If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.A Short Post on Rape Prevention (via brute-reason)
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.
Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists.
Holy jesus, I spend my days writing essays, but when it comes to talking about this it’s like I can’t even write anymore. Anyway. HELLO! This is the flyer for the upcoming exhibition in which Mariana, LaNegraH and me are participating. They are presenting a video and I have selected some of my photographs (some new, some not so new) around the theme of “Suspension”, which is an ongoing series I’ve had since 2009 or so. Oddly enough, none of the photos in that section of my web are going to be in the show.
"Suspension" deals with the magic in the day to day life. Often people talk about settling somewhere else, dreaming about utopian places where they will finally find whatever it is they’re looking for. Fair enough. I believe, however, that even though having those dreams is absolutely valid, denying some places their ability to move us is really a shame. Looking at all the details that surround us - from different lights, geometrical patterns, odd contrasts, etc. - can create in us a sense of solace and suspend us in time, enabling us to find peace, if only for a little while.
Perhaps this quote by Saul Bellow sums it up best:
"Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is" (Herzog)
Cécile, Brugge, 2013
Nico, Poboleda, 2013