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January 20th, 2012

"One night in 1970 I was out with my coven. We had some spray paint and wanted to trash something…."

“One night in 1970 I was out with my coven. We had some spray paint and wanted to trash something. We decided to deface the lady’s entrance to the Harvard Club!”

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Ms. Alix Kates Shulman, in the Mahogany Room at the Harvard Club, last night at a gathering for Merle Hofman’s Intimate Wars. Merle’s book is a memoir of her life spent fighting for women’s health, starting with her work for a physician who provided abortions and, soon after,  the opening of Choices Women’s Medical Center in 1971, one of the first ambulatory abortion care providers. I tried not to stare at, then later bonded with at coat check, a fairly jaunty Kate Millett who had on a cape and a beret.

Shulman’s anecdote, Merle’s relish in her achievements, Kate’s presence, and the absurdity of the evening (covens! abortion party at the Harvard Club!) have left me still not understanding all of my feelings. Kind of everything I’ve ever felt about the second wave, to begin with, I suppose—laughter and outrage at their unchecked privilege, respect for many of their achievements, affection for their kookiness, and sorrow and fear for those who once seemed so fierce and now seem so frail.

January 20th, 2012

thiszineisaspaceship: OFFICIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. ISSUE 003:…



thiszineisaspaceship:

OFFICIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. ISSUE 003: THE COMMUNICATION ISSUE

oh yesss! PLEASE REBLOG! SPREAD THE WORD!

To celebrate communication through art, TZIAS is starting a new project for January 15th through March 15. We encourage you all to participate and spread the word. You can submit anything that explores the theme of COMMUNICATION.


How to join in on all the awesome:

  • (A) Send us a standard-size postcard to PO Box 4433, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4433 with drawings, collages, words, poems, stories, confessions, lists of things to buy at the supermarket, whatever your heart desires! Our favorite postcards will be featured in a future print issue and all of them will become part of Anna Reser’s next art show. 
  • (B) Call (910) 420-4049 and leave us a voicemail! We want to hear your beautiful beautiful voices reciting poems, stories, dramatic monologues, and anything else you’d like. Our favorites will be featured on our blog!
  • (C) [Best option] DO BOTH! DO BOTH!

Questions? Comments? Ideas? Contact us via tumblr, twitter, facebook, or by email: thiszineisaspaceship@gmail.com

Love,
The TZIAS Crew

Finally, an intelligent use of social media, although I think faxes and QSL cards should have been included.

January 20th, 2012

modernmalaise: impersonatorchapel: This is the funniest movie…



modernmalaise:

impersonatorchapel:

This is the funniest movie ever made. 

All the cool shit that went down in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), but totally went over my head when I was too young to hone in on radical details: Greg has a thing for a grrrl who turns him down when he doesn’t say “herstory”; Marsha’s best friend is totally queer for her; Jan’s sex-positive guidance counselor is the one and only RuPaul; Peter has to sit through a health class where he faints during a lecture on menstruation; and everything was the ’90s and plaid and grunge and kitsch and nothing hurt. 

January 20th, 2012

mothernaturenetwork: Rare seal found lounging on Seattle…



mothernaturenetwork:

Rare seal found lounging on Seattle woman’s dock
The ribbon seal spends almost all of its time in the water, spending only a few months out of the year on the surface to molt or give birth to pups.

Sanctioned dock activities: lounging, molting, birthing.

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January 20th, 2012

nevver: Greenland I want to pack all of my primary-colored…



nevver:

Greenland

I want to pack all of my primary-colored clothes and depart immediately.

January 20th, 2012

nuditea: have i ever told you all that when you look at my…





nuditea:

have i ever told you all that when you look at my house on google street view you can vaguely see me hunched over my computer in my bedroom window

This is brilliant.

January 20th, 2012

Surviving the literary world for people of color

Surviving the literary world for people of color:

nudiemuse:

I wrote this piece as an exclusive for People Of Color Organize for their Facebook page. Go, share it. 

IMPORTANT

January 20th, 2012

rgr-pop: Anne Sexton, “Again and Again and Again” You said the anger would come backjust as the…

rgr-pop:

Anne Sexton, “Again and Again and Again

You said the anger would come back
just as the love did.

I have a black look I do not
like. It is a mask I try on.
I migrate toward it and its frog
sits on my lips and defecates.
It is old. It is also a pauper.
I have tried to keep it on a diet.
I give it no unction.

There is a good look that I wear
like a blood clot. I have
sewn it over my left breast.
I have made a vocation of it.
Lust has taken plant in it
and I have placed you and your
child at its milk tip.

Oh the blackness is murderous
and the milk tip is brimming
and each machine is working
and I will kiss you when
I cut up one dozen new men
and you will die somewhat,
again and again.

January 20th, 2012

dynoshark: Anne Sexton, Song For A Lady On the day of breasts and small hips the window pocked with…

dynoshark:

Anne Sexton, Song For A Lady

On the day of breasts and small hips 
the window pocked with bad rain, 
rain coming on like a minister, 
we coupled, so sane and insane. 
We lay like spoons while the sinister 
rain dropped like flies on our lips 
and our glad eyes and our small hips. 

“The room is so cold with rain” you said 
and you, feminine you, with your flower 
said novenas to my ankles and elbows 
You are a national product and power. 
Oh my swan, my drudge, my dear wooly rose, 
even a notary would notarize our bed 
as you knead me and I rise like bread. 

January 20th, 2012

superseventies: Inside Pop Records…  Time magazine, February…



superseventies:

Inside Pop Records…  Time magazine, February 1973.

Me: I can’t believe I got a Helen Reddy reference and a Virginia Slims reference into that story.

Emily: You did play Tapestry in your office every day for six weeks or so.

I’m pretty sure she was saying that for SCIENCE, not sarcasm.