Rifle club for female office employees on the rooftop of the Strand House in London (1926)
A reading room that opens to a garden/smoking area? I’ll take it! The rest of the house is pretty, too. Via La Maison
In all seriousness, we as a people must move past telling women to “act right”, “be polite”, or “be silent.”
Forget these respectability politics. A woman should act or be no way except the way she chooses.
This is not the 1800s, but we still live in a time where we consider it okay to police how women act and perceive themselves.
Let’s do better.
SHOTS FIREDDamn that turned innocent to calling out sexism real fast
But the best thing is that it wasn’t planned, I think that’s why I love livestreams so much. There’s no editing so it’s just them.
Ernest Hemingway and Lauren Bacall sitting and laughing outside at a café in Cuba, circa 1950s.
"Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged?
You are iron.
And you are strong."