"I’m not scared of desperately uncool cultural reactionaries like Jack Thompson or anti-witchcraft Harry Potter burners. I’m scared of the people who do hold cultural power, who have the loud voice, who are, in fact, the cool kids, but think they’re embattled underdogs. I’m scared of the people who think that because disco was “taking over music” they had the right to “fight back” bullying and attacking disco performers and fans.

I’m scared of people who look at someone like Zoe Quinn, an individual who makes free indie games, or Anita Sarkeesian, an individual who makes free YouTube videos, and honestly think that these women are a powerful “corrupt” force taking away the freedom of the vast mob of angry young male gamers and the billion-dollar industry that endlessly caters to them, and that working to shut them up and drive them out somehow constitutes justice. The dominant demographic voice in some given fandom or scene feeling attacked by an influx of new, different fans and rallying the troops against “oppression” in reaction is not at all unique. It happens everywhere, all the time.

But let’s be honest: It’s usually guys doing it. Our various “culture wars” tend to boil down to one specific culture war, the one about men wanting to feel like Real Men and lashing out at the women who won’t let them. Whenever men feel like masculinity is under attack, men get dangerous. Because that’s exactly what masculinity teaches you to do, what masculinity is about. Defending yourself with disproportionate force against any loss of power? That’s what masculinity is."

Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage - The Daily Beast (via brutereason)

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vivaciousmissaudacious:

@liferstate is a babe AND shoots ghosts out of her palms. #lastnight #photoshoot #behindthescenes

Every word of this is true, especially the ghost part. Unfortunately all the ghosts I’ve met are really boring and refuse to do my bidding. Instead of haunting my enemies, they mill around talking about real estate and college sports.

vivaciousmissaudacious:

@liferstate is a babe AND shoots ghosts out of her palms. #lastnight #photoshoot #behindthescenes

Every word of this is true, especially the ghost part. Unfortunately all the ghosts I’ve met are really boring and refuse to do my bidding. Instead of haunting my enemies, they mill around talking about real estate and college sports.

I already gave you a glimpse behind the scenes with “How to Be a Fancy Lady.” Very soon, you can watch the final product. Haven’t yet seen it myself, so I’m pretty damn excited.

I already gave you a glimpse behind the scenes with “How to Be a Fancy Lady.” Very soon, you can watch the final product. Haven’t yet seen it myself, so I’m pretty damn excited.

(Source: superhappyfuntimeburlesque)

florenceofalabia:

Updated tour schedule! Spread the word and bring your friends!
Super Happy Funtime Burlesque’s Fuck You in the Face Tour wsg Jeez Loueez
Oct 24 Bell’s Eccentric CafeKalamazoo
Oct 25Donnie’s HomespunDecatur IL
Oct 26Crack FoxSt Louis
Oct 27 PittersCape Girardeau, MO
Oct 28StickyzLittle Rock, AR
Oct 29Silver DollarTexarkana, AR
Oct 30Andy’s BarDenton, TX
Oct 31Bash Riprock’sLubbock, TX
Nov 1Spiderhouse BallroomAustin, TX
Nov 8Blind PigAnn Arbor
Nov 15Avenue CafeLansing

florenceofalabia:

Updated tour schedule! Spread the word and bring your friends!

Super Happy Funtime Burlesque’s Fuck You in the Face Tour wsg Jeez Loueez

Oct 24 
Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Kalamazoo

Oct 25
Donnie’s Homespun
Decatur IL

Oct 26
Crack Fox
St Louis

Oct 27 
Pitters
Cape Girardeau, MO

Oct 28
Stickyz
Little Rock, AR

Oct 29
Silver Dollar
Texarkana, AR

Oct 30
Andy’s Bar
Denton, TX

Oct 31
Bash Riprock’s
Lubbock, TX

Nov 1
Spiderhouse Ballroom
Austin, TX

Nov 8
Blind Pig
Ann Arbor

Nov 15
Avenue Cafe
Lansing

I’m playing with constructing an image using tiles. Each one is half a corrugated box top, so the composition is getting very large very fast.

I’m playing with constructing an image using tiles. Each one is half a corrugated box top, so the composition is getting very large very fast.

"[High School kids] should stop reading Bukowski, and they should stop listening to people who tell them to read Bukowski."

— Nick Cave (Rolling Stone, August 1994)

(Source: thegreypilgrimofmiddleearth, via clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead)

Between everything I laid down but didn’t glue and everything I glued down and ripped up again, I have begun this collage probably five times in the past two hours. I think I’m on the right track now. Maybe. (at Ambrose)

Between everything I laid down but didn’t glue and everything I glued down and ripped up again, I have begun this collage probably five times in the past two hours. I think I’m on the right track now. Maybe. (at Ambrose)

superhappyfuntimeburlesque:

ok, last minute gig added!! You’re gonna see us hitting it hard for all the fine folks of Decatur, IL, at Donnie’s Homespun Pizza on Oct 25th!! Event page and details to be posted soon, help spread the word!!!

florenceofalabia:

Super Happy Funtime Burlesque’s Fuck You in the Face Tour wsg Jeez Loueez

We’re excited to get back on the tour bus. It’s always worth the risk of dying in the desert where our bones will not be found for 80 years. We want to fuck you all in your faces and you will take it and ask for more.

Oct 24 
Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Kalamazoo

Oct 26
Crack Fox
St Louis

Oct 27 
Pitters
Cape Girardeau, MO

Oct 28
Stickyz
Little Rock, AR

Oct 29
Silver Dollar
Texarkana, AR

Oct 30
Andy’s Bar
Denton, TX

Oct 31
Bash Riprock’s
Lubbock, TX

Nov 1
Spiderhouse Ballroom
Austin, TX

Nov 8
Blind Pig
Ann Arbor

Nov 15
Avenue Cafe
Lansing

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Troels Carlsen

The Central Themes of Maturity

Acrylic on antique anatomy litographic print

2014

I AM CHEETAH. I HAVE THE POWER.

"A woman sitting by herself is not waiting for you."

— Caitlin Stasey  (via staininyourbrain)

(Source: mysharona1987, via redfivetwo)

"

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

"

In reply to a ‘pro-life’ blogger: STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… (via grrrltalk) emphasis mine. (via fuckyeahfeminists)

Anti-choice

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greatgdean:

Nazimova in Salome


Okay, be right back, just remembered I’m supposed to be training to make faces that are half as good as a B-list silent film actor’s.SEVEN MONTHS LATER:Hey, guys. I think I’m starting to get a handle on this. Pretty excited. So, did I miss anything?

greatgdean:

Nazimova in Salome

Okay, be right back, just remembered I’m supposed to be training to make faces that are half as good as a B-list silent film actor’s.

SEVEN MONTHS LATER:

Hey, guys. I think I’m starting to get a handle on this. Pretty excited. So, did I miss anything?

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garflyf:

i’m crying


It is for situations like these that the phrase “I just can’t even” was coined.

garflyf:

i’m crying

It is for situations like these that the phrase “I just can’t even” was coined.

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