pas-de-quatre

classical-ballet:

thenextfamous:

Olga Smirnova and Joy Womack in class taught by Marina Kondratieva

Olga’s arms in the second gif!! Exquisite 

although joy is an absolutely beautiful dancer, you can tell she hasn’t always been trained under the Vaganova method of ballet because of the port de bras of her arms; it’s not correct. in the Vaganova method, there is a lot of transitioning through first position, which you can see Olga and the other girl doing.

worldsgreatestunicorn
halftheskymovement:

In an article for Take Part, writers Holly Eagleson and Lauren Wade retouched controversial advertisements by replacing women models with men. In doing so, Eagleson and Wade hoped to highlight the pervasiveness of sexual objectification of women. For example, they decided to remake American Apparel advertisements to draw attention to former CEO Dov Charney’s abuse and mistreatment of female employees, as well as to photographer Terry Richardson’s record of harassing and assaulting women.
“Charney and Richardson are really representative of a specific form of sexism and objectification in media today,” Wade told Huffington Post in an email. “Their collaborations, in particular for American Apparel, depict women in sexually vulnerable, pornographic positions where a lot of the model’s facial expressions look like they’ve been drugged or they’re drunk. These images are predatory. They depict women being taken advantage of and it’s supposed to look “sexy” and sell sweatshirts?”

halftheskymovement:

In an article for Take Part, writers Holly Eagleson and Lauren Wade retouched controversial advertisements by replacing women models with men. In doing so, Eagleson and Wade hoped to highlight the pervasiveness of sexual objectification of women. For example, they decided to remake American Apparel advertisements to draw attention to former CEO Dov Charney’s abuse and mistreatment of female employees, as well as to photographer Terry Richardson’s record of harassing and assaulting women.

Charney and Richardson are really representative of a specific form of sexism and objectification in media today,” Wade told Huffington Post in an email. “Their collaborations, in particular for American Apparel, depict women in sexually vulnerable, pornographic positions where a lot of the model’s facial expressions look like they’ve been drugged or they’re drunk. These images are predatory. They depict women being taken advantage of and it’s supposed to look “sexy” and sell sweatshirts?”

worldsgreatestunicorn

theroyaltenenblarghs:

lipstickstainedlove:

descentintotyranny:

Israel begins its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

Fucking signal boost this shit

This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.

Ambulances, doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.

destielfricklefrackle

kbearv:

angelclark:

Elephant Raju Cries After Being Rescued From 50 Years Of Suffering In Chains 

This heartbreaking story is about as elephant Raju from India that had an incredibly rough life. After being poached from his mother he was thrown from one owner to another, until he was left living in terrible conditions with no shelter at night, being used as a beggars prop all day long. Raju survived only from passing tourists and sometimes had to eat plastic and paper while being chained 24 hours a day. A wildlife organisation SOS-UK could not stand the injustice and decided to save him in a daring midnight rescue operation.

The elephant, realizing he was being saved, started to cry: “It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed” – claims Pooja Binepal, one of the rescuers in an interview with Presspeople. “Tears began to roll down Raju’s face. Some no doubt were due to the pain but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. He felt hope for the first time” – says another rescuer Kartick.

Really made me cry

hey guys. see this? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad. THIS is a tragedy. that idiots will donate a shit ton of their money to a bogus cause cause it’s ‘funny.’ but when it comes to actual causes, it’s always ‘eeehh i don’t have the money right now.’ get your asses together. be adults. have some sympathy. remember that candy bar you bought at the gas station? well that money could be better spent. donate at least 1 freaking dollar to the group—Wildlife SOS India—that saved Raju from a terrible life, so that they can keep taking good care of him. so they can keep doing the good that they do. show some fucking heart, damn it. donate (even a teeny tiny bit of money) here: http://www.wildlifesos.org/donate