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October 19th, 2012

"Cultures of domination rely on the cultivation of fear as a way to ensure obedience. In our society…"

“Cultures of domination rely on the cultivation of fear as a way to ensure obedience. In our society we make much of love and say little about fear. Yet we are all terribly afraid most of the time. As a culture we are obsessed with the notion of safety. Yet we do not question why we live in states of extreme anxiety and dread. Fear is the primary force upholding systems of domination. It promotes the desire for separation, the desire not to be known. When we are taught that safety always lies in sameness, then difference, of any kind, will appear as a threat. When we choose to love we choose to move against fear - against alienation and separation. The choice to love is the choice to connect - to find ourselves in the other.”

- bell hooks (2000) all about love (via fistsforflowers)
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October 19th, 2012

"Cultures of domination rely on the cultivation of fear as a way to ensure obedience. In our society…"

“Cultures of domination rely on the cultivation of fear as a way to ensure obedience. In our society we make much of love and say little about fear. Yet we are all terribly afraid most of the time. As a culture we are obsessed with the notion of safety. Yet we do not question why we live in states of extreme anxiety and dread. Fear is the primary force upholding systems of domination. It promotes the desire for separation, the desire not to be known. When we are taught that safety always lies in sameness, then difference, of any kind, will appear as a threat. When we choose to love we choose to move against fear - against alienation and separation. The choice to love is the choice to connect - to find ourselves in the other.”

- bell hooks (2000) all about love (via fistsforflowers)
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October 19th, 2012

"But I think part of effective social justice includes humbling yourself a bit. You have to admit…"

“But I think part of effective social justice includes humbling yourself a bit. You have to admit that you’re part of the problem. That you can fuck up. That you can make mistakes. That you can say things that are hurtful and not mean it and people aren’t obligated to forgive you for it just because you didn’t mean it or you’re “progressive” and you’re trying. You need to release the notion that you deserve to get an award for not being an asshole. Or that you need a gold star for trying.”

- From Liberal Bullying Nonsense, in response to this blog post comparing some ‘progressive commenters’ to bullies (because they made some self-identified liberals feel bad about themselves, essentially). (via damelola)
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October 19th, 2012

Realist oil painter Lee Price paints self-portraits of herself…











Realist oil painter Lee Price paints self-portraits of herself from an overhead vantage point, primarily in bathrooms while eating junk food. 

ahem.

October 19th, 2012

withlove-shaina: Hermosa Beach (October 07, 2012)



withlove-shaina:

Hermosa Beach (October 07, 2012)

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October 19th, 2012

Mauerbauertraurigkeit

mirroir:

n. the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like—as if all your social tastebuds suddenly went numb, leaving you unable to distinguish cheap politeness from the taste of genuine affection, unable to recognize its rich and ambiguous flavors, its long and delicate maturation, or the simple fact that each tasting is double-blind.

October 19th, 2012

deadhorsebrooklyn: Witch school I love that Karolina took the…



deadhorsebrooklyn:

Witch school

I love that Karolina took the time to post it even though she is getting married TOMORROW! xoom

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October 19th, 2012

superseventies: 1970 air hostesses. PINK SKY



superseventies:

1970 air hostesses.

PINK SKY

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October 19th, 2012

theswinginsixties: Hillary Clinton, 1969. forever love this…



theswinginsixties:

Hillary Clinton, 1969.

forever love this picture

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October 19th, 2012

bcaheritage: “long-lost boyfriends should stay lost…” When…





bcaheritage:

“long-lost boyfriends should stay lost…”

When looking for advice the Dear Maisie page of 1960s magazine Flamingo is always a good place to start. 

Flamingo was launched 1961, from its offices in Charlton St, London NW1. Its first issue noted the 350,000 West Indian’s then living in Britain and stated that “up till now these Negro citizens of Britain have been denied a Voice.”

Edited by Edward Scobie, contributors included George Lamming, Jan Carew, founder of the BCA Len Garrison and Sydney Poitier. Flamingo closed in 1963.

BCA’s collection includes over 200 periodical titles published by Black communities in Britain, over half are unique to the BCA and can not be found in any other collection in the UK. 

References: 
Hoyles, Asher and Hoyles, Martin (2011) Caribbean Publishing in Britain: A Tribute to Arif Ali. Hansib Publications

Benjamin, Ionie (1995). The Black Press in Britain. Trentham Press

I love this so much. I wonder why they called it Flamingo. (I mean, there are some obvious reasons but still)