Hunted is an absolutely terrifying and scary documentary about homophobia in Russia. I usually don’t post non-Ellen things on this blog but I truly think that the whole world needs to see this documentary and that’s why I’m now sharing it with all of you.I wish Hunted was being shown globally. Especially now when the Olympics are in Russia. Please watch the documentary even though it can be really disturbing. Personally I was extremely angry after watching it.
WATCH. REBLOG. SHARE WITH OTHERS. SPREAD THE WORD.
Because Gay Rights are Human Rights!
This is what the Olympics condemn. Look. Look closely. This is happening and it will be happening after the Olympics are over.
I don’t give a shit about rainbow colored gloves.I wish I could make the whole world sit down and watch this
why the fuck does this not have more notes?
SHOTS FIREDDamn that turned innocent to calling out sexism real fast
there is nothing romantic about being a mess and flunking out of school and crying in therapist’s offices and i wish movies would stop romanticizing this kind of thing bc it’s actually v shitty
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is important
this makes me extremely happy
Life gets a lil lonely when you only have like 2 friends at home
I LOVE AND MISS YOU
children wake up early because they still get excited about life
this is the saddest thing I’ve seen on here
YES, my mayor is awesome.
FINALLY OTTAWA BEING BADASS
i wonder whose arms i would run and fall into, if i was drunk in a room with every person i have ever loved.
I can’t stop thinking about this post.
That’s who you really love
Looking back on everything I’m literally in disbelief that you put me through so much. Through it all, I always went back to you, had faith that you would tell me the truth, and keep your word. I forgave you for things that no one ever should, I believed you even when I had clear evidence that told me otherwise. Now you’ve found happiness in someone else that you don’t deserve and I’m still waiting. You have literally let me down 100% of the time, but it’s okay because you have now broken every single promise you ever made so I really don’t think I can be disappointed any more than I already am. I deserve so much more than this.
Mannequins Modeled After People with Disabilities —
Changing Contexts and Transforming Experiences
Just two days ago, I said that I couldn’t wait until designers recognized that people with disabilities wore their clothes and made sure their clothes complimented all kinds of bodies. Well, someone must have heard me because today we have progress! Small progress, but progress nonetheless.
In addition to Giving Tuesday, December 3rd is also the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. For the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Pro Infirmis, a disability organization, created a mannequins modeled after people with disabilities that will be used in store windows. The project is called Because Who is Perfect? The video above shows the process of creating the mannequins, the reactions the models had seeing mannequins in their image, and the reactions of people as they walk past the mannequins on display.
There is a whole lot going on this video. A whole lot. And, I have so many thoughts swirling around my head, but two thoughts are clear.
There are so many moments in this video that reference back to dark, stigmatizing experiences in the lives of disabled people, including my own, but because this project drastically shifts the context of these experiences they become transformed into something generative, validating, and positive.
The process of taking detailed measurements of bodies made me think of fittings for casts, braces, and other corrective devices. And, historically how these measurements were used to determine the extent of someone’s impairment in a kind of anthropometry and in order to justify their need for treatments and therapies. The measurements in this video are not received with fear of a cold brace that corrects a perceived defect but with eager anticipation for the creation of an object that embraces and appreciates disability.
The store window made me think of freak shows and medical theaters, forums for gawking, staring, and objectifying disabled people. Again, within the store front window, the history of disabled people being stared at gets transformed. Store front windows are sites that arouse admiration, desire, and aspirations for the future. When you look at a store window display, you are meant to be able to see yourself wearing the outfits or wish you could see yourself in that outfit.
Although the stage has changed, the puzzled reactions of onlookers is similar to what people with disabilities have experienced for an incredibly long time, but, perhaps this project puts us a few steps closer towards shifting those reactions.
I was literally just logging on to share this!
Check it out, seriously. This is some badassery right here! ;)
Im saving this as a draft for proper commentary and full txt reblog when i get to a comp
I’m actually so weak, I hate how one person can determine your happiness. Haven’t felt this low in a while, why do I even get myself into these situations? They clearly never work out for me.