“Women are described in animal terms as pets, cows, sows, foxes, chicks, serpents, bitches, beavers, old bats, old hens, mother hens, pussycats, cats, cheetahs, bird-brains, and hare-brains…‘Mother Nature’ is raped, mastered, conquered, mined; her secrets are ‘penetrated,’ her ‘womb’ is to be put into the service of the ‘man of science.’ Virgin timber is felled, cut down; fertile soil is tilled, and land that lies ‘fallow’ is ‘barren,’ useless. The exploitation of nature and animals is justified by feminizing them; the exploitation of women is justified by naturalizing them.”
Karen J. Warren Ecological Feminism  (via cosmicspread)

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artandsciencejournal:

Witness by Troy Moth

The eerie and somewhat dystopian works of Troy Moth in his “Witness” photo series mimics a sort of dreamlike world, foggy and mysterious. The true meaning behind Moth’s work is far less fantastical; the artist’s photos depict a world post-oil spill, directly referencing the devastating impact of such an occurrence on Canadian soil.

The artists work is meant to be a sobering reminder of what could be lost. Moth constructs tableaus of scenes, in which he searches for the beauty among the devastation, hoping, as the artist states, “that the earth is stronger than we give her credit for, and more persistent”.

This environmentally themed work should help create discussions amongst, not only the environmentally conscious, but also amongst all those who would be effected by such a tragedy. Is it possible to transport fuel without a possibility of devastating the environment? Will the consequences to our ecosystem be irreversible? Perhaps even, Moth’s work can help continue the discussion of the benefits in using more sustainable energies.

Moth’s work is currently being exhibited at Ottawa’s Studio Sixty Six until October 5.

-Anna Paluch

“Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.”

Not Everyone Feels This Way — The Archipelago — Medium (via brutereason)

I mentioned the glasses comparison to my therapist today (in the context of not wanting to take medicine everyday, but being fine wearing glasses every day) and he likes it and he’s going to use it and that makes me happy.

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"You might not know whether you have something malicious in your brain telling you that this is normal, that this is how everyone feels. But if your brain is telling you anything contrary to the fact that you are good, capable, and in control, and that the world contains paths to happiness which you — yes you, shitty unworthy fraudulent lazy waste-of-space you — are qualified to walk down, then you should consider the possibility that you are fighting malware and you don’t even know it. It might not be depression. It might not be something that a magic little pill can fix. But this is not what it’s supposed to be. This isn’t what you deserve. You don’t have to accept this. Everyone doesn’t feel like this. The darkness is a lie.

Do you see those trees? There are leaves. There are leaves.”

brofisting:

its 64 degrees and sunny outside, this is how weather is supposed to be

boyexemplified:

auburn-hills:

boyexemplified:

aliens don’t wanna hang out with us because we’re embarrassing and also still capitalist

Yeah sure, like the aliens who are going to invent intergalatic travel won’t be full on capitalists.

that’s exactly what i’m saying, correct

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mangoestho:

Harriet Tubman was one of the first ecofeminists but ppl sleep on her b/c she was a Black woman. But it takes such a vast and deep knowledge of geography, ecology, hydrology, soil science, sedimentology,etc to be able to come back and forth from The States to Canada and never get caught and cover your tracks all throughout Northern Appalachia and New England, at all times of the year, 100+ times, freeing 70+ families. Like how many of y’all can go  from here to the next state over with the stars and the land only as your help, and get your location?!?!?!? 

Harriet should be the shining exemplar for eco feminism. Y’all need to have her erected in all y’alls buildings/institutions tbh. Stop  sleepin.

Even if they discovered the cure for infertility, doesn’t matter! Too late. World went to shit.

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“Aquarius: This is a week for waiting and watching and letting the world unfurl itself all bright around you. This is a week for eating lunch outside, a week for looking to the sun, a week for letting your body set its own pace. It’s okay, sometimes, to go through slow seasons and dry seasons and strange seasons. It’s okay to move slowly when you need to. It’s okay to give yourself time to let your brain catch up with your body, time to let your dreams catch up with the sky.”
explore-blog:

A rare and remarkably profound 1995 interview with the late and great Jeff Buckley.

explore-blog:

A rare and remarkably profound 1995 interview with the late and great Jeff Buckley.

Jason Viola, “Fear of Flowers Part 1

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reallyreallyreallytrying:

congrats to river trash on beating land trash for best trash 2014 trophy. fish skeleton & apple core played hard but simply outclassed by tyre & boot