"The average prison sentence of men who kill their women partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their male partners are sentenced on average to 15 years. This is despite the fact that 86% of female offenders kill in self-defense, while males are most likely to kill out of possessiveness (82%), abuse (75%) and during arguments (63%). Women are eight times more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner."

Fact Sheet on Battered Women in Prison  (via genymedia)

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ladycarolamb:

Heeeey! I know I have some Italian/Italian-American/Italian-speaking followers in general so help me out here.

I just started taking Italian and the plan is to affix an Italian Studies minor to my Art History major. If you guys have any favorite Italian-language films (particularly those that…

Habemus Papam (it’s really funny); Vincere; Good Morning, Night (both from the same director, kind of political historical drama); Roma, città aperta (a movie from the italian neorealism, it sounds kind of depressing but it’s not really, it’s my favorite from the movement); Nuovo Cinema Paradiso; Tre uomini e una gamba (it’s a comedy, very italian); To Rome with Love (if you like woody allen and haven’t watch it already); Gomorra (it’s also a political drama, about the mafia and its relationship with the fashion industry); Io e te (Bertolucci’s movie that is actually in italian).

I hope this helps

Moschino Spring 2013 MFW

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Fools on parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyesOnes you would rather be beside than in front ofShe's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares...

And the secret door swigs behind us
She’s saying nothing
She’s just giggling along
Fools on parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes
Ones you would rather be beside than in front of
She's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares...

And the secret door swigs behind us

She’s saying nothing

She’s just giggling along

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I was tagged by theawkwardterrier to do the book challenge. 

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1- Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

2- Millenium series by Stieg Larsson (even though I like the first one better I’m really into the whole thing and how he managed to make the story very feminist and how it has several - unfortunately an exception in this genre - well rounded female characters, all strong in different ways)

3- The virgin suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (I hated Marriage Plot, it was terrible, and it made me not want to read Midlesex, but I do love this one)

4- The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Jostein Gaarder

5- The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

6- Atonement by Ian McEwan 

7- The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell (it’s not really fast paced which is kind of weird for a crime book but it’s really good)

8- Tales from outer suburbia by Shaun Tan (for anyone who is into drawing and panting this book is incredible, the author does the illustrations as a part of the stories, in some the story itself is written into the drawings, and it’s very daydreaming like)

9- A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf

10- Duration and Simultaneity by Henri Bergson (I just think about his concepts of time and space all the time, like, all the time! especially when thinking about art. I even wrote a paper about how the movie Russian Ark is a depict of his theories. 

And I’m gonna cheat a bit here and put a 10.5- Pittura e Scultura Futurista by Umberto Boccioni. Because I only read Bergson when I had to interpret Boccioni’s sculpture Unique Forms, and his book also comprises a lot of Bergson’s ideas but in a more aesthetic way instead of a metaphysical one.

I tag anyone who wishes to do it.

godzilla-women:

 ”If someone falls from there, that’s a guaranteed death.”

godzilla-women:

 ”If someone falls from there, that’s a guaranteed death.”

Reblog this if you started worrying about your weight before you were even 16

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