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April 14th, 2012

"the conflict, therefore, is not between females and males, but between SCUM — dominant, secure,…"

“the conflict, therefore, is not between females and males, but between SCUM — dominant, secure, self-confident, nasty, violent, selfish, independent, proud, thrill-seeking, free-wheeling, arrogant females, who consider themselves fit to rule the universe, who have free-wheeled to the limits of this `society’ and are ready to wheel on to something far beyond what it has to offer — and nice, passive, accepting `cultivated’, polite, dignified, subdued, dependent, scared, mindless, insecure, approval-seeking Daddy’s Girls, who can’t cope with the unknown, who want to hang back with the apes, who feel secure only with Big Daddy standing by, with a big strong man to lean on and with a fat, hairy face in the White House, who are too cowardly to face up to the hideous reality of what a man is, what Daddy is, who have cast their lot with the swine, who have adapted themselves to animalism, feel superficially comfortable with it and know no other way of `life’, who have reduced their minds, thoughts and sights to the male level, who, lacking sense, imagination and wit can have value only in a male `society’, who can have a place in the sun, or, rather, in the slime, only as soothers, ego boosters, relaxers and breeders, who are dismissed as inconsequents by other females, who project their deficiencies, their maleness, onto all females and see the female as worm.”

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valerie solanas, SCUM  (via karaj)

to the anon who asked me why people care about Valerie Solanas: relevant

April 14th, 2012

"unable to empathize or feel affection or loyalty, being exclusively out for himself, the male has no…"

“unable to empathize or feel affection or loyalty, being exclusively out for himself, the male has no sense of fair play; cowardly, needing constantly to pander to the female to win her approval, that he is helpless without, always on the edge lest his animalism, his maleness be discovered, always needing to cover up, he must lie constantly; being empty he has not honor or integrity — he doesn’t know what those words mean. the male, in short, is treacherous, and the only appropriate attitude in a male `society’ is cynicism and distrust.”

- valerie solanas, SCUM  (via karaj)
April 14th, 2012

karaj: jenny holzer, from the living series,…



karaj:

jenny holzer, from the living series, 1980-1982 

relevant²

April 14th, 2012

getoutoftherecat: you’re welcome It is sad/awesome that I have…



getoutoftherecat:

you’re welcome

It is sad/awesome that I have watched so many cat videos I recognized most of the cats.

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April 14th, 2012

"The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful…"

“The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.”

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(via creepinthecellar)

Forever reblog.

(via littleletters)

I will never not reblog this even if I JUST did. (via subtletysmyweakness)

this is the same way i feel about having white friends because this shit happen and it just freaks me and out I LOVE YA’LL AND I KNOW IT’S INTERNALIZED AND IT SLIPS OUT but ugh :(

(via brazenbitch)

have been on both sides of this one/am on both sides of this one

April 14th, 2012

actual hair I just plucked from my neck.



actual hair I just plucked from my neck.

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April 14th, 2012

escaping a predator + adopting new identity = evolution



escaping a predator + adopting new identity = evolution

April 14th, 2012

What The Swastika Means To Me

violencegirl:

A repost of my blog:

My last blog entry about racism in the early L.A. punk scene got quite a bit of feedback and I’d like to clarify and expand on one of the subjects: the use of the swastika by punks.

Ever since reading the Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank when I was about 10 years old, I’ve had strong negative associations with the swastika. It’s pretty much inextricably connected with the horrors of the Nazi regime in my mind. Even to this day, when I’m watching an Indian film and the swastika image appears, I have to remind myself that it is an ancient symbol and appeared in various cultures throughout the world long before it was employed by the Nazis. Unfortunately, for my generation and our parents, it was redefined during the middle years of the 20th century.

Some people mentioned wearing the swastika as a way to take away the negative power of the symbol. I understand that idea. I suggested in another blog that we might choose to redefine sexist or racist terms by using them in a way which empowers, rather than demeans, the subject. However, the Nazi emblem of the swastika is something much more than an epithet. Unlike derogatory language, which we seek to eliminate, the Nazi swastika and what it represented should not be eliminated, precisely because we need to remember what it once meant. For the same reason that we do not raze Auschwitz and sow the ground with salt, we must not try to do away with the Nazi swastika’s negative connotations. We must remember that part of history, not redefine it. To use the swastika merely to shock people is to trivialize the meaning of that symbol. With each trivialization, we lose a little bit of that memory until it becomes a distant reality, another page in the history books which are filled with lessons that we never seem to learn.

I’d like to say that I understand the interest in Hitler and the Nazi regime. I’ve long been interested in Nazi history and I’ve read quite a few books about it; I even took a course in college about it. I grasp the incredible power of their imagery. Hitler and Goebbels were, for lack of a better term, fascinating personalities to me and the way the Nazi Party rose to power and orchestrated a bid for world domination is still astonishing to me. There is a great deal to be learned from studying that period of time. Even though it was and remains a fascinating period to me, I was never tempted to wear a Nazi swastika. Everytime I see it, it makes me uncomfortable and a little bit angry. I know that there were punks who wore it precisely for that reason, to provoke and shock, but there were others - like the Clash - who felt that it was inextricably linked to the Nazi attempt to eradicate an entire race of people and that it should not be taken lightly. Joe Strummer once said, “I think people ought to know that we’re anti-fascist, anti-violence and anti-racist. We’re against ignorance.” I agree with that statement and I think that using the Nazi swastika simply as a joke (Prince Harry) or as a means of shocking people (Sid Vicious) is wrong. To put it succinctly, I’ll use the words of my pal, Phranc: “Take off your swastikas, you’re making me angry!”

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April 14th, 2012

getoutoftherecat: you’re welcome



getoutoftherecat:

you’re welcome

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April 14th, 2012

"If you stay we can figure out how long it takes. The way you kiss me around the wrists. Tap…"

If you stay we can
figure out how long it takes.

The way you kiss me around
the wrists. Tap messages on my back. Don’t say

a word. Write to me only in French. Turn
the thermostat down to sixty and pad

to the kitchen in socks, wrapped up
in blankets like secrets. Boil a pot of water. Two

cups will do. Come back with tea. Steam will
fog between us as we wait under quilts.



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Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Waiting For Rain (via atomiclanterns)

formerly relevant

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