Pursuing The Seventh Art

This blog is a collection of things which lift my spirits, inspire, appetize or challenge me, reminding me that there is so much left to seek, desire and understand.

oessa:

This is the beautiful Miharu Takizakura, an ancient 1,000 year old weeping higan cherry tree situated in Miharu, Fukushima, Japan. The tree suffered damage in 2005 due to heavy snow and the locals installed wooden supports to save it.   +37° 24’ 27.89”, +140° 30’ 0.58”

oessa:

This is the beautiful Miharu Takizakura, an ancient 1,000 year old weeping higan cherry tree situated in Miharu, Fukushima, Japan. The tree suffered damage in 2005 due to heavy snow and the locals installed wooden supports to save it.   +37° 24’ 27.89”, +140° 30’ 0.58”

(via gettingahealthybody)

redgrieve:

thecuckoohaslanded:

earthlydreams:

feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

oppression is not a competition

thank you so much for this wording

People (mostly men) ((mostly men with shitty-ass urls like “feminism is a trick)) who hold up violent attacks against women in other parts of the world to invalidate feminism are the shittiest garbage imaginable. Racist, as well. Incredibly racist and xenophobic. Because the implication you are making here is that this isn’t just a different form of oppression against women, it’s a much worse one that we civilized cosmopolitan folks in America could never partake in. Never mind all the fucking rape and battery and murder that goes on, we don’t use acid to do it, so women aren’t oppressed. The problem isn’t dress codes, it’s dress codes reinforcing the idea that women’s bodies and secondary sex characteristics need to be covered at all times or it’ll send men into an apoplectic fit of sexual rage. This is the same concept that’s used to excuse and trivialize the god damn epidemic of rape we have here. Every time you stupid, useless sacs of shit talk about rape as a weapon of war in Africa or acid attacks in Pakistan, you are ignoring and invalidating all the violence, all the domestic abuse and rape (gang rape and corrective rape and all other kinds of horrifying shit) and lesbian beatings and harassment and silencing that goes on in America, and you’re saying that these places are uncivilized hellholes where human rights don’t exist. America is not better than these countries, it’s better at sweeping its problems under the rug and blaming the victims.

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furbearingbrick:

aimeefrommars:

septemberism94:

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!

YOU JUST SAVED THE LIFE OF MY CAT THANK YOU!

SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR KITTIE’S LIFE!

(Source: fuckyeahfelines, via tunnuit)

socialjusticekoolaid:

Micheal Brown is being laid to rest today. The family has asked for a day of peace without protest during the funeral proceedings. #staywoke #insolidarity

Watch Live

(via tunnuit)

did-you-kno:

Palcohol is a controversial powdered alcohol product designed to convert to liquid vodka or rum by just adding water. Source

did-you-kno:

Palcohol is a controversial powdered alcohol product designed to convert to liquid vodka or rum by just adding water. Source

You and your identity will be smashed to pieces by the ever changing currents of life. Don’t get too attached to you.

—jaymur (via perceiving-change)

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