In Britain, make-up might have been hard to find, but it was worn with pride and became a symbol of the will to win. ‘Put your best face forward,’ encouraged a 1942 Yadley advertisement in Churchillian tones. ‘War, Woman and Lipstick' ran a celebrated Tangee campaign. Bright red was the favourite wartime colur for lips and nails and lipstick names were often patriotic: Louis Phillippe's Patriotic Red; Fighting Red by Tussy and Grenadier - The new Military red created by Tattoo, effective with air force blue and khaki.
During wartime, a subtle change had taken place in the marketing and the perception of make-up. It was no longer about making a woman seem ‘dainty’, but making her look and feel strong. Rosie the Riveter became a wartime icon in the USA, representing the six million women working in factories for the war effort. [Rockwell] portrayed Rosie as a vast figure in work dungarees, her short sleeves revealing arms the size of prize-winning hams. Behind her hangs the stars and stripes, squashed carelessly under her feet is a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and on her mighty lap rests a lunch box and a huge riveting machine like an enormous gun. [Her] henna red curls, lipsticked mouth and painted finger nails stress her femininity, emphasising the fact that make-up too was a weapon of war [Madeleine Marsh, Compact and Cosmetics: Beauty from the Victorian Times to the Present Day]
"To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
death. would. be. kinder.
this is a post about SHIELD in captain america 2, and also a post about american exceptionalism, and also a post about the american military-industrial complex
heavy spoilers beneath the cut; you have been warned
But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice is also great and would suffice
queens + season 4 + smiling
#wow each of these gifs is actually really indicative of their personalities #margaery’s smile is both sweet and sly #i mean you know she has schemes out the wazzoo and even with her own grandmother she looks like she’s plotting murder #sansa’s smile is small and shy and lights up her face like nothing else #it’s something you hardly ever see but when you do you just know that she has the kindest, gentlest soul in the world and she deserves so much better than what she’s been put through #dany immediately catches herself as only a queen would #she’s crushing on daario but knows that it will only make things complicated so she hides her emotions as quickly as possible #but it’s obvious that she is totally into it and if you listen closely enough you can hear WHEN A MAAANNnn LOovES A WOMANNN playing in the background #cersei’s is a bullshit half-grin #like “god why do i put up with anybody the fact that i’m not singlehandedly ruling westeros right now is a fuckin joke” #just UGH i love all of these ladies so much
I will not cringe for them.
I won’t be able to see the movie until this weekend, and I’m sure I will love it.
I am so entirely sick of people ragging on characters that want/try to do the right thing. see: Captain America, see: Superman, see: Scott McCall
It’s always so utterly transparent too. Like I get it, these characters make you uncomfortable because you see them in all the…
To find heroism dull is, to me, the worst kind of cynicism. It is rejecting not only the idea that goodness for goodness’s sake can exist, but that goodness for goodness’s sake should exist. When you reject Cap’s brand of heroism, you are stating plainly that you would rather see selfishness than selflessness—that you would rather see bigotry than tolerance—that you would rather see pettiness than nobility. You are saying you would rather see the small ways in which humanity can fail than the enormous ways in which we are capable of being extraordinary.
so that terrible vulture article happened, and i had furious feelings all over my shiny new wordpress
may go up on medium later, after i’ve gotten some feedback; for now, enjoy