Friday, March 7, 2014
“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison.
Because of this, we had no delinquents.
Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.
We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”
— John (Fire) Lame Deer
Dancing Dead Leaves by Yunfan Tan
Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight? Batman has, but surely the fallen leaves that have given their lives annually for a few thousand millennia know that feel as well, though Yunfan believes that need not be a saddening sacrifice: looping the withering process and turning it into an endless dance, the leaves’ way of saying this isn’t goodbye… just we’ll do this again next year.
Artist: Behance / Tumblr / Linkedin
"Le cheval d’orgueil". Photographed by Marie-Amélie Tondu for Blast Magazine
Anonymous asked: hi, i've become vegan recently and i also love love collecting seashells. i only pick up ones that have no animals inside and don't take many from the beach. i thought you would be good for advice because you're a vegan too and you're so nice :) are seashells vegan or not?
yes they are vegan :) they wouldn’t be vegan if you were buying them online (because you don’t know what mass manufacturing is going on to gather these shells (maybe even from the ocean itself, not the shore)). same applies to feathers. I have a huge crow’s feather on my wall that I found in a forest. that is vegan. a non-vegan feather would be a dyed feather in your hair (or on an article of clothing) that came from a manufacturer who plucks feathers from live birds. hope this helps :)
this is good to know
if all cis women in hollywood were replaced by men and cis women were never recognised or even had the chance to represent themselves and other cis women it would be immediately seen as an extremely important feminist issue
so why aren’t we seeing the exact same thing that’s happening to trans women as what it is, an extremely important feminist issue