25. elementary school prof. lets go play outside

“Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.”

creativetime:

Wondering how 330 styrofoam blocks and 40 tons of sugar became Kara Walker’s installation at the Domino Sugar Factory? Watch two months of construction condensed into one, sweet, two-minute video.

WATCH

(via fyeahwomenartists)

“If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.”

—Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via petiteperspective)

(Source: byebyethinspo, via newwavefeminism)

Meet Your First Black Girlfriend            

Those times when I’m reading and giggling and then: “o shit i totally say i love your hair all the time and i need to THINK with my BRAIN more”

and then i thank all the jesus’ that my partner has a better head on their shoulders than i and lets me realize shit without bein a dick about it.

Priviledge to me is like faith; too large and manifold to be completely understood (being something built and maintained by generations and systems upon generation and systems) by any one person. Beyond our comprehension theoretically and especially difficult to see for those of us who benefit from it (eg. understanding that i love my partners hair any way they wear it but also understanding that as a person they can feel any goddamn way they want about it and that ain’t got shit to do with me; but Failing to see how race hegemony/priviledge affects those feelings).

Meaning (to me) that not only do I have to be as open to criticism and discourse as possible but also that our response (ours as in white folk (as those directly benefitting from this hegemony) and also as in all those committed to building something new) must be larger and more manifold than one.

This is what I think about while i’m climbing and walking and shopping so sorry if im muttering and staring at the floor.

fyeahwomenartists:

Geta Brătescu
The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game (1985)
Collage on paper

fyeahwomenartists:

Geta Brătescu

The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game (1985)

Collage on paper

blantonmuseum:

You probably recognize Teresita Fernández’s”Stacked Waters” in our atrium, but did you know we also held a survey of her works in 2009? #tbt #throwbackthursday #teresitafernandez #blantonmuseum (at The Blanton Museum of Art)

blantonmuseum:

You probably recognize Teresita Fernández’s”Stacked Waters” in our atrium, but did you know we also held a survey of her works in 2009? #tbt #throwbackthursday #teresitafernandez #blantonmuseum (at The Blanton Museum of Art)

(via fyeahwomenartists)

“When people with privilege hear that they have privilege, what they hear is not, ‘Our society is structured so that your life is more valued than others.’ They hear, ‘Everything, no matter what, will be handed to you. You have done nothing to achieve what you have.’ That’s not strictly true, and hardly anyone who points out another’s privilege is making that accusation. There are privileged people who work very hard. The privilege they experience is the absence of barriers that exist for other people.

…If a discussion about privilege serves any purpose, it is so that the privileged recognize their own and are then compelled to work to dismantle the structures that have bestowed privilege upon them. In order to do so, one would have to recognize the call to ‘check your privilege’ as less of a personal attack, because it is not. It’s a wake-up call to action.”

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