darkestgreen:

thebestworstidea:

resilientkate:

softgore:


“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.  
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” 
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

this is why performance art is important


So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.

that last comment. actually crying.

"You know it’s a little gay, right?" [link]

"You know it’s a little gay, right?" [link]

"You know it’s a little gay, right?" [link]

"You know it’s a little gay, right?" [link]

"You know it’s a little gay, right?" [link]

"You know it’s a little gay, right?" [link]

elation-success:

mydogsnokes:

i miss when i was like 12 and it would be the night before a big field trip or something and i couldnt go to sleep because i was so excited. i miss being so into a book that i would stay up past my bed time reading it. everything seems so bland or something idk. i’m only 19 and everything is so tiring. i miss wanting to be awake

this is the realist shit on this website

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sexybaldwin:

How Cecil thinks Carlos does science:image

How Carlos actually does science:

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somewhereinjersey:

today is Internet Slowdown Day a protest against the FCC and internet providers who want to create “fast lanes” on the internet, meaning if you want certain sites to load, you’ll have to pay money for it. If you see these icons, don’t freak out, tumblr is just participating and giving an example of what will happen if these “fast lanes” are ever created. You can make these icons disappear by clicking the “Make it stop" button and signing a letter to your local representative.somewhereinjersey:

today is Internet Slowdown Day a protest against the FCC and internet providers who want to create “fast lanes” on the internet, meaning if you want certain sites to load, you’ll have to pay money for it. If you see these icons, don’t freak out, tumblr is just participating and giving an example of what will happen if these “fast lanes” are ever created. You can make these icons disappear by clicking the “Make it stop" button and signing a letter to your local representative.

mugglebornheadcanon:

723. A photo-savvy muggleborn brings all their pictures of favorite characters to Hogwarts and figuring out how to enchant  the photos so they can talk to them. They end up starting a business where they charm photos cheaply in Hogsmeade after graduation. It’s like a 24 hour drugstore where they develop photos, but they also make separate packets that are enchanted!

the-uncensored-she:

#ArrestDarrenWilson

HOLY CRAP IM ONE FOLLOWER AWAY FROM A HUNDRED

pun-rocker:

You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again. 

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