New & Forgotten Items

In an attempt to both figure out what I am going to wear to my cousin’s wedding and have a spring clean out, I rediscovered my mustard boots which had been hiding in the back of my wardrobe. My mum finished this skirt a few days ago, so I figured this outfit was just meant to be!

I picked up my red ring when I was in Wellington and I love it so much. It’s made of recycled ceramics and they had some amazing earrings too, but because I hardly ever wear earrings and love wearing rings (they make my tiny hands look a bit more interesting), I’m super glad I went with this one.

Singlet from Dotti, cardigan thrifted, handmade skirt, belt thrifted, shoes from Riversoft, hat from Glassons, rings from Lovisa & Smash Palace

beatonna:

I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads

beatonna:

I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads

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haleycomet:

i literally never get tired of this post

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There is no unmarked woman.

There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.

Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.

If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.

Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions.

- Wears Jump Suit. Sensible Shoes. Uses Husband’s Last Name.
(originally titled “Marked Women, Unmarked Men”) by Deborah Tannen. (via ibt-w)

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transanalogyhoppip:

STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST AT AUCKLAND UNI

Students protest fee rises at the University of Auckland and are met with large numbers of police and are arrested. Fees have risen 4% per year, the legally maximum allowable amount, since introduced, while the Vice Chancellor of UoA, Stuart McCutcheon is the highest paid public official, earning over $700k per year, and while uni support staff are on unsecured contracts and paid less than a living wage.

One protester was assaulted by a uni staff member, and all arrested were dragged forcefully across grass and concrete.

My phone is old and crappy so kept cutting out, but here’s the general timeline of the footage:

-first arrests. protester who was assaulted is already in the van, alone.
-third arrest, protester taken back inside to be searched, reportedly because the police didn’t want them tweeting from inside the van.
-students form a wall to prevent the van from leaving. worth noting that these students were arrested for PEACEFUL protest. van then moves to the back to transfer students into another van.
-uni security collude with police to prevent students getting through and to prevent coverage of the transfer - during which all arrestees were dragged forcefully, one of whom was making it very clear that she was in pain and was in tears. i run around the building to the second van
-protesters continue to attempt to prevent the van from leaving, resulting in them being held with force and pushed into a bush. a cop then congratulates a uni security member on his actions.
-a delivery truck arrives as a protester gives a speech, cop refuses to answer questions as he attempts to get us to move
-students once again climb the fire escape to attempt to occupy the roof
-police are called in again, but thankfully seem to disappear
-students begin to march to the station
-protesters are released, the woman who was assaulted by a staff member speaks
-another protester speaks about the assault

Source: transanalogyhoppip


Sunset at Ambletsuse by Theo van Rysselberghe // “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles

Sunset at Ambletsuse by Theo van Rysselberghe // “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles

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SMST518 Week Thirteen: TV Studio
I managed to book the TV studio for an hour an a half today (the only time it was free), with the hope of filming some of my blank spots. For some reason, the lighting had been switched off and was only able to be turned on again via a locked door which was an excellent waste of fifteen minutes trying to figure out why it wasn’t working. 
I managed to get several shots done in front of the green screen. The last shots of the day needed to be mic-ed, so I went and got one out, only to find that the sound recorder would absolutely not pick up the boom. Despite having all the settings correct, it would show sound for a millisecond, then go back to picking nothing up. Eventually it worked (I have no idea why), but by then I had used up all my time in the TV studio and had to leave. The problems with equipment has been a serious set back and is making the progress of filming far more stressful than necessary.
The only other time I am able to get into the TV studio (despite the fact it is study week and there are no classes) is tomorrow from 2 - 4.30pm so I will need to get all my other green screen filming done then, as it is the only time before next week to do it. UGH.

SMST518 Week Thirteen: TV Studio

I managed to book the TV studio for an hour an a half today (the only time it was free), with the hope of filming some of my blank spots. For some reason, the lighting had been switched off and was only able to be turned on again via a locked door which was an excellent waste of fifteen minutes trying to figure out why it wasn’t working. 

I managed to get several shots done in front of the green screen. The last shots of the day needed to be mic-ed, so I went and got one out, only to find that the sound recorder would absolutely not pick up the boom. Despite having all the settings correct, it would show sound for a millisecond, then go back to picking nothing up. Eventually it worked (I have no idea why), but by then I had used up all my time in the TV studio and had to leave. The problems with equipment has been a serious set back and is making the progress of filming far more stressful than necessary.

The only other time I am able to get into the TV studio (despite the fact it is study week and there are no classes) is tomorrow from 2 - 4.30pm so I will need to get all my other green screen filming done then, as it is the only time before next week to do it. UGH.

abadeers:

if amanda bynes had depression, everyone would be hailing her for being ‘so inspirational’ and ‘lliving with such a tragic illness’

but because she’s schizophrenic, she’s mocked and humiliated by the media and by society for ‘outrageous’ and ‘hilarious’ behaviour she can’t control

this is why it’s dangerous to leave schizophrenia and psychosis out of your disability activism - because people still think it’s okay to say they support people with mental illnesses, but really only mean the mental illnesses they deem ‘normal’ enough to support.

Source: abadeers

kateoplis:

Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You?

The first step is, throw out the hoodie-wearing boy-genius and build a new archetype.

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plizm:

Cyan Dawn, 2013
Model: Keta Gavasheli
Louisa Chalatashvili

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