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November 13th, 2012

billdaniel: Mostly True book launch, on the Oakland…



billdaniel:

Mostly True book launch, on the Oakland squatterfront this Sunday.

Barrel fire, big pot of beans, and a slide show (35mm and dig) by Kevin Thomson, Hans Hansen, Mike Brodie, Swampy, Two 7, me, and prolly more.
Bring a milk crate to sit on and maybe some gasoline for the generator.

GO TO THIS. Say hi to Bill.

November 13th, 2012

dorightwoman: he slowly said “rape…culture…?” after hearing someone use the phrase. surprised that…

dorightwoman:

he slowly said “rapeculture…?” after hearing someone use the phrase. surprised that he hadn’t encountered it before, i explained the term refers to seemingly trivial remarks and acts that legitimize the domination (rape) of women. 

he still seemed confused so i said you know how there’s this internet term called friend-zoning? and he knew what that meant. i said, well some people think that it buttresses rape culture by implying that women owe sex to men who act friendly to them. and then he said he sees the friend zone as an inescapable morass of sexlessness. i said that’s kind of my point, that you see women’s friendship as an inescapable morass.

and then a female colleague chimed in that the friend zone posits that women’s behavior is essentially predictable. and he said something about stereotypes being bad, but women in his experience are just that - predictable. and i recommended never saying that to a women. then i wrote down ”for colored girls by ntozake shange” on a piece of paper and handing it to him i said read the poem latent rapists

also what are the politics of continuing to document my male colleagues’ talk about women? these are phd students at a top-20 program. they will get jobs as professors. 

possible hashtags for this project include #laughing at men #misogynists earning phds and #calling out colleagues

is anyone even interested in these posts? am i creating accountability? or am i just letting off steam? can someone please theorize this for me?

professionalize your grudges

November 13th, 2012

glory











glory

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November 13th, 2012

sandysucks: People don’t understand what it’s like in these…



sandysucks:

People don’t understand what it’s like in these projects. Forward to minute 2 for a look at why it’s so important to knock on every door, and why it’s so hard to get to every person. There are projects and high rises like this all over in places where the power is still out. This is truly the invisible underclass.

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November 13th, 2012

snubbs: “Prisons do not disappear social problems, they…



snubbs:

“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages” -Angela Y. Davis

November 13th, 2012

"We are never, ever, ever getting back together."

“We are never, ever, ever getting back together.”

- Sylvia Plath (via feministpizza)
November 13th, 2012

HER SHOES



HER SHOES

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November 13th, 2012

I set up a toothfairy gmail account to correspond with my friend’s kid, because her tooth fell…

I set up a toothfairy gmail account to correspond with my friend’s kid, because her tooth fell out and they lost it, so she got really upset that the tooth fairy might not come. She asked her mom “Can you email the tooth fairy?”  So I explained that an eager new fairy had accidentally taken the tooth too soon and forgotten the money, but that I personally, the customer service fairy, would make sure things went right tonight. I told her how the fairies use the teeth to build palaces and make their hair shiny. Also it’s a matriarchy.

Now I am just waiting for the damn kid to wake up and read her email.

November 13th, 2012

Radio Show About John

Eddie Rivas My friend David Gomez asked me to join him on the net tonight 11/13/12 from 8-10 pm to pay tribute to our friend Johnny Napier. Log on to radiosombra.org and listen to some great music by a wonderful person. Also you can email us at gomezcomesalive@gmail.com if you want to share some of your favorite stories about John and we will read them on air.

Once again, Discos Immigrantes is on from 8-10 Pm PST tonight.

November 13th, 2012

Someone bring these back. ETA:Didn’t realize it’s…



Someone bring these back.

ETA:Didn’t realize it’s real fur which is obvs gross. But the concept is still brilly.