I WOULD HOPE SO
I WOULD HOPE SO
One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)
I have been guilty of this. When so much good cheap thai is right there in Newtown, I feel no inclination to patronise the expensive places. After nearly a year in Geneva, though… definitely willing to pay more for good Asian than Italian or generic european food.
A Woman’s Work is Never Done
A series of photographic works titled ‘A Woman’s Work is Never Done’ Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, which is traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of its opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ‘ancillary’ jobs, such as cleaning, caring and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.
The technique, I recall first applying to my hand under a table during a home economics class in school. I was totally amazed to find that I could pass a needle under the top layers of skin without any pain, only a mild discomfort. As with many childhood whims it passed and I hadn’t thought any more about it until quite recently when I decided to apply the process to my hand to make it appear calloused and work worn like that of a manual labourer. Some viewers consider the piece to be a feminist protest, for me it’s about human value. After all, there are many men employed in caring, catering, cleaning etc… all jobs traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’. Such work is invisible in the larger society, with ‘A woman’s work’ I aim to represent it. (artist statement)
… I’ve been thin. People did care about whether I was meeting beauty standards. Too thin? Eat a sandwich. Naturally slim? Report your exercise and diet regime! Look at her, standing there, eating cupcakes, don’t you just want to SLAP her?
Evidence suggests fat women have it worse, yes. But society hates the bodies of thin women, too. Even a slim-ish woman is a potential threat - she could get HORRIBLY FAT or THREATENINGLY THIN at any time.
Paleolithic inhabitants of modern-day Spain may have eaten snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbors, according to a study published August 20, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Javier…
Video: Nick Offerman Recites Some Profound Shower Thoughts [gifs via]
"I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people don’t understand me – Continue reading Prejudice at Pride at Empathize This
This just punched me in the heart.
I actually started tearin up a bit.
Twelfth Night dir. Darko Tresnjak
set design: Alexander Dodge
When I saw this in April of 2013, of course the acting was superb and the costumes were fantastic, but what really caught my eye was the set. During the show it could be configured in many ways, with Orsino’s bedroom coming up through the center, or with people running around in the passageways between the hedges. The bridges could be moved at will to simulate different environments, and the sky could change whenever the scene called for it. Overall, it lent the air of a garden party and to this day is one of the most visually enjoyable sets I’ve seen at the Hartford Stage.