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gravitysgone:

madeline02:

liquorinthefront:

Olympic Commercial From Norway Is The Greatest Ever

Dayum Norway, get you some.

Dunno if it’s as hilarious as Canada’s, but A for effort. Well done Norway.

Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.


And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.

Audre Lorde (via thechocolatebrigade) the only theorist who can make me cry (via fromonesurvivortoanother)

suzy-x:

youngloudandscotty:

“I, like Solzhenitsyn, believe that words will crush concrete,” said Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in front of a slit in the glass and metal cage where the band’s three members have been held throughout their trial. “We sit in a cage, but we didn’t lose. And the dissidents didn’t lose. Disappearing in psychiatric wards and jails, they convicted the regime.”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pussy-riot-make-final-pleas-in-moscow-court-20120808

Bad grrrlz do it well

suzy-x:

youngloudandscotty:

“I, like Solzhenitsyn, believe that words will crush concrete,” said Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in front of a slit in the glass and metal cage where the band’s three members have been held throughout their trial. “We sit in a cage, but we didn’t lose. And the dissidents didn’t lose. Disappearing in psychiatric wards and jails, they convicted the regime.”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pussy-riot-make-final-pleas-in-moscow-court-20120808

Bad grrrlz do it well

americawakiewakie:

talldarkbishoujo:

wretchedoftheearth:

I’ve never seen a GIF of this.

I was just reading about this during a wiki binge on Olympics incidents and did a little research on it. I never knew how deep the message was that Smith and Carlos were trying to send. Just about everything they wore and how they wore it had symbolism attached to it. (unzipped tracksuits for solidarity with blue collar workers, necklace of beads for lynching victims, etc) Calling it a “black power salute” is really reductive and it’s a shame (and predictable) that if it’s taught at all, that’s what it’s boiled down to.
Another thing I didn’t know: the Australian guy who came in second wore a patch for solidarity with them, he was protesting racist Australian immigration policies. When he passed away, Smith and Carlos were pallbearers at his funeral.

Beautiful information here. 

americawakiewakie:

talldarkbishoujo:

wretchedoftheearth:

I’ve never seen a GIF of this.

I was just reading about this during a wiki binge on Olympics incidents and did a little research on it. I never knew how deep the message was that Smith and Carlos were trying to send. Just about everything they wore and how they wore it had symbolism attached to it. (unzipped tracksuits for solidarity with blue collar workers, necklace of beads for lynching victims, etc) Calling it a “black power salute” is really reductive and it’s a shame (and predictable) that if it’s taught at all, that’s what it’s boiled down to.

Another thing I didn’t know: the Australian guy who came in second wore a patch for solidarity with them, he was protesting racist Australian immigration policies. When he passed away, Smith and Carlos were pallbearers at his funeral.

Beautiful information here. 

(Source: bloggingisnotwriting)

via The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Modern Female Protest at Home | Bad Reputation
"Women’s Lib, to coin an old phrase, has been linked to the rise of  labour saving household appliances, yet it’s a fact that women do most  of the shopping and cooking, probably because whilst we’ve made great  leaps forward in terms of being able to vote and not being treated as  the property of husbands, there’s still a massive social expectation  around looking after the home. Separate Spheres for the 21st century.
 Now, on a practical front, this means that it’s women who are often  in control of what a family eats, what a family thinks about food. This  can be both a good and bad thing. This setup means that many families  understand a “woman’s role” as one which involves spending time feeding  and looking after them, and whilst it’s great to be the nurturing one,  the one who can make the AMAZING pie, the one who keeps the place  feeling like a home. It’s less great to be that person because you are female. And that’s the problem.”

via The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Modern Female Protest at Home | Bad Reputation

"Women’s Lib, to coin an old phrase, has been linked to the rise of labour saving household appliances, yet it’s a fact that women do most of the shopping and cooking, probably because whilst we’ve made great leaps forward in terms of being able to vote and not being treated as the property of husbands, there’s still a massive social expectation around looking after the home. Separate Spheres for the 21st century.

Now, on a practical front, this means that it’s women who are often in control of what a family eats, what a family thinks about food. This can be both a good and bad thing. This setup means that many families understand a “woman’s role” as one which involves spending time feeding and looking after them, and whilst it’s great to be the nurturing one, the one who can make the AMAZING pie, the one who keeps the place feeling like a home. It’s less great to be that person because you are female. And that’s the problem.”

 Ai Weiwei investigated over nude art | Art and design | The Guardian
"Ai Weiwei is under investigation for spreading pornography, the Chinese artist  has said, as the authorities turned their attention from political  subversion and tax evasion to online images of nudity.
He said  police had questioned his cameraman Zhao Zhao on Thursday over pictures  Zhao had taken of the artist. “They clearly told him this is an  investigation, now, they are doing on me, on pornography,” Ai told the  AFP news agency.”

 Ai Weiwei investigated over nude art | Art and design | The Guardian

"Ai Weiwei is under investigation for spreading pornography, the Chinese artist has said, as the authorities turned their attention from political subversion and tax evasion to online images of nudity.

He said police had questioned his cameraman Zhao Zhao on Thursday over pictures Zhao had taken of the artist. “They clearly told him this is an investigation, now, they are doing on me, on pornography,” Ai told the AFP news agency.”