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17 Nov
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Garcia

14 Nov

92EE5961-EBB9-4DDD-B9A2-4F570FFB903DI don’t know who made this extraordinary piece of art, other than that their name is Garcia.

update: Daniel Garcia Art on Facebook

 

 

Why Do You Hate Prairie Dogs, Facebook?

11 Nov

A37313A3-3A02-49C5-9EFF-9D77FCDCB11FFacebook is giving bans to and threatening the Prairie Protection Colorado page for calling out developers who just recently unnecessarily poisoned prairie dogs in Colorado. Several posts were deleted and an admin was given a ban.

This is outrageous. Please help them fight this outrageous censorship.

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Through the Veil

9 Nov

Pray for Calamity

My wife and daughter are asleep, so I move quietly through our small house. Stepping into my shin-high mud boots, I pull my heavy coat over my arms, flipping the hood forward over my head. Gravel crunches under my feet as I take the few steps across my driveway to the ring of bucked maple logs stood on end that encircle my fire pit. Sitting down onto one of these pieces of damp wood I exhale into the cold night. Fog from my mouth drifts upwards and I follow it with my eyes. The moon is two days shy of full but its glow remains mostly diffused by a curtain of thick clouds, which are streaming across the navy sky. Breaks and gaps in this near solid gray mass offer glimpses of the shining white lunar face before shrouding it once again.

Earlier in the day I imagined having a…

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I Hate This Fucking Culture

1 Nov

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Feminism and online fighting

30 Oct

This.

Purple Sage

Radical feminists, like many other groups, have an online community of people we hang out with and organize with every day. And like many other groups, sometimes we get into fights. We are not a homogenous group; we have a variety of different viewpoints on many things, and sometimes we find other women’s viewpoints to be very wrong. Every once in a while a fight rips through the community like a forest fire, destroying everything in its path, and leaving behind nothing but ashes, upon which new seedlings will have to grow. There are a few fights that happen over and over, and have been happening for a long time. Such as, for example, are straight women upholding the patriarchy by having relationships with men? Are mothers responsible for upholding patriarchy by giving birth to sons? Are straight feminists homophobic, and are lesbian feminists heterophobic? And there’s another fun fight…

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They Live, with Transgenderism

29 Oct

This is brilliant.

Last night

27 Oct

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Last night, The Devil called

He said

I’m calling in my marker

You have the wrong stiff, I replied

I’ve been scared stiff too long

I calcified

Turned into crystal

Split apart under armadillo sun

Melted and became a resin lingua, beneath surface, hearing murmur

Of half forgotten plea
Smoke me if you must

You’ve got the flame

Though displeased not to gain my soul, ponder this …

What you cannot snap in two

What resists

Will one day be called beautiful

And all that pain it took

Just to keep walking

When the sun burned you to clay and turned you finally to river mud

When the last ounce of yes I can

Si su puede

Became Holy Lord I cannot endure

When you felt yourself

Wilt like wax candle of the saints, in midday sun

From alive, to oil, to fire and back again to blood

When Demi-Devil’s…

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QotD: “Faster, higher, twerkier?”

22 Oct

Anti-Porn Feminists

According to the BBC, pole dancing has taken the first step towards being recognised as an Olympic sport:

Could pole dancing become an Olympics sport? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think…

That’s because pole dancing – or pole, as the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) prefers – has been recognised by an international sporting body for the first time.

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The IPSF emphasises that pole dancing is about “athleticism and technical merit”, in line with “other Olympic standard sports such as gymnastics, diving and ice skating”.

So even though it may be closely associated with strip clubs, a performance does not have to contain an erotic element.

However, there is a big debate within pole dancing about how much it should be separated from its origins.

In 2015 and 2016 various people who pole dance shared photos on Instagram using the hashtag #Notastripper – something that some…

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The Politics of Not

15 Oct

 

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From “The Sneetches,” by Dr. Seuss

I was thinking today about how much of politics seems to center around what we’d like people to believe we’re not. “We’re not abusers,” that’s a big one. “We’re not like those people.” We’re not overly restrictive, we’re not overly lax. We’re not extremists, we’re not like those who say we are extremists.

Or people may not eat meat, or not eat various and sundry other foods. If we are women, we may want to be thought not to be women who submit to men, or maybe even we would like to say we are not even women, though we know that when it gets right down to it, you are what you are.

But what you are seems less important all the time in this culture. With the Internet, we have a whole new set of ways to explore appearing to be what we’re not, or alternately, if we are less ambitious, to merely trumpet our not-being in various venues. People I am less well acquainted with may inform the world at large that they are not suffering from various social phobias. A more advanced form involves announcing you’re not into purity politics, this latter being seen as an essentialist way of saying what one is not.

Our love of announcing what we’re not is making it seem odd and old-fashioned and perhaps even suspect when people write about what they are. What’s their agenda? we ask ourselves. What are they hiding? Or, even better: Why are they like we are not? We shall have something to say about this. And we do.

So, little by little, what we are disappears behind closed doors, into our more interior landscapes, and our public life turns into endless warfare between various Nots. And this we call activism.

 

 

 

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