Thinking about all the Adults that followed this blog for a Serious Artist that was on Radar but ended up with an eccentric history buff and her selfies.
What if we recognise that BOTH of them are poorly representing the standard at which women should behave in society? Huh? Cause both of them quite frankly are great individuals, but terrible in terms of perceiving themselves as ‘feminist idols’.
That’s partially true… I might be mistaken but it sounds as though you’re saying that because of how they sexualise themselves that’s why they are “terrible in terms of perceiving themselves as ‘feminist idols’”? I think it’s good to consider the fact that sexual liberation is one very limited form of empowerment and that sexualisation is one very limited form of sexual liberation, but the fact that the female sexuality has been suppressed for millennia… it’s good to have autonomy over one’s sexuality. But yeah, sexualising oneself can be alienating and problematic in certain environments / situations. Also the whole ‘sexual liberation’ part of feminism is a little middle-class. Misogyny is a lot more hard hitting than just sexually repressive.
Hello new followers! I’m Zoe, I’m 17 and I am a baby artist.
You can see my drawings at /tagged/va and also www.z-v-k.blogspot.com (which I should probably update…) and @z.vk on Instagram.
It’s nice to meet you!
Now, It can be scary and make us all feel small, but the world is so exquisite and filled with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with empty comforts. Far better is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another like him. Marvel at the realization that the nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, and the carbon in our wedding rings were all forged inside the hearts of of collapsing stars. We are all of us made of starstuff.
If that too leaves you alone and afraid, there’s only one thing we’ve found in all of our searching that can make the emptiness bearable, and that is each other.
For small creatures such as we, the vastness is only truly bearable through love.
People defend capitalism by saying that capitalism is the only system that works. Ask someone who’s homeless how capitalism is working for them or those in sweatshops or those unable to get adequate healthcare or education. Capitalism is continuing the destruction of our earth, creating economic inequality, perpetuating classism, racism, ableism, child labor, and so much more. Capitalism doesn’t work, it kills.