Thursday, 10 April 2014

“She said: but men are supposed to…”
— Thats when I knew we wouldn’t work

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story of my life. but to all of the dudes.

Friday, 4 April 2014

ha! this is one of my friends philosophy. if you unnecessarily dislike her, she becomes your life's biggest troll.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because *laughs* the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves *laughs*…
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If a man of sufficient privilege is reserved, serious, does not engage in small talk, and does not mingle readily with others at parties, he stands a good chance of being read as very important, very interesting, or very smart. A man with less privilege who doesn’t smile and engage in pleasantries, however, runs the risk of being read as menacing, hostile, or aggressive (especially if he isn’t white). Similarly, a woman who is more reserved will likely be read as cold, uptight, haughty, standoffish, self-important, or—my favorite—“bitchy,” and women in particular are expected put others at ease by filling would-be silences with small talk (because while silence is considered awkward, ‘big talk’ from a woman would be threatening). In short, the interactional styles and behaviors captured by the pop definition of “introversion” have generally been more acceptable for privileged men than for Others.
Whitney Erin Boesel, “The Introvert Fetish
  • israel: (forcefully sterilizes ethiopian jews)
  • america: (silence)
  • israel: (demolishes the homes of palestinians on a huge scale)
  • america: (silence)
  • israel: (segregates buses so that palestinians have to ride separate buses from israelis)
  • america: (silence)
  • israel: (forcibly makes it so palestinians cannot visit parts of their own homeland)
  • america: (silence)
  • israel: (kills and oppresses the palestinian people in the name of a pure jewish homeland)
  • america: (silence)
  • palestinian civilian: (throws a rock)
  • america: OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG VIOLENCE!
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

…the female narcissist is dangerous to patriarchy because she obviates the desiring male subject (loving herself, she needs no confirmation of her desirability from him). in the case of an artistic practice that performs female narcissism (such as wilke’s), the threat lies in its making superfluous the arbiters of artistic value. already presuming her desirability, wilke obviates the modernist critical system; loving herself, she needs no confirmation of her artistic “value.”— Amelia Jones, Body Art/Performing the Subject

Friday, 28 March 2014

,,

I’VE STOPPED BEING SORRY FOR ALL MY SOFT. I WON’T APOLOGISE BECAUSE I MISS YOU, OR BECAUSE I SAID IT, OR BECAUSE I TEXT YOU FIRST, OR AGAIN. I THINK EVERYONE SPENDS TOO MUCH TIME TRYING TO CLOSE THEMSELVES OFF. I DON’T WANT TO BE COOL OR INDIFFERENT, I WANT TO BE HONEST. IF I LOVE YOU AT 5AM, I’D DAMN WELL RATHER THAT YOU KNOW I FELT IT. IF I LOVE YOU TWO HOURS LATER, I’LL TELL YOU THEN TOO. LISTEN, I WON’T WAIT DOUBLE THE TIME IT TAKES FOR YOU TO TEXT ME BACK BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO. I DON’T CARE ENOUGH TO BE PATIENT WITH YOU. I’M HAPPY, YOU MADE ME FEEL THAT WAY, DON’T YOU WANT TO KNOW? SO THAT’S HOW IT’S GOING TO BE. I’M GOING TO LEAVE MYSELF AS OPEN AS A CHURCH DOOR. AND I’M GOING TO WAKE YOU UP BEFORE THE CRACK OF DAWN TO TELL YOU THAT I’M FUCKING JOYFUL, NO PRETENDING, NOT FROM ME, NOT EVER. WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COFFEE, WOULD YOU PLEASE KISS ME? HERE, THESE ARE MY HANDS, THIS IS MY MOUTH, IT IS ALL YOURS.

Azra.T “Don’t Wait Three Days to Text First.”

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