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May 26th, 2012

But Maybe Even More Proud of the BEESTING Tag Cloud

But Maybe Even More Proud of the BEESTING Tag Cloud
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May 26th, 2012

Kind of Proud of the Shut Up Foodies Tag Cloud

Kind of Proud of the Shut Up Foodies Tag Cloud
May 26th, 2012

"Nothing gapes wider than my wound I cry over this disaster, over everything, and feel your death…"

“Nothing gapes wider than my wound
I cry over this disaster, over everything,
and feel your death more than my life.

I walk over the stubble of the dead,
and without warmth or consolation from anyone
I leave my heart behind, and mind my business.

Death flew off with you too soon,
dawn dawned too soon,
you were put into earth too soon.

I won’t forgive lovestruck death,
I won’t forgive this indifferent life,
I won’t forgive the earth, or anything.”

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Miguel Hernandez, from “Elegy” (translated by Don Share)

I never have dreams. Like really, never. Except for the past two weeks I have been having horrible ones and I wake up screaming and gasping for air.

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May 26th, 2012

joeyx: On this day in 1977: The rock group KISS provided Marvel…



joeyx:

On this day in 1977: The rock group KISS provided Marvel Comics with vials of their blood to be mixed with printers’ ink for their upcoming comic.

Today’s quote: “This is to certify that KISS members, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss, have each donated blood which is being collectively mixed with the red ink to be used for the first issue of the Marvel/KISS comics. The blood was extracted on February 21st, 1977 at Nassau Caliseum and has been under guarded refrigeration until this day when it was delivered to the Borden Ink plant in Depew, New York.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/caob4g9

May 26th, 2012

andwhatdoyousee: Carolee Schneeman, Up To and Including Her…



andwhatdoyousee:

Carolee Schneeman, Up To and Including Her Limits, 1973-6

May 26th, 2012

so-treu: Black Internationalist Feminism Women Writers of the…



so-treu:

Black Internationalist Feminism

Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Radicalism and Black feminism in postwar women’s writing

Black Internationalist Feminism examines how African American women writers affiliated themselves with the post-World War II Black Communist Left and developed a distinct strand of feminism. This vital yet largely overlooked feminist tradition built upon and critically retheorized the postwar Left’s “nationalist internationalism,” which connected the liberation of Blacks in the United States to the liberation of Third World nations and the worldwide proletariat. Black internationalist feminism critiques racist, heteronormative, and masculinist articulations of nationalism while maintaining the importance of national liberation movements for achieving Black women’s social, political, and economic rights.

Cheryl Higashida shows how Claudia Jones, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Rosa Guy, Audre Lorde, and Maya Angelou worked within and against established literary forms to demonstrate that nationalist internationalism was linked to struggles against heterosexism and patriarchy. Exploring a diverse range of plays, novels, essays, poetry, and reportage, Higashida illustrates how literature is a crucial lens for studying Black internationalist feminism because these authors were at the forefront of bringing the perspectives and problems of black women to light against their marginalization and silencing.

In examining writing by Black Left women from 1945 to 1995, Black Internationalist Feminism contributes to recent efforts to rehistoricize the Old Left, Civil Rights, Black Power, and second-wave Black women’s movements.

source.

oh wait who was that the other day saying that black feminism lacks transnational voices? b/c there’s no critical engagement with the power structures used to oppressed you?

(answer: cosmo-fascist. forever rong.)

relevant

May 26th, 2012

andwhatdoyousee: Hannah Wilke, I Object: Memoirs of a…



andwhatdoyousee:

Hannah Wilke, I Object: Memoirs of a Sugargiver, 1977-8

May 26th, 2012

violencegirl: Pyranas punk girl gang in San Francisco,…



violencegirl:

Pyranas punk girl gang in San Francisco, 1978.

“The unexpected effect of the punk scene was the sense of empowerment that comes from being part of a community that works together to achieve common goals, even if our goals as teens were mostly just to be creative and have fun. The punk spirit, the DIY attitude, the feeling that we can steer our lives and circumvent the powers that be lingers long after the pogoing has stopped.” - Alice Bag, 2012

this is my entire life

May 26th, 2012

popca: blackfeminismlives: So proud of my chapter on Audre…



popca:

blackfeminismlives:

So proud of my chapter on Audre Lorde as Prologue to Black Queer Feminist Speculative Fiction in the new book The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative!!!!

HOLY SHIT THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING HOLY FUCK

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May 26th, 2012

rgr-pop: #1 man He heard OJ SImpson’s jailhouse…



rgr-pop:

#1 man

He heard OJ SImpson’s jailhouse confession AND was on Free to Be You and Me. A perfect career.