Well my new trousers are a bit bloody cool aren’t they
An hq of a Peaky Blinders still (thanks to Peaky Blinders FB, follow them for more goodies!)
Photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for a Spanish magazine as publicity for Desire. Marlene is wearing her own clothes. Marlene’s credo following von Sternberg’s talented photography is evident: “When you are forced to pose for someone you have no professional confidence in, grit your teeth and try at least to appear Dietrich.”
- MD: Photographs and Memories
Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you
Many women, I think, resist feminism because it is an agony to be fully conscious of the brutal misogyny which permeates culture, society, and all personal relationships.
i paid forty fucking five pounds for a pair of shoes from asos a few month ago and now they’re in the sale for £13.50 I’M SO MAD
valuing romantic love over the love you get from friendships and (a healthy) family is stupid. falling trap to an unhealthy world created by you and your lover of just consumption of one another and losing a strong identity and passions outside of each other is poison and will make you crazy. establish and don’t compromise yourself, especially not on things you feel non-negotiable. you are important outside of and without romantic love.
i take my hedgehog grocery shopping and nobody tells me to stop
FUCK ANTI RAPE NAIL POLISH
Do you think that we haven’t been trying hard enough?
This is what happens in rape culture. Men systematically rape women, and then come up with shit like nail polish to “protect women”.
“Do not be so bloody vulnerable. To hell with God damned “L’Amour.” It always causes far more trouble than it is worth. Don’t run after it. Don’t court it. Keep it waiting off stage until you’re good and ready for it and even then treat it with the suspicious disdain that it deserves […] I am sick to death of you waiting about in empty houses and apartments with your ears strained for the telephone to ring. Snap out of it, girl! [Living] does not consist of staring in at other people’s windows and waiting for crumbs to be thrown to you. You’ve carried on this hole in corner, overcharged, romantic, unrealistic nonsense long enough…”
-Noël Coward, in a letter to Marlene Dietrich, c. 1956.
Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), in Morocco, 1930.