Hira. 19..
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Aritst/Writer
(currently on major hiatus)

This is my personal/inspiration blog, so it's full of things I like and a lot of photos of people/places I find interesting.
Bubbline, YumiKuri and Cecilos make me super happy ok

There might be some things on issues I find important like lgbt issues, racism and feminism.
So just be prepared. They generally come in bursts.


erimikat:

cat-on-themoon:

Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014

STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Frida Kahlo tagUghUghUghFrida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a wholeHow dare youHow fucking dare youNoYou do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beautyFuck youAs a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to findHow dare you do this shit

erimikat:

cat-on-themoon:

Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014

STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT
This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Frida Kahlo tag
Ugh
Ugh
Ugh
Frida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a whole
How dare you
How fucking dare you
No
You do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beauty
Fuck you
As a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to find
How dare you do this shit

(Source: wildkittyy)

Anonymous sent: I don't have a problem w/strippers and if u wanna sell ur body to gross men that's ur choice BUT pole dancing isn't stripping, pole takes ATHLETIC SKILL, im not just shakin my ass n picking up two-dollar bills w/my vagina. just because I pole dance 4 fitness and 2 express myself creatively doesn't mean i want ppl to assume i'm a trashy bimbo w/daddy issues.

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

Wow! You packed so much in here.

First of all, I’m not selling my body to gross old men.

There’s a few misconceptions in that one sentence alone. You may have noticed I’m home in my bathrobe, alone with my dogs, having finished my gyro, answering this. How did I get my body back?! Did I buy it back? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of selling it? Maybe he GAVE it back to me out of charity when he was done using it, is that it?

So —taking this ask at face value—i’m gonna say your feminist praxis needs a bit of a refresher. Women—all women, and tbh all people as little as I care for men—are living beings with agency and calculating capabilities. We calculate our best options and go from there. We are not tissues to be used, regardless of that fervid and foetid radfem rhetoric. They only regard certain women as people anyway.

And then, if you’re talking to me, you know my stance on pole dancing. You know that western appropriation narratives aside, the reason you want pole dance specifically to be your fitness routine and not mallakhamb (which doesn’t welcome women anyway) or aerialism, is that neither have been sexy and appealing background props setting the standards of female desirability for the past twenty years.

Strippers have.

You want to look like a stripper. You want that slumming, dangerous, mysterious aura, you want to walk with confidence like I walk in 8” heels, you want to look like men pay you hundreds of dollars because you’re desirable.

You want to feel edgy and desirable.

That’s why you haven’t run off to cirque du soleil, nor are you calling aerialists tramps.

With that cleared up, let’s go back to your first point:

You do have a problem with strippers. Your problem: you want our aura and desirability and not the stigma, not the danger, not the real threat of losing homes/jobs/family/scholarships/children/careers/futures.

You know that the edginess you crave comes at a price, and your way of dealing with this is NOT to combat stripper stigma, your way of dealing with this is to play up respectability politics for all you’re worth, widening the dichotomy between pure you and filthy us, too busy selling our bodies to dirty old men to develop the skills and grace you so admire.

And to a certain degree this makes sense. It will work for you, sort of. There are people who will buy it, mostly other women who have the same investment in maintaining respectability politics.

Men, babe, are never going to believe you, and they are never going to care.

BUT! There’s another option. Instead of crying when someone asks if you’re a stripper after a certain effortfull routine, sobbing like strippers can’t climb a pole through shoulder mounts backward and then do a drop in a straddle split catching themselves an inch above the floor in 8” heels, instead of reassuring yourself that we’re all mushy muscles barely able to stagger around the pole, making your tricks all the more unique and special—

The next time someone asks if you’re a stripper you could say:

No! But isn’t it amazing that they manage to do this in heels?

No, I’m not a stripper, but I’m flattered you think I have that self confidence!

No, I’m not a stripper but I’ve thought about it, but the stigma scares me.

No, I’m not a stripper but their skills and bravery inspire me and my classmates!

No, I’m not a stripper, and it makes me nervous that you would ask that bc sex work is so loaded and sex workers are murdered and discriminated against, so I get defensive about this but I’m trying to fight it and support strippers in ending sex worker stigma, starting with myself.

No, I’m not a stripper and I get tense about that question because of daddy issues stereotypes but isn’t it so fucked up that strippers (and other women) are the butt of jokes about male pattern abuse? 1 in 3 or 4 women is abused in her life time, usually by a family member or an intimate partner. You know someone who is the butt of that joke, stripper or not. And issues are a valid response to abuse across the spectrum, not just for strippers.

No, I’m not a stripper but I love them and I’m jealous they get to wear fancy outfits.

No, I’m not a stripper because they’re an exploited labour class and i enjoy my pole work best without having to give a percent of my income to a man who doesn’t deserve it.

No, I’m not a stripper, and they don’t pick up dollars with their vaginas either because unlike customers (who stick dollars in their mouths) none of us are interested in getting hepatitis.

So these are some potential answers for you! Hope this helps and thanks for indulging me.

Love, your friend,

Red💋

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On the evening of August 25th, 2014, the Chicago Police murdered DeSean Pittman, a black youth living on the southside. DeSean’s mother, Natasha Haul, might not be able to bury her son because the cop that killed him came to his vigil as an on duty officer, and police deliberately provoked the mourners by breaking candles for DeSean’s memorial and tearing down posters commemorating his life. When a fight broke out between DeSean’s friends, family, and loved ones, and the police, five people were arrested, including his mother, and are still being held in Cook County Jail. Natasha is being held on felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, and mob action, on a $75,000 bond. Natasha needs to be out in time for her son’s funeral. We need to put up 10 % to get her out, meaning we have 48 hours to raise $7,500. Additionally, DeSean’s family urgently needs financial support to help with paying for DeSean’s funeral. In the wake of an upsurge of national resistance to racist police terror and international attention to the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others, Chicago must show support the families of those murdered by CPD right here at home. The same night the police murdered DeSean, they also killed Roshad Mcintosh, a 19-year-old black resident of Lawndale, on Chicago’s westside. Donate, support the Pittman, Haul and Mcintosh families, spread the word, and resist police violence in our communities!

Bond Out the Mother of DeSean, a Youth Murdered by CPD, FromJail! (via aboriginalnewswire) —

As long as Western liberal democracies can name “gay rights” as the new litmus test for an appropriate twenty-first century democracy, we can obsess about “anti-gay” legislation in Nigeria and say nothing about the violence and economic exploitation of the Shell Oil Company on the land and bodies of Nigerians. We can be seduced by the international gay travel industry to visit “gay friendly” (and “post-racial paradise”) Rio de Janeiro, and say nothing of the massive police violence and genocidal removal of blacks from favelas in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Is it any wonder that many people outside of the United States, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, have grown resentful of increasing threats to pull critical funding by NGOs and Western nations for not being “LGBT friendly,” while we let all other sorts of violence and exploitation (often by corporations and evangelical churches that originate within the West) go unmentioned?

Afterword: A future beyond equality - Kenyon Farrow (via queerintersectional)

Imperialism is a plague.

(via brave-weed)

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

saintthecla:

One of the ways that childhood poverty marks you well into adulthood is the constant feeling like you have to be contributing something valuable to society and being more productive than all your peers every single day or you’re just some anonymous poor kid who grew up to be exactly as worthless as Fox News thought you would be

And the awareness that the structure keeping you out of the abyss of crushing poverty/houselessness/being a random corpse is way more apparent and fragile to you than it is to others giving rise to this sense of scrambling up a glacier only to slide down over and over so unless you work really hard and do something rad as fuck and make a bunch of money—you are that worthless and that anonymous homeless corpse will be yours!

Poor kid worries vs middle class worries

blasterririka:

[dude voice]but its not sexualizing its empowering!!! it teaches girls that they dont have to be ashamed of their bodies! their hot sexy bodies

(Source: timetickticksaway)

83,887 plays

radtracks:

nicotine // panic! at the disco

i taste you on my lips and i can’t get rid of you
so i say damn your kiss and the awful things you do

tieme-takeme sent: What is sex critical feminism, in your eyes anyway? I've always been very cautious of anybody who identifies as sex or kink critical but I don't 100% understand it so I thought I'd ask before assuming anything about you :)

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

I use sex critical in part bc sex negative seems too reactionary and annoying, and bc at the most basic I’m just not sex negative, but I think sex radical might be more accurate at this point? I’m industry critical but I feel more sex radical.
But either way/word because of the sheer basic inadequacy of sex positivity and the people promoting it. Too often caught up in promoting sex as a good in this really third wave way, sex positivity doesn’t have room for people with complex experiences of sex and especially not for sex workers with complex experiences of sex and sex work.
Does that make sense? I mean sex positivity produced slutwalk, of all things.
While white middle class women fight to reclaim slut, other groups rightfully and understandably cringe away from it.

I feel the less defensively and frenetically positive critical and radical approach to sex allows us to pause and gives us space to prepare for the intersectional wounds of racism, slavery, classism, for the way that sex has been used against different groups almost definitionally.
Sex critical feminism has room for sexually abused children who’ve been marked as sluts and as “accessed” since childhood and it throws out the old framework of sex as a good, of consent as sexy, to create a new framework, of complicated consent, of sex as just another neutral part of life that can be potentially abused, and it keeps on going with the revolution without getting caught up over sexiness.
Sex radical feminism is a revolutionary feminism with room for living sex workers at the end (unlike that earlier damn ask that left unspoken a desire that we either not exist or get lined against the wall and shot).

Dude does this even make sense I just woke up. Assume away.

weloveblackgirls:

herunweddedhusband:

friendlycloud:

stfusexists:

vaspim2k13:

This is the kind of world we live in today

If your suggestion as an administrator is to tell a teenage girl to go under the knife instead of telling a teenage boy to respect women, you are in the wrong damn line of work.

That school should be closed.
What a disgrace.

I’m super offended by this, like Is this what we are teaching young men… Like the harassment of women especially black women is starting to piss me off to a super sayian level 4

^

weloveblackgirls:

herunweddedhusband:

friendlycloud:

stfusexists:

vaspim2k13:

This is the kind of world we live in today

If your suggestion as an administrator is to tell a teenage girl to go under the knife instead of telling a teenage boy to respect women, you are in the wrong damn line of work.

That school should be closed.

What a disgrace.

I’m super offended by this, like Is this what we are teaching young men… Like the harassment of women especially black women is starting to piss me off to a super sayian level 4

^

pantsalmighty:

newyorksjojo:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.
Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

finally, a shiny McDonald’s

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pantsalmighty:

newyorksjojo:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.

Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

finally, a shiny McDonald’s

CATCH IT BEFORE IT ESCAPES