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December 4th, 2011

"Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual enough aren’t taken…"

“Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual enough aren’t taken seriously. Women who are conventionally attractive get valued solely for their sexual appeal; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get dismissed for their lack of it. Women who are conventionally attractive are assumed to be dumb bimbos; women who aren’t conventionally attractive are assumed to be either bitter or desperate. Women who are conventionally attractive get trivialized; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get treated with pity and contempt. We can’t win.”

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(via thecryingame)

Yay horribly crippling societal standards of femininity!

(via private-revolution)

It’s like someone transcribed my therapy.

December 4th, 2011

theswingingsixties: ’60s fashion. I need to go on a trip….



theswingingsixties:

’60s fashion.

I need to go on a trip. Partly for the clothes.

December 4th, 2011

"I just have a little trouble justifying dying for a government that systematically represses its…"

“I just have a little trouble justifying dying for a government that systematically represses its citizens.”

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The Wonder Years preaches radical politics via Karen’s hippie boyfriend (via teenboystuff)

I think we know how I feel when teen media hints of revolution. BUOYANT.

December 4th, 2011

"it’s not that i wait for you it’s that my arms are doors i cannot close."

“it’s not that i wait for you
it’s that
my arms are doors i cannot close.”

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Derrick Brown (via captainstickylove)

Me: I got up early and did five things. Andy fixed my office chair and was all “Now you can finish your book!” which he meant in all the best ways but it was chilling. Then I went back to bed and slept until 6. Then I read this on the internet and got a little weepy. 

NotMe: Don’t read things on the internet.

December 4th, 2011

takedownyrart: sophie’s choice. 1. Obv the one with the giant…





takedownyrart:

sophie’s choice.

1. Obv the one with the giant phallic symbol

2. How have I never hear of this!! I blame my high school bf self.

3. “Lisztomania or Liszt fever is a term…coined by Heinrich Heine in a feuilleton he wrote on April 25, 1844, discussing the 1844 Parisian concert season.”

4. FEUILLETON.

5. I am working on something about fandom, thank you for your uncanny aid, Mr. N.

6. Obv this will never top Julian Sands and Berndette Peters as Liszt and Marie d”Agoult, but worthy for the rock star cameos any truly great movie spectacle employs.

7. I didn’t plan this but I made a list, tee hee.

8. I swear it’s the first clip that came up on YouTube.

December 4th, 2011

Must-read: NYT series on Derek Booregaard. http://t.co/nofs1u8n

Must-read: NYT series on Derek Booregaard. http://t.co/nofs1u8n

December 4th, 2011

What’s the point of treading water when another wave is…



What’s the point of treading water when another wave is coming and no one on shore will notice you’re gone?

[image: still from Martha Rosler’s “Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained.” 2002]

December 4th, 2011

fyeahwomenartists: Tammy Rae CarlandSisterhood Rebound from…



fyeahwomenartists:

Tammy Rae Carland
Sisterhood Rebound from Archive of Feelings 

(via Tammy Rae Carland)

December 4th, 2011

leonineantiheroine: <3 haha I love this. (and welcome back,…



leonineantiheroine:

<3

haha I love this. (and welcome back, leo the hero)

PS What is that last line about? “Are you thinking that we’re stinking”—??

December 4th, 2011

"I wanted the past to go away, I wanted to leave it, like another country; I wanted my life to close,…"

“I wanted
the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
      where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
      I wanted
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,
whoever I was, I was

alive
for a little while.”

- Mary Oliver, from “Dogfish” in Dream Work (via proustitute)