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Aron DemetzThe Tainted

"Demetz explores the human figure with his wooden sculptures and shows incredible skills in carving wood. He uses the material to highlight the harmony as well as the conflicts between man and nature."

License to Spend

Do you read The Middle Finger Project? I’ve been catching up on posts and on this one, the following jumped out at me:

Don’t be afraid to spend money

This might seem counterintuitive, but here’s the deal: Money exists for a reason. You have it so you can exchange it for something of value to you. If you don’t exchange it, i.e. spend it, you don’t get the value that it’s worth… Oftentimes, people…

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maladydee:

appropriately-inappropriate:

casethejointfirst:

Here’s a good rundown of earth history. I’ve been finding myself reading into earlier geologic time periods out of sheer fascination.

This is amazing.

There’s a really great documentary, “a history of planet earth” that walks you through it and it’s fascinating. The Cambrian explosion was neat as shit.

I love the way that the Quaternary period has both humans and sabre tooth cats as a hazard. it makes you realize how much can change over geologic timescales.

Can we talk about the carnivorous sheep?

Power feminism is just another scam in which women get to play patriarchs and pretend that the power we seek and gain liberates us.

bell hooks

Let’s talk about this quote for a second.

I remember I attended a college lecture about what feminism means in America and how imperial politics and economic gaps between the West and East render what women want and consider pivotal to their feminism as conflicting and even antagonistic to each other.

My feminism, first and foremost, will always be anti-imperialism.

Imperial politics are dangerous and the very essence of narcissism. Imperial politics demonstrated within a feminist frame usually goes as follows: the most privileged women, ie. those who have access to technology, representation, occupy a particular media-friendly image or ideology and have access to those in higher slots in society are allotted platforms to speak about their experiences as women and without question, this gets presumptuously labelled “women’s experiences”. Being that women who are globally bestowed the highest tier are usually allowed such room to speak, their minimal struggles are then homogenized as the quintessential female experience and misogyny is wholeheartedly announced a tangible issue that can be easily eradicated out of modern Western society.

Its no accident that women of color, women in occupied regions and those who face mass political or economic repression and their words which don’t satisfy neoliberal, imperialist gaze are deemed anti-progressive, race baiters, backwards, terrorist apologists, etc. Our complex, multi-faceted struggles within a white supremacist empire tap into too many accepted status quos for the average American moderate. It forces those who legitimize the war on terror and view racism as an entity of the past to confront their own unsightly prejudices and the systematic brutality their nations enacts on various global societies, as well as within its borders. Its easier to find (and fabricate) any reason to demonize the likes of Trayvon Martin and his family for his own tragic demise or deem young Yemeni children necessary collateral damage for “the greater good” than to examine what other oppressions beyond misogyny exist that unquestionably burden the lives of otherized communities, including and especially the women in said communities.

Power feminism expects women to unanimously rejoice in the presidential election of Hillary Clinton, while her administration carries out the same murderous policies as her predecessors. Power feminism labels any legitimate criticism of influential women as inherent egregious misogyny. Power feminism devalues the loss of women’s lives abroad, while infantizling their independent resistance and stripping their agency by shamelessly declaring intervention as saving them. Power feminism within an imperialistic frame needs the hyper-demonization of otherized communities to justify its occupation. Power feminism can be even more dangerous than ruthless misogyny because of its insidious nature and lack of culpability.

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THIS POST IS GOLDEN (via wocinsolidarity)


 In his 1596 pamphlet “Have With You to Saffron-Walden,” Thomas Nashe compared death by drowning to death by burning: “If the worst come to the worst, a good swimmer may do much.”
from here

 In his 1596 pamphlet “Have With You to Saffron-Walden,” Thomas Nashe compared death by drowning to death by burning: “If the worst come to the worst, a good swimmer may do much.”

from here

We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving. We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins. We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers. We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything”, and we heard, “You have to be everything.”
Courtney Martin (via gotdiamondsforsouls)
Well Said- Max Frisch

from Unsplash petradr “TIME DOES NOT CHANGE US. IT JUST UNFOLDS US” — MAX FRISCH

Well Said- Max Frisch

from Unsplash petradr “TIME DOES NOT CHANGE US. IT JUST UNFOLDS US” — MAX FRISCH

Depression is stupid and not a thing that makes me a better writer. One time I went a whole year without writing and I stayed in bed and drank. Fuck your Bukowskisms. I want sunlight and love and running down some street I’ve never been on where it’s warm and cool at the same time and I’m smiling. I want nothing to ever be bad again- and I don’t mean that I want a life free of conflict, I mean that I want a life free of meaningless conflict. Not being able to will oneself to take a shower or leave the house is meaningless. There is nothing to be gained, no lesson to be learned from that kind of life. My heart is stale, my prose is stale. Give me fire if you want to hurt me. Give me something I can taste. There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about where I am. There’s nothing here worth holding onto.
By Joshua Espinoza (via doubtsbestally)
How I Write (aka, in which I promise I am not an architect)

How I Write (aka, in which I promise I am not an architect)

I may have mentioned this before, but I was the kind of indoor-books loving kid who gave herself homework assignments. I sat at the family computer using Publisher to create brochures on various topics, using the information I gleaned from our World Encyclopedia CDs. I also really liked algebra.

I was… what did my brother call it?

Oh yeah. A nerd.

When I got to college, I loved the research…

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today I got to play two great games: ‘see how many bobby pins are in my bed as I change my sheets’, followed by ‘see how many bobby pins still end up in the washing machine after washing said sheets’