I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
2039 by Abrar Khan https://lightresist.tumblr.com/post/186842381772/zionised-2039-by-abrar-khan
The documentary "Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin" is now available for streaming over on PBS' website! I've very much wanted to see this since I heard about it a year ago.
Hormones / Drugs
A slight tangent but they make me think about how the enteric nervous system is wired: the brain gets almost no voluntary control or sensation and the mechanisms by which our literal guts communicate with the brain don’t give us much control or choices. When the gut says “hungry” the brain acts, way before we’re aware of it, triggering releases of hormones and physiological changes in the body. “Hangry” is a real thing.
@popstar "why do you have so many guns? what's your power? why are you called The Ox?" "Because people ox me a lot of stupid questions, Timmy. Now keep your head down, I'm a terrible shot."
25 y/o Tkaronto/California Software Bi. Anxious and sad. Socialism/Anarchism, sadposting, coding and creative shit. Grad school. He/him.
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