"It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. No means no. […] The one regret I have is we call it domestic violence as if it’s a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious form of violence there is, because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question."


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.

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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.