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    Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

    And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

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    Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

    (via explore-blog)
     
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  4. tyleroakley:

    Amy Winehouse vs Paparazzi 2011.

    ICONIC.

    (Fuente: asiansaint, vía dontopentildoomsday)

     

  5. "The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be."
    — In her cover essay on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s, Rebecca Solnit once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayist – further evidence here and here. (via explore-blog)
     
  6. roachpatrol:

    Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

    When women were campaigning for the right to vote, they’d go on hunger strikes.

    And what the police would do would be to grab them up, tie them to a chair, and ram a feeding tube down their throat. The clamps and tubes they used tore up the womens’ mouths. Sometimes the tube would go into the woman’s lungs. Then the woman might die of pneumonia. After women dying in jail became distasteful, they’d let the ill women go for a short period to recuperate in the community, then come and arrest them again.

    Also suffragette protestors were beaten. Viciously. By the police. There’s all these pictures of smiling suffragettes having parades— they were risking their lives, some of them died. The police would come and beat them and sexually assault them. There aren’t many pictures of that, the newspapers wouldn’t run them, or the local government wouldn’t let them. 

    They also chained themselves to shit, they set buildings on fire and smashed in windows, they followed politicians around shouting abuse, this one british woman threw herself under king george’s horse to be a martyr—they were violent. They were met with violence and they replied with violence. And a lot of them died. 

    Then black women had to fight the same fucking fight all over again. 

    That’s what  I think about when men say they gave us the right to vote. 

    (Fuente: exgynocraticgrrl, vía shakesphobic)

     
  7. pukeyparty:

    IZM Day #1! Find the full list of challenges and read more about International Zine Month here

    Why do you folks like zines???

    (vía chavalaszine)

     
  8. lesbianbookclub:

    I just laughed so fucking hard

    (Fuente: dailystupiddrawing.blogspot.com, vía filosofafrivola)

     
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  10. nobinario:

    sallymolay:

    Two spirits in the Venezuelan jungle

    These are photos of tida wena or “twisted women”, transgender women of the Warao, indigenous people in a remote part of Venezuela.

    Like other women, the tida wena tended to the home, cooked and cared for children and elders. They also participated in the harvest of important crops, like the ocumo chino, a starchy tuber. Historically, tida wena were sometimes the second or third wives of polygamous men.

    They also occasionally performed the role of shaman — the Warao are deeply rooted in the shamanist tradition — and tida wena in particular are thought to possess two spirits, bringing them closer to the ancestor spirits that roam the jungle.

    This dual-spirit identity of transgender people is common in some indigenous communities

    Read the whole article and see more photos in The New York Times!

    Dos espíritus en la selva venezolana

    Estas son fotos de las tida wena o “mujeres volteadas”, mujeres transgénero de les Warao, pueblo indígena de una región remota de Venezuela.

    Al igual que el resto de mujeres, las tida wena cuidan de la casa, cocinan y cuidan a niñes y mayores. También participan en la recogida de importantes cosechas, como el ocumo chimo, un tubérculo almidonoso. Históricamente, las tida wena eran en ocasiones segundas o terceras esposas de los hombres polígamos.

    También ejercían ocasionalmente el papel de chamán (les Warao están profundamente involucrades en la tradición chamanista) y de las tida wena en particular se cree que poseen dos espíritus, lo que las acerca más a los espíritus ancestrales que pueblan la jungla.

    Esta identidad doble espíritu de las personas transgénero es común en algunas comunidades indígenas.

    Artículo original en The New York Times con más fotos

    (vía xiscthulhu)