This is how I am to be proposed to.
YES SOMEONE POSTED THIS. Let’s talk about how the best character in this movie is totally Warren Sheffield and this is his Oscar moment.
UNDERRATED MOVIE PROPOSAL.
Feminist Art Friday Feature: Stone Age Women
It has always been assumed that found art from the Stone Age was created by men. However, a recent study has concluded that those creating the famed prehistoric cave paintings, which were often signed with the handprints of the artists, may actually have been women. Anthropologists reached this new conclusion about their creators after measuring the length of the fingers and finding that index and ring fingers to be of approximately the same length, (a feature typically associated with women). Applying this theory to 32 handprints found in caves across France and Spain, anthropoligst Dean Snow was able to attribute 24 of the handprints to women. (1)
Cave paintings weren’t the only form of prehistoric art women left their mark on. The famed Venus of Willendorf, a limestone statuette thought to have been created between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE is another possible example of early art that may have been created by women. Some scholars hypothesize that the figure may have been a self-portrait, depicting what a woman of that time might see when they looked down at their bodies. (2)
My mum has this phrase about being ‘warm against the cold.’ How autumn and winter are lovely when you are inside, with a fire, listening to the rain, with a cup of tea.
I made a zine! It’s 28 pages of work I’ve produced over the past year or so held together with a two colour screenprinted cover.
Johnny Eager, 1941 (dir. Mervyn LeRoy)
Gene Kelly in The Pirate (1948)
I can never decide whether this is hot or not. Well, I guess at least you could say he has a talented mou…
Collection of characters
Love Before Breakfast, Atlanta, 1936. Photo by Walker Evans.
Opening titles for The Five Pennies.
A couple of little notes “Dena Productions” was Danny and his wife’s Sylvia Fine (who is credited here as the writer of the songs and as associate to the producer) production company, named after their daughter Dena.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Manchester, 1964.
..that a woman do carry an evening bag at dinnertime. There’s no getting around that..
“Haenyo – The Indomitable Diving Grandmas of Jeju Island”
They call themselves haenyo (pronounced hen-yuh), which literally means sea women and the whistling sound they made preceding their exit from the depths is called sumbisori. They are representative of a centuries old tradition, one which transformed their island in to a functioning matriarchy but a way of life which today is in danger of disappearing forever.
The island of Jeju, 53 miles south of mainland Korea, lies at the watery crossroads of the Yellow and East China Seas. Diving for conch, octopus, urchin, and abalone had always taken place there but due to large taxes was never very profitable – something men would take up if there was no alternative. That was until a canny group of women in the 18th century realized that women did not, unlike their men folk, have to pay taxes. A loophole was about to become a living.
The haenyo (sometimes spelled haenyeo) do not use oxygen tanks, which would only weigh them down and make their difficult task even harder. Their black wet suits and goggles are all they need to descend to the sea floor to collect their bounty. The skills they possess serve them well now – and did so too under the Japanese occupation of the Second World War. Many haenyo became heroines of the Korean resistance movement.
Learn more about these awesome women over at Kuriositas!
[via The Presurfer]
Her face is everything
Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst with the cement sculpture Capricorne (Capricorn), Sedona, Arizona, 1948