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June 1st, 2012

"I love that I can just say, “That men’s guide to feminism thing?” and everyone at…"

“I love that I can just say, “That men’s guide to feminism thing?” and everyone at the table snorts laughter and drinks.”

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  • 6/6/12- “THE GUY’S GUIDE TO FEMINISM” What Does Feminism Have To Do With Men? A Conversation with Michael Kimmel, Author & Quentin Walcott, Co-Exec Dir Connect (7:00 pm)
  • 7/14/10-“GUYLAND: THE PERILOUS WORLD WHERE BOYS BECOME MEN” 
Lecture and Discussion featuring 
Dr. Michael Kimmel, PhD, Author & Sociologist, among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. Moderated by Shelby Knox, nationally known feminist organizer & subject of the Sundance award-winning film, “The Education of Shelby Knox”. TimeOut NY Critics Pick. Over 145 attended.
  • 8/19/09- “FEMINIST MEN: INCREASING VISIBILITY”. Featuring Dr. Michael Kimmel, one of the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity, Vinnie Angel, purveyor of social justice consumer products, Robert Brannon, Co- Founder NOMAS, Jerin Alam, NOW NYS YFTF,Ben Siegel, former VP Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition.  TimeOut NY Critics’ Pick. Over 80 attended.
June 1st, 2012

"Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to…"

“Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to describe our nation’s political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of patriarchal terrorism.”

- bell hooks (via kimikkomi)
June 1st, 2012

PreTeen Sensations and Teenage Softies

Two excellent band names from Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret that have not yet been realized to their full potential.

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June 1st, 2012

markmcevoy: TIP FOR ARTISTS



markmcevoy:

TIP FOR ARTISTS

June 1st, 2012

pussy-strut: hey bore hey – boredoms This just reminded me…



pussy-strut:

hey bore hey - boredoms

This just reminded me that Merzbow did a record related to SCUM!! Thank you Emily.

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June 1st, 2012

karaj: lazz: Wayne Koestenbaum: I never knew you weren’t supposed to include the domestic in…

karaj:

lazz:

Wayne Koestenbaum: I never knew you weren’t supposed to include the domestic in poetry, like I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day—or before Memorial Day? Nobody told me. It actually never once occurred to me that the domestic was taboo.

The domestic—a category that includes the food I eat, the errands I run, “lifestyle” arrangements, my household’s day-to-day doings—has always been front and center in my poems and prose, just as my dreams have always been my prime material. (When I was an undergraduate, a creative-writing teacher told me that you weren’t supposed to write about your dreams.) But for me, the things that are truly taboo are income, what things cost, and teaching—my job. When I was unemployed, or before I became a professor, I could talk about my temp jobs, and if I were an adjunct I could still talk about work, but since I’m tenured, I can’t talk about employment except in the most ironic and veiled ways. In my poems, I like to talk about food, but if the arugula is too nurtured and expensive, I can’t mention it. I mentioned in a recent poem a tip I gave a hairdresser, but I think I lied about how much the tip was, because I spend so much to get my hair cut and colored that it would probably disqualify me forever from poetic street cred if any readers knew.[READ MORE]

quasi-relevant to trauma as a bore, esp. w/r/t “making class war something not taboo”;  the taboo serving to protect privilege, preserve inequalities, etc. 

yes. i want to talk about this all the time. 

It’s like weight (except in the ways it isn’t)—you can’t talk about weight except with people in your weight class, really, and those lines are heavily policed.

June 1st, 2012

"Our work of love should be to reclaim masculinity and not allow it to be held hostage to patriarchal…"

“Our work of love should be to reclaim masculinity and not allow it to be held hostage to patriarchal domination. There is a creative, life-sustaining, life-enhancing place for the masculine in a non-dominator culture. And those of us committed to ending patriarchy can touch the hearts of real men where they live, not by demanding that they give up manhood or maleness, but by asking that they allow its meaning to be transformed, that they become disloyal to patriarchal masculinity in order to find a place for the masculine that does not make it synonymous with domination or the will to do violence.”

- bell hooks, The Will to Change, p115.  (via funkyfest)
June 1st, 2012

I find it satisfyingly ironic that the Defense of Marriage Act just got fucked in the ass. — Wylie…

seriously with this

June 1st, 2012

toastradamus: This girl cosplayed Hunter from Superjail! and it…





toastradamus:

This girl cosplayed Hunter from Superjail! and it was fucking AMAZING!

Hunter cosplayer if you have a tumblr please tell me I have to follow you.

People are actually doing cosplay to my friend Christy’s comic. I’m like THAT GUY IS MY CAT FRITZ’S BEST FRIEND THEY GRILL TUNA TOGETHER AND NOW COSTUMES.

As you all know, I assess every movie and most books for their potential in getting people to put on costumes and that this happened apparently just from my unconscious mind (and, ok, his talent) is making me v happy.

June 1st, 2012

boysoprano: Crying Glasses, Hayley Newman, 1995 Over a year I…



boysoprano:

Crying Glasses, Hayley Newman, 1995

Over a year I wore the crying glasses while travelling on public transport in all the cities I visited. The glasses functioned using a pump system which, hidden inside my jacket allowed me to pump water up out of the glasses and produced a trickle of tears down my cheeks. The glasses were conceived as a tool to enable the representation of feelings in public spaces. Over the months of wearing the glasses they became an external mechanism which enabled the manifestation of internal and unidentifiable emotions.

all of my glasses are like this because all of my glasses are crying glasses and also I bought 5 pairs for $25.