Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Dec 3, 2012.
An excellent article by Laurie Penny
Your thoughts Ladies
A discourse on brocialism
On Brand, iconoclasm, and a woman's place in the revolution: a dialogue with Richard Seymour on the question of how to reconcile the fact that people need stirring up with the fact that the people doing the stirring so often fall down when it comes to treating women and girls like human beings.
I've learned that you don't talk about spiders with girls. They really don't like them. Or is that a sexist stereotype?
Stereotype or not spiders are gross and scary
More discourse on how women are portrayed in movies:
Honestly, the state of modern feminism is very difficult for me.
I see us all being shoved into these gender roles based on our biological imperative, and these roles ARE limiting. But why is the conversation always about women, and not MEN? I know men appear to have the economic upper hand, and they always have the physical upper hand, but I think men have many fewer choices NOW than women have.
60 years ago, women had to assert their power in passive aggressive ways. We couldn't physically intimidate to get our power, and we had little economic power outside what our husbands and fathers gave us. Before the advent of The Pill we were slaves to our biology-- one sexual act away from being pregnant and financially dependent on someone else. So we used what we had; our sexuality and our ability to empathize and cajole and persuade. We also had the most potent weapon of all-- OUR CHILDREN. We raised our sons to be different from their fathers.
But the world is different now. Because of the technological revolution, physical strength is not required to make a living or obtain sustenance. I have control over when I have children and with whom. I can eschew men entirely, throw myself into making money, say FUCK YOU MENS, and do whatever I want. I can buy a house, have a child, start a company, have random sex with strangers, whatever the hell I want to do, just like men have done for centuries.
But I can also use the old wily woman ways, too! If I choose, I can wear low cut dresses, find myself a fine specimen of a nerd-man and make him wildly happy. If I choose to spend my time having a hot dinner and beer waiting for him when he gets home, telling him how much I really appreciate him, and fucking and sucking dick like a champion, he will be happy to support me financially. Who knows? We could make a great life together and have fine nerd children to populate the next generation of anime/furry/comicons.
Men, on the other hand, are stuck. They are stuck in the breadwinner/protector role. There is tremendous pressure on men in western society to be masculine, strong and successful. They do not have the luxury of being able to be stay-at-home dads fixing dinner for the successful woman without giving up a piece of their self-identity. There is little respect in our culture for a man who lives off a woman, and that pressure doesn't all come from other men, it also comes from women.
So.... today's feminism has a struggle on its hands. I prefer the term "post-feminist," because it is more reflective of where we are now as a society. Part of our struggle as post-feminists is to free MEN to occupy whatever life-space they want to occupy, and make that okay! It's only with THEIR freedom that WE will be able to truly be equal socially and economically. We, as women, have made amazing gains in just the last generation in our struggle to be self-determining, but I don't think the gains men have had have kept pace.
There is still a big income gap between the genders.
Well said. I do think it's shifting though, at least for people in their 20s.
Also, I am thrilled to find this thread!
This Second City Network video is from last May.
Contact Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman:
Room 10 South
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882
Telephone: (608) 266-7513 or (800) 662-1227
Fax: (608) 282-3560
Girls only thread thats cool
yeah but still you never know
Ya true. Any lez?
We lean gay over lez.
Well to me its the same I don't really care what I'm called. But if you prefer that.
ok ur gay
May i just say what you do with your genitalia is your business.I'm sure the glory of taco ginding is delightful but but noone cares if your gay,lez,or straight...
Right boys, get outta this thread its Guuuuurlz only, theres secrit wimmens business afoot!
I wanna stay
let me in
Then quit waving your damn dick around, ok bro?
Any photographers here?
You said you are a photographer. Or is that another lie added to your CV?
Funny, I was asking about others dipshit
Abby speaks with founder of StopPatriarchy.org Sansara Taylor, about the mass closure of abortion clinics across the US and what women's rights activists are doing to fight back.
Sansara Taylor tells it like it is. And Abbey is Abbey .. Bless her little cotton socks.
Dome this shit.
Leave it alone
< insert gif of worms living in breasts >
Gee thanks for that woohie now I cant get that image outta my head.
< whistle while you work >
Oscar-Winning Documentarian Laura Poitras Is Emerging—Carefully—Into the Spotlight
January 27, 2016 10:19 am by Sara Corbett
The sky over Yemen at 1:30 a.m. is dark and still, a vault of deep blackness brushed with a faint smattering of stars. Sprawled on an office chair beneath it, the filmmaker Laura Poitras stares upward, taking in the view.
Yemen’s a complicated place, a flash point in America’s war on terror and currently in the throes of a devastating civil war.
Poitras lived there for a while, in a small apartment in the middle of Sana’a, the capital city, filming her 2010 documentary, The Oath. She’d spent much of her adult life in New York, but after 9/11, as so many artists and journalists examined what the attacks had done to America, Poitras picked up her camera and set off to explore what 9/11—or, more accurately, America’s response to it—was doing to the rest of the world.
Her work has taken her to Iraq, to Guantánamo Bay, and perhaps most famously to Hong Kong in 2013, where she spent eight tense days holed up in a hotel room with Edward Snowden, filming him up close and in real time as he went from an anonymous computer nerd to the world’s most wanted fugitive. Her film Citizenfour swept the awards season last year, culminating in an Oscar win.
Poitras is once again in New York, having moved back to the city after several years basing herself out of Berlin. We’re in her studio, a few blocks from the Hudson River, peering at the sky in Yemen. It’s a sunny afternoon, but the window shades have been drawn against the light, so that a live video feed from Sana’a can be projected clearly onto a ceiling-mounted screen.
Dressed casually in a black cotton shirt, jeans, and sneakers, Poitras, who is 51, leans back in her chair. The sky-cam is an experiment. She is putting together her first major art exhibition, which will occupy the top floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art beginning this month.
The exhibit includes a number of short films but is primarily a series of immersive installations, designed almost as a walk-through narrative about the world post 9/11. One idea is to project onto the museum’s ceiling overhead views from parts of the world where the U.S. drone program is active. “I’m interested in going back to these themes of the war on terror,” Poitras says. “What does it mean? How can we understand it on more human terms?”
Continued - http://www.vogue.com/13384275/laura...ce-art-exhibition/?mbid=social_onsite_twitter
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