I tried on a gingham croptop with peaches on it but it didn’t fit. What am I gonna wear to meet Katy???
Britney Spears, “Overprotected,” 2001/Martha Rosler, “Vacuuming Pop Art,” 1966-72, sorry I couldn’t get it out of my head I actually have a lot of issues with this and feminist appraisal of Martha Rosler in particular, but u know spaces
angular necklines/contrasts between planes of coveredness and fields of skin that create unexpected sexualized zones in geometric blocks/combinations of neutrals and not-quite-neutral neutrals/layering surface textures (esp. metallics)/center part “face frame”/shimmer to the brow
2002-2003 britney necklines and harnessing, also
a. “overprotected” makeup + “not a girl” hair + color palette .’. between 2001 and 2004 b. looks like los angeles in the background c. hack out a guess from there
what event is this from?? what era??? i must know every detail and google isn’t helping
AMAs 2003 p sure
more interior separation! discretion in architecture! spatial specificity!
these people who insist on what they think is an “open floor plan” are really weird and why don’t you want to separate your oven from your couch that’s weird and gross do you really wanna live like that
(rape tw, punk shit)
Instead of throwing festivals billed (with fanfare) as pro-queer pro-women anti-rape and booking at best a couple of female-fronted punk outfits and 2-3 bands with a Likely Rapist But He Has Good Politics in the lineup (plus a dozen regionally popular punk musicians, women or not, who wrote…
Wait a minute all this made sense until the thing about songs about how rapists are normal people because honestly like…that’s something I’ve been writing about lately and trying to get out there, that yes, that dude who read some feminist literature and was very vocal in Occupy can totally be a rapist, the CAH guy, the Wikipedia guy, Football Player guy, Teacher (even woman’s studies) guy, your cousin, etc. In rape culture where rape is the norm and goes unpunished, perfectly “normal” dudes are often rapists.
But yeah just recently some folx in my area exposed a collective that billed itsself as a “safe space” as being anything but. Black Flame Collective, just to name ‘n shame.
I wanna say that part is about the apologists who’re like “totally ordinary dudes just like commit rape by accident, it could happen to anybody!”
like the one person who in describing a rape said “we’ve all fucked up sometimes” like raping someone is a normal and understandable mistake on par with overdrawing your bank account
I agree with you that it’s really, really important to get rid of the “he can’t be a rapist, he’s Not Like That” idea, but I do sometimes see this other thing where people admit that the rape happened but deny that it really means anything about the dude’s character because it was just a mistake, nobody’s perfect
yes this is good, good catch on odd wording and good explanation. i was referring specifically to this andrew jackson jihad song, as i always am lol
eta: but a general (and rampant in punk) appropriation of kind-of transformative justice language that turns into this monstrous “raping someone is a mistake of the same caliber as any mistake that any of us can make at any moment and whether you are a rapist or not is 100% random or just a tiny bump in your personal journey” a la “we are all survivors, we are all perpetrators”
etaa: specifically underscoring “anybody can be a rapist” to include “the guy whose main occupation is to organize punk gatherings against rape” because, LOL so true so true