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Five Things You Should Know About Your Agender Acquaintance

This will be familiar territory for many of you (and that’s great!), but for anyone who isn’t as well-versed, let the learning begin!

Gender, while often used as a synonym for biological sex, is an entirely separate component of…

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highfux:

spend more time laughing and having orgasms and less time stressing and lying to yourself 

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trashylittlefuck:

women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego

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manybothans:

bookishboi:

Oh my.

life goals

Attention Brett this is highly relevant to both our interests

I love these, though I think Aslan might be scared of it. Maybe if Juniper led the way, Aslan would follow?

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danisthemanmccartney:

darkestgreen:

thebestworstidea:

resilientkate:

softgore:


“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.  
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” 
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

this is why performance art is important


So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.

that last comment. actually crying.

I wouldn’t say it was Abramovic trusting the audience though. There was a gun there. She was prepared to die for her art, and this showed up in her earlier works (some of them she never enacted). Always with a bullet. Her parents had guns beside their beds. They never trusted anyone, and this transferred to her. 

danisthemanmccartney:

darkestgreen:

thebestworstidea:

resilientkate:

softgore:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. 

Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”

This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”

This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

this is why performance art is important

So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.

I want you to think about what you said.

What you keep saying.

What you are telling your children.

You are making them powerless.

that last comment. actually crying.

I wouldn’t say it was Abramovic trusting the audience though. There was a gun there. She was prepared to die for her art, and this showed up in her earlier works (some of them she never enacted). Always with a bullet. Her parents had guns beside their beds. They never trusted anyone, and this transferred to her. 

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glittergeek:

tierracita:

mightyfemme:

tierracita:

tierracita:

tierracita:

Dear community of friends, family, and supporters.

We are three queer fatties of color and this will be our first time attending the Allied Media Conference. We really need your support getting there! 

The Allied Media Conference is in Detroit, Michigan June 19th-22nd. Our workshop was accepted and we are excited to present as part of theAbundant Bodies track! We have not been in any way able to afford this conference in the past and it’s prevented us from even applying but this year we took a leap of faith and submitted a workshop proposal. Now that we have been accepted we want to make sure this dream opportunity becomes a reality.

The cost for the three of us to attend is pretty immense, especially considering our limited and different economic resources. We anticipated being able to cover a portion of the cost but we will need your help to get all three of us there. We hope that our vibrant community of fatties, QTPOC, friends and family will help us make this trip possible. 

We need help covering the following costs:

Plane tickets $1800 (flights from Portland to Detroit are ~650 and flights from Salt Lake City are ~$550)
Housing $500 (we found an airbnb across the street from the university that would allow us to room together and cook meals to save money)
Transportation/taxis $100
Registration $150 (we were awarded an additional $150 from AMC to use towards registration but we would like to contribute more to the conference beyond that amount)

Trip Total 2550 + ~150 for indiegogo fees

Grand total 2700

Anything we raise here above and beyond this amount will go towards food and supplies for our workshop and our rewards offered here. 

If you can’t donate (and we totally understand that many folks won’t be able to), we hope that you will still support us by spreading the word or consider donating items/skills that we can add to our rewards offered.

We do this work to leave evidence of ourselves, those of us who are simultaneously unseen and hypervisible in our queer, fat, brown bodies. Please help us in doing this work!

Thank you! 

Cory, Jess, and Esther 

(read more about us and our workshop at the link!)

Check out our workshop description!

DANGER! Excessive Consumption of Selfies

What makes our fat self-representation consumable? We’ll look at the ways we make our own images and why we create these images, why they’re valuable, subversive and how they can reinforce the same oppressive systems we resist. We aim to build connection and community for fat folks IRL, online and build our media presence. We’ll identify the components of desirability that influences and control how our fat bodies are consumed and produce selfies documenting our exploration into fat self-imagery

You know you wanna help us get to the AMC! Please donate or reblog:)

We’ve almost hit $500! That’s nearly the price of one plane ticket! Please keep sharing and donating, if you can. 

Means the world to me to see all the support you’ve all offered already. Thank you!

community showing up, feels amazing! please help by continuing to signal boost and or donate!

We’re so so close to that first plane ticket—about $50 and we can buy it! If you haven’t already please reblog and spread the word, and if you’re considering donating, did you know we have rewards/perks if you do? From selfie postcards to personal serenades to jam to zines! 

Thank you so much to all you who have already reblogged and donated, especially to those of you from the fat activist community. It’s really powerful to see community support in action. 

BOOST! I love all of these beautiful amazing people and they are gonna BRING IT to the AMC!

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eschergirls:

oldfilmsflicker:

Hollywood’s Problem With Women of Color Is Even Worse Than You Realize - PolicyMic

On topic about the representation of women in media.  Read the link because the graphics are supposed to go with the context and commentary in the article.

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tallerandblueonline:

Grizzly bear cub ft. wolf pup

A baby bear.

Playing with a baby wolf.

I repeat:

A baby bear.

Playing.

With.

A baby wolf.

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