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'ashtrayy'.19. SYD, Aus. My Family. My Boo. My Friends. PSYC,UNSW. Blessed to be here ❤️🙏.

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viyahshaadinikkah:

Photography: Amrit

viyahshaadinikkah:

Photography: Amrit

Movie Genre: Gangster

The gangster movie came into being as a distinct genre in Prohibition America of the 1920S, when alcohol was banned and racketeers flourished. The crime films of the late 1920s and 1930s were updated to dramatic effect in the mob movies of the 1970s and 1990s. There were complaints that these films endowed gangsters with a certain kind of a glamor. Gangster films were, however, Hollywood most profitable movies. 

What to watch:

  1. Little Caesar (Mervyn Leroy, 1931)
  2. Public Enemy (William Wellman, 1931)
  3. Angels With Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz, 1938)
  4. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
  5. Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)
  6. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
  7. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
  8. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
  9. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
  10. Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes, 2002)
    (Bergan, R. 2011. The Film Book: A Complete Guide To The World Of Cinema.)

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

upcycledpatches:

"I Owe You Nothing" patch

upcycledpatches:

"I Owe You Nothing" patch

Ph::Steve Tanchel

oliviateh-glamkitsch:

Xiao Wen Ju, Asia Chow, Jacob K, Liu Wen, March 2012, Millinery, Tim Walker, W Magazine .

oliviateh-glamkitsch:

Xiao Wen Ju, Asia Chow, Jacob K, Liu Wen, March 2012, Millinery, Tim Walker, W Magazine .

friendshipandlabor:

this speaks to me

friendshipandlabor:

this speaks to me

miketooch:

Future-me as a parent

reallyreallyreallytrying:

hey everyone. just checking in to say if you’re feeding someone grapes dont do it like in the movies. always hold your hand flat like you’re feeding a horse. accidents happen.

You asked me what I saw in her, and I wondered what you didn’t see in her. I saw the way her lips bloomed into this life altering smile. How she never let anyone close to her, like she was protecting her heart even though it had already been torn apart. She looked me in the eyes and I swear I saw an entire universe through her glimmering pupils. I felt earthquakes inside myself when she said my name. I can’t live without her the way anyone can’t live without a liver. She’s pretty when she’s tired and even when she looks like she can no longer carry the bags under her eyes. I miss her when I’m with her and I miss her when I’m not. She’s so fierce and she never hides behind anyone. She has so much love inside her, I can tell because when she talks about her father, she starts to give off light. She touched me one time and my bruises weren’t tender anymore, and all my wounds closed up. Sometimes she smiles this genuine smile, and it disappears as soon as I blink. Her laugh helps me breathe when my lungs are giving up. I look at her, stars on her skin, the milky way in her eyes, and I swear she’s part of the sky. She tucks all her feelings behind her ear and I love her for it. When someone asked me for my address I almost said her name. When she’s sad she still smiles with teeth. When she’s happy birds start to sing. I go home and cry about her in the shower. You asked me why I loved her and I asked you why you didn’t.
M.O.W, You asked me why I loved her and I asked you why you didn’t (via imwritingpoems)

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