Walking to school like
I haven’t uploaded anything for a while because final year but I’m going to force myself to start posting regularly again. Send me requests?
I accidentally fell in love with a painting of a woman from 16th century germany
Y’all…I am SWAMPED with university work…Is anyone an aspiring model that fancies being dolled up and photographed for a day for £30? I’ll also feed you and give you professional photographs (film and digital). There should also be pretty good press. Long hair/redheads are preferred but by no means necessary. Send me a message?
Queer and other insurgents have long striven, often dangerously or scandalously, to cultivate what good folks used to call criminal intimacies. We have developed relations and narratives that are only recognized as intimate in queer culture: girlfriends, gal pals, fuckbuddies, tricks. Queer culture has learned not only how to sexualize these and other relations, but also to use them as a context for witnessing intense and personal affect while elaborating a public world of belonging and transformation.
Making a queer world has required the development of kinds of intimacy that bear no necessary relation to domestic space, to kinship, to the couple form, to property, or to the nation. These intimacies do bear a necessary relation to a counterpublic — an indefinitely accessible world conscious of its subordinate relation. They are typical both of the inventiveness of queer world making and of the queer world’s fragility.
Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner, “Sex in Public”
I can never get over how much I’m obsessed with this essay.
The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.
What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls. The result?
Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies.
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
be romantic with me, give me roses and hold my hand, but also be Romantic, engage in a distraught duel to the death for my affections on a church spire during a lightning storm
stroke my hair and tell me you love me but also revive medieval art forms and celebrate traditional craftmanship to escape the confines of modern industrialism
- TERF: we are here to abolish the genders
- Feminist: oh, so we won't use gendered pronouns anymore?
- TERF: no keep those
- Feminist: gendered clothing?
- TERF: no thats ok
- Feminist: segregated bathrooms?
- TERF: no those are important
- Feminist: so we're going to do something about the gender binary, yeah? We're going to attack the idea that gender is intrinsically linked to one's anatomy, and we're going to boost the visibility of trans and intersex people, who face the most violent consequences of the sex and gender binaries - yes?
- TERF: no
- Feminist: then what are you going to do, exactly? What is your plan? How are you going to accomplish this?
- TERF: abolish gender
- Feminist: How?
- TERF: abolish it
Another day, another kick ass woman from history who is sadly lacking her own movie franchise.
but nah, women never did anything interesting or exciting in the Old Days
She was known as the Lioness of Brittany.