- mulder: *points at blurry photo* look at that alien
- scully: *exasperated* no.... it's not... look..... at the sci en ce...... stop..... science.... not supernatural.... ur just seeing things..... ur ju st seeing what u wa nt to see....... noth ing is out th ere.....
- mulder: LUV that alien
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing