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“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on…”

April 24th, 2014

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

~ Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (via lonequixote)
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gynocraticgrrl: Jessica Rey presents the history of the…

April 22nd, 2014






















gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey – The Evolution of the Swim Suit

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“When a white man kills an Indian in a fair fight it is called honorable, but when an Indian kills a…”

April 21st, 2014

“When a white man kills an Indian in a fair fight it is called honorable, but when an Indian kills a white man in a fair fight it is called murder. When a white army battles Indians and wins it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre and bigger armies are raised. If the Indian flees before the advance of such armies, when he tries to return he finds that white men are living where he lived. If he tries to fight off such armies, he is killed and the land is taken anyway. When an Indian is killed, it is a great loss which leaves a gap in our people and sorrow in our heart; when a white is killed three or four others step up to take his place and there is no end to it. The white man seeks to conquer nature, to bend it to his will and to use it wastefully until it is all gone and then he simply moves on, leaving the waste behind him and looking for new places to take. The whole white race is a monster who is always hungry and what he eats is land.”

Chiksika, from Allen W. Eckert’s A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh (1992) (via america-wakiewakie)
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High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined | Blog, Q&A | BillMoyers.com

April 21st, 2014

High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined | Blog, Q&A | BillMoyers.com:

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