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We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

Jul 22, 2014 / 5,973 notes
lunawoman:

Miss Tingruetts singer and actress
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lunawoman:

Miss Tingruetts singer and actress

Jul 22, 2014 / 48,684 notes
kelseyhuckabyart:

Nalicia bought one of my bracelets at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas from an Art-o-Mat machine!
Jul 22, 2014 / 4 notes

kelseyhuckabyart:

Nalicia bought one of my bracelets at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas from an Art-o-Mat machine!

Jul 22, 2014 / 3 notes

kelseyhuckabyart:

Package for etsy customer that bought one of my rugs :)

Jul 22, 2014

"It sounds like bedroom culture. It sounds like something a girl made in her bedroom. A girl’s bedroom sometimes can be this space of real creativity. The problem is that these bedrooms are all cut off from each other. So how do you take that bedroom that you’re cut off from all the other girls who are secretly in their bedroom writing secret things or making secret songs? I wanted the Julie Ruin record to sound like a girl from her bedroom made this record but then didn’t just throw it away, or it wasn’t just in her diary, but she took it out and shared it with people."

- Kathleen Hanna in The Punk Singer
Jul 22, 2014 / 377 notes
"It sounds like bedroom culture. It sounds like something a girl made in her bedroom. A girl’s bedroom sometimes can be this space of real creativity. The problem is that these bedrooms are all cut off from each other. So how do you take that bedroom that you’re cut off from all the other girls who are secretly in their bedroom writing secret things or making secret songs? I wanted the Julie Ruin record to sound like a girl from her bedroom made this record but then didn’t just throw it away, or it wasn’t just in her diary, but she took it out and shared it with people."
- Kathleen Hanna in The Punk Singer

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Jul 22, 2014 / 166 notes

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, 1963.
Jul 22, 2014 / 60 notes

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, 1963.

Maybe you can become rich, but you don’t care whether other people’s kids can go to school, or can afford food to eat, or things like that. In the United States, that’s called “libertarian” for some wild reason. I mean, it’s actually highly authoritarian, but that doctrine is extremely important for power systems as a way of atomizing and undermining the public.

That’s why unions had the slogan, “solidarity,” even though they may not have lived up to it. And that’s what really counts: solidarity, mutual aid, care for one another and so on. And it’s really important for power systems to undermine that ideologically, so huge efforts go into it. Even trying to stimulate consumerism is an effort to undermine it. Having a market society automatically carries with it an undermining of solidarity. For example, in the market system you have a choice: You can buy a Toyota or you can buy a Ford, but you can’t buy a subway because that’s not offered. Market systems don’t offer common goods; they offer private consumption. If you want a subway, you’re going to have to get together with other people and make a collective decision. Otherwise, it’s simply not an option within the market system, and as democracy is increasingly undermined, it’s less and less of an option within the public system. All of these things converge, and they’re all part of general class war.

Noam Chomsky, There’s always a class war going on | Counterpunch (via kresh962)

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Jul 22, 2014 / 54 notes