One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.
These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.
They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.
These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.
And the metro is always this clean.
In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.
Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.
We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.
Don’t teach a woman. Don’t teach a woman what to wear and how to protect herself. Don’t teach a woman how to stay safe at night. Don’t teach a woman to stick to her drinks.
Don’t teach the victim. Teach the offender.
Teach men how to make sure that a woman never gets into that situation.
Teach men about consent. Teach them the difference between a “yes” and a “no” and what silence means. Teach them that no means fucking no. No exceptions.
Teach men not to drug a woman’s drink. Teach men that they shouldn’t intoxicate a woman and take advantage of her for a few moments of some sick pleasure.
Teach men that a woman who is sexually experienced is not a women who is ready to have sex at any time. Teach men that a woman’s sexual history should not serve as her answer.
Teach men to respect a woman. Teach men how to treat a woman so that she feels safe and comfortable. Teach men to not be vile pigs.
Teach men that a woman under any influence is one who cannot give legal consent. Teach men that women who were drinking or using are legally incapable of saying yes. Teach men that a yes uttered under the influence is a no.
Teach men that “dating” isn’t an excuse. Teach men that they don’t have claims over their girlfriends. Teach men that they’re not entitled to sexual intercourse with their girlfriends. Teach men that “dating” doesn’t mean “sex.”
Teach men that the minute a woman says no, they should back off. Teach men that it doesn’t matter how turned on they were. Teach men that it doesn’t matter if their dicks are already inside the women. Teach men that a “no” means “stop” and that is to be obeyed.
Teach men that a woman’s body and her mind are two different things. Teach men that even if her body reacts in a positive manner, it doesn’t matter if she says no.
Teach men not to be rapists." -Teach Men by lydiasariel (via lydiasariel)
"Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them."-Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via quotablebookquotes)
"Not everyone you lose is a loss."-(via girlchoking)
Alex McLean, a licensed pilot and photographer, took these gorgeous photos “just by sticking his camera out the window”.