Posts tagged ‘feminist terror’

September 24th, 2012

How am I the only single person in this scenario too



How am I the only single person in this scenario too

September 15th, 2012

karaj: fuckdudeskilldudes: “Sadness, sad affects, are those which reduce our power to act. The…

karaj:

fuckdudeskilldudes:

“Sadness, sad affects, are those which reduce our power to act. The established powers need our sadness to make us slaves. The tyrant, the priest, the captors of souls need to persuade us that life is hard and a burden. The powers that be need to repress us no less than to make us anxious or, as Virilio says, to administer and organize our intimate little fears[…]It is not easy to be a free man, to flee the plague, organize encounters, increase the power to act, to be moved by joy, to multiply the affects which express or encompass a maximum of affirmation. To make the body a power which is not reducible to the organism, to make thought a power which is not reducible to consciousness. Spinoza’s famous first principle (a single substance for all attributes) depends on this assemblage and not vice versa.”

Gilles Deleuze, Dialogues

our project is about turning sad affects into joyous affects“ 

down for it

June 1st, 2012

"Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to…"

“Often in my lectures when I use the phrase “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” to describe our nation’s political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of patriarchal terrorism.”

- bell hooks (via kimikkomi)
April 15th, 2012

"the conflict, therefore, is not between females and males, but between SCUM — dominant, secure,…"

“the conflict, therefore, is not between females and males, but between SCUM — dominant, secure, self-confident, nasty, violent, selfish, independent, proud, thrill-seeking, free-wheeling, arrogant females, who consider themselves fit to rule the universe, who have free-wheeled to the limits of this `society’ and are ready to wheel on to something far beyond what it has to offer — and nice, passive, accepting `cultivated’, polite, dignified, subdued, dependent, scared, mindless, insecure, approval-seeking Daddy’s Girls, who can’t cope with the unknown, who want to hang back with the apes, who feel secure only with Big Daddy standing by, with a big strong man to lean on and with a fat, hairy face in the White House, who are too cowardly to face up to the hideous reality of what a man is, what Daddy is, who have cast their lot with the swine, who have adapted themselves to animalism, feel superficially comfortable with it and know no other way of `life’, who have reduced their minds, thoughts and sights to the male level, who, lacking sense, imagination and wit can have value only in a male `society’, who can have a place in the sun, or, rather, in the slime, only as soothers, ego boosters, relaxers and breeders, who are dismissed as inconsequents by other females, who project their deficiencies, their maleness, onto all females and see the female as worm.”

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valerie solanas, SCUM  (via karaj)

to the anon who asked me why people care about Valerie Solanas: relevant

April 14th, 2012

"the conflict, therefore, is not between females and males, but between SCUM — dominant, secure,…"

“the conflict, therefore, is not between females and males, but between SCUM — dominant, secure, self-confident, nasty, violent, selfish, independent, proud, thrill-seeking, free-wheeling, arrogant females, who consider themselves fit to rule the universe, who have free-wheeled to the limits of this `society’ and are ready to wheel on to something far beyond what it has to offer — and nice, passive, accepting `cultivated’, polite, dignified, subdued, dependent, scared, mindless, insecure, approval-seeking Daddy’s Girls, who can’t cope with the unknown, who want to hang back with the apes, who feel secure only with Big Daddy standing by, with a big strong man to lean on and with a fat, hairy face in the White House, who are too cowardly to face up to the hideous reality of what a man is, what Daddy is, who have cast their lot with the swine, who have adapted themselves to animalism, feel superficially comfortable with it and know no other way of `life’, who have reduced their minds, thoughts and sights to the male level, who, lacking sense, imagination and wit can have value only in a male `society’, who can have a place in the sun, or, rather, in the slime, only as soothers, ego boosters, relaxers and breeders, who are dismissed as inconsequents by other females, who project their deficiencies, their maleness, onto all females and see the female as worm.”

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valerie solanas, SCUM  (via karaj)

to the anon who asked me why people care about Valerie Solanas: relevant

April 14th, 2012

karaj: jenny holzer, from the living series,…



karaj:

jenny holzer, from the living series, 1980-1982 

relevant²

April 12th, 2012

on the surprising victories in failed escapes

karaj:

i was reading these important escape how-tos and thinking that no one loves an escape story as much as mikki. i know because she was such a rapt audience for mine.

the night i was hospitalized a bunch of cops—5? 4? 3? it felt like 5—were standing in my living room saying that they had to do something with me because my boyfriend had just called and told them i was threatening to hurt myself, which i’m sure is true, though i don’t remember that part. the night before we had been talking about a college boyfriend who had moved to buffalo for the summer to be with me and jon was like “i can’t believe a guy did that for you” and i was like “you’d be surprised what i can get guys to do for me,” which i think i thought was funny and i think he did not, and that conversation must have animated my interaction with the police: first i flirted with them a little bit, then i negged them a little bit, then i told them my boyfriend was crazy, then they left. victory.

less victorious when they returned and i had to get in the ambulance. still, there was that beautiful moment after i insisted jon accompany me, when we were sitting inside, and everything felt still, and i just lunged for the door, as though lunging comes naturally to me (it does not) and as though i was somehow going to get past the many large men between me and my apartment, or whatever i thought freedom was—flatbush avenue?

when i told mikki she was like “i mean kara i think it was the drugs but also like some intense id thing where your primal feminist self just raged!” i said that it’s like my two favorite books—the dream of a common language and SCUM—had a war and SCUM won. i will never forget the communal look of fear on those cops’ faces as i berated them from the bedroom in a mini dress and heels nor that brief, brilliant time when i actually must have believed i could get away, although i don’t remember any thought process being involved, at all.

later, at the hospital, i demanded that jon call my dad, because i felt like the crisis was being handled completely ineptly, and then i ripped the silly bandz off of our arms, though i found them in my chanel purse later and gave them to my father for feminist archiving in his basement. mikki said she hoped i also yelled “you’ll never take me alive” but, as it turned out—the lunging, the biting—most of my resistance was gestural. i don’t have any tattoos so who knows what would have happened if i had gotten away, but i sort of did get away, right here, to my bed, writing about trauma and power and terror and affect and archiving and bodies and other relevant things in my exams. 

HAHAYESYESHAHA. Warrior year. I was going to say the making a break for it in the ambulance is my favorite part but all of it is my favorite part especially the happy ending. Let me know if you need any cars blown up, I think I understood the directions.Love you K

April 10th, 2012

nudiemuse: fresafresca: GPOY I JUST WANNA KISS I SWEAR



nudiemuse:

fresafresca:

GPOY

I JUST WANNA KISS I SWEAR

April 2nd, 2012

karaj: rgr-pop: pussy-strut: “an openly misandrist…



karaj:

rgr-pop:

pussy-strut:

“an openly misandrist girlfriend”

LUV this. And, like, normally I wouldn’t go there, but I think you should go there: how much dick do you manage to get anyway, E? Like, a lot of dick.

And that was the moment I understood this brand of radical sluttiness: if you can get that much dick quoting Solanas all the time, then, well, girl.

p.s. this should all be like the masthead of your blog.

truth: guys love having openly misandrist girlfriends. i love “the petty is political,” laziness, this whole thing.  

Really a misandrist girlfriend is mandatory if one ever wants to shut down the emo-aggressive industrial complex.

Also I keep seeing people on the train I think are P-S and I want to say “Pussy?” with a James Bond leer but generally I figure out it’s someone else in time.

March 30th, 2012

"he, like, explicitly asked for my discretion when we started fucking…but i am getting ready to marie calloway his ass"

karaj:

wait. wait. wait wait wait wait. um. first of all, everyone knows if you don’t want to be written about, don’t date a writer. (and who isn’t a writer? we all have the internet.) this goes double for dating feminist writers, who are probably committed to telling the truth about their relationships. “you’re hurting me” and “ethics” and “discretion” are such obvious coverups—by self-identified feminist men—for behavior both atrocious and foolish that they don’t want exposed or theorized. it is also what jennifer doyle calls, in sex objects, “the stubborn ignorance (and optimism) of male privilege.” good luck with this one, guys. really. we were dumb, but you were dumber, and you should read the audre lorde prominently displayed on your bookshelves. we certainly have.  

emo-agressive elfa males are the new passive-aggressive alpha males