Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vogue shows wrinkles

Loving this unphotoshopped Vogue cover. You can even see some of the wrinkles next to her eyes. 

More unphotoshopped covers here.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

10 of the most iconic pictures ever taken

The Titanic sinks. 

Martin Luther King is shot. 

JFK Jr. salutes at his father's funeral. 

Starving girl in Sudan. 

The Afghan girl. 

Man in Tiananmen Square.

A Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. 

Returning to NYC after World War II. 

Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief

Hector Pieterson became an icon of the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa when he was shot dead in Police retaliation to a student protest.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bloody periods

Have you seen these? It's Vice's attempt to break the taboo surrounding periods. What do you think? I find it really gross to look at, but that of course proves the point that we aren't comfortable talking or seeing period blood. Especially not in public. These blood stains are only confined to our bathrooms and bedrooms. Very interesting campaign.

Photos By Emma Arvida Bystrom

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Senior Love Triangle

Love is a primary urge at every age. I love this reportage by Isadora Kosofsk, called: Senior Love Triangle.

“The aged are becoming increasingly hidden and disenfranchised. I noticed that even towards the end of my grandmother’s life, she appeared distant from society,” Kosofsky says. The photographer is currently engaged in photographing a three-part series on aging—a subject about which she is passionate. “I feel that age is a perceived barrier and that we too have once, either literally or figuratively, shared their fear of isolation and their wish for acknowledgement,” she explains. “Even when Jeanie and Adina are not present, Will walks with his right hand straight and open at his side, as if he were waiting for someone to hold on.”

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Judith Butler on gender

I put this up a long time ago. But must say, the way she explains gender performativity is amazing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An idiot's rant: Senator argues that women should dress like crap to curb HIV

"WOMEN must bath occasionally, shave-off their hair, dress shabbily and get circumcised to make them less attractive to men, a Senator has proposed during a conference on HIV." 

Um, come again?

Morgan Femai, the MDC-T senator for Chikomo, recently proposed this to curb HIV/AIDS. Because men simply can't resist attractive women. 

That's a bit weak isn't it? 

Ok sure, we'll do that then. NOT. This takes us back to the SLUTWALK argument. It's not the way women dress, it's how men think. Not all men of course. 

He continues his ridiculous rant by saying:

“What I propose is that the government should come up with a law that compels women to have their heads clean-shaven like what the Apostolic sects do.“They should also not bath because that is what has caused all these problems (spread of HIV).”

People, sorry chauvinistic a-holes like these, should not be allowed to make ANY political, social or ANY decisions for that matter. 

Read more here

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ridiculous woman has homophobic rant

This woman is completely crazy! She recently made news when she had a homophobic rant during Lincoln's Anti-Discrimination Law Hearings. Seriously lady, go back to the hole you crawled out of! I love the guy sitting behind her!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Glass ceiling

Haha! This is hilarious. Katherine Bigalow, director of Hurt Locker, made history by being the first female director to win an Oscar for directing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Blog: stealinglucy

Introducing my new fashion blog: stealinglucy

The fashion I wish I had and the few pieces I can afford.

Be sure to visit it! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Barbie Tutorial

These kinds of video tutorials are of course going HUGE on the net. They are brilliant I must say, especially Michelle and Promise Phan's videos. They now have millions of followers and the numbers are climbing. But why? Who really wants to look like a Barbie? Will we soon be seeing 'every day folk' walking around looking like this or are people merely intrigued by the transformation of a face?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

No more anorexic models

Loving this!

Androgynous or just plain misogynistic?

These are the new photos featured in Tom Ford's 2012 Lookbook. Way more boobs, bums and flesh than clothes I must say. They look very androgynous, yet, the misogynistic nature of the pics tick me off. It's fun and playful, yet it reminds us of the '50s ads. The focus almost always on the man, looking powerful, as the woman sits quietly, looking vulnerable.

'My hero.'

The woman tends to the mans needs.

The woman is dominated by the man in these pictures, hence the misogynistic undertone.

She is merely an extra, a toy. He's the important one.