Gays parade their pride in Delhi's heart →
The third edition of the gay pride parade - the first after consensual homosexual relationships were decriminalised in the country - in the Capital on Sunday was an unusual display of confidence by the lesbian-gaybisexual-transgender (LGTB) community. Clad in rainbow colours and dancing to the sound of drums, the gathering marched from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in Central Delhi with...
just finished my assignments everyone gonna pass out for a week then do some GOD DAMN GARDENING
besttumblr: “The purest form of douche: a guy who thinks he’s the only one who understands philosophy.” that “being a woman in philosophy blog” condensed
Jump in state jail population →
VICTORIA is leading the nation in yet another area: it provided virtually the entire growth in Australia’s prison population in the year to September….The most startling figure is that 7467 prisoners, or 26 per cent, are Aborigines - who comprise roughly 2 per cent of the adult population. i can’t even
so, here is part of what I think about “radical mental health”. (brief discussion of mental illness, suicide, self-harm, disordered eating, psychosis follows, take care, etc.) (this is actually following on from a conversation I had with caitlinate, uh, over a year ago that recurred to me today.) my housemate is a psychologist — a student psychologist, to be precise, but...
Objectivity? I’ve always had an objective.– jessica mitford
another thing about "feminist coming out day"
it reminds me of those “this is what a feminist looks like” shirts. a stereotypically lesbian-presenting friend of mine once said that she felt stupid about wearing hers because people would look at her and say “well, der”. it made me think how the most popular pictures I’ve seen of people wearing those shirts have been normatively masculine men. people fall all...
Feminist Coming Out day - March 11th 2011 →
radicallyhottoff: leonineclaire: When I saw this, the red flag of appropriating the queer experience of coming out came up in my head. However! Before I got my back up, I decided to do some research. A queer organisation and a feminist organisation have collaborated to create this day. It’s great that a queer org. backs this but I still think a claim of appropriation can be made. A woman who...
rebelsea-deactivated20121016 asked: "no acoustic guitar in the studio is a good rule for life"
You only say that cos you hate hippies.
You only say that cos you hate hippies.
Who says it’s so easy to save a life? In the middle of an interview for...– sarah manguso, what we miss
i’m not advocating that anyone keep their mental health issues some cloistered...– “friends don’t make the best medicine”, crabigail adams this post will probably be controversial but I generally agree with it depending on how unsympathetic I am feeling on any given day. I am pretty crazy at times and my policy with regards to myself is that I can be as crazy...
1st Quarter Storm Mixtape | rogue pinay →
avry: rogue pinay is an emcee and cultural worker born in General Santos City, Philippines. With rhymes fluent and just as fluid in Tagalog and English, her music has been described by the Seattle Weekly as “poignant, filled with a startling amount of brutal honesty”. Often vulnerable, powerful, and always loving, her work is devoted to connecting the issues of oppressed communities in the...
on institutionalised sexual violence
I haven’t talked about the TSA stuff here cause I’m not from the US. but I’m glad it’s provoking a discussion on compulsory, institutionalised nudity + intimate examination as assault. I’m hopeful that this will make instititutional/state sexual violence more visible. if you haven’t already, now would be a good time to think about other settings where strip...
Silence down the generations of Aboriginal hearing... →
…The inquiry heard that Aboriginal children suffer the highest rates of ear disease and hearing loss of any people in the world. There’s no national survey to establish the exact size of the problem; but in both remote and urban areas, there are signs of a national epidemic. The Federal Department of Health and Ageing cited a recent survey of 29 NT communities, which found only...
“With his wife and children watching on, Mr Brumby said a hung parliament now seemed the likely outcome.” what the fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk australia: make up your goddamn mind
whenever I hear people talking about “black friday” I assume they are talking about bushfires culture clashhhhhhhhhhhhh
Walcome to Malbourne
ardhra: ourcatastrophe: Walcome to Malbourne A curious transformation is happening to Victoria’s vowels, and it’s not going unnoticed. For a while now, many Victorians have been confusing “el” sounds with “al” sounds, so that celery sounds like salary, pellet like palate and telly like tally. In other words, Victorians don’t know if they’re Allan or Ellen. The tendency to pronounce “el”...
Feminists in Mainstream Pornography
fuckyeahfemmes: …this interview should be taken with some distance - it’s not where I stand now. I hadn’t experienced as much of the mainstream porn industry as I have now, and I had an idealized vision of it, because I’d been lucky enough to have worked only in friendly, rather sex-positive environments. Maybe I was also a bit naive. And, as I have adressed it ...
Sometimes it feels with genderfuck that people take the good parts and run. It...– “genderfuck: an evening with lian and zoey”, Germinate, issue 1, 2010. Germinate is the biannual periodical of the Australian Student Environment Network. I would be keen to hear what people think about this.
Revealed: How the ALP keeps secret files on voters... →
You know how campaign organisers are always like ‘write to your MP’? Yeah, maybe don’t do that. (via caitlinate) this makes me feel important! but seriously: important information to bear in mind. doesn’t surprise me, but good to know for sure.
Walcome to Malbourne →
A curious transformation is happening to Victoria’s vowels, and it’s not going unnoticed. For a while now, many Victorians have been confusing “el” sounds with “al” sounds, so that celery sounds like salary, pellet like palate and telly like tally. In other words, Victorians don’t know if they’re Allan or Ellen. The tendency to pronounce “el” as “al” has been heard before in places like New...
just unfollowed a whole lot of people, mostly for esoteric and personal reasons. the world is not you, etc.
white ribbon day - nov 25 →
White Ribbon Day was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man’s massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW)...
The image of blissful social unification through consumption merely postpones...– guy debord, society of the spectacle personal mantra to stop compulsive acquisition
what it's like being a woman in philosophy blog →
This happened recently at a major philosophy conference. I (a female grad student) was standing in a long line and struck up a conversation with two philosophy grad students, both male. The three of us didn’t know each other prior to this meeting. We exchanged info about our departmental homes, our dissertation topics and the such. We then proceeded to discuss some philosophical issues,...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-21) →
Santogold & Diplo (62) Robyn (41) Nosaj Thing (36) Dosh (33) Prefuse 73 (28) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Privilege Denying Draco →
besttumblr: pianycist: I’m really happy that Privilege Denying Dude happened, and it has children. Like Privilege Denying Draco Malfoy: say what you want about privilege denying dude, PRIVILEGE DENYING DRACO IS HILARIOUS holy shit
…Insiders call them guilt trips. All those teenagers heading off on gap...– Before you pay to volunteer abroad, think of the harm you might do by Ian Birrell at the Observer
without a tighter breathing...: Is this really one... →
leonineclaire: challyzatb: Over the last few months, I’ve noticed “TW” being used as shorthand for “trigger warning” a lot. I’m wondering why on earth is that? and where did this come from? But mostly, why has it taken off? Is a trigger warning really something you want ambiguity around? Is it something you really want to… Yes! Edit: It also reminds me how some people use acronyms etc....
Pope flags softening of condom stance - ABC News →
In defence of stripping and sex work →
ardhra: clownyprincess: I really wish people would STOP talking about choice like it’s a dichotomy. Stop that shit. Stop. I had to have this conversation with someone else recently. I myself am not in the industry by ‘choice’ and yet I am. If I could choose to be doing something else right now, I would be - and that something else is very specific and I am working towards it, but it’s going to...