This Is The Article I Am Sick Of Reading →
ilykadamen: This is the article that will voice a reaction to the flotilla attack. It will detail a brief recap of events being careful to give room to the official Israeli narrative because a government is intrinsically more trustworthy than human rights activists or foreign accented reporters to a serious person. This is the article that will talk about how this affects Israel, because...
Experiences of Trangendered Profs a Case Study in... →
ouyangdan: In an excerpt published in the Australian newspaper The Age, The Hidden Brain author Shankar Vedantam discusses the different post-transition experiences of transgendered Stanford professors Ben Barres and Joan Roughgarden. Unsurprisingly, they paint a depressing picture of the prevalence of sexism even in the supposedly egalitarian world of university research. - C.L....
Let me repeat it: being part of the audience matters. I think this is a big...– thefourthvine (DW) » “[Meta]: The Audience” (via metafandom on LJ)
SUPER NAUSEA FEST 5000
Having THE WORST nausea and fatigue today, be back later.
rhymeswithnothing: dorianisms: It is hard to believe that, barely more than a year ago, I was all over Jessica Valenti and her middle-class abled white lady feminism. Thank god I grew out of that one. At least you figured it out. Some folks never get better. Since we’re admitting painful and/or embarrassing truths, I used to be a total offensive jackass just coz the cool kids were doing it,...
Baruch and Roll: When is Gala Darling going to... →
isabelthespy: And when are we going to start calling her out? Gala Darling likes to sign her posts, “love letters and feather headdresses”, fully cashing in on this bullshit hipsters in headdresses trend that has become much maligned. Here is a post on my pal garconniere’s tumblr, where she… for serious. There were some shennanigans involving this gal a while back; details here....
jes: I dunno about holly but i love their [American Apparel’s] style. Its...– julia @ a l’allure garconniere » american able: why does fashion have to give us complexes? I recommend reading the whole thing.
Apparently my Tumblr search-skills leave much to...
Thank you to the ever-fabulous frustratedbiwoman for pointing me to Fuck Yeah Alanis Morissette! :D
Now, there’s no grand arbiter of the label, and the tremendous range of thought...– The fake feminism of Sarah Palin by Jessica Valenti. Huh. Sounds familiar? And, you know, it merits a quote for Kate Harding, but not for s.e. smith, I guess. Because then you might actually have to engage with the point ou was making, rather than throwing it up in the air so that you could rifle...
The idea that blogging for social justice activists is ‘fun,’ that it’s a...– s.e. smith, “I Don’t Do This For Fun” » this ain’t livin’ I think this is a REALLY important piece, especially when read alongside fiction_theory’s post “The Internet IS Real Life.”
The Internet IS Real Life →
dorianisms: By fiction_theory on Livejournal. What we read and who we interact with and how we interact with them, even through a computer, has a powerful effect on our minds, our mindset, and thus our behaviors and actions. So what happens on the internet is real life, because it is part of what we think and do, and thus is part of us. It is not vacuum or a separated other realm with no...
very filled with dreams: question for tumblrites →
are there things that are utter and immediate blog dealbreakers for you? or if not general things, have there ever been times when a blogger has fucked up in such a way that you’ve deleted them off the feed immediately and never looked back? Yes. Herewith, an incomplete list: *Publicly making fun of me OR my friends/co-bloggers, or oversimplifying my/our points to fit a specific narrative of...
Uh, M.I.A., posting a journalist's phone number as... →
fuckyeahpattismith: diyez: Patti Smith -...
Interviewer: Many scientists believe we’re simply diagnosing autism differently...– i was clicking around after reading one of the previous posts, and found this interview w/Jenny McCarthy. I read it, and felt like punching jenny with my “shadow” fist. Kiss my fat “shadow” ass, you. Kiss it real good. (via brownfemipower) AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. OH HOW I HATE...
The writer’s first job is not to have opinions but to tell the truth… and refuse...– Susan Sontag, “The Conscience of Words” (via whatwillsuffice) (via jhameia)
OCCUPATION OF BORDER PATROL HEADQUARTERS →
soofriends: brownfemipower: OCCUPATION OF BORDER PATROL HEADQUATERS DAVIS-MONTHAN AIRFORCE BASE, TUCSON, AZ by no borders Friday, May. 21, 2010 at 3:19 PM OCCUPATION OF BORDER PATROL HEADQUATERS DAVIS-MONTHAN AIRFORCE BASE, TUCSON, AZ 1st NATION AND MIGRANTS OPPOSE SB1070 DEMAND DIGNITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND END TO BORDER MILITARIZATION For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Friday, May 21,...
Job search chronicles, part one of what I’m sure will be MANY: I like how a bounced-back email is enough to send me into a doom-spiral. Because this email address’s inbox was full (I know, odd sentence syntax ACTIVATE). I am not feeling so great right now, y’all. I’ve been trying not to let the whole tumbleweed-strewn job market—particularly for temp/seasonal...
Eat, Pray, Love is not the first book of its kind, but it is a perfect example...– Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown, “Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream” » Bitch Magazine If you find books like Eat, Pray, Love and the self-help/self-actualization/positive thinking!!11 movement as repellent as I do, you might find this...
imissedtumblr: As soon as I finish getting dressed and brushing my hair, I’m off to the university where they are completely unlikely to tell me I’m too stupid and kick me out of MA school, right? Right? GO FORTH AND BE AWESOME.
I missed tumblr too much: Wherein I actualfax... →
Every single time I write a post, a comment, or an email, or have a chat (or a shouting match) that can be summed up as “people with disabilities are better equipped to talk/write about their experiences than either their Nice Non-Disabled Parents or their Nice Non-Disabled Spouse or their Nice… DO READ THE WHOLE THING. It is that good.
wandering stars: You Know What? →
I am getting extremely fucking tired of having to enforce my copyrights and of being treated like some sort of horrible, terrible, no good, very bad person for doing so. Here’s the haps: When you repost my content in full without permission? That violates my copyright. Which is not legal.
Rand Paul Wants To Abolish The Americans With... →
abbyjean: U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-KY), a darling of the tea party movement, has gained notoriety for his extreme views and close relationships with fringe leaders like Alex Jones. Part of Paul’s appeal has been his supposed support of individuals over large interests, like the government. But Paul appeared to reveal his true priorities during an interview with the candidate in...
Refuse The Silence Blog: I HAVE BLACK FRIENDS:... →
soofriends: Yesterday evening, I had the opportunity to attend a conference entitled, Young Women, Feminism and The Future: Third Wavers Then and Now. The Riot Grrl’s original founder, Allison Wolfe, Editor-In-Chief of Bust Magazine, Debbie Stoller, as well as the co-authors of … Third Wavers, you don’t say? The Third Wave was started by Rebecca Walker, a black woman, to address the issues...
Telling an entire huge segment of the human population that you are disgusted by...– Don’t leave the key underneath the mat for me. (via notemily)
5 Myths About Depression That Annoy the Hell Out... →
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Market Fresh is the hipster-iest of grocery...
dorianisms: But I got a mini-pizza and two (two!) day-old custard horns for a total of $4, so I am not complaining. Two! I would have taken pictures of their beauty (they were indeed beautiful), but I have no self-control so I ate them instead. They were delicious. Day-old discounted pastry is the best. CUSTARD HORNS. WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHERE CAN I GET SOME?
Having Read The Fine Print......: I would give.... →
blackamazon: When I am too overwhelmed to consider truly processing I write poetry so consider this a holder till I can put together enough coherent sentences that don’t start with flashbacks and tears and bewilderment at anybody who seems to think the most important fact ISN’T that a 7 year old girl was burned and shot . STOP not our feelings not our organizational methods not our community...