@4 days ago with 23718 notes
I’m naturally suspicious of people who don’t dig this guy. He’s brilliant.
Interesting fact is that this same theory can be applied to so many historical female women: Marie Antoinette, Empress Elisabeth, Catherine the Great, Catherine de Medici.
When a woman threatens the standardised ideals of the patriarchy, she must be reduced down to the base forms of womanhood, often as prescribed by the Church, which was the base of power in those days.
Despite the fact that times have changed, these images of womanhood are so beaten into our consciousness that we have to make a conscious effort to look beyond them.
(Source: idontcareimjustinspired, via ali-iv)