reading. and wondering ….

I wonder what kind of society we live in, if a woman who is disgusted by men going to gang bang parties is being asked what her problem is ….

This so called open minded-ness and tolerance has gone to far and the fear of being stigmatised as being “narrow minded”  or any other kind of debasing description used on women who still dare to question certain sexual practices has resulted in a totally distorted view on sexual violence and in a society where women are taught to be cool with everything even if it hurts them  … and damages them for life …

And because it is “normal”, to have an issue with this ind of sexual practices is now considered a problem …

You are hurt, debased, degraded, and then you have two problems, because you are supposed to think what happened to you is normal and cool … and that you are the one who is “not normal” ….
And then this “nobody forces them to do this” lie ….  It makes me sick.

Anyone who still has any doubts about what sexual violence does to women would be well advised to read “Vagina” by Naomi Wolf … if after that you still think that gang bang parties are cool then you are the one who really has a problem ….

last day of May

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some days the best thing is to take the bike and drive out of the city and breathe in fresh air and forget all about work and unpaid bills and bruised egos …

definetly something i will be doing a lot this summer … if only to enjoy seeing different landscapes and feeling myself again … and I enjoy doing this alone …

Johannisthal.. evening run

last night after varnishing the two last pictures for the exhibition, I went for a short and relaxed jog around the former Johannisthal airfield … such a pleasure to see the beautiful evening light transform this rather uniform space into something nearly magical …. and the air smelled wonderful …
a nice way to end a very busy day …

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waking up and wondering where this bad feeling comes from ….

I am tired of the internet. Of the bragging and selling, of the shouting and ignorance. I find it difficult to find good and interesting websites and blogs anymore, “everyone” seems to have moved on to instagram to post their content. And instagram is seriously getting on my nerves, tiny pictures, so may people posting the same “beautiful” pictures, all edited a certain way to conform to the flavour of the day …
I miss seeing good photography and reading inspiring texts.
The internet, to me, has be

come a place where I am invited to buy stuff, but I am not inspired anymore to do things ….

Remember the times when bloggers used to put a “blogroll” with interesting links to other bloggers on their site? Not any more, now the links lead you to shops of various sorts …. buy this, buy that, then you will be as cool as me ….
Damn, just stop buying all this crap! The environment will not become less polluted if you buy tons of “eco-friendly” outdoor clothes you will probably only wear in the city anyway… Stop making a hype out of everything! Now you can´t buy any cheap second hand clothes anymore because they have become “hip” and cost the same or more then “normal” clothes ….
Housing prices go through the roof because people keep on posting oh so super cool pictures of certain cities and now everybody wants to live there …. and the people who made the place special can´t afford to pay their rent anymore.
This childish “I want this too”, “I was there as well, am I special now?” is depressing …
Is there any chance this will change to the better? Maybe more people will become fed up with this and start posting content again instead of advertisements? I doubt it though … I don´t think young people even realise that there are alternatives to a life in which everything is for sale …

 

All pictures are from the one day stay in Los Cristianos, Teneriffa on our way back from La Gomera to Berlin ….

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