the-wistful-collectivist:

asksailorpluto:

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…She always had been a curious girl. 

neoliberalismkills art of a poly couple =)

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"Kelley: The act of creating goes too far when it erases the actual context of the reality it tries to portray. So with Nymphomaniac, as far as depicting sex addiction, one can assume that is probably not how life is for the average sex addict. Of course, the point of the film was about a radical against a society of blind conforming, et cetera, but Lars von Trier goes too far when trying to portray the life of a woman discovering her own sexuality, because he fails to portray any actual context of what that requires.

Jamie: From my perspective, the most important thing is consultation and representation, and asking those who’ve experienced different lives and situations and oppression. The lack thereof is a problem especially when keeping in mind that these characters being written can be very close to a real person consuming the piece of fiction, and how damaging it can be culturally, to see that character reduced to a poorly written excuse to bring up a topic or a culture, rather than a human who is only partly that.

Chelsea: […] A lot depends on who makes the art and for whom. The other day, I used the example of Ousmane Sembène: he can depict so much horrific racism, racial misogyny, colonialism, but it never feels inappropriate. Whereas, someone like Lars von Trier always makes me uncomfortable. Sembène understands the issues he’s discussing and is making films for an audience that also understands. Von Trier, however, is exploiting oppressions that he “benefits” from, for other people who also “benefit from them”."

On Lars von Trier: Dialogue Discussion on Questioning Authenticity and Cinematic Boundaries | FilmAntidote.com (via filmantidote)

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http://blackfemalepresident.tumblr.com/post/92712837934

maarnayeri:

Most people would never dream of touting around the dismembered bodies of White American and European kids after a mass shooting. Did you see that for Virginia Tech students? How about Columbine? Perhaps Newton?

Why? Because there’s reverence for their privacy and sympathy is…

"They give you little bullshit amounts of money in exchange for your working – wages and so forth – and then they steal all that shit back from you in terms of the way they got this other thing set up – his whole credit gimmick society man, consumer credit, buy shit buy shit on credit, he give you a little bit of shit to cool your ass out and then steal all that shit back with shit called interest – the price of money. Motherfuckers in non-producing, non-existent industries ya know motherfuckers who deal with paper. There’s a cat who would stand up and say to you he’s “in mining”, and he sits in an office man on the hundred and ninety ninth floor in some motherfucking building on Wall Street, and he’s “in mining” and he has paper, certificates, which are embroidered and shit you know, stocks, bonds, debentures, obligations, you know, “he’s in mining”, and he’s sitting up in Wall Street and his fingernails ain’t been dirty in his motherfucking life; he went to Phillips Andover or Exeter, he went to Harvard, he went to Yale, he went to the Wharton School of Business, and “he’s in mining”?

The motherfuckers who deal with intangibles are the motherfuckers who are rewarded in this society. The more abstract and intangible your shit is, come on stocks? What is stock? Stock certificates is evidence of ownership in something that’s real. Ownership. He owns and controls and therefore receives you know the benefit from, that’s what they call profit. He’s fucking with shit in Bolivia, he’s fucking with shit in Chile, he’s Anaconda, he’s United Fruit, he’s “in mining”, he’s in what? He ain’t never in his life produced shit. Investment bankers, stock brokers, insurance man, it’s motherfuckers who don’t do nothing. We see that this whole society man exists and rests upon workers and that this whole motherfucking society controlled by this ruling clique is parasitic, vulturistic, cannibalistic and is sucking and destroying man the lives of motherfucking workers and we have to stop it because it’s evil."

"Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back..Just come back.."

Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza.  (via nowinexile)

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http://musaafer.tumblr.com/post/92688384366/re-that-recent-jon-stewart-segment-on-backlash

musaafer:

Re: that recent Jon Stewart segment on backlash for criticizing Israel on media.

I was feeling it until the end: The third time the people pop up to yell at him, they’re pro-Palestine folks yelling at him with all kinds of varieties of “free Gaza” and “free Palestine” etc. It was way out of line…

peppersongg:

seek out positive representations of fat bodies no matter what size you are.

teach yourself that fat bodies are beautiful.

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boyhands:

i identify with fight club a lot because i also like to express my nonconformity through traditional masculine violence and misogyny. it really goes against what society wants me to do. no wait

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