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June 17th, 2012

grrrlgangs: Girl Gangs from Doris # 21, an amazing zine by…



grrrlgangs:

Girl Gangs from Doris # 21, an amazing zine by Cindy Crabb. Find the full zine here. Also the inspiration for this blog!

GIRL GANGS

1991, down the street from my house on Fathers Day, there it was, spray painted in the alley: “Dead Dads Don’t Rape.” and it made me feel like there was someone behind me, after all those years, not a man creeping up, but a girl watching my back. and invisible force. A girl army. A girl gang.

Jacob, walking with me, said “That’s pretty reactionary. It’s not like all dads rape”, And I was thinking about ‘85 and my friend who really did kill herself, not just cut wrists or too many pills like everyone else I knew did. Erika hung herself on Fathers Day. Of course we knew why, we had to have known. But none of us talked about any of that shit back then.

Can I tell you what it was like when the girl gangs started? It was amazing to see. I want to talk about this and not their faults. I want to talk about the power I felt in my body; the power and relief when I saw their flyers - and how their violence made everything so much more immediate. Our lives are a war and not less of a war than the one against the nazi skins or the one against the class system, not less of a war than the war against the state. Our lives are a war, and you’re part of it boy, and this was is full of unignorable realness and strong, fucking strong as hell emotions.

Activism.
June 17th, 2012

rgr-pop: syrja: I am probably too angry to ever be able to write articulately about this, so I’m…

rgr-pop:

syrja:

I am probably too angry to ever be able to write articulately about this, so I’m just going to post what I wrote to RGR on the subject. Context: on Thursday, the day after MI HB 5711 passed, Mitch and I pulled out a banner reading “SHAME” and vocally interrupted the House session. After we were escorted out of the gallery, and while we were questioned by police and the House’s sergeant at arms, a (white, liberal feminist) woman in a Planned Parenthood shirt approached us to say: “I hope you are proud of yourselves. You have ruined it for the rest of us.” I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

7:24 P.M.: i need to write a post about how that woman is what is wrong with liberal feminism. because her idea of being divisive is very different from my idea of being divisive.
her idea of being divisive is doing things that will make planned parenthood/white liberal feminists fighting this legislation ~look bad, which what does that even mean?
and furthermore, look bad to whom? to the legislature? that’s the only body i can think of that would think we look bad after that action.
and you know what, they DON’T even think we look bad. they don’t think ANYTHING about us.
we can sit up there and watch as many sessions in the gallery as we want. the house representatives do NOT have to look at us if they don’t want to. we’re hidden from their view while we sit up there to feel like we’re doing something.
i keep fantasizing that i run into that lady (i couldn’t talk to her at the time because the sergeant at arms was yelling at me and mitch when she very literally stuck her nose in to say that).
and i tell her really?? because MY idea of being divisive is getting angry when someone on your side, wearing the same fucking shirt as you, losing the same ~rights~ as you, speaks out and you decide to preserve the interest of the same legislature that is screwing us right now. THAT is fucking divisive.
[…]
it was not a big action. it was not anything like what we should be doing.
we really, honestly, unsarcastically, should be terrorizing people. and i mean, what if we did something like that? what would the liberal feminists say then? how divisive would that be?

you ruined it for the rest of us, tho. it is YOUR FAULT that we can’t have abortions.

June 17th, 2012

meesoohl: Artist Yayoi Kusama is a master when it comes to…









meesoohl:

Artist Yayoi Kusama is a master when it comes to bringing out a childlike wonderment in audiences, leaving them slack-jawed as they take in their enchanting surroundings. The Japanese visionary has a distinct style that doesn’t go unnoticed, especially in recent years, with the employment of polka dots, mirrors, water, and an array of LED light fixtures. There’s a surge of jubilation that emanates from her multihued installation works and this piece titled Fireflies on the Water is no exception.

I’m happy to say that one of the films the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant funded this year is Heather Lenz’s documentary on Yayoi Kusama. I can’t wait to see it!

June 17th, 2012

rgr-pop: any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminismany…

rgr-pop:

any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
any feminism where “we got eve ensler” is considered a victory is not my feminism
June 17th, 2012

superseventies: 1970s interior design – media pit. WHY DOES MY…



superseventies:

1970s interior design - media pit.

WHY DOES MY HOUSE NOT LOOK LIKE THIS.

Admittedly, it looks somewhat like this. But not enough.

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June 17th, 2012

zuky: kynodontas: inautumn-inkashmir: hrrrthrrr: “The cure…



zuky:

kynodontas:

inautumn-inkashmir:

hrrrthrrr:

“The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears or the ocean.”

Print by Tina Crespo

life motto.

specially the ocean.

gargling with salt water also helps to alleviate a number of ailments

Definitely gargling. Also, brining. And blanching. These cure many things such as harmful bacteria.

I’m off to submerge right now.

June 17th, 2012

"I get this ache…and I, I thought it was for sex, but it’s to tear everything to fucking pieces."

“I get this ache…and I, I thought it was for sex, but it’s to tear everything to fucking pieces.”

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Ginger Snaps (via bagofshit)

Fuck vampires, be a werewolf.

June 17th, 2012

muchomegamountains: blackraincloud: muchomegamountains: does…



muchomegamountains:

blackraincloud:

muchomegamountains:

does anybody else see anything wrong with this picture?

ETA: i want to be careful not to completely dismiss whatever is happening here. as i’ve said before, there’s next to NO feminist organizing in michigan, and whatever is happening, as a person who WANTS feminist organizing to happen, i respectfully with the intention of moving towards a holistic feminist movement in michigan, would like to point out that detroit is a majority black city.

and i’ll leave it at that.

Oh, fuck this. No. When did this happen?  Is it a response to all the Black women (many of them trans*) who’ve been murdered or gone missing in the city? Is it about that serial killer who was targeting women doing online sex work? Did these people speak with the families of those murdered or missing?  Why am I asking pointless questions?

I was just working on a post about these same points, but this says it better and more to the point.
June 17th, 2012

judyxberman: violencegirl: “Life in this society being, at…



judyxberman:

violencegirl:

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to any woman, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking girls only to undermine the government; to reassess and reorganize the senseless, archaic legal system (and initiate a more effective method of enforcement), to stop the blind acceptance of implausible media role models, to re-educate apathetic female puppets who distort the image and impair the evolution of women…and to repair men.”

Castration Squad Manifesto, 1980. With acknowledgment to Valerie Solanas.

Since I don’t have any Castration Squad, throwing on The Bags comp in celebration of this.

IT’S ALL SO GOOD. Alice, Mary, Valerie, all of my heros.

June 17th, 2012

realityayslum: Francesca Woodman – White Socks, Providence,…



realityayslum:

Francesca Woodman - White Socks, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976.

( … from the book Francesca Woodman, edited by Corey Keller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011.)

Has anyone seen the documentary about her family? I just spotted it on Netflix.