June 25, 2014
flyartproductions:

Just make sure you ahead of the game
Kiyomitsu II, Torii Kiyomine / Work It, Missy Elliott

Fly Art: Putting hip-hop lyrics over classical art.

flyartproductions:

Just make sure you ahead of the game

Kiyomitsu II, Torii Kiyomine / Work It, Missy Elliott

Fly Art: Putting hip-hop lyrics over classical art.

June 24, 2014

Guante - “Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man Up’ ” slam poetry

(Source: youtube.com)

June 24, 2014

Bianca Phipps - “Almosts” slam poetry

(Source: youtube.com)

June 11, 2014
"

Today little sister cracks open
a second egg and mom’s eyes
dart across the kitchen.

'You are not supposed to eat
more than one egg a day
you know that is far
too much cholesterol.’

The first meal I ate at the hospital
was a two-egged omelette
drenched in cheese.
My mother sat across from me
while the nurses and social workers
retaught her how to feed me.

They told her I was not allowed
to hide cheese under my plate,
or pick off the tortilla shell
and avoid the egg yolk.

They told her there were new rules, now
3000 to 5000 calories a day,
every day
no more sugar-free jello
egg whites
and tea

That night we went to the grocery store
and felt the world tilt upside down
We walked passed the low fat,
no cholesterol
sugar-free
Until we hit the goldmine:
poppyseed muffins,
ice cream bars
whole milk
full fat butter.
Foods that would make my heart beat regularly again
and put life back in my eyes.

Today I tell my mother I think it is fine
for little sister to eat two eggs,
cholesterol be damned.

But she looks me in the eye and says
“It’s different for you.”

This is the same phrase she repeats
when I ask her why she does not want us to cook noodles
for mother’s day dinner
or why she is not eating sugar
this week.

It is a phrase which means:
because you showed so much control
that you grew out of control
You are Hereby Exempt
from the Dieting Culture

It is a phrase which means,
‘I am drawing a firm line
between the South Beach diet
The No-Carb diet
The No-Sugar diet
The Atkins diet
The You Are Inherently Flawed and in Need of Fixing
Diet

and illness.’

Because nobody likes to think about the fact
that perhaps we are all playing with fire
that perhaps The American Dream
(and by this I mean weight loss)
is nothing but a smokescreen.
That perhaps shrinking oneself successfully
does not actually move mountains,
paint your soul in bright gold,
or part the seas.

That perhaps making ourselves disappear
won’t fix the real problems
our good intentions will never
pave the path to heaven.

Tomorrow when I wake up
I am going to breathe in the morning air
and thank the universe for poppyseed muffins,
ice cream bars
whole milk
full fat butter

I am going to change the world

and fry two eggs for breakfast.

"

Sarah TTwo Eggs

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June 11, 2014
"Instead of seeing merely a groomed American in a business suit, travelling to and from his office like a rat in a maze, a predatory ambulating apparatus of reflexes, habits, stereotypes, and slogans, a bundle of consistencies, conformities and allegiances to this or that institution—a robot in other words—I visualize (just as I visualize the activity of his internal organs) a flow of powerful subjective life, conscious and unconscious; a whispering gallery in which voices echo from the distant past; a gulf stream of fantasies with floating memories of past events, currents of contending complexes, plots and counterplots, hopeful intimations and ideals. To a neurologist such perspectives are absurd, archaic, tenderminded; but in truth they are much closer to the actualities of inner life than are his own neat diagrams of reflex arcs and nerve anastomoses. A personality is a full Congress of orators and pressure groups, of children, demagogues, communists, isolationists, war-mongers, mugwumps, grafters, log-rollers, lobbyists, Caesars and Christs, Machiavellis and Judases, Tories and Promethean revolutionists. And a psychologist who does not know this in himself, whose mind is locked against the flux of images and feelings, should be encouraged to make friends, by being psychoanalyzed, with the various members of his household"

— Henry Murray, What should psychologists do about psychoanalysis? from the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1940.

June 10, 2014

ovtro:

My drawings combined with Christian L’enfant Roi 2013 S/S

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June 10, 2014

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June 10, 2014
anna-sings:

theseniggas:

im-simply-me:


This was done with a ballpoint motherfucking pen.

I will never get over this. 

Shit

I scrolled past and thought it was a picture
Wow

anna-sings:

theseniggas:

im-simply-me:

This was done with a ballpoint motherfucking pen.

I will never get over this. 

Shit

I scrolled past and thought it was a picture

Wow

(Source: hiddenlex, via zombieboogers)

June 10, 2014
uromancy:


Sergius Hruby. From 1935 issue of an Austrian magazine

uromancy:

Sergius Hruby. From 1935 issue of an Austrian magazine

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June 10, 2014
lizosaurusrex:

#coopershawk #birdbanding

lizosaurusrex:

#coopershawk #birdbanding

June 10, 2014

Total swoonage. Since when am I attracted to men twice my age?

June 6, 2014
#NotAllMen: How Not to Derail Discussions of Women’s Issues

(Source: minazummers)

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Filed under: NotAllMen YesAllWomen 
June 6, 2014

exhibition-ism:

Conrad Jon Godly's incredible and dramatic mountain-scapes

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June 6, 2014

orphansblack said: as a feminist, i've never understood why #yesallwomen bothers me so much, but someone finally put it into words - it's fear mongering. i'm a woman and i've never felt threatened or berated by a man because of my gender, but the radfems are (cont)

stoppity:

(cont) telling me that i should feel that way. i’ve never felt uncomfortable around men until the radfems came along and told me that i should be, and i hate it. i wish i could go back to the way i was before i joined tumblr.

As a fellow woman, I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s this ridiculous amount of fear-based hate that has little to no basis in reality. These social-media based ideological ‘platform campaigns’ (in that they use a social media tool to reach millions of people at once), such as #YesAllWomen, serve no function other than to create hysteria in the female community, over things that generally blown way out of proportion. 

So in short, yes. You’re right. It’s simple fear-mongering, and it’s creating a generation of girls who have been placed in the role of the victim, by default, by those who claim to be empowering them.

I would have to strongly disagree that YesAllWomen has “no basis in reality” or is “blown out of proportion.” Sure, I understand that women who weren’t afraid before are now, and I understand that it sucks. And I understand that a lot of people are misinterpreting it as if the proportion of men who are to blame is far larger than it is. But the thing is, men: don’t be offended unless it actually does apply to your actions. And women: if you were so naive as to think that no man will ever disrespect you because you’re a woman or take advantage of you because he can, maybe it’s a good idea that you’re being shown the reality.

As far as I see it, YesAllWomen is there to 1) support women who have been the victims of sexual assault so as to not feel alone, internalize the problems, and blame themselves, and 2) so that other people can understand what it is that we’ve gone through.
Having been sexually assaulted by two people close to me, raped by a near stranger, and harassed by countless men, it means the world to me that this is happening now, that I don’t have to feel alone and finally, years after the worst of this has happened to me, I’m able to come to terms with it and see myself as a decent person instead of a slut who was asking for it.

And please, don’t think that I’m a “man hater” and avoid them like the plague because of all this. The majority of my friends are male, and for the most part I’m still most at ease around guys. I see that 99% of them are great and aren’t the reasons behind these YesAllWomen posts. And I see that they have their own problems to deal with that I won’t ever truly understand, but I try to anyway. All we want is for other people to do the same.

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June 6, 2014

The more I think about #YesAllWomen and how it applies to me and how I haven’t said anything about my experiences to nearly anyone, the more fucked up I feel and the more I want to cry. How and why have I been internalizing everything for the past 8 years? WHY AM I SO AFRAID OF BEING SLUT-SHAMED?

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