#photos of japan
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan. Photography by hkimkim2010 on Flickr
I have been watching a ton of documentaries about South Asian and Asian countries because I really want to travel overseas sometime soon. We will probably just go to Colorado first, to the Telluride Mushroom Festival. I don’t know anyone who has been but I’ve seen a film about it and it looks very fun and interesting. Anyway, Japan.
(Source: Flickr / h_kimura)
Demon Kawari Kabuto. Mid Edo Period, 18th century
The simple iron bowl built up to form a naga eboshi with a modeled demons head on the front, the surface of the bowl with a textured finish lacquered gold. On either side a raised red-lacquered Bonji (Sanskrit - Siddham script) for Dai Nichi Nyorai (the central deity of Esoteric Buddhism). A Hineno jikoro gold-lacquered and laced in sugake odoshi, the fukigaeshi lacquered-red, together with a hambo matching the helmet
(Source: bonhams.com, via japaneseaesthetics)
"If we were to consider a communist society in place of a capitalist one, then money capital would immediately be done away with, and so too the disguises that transactions acquire through it. The matter would be simply reduced to the fact that the society must reckon in advance how much labour, means of production and means of subsistence it can spend, without dislocation, on branches of industry which, like the building of railways, for instance, supply neither means of production nor means of subsistence, nor any kind of useful effect, for a long period, a year or more, though they certainly do withdraw labour, means of production and means of subsistence from the total annual product. In capitalist society, on the other hand, where any kind of social rationality asserts itself only post festum, major disturbances can and must occur constantly."
Karl Marx, The Turnover of Variable Capital, Capital Vol. 2 (via a-bone-to-pick)
I’m still mad @ Marx for not realizing the importance of gender and its restricting nature, but this is right on.
#always reblog audre lorde
|James Baldwin:||Du Bois believed in the American dream. So did Martin. So did Malcolm. So do I. So do you. That's why we're sitting here.
|Audre Lorde:||I don't, honey. I'm sorry, I just can't let that go past. Deep, deep, deep down I know that dream was never mine. And I wept and I cried and I fought and I stormed, but I just knew it. I was Black. I was female. And I was out—out—by any construct wherever the power lay. So if I had to claw myself insane, if I lived I was going to have to do it alone. Nobody was dreaming about me. Nobody was even studying me except as something to wipe out.
|Baldwin, James, and Audre Lorde. "A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde." Essence Dec. 1984. Print. 72-73.
Thin privilege is going to see a medical professional for whatever issues you may have and not having to worry about them telling you to lose weight. Yesterday marked the first occasion I can remember where I was at a doctor’s office and was not told to go on a diet or start exercising. I completely believe this is because I have lost weight (due to reasons out of my control).
This is absolutely, entirely true. I was about 170 lbs. at 5’7 and had an 8.5 mm kidney stone lodged in my left kidney. After it got to the point where I couldn’t walk because of the pain, I went to the doctor, who charged $400 plus blood work fees. He told me to exercise more and eat less (in other words, that I was just lazy.) I almost died after waiting six more months, having a procedure to break up the stone and having my kidneys start shutting down because of the amount of material trying to pass through, which was exacerbated greatly by my poor health due to extreme dieting and exercise for months after the visit. The point: Don’t fucking listen to doctors who don’t even bother to think. Now if someone tells me to lose weight, I cut them off and leave. I’ve got no time for people in the medical profession who don’t actually perform a medical service.
It’s interesting how this girl gets treated due to her drug use. The media consistently picks the most obnoxious-sounding quotes from interviews to use to deliberately turn people against her. However, as someone who has been detoxing for three days and spending my entire life vomiting, sans context, that quote makes me want to set myself on fire.
(Source: imnotlindsaylohan, via immortalessumus)
"I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is."
Unknown (via dishevelment)
The most perfect conclusion about how “virginity” came to be I’ve ever encountered.
Agreed. Virginity is another vague, useless social construct that we’d all be better off without.
(Source: dolly-lungs, via femmenatic)