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June 14th, 2011

Perverts and Preachers

karaj:

(via dorightwoman)

for a brief moment, there was a feminist direct action group, WAC, and what brought us together was our combined horror and outrage, our inability to stomach how pervasive this crap was. and our knowledge that men were just not there for us. i’m not saying that every man was participating in or condoning this crap, but i didn’t see any guys who understood that every woman in this country works in a goddam hostile work environment.

holly hughes, feminist outrage circa june 2011

read it, read it, read the whole thing. thinking a lot lately about WAC, holly hughes, and privilege deniers—separately, but why not together?

Wondering if Ms. J knows Ms. Rasso, with whom I had a lovely discussion of WAC and privilege-denying over dinner the other night. Alas, no Holly Hughes.

[first image: performance artist Holly Hughes, a white woman with short brown hair, wrapped in a flag and holding her finger to her mouth in a “shush” gesture, from her 2000 performance piece, “Preaching to the Perverted” Second image: a still from Madonna’s 1990 Rock the Vote PSA, in which the white, blonde singer is wrapped in a flag and flanked by two Latino male dancers, both in white tank tops and denim shorts)

June 14th, 2011

theswingingsixties: Jean Shrimpton, astronaut. Never have two…



theswingingsixties:

Jean Shrimpton, astronaut.

Never have two of my passions come together so completely.

June 14th, 2011

"Baffled at the notion that clichéd vintage-wearing pinup-referencing redheadedness is a…"

Baffled at the notion that clichéd vintage-wearing pinup-referencing redheadedness is a “mature” aesthetic as compared to clichéd bangs-having romper-wearing pixieness.

Signed,
Clichéd matronly tunic-wearing unsmilingness