Knowledge Drop of the Day: The South Korean military dropped thousands of leaflets attached to helium balloons on their northern siblings, spreading news of the revolutions taking place in the Middle East in hopes that North Korean citizens will be encouraged to rise up against their Dear Leader.
“[A] dictatorial regime is destined to collapse,” the leaflets proclaim.
[gawker / photo: ap.]
THIS. THIS SO MUCH <3
aghhh. instant reblog.
Amy: Biggie or Tupac?
Tina: Biggie fries, and Tu pacs of candy.
Untitled by hikohïto!
"The woman who checks her make-up half a dozen times a day to see if her foundation has caked or her mascara run, who worries that the wind or rain may spoil her hairdo, who looks frequently to see if her stockings have bagged at the ankle, or who, feeling fat, monitors everything she eats, has become, just as surely as the inmate of Panopticon, a self-policing subject, a self committed to a relentless self-surveillance. This self-surveillance is a form of obedience to patriarchy. It is also the reflection in woman’s consciousness of the fact that she is under surveillance in ways that he is not, that whatever else she may become, she is importantly a body designed to please or to excite. There has been induced in many women, then, in Foucault’s words, “a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power.” Since the standards of female bodily acceptibility are impossible fully to realize, requiring as they do a virtual transcendence of nature, a woman may live much of her life with a pervasive feeling of bodily deficiency. Hence, a tighter control of the body has gained a new kind of hold over the mind."
Sandra Lee Bartky. pp.80-81. “Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power” (via sacrecoeur)
I remember being obsessed with Foucault in college. sigh.
Fette, L’heure du bain, Berlin, February 2011.
Huge (2006) by LittleThunder on flickr
i miss being 14 and having a secret blog where i could post as many song lyrics and complaints as i liked.
but then i decided i’m not a drama queen anymore, so now i have to act all grown-up and pretend nothing touches me.