The artist behind the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” campaign wheat pasting in downtown Atlanta, GA.
This is such a vain campaign.
how self absorbed do you have to be
I guess I’m an oppressor now because I tell people to smile if I see them sad.
In my case, smiling can actually help you feel better.
If being asked to smile is the worst thing to happen to women, I’ll take it.
Because trying to be friendly is oppression. Ever tried to see things a bit more positively? Maybe someone asks you to smile because they want to try and cheer you up a bit? No, let’s just assume that all those evil gross men want you to smile for their entertainment only, because OBVIOUSLY every man is selfish like that (oh and women would never ever say things like that am I right?).
"I tell people to smile if I see them sad."
You assume that someone is sad. And sometimes, people do not appreciate you interjecting your assumptions onto them. Moving throughout the day with a neutral face does not mean you are sad. It means that you are simply not smiling.
If someone IS sad, being told to smile is not an automatic pick-me-up. Smiling is a natural reaction. People do not need to be told when to smile. It will happen easily and genuinely for them.
"If being asked to smile is the worst thing to happen to women, I’ll take it."
Really? Do you really think this work is saying that being told to smile is the worst thing that happens to women?
"Maybe someone asks you to smile because they want to try and cheer you up a bit?"
Wrong. “Smile for me.” “You’d be prettier if you smiled.” “Let me get a smile.” etc. Those are not gestures of comfort. Those are attempts by the man asking (read: demanding) to make the woman more approachable for HIM. For her to be more physically appealing to HIM.
It has nothing to do with her or her emotions. And that is what the title work is about.
I find it really mind-boggling that I have to remind people that the title of the project has nothing to do with the act of smiling. It’s about the demand to smile.
Location: Baños, Ecuador
Disciplines: Photography, Color Grading
"there is a reason behind this madness"
-my math professor
Person on my newsfeed posting pics of a midnight 5k for finals meanwhile I’m just tryina stay awake long enough to understand this flippin proof over some Liz Lemon frozen yogurt
How is math so clever
"Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood."(Paul Lockhart via Nikki Graziano)
In this series titled Found Functions, New York photographer Nikki Graziano superimposes graphically-rendered functions on photos of objects and spaces in nature. The images are elegant, poetic reminders of the inextricable relationship between the natural beauty we see every day and the conceptual possibilities of math and science. While art bears a kind of mathematical skeleton, mathematics reveals its artistic applications.
See more of Graziano’s work at her website here.
I know I’m gonna look back someday and think hey I miss those late night library giggles and listening to postscript playlists while writing proofs
Even though some of the links go directly to the iTunes or Android store, still double check them because most of them are available of both platforms as well as others :)
- 12 Steps AA Companion (iTunes/Android)
- Alura: Cognitive Therapy
- ASK & Prevent Suicide (iTunes/Android)
- Beating the Blues
- Beat Panic
- Beat Social Phobia (iTunes/Android)
- BellyBio Interactive Breathing
- Body Beautiful
- CBT Referee
- Circle of 6
- Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help
- Cognitive Enhancement Therapy
- Constant Therapy
- Control Alcohol (iTunes/Android)
- DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach
- DBT Self Help
- Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
- Eating D
- eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker
- Emotions and Feelings - AutismFeelings Book
- Fit Brains
- Focus Trainer
- Happy Habits: Choose Happiness
- HELP Prevent Suicide (iTunes/Android)
- ImQuit – Quit Addiction
- Kissy Project
- Life Mood
- LifeLine Response
- Live Happy
- Mobicip Safe Browser with Parental Control
- Mood and Anxiety Diary
- Mood Panda
- Mood Tracker
- Mood Tracking Journal and Diary
- Mood Watch
- MoodMaster Anti-Depression App
- Moody Me
- My Mood Tracker
- OneHealth Meeting Finder
- OnWatch (iTunes/Android)
- Operation Reach Out (iTunes/Android)
- Overcoming Social Anxiety
- Panic Aid
- Project Toe
- PTSD Coach
- QPR Suicide Crisis Support
- Recovery Box
- Recovery Record
- Rise Up + Recover
- Sad Scale
- SAFE Alternatives
- Safe Helpline
- Safety App
- Safety Plan
- SAM – Self Help for Anxiety Management
- SAS – Social Anxiety Support
- Scientific Brain Training Pro
- Self-Esteem Blackboard
- Self Help Classics
- Sobriety Counter
- Stop Panic & Anxiety Self Help
- Stop Drinking (iTunes/Android)
- Suicide Lifeguard
- T2 Mood Tracker
- Take Control
- Teen Hotlines
- The Now
- This Way Up
- Thought Diary
- Watch Over Me – Personal Safety App
- Way of Life
- Wingman Project
- Worry Box- Anxiety Self Help