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November 6th, 2011

fyeahwomenartists: Marti FriedlanderMake Policy Not Tea,…


Marti Friedlander
Make Policy Not Tea, 1979 

(via Marti Friedlander :: New Zealand Photographer)

November 6th, 2011

"He must have been wearing a different wig, for the joins in this one showed as plain as murder."

“He must have been wearing a different wig, for the joins in this one showed as plain as murder.”

- This is my favorite line in all of literature, I think. As plain as murder!
November 6th, 2011

(Sylvia Plath’s Never-Before-Exhibited Drawings) Holy crap…

(Sylvia Plath’s Never-Before-Exhibited Drawings)

Holy crap I had no idea. Next, Ana Castillo’s sculptures?

November 6th, 2011

285 Indian Girls Shed "Unwanted" Names

285 Indian Girls Shed "Unwanted" Names:


Proud of these girls;

In a nutshell, they all were named “Unwanted” by their families because they were not boys, so they all changed their names.

I can’t pretend to know anything at all about what’s happening in India (except what I read on blogs like Jaded’s) and where this fits in to their culture. I know this story reeks of “Look at this brown people and their primitive steps towards modernity”—but still, it’s very poignant to me. I want it to have meaning, which I suppose means I am still buying into the colonial narrative, and it’s completely selfish, but I do want that.

November 6th, 2011

theswingingsixties: Steve McQueen The forever hotness.


Steve McQueen

The forever hotness.

November 6th, 2011

shelbyknox: On this date – November 5th – in 1968, Shirley…


On this date - November 5th - in 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman ever to be elected to the United States Congress. Her words still ring true today: “At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” Thank you, Ms. Chisholm, for leading the way!

Great lady.

November 6th, 2011

"i just started watching “Downton Abbey” it’s amazing this is my major now"

“i just started watching “Downton Abbey” it’s amazing this is my major now”


Person who most regularly renews my faith in womanity: Love and hate like the tattooed fist

November 6th, 2011

I believe this accessory embodies many of our revolutionary…

I believe this accessory embodies many of our revolutionary goals.

November 6th, 2011

Truth and Reconciliation Meeting: Tools for Accountability in Undoing White Privilege in the Feminist and Reproductive Justice Movements

A large mural about two stories high. (there are two windows in the wall). the image is a stylized tree with women of many races and historical periods portrayed on the branches 

“Will there ever be genuine understanding within the feminist and WOC reprojustice movements?…”

Reposting in care people missed it:

Hey all—a few weeks ago I went to a meeting Sistersong put together for some open discussion of the racist sign that was carried at Slutwalk NYC and white privilege within the repro rights movement and feminism. It was challenging and sobering and exciting; As some of you know I’ve been kind of tied in knots over this issue in both present-day feminism and feminist history—not that the discussion was intended to give me comfort, it was very much centered on how black women have been hurt (small word for some big things) by whiteness in their lives and in social justice environments.

Jasmine, the Sistersong organizer, put forth the idea of a Truth and Reconciliation-style commission, which we and others from that night are moving forward with. I really feel that we can’t keep doing feminism until we work on undoing it, decentering white women’s experiences and needs, and dealing with how whiteness is built into our organizations and our ways of organizing.

We’re meeting next at my house in North Brooklyn on Nov 17th, 7-9 pm, with this as our proposed agenda, from Jasmine:

I think this meeting should focus on taking some of the comments and statements that came out of the initial meeting and begin building identifying tools for people to use to be accountable and address it both systemically and individually. I’m thinking using conflict resolution/anti-violence models as tools and applying that frame to an RJ framework.


Truth and Reconciliation Meeting - Tools for Accountability

WHEN: Thursday, November 17

LOCATION: My house in Williamsburg, email me or Jasmine for directions (feministkilljoy at gmail dot com or sistersongnyc at gmail dot com)

[I’m really into 70s feminist murals lately. I guess I am somewhat homesick. The above, Latinomerica is in NYC , though. By Patricia Rodriguez, Graciela Carrillo, Consuelo
Mendez, Irene Perez, Tuti Rodriguez, Miriam Olivas, Esther Hernandez, Xochitl
Nevel-Guerrero. Photo by Eva Cockcroft. You can see details of it here, although they call it “The Wall of Respect for Women,” which is a different piece, I’m pretty sure.]

November 6th, 2011

theswingingsixties: Stephen Hawking in 1963.  I don’t…


Stephen Hawking in 1963. 

I don’t totally understand why anyone ever wears glasses that are not this style.