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February 26th, 2012

Today’s Help

During Oscar breaks, watch  domestic workers speak about today’s Help on  live stream at domesticworkers.org

February 26th, 2012

Poem in praise of menstruation, Lucille Clifton

kathleenjoy:

if there is a river
more beautiful than this
bright as the blood
red edge of the moon if
there is a river
more faithful than this
returning each month
to the same delta if there

is a river
braver than this
coming and coming in a surge
of passion, of pain if there is

a river
more ancient than this
daughter of eve
mother of cain and of abel if there is in

the universe such a river if
there is some where water
more powerful than this wild
water

pray that it flows also
through animals
beautiful and faithful and ancient
and female and brave

relevant

February 26th, 2012

A/W 1996. Women’s show. Backstage. Photography: Anders…



A/W 1996. Women’s show. Backstage.

Photography: Anders Edström

A brown mask was painted on the upper part of the women’s faces and their teeth were painted a shiny white.

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February 26th, 2012

psychotropicpolitics: having only the option to “like” or heart something on FB/Tumblr always makes…

psychotropicpolitics:

having only the option to “like” or heart something on FB/Tumblr always makes me think about the scene in Donnie Darko where he has to chose between fear and love. it’s like THAT’S NOT ALL THERE IS

DONNIE DARKO IS EVERYTHING

February 26th, 2012

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February 26th, 2012

psychotropicpolitics: mikkipedia: psychotropicpolitics: one time i was really drunk and being…

psychotropicpolitics:

mikkipedia:

psychotropicpolitics:

one time i was really drunk and being seductive* and i started giving a lecture about the components that are needed for a functioning democracy which are 1) authority 2) legitimacy 3) transparency 4) rule of law 5) strong civil society and now whenever i see any of these terms i drift off into a sex reverie 

*i do not know how to do sex to people 

I have a somewhat similar mack. Mostly it involves ignoring the person and talking a lot about feminism; pretending to be interesting while hoping to be noticed. Or! Being all “Hi, yeah we’re friends that’s cool” while inwardly sobbing/seething. It’s super attractive.

Oh I’ve totally tried the “flirting through feminism” move. It goes something like this:

Individual I want to bang: So…[something gendered].
Me: Well isn’t that just what a product of the heteronormative patriarchy would say [attractive laugh]
Individual I want to bang: I must leave here. 

Haha we must be one another’s winglady!

Not me: What have you been reading lately?

Me: (frantically trying to think of something not-weird, trying not to look weird while thinking, trying not to say SCUM MANIFESTO or CATS I MOSTLY THINK ABOUT CATS ALL DAY AND NIGHT, until I finally blurt something out) Guns and Roses fan fiction.

Not me: (eyeing the exit) um, what?

Me: It’s all these stories that fans write, like about Slash and Axl having sex.

Not me: It’s like gay porn?

Me: Not, it’s mostly written by women! (go into an animated discussion of Eminem rape fantasies, women’s power to take over narratives, penetration in discourse, with a side trip into tentacles porn)

Not me: I totally forgot there is a 20-year-old on speed dial who likes my band.

February 26th, 2012

feministfilm: opendrawer: somerset: TW: RAPE AND DOMESTIC…





feministfilm:

opendrawer:

somerset:

TW: RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Honestly, I always feel like white people can’t shock me anymore by the depths to which they sink in order rationalize their racism but they still always manage. Always. Without fail. Endlessly.

ROMAN POLANSKI HAS AN OSCAR

MARK WAHLBERG HAS TWO OSCAR NOMINATIONS

SEAN PENN HAS AN OSCAR

JOSH BROLIN HAS AN OSCAR NOMINATION

So no, unless you’re a black man, the academy and the rest of the entire fucking world doesn’t give a fuck if you beat or rape a woman or girl. And this is really fucking rich coming from a guy who raped Anna Faris on screen for a joke. But he’s white so it’s ok. And hilarious.

And +2 more for the shitty, shitty dudes who don’t give a fuck about violence against women reblogging this picture and lauding Seth Rogen for his great ~feminism~

ugh x 1000000

I’m not totally sure who he is, as he has never been in a period piece, a spy movie, or a DIY feminist film (the other kind of period piece, har), but I am beginning to sense he is evil.

February 26th, 2012

psychotropicpolitics: one time i was really drunk and being seductive* and i started giving a…

psychotropicpolitics:

one time i was really drunk and being seductive* and i started giving a lecture about the components that are needed for a functioning democracy which are 1) authority 2) legitimacy 3) transparency 4) rule of law 5) strong civil society and now whenever i see any of these terms i drift off into a sex reverie 

*i do not know how to do sex to people 

I have a somewhat similar mack. Mostly it involves ignoring the person and talking a lot about feminism; pretending to be interesting while hoping to be noticed. Or! Being all “Hi, yeah we’re friends that’s cool” while inwardly sobbing/seething. It’s super attractive.

February 26th, 2012

rgr-pop: bmichael: Paris Hilton’s “Drunk Text” is the song of…



rgr-pop:

bmichael:

Paris Hilton’s “Drunk Text” is the song of the year as far as I’m concerned. It is the weirdest, worst, best, most technologically advanced song I have ever heard. It’s like futuristic robot anthropologists (think about that) tried to document the year 2007, but they did it from the vantage of 2020. This music is the equivalent of the bald-headed/mono-hued jumpsuit future dress code we’re apparently all going to adopt after all the J Crew catalogs have been pulped. This song is something else! Every aspect of it is uncanny in the Freudian sense and in, I think, literally every other sense.

Look at the lyrics. Right from the beginning this song makes literally no sense.

He’s like / ‘I’m sorry for what I said last weekend’ / I told him I didn’t mind, which was a lie / But I was equally sorry / And I didn’t want to apologize

I mean, what is this supposed to mean? It seems clear that this guy said something in poor taste last weekend. And then… Paris is “equally sorry”, which also makes sense. I guess the part that doesn’t make sense are the conjunctions “but” and “and”. But I was sorry, and I didn’t want to apologize. Why “but she was sorry”? And therefore, then, why “and I didn’t want to apologize”?

Then there’s this part.

Behind my eyes, I was begging for / Things my lips could never ask / And my mouth kept pouring / Desperate clauses of random intent

This is a classic example of stormy-poetic language used to literally no effect at all. The image makes literal sense, but it could not have been written by anything other than a robot. (Plus, notice, again with the weird use of “and”.)

There’s this bit of nonsense.

I’m too lazy to type, so I send him a photo I took up a dancer’s skirt / And tell him to come and get it / Not realizing what I had just said

If she could tell him to come and get it then she was not too lazy to type! This doesn’t make any sense.

There’s more temporal/causal confusion.

It’s just another moment / When one stupid reply can lead to the walk of shame / And I’ll be damned if I end up in some lame diner after I do this / With last night’s lingerie in my purse

This bit displays a serious misapprehension of how time or narrative works. It’s another moment that may lead to her doing the walk of shame to a diner (?) right after this with… “last night’s lingerie” in her purse? So, the lingerie from the night before this song takes place? Or is the diner later on, like, later on tomorrow and then tonight’s lingerie will be in her purse. This seems so obscure and illogical that I actually think it is the former, and time has just been dissolved like some rinky-dink republic’s senate during a coup d’état.

And don’t even get me started on the “To take the world sex, and mix it with texting. It’s called sexting” part or what color they think vodka is or the line “no one is safe in the Twittersphere anymore”.

I don’t even have a point, and I don’t dislike this song at all! It’s just such a weird, supremely strange, weird, creepy, entirely irredeemably bad song. Its very excellence at being uncannily bad does not cancel out — and in fact sort of bolsters — its excellence. I cannot stop thinking about it.

Not ready to say for sure, yet, except everything about this is hugely important.

February 26th, 2012

jonnyfandango: Joe Strummer.

















jonnyfandango:

Joe Strummer.

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