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April 15th, 2012

suzy-x: newsweek: Here’s this week’s cover, on newsstands and…



suzy-x:

newsweek:

Here’s this week’s cover, on newsstands and the iPad tomorrow morning. And the summary of the corresponding story: 

In an age where women are dominating - in the workplace, at school, at home - why are they seeking to be dominated in their love lives? Recent media portrayals have shown that a rising number of modern women fantasize about being overpowered, while studies are turning out statistics that bewilder feminists. New shows like HBO’s Girls and books like Fifty Shades of Grey are showcasing the often hidden desire for powerlessness. But why? Katie Roiphe examines the submissive yet empowered female in Newsweek. “It is perhaps inconvenient for feminism that the erotic imagination does not submit to politics, or even changing demographics,” she writes.

We haven’t seen the cover story yet, but color us intrigued! Let’s hear your pre-thoughts, tumblr.

Which women? I won’t go so far as to say that no women of color have submission fantasies, but given that you’ve based your work on media representations and whatever Katie Roiphe of all people has to say, I’m assuming you only mean straight white working women of the middle-upper class. While white women in particular are overrepresented when compared to WOC in television, film and journalism, it doesn’t strike me as anything new or compelling. My 2 cents.

This is going to ruin my life on multiple levels.

April 15th, 2012

ultragraphique: From photographer Nicola Okin Frioli’s portrait…



ultragraphique:

From photographer Nicola Okin Frioli’s portrait series entitled We Are Princess in a Land of Machos: “They drink beer, they are part of the government, and they are a symbol of good luck for their family: They are Muxes – homosexuals of the pueblo Oaxacaqueno de Juchitan, Mexico – more than 3000 homosexuals who enjoy respect and admiration in all the country. Los Muxes (in Zapotec language means homosexual) are considered a blessing to their families. It is luck for a homosexual to be born in Juchitan, where in a population of 160,000 they walk proudly in the streets, dressed as women with huipiles and enaguas, typical dress of the Tehuantepec Isthmus. A resident of Juchitan says ‘A lady living here has a son Muxes, and then she has winned the lottery, it is a real blessing. Everybody should accept them as they are, in every place they are.’ Says Felina, a 36-year-old Muxes and owner of a beauty salon: ‘A lot of us are this way because our parents converted us and treated us as a female. I’m not a man. I’m not a woman… I’m a Muxes and there is a place for everybody in the Vineyard of the Lord.” Read more about the Muxes of Oaxaca and see all the pictures here.

April 15th, 2012

asymmetry violence values imagery practices unfairness awfulness…



asymmetry violence values imagery practices unfairness awfulness dreadfulness

disappoints offends destroys crushes obliterates imprisons drains kills

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April 15th, 2012

maxheron: Snoopy figured out that Joe Cool isn’t cool anymore,…







maxheron:

Snoopy figured out that Joe Cool isn’t cool anymore, so ladies and germs, he is now Joe Punk.

OH HELL YEAH.

Buy it HERE

Let’s not talk about how long I stared at this making sure I didnt have any of the same tattoos.

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April 15th, 2012

thegang: “TRUE MEN” by Brian Shumway Project…











thegang:

“TRUE MEN” by Brian Shumway

Project Description: 

Gender can be a perplexing thing. Despite being flexible and malleable, it defines and confines who we are and how we express ourselves, especially through behavior and dress. Men in particular are bound by the dictates of gender. To be a ‘real man,’ being manly and masculine (or at the very least not outwardly effeminate) are paramount. Expression of one’s manhood, especially in public, must remain within a narrow range of acceptable social norms. Little boys are conditioned as such from birth, almost as a universal absolute. But this ignores the full story of male identity. There is a large spectrum of male experience that is deemed off limits by popular society. The men in this portrait series fall outside traditional notions of manliness and masculinity. They possess an effeminate manner, dress, or look, a ‘girlishness’ that is as much a part of being male as weightlifting and football. They boldly embrace expressions of male identity which flaunt the confines of conventional conceptions of manhood and what it means to be a man.

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April 15th, 2012

thefemme-menace: nzenoni: Love at first sight. Azealia Banks x…



thefemme-menace:

nzenoni:

Love at first sight. Azealia Banks x Elle Magazine 

This grrrl is my new idol. 

totes

April 15th, 2012

thefemme-menace: Lol the small print in marker is the best…



thefemme-menace:

Lol the small print in marker is the best thing ever. 

I’ve been on both ends (TWSS) of the big type, the marker is truth and I would kill for an aol.co.uk address.

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April 15th, 2012

"I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not…"

I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you…. What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.

I began to ask each time: “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?” Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, “disappeared” or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.

Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.

And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.



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Audre Lorde (via diamondmind)

I love that this was on my dash right after Kara’s post.

April 15th, 2012

tokyoquest: London, 1966 OMG I want to smoke cigarettes with…



tokyoquest:

London, 1966

OMG I want to smoke cigarettes with her and ignore the local guys.

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April 15th, 2012

nuditea: the main reason i don’t want to watch supernatural is that i just don’t but another very…

nuditea:

the main reason i don’t want to watch supernatural is that i just don’t but another very important reason is that i don’t want to accidentally like it

Seasons 4—7 will cure you of that.

I still watch.