This may be a fantastic discovery, mistaken identity or a simply a beautiful hoax, but even so the idea is awesome. Manchester Metropolitan University professor John Hyatt claims to have photographed tiny fairies in flight while he was taking landscape photos over a two year period out in the countryside of Lancashire, England. He insists that the photographs are 100% real and haven’t been manipulated in any way.
“It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double take,” he said. “I went out afterwards and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same. People can decide for themselves what they are.”
“I don’t believe they are just smaller versions of us and go home and have a cup of tea at the end of the day,” Hyatt pointed out. “And no one is suggesting they have any special powers. From my experience, they were just enjoying themselves and there was a little dance in the sunlight going on. They are just beautiful pictures and beauty can make people believe.”
Hyatt’s photos are currently on display in an exhibition entitled Rossendale Fairies at the Whitaker Museum in Whitaker Park, Rossendale, Lancashire, England.
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Vicente Romero Redondo (b. 1956)
The young dancer, pastel, 39.4 x 27.5 inches.
Vicente Romero Redondo is a Spanish artist from Madrid. He graduated with special honours from the High School for Art “San Fernando”, the most prestigious art school in Spain (Salvador Dalí studied there from 1922 to 1926). During the first years he dedicated all his time to sculpture, but soon realized that only by painting he could express all the sensibility he possessed and needed to transmit. Since the early 90s Romero’s paintings have been shown in individual expositions in Spain, the UK, France and Portugal.
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.
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