Archive for November 3rd, 2012

November 3rd, 2012

The person I was most excited to see when I got back

next to my cats was my pharmacist. Hopefully I will feel better enough tomorrow to go to Sunset Park or the Rockaways to help out. Sarah came to my house to take a few boxes of stuff for Staten Island and saw me try to walk and was like “You know, volunteers do need to be able to move.”

November 3rd, 2012

anarcho-queer: New York City Officials Ignore Devastated…



anarcho-queer:

New York City Officials Ignore Devastated Chinatown, Advocates Say Income And Race Is To Blame

Income and race have a lot to do with the situation that we’re in, I went by Wall Street last night and all the lights were on, the buildings were empty, there were christmas lights on the trees and it was absolutely crazy because we had just left here [Chinatown] and it was pitch black,” said Helena Wong in an interview with The Nation.

Wong is the executive director of the Chinatown-based organization CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities.

What we’re seeing is no officials are coming here, there are no translated documents, there’s no FEMA, Bloomberg isn’t here, no ones invested any resources in to this community and there are other communities as well that aren’t Wall Street and aren’t Time Square and it’s pretty clear that it’s profits over people right now,” Wong went on to say.

The video was shot and produced by Francis Reynolds at The Nation.

CAAAV is currently accepting donations for flashlights, batteries, food and bottled water. Visit their website for more information.

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November 3rd, 2012

ayatollahofsass: a tribute to the wonderful catz i got to meet…

















ayatollahofsass:

a tribute to the wonderful catz i got to meet as a result of not having housing during hurricane sandy

My babies! I love the Fritz and Monster are friends with people I haven’t met. Once I was at a dinner party and talking about Fritz (duh) and the guy next to me said “Fritz? Fritz Newman? This guy?” and he had a picture of him and Fritz on his phone! He dated someone who used to catsit for me.

November 3rd, 2012

"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting…"

“I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.”

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- Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)

America is a violent country.

(via thewhitemankilledthetruth)

November 3rd, 2012

this is not one of the more realistic Salems. Look at that coat.





this is not one of the more realistic Salems. Look at that coat.

November 3rd, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: When a Navajo couple discovers their…



coolchicksfromhistory:

When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Sun Kissed follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos’ Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over.

Sun Kissed is streaming at pbs.org through November 17, 2012

watching tonight.

November 3rd, 2012

"The more I watch this show, the more I try to unravel the points of association between the male…"

“The more I watch this show, the more I try to unravel the points of association between the male characters. Pretty Little Liars is at its core about four teenage girls who are best friends, no matter how much their other relationships get in the way. For us as viewers, all character interiority belongs to these girls, as does our attendant empathy. The men are in many ways marginal characters — appendages to the female networking at the heart of this mystery. The men rarely interact. Or, at least, we rarely see them interact. That’s what makes them so inhumane, so horrifying. Each time a liar tells her boyfriend a secret, it’s akin to seeing a girl strip a layer of clothing in any classic horror film. You want to reach through the screen and tell her to stop — that she’s showing too much skin.”

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Jane Hu, Alice Bolin, and I wrote about Pretty Little Liars for The Bygone Bureau. That great quote above is Jane’s. (via judyxberman)

Judy is the only cultural critic who is not embarrassing.

November 3rd, 2012

queenofsputum: “15 ways to stay alive” by Daphne Gottlieb 1. Offer the wolves your arm only…

queenofsputum:

“15 ways to stay alive” by Daphne Gottlieb

1. Offer the wolves your arm only from the elbow down. Leave tourniquet space. Do not offer them your calves. Do not offer them your side. Do not let them near your femoral artery, your jugular. Give them only your arm.

2. Wear chapstick when kissing the bomb.

3. Pretend you don’t know English.

4. Pretend you never met her.

5. Offer the bomb to the wolves. Offer the wolves to the zombies.

6. Only insert a clean knife into your chest. Rusty ones will cause tetanus. Or infection.

7. Don’t inhale.

8. Realize that this love was not your trainwreck, was not the truck that flattened you, was not your Waterloo, did not cause massive hemorrhaging from a rusty knife. That love is still to come.

9. Use a rusty knife to cut through most of the noose in a strategic place so that it breaks when your weight is on it.

10. Practice desperate pleas for attention, louder calls for help. Learn them in English, French, Spanish: May Day, Aidez-Moi, Ayúdame.

11. Don’t kiss trainwrecks. Don’t kiss knives. Don’t kiss.

12. Pretend you made up the zombies, and only superheroes exist.

13. Pretend there is no kryptonite.

14. Pretend there was no love so sweet that you would have died for it, pretend that it does not belong to someone else now, pretend like your heart depends on it because it does. Pretend there is no wreck — you watched the train go by and felt the air brush your face and that was it. Another train passing. You do not need trains. You can fly. You are a superhero. And there is no kryptonite.

15. Forget her name.

Daphne is my friend Daryl’s ex. TUMBLR IS A SMALL SMALL WORLD WHEN YOU ARE AS OLD AS ME.

November 3rd, 2012

puredisgust: In 1923, a group of young women in D.C. was fed…



puredisgust:

In 1923, a group of young women in D.C. was fed up with “unwelcome advances” from creepy dudes, so naturally, they took action… in the bizarre form of starting an Anti-Flirt Club.


Source: Ribbon Around a Bomb

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November 3rd, 2012

superseventies: Debbie Juvenile wearing a ‘God Save The Queen’…



superseventies:

Debbie Juvenile wearing a ‘God Save The Queen’ t-shirt at Seditionaries, 1977.

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