Posts tagged ‘feminist representational panic’

June 14th, 2012

mikkipedia: thenewwomensmovement: wwopd-ethics: ATTN:…



mikkipedia:

thenewwomensmovement:

wwopd-ethics:

ATTN: Feminists- this little gem of hard hitting journalism is brought to you by Cosmo. Let’s debate your foof-jazzling!

Is Cosmo even still printing? GO AWAY ALREADY.

I love how this five year old story from British Cosmo is such a handy soapbox for people. Who cares?

Noting that I had this on my office door, mostly because of STICKING CRYSTALS ON YOUR FOOF and BARE LANDSCAPE OF SMOOTH SOFTNESS, my boss walked by, then came back and stuck her head in and said “I think the answer to this question is yes.”

June 12th, 2012

"Because I’m femme–and more complicated than ‘femme’–one-lens visibility reduces me to how I look:…"

“Because I’m femme–and more complicated than ‘femme’–one-lens visibility reduces me to how I look: cis, white, small, housed. I know that “visibility” erases parts of me, and so I don’t want to use it for myself or for other femmes when trying to connect across our differences. I ache to find ways to respect the needs for safety and economic survival that certain lenses of visibility gives to those who pass within it, even while I work to pull the world that privileges these frameworks apart. And, I ache to dismantle the importance of invisibility as a conversation for those to whom it does not apply because that conversation itself is invisibilizing [so meta.] This framework is a sideshow made up of mirrors, some of which reflect and some of which don’t. It’s not a useful home for our complicated, giant, many identities… Visibility fails us as a standard to understand one another with. It fails complexity, inclusion, and intersectionality. It fails trans* femmes, poor/working class folks, sex workers, people of color, dis/abled people. FAIL. There is no totalizing Visibility, and we need to stop seeking the panopticon: the looker in our head is policing our variant and vibrant beauties. We can do WAY better than in/visibility.”

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femmetech, “Deprivileging In/visibility” (via suzy-x)

relevant

June 11th, 2012

emilysyrja: If we’re being real here, the main reason I’m not leaving my apartment is that I feel I…

emilysyrja:

If we’re being real here, the main reason I’m not leaving my apartment is that I feel I am too ugly to be seen by others.

Emily. That is how I feel every day every minute all the time. I want to apologize to people for having to look at me.

I don’t know what to say to people any more. What can you say? “It gets better”? I mean, that’s a joke. My friend Katy’s mom killed herself when she was my age, and I remember thinking god if I still feel like this when I am that old I am giving myself full permission to check out, but I keep hanging around for no good reason.

June 11th, 2012

so am i the only person here who has never been in jail?

[redacted 1]: i've never been in jail, i've only been in juvee.
[redacted 2]: i've never been in jail, i've just been held.
kj: so i still have cred.
[redacted 1]: you've been incarcerated, it counts.

kara, incarcerated > kara caramanica

x infinity

feminist maths

"I've just been held"--feminist tears
June 11th, 2012

thenewwomensmovement: wwopd-ethics: ATTN: Feminists- this…



thenewwomensmovement:

wwopd-ethics:

ATTN: Feminists- this little gem of hard hitting journalism is brought to you by Cosmo. Let’s debate your foof-jazzling!

Is Cosmo even still printing? GO AWAY ALREADY.

I love how this five year old story from British Cosmo is such a handy soapbox for people. Who cares?

January 29th, 2012

karaj: throughclaretandblueeyes: National Anthem- Lana Del…



karaj:

throughclaretandblueeyes:

National Anthem- Lana Del Rey 

Overdosin’, dyin’
On our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurring the lines between real and the fake

perfect for cleaning while thinking about feminism, capitalism, politics, etc.. 

I have never preordered a record before today. Which is my Lanaversary. To think that before last Sunday I hadn’t even listened.

Money is the anthem of success.

So put on mascara and your party dress.