When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks up at the patches of blue sky between city buildings, he imagines fanciful characters existing in the geometric gaps formed by the neighboring buildings. Lamadieu shoots photos of those patches of sky and illustrates them for an ongoing series entitled Sky Art. Thus far he has drawn pictures on the skies over streets and enclosed courtyards in France, Germany, Belgium and Canada.
my favourite part of shakespeare plays is the person at the end that is like “see how these people fucked everything up. don’t do this. look at this fuckery. look at it. fuck this. fuck everything.”
avril lavigne’s new video got pulled off youtube im screaming even youtube is telling her to grow up
Annnnd this belongs on here for reasons.
In Britain, make-up might have been hard to find, but it was worn with pride and became a symbol of the will to win. ‘Put your best face forward,’ encouraged a 1942 Yadley advertisement in Churchillian tones. ‘War, Woman and Lipstick' ran a celebrated Tangee campaign. Bright red was the favourite wartime colour for lips and nails and lipstick names were often patriotic: Louis Phillippe's Patriotic Red; Fighting Red by Tussy and Grenadier - The new Military red created by Tattoo, effective with air force blue and khaki.
During wartime, a subtle change had taken place in the marketing and the perception of make-up. It was no longer about making a woman seem ‘dainty’, but making her look and feel strong. Rosie the Riveter became a wartime icon in the USA, representing the six million women working in factories for the war effort. [Rockwell] portrayed Rosie as a vast figure in work dungarees, her short sleeves revealing arms the size of prize-winning hams. Behind her hangs the stars and stripes, squashed carelessly under her feet is a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and on her mighty lap rests a lunch box and a huge riveting machine like an enormous gun. [Her] henna red curls, lipsticked mouth and painted finger nails stress her femininity, emphasising the fact that make-up too was a weapon of war [Madeleine Marsh, Compact and Cosmetics: Beauty from the Victorian Times to the Present Day]
Ableism is Helen Keller being an outspoken political activist and lecturer, publishing 12 books, being the first deaf and blind person to ever earn a college degree, a member of the Socialist Party in America, and an activist for women’s rights and labor rights, but never being portrayed by deaf or blind individuals in the numerous movie portrayals of her life (nor her teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan), and being the subject of countless jokes about her disabilities, and the subsequent sound of her voice due to her inability to hear.
Ableism is Christy Brown publishing 7 books that have been translated into over 20 languages, designing a fully adapted home for himself and his family, and teaching himself to write, draw, and paint entirely with his left leg, and people still making jokes ‘that are better read in his r****ded voice’, and having a movie about his life erasing the fact that he was abused and likely killed by his wife and caretaker.
Ableism is Howard Hughes setting and breaking numerous aviation records, winning an oscar, producing over 25 movies, establishing the now 4th largest medical institute in America, and surviving several near fatal plane crashes, but people being more upset by the fact the abled actor who played him didn’t win an oscar, rather than the jokes about him pissing in jars and uncontrollably repeating himself.
Ableism is Stevie Wonder being a child prodigy who was able to play piano, harmonica, drums, and bass at an early age, being signed to Motown at age 11, having over 30 number ten hit singles, receiving the Gershwin Prize, being appointed Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, winning 22 Grammy’s and a Lifetime Achievement Award, and selling 100 million records worldwide, and still being the subject of countless numbers of jokes about not being able to see.
Ableism is Stephen Hawking developing mathematical proof of black holes, redefining the Big Bang Theory, proving Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, surviving 50 years past the 2 year life expectancy doctors gave him, writing a record-breaking bestseller, being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and being made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, but still being made into a joke about incontinence and shitting himself, and the appearance of his face from his disability.
Ableism is abled/able-bodied people thinking the term “Person(s) with Disabilities” has humanized these people in the public mind by putting the person before disability.
Ableism is abled/able-bodied people thinking that “overcoming” a disability means success and living without accommodations, when these people often did both and are still disabled by an abusive, violent, and oppressive society.
Ableism is abled/able-bodied people still seeing your existence pathetic and laughable, no matter - by any standard - the astounding level of your achievements.
Ableism is being measured by your “contribution(s) to society” as a disabled person, and still being seen as subhuman either way, whether you’re considered exceptional or not.
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his face in the second gif omgf