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August 24th, 2013

oldloves: Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears at the MTV…



oldloves:

Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears at the MTV Video Music Awards, 2000

I will never get over this. Ever.

August 24th, 2013

barbreyryswells: East Pakistani women march with guns on the…



barbreyryswells:

East Pakistani women march with guns on the streets of Dhaka in a show of defiance against the West Pakistan military establishment (1971).

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August 24th, 2013

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August 24th, 2013

terns: mark your territory by crying on things

terns:

mark your territory by crying on things

August 24th, 2013

The Woman of the Future



The Woman of the Future

August 24th, 2013

"…the female narcissist is dangerous to patriarchy because she obviates the desiring male subject…"

“…the female narcissist is dangerous to patriarchy because she obviates the desiring male subject (loving herself, she needs no confirmation of her desirability from him). in the case of an artistic practice that performs female narcissism (such as wilke’s), the threat lies in its making superfluous the arbiters of artistic value. already presuming her desirability, wilke obviates the modernist critical system; loving herself, she needs no confirmation of her artistic “value.””

- amelia jones, body art: performing the subject  (via bodyfluids)
August 24th, 2013

brownfemipower: the most discouraging and upsetting thing in wake of all this crap to me is how…

brownfemipower:

the most discouraging and upsetting thing in wake of all this crap to me is how many people have said “who are those people?” (that is: black amazon, brownfemipower, flavia) and what happened? 

i really hope people use the “opportunity” to interrogate why nobody seems to know about the history of women of color in the blogosphere, especially because so much of our history coincides with the history of white women. why do you know the history of white women, but don’t know the basic rudimentary relationship they had with their woman of color contemporaries? why don’t you know our history as it exists outside of the relationship with white supremacy? how often does this lack of knowledge/historical awareness happen throughout US feminism? from the beginning of the US in that damn senneca falls meeting?

sure, there’s been some minor roadblocks put in place, like many of us shutting our blogs down.

but…we’re all still *here*. and people like flavia and black amazon (and karnythia, so_treu, amaditalks, etc) haven’t stopped talking about hugo. you know who ALSO knows that we haven’t stopped talking? hugo. who wanted to “shut flavia the fuck up.” and who saw women of color as “being in the way.”

why was hugo so aware of our presence, but so many white feminists are just confused right now? (or “behind the curve”?)

August 24th, 2013

the real brownfemipower: Media accountability and feminist ethics

the real brownfemipower: Media accountability and feminist ethics:

redlightpolitics:

Last night’s incident with Helen Lewis only highlighted what I’ve been going on about for the past few weeks: certain corporate feminist mass media has become an unethical pursuit that lacks accountability towards the demographics they claim to represent. When Lewis calls…

August 24th, 2013

"I learned to read on [Sherlock Holmes], and that book changed my life. I never knew you could live…"

“I learned to read on [Sherlock Holmes], and that book changed my life. I never knew you could live in your head this way, and the idea of this guy who, through his intelligence and his powers of observation, could make sense of the world. That was like a fantasy of consolation. I was like, Damn, I wish I could make sense of my world just by paying attention.”

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Junot Díaz

Learn how to think like Sherlock Holmes and master the art of paying attention

(via explore-blog)

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