Quisp
Look, you’re a feminist who, in this particular case, made the non-feminist choice. That’s all. I assume it was the right choice for you, or you wouldn’t have done it, and that’s fine! But feminism is not, in fact, all about choosing your choice. It is mostly about recognizing when things are fucked up for women at the societal level, and talking about that, and trying to change it. So sometimes, even when a decision is right for you, you still need to recognize that you made that decision within a social context that overwhelmingly supports your choice, and punishes women who make a different one.

fatbodypolitics:

I learned some interesting things this weekend while in SF. Like how apparently some people in fat community are happy that they aren’t “midwest fat.” Good thing this midwest fat person will collect all your fat hatred and turn it into amazingness.

#MidwestFat is now a thing.

For people…

But wasn’t one of Hannah Horvath’s best lines on this season of Girls something like, “and I’m from the Midwest so I’m always going to be 15-25 pounds overweight”?

Storms and humidity are probably good for the firefighters, but Imitrex and black coffee are not a balanced breakfast for me. :(

gebranntsugars:

mayakern:

cute underwear is the best cure all for low self esteem

Wooo

Very cute!

right-about-now:

People are often surprised when I tell them Andy Warhol is not one of my favorite artists. I do like his work, I just don’t feel his work, at least what is popular, really speaks to me. I do like his later work, the series he did with Basquiat, his prints, and his piss paintings. I do feel like his work is important, perhaps the most important of the pop artists. He also gave us the most important band of the 1960’s, The Velvet Underground. Warhol’s musings are interesting, but they don’t always match the depth of his 15 minutes of fame quote. Most of the time he was detached, but his comments on violence are interesting because he was shot by an obsessed fan.  His work often times celebrated violence and guns, yet he detested violence. Tomorrow is Andy Warhol’s birthday, share to wish him a happy birthday.

Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, was not an ‘obsessed fan’. She was a colleague – a playwright and poet. Warhol had promised to produce a play she was working on, and she believed wasn’t going to follow through, and that he had lost the manuscript. (Losing a manuscript was a big deal in 1968, before word processors and back-up drives; there would have been only one copy.)
Admittedly, Solanas was a troubled woman. But she wasn’t an obsessed fan, and it’s not fair to characterize her that way. 
http://www.feministpress.org/books/breanne-fahs/valerie-solanas

right-about-now:

People are often surprised when I tell them Andy Warhol is not one of my favorite artists. I do like his work, I just don’t feel his work, at least what is popular, really speaks to me. I do like his later work, the series he did with Basquiat, his prints, and his piss paintings. I do feel like his work is important, perhaps the most important of the pop artists. He also gave us the most important band of the 1960’s, The Velvet Underground. Warhol’s musings are interesting, but they don’t always match the depth of his 15 minutes of fame quote. Most of the time he was detached, but his comments on violence are interesting because he was shot by an obsessed fan.  His work often times celebrated violence and guns, yet he detested violence. Tomorrow is Andy Warhol’s birthday, share to wish him a happy birthday.

Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, was not an ‘obsessed fan’. She was a colleague – a playwright and poet. Warhol had promised to produce a play she was working on, and she believed wasn’t going to follow through, and that he had lost the manuscript. (Losing a manuscript was a big deal in 1968, before word processors and back-up drives; there would have been only one copy.)

Admittedly, Solanas was a troubled woman. But she wasn’t an obsessed fan, and it’s not fair to characterize her that way. 

http://www.feministpress.org/books/breanne-fahs/valerie-solanas

beauvoiriana:

Mosaic portrait of Simone De Beauvoir made out of butterflies. Created for the cover of Womankind magazine in Australia. By Charis Tsevis.

Sharing because it’s just so cool.

beauvoiriana:

Mosaic portrait of Simone De Beauvoir made out of butterflies. Created for the cover of Womankind magazine in Australia. By Charis Tsevis.

Sharing because it’s just so cool.

obviouschildmovie:

The odds are forever not in your favor.

obviouschildmovie:

The odds are forever not in your favor.

In the game of patriarchy, women are not the opposing team. They are the ball.
Anita Sarkeesian (via thatcuriouskat)

Bears repeating.

This is the first piece of J. Andrew World’s art I ever saw, initially in one of the online forums associated with the TWiB podcast. I’m sorry I didn’t buy the T-shirt when I had the chance, but I saved the graphic and I use it in my classes sometimes, when I’m trying to teach students about semiotics and how texts can be read differently (i.e., the message you send may not be the message received). Happy Birthday, J. Andrew World! #JAndrewsBirthday  #TWiBnation

This is the first piece of J. Andrew World’s art I ever saw, initially in one of the online forums associated with the TWiB podcast. I’m sorry I didn’t buy the T-shirt when I had the chance, but I saved the graphic and I use it in my classes sometimes, when I’m trying to teach students about semiotics and how texts can be read differently (i.e., the message you send may not be the message received). 

Happy Birthday, J. Andrew World! #JAndrewsBirthday  #TWiBnation