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May 17th, 2012

People get so worked up about Glee. Brenda doesn’t even go to that school.

May 17th, 2012

"Those who subvert social norms are, ostensibly, people who have forgotten that they can be seen,…"

“Those who subvert social norms are, ostensibly, people who have forgotten that they can be seen, publicly, at any time. Therefore, when they transgress social norms—by expressing physical affection for a person not visibly coded as the opposite sex, for example, or by being fat and rejecting social and bodily invisibility—they need to be reminded of this omniscient social gaze, and in the absence of institutional discipline, must be punished so they do not transgress again. This is the mechanism by which a dude who sees me in a vividly-colored dress, walking alone as though I either don’t know or don’t care that I am defying bodily norms, feels compelled to scream “UGLY FAT BITCH” at me. He is applying social discipline and teaching me a lesson: Everyone can see you, and your body and/or behavior are unacceptable.”

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So Michel Foucault and Jeremy Bentham walk into an elementary school cafeteria* via the Two Whole Cakes blog by Lesley Kinzel (via transformfeminism)

One of my all time faves of jokes I made that make me laugh and think I am a genius.

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May 17th, 2012

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May 17th, 2012

heidivanderlee: Please join us in supporting survivors of sex…



heidivanderlee:

Please join us in supporting survivors of sex assault and intimate partner violence via the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) program. More information about SAVI and its missions here.

Friday, June 8th

Grand Victory

245 Grand Street

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

All bands are super tight female-fronted dreampop/shoegaze (aka real purty sounds) outfits. 

BAKESALE BEFORE AND AFTER!!!! Please bring baked goodies to donate - post on the event wall what you’ll bring (or you can make it a surprise!)

♥ Open Ocean (Melodic shoegaze gorgeousness; http://www.facebook.com/OpenOceanBand)

♥ ♥ Corita (C86-influenced dreamy tunes; http://www.facebook.com/CoritaNYC)

♥ ♥ ♥ The Meaning of Life (90s ethereal indie; http://www.facebook.com/themeaningoflifeband)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Adolescence (dream pop side project of Crazy Pills front; http://www.facebook.com/Adolescence.NYC)

Doors: 7pm 

Bands: PROMPTLY AT 7:30!

Cost: $8

21+

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May 17th, 2012

violencegirl: White Rabbit performed by the Bags, August 1979,…



violencegirl:

Bags at the Hong Kong Cafe by Ann Summa

White Rabbit performed by the Bags, August 1979, live at the Hong Kong Cafe. Someday I will open a combination pastry shop and bookstore and it will be named Feed Your Head. Enjoy.

~Alice

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May 17th, 2012

Bringing back sock garters.



Bringing back sock garters.

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May 17th, 2012

"well who is it for then?"

karaj:

my father asked me this on the phone today, after he tried to talk to me about one of my posts, and i tried to tell him that it is really not a good idea for him to be reading my tumblr. i approve of willful not-knowing in many situations and i guess i am going to have to be the willful not-knower in this one; luckily, refusing to acknowledge who might be watching is a life skill that anyone who wears small dresses as often as i do is constantly honing. a part of me wanted to say “it’s for itself,” which is not untrue. “who is it for” is actually a really hard question. 

“Who is it for” is so important and so much one of my main things lately. (Things as in things that are relevant.) I mean, over connoisseurship, and that taxonomy trip, obv. But—and I tread lightly here, because it is not my body in this situation—when Makode Linde made that cake, it is important that he was making it for the white Swedish elite. He was using black women as subject matter, using their bodies, even impersonating them, but not considering them as a potential audience for the piece. Like, whose gaze never gets discussed? And let’s be honest, this is also what was so problematic about me doing First Guns and why I stopped doing it. Good intentions alert! I thought it was funny to have Michelle Obama’s arms respond to the media’s constant discourse about them. But it was appropriative way beyond a headdress. I’m always tempted to hit the delete button on it but I feel like it should be there, to remind me I need to work, and to not let me hide my fuck ups.

Will not post a long blah blah Habermas thing but he is relevant.