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January 29th, 2012

karaj: throughclaretandblueeyes: National Anthem- Lana Del…



karaj:

throughclaretandblueeyes:

National Anthem- Lana Del Rey 

Overdosin’, dyin’
On our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurring the lines between real and the fake

perfect for cleaning while thinking about feminism, capitalism, politics, etc.. 

I have never preordered a record before today. Which is my Lanaversary. To think that before last Sunday I hadn’t even listened.

Money is the anthem of success.

So put on mascara and your party dress.

January 29th, 2012

feminist boredom was big this weekend

karaj:

shoulders:

can one of y’all psyched on the ‘feminist boredom’ tip explain to me how it doesn’t fall back into a dull rewriting of prioritizing those processes central to the creation and maintenance of the subjectivity ‘women’?

this is not an answer to your question, but preliminary context while i do the dishes in a dress and heels, which feels appropriate

so: i first got the term “feminist boredom” from patrice petro in her essays “after shock, between boredom and history” and “historical ennui, feminist boredom.” petro talks about the way that boredom is poised between banality and change. and lars svendsen, who wrote a philosophy of boredom, talks about how boredom always contains a critical element.

i’ve meant it different ways at different times: as a descriptor of the situation, in thinking about strategies or prompts, as an affect, as a semi-joke. (relevant is valerie solanas’s famous first line of SCUM: “life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women”….then she advocates killing all the men and overthrowing capitalism.) one of the things i like about the term is its flexibility and that i could use it in purposely ambiguous, or even ambivalent, ways.  

January 29th, 2012

SHOULDERS: okay maybe here’s what i can think of: feminine boredom is to the…

SHOULDERS: okay maybe here’s what i can think of: feminine boredom is to the...:

hysteriarama:

shoulders:

okay maybe here’s what i can think of:

feminine boredom is to the detriment of everything that is not the one true love, i.e., being-desired and a perfect fairytale are the sole antidotes to the condition of being a bored woman. emphasizing and prioritizing the boredom is against its panacea,…

I’m into this. I’m also not sure if the conversations around feminine/feminist boredom are necessarily advocating boredom as a tactic? maybe some are, but some are also just about the condition of feminine boredom.

I think that public expressions of boredom are compelling because they’re socially inappropriate, esp. for woman-identified people (ie they’re the opposite of expected social care, performing interest etc). it’s rude to appear bored in lots of circumstances, so revealing your boredom is one way of resisting it. 

idk, it’s late where I am, so I’ll maybe say more tomorrow, but I’m definitely not trying to say that boredom and inactivity are my favorite feminist goals, more interested in looking at how we live out unnecessary boredom in terrible ways and what that does to us and why we practice it.

See also Willow’s “Bored now.” And I say this as someone who is: not into Buffy. At all. OK a little.

January 29th, 2012

FY Lesbian Literature!: Six different times people have found the Lesbrary by searching "wife reading lesbian books?"

FY Lesbian Literature!: Six different times people have found the Lesbrary by searching "wife reading lesbian books?":

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

So in answer to your question: she has awesome taste.

Longer answer: Maybe you should talk to her about it? Possibly she’s curious. Or she could be straight and just expanding her reading horizons. Or she could be straight and still have f/f fantasies. Or she could be gay and still be attracted…

This is funnier than possibly anything ever.

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January 29th, 2012

fuckyeahlesbianliterature: Teenagers – Carly and Sam For…



fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

Teenagers - Carly and Sam

For rgr.

OMG THE MUSTACHE.

January 29th, 2012

SNAKES ON A PLANE

alithea:

i forgot i wrote this parody of sweet child of mine:

samuel l jackson is special to me he reminds me of menace 2 society when all our planes flew snake-free in the bright blue sky kenan thompson, what have you done with kel? we thought you’d both be doomed for movie hell. but i guess lucky for you somebodys gotta help make these fuckin’ snakes fry

whoa-oh-oh-oh snakes on a plane WHOAAA oh oh snakes on a plaaaane.

a quarter of snakes have venomous fangs and are strong and limber they only eat every 3 to 4 days but you are gonna be dinner. on this plane there is no safe place snakes wanna eat your brain i’d go hide behind mace windu ‘cause we’ve got snakes on a motherfucking plaaaaane.

whoa-oh-oh-oh snakes on a plane WHOAAA oh oh snakes on a plaaaane.

what do we do now what do we do what do we do now whoaaa snakes on a plaaaane.

Everyone has to stop being awesome now so I can go to bed.

January 29th, 2012

"Anti-femme culture (and feminists aren’t immune to this) thinks the effort put into femme…"

Anti-femme culture (and feminists aren’t immune to this) thinks the effort put into femme presentation is a waste of time and energy – or, at the very least, time and energy that could have been spent doing something more important. Anti-femme culture thinks ‘pretty’ probably means ‘dumb’ even when struggling against a culture obsessed with an impossibly narrow beauty standard. Anti-femme culture thinks you can’t do math AND do your nails.

We are humans! We contain multitudes! I do not think it is a problem that teenaged girls are interested in experimenting with presentation via fashion; I think it’s ridiculous and misogynist that they are ONLY encouraged to do that – and that boys don’t have the same freedom of expression.



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The Rotund by Marianne Kirby (via ellielamothe)

You have to like Alanis but you can’t love Lana. T-Rex is ok but not Taylor Swift. I think anti-femme-inism also ties into some of the pearl-clutching (HAD TO) over Nicki Minaj as well but other folks have written to that and beyond already.

January 29th, 2012

I have permission to go back to the gym “lightly” from the neurologist and…

I have permission to go back to the gym “lightly” from the neurologist and rheumatologist and etc., so was there this afternoon. As exciting as it was—and it really was exciting, not kiddin— had a total out-of-body Lifetime movie/Afterschool Special moment where I was the person grabbing her palsied limb and grimacing. I’m not sure if I am getting this across but I WAS IN A MONTAGE.*

*Have obv grabbed and grimaced before but everyone is doing it at PT, this was regular person gym.

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January 29th, 2012

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January 29th, 2012

"The deep and total joy of randomly coming across someone who is already the worst describing Lana…"

“The deep and total joy of randomly coming across someone who is already the worst describing Lana Del Rey as “excreable.””