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silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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a few thoughts on Susan Pevensie

ink-splotch:

Awhile back, someone sent me an ask about this drabble on Susan Pevensie, wondering if my little story was agreeing with JKR’s quote or disagreeing. I answered a bit then, but I wanted to talk a little more about it if that’s alright. 

There comes a point where Susan, who was the older girl, is lost to Narnia because she becomes interested in lipstick. She’s become irreligious basically because she found sex. I have a big problem with that.” - JK Rowling

So, here we go: yes, I agree with Rowling. I have a big problem with that. (I think I read it more as she discoveredvanity, rather than sex, but same idea). 

Susan doesn’t show up inThe Last Battle. She is not saved. That, alone, is fine— this is a story about faith, and having someone who loses faith is important to that story. 

BUT the way Lewis explains to us that Susan is lost is something along the lines of she started liking lipstick, nylons and invitations.

He gives us a couple of lines from people who are not Susan, and they sum up her existence aslost. Because lipstick. 

Let’s look a bit closer at this. There were so many choices here. She could have discovered Nietzsche, or atheism, or both. She could have told too many stories to her mother, who got her counseling and medication for her hallucinations. She could have gotten bullied at school until she bowed under the pressure. She could have gotten angry, gotten furious at being kicked out of a world she loved, at doing puberty twice, and shoved all of it away, lost faith as an act of retribution.

That would have made her a kind of vicious, sure, cutting off her nose to snub her face, but at least she would have been doing something. Here, other people tell her story. Here, “lipstick, nylons, and invitations” is used like it’s a complete thought.  

I don’t have a problem with Susan losing faith, but it bothers me that “faithlessness” is synonymous with these things, these stereotypical assets of a young woman. Ohlord, she cares about her appearance. How can she also believe in a magical land and the bravery of childhood and the faith of the innocent if she cares about her appearance

Susan is shamed for growing up. Now, there are a lot of ways to grow up as a woman, let alone a person, but this is the way we are told to grow up: a coming of age, boys and banter, giggles and lip gloss. We’re sold this brand of femininity. Susan embraces it and she is dismissed as a person for the crime of acting out the story they were selling her. 

She cares about her appearance, just as we tell women they should, so she is vain. She is vain, so she is silly, she is foolish, she is faithless. 

To be fair, this is a story they still tell about women. That caring what you look like makes you vain, and not caring makes you sloppy. We want beautiful girls. We want them to be all-natural. “You’re prettiest without makeup on,” they tell some girl who spent fifteen minutes this morning plucking her eyebrows and putting on invisible foundation to cover her blemishes. It makes sense why Lewis told this as Susan’s story and thought it was enough. I don’t think he did something wrong writing it. I think he did something ignorant, but that doesn’t make the story any better.

Or maybe this isn’t me being fair. Maybe this is me being furious:this is a story they still tell about women.

I still want you to expand that “drabble” into a full-blown novel. I would hold that story close to my heart, as I still do — to this day — with that post. 

accradotalt:

Christie Brown designs for Beyonce’s Mrs.Carter Show World Tour.


Ghanaian designer Ayisha Ayensu aka Christie Brown made the outfits for Beyonce’s world tour the Mrs. Carter Show. She worked with Illustrator Katrina Hernandez for the collection that has been described as timeless by fashion lovers. “The Mrs. Carter Show” World Tour, kicked off in Serbia in April 2013 and traveled through Europe, North America, South America and Australia, we saw thrilling performances from Queen Bey, listened and sang along to songs we’ve come to know and love and saw gorgeous Ghanaian pieces.

Collaborating with Katrina Hernandez of Illustration by KH, they created outfits that featured a mix of colourful prints in peplum fashion. The pieces were inspired by the Dure collection by Christie Brown.

Speaking on the collaboration, Katrina said “Working with the design team at Christie Brown for Beyoncé the Mrs.Carter World Tour was an absolute dream come true! #beyonce #mrscartershow #christiebrown
#ghanianfashion #mcwt #christiebrown #fashion #illustration #design #collaboration

The look for the Mrs.Carter show inspired by the #dure collection! Sketch by the amazing Katrina Hernandez @illustrationsbykh #christiebrown #beyonce #mrscartershow #mcwt #mrscarterdancers @mrscartersdancers

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ucarim:

and say what you want ‘cause this one ain’t gonna change (x)

women of color in the marvel universe

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http://nemesissy.tumblr.com/post/80855057083/adailymishmash-the-goal-is-to-depathologize

marginalutilite:

Why have I still not read this book yet?

adailymishmash:

"The goal is to depathologize negative feelings so that they can be seen as a possible resource for political action rather than as its antithesis. This is not, however, to suggest that depression is thereby converted into a positive experience; it retains its associations with inertia and despair, if not apathy and indifference, but these feelings, moods, and sensibilities become sites of publicity and community formation…

It rethinks distinctions between positive and negative feelings so as not to presume that they are separate from one another or that happiness or pleasure constitutes the absence or elimination of negative feeling. Depression, for example, can take antisocial forms such as withdrawal or inertia, but it can also create new forms of sociality, whether in public cultures that give it expression or because, as has been suggested about melancholy, it serves as the foundation for new kinds of attachment or affiliation. Binary divisions between positive and negative affects don’t do justice to the qualitative nuances of feeling that are only crudely captured by such designations…

Discussions of political depression emerge from the necessity of finding ways to survive disappointment and to remind ourselves of the persistence of radical visions and ways of living. Rather than a paranoid watch for how forms of resistance are ultimately co-opted, it’s more about noticing and describing the places where it feels like there is something else happening, and passing on strategies for survival.”

explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 


This is so often how it actually goes. #robotart

explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288. 

This is so often how it actually goes. #robotart

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fuckyeahsof:

novelfigure:

bevtut:

novelfigure:

Here is a show that Patxi and I are putting on, were v.excited! Look at the gorgeous poster
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153764899905051&set=gm.354756591334060&type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153764899905051&set=gm.354756591334060&type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153764899905051&set=gm.354756591334060&type=1&theater
THE TUTS + JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER + ELOPES27th March 2014Wharf Chambers, LeedsDoors at 7:30£5 On the Door£4 Advance, available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/258856———————————————————————————————————————-THE TUTSThree piece out of control grrrl gang hailing from London. Radiating attitude and pure sass, playing guitar pop with lush harmonies. Fresh off a European tour with Kate Nash. Not to be missed.FFO: The Libertines, Colour Me Wednesday, X-Ray Spex.http://thetuts.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/thetutsJESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHERRadical queer pop punk band, formed in Leeds. This is their first full band show in Leeds for quite some time, they have been sorely missed. Sounds a bit like Weezer covering Fleetwood Mac. Prepare to be well and truly rocked.http://jesusandhisjudgementalfather1.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/jesusandhisjudgementalfatherELOPESThe Steel City’s very own queer femme two piece. Rather brash, rather noisy, ever so very slightly feminist too. You’re in for a indie-pop-garage-pop treat. http://elopes.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/elopesrunaway?fref=ts———————————————————————————————————————-Special thanks to Print Beast for providing the excellent poster https://www.facebook.com/PrintBeast?fref=tsWharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

tour

This is next week!!!

everyone should come to this because it will be AMAZING and then you won’t get to see jesus for a while (again) except for if you live in berlin because danny is moving there for a bit and we are totally gonna play a show there (o m g) but also just come to this show. THURSDAY

Such a killer line-up. Tell me again why we haven’t perfected transporter technology yet?

fuckyeahsof:

novelfigure:

bevtut:

novelfigure:

Here is a show that Patxi and I are putting on, were v.excited! Look at the gorgeous poster

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153764899905051&set=gm.354756591334060&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153764899905051&set=gm.354756591334060&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153764899905051&set=gm.354756591334060&type=1&theater

THE TUTS + JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER + ELOPES
27th March 2014
Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Doors at 7:30
£5 On the Door
£4 Advance, available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/258856

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THE TUTS
Three piece out of control grrrl gang hailing from London. Radiating attitude and pure sass, playing guitar pop with lush harmonies. Fresh off a European tour with Kate Nash. Not to be missed.
FFO: The Libertines, Colour Me Wednesday, X-Ray Spex.

http://thetuts.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thetuts

JESUS AND HIS JUDGMENTAL FATHER
Radical queer pop punk band, formed in Leeds. This is their first full band show in Leeds for quite some time, they have been sorely missed. Sounds a bit like Weezer covering Fleetwood Mac. Prepare to be well and truly rocked.

http://jesusandhisjudgementalfather1.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jesusandhisjudgementalfather

ELOPES
The Steel City’s very own queer femme two piece. Rather brash, rather noisy, ever so very slightly feminist too. You’re in for a indie-pop-garage-pop treat. 

http://elopes.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/elopesrunaway?fref=ts

———————————————————————————————————————-

Special thanks to Print Beast for providing the excellent poster 
https://www.facebook.com/PrintBeast?fref=ts

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

tour

This is next week!!!

everyone should come to this because it will be AMAZING and then you won’t get to see jesus for a while (again) except for if you live in berlin because danny is moving there for a bit and we are totally gonna play a show there (o m g) but also just come to this show. THURSDAY

Such a killer line-up. Tell me again why we haven’t perfected transporter technology yet?

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fyeahqueermusic:

Laura Jane Grace performs an acoustic version of “True Trans Soul Rebel.”

I was gonna say, you’ve never lived until you’ve heard several hundred dude bros singing along with Laura on this song… but then she sang “Does God bless your transexual hearts…?”in this version, and my heart broke open all over again. 

Stirring the Soup

So, tonight I was standing at my stove, stirring the soup pot, and thinking about how, maybe, really, I’ve finally remembered how to cook for myself again. Remembered and learned, too. And then I thought about how much depression takes from you — like remembering how to eat — and how you do silly things when things are hard like move to a place without a microwave and then don’t replace it, even though it is the lowest threshold way you know how to cook… and you let yourself get mired in the question of which is more ethical — shopping at the food co-op because of its collectivist structure or shopping in your neighborhood as a gesture of anti-gentrification — and let the question get in the way of shopping at all… And even though you know that cooking for others is how you’ve resisted all these neuroses before you can’t quite bring yourself to invite anyone over because you don’t have enough chairs, and you can’t decide on a couch, or how to get one… And sadness wrapped around your shoulders like a leaden blanket. And then your hair grew longer. And you drank coffee and worked too many hours. And slowly, slowly… You got chairs and a couch. You went on leave from the co-op and shopped at the bodega markets, and returned to the co-op to do make-ups and now you know you need them both and you know who has the best of what. And you still don’t have a microwave, but you learned how to use Pyrex to reheat food in ovens, and how to burn toast on the broiler. And how to laugh every time you do, as you almost always do — and especially when your kind friends and family burn the toast too. And I stir the soup and think, come over, y’all. There’s enough for all of us — that sadness took, but your love gave. Come over. I’m ready now.

euro-trotter:

Someone please tell me who she is ‘cause I seent another gifset with her in it and she stay preachin.

That is the inimitable Miss Alexyss, of the incredible Ask Alexyss series most active about five years ago. She is literally a wrathful bodhisaatva. This is one of my favorites — so fucking important.  

(Source: dirrtyfilthynasty, via blueklectic)