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October 15th, 2012

“When I was in high school, I was obsessed with Mary…



“When I was in high school, I was obsessed with Mary Wollstonecraft; she was one of the very first feminists ever. My friend and I were always making videos, and we made this movie called Mary Wollstonecraft and the Renaissance Rangers. It was like a Power Rangers spoof, taking all these historical characters out of context. Mary Wollstonecraft, Robespierre, and Marie Curiethey would all fight crime together. This is the kind of stuff I used to do.”

- Aubrey Plaza

well now I love her! who is she?

October 15th, 2012

"Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance…"

“Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation”

- Cherrie Moraga (via womenorgnow)
October 15th, 2012

cocothinkshefancy: If you are familiar with Atlanta, then you…











cocothinkshefancy:

If you are familiar with Atlanta, then you know Baton Bob. Whenever the weight of Monday gets to be a bit too heavy, I always remember Baton Bob. Baton Bob represents everything that is fun, fierce, and fabulous.


As a kid he was enthralled with band majorettes and when he went to high school, he asked to be his school’s first male baton twirler. Wearing a cheerleader’s sweater and white pants with gold stripes, he often was tempted to outperform the majorettes. Jamerson eventually moved to St. Louis and worked as a flight attendant, but was laid off after the 9/11 attacks (he now works as a floral designer). To counter his depression, a psychologist recommended he do things that brought him joy and so Jamerson began twirling his baton in public again.He expanded his wardrobe of transgressive costumes and marched through city streets several afternoons every week. Bob’s costumes always reflect current events. When Christopher Reeve died, Baton Bob wore a Superman costume.

A therapist once told me, When you feel yourself slipping into depression, go out and do something that makes you feel good down to your soul. After 9/11 I dug around in my closet for my old high school marching band baton, and I went into Forest Park in St. Louis and just began twirling in an attempt to lift my spirits. I had no idea about the voyeuristic response I would receive.”

Thank you Baton Bob for being you and for bringing a little more joy into the world.

So cute! There is an entity who dresses with the same élan (that’s FRONCH*) who meets the ferry sometimes. Always makes my day.

*I’m actually not sure if the accent is right or not. YOLO

October 15th, 2012

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October 15th, 2012

Dear lady, It is impossible for me to be “in the tank for Obama,” because no one says…

Dear lady,

It is impossible for me to be “in the tank for Obama,” because no one says that any more.

See also “skin in the game.”

October 15th, 2012

Well I spent a lot of time today trying to get interviews with grieving, bereft people.

Ick. Uck. Yuk.

October 15th, 2012

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sign it.
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October 15th, 2012

travelcoat: Hi internet, I am organizing a feminist reading…



travelcoat:

Hi internet, I am organizing a feminist reading series called LA MEDUSE at La Mutinerie, 176 Rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris.

Upcoming readings:
October 23 - Sarah Riggs and Lily Robert-Foley
November 7 - Lillian Allen
December 11 - Nina Karacosta and DK & the Joy Machine

La Méduse has many tentacles and dreams of having more. We want to expand our scope to include different types of literary/writing events (i.e.: not just readings). If you are a queer and/or feminist writer and would be interested in reading, performing, participating, organizing stuff OR if you have questions, critiques,  etc. email me: thymian AT gmail DOT com.

October 15th, 2012

mikkipedia: Made a new batch of these in honor of the…



mikkipedia:

Made a new batch of these in honor of the anniversary. Hit me up if you want one—$10, and all of the proceeds go to Equal Rights Advocates. (If there is a workplace advocacy group you would prefer your money go to, that’s fine too.)

I might also make some that say “I believe Nafissatou Diallo,” let me know if you want one of those.

Sincerely,

Totes? Totes!!!

(totes are $10; message feministkilljoy at gmail dot com)

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October 15th, 2012

I can’t even watch, it makes me so upset. Totebags still…



I can’t even watch, it makes me so upset.

Totebags still available