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January 7th, 2012

 1971, Nancy Spero to Lucy Lippard



 1971, Nancy Spero to Lucy Lippard

January 7th, 2012

"i was thinking that in the old pictures ive seen of you you arent smiling! and yet: you can be very…"

“i was thinking that in the old pictures ive seen of you you arent smiling! and yet: you can be very enthusiastic when it comes to, like, hedgehogs and WOMAN font and etc.”

- karaj
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January 7th, 2012

a smile boycott

opheliadoris:

“In my own case, I had to train myself out of that phony smile, which is like a nervous tic on teenage girls. And this meant that I smiled rarely, for in truth, when it came down to real smiling, I had less to smile about. My “dream” action for the women’s liberation movement: a smile boycott, at which declaration all women would instantly abandon their pleasing smiles, henceforth smiling only when something pleased them.”

—shulamith firestone, dialectic of sex, “down with childhood”

At the age of five, I joined Ms. Firestone in the smile resistance movement. 

January 7th, 2012

wnycradiolab: ukehunt: Paul Simon is Art Garfunkel’s…




wnycradiolab:

ukehunt:

Paul Simon is Art Garfunkel’s moustache.

(via Brilliantly Sarcastic Responses To Completely Well-Meaning Signs | Happy Place)

January 7th, 2012

"She had somehow given over the thinking to him, and in his absences her every action seemed governed…"

“She had somehow given over the thinking to him, and in his absences her every action seemed governed by what he would like, so that now she felt inadequate to match her intentions against his. Yet think she must; she knew at last the number on the dreadful door of fantasy, the threshold to the escape that was no escape; she knew that for her the greatest sin now and in the future was to delude herself. It had been a long lesson but she had learned it. Either you think—or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.”

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Fitzgerald, tender is the night. (via isabelthespy

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January 7th, 2012

We’re All Feminist-Medicating Now

Brenden:

My  search history for this week:

Effects of Klonopin when mixed with Bourbon
Effects of Klonopin when taken with Xanax
Brent Everett + Steve Pena
The meaning of Death
Cecil Beaton Portraiture
Liz Taylor + Bulgari
Peter North
Vacations to Siberia in the Spring

January 7th, 2012

I haven’t seen Tiny Furniture, nor have I seen The Future,…



I haven’t seen Tiny Furniture, nor have I seen The Future, and I suspect I won’t, for lots of reasons having to do with my own personal taste but also due to … I have a knot in my stomach even as I attempt to name it, so we can leave it at what is my internal shorthand: Amélie.

January 7th, 2012

"It frustrates me that I love this movie so much, although I think it sometimes frustrates Lena…"

“It frustrates me that I love this movie so much, although I think it sometimes frustrates Lena Dunham that she made it; I remember during her Q&A session at the festival, she was really self-deprecating and openly acknowledged some of the ways in which the film reeks of race and class privilege. But isn’t that what we all do? Isn’t that the new cool thing? We all just self-deprecate and check our privilege to no end, all of us middle-class white kids with our blogs and our modest YouTube successes and our useless liberal-arts degrees. And of course, we don’t really check our privilege so much as we lampshade it, give it a quick tip of the hat—just to get it out of the way, just to say we acknowledged it, so that we can move on and hate ourselves some more by sustaining the horribly classist and, frankly, gross construct of a “useless degree.” It’s just a bunch of logical circles and sloppy, inarticulate emotions.”

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emilysyrjasays:

 
January 7th, 2012

emilysyrja: Probably the most apt critique of Tiny Furniture is…



emilysyrja:

Probably the most apt critique of Tiny Furniture is within the film itself, when the protagonist’s little sister mocks her for being “oversharey” and sums up her problems as “My heart is so broken and my vagina hurts so much!”

January 7th, 2012

brookoli: notyourkinddear: Confession: I always thought “fracking” referred to some kind of sex…

brookoli:

notyourkinddear:

Confession: I always thought “fracking” referred to some kind of sex act.

Going to Google now…

Hahahaha. I just commented on this on fb—they used to use it in comic books to refer to the eff word. Scientific American is so hip now.

Nerd alert: I think it was first used in the original Battlestar Galactica series.