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November 6th, 2012

nuditea: doesn’t it get boring thinking about sex all the time the only thing i think about as much…

nuditea:

doesn’t it get boring thinking about sex all the time

the only thing i think about as much as some people post about sex is how much i hate myself

and i know that’s definitely pretty boring at this point for like all of us

there’s overlap though, because I can think about how I hate myself because of some sex, or blame myself for sex acts done and not done, etc.

November 5th, 2012

girlsgetbusyzine:  Fair or Not?: The Snow White…



girlsgetbusyzine:

 Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex

Directed by: M. Hasna M.

“Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex” is a documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures.

This is the first film I ever attempted to make back when I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley (2003-07). Unfortunately I was never able to complete this project, but it is an issue I hold very close to my heart, so I figured I should just post it online anyway so that people can watch & discuss…

Some of the topics covered: Skin color preferences in relation to class/culture, the media’s role in exacerbating internalized racism, skin bleaching products, exoticism of dark-skinned women, and the phenomenon of tanning amongst White women.

November 3rd, 2012

brilliantmistake: Catalina Island Fox, Urocyon littoralis…



brilliantmistake:

Catalina Island Fox, Urocyon littoralis catalinae

CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA

October 31st, 2012

fuckyeahperiodfood: Happy Halloween



fuckyeahperiodfood:

Happy Halloween

October 30th, 2012

anon-soohyuk: MIKKI I SWEAR YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO FIND ME SOMEONE TO FLIRT WITH AT YOUR LEAVE I…

anon-soohyuk:

MIKKI I SWEAR YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO FIND ME SOMEONE TO FLIRT WITH AT YOUR LEAVE I HAVEN’T BEEN ON FOR A WHILE AND YOU DO THIS TO ME MIKKI CUM BACK MIKKI OH MY GOD MIKKI

The mikki tag is regularly awesome.

October 30th, 2012

friendlyangryfeminist: Abusers are really good at finding people who have already been groomed to…

friendlyangryfeminist:

Abusers are really good at finding people who have already been groomed to view abuse as ‘normal’. So please don’t wonder how someone could have been abused more than once and say shit like abuse survivors should know better. 

It’s not unheard of for survivors to go from abusive relationship to abusive relationship. Abuse has been so normalized for so many people that there is this deep rooted suspicion that all relationships are abusive. That everyone is faking it just like you’re faking it. That no one actually has non-toxic relationships. And that’s a type of coping mechanism right there, isn’t it?

Then there’s also the fact that survivors have complicated feelings towards their abusers. Sometimes we love our abusers. Sometimes we are dependent on our abusers and feel indebted. Sometimes we know it is abuse but we don’t know if anyone will take our side and help us. People would rather turn away then help us. Sometimes people would rather help cover up the abuse because it’s less messy. 

Sometimes these messy feelings keep us from realizing we’re being abused, even if we know the cycle of abuse, even if we’ve tried to help friends in messy relationships. It can’t be abuse, we’re in love. It can’t be abuse, he takes care of us. It can’t be abuse because I can’t see myself as someone being abused. Etc, etc, etc. 

October 22nd, 2012

pussy-strut: also anna and i have started spit-shaking on things in a poor attempt to commune with…

pussy-strut:

also anna and i have started spit-shaking on things in a poor attempt to commune with the abject it is not working ! ! !please send help! ! !

Perhaps you will enjoy/contribute to The Abjectionist, a blog Elizabeth and I are starting.

October 22nd, 2012

THE UNTITLED MAG WANTS YOU: What if feminism is a tool of consumerism and the patriarchy?

THE UNTITLED MAG WANTS YOU: What if feminism is a tool of consumerism and the patriarchy?:

farahjoon:

syriaslyradical:

fearsome-fag:

A prof told me the other day that the title is what her partner thinks, that she is sure that feminism is simply an idea planted by the system to keep actual change from occuring. My prof expanded on it a bit, and I sat down and thought about it too, so heres a mix of our…

Yes but let’s keep in mind these criticisms of feminism have long been theorized by WOC since the 18th century with little regard from mainstream feminists …….. that there are COUNTLESS woc who have devoted their lives to making feminism a more inclusive space. In fact, here’s a crash course explaining how feminist theory in the past has dealt with these issues:

—-FEMINIST THEORY CRASH COURSE—-

Feminism moves in between these branches (not a mutually exclusive list, just listed most prominently recognized theorists by each)in order to directly oppose mainstream feminist discourses loaded with eurocentrism, phallocentrism, orientalism, imperialism, racialized colonialism, capitalism (which goes hand in hand with feminist movements as commodification of a so called revolutionary struggle!), white supremacy, ethocentrism, transphobia, ableism and much much more:

1. post colonial theory-undoes the victimization discourse of western feminists/their metonymic blurring of different forms of oppression through an essentialist explanation

2. global feminism/”third world feminism”- disrupts idea that feminism is an inherently “western” ideology

3. Women of color feminism-emerged to counter cultural hegemony of white western feminism

  • black feminism-Audre Lorde, Combahee River Collective
  • Afrocentric feminism-Patricia McFadden
  • Chicana feminism-Anzuldua
  • womanism (check out Alice Walker and Layli Phillips to find out more why this isn’t a subcolumn or branch of feminism completely)

4. critical race theory-comes from radical POC law professors who acknowledge feminism’s lack of tools in making visible the ways racial supremacy is embedded in the law system. Check Kimberle Crenshaw, Barbara Smith, Patricia Hill Collins, Susan Schechter

5. Black nationalist feminism—opposes anti-blackness in feminist movements

  • Africana womanism (different from African feminism and womanism)
6. Feminist hermeneutics-analyzes religious studies as a source of feminist theory
7.Feminist Science studies—disrupts biological determinism. Check out Ruth Hubbard’s “Fact Making and Feminism” as an intro to why science needs to be included in discussions of feminist discipline
8. Queer theory-holy shit i can’t even start on the ways its disrupted mainstream feminism but HEY:

Flower crown feminism is in no way a reflection of  the deeply rooted radical work Women of color, transnational, zapatista, chicana, african-american, “third world” (global south), indigenous and native, queer, dis*abled and post-colonial feminisms have carved out.

When Ida B. Wells called out the racism of progressive feminist leaders in 1894 IE suffragist Frances Williard of Christian temperance union who publically represented black women voters as a threat to modern society, Wells was not about that “abandoning feminism” life

When Paula Gunn Allen pointed out that white American feminism ripped off gynocentric Iroquois nations, who held their own feminist rebellions as early and before the 1600’s, she wasn’t about that “abandoning feminism” life

 When Linda La Rue, the Combahee River Collective, Barbara Smith Claudia Jones, Audre Lorde and counless others called out the heterosexist, classist racist shitfield that was the women’s liberation movement, they weren’t abt that “abandoning feminism” life

When Beverly Guy Sheftall, Rudolph Byrd, and Johnetta B. Cole anthologize unpublished works of queer poc thinkers in I Am Your Sister, Still Brave, Traps,and Gender Talk, they aren’t about accepting white feminism as the dead-end truth. 

WE CAN’T DISREGARD THESE CENTURIES OF WORK SUBVERTING DOMINANT PARADIGMS AND CREATING SPACES FOR CHANGE BECAUSE A WAVE OF PASTEL COLORED “GRRRLS” REEMERGE AS THE PRIVILEGED SUBURBAN GRANDDAUGHTERS OF THE SAME RACIST FEMINIST WHO STORMED THE POLITICAL SCENE LOUDER AND WHITER THAN ALL THE REST, FIRST IN THE 1870’s, 1920’s, 1970’s, AND THEN 1990’s

Instead let’s make this a fight to continue the legacy of these radical visionaries

in reclaiming our spaces,

reaffirming our rights to tell our own stories freely, to live in the security of our own bodies, and to rewrite histories of social movements that replicate hierarchy within.

^ RIGHTEOUS

crucial

relevant

necessary

October 14th, 2012

crying as an act of "natural" & spectacular makeup removal/transformation.

lolita-maneater:

my face is not a mask; it is a stage.

October 4th, 2012

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