"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
a while back i made a facebook post about the isla vista shooting and male dominance and how all men need to be on the side of women and be avid feminists. my brother-in-law got agitated and like a true “not all men” guy said that he would never murder me or hurt me in any way.
Today I stood up for a girl who was being harassed in the street via the guy in the blue shirt cat calling at her, telling her “hey. Hey girl. Girl in the blue shirt. I love you”
When I told them to stop because it was rude, the guy in the black berated me for daring to correct the blue shirted man’s lack of manners and common decency. So I posted their photos to my Facebook. What happened next is what you see in the first two photos. Now, I never once said the words sexism to either man. I simply told them that they were rude and called them assholes.
The blue shirted man has dropped off the radar but the guy in the black shirt is continuing to harass me via Facebook and Instagram. I’m sure he will harass me on here too. But that’s okay because I know what it’s like to be harassed on the street and he doesn’t. I know that it’s not okay, obviously he doesn’t. And I know that girl probably wanted to punch him in the face but felt like all she could do was walk away or risk more harassment (which has been the case for me). So, call me a cunt. Call me sexist. Call me ignorant. I stood up for things that have happened to me and to every woman because I believe they need to stop and I will NOT EVER regret that.
Capturing the Beauty of Wagasas with @atsuko12
For more photos and videos from Atsuko, follow @atsuko12 on Instagram.
"My first encounter with wagasas (Japanese umbrellas) was when I started working at a shop that sells them,” says Kyoto Instagrammer Atsuko (@atsuko12). “When I first held it in my hand, I was immediately drawn to the beauty of the traditional craftsmanship that shines through them.” For Atsuko, this was not only the beginning of a job, but the start of a mission to spread her passion for the umbrellas with their hand-carved handles and oil-paper tops.
Through her work, Atsuko came to discover the decline in the overall traditional craftwork industry and felt alarmed by it. “Currently, the number of artisans who produce the wagasas are decreasing, and they are aging with very few successors. There are only four stores left in Japan that specializes in selling them, of which three are in Kyoto. As much as we want to preserve these traditional crafts, it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so.”
Atsuko decided to start a series on Instagram to express the elegance of wagasas and send this message to the world. “I want people in and outside of Japan to understand the beauty of the traditional umbrellas and familiarize them in people’s lives. That’s why in the photos of wagasas I share on Instagram, I like to intentionally go outside of the classic Japanese settings and arrange them in artistic or everyday scenes.”
Atsuko takes the wagasas to the historical and modernized districts of Kyoto, where she captures them in the seasonal landscape of the city or blending in with the surrounding architecture. “Most of the portraits with the red umbrellas are self portraits, but I also have friends and other Instagrammers who shoot me and model for me,” she says. The figures with the wagasas are often dressed in western clothing, fusing modern and traditional cultures. “When I shoot the wagasas, I always keep in mind to tell at least one interesting thing about it in each of the photos I take.”