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Archive for June 2009

Asian Poses - The Definitive Guide to Asian Poses


Gross racial stereotypes aside, it's true that poses do make photos more interesting than just looking at the camera or, worse, detached hipster pretending-not-to-notice.

Rapha bespoke three-piece cycling suit

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Goodbye lycra, hello tweed.

Ned Kahn: Portfolio: Wind


Amazing building façades covered with thousands of discs or panels that move in the wind, creating a surface that appears to ripple.

From Metrosexual to Retrosexual

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Feminists have pointed out that women are inculcated in a culture where they must buy products that make them young, beautiful, and attractive to men, and they often advocate rejecting the consumer culture as a way of fighting patriarchal domination. We all know the theories purporting the unholy fusion of capitalism and the patriarchy: men control high power positions in capitalism and use sexual insecurity of women created by the patriarchal system to exploit and make a profit. But what happens to this feminist theory of gender role construction when men are sold the same, or very similar, bill of goods? Is patriarchy then dominating itself? Or is capitalism really the only ultimate dominator?

US Pole Dancing Federation 2009 Championship Highlights


Amazing athleticism -- looks harder than an olympic gymnastics routine.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.