August 28, 2014

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baelor:

Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death

that’s fucking hardcore

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This will never be overshared

Amazing!

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August 28, 2014
The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

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August 28, 2014
"Did you just ‘he who smelt it dealt it’ racism?"

— Jon Stewart

August 28, 2014
Five Most Common Female Character Stereotypes

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quirkliterary:

When someone says that your character is “common”, it is not a good thing. It means that your character is a copy that’s been copied over much too many times. That you’ve probably seen it in books yourself— you may have even based it off a book…

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August 27, 2014
Writing Contest: The Mysterious Stranger

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You’re driving down a lonely highway late at night when your car breaks down. The moon is barely peeking out behind a thick blanket of clouds as you stumble about trying to get a signal on your phone. You are starting to worry that you might be spending the night in your car on this cold…

August 26, 2014
patrickhumphreys:

Eric Gill, detail of Odysseus Welcomed from the Sea by Nausikaa, Midland Hotel, Morecambe, 1933. Polished Portland stone relief.

… Gill found the chance to convert another major commission from a secular into a spiritual one. In August 1932 he gained the commission, via the architect Oliver Hill, to carve a large figural relief for the dining room of Hill’s new hotel at Morecambe Bay, the Midland, for the Directors of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Gill’s first designs for this relief show that he wanted to carve a group of naked figures dancing about in shallow water, and he described the idea as: ‘The Hotelier welcomes the bathers to his hotel. On the right two of them are emerging from the water, on the left a young man already landed assists a maiden. The idea can be taken symbolically, allegorically, mystically, metaphorically and heraldically, as well as naturallistically!’ At this stage the relief was definitely a secular and quite sensual piece, with the working title of ‘High Jinks in Paradise’, although Gill implied in his letter to Hill that it could be read on a number of levels. However, the Chairman of the LMS Hotels committee found this too risqué and it was replaced by the rather recondite subject of Odysseus being welcomed by Nausikaa, a subject found in Homer’s Odyssey, and one that was meant to symbolize hospitality. Although this subject is taken from ancient Greece and is seemingly difficult to infuse with a Christian flavour, Gill wrote to his Catholic friend, G.K. Chesterton in 1933, telling him: ‘I was (and still am) away doing a carving on the LMS hotel at Morecambe Bay. (Incidentally: it is what is technically called a “holy picture”—but the LMS don’t know that.)’ Gill does not explain how he turned Odysseus welcomed by Nausikaa into a ‘holy’ work, but it could have something to do with service and loving kindness. The LMS Hotels committee does not appear to have discovered the covert Christian reference and the relief remains another major example of Gill’s thesis: ‘If necessary work is not made holy, recreation becomes idolatry’.
—Judith Collins, 1998

patrickhumphreys:

Eric Gill, detail of Odysseus Welcomed from the Sea by Nausikaa, Midland Hotel, Morecambe, 1933. Polished Portland stone relief.

… Gill found the chance to convert another major commission from a secular into a spiritual one. In August 1932 he gained the commission, via the architect Oliver Hill, to carve a large figural relief for the dining room of Hill’s new hotel at Morecambe Bay, the Midland, for the Directors of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Gill’s first designs for this relief show that he wanted to carve a group of naked figures dancing about in shallow water, and he described the idea as: ‘The Hotelier welcomes the bathers to his hotel. On the right two of them are emerging from the water, on the left a young man already landed assists a maiden. The idea can be taken symbolically, allegorically, mystically, metaphorically and heraldically, as well as naturallistically!’ At this stage the relief was definitely a secular and quite sensual piece, with the working title of ‘High Jinks in Paradise’, although Gill implied in his letter to Hill that it could be read on a number of levels. However, the Chairman of the LMS Hotels committee found this too risqué and it was replaced by the rather recondite subject of Odysseus being welcomed by Nausikaa, a subject found in Homer’s Odyssey, and one that was meant to symbolize hospitality. Although this subject is taken from ancient Greece and is seemingly difficult to infuse with a Christian flavour, Gill wrote to his Catholic friend, G.K. Chesterton in 1933, telling him: ‘I was (and still am) away doing a carving on the LMS hotel at Morecambe Bay. (Incidentally: it is what is technically called a “holy picture”—but the LMS don’t know that.)’ Gill does not explain how he turned Odysseus welcomed by Nausikaa into a ‘holy’ work, but it could have something to do with service and loving kindness. The LMS Hotels committee does not appear to have discovered the covert Christian reference and the relief remains another major example of Gill’s thesis: ‘If necessary work is not made holy, recreation becomes idolatry’.

—Judith Collins, 1998

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August 25, 2014
bijikurdistan:

Kurdish Woman Fighter of the PKK

bijikurdistan:

Kurdish Woman Fighter of the PKK

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August 25, 2014
voxiferaldiana:

Alex and Maxine Sanders, in outdoor ritual

voxiferaldiana:

Alex and Maxine Sanders, in outdoor ritual

August 25, 2014
voxiferaldiana:

Young Maxine Sanders

voxiferaldiana:

Young Maxine Sanders

August 25, 2014
"We should not be comfortable or content in a society where the only way to remain free of surveillance and repression is if we make ourselves as unthreatening, passive, and compliant as possible."

— Glenn Greenwald (via 0110000101111000)

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