F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Nice Quiet Place (via seabois)
Porn teaches men they are gods. Pop culture teaches men that the epitome of success is to be surrounded by naked women, fawning over you. Prostitution exists because we, as a culture, very much believe that women exist to pleasure men. We tell women that they have to “work” in marriage, to keep their men happy, to keep them from straying — buy sexy lingerie, try threesomes, try anal, perform every porn fantasy he has — he needs it, he deserves it, it is your job.
We can continue to skirt around these truths — that the sex industry and our patriarchal culture breed men like Rodger — but expect more violence, more deaths, more rape, and more abuse. Our world is rife with Elliot Rodgers. We create them every day. They aren’t going anywhere."
Woman with a Parasol in a Garden
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. Claude Monet
Alchemist who has achieved illumination
Alchemy: The Golden Art: The Secrets of the Oldest Enigma
by Andrea De Pascalis
(Detail)- Wheat Field with Cypresses, Vincent Van Gogh. 1889.