for a friend that is new in the neighborhood: favorite reblogs of a radical nature. (PS don’t be overwhelmed by this list! Some are long pieces but there are lots of photos, drawings, and quotes too)
the people you meet when you write about rape
the problem with cultural appropriation
how to be an ally to sex workers
embarrassed white people talk awkwardly about race
what role does the government play in your existence?
our lives are fucked up.
awesome smack-down on claims of “reverse racism”
sex work is real work
hello, I’d like to report a mugging…. (rape culture analogy)
cultural appropriation flow-chart
this is how you’re a feminist
men against sexism (the most badass prison gang ever)
the actual operations of yellowfacing…
not my comrades (sexism in radical scenes)
if you’re going to defend cops just unfollow me right now
a life of fragments: here’s me debunking common beliefs about the police
the term “queer”
a DIY guide for making yourself politically irrelevant
touch me and I will fucking kill you
a series of questions (foolish shit people say to trans folks)
slutwalk done bad
slutwalk done good
what to wear to slutwalk
blows to the face of society (graffiti and anarchism)
be careful with eachother…
I need more irl friends who…
the thing about patriarchy
beef with OWS
coercion is not consent
sometimes my gender is….
not gay as in happy…
WOC & feminism
a personal bill of rights (from learning good consent)
I want to suck your….blood?! Queer vampires, 1980s American politics, and Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys
so much juicy goodness.
The following day, I attended a workshop about preventing gender violence, facilitated by Katz. There, he posed a question to all of the men in the room: “Men, what things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?”
Not one man, including myself, could quickly answer the question. Finally, one man raised his hand and said, “Nothing.” Then Katz asked the women, “What things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Nearly all of the women in the room raised their hand. One by one, each woman testified:
“I don’t make eye contact with men when I walk down the street,” said one.
“I don’t put my drink down at parties,” said another.
“I use the buddy system when I go to parties.”
“I cross the street when I see a group of guys walking in my direction.”
“I use my keys as a potential weapon.”
The women went on for several minutes, until their side of the blackboard was completely filled with responses. The men’s side of the blackboard was blank. I was stunned. I had never heard a group of women say these things before. I thought about all of the women in my life — including my mother, sister and girlfriend — and realized that I had a lot to learn about gender."
Note to Self is a performance that deals with gay, lesbian, bi and transgender people who have died due to hate crimes committed against them. Coble compiled a list of 436 names of these individuals, through research on various websites, news reports and official and unofficial documentation. The list started and ended with the word “anonymous” to acknowledge the many lives that were taken that my list didn’t include.
During a solid twelve-hour timeframe these names were tattooed, with no ink, onto the surface of Coble’s body. He had these names inklessly tattooed on his body as a reference to the brutality of these murders; many of the victims had slurs such as dyke or faggot carved into their bodies.
After each name was completed, a Blood Painting was made by pressing a sheet of paper directly against the fresh abrasion. These prints were then places on the walls of the gallery. As the list of name compiled on his body the same list was mirrored on the gallery walls.
The first three hours of this performance was open to the public while the last nine hours were webcast so the audience could watch via the net.