The ‘Muro delle Bambole’ is a protest, or a way to highlight violence towards/killing of women: that’s femicide in one word. The Wall of Dolls Milan can be found outside, in the Via De Amicis 2. It’s a very grim and gloomy installation of a collection, with maybe hunderds of dolls: tattered, dirty and grey (because they’ve been outside since 2015) they hang from a metal rack.
Amongst the dolls are posters which explain what you’re looking at, images of women who died and also some dried out flowers. So we guess it became a monument as well to remember the female victims of (domestic) violence.
The initator of these walls, which are scattered througout Italy, is Italian TV host Jo Squillo, she works with the organization ‘WeWorld’ in Italy. Continue reading →
Full Plastic Jacket by Graham Hughes is a short stop-motion animation using toy plastic army men in a Lego town. A patrol are ambushed in the ongoing war between green and grey. (via Graham Hughes on YouTube)
*Animal rights is the idea that some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.
Edith Ashton was a backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods. Described in the media as a ‘social somebody’ and an ‘equestrienne’ she was, however, not adept at performing abortions and was suspected of contributing to the deaths of at least two women. Aged 37. Continue reading →
Goodmorning! Here’s some interesting Dutch historical knowledge you don’t get to learn in school;
Isaac Israëls portrait of wounded KNIL soldier Kees Pop (1882), collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Johan Coenraad Leich Portrait of the West African Corporal Jan Kooi Netherlands (1882)
Kees Pop by Isaac Israëls and Jan Kooi by Johan Coenraad Leich (1882)
“Belanda Hitam (from Indonesian meaning “Black Dutchmen”, known in Javanese as Londo Ireng), were a group of African recruits in the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army during the colonial period. Between 1831 and 1872, over three thousand Africans were recruited from the Dutch Gold Coast for service as colonial troops in the Dutch East Indies. This recruitment was in fact an emergency measure, as the Dutch army lost thousands of European soldiers and a much larger number of “native” KNIL soldiers in the Java War against Prince Diponegoro.” (read more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belanda_Hitam )
Rules, rules, rules! Read the manual for dressing and fighting; Come prepared for battle
-Cadet Field Manual (images via slideshare.net )
-“This Kit Layout was first published in a book called “Survival – Technologies from the Official Training Manuals of the World’s Elite Military Corps” in 1988. “The kit shown is the basic general layout that will be insisted upon during your training as a recruit at an infantry depot. However, in war this layout would cetainly change to some extent to accommodate more ammunition. With efficient management, you should be able to live on the contents of your webbing for at least 48 hours.” (Editor Len Cacutt)” (images/ read more adetdirect.com )