Josef Sudek, Detail with Baroque Wing
Walk softly through the darkness.the Haunts can hear you breathing.
Curated by Anouk Vonne Geist
Because of the nature of my work, I am privy to more insights into the often harrowing experience of being a woman than most. Women who have never told anyone about being raped might choose to tell me because they trust that I will not blame them for it, that I…
A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.
This is the cocoon of the Metallic Mechanitis Butterfly Chrysalis from Costa Rica. Mechanitis is a genus of tigerwing (ithomiine) butterflies, named by Fabricius in 1807. They are in the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae.
I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:
1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear. ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me? So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”
2) Women not having cheat codes. ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me. I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me. Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”
3) Women not being a hive mind. ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles. Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all. Make up your mind, women!”
4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”