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Here you will most likely find a profound adoration for science-fiction, fashion, poetry, photography, graphic design, liberal politics, illustrations and art, proper grammar, feminism, classic old films, horror, woodworking, architecture, interior design, dark humor, film theory, the macabre, tarot cards, and tall British actors with deep, gorgeous voices. Every time I post, an angel gets its wings.
You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement.
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mudwerks:

Midnight Oil | Beds Are Burning

Posted at 11:54am and tagged with: midnight oil, beds are burning, australia, 1980s, diesel and dust, pintupi, politics, activism, audio,.

whynotshesaid:

So the victory isn’t even six hours old and already I’m seeing people talking about how feminists need to stop celebrating the defeat of SB5 because of all the other shit going down.

Obviously there is a ton of shit going down but I also think it’s pretty weak to be like “DON’T CELEBRATE THIS VICTORY BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE IS STILL SCREWED.” I’m so tired of this attitude that you cannot stop to mark a victory until all victories have been won. It’s like people who encounter news of progress and immediately point out all of the ways in which that progress fell short. It’s a recipe for burnout because all you are ever going to see is everything that is wrong with the world and you will never see anything that is right.

Celebrating a victory is good for the mental health of activists and progressives. There is always going to be a ton of work to be done, but victories don’t come every day, and so it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate them when they do happen.

Posted at 1:25pm and tagged with: accurate statement is accurate, we still have a lot of work to do, especially with the voting rights act, but i will savor these victories today, politics, feminism, equality, two column,.

Mourn the losses, because they are many; but celebrate the victories, because they are few.

theovarianbarbarian:

kat1712:

Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.

There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.

So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet 2 years from now.

But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.

She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.

This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.

She’s putting on for my state and city! Yehyuh!

(Source: ood-on-a-lamp)

Posted at 5:44pm and tagged with: wendy davis, fuck yeah, texas, abortion, politics, filibuster,.

theovarianbarbarian:

kat1712:

Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.
There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.
So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet 2 years from now.
But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.
She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.
This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.

She’s putting on for my state and city! Yehyuh!
Russell Brand — yes, that Russell Brand — on Margaret Thatcher. It’s absolutely worth the read. (via politicalprof)

Posted at 12:33pm and tagged with: margaret thatcher, russell brand, editorial, the guardian, article, politics, society,.

The blunt, pathetic reality today is that a little old lady has died, who in the winter of her life had to water roses alone under police supervision. If you behave like there’s no such thing as society, in the end there isn’t. Her death must be sad for the handful of people she was nice to and the rich people who got richer under her stewardship. It isn’t sad for anyone else. There are pangs of nostalgia, yes, because for me she’s all tied up with Hi-De-Hi and Speak and Spell and Blockbusters and “follow the bear”. What is more troubling is my inability to ascertain where my own selfishness ends and her neo-liberal inculcation begins. All of us that grew up under Thatcher were taught that it is good to be selfish, that other people’s pain is not your problem, that pain is in fact a weakness and suffering is deserved and shameful. Perhaps there is resentment because the clemency and respect that are being mawkishly displayed now by some and haughtily demanded of the rest of us at the impending, solemn ceremonial funeral, are values that her government and policies sought to annihilate.

team-joebama:

four more years of this

Posted at 6:36pm and tagged with: barack obama, joe biden, politics, four more years, joebama,.

barackobama:

If you missed it last night, President Obama told the story of “Fired up! Ready to go!” at the final rally of his final campaign.

Oh, man. This was wonderful. Obama tells stories like I tell stories, with lots of details, so this is several minutes long. Worth it, though. 

(Source: timelightbox)

Posted at 10:45am and tagged with: barack obama, presidential election, politics, four more years, fired up, ready to go,.

barackobama:

If you missed it last night, President Obama told the story of “Fired up! Ready to go!” at the final rally of his final campaign.

Oh, man. This was wonderful. Obama tells stories like I tell stories, with lots of details, so this is several minutes long. Worth it, though. 

(Source: rosalyn69)

Posted at 7:42pm and tagged with: barack obama, presidential election, politics, four more years,.