camila domonoske

i spend way too much time watching baby animals sneeze. also, i like words. and you.
#DC perfection

#DC perfection

The Eastern women’s colleges (and I can speak with authority only about Smith) subtly emanate, over a period of four years, a concept of the ideal American woman, who is nothing short of fantastic. She must be a successful wife, mother, community contributor, and possibly career woman, all at once. Besides this, she must be attractive, charming, gracious, and good-humored; talk intelligently about her husband’s job, but not try to horn in on it; keep her home looking like a page out of House Beautiful; and be efficient, but not intimidatingly so. While she is managing all this, she must be relaxed and happy, find time to read, paint, and listen to music, think philosophical thoughts, be the keeper of culture in the home, and raise her husband’s sights above the television set.

Sex and the College Girl, Nora Johnson, 1957.

Ah yes, this “can women have it all” debate is so very, very new.

#capitalfringe and an apocalyptic sky

#capitalfringe and an apocalyptic sky

Speaking for myself, I have tried to be allowed to do the work I was sent to England to do and I have been unable to do it. I have reported war in Spain, Finland, China and Italy, and now I find myself plainly unable to continue my work in this theater, for no reason that I can discover than that I am a woman. Being a professional journalist, I do not find this an adequate reason for being barred. The position in which I now in is that I cannot provide my magazine, and three million American readers, with the sort of information and explanation which I was sent here to obtain.

…I have, too frequently, received the impression that women war correspondents were an irritating nuisance who, very tiresomely, kept asking to be allowed to do their job. I wish to point out that none of us would have our jobs unless we knew how to do them, and this curious condescending treatment is ridiculous as it is undignified.

—Martha Gellhorn to SHEAF Staff HQ on the policy of barring female correspondents from crossing the Channel/24 June 1944 (via demons)

(Source: books.google.com, via tarastarr1)

ari-abroad:

400,000 sheep on Shetland, and I can’t get one to bleat into my mic. I just recorded 10 minutes of me making sheep noises at them. No reply. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1lE8zaJ

So npr

ari-abroad:

400,000 sheep on Shetland, and I can’t get one to bleat into my mic. I just recorded 10 minutes of me making sheep noises at them. No reply. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1lE8zaJ

So npr

Dancing in the Kogod courtyard #nofilter

Dancing in the Kogod courtyard #nofilter

Tadeusz Różewicz, from Sobbing Superpower.

Tadeusz Różewicz, from Sobbing Superpower.