’m already so writing-exhausted from work and large essays. It was definitely easier when my workload was lighter while abroad (plus I had all the exictement of being in MENA countries).
2:51 am • 10 December 2013
Beautiful cold winter weather, pancakes, best friend, Lincoln, gratitude towards my winter jacket, and the Musallah.
2:48 am • 10 December 2013 • 2 notes
Arabic Star Lists, c. 1065 CE. The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The earliest compilation of Ptolemy’s constellations became codified only in the 9th century CE, after it was published in Arabic. + (via oupacademic)
1:38 am • 10 December 2013 • 1,256 notes
A New Year postcard from 1973. Photo by E.Pikk, V.Sillam.
New Year postcards with rustic work implements were very popular in Soviet Estonia. It was a way to have a card acceptable to the authorities (“It says: Glory to Work!”, “It promises new work achievements during the New Year, so it IS very Soviet greeting card!”) and at the same time play at the nostalgia for the olden times, when the Christmas were not banned and Estonia was not occupied by the Soviet Union.
1:36 am • 10 December 2013 • 37 notes
I am not blind
but I see nothing
around me, because
vision has detached itself
and reached that distance
that is impossibly far,
I run after myself,
incapable of ever reaching or
catching what I seek.
And this is what is called
want and longing or ‘garod.’
Barouyr Sevag, excerpt from The Analysis of Yearning (Garod)
Translated by Diana Der-Hovanessian
9:29 pm • 9 December 2013 • 23 notes
I think the winter storm is coming now to taunt all university students that they couldn’t have class cancelled because class is now over for the semester and yet finals will still happen because they’re finals. It’s a conspiracy.
9:28 pm • 9 December 2013 • 3 notes
Tunisian artist Meriem Bouderbala combines a variety of skills and mediums including photography, painting, installation and video, using canvas, paper, glass and textiles, to create her dynamic works of art that seek to “merge Eastern and Western sensibilities around the representation of the body and thus regain “the point where the human figure is both flesh and signs.”“
Most of the above pieces are taken from her 2008 series Bédouine.
October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists
9:19 pm • 9 December 2013 • 882 notes
We find it easier to chastise her for her clothing options, for her alcohol or drug intake, for her decision to go on a date, for her mode of transport, for her decision to begin a sexual act. Basically, she is judged on her decision to live her life. Yet we never question a man who thinks that a woman’s clothing attire, level of inebriation, dating life, decision to walk home, or decision to stop a sexual act after it has began, is an excuse to forcibly take what he wants or thinks he is entitled to. It seems that no matter what the circumstance, the woman should have or could have done something to prevent herself from being victimized. The sad truth is there is nothing that any of us can do that will exempt us from becoming a victim. The decision to violate isn’t one the victim is part of; she is unaware of what is about to happen.
Sexual violence doesn’t evoke the consistent and passionate actions it should. We have become desensitized to the stories that survivors share; at times find them to be boring. We keep searching for the more shocking and gory survivor stories. And even those don’t prompt immediate and consistent action. We view sexual violence as something that happens, but not to us or to those we know. And when those carefully constructed walls are shattered we decide to cope by ignoring or silencing the survivor.
Souyenne Dathorne—We’re Making Rape Normal
The sad thing is that this is absolutely the case. It becomes such a focus for people that it’s also overlooked and ignored that men are victims of sexual violence as well. Anyone, anywhere, any place, anytime, any how. And what, men were wearing too short of a skirt too?
9:11 pm • 9 December 2013 • 1 note
Bolsheviks cover over a monument to the old regime, 1918.
6:44 pm • 9 December 2013 • 164 notes