Archive for June, 2012

June 29th, 2012

gleeful redistribution vol. 5

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THIS ONE’S FOR YOU MIKKI

Hancock, B. R. (1972). Affirmation by negation in the women’s liberation movement. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 58(3), 264-271.

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June 29th, 2012

Sharkwater




On May 13, 2012, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson was arrested for protecting sharks in 2002. Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for a screening of the documentary Sharkwater, which captures the incident that led to his arrest. For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in conflicts with pirate boats, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives and eventually leading to Paul Watson’s arrest in Frankfurt on May 13, 2012. Captain Watson is currently under house arrest in Germany, awaiting possible extradition to Costa Rica.

After the documentary, Sea Shepherd volunteers will take questions about our campaigns across the world, including the summer 2012 shark defense campaign in the South Pacific. Crew members and on-shore volunteers will be on hand to discuss how you can help release Paul Watson, get involved in Sea Shepherd and become a member. We will also be selling official Sea Shepherd merchandise.

Jivamukti Yoga School
 841 Broadway, second floor, Manhattan
7p; $10 suggested donation
nyc]at]seashepherd.org
facebook.com/events/250584061714426/

June 29th, 2012

my favorite song or maybe tied with Angie Baby. Obv I like…



my favorite song or maybe tied with Angie Baby. Obv I like stories about women who lose their minds. WEIRD

June 29th, 2012

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June 29th, 2012

"i could have lived without the chapters on the royals of britain, but other than that, this is a…"

“i could have lived without the chapters on the royals of britain, but other than that, this is a sterling example of a memoir by a public figure!”

- I have never wanted to read a book more.
June 29th, 2012

"Her husbands, for example, are never even referred to by name — Number One, Number Two, Number…"

“Her husbands, for example, are never even referred to by name — Number One, Number Two, Number Three. (Taking feminism a little far, don’t you think?)”

- hahahaha same review
June 29th, 2012

"In the time-honored tradition of celebrity memoir, Helen Reddy’s The Woman I Am is utterly…"

“In the time-honored tradition of celebrity memoir, Helen Reddy’s The Woman I Am is utterly scannable without worrying itself with soul searching or excessive detail. I nonetheless studied it like it was the Torah.”

- from the first review on Amazon
June 28th, 2012

You know you’re living right when all the features editors look at you like your’re…

You know you’re living right when all the features editors look at you like your’re crazy and all the fashion editors tell you they love your outfit. Horses on top, checks below—calling it “Barni.”

June 28th, 2012

Relevant

Helping

My role as helper is not to do things for the people I am trying to help, but to be things; not to try to control and change their actions, but through understanding and awareness, to change my reactions. I will change my negatives to positives; fear to faith; contempt for what they do to respect for the potential within them; hostility to understanding; and manipulation or over protectiveness to release with love, not trying to make them fit a standard or image, but giving them an opportunity to pursue their own destiny, regardless of what their choice may be.


I will change my dominance to encouragement; panic to serenity; the inertia of despair to the energy of my own personal growth; and self-justification to self-understanding.


Self-pity blocks effective action. The more I indulge in it, the more I feel that the answer to my problems is a change in others and in society, not in myself. Thus, I become a hopeless case.


Exhaustion is the result when I use my energy in mulling over the past with regret or in trying to figure ways to escape a future that has yet to arrive. Projecting an image of the future—and anxiously hovering over it for fear that it will or it won’t come true—uses all my energy and leaves me unable to live today. Yet living today is the only way to have a life.


I will have no thought for the future actions of others, neither expecting them to be better or worse as time goes on, for in such expectations I am really trying to create or control. I will love and let be.


All people are always changing. If I try to judge them, I do so only on what I think I know of them, failing to realize that there is much I do not know. I will give others credit for attempts at progress and for having had many victories that are unknown.


I, too, am always changing, and I can make that change a constructive one, if I am willing. I CAN CHANGE MYSELF. Others I can only love.

June 28th, 2012

Look at our pool!! The community really pulled together,…



Look at our pool!! The community really pulled together, including my “We aren’t activists but we like to go swimming” next door neighbors, whose uncle cried and told me he learned to swim in the pool in the 50s, to all of my rock friends who dressed up and sang in the We Are the Pool Video, Michael Freedman Schnapp who put on a 30-lb costume with no cooling unit, and the guy from the Parks Dept who made the yuppies and the condo people shut up at the meetings. I’m devastated on a daily basis on what has happened to my neighborhood, but this is awesome, and the after-school programs and the gym and the community center will benefit everyone at every income level. If people took the time to study the actual demographics of North Brooklyn and not the headlines, they would see a very different picture.

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