frankfuhk:

okay but seriously look at his dick [x]

secretlesbians:

Depictions of Lesbianism by Henri Toulouse Lautrec

During his life, Lautrec spent a lot of time in Montmarte, the bohemian centre of 19th century Paris and home to artists, philosophers, writers, performers, and prostitutes. He spent a lot of time with the sex workers there, and discovered that many of them had intimate relationships with one another.

Lautrec’s depiction of lesbianism is particularly notable because it doesn’t fetishise sexual intimacy between women or present it as spectacle for the male gaze. Lautrec was trying to capture small, tender moments in the lives of the women he met, and he did so with humanity and sensitivity. In a world of constructed sexuality and fantasy, he finds the real relationships, and reveals to us the hidden lives of queer women in the 19th century.

Fin-de-siècle Paris was the capital of lesbianism. However, until the mid century, and despite the acknowledgment of male homosexuality, female homosexuality had been considered absurd. This scepticism was grounded in the fact that many nineteenth-century psychologists and medical professionals did not believe in female sexual impulse. Thus, when instances of lesbianism were reported in Alexandre Parent-Duchâtelet’s 1836 study of prostitution in Paris, lesbianism came to be understood as an activity associated with the Montmartre counterculture and, in particular, with prostitution. Indeed, deluxe houses of tolerance often functioned as specialty brothels that catered for a clientele with particular fetishes, such as tableaux vivants where ‘inmates, entirely naked, abandon themselves to homosexual practices on a large black velvet carpet or in rooms hung with black satin to bring out the whiteness of their bodies’. This was lesbianism as commercial spectacle, performed within a closed environment for male consumption.

Lesbianism in the public realm was a sexual preference that, while common, was negatively judged by French conservative society and for this reason was conducted with subtlety and partially obscured. In fact, many of the biggest stars of the Parisian circuses, dance halls and café-concerts were lesbian or bisexual, including Jane Avril and May Milton (whom, it is generally agreed, had a short-lived love affair), Sarah Bernhardt, Cha-u-ka-o and La Goulue. Whilst these Montmartre celebrities were depicted on multiple occasions by Lautrec, the artist chose to represent them as skilled professionals, never exploiting their sexual preference as the main focus of his compositions. So subtle was Lautrec in his treatment of these themes that art historians such as David Sweetman have gone so far as to argue that ‘It comes as something of a shock to realise that most of the women … were in fact lesbians and that quite a few were lovers. So many, in fact, that it is possible to argue that lesbianism is the hidden subtext of much of the art of Henri’s mature years.’

- from nga.gov.au

Images shown:

1. At the Moulin Rouge: The Women Dancing

2. In Bed

3. The Kiss

4. Two Friends

5. Les Deux Amies

wandtaker:

viria:

suddenly my life without a drawn Sirius looking at me didn’t seem full enough.
imagine how it would be like sitting next to him;) My friend said it’s like you’d be fantasying some absolutely inappropriate things including him and then you’re turning to look at him and you see this ‘I know what you just thought about’ look at his face. And then you just can’t resist.

 ways that sirius looks at remus without realizing what he’s doing for the longest time      remus notices much sooner but pretends it’s not happening      because what does one do with an infatuated sirius black? remus surely doesn’t know.      (you push him behind a tapestry on the way back from the library late one night when no one’s around and kiss him senseless is what) (lupinely)

wandtaker:

viria:

suddenly my life without a drawn Sirius looking at me didn’t seem full enough.

imagine how it would be like sitting next to him;) My friend said it’s like you’d be fantasying some absolutely inappropriate things including him and then you’re turning to look at him and you see this ‘I know what you just thought about’ look at his face. And then you just can’t resist.

 ways that sirius looks at remus without realizing what he’s doing for the longest time      remus notices much sooner but pretends it’s not happening      because what does one do with an infatuated sirius black? remus surely doesn’t know.      (you push him behind a tapestry on the way back from the library late one night when no one’s around and kiss him senseless is what) (lupinely)

If this isn’t an entrance to a fairy world then I don’t know what is…

Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, Scotland, April 2014

princessoffloral:

collectiveassbutts:

earthswinds:

I need feminism; because the bra straps of a twelve year old shouldn’t make a 40 year old married principal with two daughters “uncomfortable”

So am I allowed to walk around adult women who are mothers and grandmothers at work with my cock out or what

in what world is someone’s dick equivalent to a fucking bra strap

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