Seattle at night, c.1949 © Robert Bradley

"Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women."


Martin Ålund (Swedish, b. 1967), Never Never Land #3, 2009. Oil on canvas, 110 x 140 cm.

My edit

wow The Onion is dropping a lot of truth for a work of satire

Magda Laguinge in “Sidewalk Stories” by David Bellemere for ELLE, August 2014

(via Pulp International - Promo shot of French actress Lili Damita)
… a promo shot of French actress Lily Damita, née Liliane Marie-Madeleine Carré, who appeared in more than thirty German, French and American films between 1922 and 1935. This nice shot with a disappointingly large lace fan is by German photographer Alex Binder, who signed the print at lower right.  

 Guarino Guarini, Dome of the Church of San Lorenzo (1634–1687), Turin.