helloooooo bartender! yes just one glass of cold milkie please……also can yuo please add the silly straw? its my favorite…. thank you ^_^
“I’ve hoarded your name in my mouth for months. My throat is a beehive pitched in the river. Look! Look how long this love can hold its breath.”
Tennessee Williams, from The Vine // Gulzar // Joy Ladin, from Forgetting // Andrés Neuman, from Delivery // Violette Leduc, from Thérèse and Isabelle, tr. by Sophie Lewis // Pablo Neruda, from Ode to an Apple // Richard Siken, from Saying Your Names // Carol Ann Duffy, from Name // Richard Siken, from Saying Your Names
“Socialist leaders who, finding themselves caught up in the electoral machine, end up being gradually nothing more than bougeois with liberal ideas. They have placed themselves in determinate conditions that in turn determine them.”
–Elisée Reclus, “Evolution, Revolution, and the Anarchist Ideal” (1898)
love how i was like “yeah i’m gonna wanna be kinda masc tomorrow” and then boom i am dysphoric today
I feel like starting an INSUFFERABLE conversation
Is it ethical to thirst for Catholic milves
Completely disregarding the intent but did you just refer to multiple milfs as milves
Yeah like elves or wolves. It’s how you conjugate it or whatever 🙄
I’ve been doing some thinking about the patriarchy lately, so i just wanted to put my thoughts in one place. Also, before I describe anything, I’m not using gender as an equivalent to gender identity. I’m using it to encompass both how we see ourselves, how the world sees us, and the roles we have that are considered gendered—really all the ways in which we perceive and construct men, women, and people outside of those categories. I’m also only talking about gender in modern Western society.
Gender springs from the nuclear family. The term female is equivalent to the term wife, and male to the term husband. Each are given distinct characteristics. I’ll focus on the role of the wife. The wife births children (a reproductive role) and raises them. The wife also does domestic tasks like cooking and cleaning. The distinct reproductive roles of the wife and husband (birthing and inseminating, respectively) imply distinct reproductive biologies—distinct biological sexes. And that concept of distinct biological sexes reinforces the idea of unique reproductive roles.
Because reproductive roles are ingrained into how we understand gender, biological sex is too. In other words, biological sex is a component of gender (again, I’m talking about gender in a very broad sense, one that accounts for the different ways in which we perceive and experience gender). This is even more so the case due to the patriarchy requiring an ex post facto explanation for its existence. The easiest to reach for is biological.
This in no way implies that trans people receive the benefit of their biological sex. In fact, our biological sex is like a burden to us, since it prevents us from fitting into traditional concepts of gender. Because we cannot fit into these concepts, we are attacked and excluded. Transfem people and effeminate men experience another pressure on top of this: our “renunciation” of a masculine (more powerful, in the language of the patriarchy) gender presentation and/or identity for a feminine (weaker, in the language of the patriarchy) presentation and/or identity makes us better targets for the violence of the patriarchy.
i’m fucking doing it… i’m being the stereotypical “oh you’re trans too? here are all my traumas”…
Been mulling over the Glitra Thief AU some more. And it got me thinking, if we go for a “Them as rival thiefs” scenario, what kinda of thief would each of them be?
Would Glimmer be a master of disguise thief , who has a bunch of different secret identities, so when she does her capers no one really knows who did it? Or would she just be a socialite who’s in it for the thrill and uses her status as a cover up?
Would Catra be a phantom thief type who always puts up a show, leaving a calling card for all of her capers? Or would she be a stealthy cat burglar who can get in and out of anywhere with whatever she came to steal?
How would being different types of thiefs affect they’re dynamic? Do they seek each other to up the challenge of each caper? Does the universe conspire to guide the two of them to the same object in need of stealing, everytime? Would they work with each other? Or is the tragedy of it all that they can never work with each other, because they can’t really trust the other with the loot?
THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!!
Gentleman Thief AU
Catra flipped past the last set of trip wires, smoothly pressing herself up against the door on the far side of the room. It was a precarious position, half balanced on one foot, tail outstretched to keep her stable, as she keyed in the passcode that she’d stolen from the buffoon who owned this place the night before.
As the door finally slid open in front of her, she slinked her way inside, crouching in the entranceway of the private office she had broken into.
In addition to the orante oakwood desk and rich and vibrant decorations - none of which were particularly visible in the dim night light - was something Catra had quite expected to find. Or rather someone.
Leaned over the glass case that housed the Plumeria Diamond - Catra’s actual quarry - was the familiar form of the Masked Princess - dark black robes that sparkled with the stars of the night sky, deep purple mask firmly in place and hiding her features. For the first time in maybe four or five heists, the Princess didn’t seem to notice Catra’s entrance.
“Evening, Sparkles,” Catra said casually, coming out of her crouch as she approached the desk, smirk already growing on her face.
“To you as well, Kitten.” The princess replied, not even looking up or stopping her work.
I know the news is in the pocket of the ruling class and everything but I can’t fucking believe ppl in philly created an entire fucking les-mis style blockade around a city block to stop cops from evicting houseless folks and that wasn’t major breaking news.
Like CHAZ was in the news for fucking weeks meanwhile philly had a colossal group of homeless people set up a tent city, a bunch of black bloc folks erected a barricade by breaking into construction sites and stealing supplies, then used that barricade as a bargaining chip to negotiate the city into giving 100 homes to public housing, and nobody fucking knows about that except for a few of my friends irl. What the fuck.
Is there anything about this online at all? Twitter threads? Pictures? Any media from the activists?
Yeah! So I actually didn’t expect this post to leave my little online circle but I saw you and somebody else mention it so. Sorry if this is messy, I’m no source of authority here.
https://philadelphiahousingaction.info/ is a great place to start. They actually have an entire page on press behind it. I’d also recommend looking through their twitter @PhlHousing. Philadelphia housing action is as close to an organizational body behind the two encampments as exist. There were 2 encampments, camp JTD and camp Teddy, which was parked right out side the philadelphia housing authority. Basically what the Philadelphia Housing Authority was doing was taking row homes that were designated as “public housing”, refusing to let anyone rent, letting the property value go down, and then selling to private investors, some of which are owned by the mayor. As a protest, a large group of homeless folks set up encampments on public property, declared them sit ins as to make them protected under first amendment rights, and then proceeded to set up camps at some point in late june.
On their instagram, @campjtd, they posted this on september 27th
this thread from unicorn riot on twitter does a pretty good job of covering it, with some images here and there
The camps themselves were actually very well run, they had access to porta-potties, clean running water (I have no idea how they set it up but I spent a couple nights there on lookout, they had sinks for washing they had set up outside and for drinking water). Tents were donated so new residents could set up sleeping areas if they didn’t have one themselves. A steady stream of food, toiletries and other essentials were donated by dozens of local activist groups and individuals, they had grills and stoves for cooking hot meals, medical tents with on site street medics from volunteers and various groups. It was really incredible how well everything ran. Below are some more pictures of the camp from their instagram and twitter
I don’t know much about camp Teddy, as I only ever went to JTD, but a very large number of people lived there, and eventually police started routinely circling the camp and demanding it was disbanded, and threatening to mobilize, only to be met with enough pushback to prevent them. Some images of the event were posted on their instagram
and actually this video is of the police delivering the order to disband
Eventually from enough pushback 50 homes were given away to people living at the camps, but the struggle isn’t quite over as many of the homes were in a dilapidated condition and many individuals wound up not receiving a home. As of today (6/10/21) I believe both camps have been disbanded, and no further organized action has been pursued, but it was still a mind blowing radicalization in resistance.
I can’t stress enough please go through https://philadelphiahousingaction.info/, I am not an expert, I am just a random kid who happened to be there at the right time, and all information I picked up was through word of mouth.
omg… new marina album
‘twas good… the lyrics were a bit simplistic sometimes (even for marina, who is usually quite straightforward), esp in their reference to current political events, but i loved “venus fly trap”, “i love you but i love me more”, and “flowers”
Heterosexualism and the Colonial / Modern Gender System, María Lugones
(you can download those last two articles here if you don’t have access to jstor)
The Coloniality of Gender, Maria Lugones
Romancing the Transgender Native, Evan B. Towle and Lynn M. Morgan
Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body, Siobhan Somerville
The Empire of Sexuality, Joseph Massa
Women and Men, Cloth and Colonization: The Transformation of Production-Distribution Relations among the Baule (Ivory Coast) (Femmes et hommes, pagnes et colonisation: la transformation des relations de production et de distribution chez les Baule de Côte d'Ivoire), Mona Etienne
Rethinking Sex-Positivity, Rebecca John
The Biopolitics of Feeling, Kyla Schuller [this pdf is an excerpt]
omg… new marina album
authority bad… time to go to sleep ❤️
TIL about a cool dude named Thomas Sankara, the first president of Burkina Faso and AKA Africa’s Che Guevara. He had over 10 million trees planted, outlawed genital mutilation, polygamy and forced marriages, and led the first African government to recognize AIDS as a major threat to Africa
“a cool dude named Thomas Sankara” is the funniest wording here. I mean it’s not wrong but it’s also hilarious
The Legend of Korra excelled in its complex depiction of the main characters and their growth through the series. It did especially well in portraying the relationship between having others help you heal from your trauma and having to do some of the work on your own. Katara and Toph could help Korra get most of the shit out of her system, but in the end, Korra had to be willing to help herself. The initial depiction of Korra, as hot-headed and impulsive, was also a very nice contrast to how female characters are usually written. Plus, even though she grew, her basic temperament was kept the same throughout the series, instead of changing in favor of something more “feminine”.
The show also did well in depicting relationships among the main characters. Even if, say, Korra and Mako didn’t work out as partners, they were excellent friends for each other. And, of course, the relationship between Korra and Asami was barrier-breaking and just made sense.
On the other hand, the Legend of Korea’s politics were… not up to par. The worst offense, at least for me, was in the depiction of Zaheer, an anarchist. Anarchists are all too often portrayed as being crazed bomb-throwers. How can his depiction be “complex” when it’s just a stereotype? He wasn’t even shown doing mutual aid—it’s simply an uniformed caricature of anarchism.
A common factor of the villains of Korra is that they go too far. But without disruption, how is political change supposed to happen? The major exception to this is season 4. Most liberals can at least recognize that violence may be required to combat fascism once it achieves power. But violence is never accepted as a way to change the existing order. Zaheer’s killing of the queen was condemned, the change from a Council to a President in Republic City happened off-screen, and Eska and Desna very quietly took power from Unalaq after he died. Here, the show contradicts itself: these wonderful changes all likely came about as a result of violence, the very thing condemned as evil. Without violence, the existing institutions must condemn themselves to death for absolutely no benefit.
The show also had problems with its positive depiction of cops and capitalists. The criticism of the first group is relatively widespread here, and most people seem to not like how the cops were portrayed, so I won’t get into that. I’m not sure how many people hold the critique of the portrayal of the latter group in TLOK, though. Characters like Hiroshi Sato are portrayed as being bad capitalists, but the criticism is focused on individuals, rather than condemning the class as a whole. Asami, for example, was never portrayed as exploiting her workers’ labor. While some capitalists being painted as bad is certainly an improvement, it’s still stuck in a liberal framework. In this world, the fantasy of “humanizing” capitalism is still a possibility.
“Unlike diversity trainings and “white accountability” Zoom sessions, unions have been shown to increase pay and job security for working people and decrease disparities between women and men and between people of color and white workers. They foster an environment where those of all backgrounds can find their common interests and realize through struggle that they are more powerful united. The wage scales cemented in collective bargaining agreements erode the racialized stratifications often created when individual employees bargain with their bosses. What’s more, the shared struggle for improved conditions can foster new forms of solidarity. A 2020 paper, not surprisingly, finds that white workers are less likely to hold racist views if they’re in a union, and that white union members also tend to have greater support for not only universal social goods, but for policies like affirmative action.”
— Bhaskar Sunkara, probablyasocialecologist )