Addicted & Obsessed.

Addicted & Obsessed.

Laura Carman.
I live to travel & love to blog.


Hey, everyone! I just uploaded a cover of Ed Sheeran’s brand new song “Sing”, mashing it up with Maroon 5’s “Moves like Jagger”. If you like it, then you can download it for free by clicking here. If you have Twitter, you can tweet it direct to Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5 by clicking here.Thanks for taking the time to watch it and if you liked I just wanna hug you and shower you with gold dust and pizza because you’re rad and awesome and I like you a lot!! Thank you, weeee!

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The Winged Victory of Samothrace

also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture.”

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If you could go anywhere in the world right now would it be to a “where” or to a “who”?

I was not prepared for this question

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“Albert Einstein said: in matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

—   Spencer Reid
it’s been a long ass day.
so last night at 11:45ish I got back to my dorm room after a six day trek around Italy with three of my lovely american friends. today when I woke up at lunch time, my legs wouldn’t work and I had no food in the house. So, after a sleepy hour or two I washed my hair, moisturised everytHING and set out to my local supermarket on foot (far out I miss my car). On my way back, carrying far too much shopping, both of my plastic bags broke and I sat outside the university gates for a good ten minutes crying and trying to figure out how the actual fuck I was going to make it the next 50 meters to my room. Thank fully after several people passed and I got more and more frustrated another study abroad girl came and helped me take my stuff back to my house. (Meanwhile the security guard on duty looked on…) So as tired and dehydrated from travelling I am, I cooked myself up a well balanced meal without carbs (I have eaten my weight in pasta and pizza in the last week) and a cup of tea and now I am going to chill out, watch some tv, treat myself, unpack and do laundry. xoxo

Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she videotaped her next assault. Her father was eventually arrested. His attorney explained, “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.” Because, really, even despite her seeking help, her testimony, her bravery in setting up a webcam to film her father raping her, you really can’t believe what the girl says, can you?

Everyone “knows” this. Even children.

Three years ago, in fly-on-the-wall fashion of parent drivers everywhere, I listened while a 14-year-old girl in the back seat of my car described how angry she was that her parents had stopped allowing her to walk home alone just because a girl in her neighborhood “claimed she was raped.” When I asked her if there was any reason to think the girl’s story was not true, she said, “Girls lie about rape all the time.” She didn’t know the person, she just assumed she was lying…

No one says, “You can’t trust women,” but distrust them we do. College students surveyed revealed that they think up to 50% of their female peers lie when they accuse someone of rape, despite wide-scale evidence and multi-country studies that show the incident of false rape reports to be in the 2%-8% range, pretty much the same as false claims for other crimes. As late as 2003, people jokingly (wink, wink) referred to Philadelphia’s sex crimes unit as “the lying bitch unit.” If an 11-year-old girl told an adult that her father took out a Craigslist ad to find someone to beat and rape her while he watched, as recently actually occurred, what do you think the response would be? Would she need to provide a videotape after the fact?

It goes way beyond sexual assault as well. That’s just the most likely and obvious demonstration of “women are born to lie” myths. Women’s credibility is questioned in the workplace, in courts, by law enforcement, in doctors’ offices, and in our political system. People don’t trust women to be bosses, or pilots, or employees. Pakistan’s controversial Hudood Ordinance still requires a female rape victim to procure four male witnesses to her rape or risk prosecution for adultery. In August, a survey of managers in the United States revealed that they overwhelmingly distrust women who request flextime. It’s notable, of course, that women are trusted to be mothers—the largest pool of undervalued, unpaid, economically crucial labor.

Mia casa seconda ~ Firenze!! @sydneylovelyy @nanners5280 @mbrophy24  (at Florence, Italy)

Reid’s mind working.

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Types of people who romanticize small town life:

  1. People who didn’t grow up in small towns


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Brilliant campaign by a marriage equality organization in Ireland demonstrating how ridiculous it is that we actually vote on whether certain people should get married. Also, accents. But mostly, the message. (via Metro Weekly)

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excuse me project free tv, but your attitude is not acceptable.



Tim & Hannah’s off-grid micro cabin | via Apartment Therapy


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It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” – I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on. So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.

—   comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via delicatedad)

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