OH POSTER GIANT, UP YOURS!
Girl Army Seattle put up an incredible installation on 11th and Pine last night, a powerful, moving piece on a busy intersection.
Local postering dinguses Poster Giant came in today and covered it up with posters advertising PAX PRIME, an event part of the gaming and general nerdery circle-jerk known as PAX. How totally weird that a corporate event catering to men that is part of an industry that embraces misogyny covered up the political installation created by radical feminists, am I right? Totally fucking weird!!
Good thing Girl Army Seattle fights back, and retaliated by painting up OH POSTER GIANT, UP YOURS!
Click through for more photos and details of their retaliation by Brendan Kiley at The Stranger.
"Remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. Your job is to…"
- Toni Morrison (via feministquotes)
The end of song; an exhausted form; the novel turns in on itself; or settles for cliché; the movie might be sensational; or comforting; but “the dream is over” (John Lennon). Awake, alert, the form now looks fragile, unsafe, a receptacle for feeling without insurance against catastrophic embarrassment: “God” (John Lennon).
The Art Apartments Elk Gallery show at the Regency Hotel By KATE WOLF
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 1:10 pm
If you see a security guard upon approaching, do not attempt to enter. Also keep in mind that you will have to climb two five-foot-high walls and that sensible shoes are recommended due to…
Wait Bill, do you know Jocko? It makes sense. I was at this show! I was wearing a taffeta skirt and tube socks and no one understood my look.
❝And then, you ask me whether I approve of violence. I mean, that just doesn’t make any sense at all… whether I approve of guns.
I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama!
Some very, very good friends of mine were killed by bombs! Bombs that were planted by racists. I remember from the time - I was very small - I remember the sound of bombs exploding across the street, our house shaking! I remember my father having to have guns at his disposal at all times because of that fact that any moment - someone - we might expect to be attacked.
The man who was in that time, in complete control of the city government, his name was Bill Connor. He would often get on the radio and make statements like - “Niggers have moved into an all white neighborhood, we better expect some bloodshed tonight,” and sure enough there would be blood shed.
After the four girls - one of them lived next door to me - I was very good friends of a sister of another one… My sister was very good friends with all three of them. My mother taught one of them in her class.
In fact, when the bombing occurred, one of the mothers of the young girl called my mother and said - “Can you take me down to the church and pick up Carol? We heard about the bombing and I don’t have my car.”
And they went down and what did they find? They found limbs and heads strewn all over the place.
And then after that, in my neighborhood, all the men organized themselves into an armed patrol. They had to take their guns and patrol our community every night because they did not want that to happen again. ❞ Angela Davis on Violence [x]
Continuing to prove my weird connections to random celebrities, Tracy Lords once read some of my poetry at a rave.