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Got A Girl Crush On: These Pizza-Loving “Suffragettes”
We have far too much love for this photo/caption to ruin it  with a little fact-checking. Thank you, brave women, for paving the way for what is (quite literally) every weekend of our lives.

“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time”

(via Cult of Aphrodite Vintaga: rookiemag: fat-grrrl-activism)

Got A Girl Crush On: These Pizza-Loving “Suffragettes”

We have far too much love for this photo/caption to ruin it  with a little fact-checking. Thank you, brave women, for paving the way for what is (quite literally) every weekend of our lives.

“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time”

(via Cult of Aphrodite Vintaga: rookiemagfat-grrrl-activism)

Got A Girl Crush On: These Photos of the Athletic Babes of Pre-War Russia

I don’t really know what organization/games these women are involved with, but these images have inspired some heavyweight girl crushes too big not to share. Do you have any idea?

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Got a Girl Crush On: Laurie Anderson’s “Fully Automated Nikon (Object/Objection/Objectivity)”

Anderson photographed men who called to her or whistled her on the street.  In her artist statement she writes about one experience,

“As I walked along Houston Street with my fully automated Nikon.  I felt armed, ready. I passed a man who muttered ‘Wanna fuck?’  This was standard technique: the female passes and the male strikes at the last possible moment forcing the woman to backtrack if she should dare to object.  I wheeled around, furious. ‘Did you say that?’ He looked around surprised, then defiant ‘Yeah, so what the fuck if I did?’ I raised my Nikon, took aim began to focus.  His eyes darted back and forth, an undercover cop? CLICK.”

Anderson takes the power from her male pursuers, allowing them nothing more than the momentary fear that their depravity has just been captured in a picture.  

(via eaedwards)

Got A Girl Crush On: Ninalee Craig On Being Photographed by Iconic Photographer

Ninalee Craig, the woman in Ruth Orkin’s iconic 1951 “American Girl in Italy,” talks about her time being photographed by Ruth Orkin.

She’s now 83 years old. The orange shawl is the same one she wore in the 1951 photo.

(via photojojoReddit)