desert stripmall hell-chic: * * * * * * *
in stark contrast to the utilitarian “WHAT’S THE FUCKING POINT” look that’s been a fashion staple the last few years, in 2013 we give you:
M I N D R I D E+I T.
this summer is about playing it cool in 110degree heat, and giving a fuck (or at least going through the motions) in the face of…
My Friiiiieend started a fashion blog peep the chill eco-vibes
12:12 am • 6 May 2013 • 6 notes
hysterical queen: Help me raise money to be a lot less miserable in my body...
Hey y’all, so after many years of just trying to deal, I’m trying to raise money for transition-related costs in my life in hopes that I will be a lot less miserable in my body. I know that most of you have probably heard me be critical of people who ask for money for…
11:21 pm • 14 April 2013 • 450 notes
Words Will Never: Callout for Submissions on Topics for LIES
we love you. we love to love you.
do you have any strong feelings about LIES? would you like to write something for Volume II? we don’t pay anything but if you are into what we do, maybe we’d be into what you do, and maybe hella people out there may be into what you…
12:03 am • 30 March 2013 • 30 notes
ZINE SUBMISSION CALL OUT: “A HOW TO GUIDE IN LOVING AND CARING FOR A MAD PERSON: an unapologetic and intersectional feminist tool kit in disability justice”
(C IT, REBLOG IT!!)
HELLO tumblr world.
I am putting together a zine on people’s experience with mental health/illness/madness etc and how they / they were supported/loved/cared/lived with /for/by/ their partners/lovers/family members/ friends etc.
Want to participate? Please have photocopiable material submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline MAY 1st - 2nd !!
12:14 am • 28 March 2013 • 556 notes
Los Angeles county sherrifs forced Chican@s out of their homes so that there could be a space for some kind of housing project but later was used for the Dodger stadium instead. These pictures show the last remaining residences to the Chavez Ravine before Dodger Stadium was built. From what I read, I felt like it was more of the city of Los Angeles’ fault for destroying this neighborhood, so that they could have a professional team play in their city as what other cities were doing. The Dodgers could of moved anywhere else after they were in Brooklyn. These last pictures show Chicana Aurora Vargas as she does not comply to the city and the sheriffs demands to get out of her own home and is taken out by force.
Here is more detail of what happened to the Chavez Ravine:
(Source: jaeisla, via deeplezstonerwitch)
4:02 am • 24 January 2013 • 2,043 notes
Click here to download the updated version of the zine
We’ve updated and changed our zine version of the selected writings of Gender Anarky! Please distro this version rather than the older one if you’re interested in spreading Gender Anarky’s writing. Thanks!
5:07 pm • 4 December 2012 • 183 notes
Softcover 6″ x 9″, 240pp
Coming September 2012
What Are You Doing Here? investigates how black women musicians and fans navigate the metal, hardcore, and punk music genres that are regularly thought of as inclusive spaces and centered on a community spirit, but fail to block out the race and gender issues that exist in the outside world.
“We can neither reflectively choose our color identity nor downplay its social significance simply by willing it to be unimportant… but our color no more binds us to send a predetermined group message to our fellow human beings than our language binds us to convey predetermined thoughts.”—Amy Gutmann
“Sometimes I think nothing is simple but the feeling of pain.”—Lester Bangs
I’ll be the first to admit that, like any other book, What Are You Doing Here? is partly self-serving. I wanted to find other black women like me: metal, hardcore, and punk fans and musicians that were rabid about the music and culture and adamant about asserting their rightful place as black women within those scenes. I wanted to find other women who put aside the cultural baggage that dictates that we must listen to certain musical styles, and simply enjoy the music that influenced us, not just as black women, but as individuals who grew up in an era when, thanks to technology, a large variety of music is accessible and available to everyone. I found many black women and have shared their stories, but I also realize there is still a lot of work to be done.
Sweet! Looking forward to reading this.
4:14 pm • 4 December 2012 • 2,091 notes
URGENT: Gender Anarky Members Resume Hunger Strike Indefinitely After Prison Officials' Broken Promises
Gender Anarky members Amazon and Catarina LePre restarted their hunger strike on October 5th after promised changes to trans women’s housing were not met by Warden Paramo and their case worker at the R. J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Warden Paramo and Amazon’s case worker promised to change the housing conditions of trans women in the facility after a number of days of hunger striking, but has not implemented any changes. In response, they have chosen to strike indefinitely until the changes have been implemented. In a recent communication from Amazon, she describes the situation:
“this time we are striking indefinitely, until this matter is resolved and i am no longer on single-cell status and cat and i are celled up. today [October 7th] is our third day without food, and we are only drinking two bottles of water a day. after food, we are going to stop drinking any water. they are monitoring our health daily, taking our vitals. so far we have lost ten pounds each, as of today. cat gets a lil woozy, but we are going thru with this…
…inform [prison officials] of our hunger strike, that it is for transgender housing, that my case worker is preventing me from celling up with cat, that initially the warden instructed her to do it, but she has been avoiding it because she is a feminist hater of trans inmates. this is the only reason she is discriminating against us… she has lied to us, giving us different reasons for delays that conflict. we know whats up. this is straight up discrimination… they don’t want to give us our transgender housing, where two girls can live together, while letting any two men live together who ask to. and now they are also retaliating because of our hunger strike, trying to punish us by ignoring us now and our hunger strike for protesting in the first place. so get at them like you need to…
this is a mental health prison, with special structured programs designed for inmates with long-term mental health therapy, and this problem with us is also aggravating our mental health status, making us decompensate, get depressed, suicidal, want to cut. this is our last resort next to doing something desperate…”
Amazon and Cat’s situation has never been more urgent. Continue to call Warden Paramo and act in solidarity with our comrades risking their lives to survive in a hellish institution of domination.
Call Warden Paramo the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility: (619) 661-6500
Demand that Eva Contreraz (C-45857)and Catarina LaPre (K-67313) be take off single-cell status and be allowed to share a cell. Demand that an end to the discriminatory housing policy against trans women in the correctional facility. Continue to call every day until you receive word that their demands have been met. The calling system may be confusing, but when in doubt dial 0 for the operator.
Gender Anarky has uncompromisingly attacked transphobic violence within the prison system, and have consistently called for directly attacking the systems of domination that the make living conditions of trans women, both inside and outside prison, a living hell. Attack the institutions that maintain the miserable system of gender in solidarity with Gender Anarky and the continuing hunger strike.
Write to Amazon and Cat:
Let them know you support their struggle against the the prison administration. They can be reached at:
Eva Contreraz C-45857
PO Box 799003 (C15-223)
San Diego, CA 92179-9003
Catarina LePre K-67313
PO Box 799003
San Diego, CA 92179-9003
for updates check back at genderanarky.wordpress.com
10:58 pm • 11 October 2012 • 201 notes
Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel protesting in front of the Israeli Consulate in London, 1973.
1:49 am • 10 October 2012 • 2,814 notes
“Buy Dunkin Donuts, put ‘em in different box, give ‘em to a friend & say u made ‘em. Celebrate Columbus by taking credit for shit u didn’t do”
— Hari Kondabolu (via mylifeasafeminista)
3:01 pm • 8 October 2012 • 819 notes
“What you have to be aware of is that if you work as an escort, even if you are independent and it is your choice, you are subject to this law. And you more importantly, you and those in your life that receive any money from you can have your assets seized and sold at auction and the money given to groups that are fighting human-trafficking. Basically, the government has decided to treat prostitution like the war on drugs. If you make money as an escort, California law enforcement will be able to seize your house, your car, your bank accounts as profits from an illegal activity. If you care for and provide for an elderly parent(s) with the money you make as an escort the government will also be able to seize their home, their car and their bank account. And you and those around you might have to register as “sex-offenders” under Proposition 35.”
— PROPOSITION 35 – THE CALIFORNIA LAW Turning all consensual sex acts into “human trafficking” | The Myth of Sex Trafficking and Sex Slavery, Research, Lies, Facts, Fact Sheet, Truth about Human Trafficking statistics and Prostitution (via sinshine)
2:53 pm • 8 October 2012 • 63 notes