Posts tagged ‘professional feminists’

May 5th, 2013

Getting Prescriptive.

Really not into “feminism” or “activism” that is just  self-aggrandizing confrontation.

Tip: if the takeaway is your name, you’re doing it wrong.

Tip: If you ignore valid criticism to focus on and mock “haters” you’re doing it wrong.

Tip: If you like to coin phrases like “slut shaming” and “rape culture”and then spend half your time explaining them to people as a a way to institutionalize and situate yourself for funding, while ignoring stuff like “racism” and “racism within feminism” and “class issues within feminism,” you’re really doing it wrong.

Tip: If you have a feminist ebook club and have not published one lady of color, you are doing it wrong.

October 21st, 2012

"Plenty of people pay the bills every day without getting a thumbs-up from an attempted murdering…"

“Plenty of people pay the bills every day without getting a thumbs-up from an attempted murdering rapist. —una senora vieja en fuego”

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Or giving one.

Context here.

June 7th, 2012

"Anyway I’d like us to have a night at the bar in which we get trashed, bring a sketchbook and create…"

“Anyway I’d like us to have a night at the bar in which we get trashed, bring a sketchbook and create a Burn Book of “feminist leaders.””

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suzy-x

I accept this challenge.

June 6th, 2012

"Who is she, anyway? I recall that I’ve heard her name chucked around in feminist/womanist circles…"

“Who is she, anyway? I recall that I’ve heard her name chucked around in feminist/womanist circles before, usually in negative light, but don’t actually have context. One of those professional fringe troll types? Anyone know?”

- Mirth abounds.
April 25th, 2012

"Warning: ambitious careerists may now be disguised as ‘progressives.’"

“Warning: ambitious careerists may now be disguised as ‘progressives.’”

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May 1968 graffiti slogan (France)

& ‘radicals’ & ‘organizers’ & ‘activists’

(via theanimalnamesofplants)

relevant

March 5th, 2012

Lastly, on proposing sex strikes for the lolz before I go to bed

suzy-x:

So I’ve spent this evening head-desking at responses to the sex strike poster I found on facebook. Everyone shitting their pants about how “anti-sex” and”objectifying” a sex strike is needs to revisit their Learning Good Consent manuals, and consider why it’s so offensive for someone to be able to refuse to have any kind of sex at any time, for any reason, even if political. It’s not about enforcing purity, it’s not about hating sex— it’s about reminding the anti-choice camp who’s in control.

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Things that are less offensive than a sex strike:

A slut walk

Posting your bra color for breast cancer awareness

Taking credit for the actions of WOC and asking for money

A rapist and attempted murderer giving sex tips

January 12th, 2012

karaj: the back cover of shulamith firestone’s airless spaces,…



karaj:

the back cover of shulamith firestone’s airless spaces, published by chris kraus and semiotext(e) in 1998. the dedication says “for lourdes cintron, as promised in the hospital.” the dialectic of sex is amazing and i am taken by people who do just one memorable thing and also by people who refuse.