(And what of how small, and of how fragile…)

Those who see through the world escape from the world.


Name: Madeleine (or Maddie, if you prefer)
Cis Female; She/Her
Age: 23
Occupation: Student
Major: English, with a minor in Theatre
Orientation: Biromantic Sign: Cancer
Nationalities: Italian, British, Irish, Greek, and a smidgen of German
Hobbies: Acting, Writing, Reading, Singing, Sleeping, and being with friends and family.

- Supporter of LGBTAQ+ Rights

- I am respectful of other people's opinions, and try not to judge people before I get to know them.

- I love pictures and artwork.

- I'm a proud theatre geek. I love acting, theatre, and all it encompasses.

- I'm also a supporter of equality for women, people of color, and animals, and in overall being a good decent person.

This is a multi-fandom blog as well as a personal blog. SFW (most of the time).

Current Fandoms: Transformers Prime, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Once Upon A Time, Doctor Who, BBC!Sherlock, Elementary, Downton Abbey.

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

(Source: holandroden, via those-who-fight)

moma:

Happy birthday to Alex Katz! His wife Ada, seen here in a portrait from 1965, has been one of his subjects for over 50 years. 
[Alex Katz. Upside Down Ada. 1965.]

moma:

Happy birthday to Alex Katz! His wife Ada, seen here in a portrait from 1965, has been one of his subjects for over 50 years. 

[Alex Katz. Upside Down Ada. 1965.]

(via awumaway)