Following the divestment resolution passing at UC Irvine, two students from there were contacted at home by the FBI, asking about their involvement in MSU and BDS work.
In the event that ANYONE is contacted like this by the federal government,…
Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers. The question of what to do with the feelings that have been aroused, the knowledge that has been communicated. If one feels that there is nothing ‘we’ can do — but who is that ‘we’? — and nothing ‘they’ can do either — and who are ‘they’ — then one starts to get bored, cynical, apathetic.
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (via eibmorb)
Bradley Manning leaks war crimes = Faces life in prison. US officials commit war crimes = Book tours, lucrative jobs & talk show appearances.
Remi Kanazi via Facebook (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
It’s never looked better to live on the boundaries of gender.
While high fashion has long had its fair share of openly gay designers (think Jason Wu or Michael Kors), it’s arguably been much more difficult for ordinary queer folks to easily find clothes that embody gender variance. Western beauty standards, with their petite female-bodied models and chiseled cismale spokespeople, haven’t changed all that much. But in recent years, a new trend has emerged: gender-bending designers and consumers are making their presence known on the screen and in the streets.
The burgeoning world of gender queer fashion comes thanks in no small part to a few prominent queer folks like Isis King, whose claim to fame was being the first transgender model and fashion designer on America’s Next Top Model; and Brittney Griner, the WNBA’s star rookie who’s contracted by Nike to promote the company’s menswear. Websites like the popular Dapper Q, Genderqueer Fashionista, and The Boi’s Department have become one of the most popular spaces online for queer women who want to transgress the world of men’s fashion. We’re now in an era where the queer cuties of the world can legitimately say that they’re here, they’re queer, and they look damn good.
It’s an important endeavor, and it’s often an expensive one, too. “Our fabric is the highest quality that we can get,” Ivette González-Alé, co-founder of Marimacho, told Colorlines. “We work with a no-sweat, women-owned factory in the garment district. When you’re not paying the true value of a piece, someone else is paying for it.”
Here’s a look at how a handful of indie fashion designers are challenging gender norms and keeping the queer community cute in the process.
Ever walk into a store, spot the cutest jacket/dress/pants in the section that doesn’t match your state-assigned gender, and realize that it’s two (or three) sizes too big (or small)? That’s just one of the problems that Brooklyn-based designers Crystal González-Alé and Ivette González-Alé are trying to fix with Marimacho. “I thought of the idea in college because that’s the time that I started to think critically about my gender presentation,” Crystal told Colorlines. “Clothing plays such an important part of it. We want to be able to give that to our community: something that fits well and looks great.” In addition to offering their own line of classic clothing for gender non-conforming cuties, they also do custom tailoring.
Photos by Bex Wade
Photo by DeAngela Cooks
Chrysalis launched in early 2013 with a mission based both in ideology and practicality. Its very existence counters the misrepresentation of trans women as merely sexualized objects. But it’s also working to fill the basic need of finding attractive underwear to fit a physical body that finally matches its owner. The line’s bras are made to fit custom full-cup inserts and its panties can “tuck, hold, and smooth out for the perfect seamless look,” according to its co-founder Cy Lauz.
Trans folks aren’t the only ones in the queer community living with constant underwear anxieties. Earlier this year the good folks at lady-friendly Autostraddle surveyed their lesbian, butch-identified, and genderqueer readers to see if they’re able to find underpants that affirm their gender. More often than not, the answer was “no.” Find a good pair of form-fitting drawers in the women’s department of your local Target and you’re likely to see that they’re filled with lace and flowers. Treck over to the men’s section and you’ll find boxer briefs with crotch pouches that are way too big. An answer? Play Out, whose gender neutral undies are cute and shapely.
Photos by Lisa Iancin, aLIas Photography
Get up. Suit up. Show up. Those six little words embody Saint Harridan’s ambitious mission to make high-quality tailored suits for masculine-identified women. Buoyed by the support of over a thousand supporters on Kickstarter, the Oakland-based company makes one-of-a-kind shirts, jackets, trousers and vests.
This eco-friendly company was started by 30-year-old Kristen Poe and 27-year-old Petra Dean in Ithaca, N.Y. “We started the Cotton Bow Tie Company because we felt that there was a place in the world for fresh, extra-fashion-forward ties that were well made, affordable, and designed with gorgeous queer ladies in mind,”they told Dapper Q back in April.
Kim Crosby’s Facebook page(which quoted me yesterday!)
Holy shit, best quote fucking ever, holy shit.
Today’s class struggles are increasingly taking place in cities, says Marxist and social theorist David Harvey. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses how urbanization will play a key role in social conflicts to come.
Note To Conservatives: Even Though ‘Pedophile’ and ‘Homosexual’ Are Both Big Words, They Are Not Interchangeable.
Conservative group ‘Government Is Not God’ warned President Obama it’s better he kill himself than consort with the children of “parenting” lesbians.
A Right Wing group called Government is not God, (or maybe it is God is Not Government, McAffee virus prevention kept me from actually visiting their site,) sent out a hate filled warning to gay-loving President Obama, last week. They want him to know their god is going to get him for his support of LGBT issues. I’m sure the Secret Service was thankful for the heads-up.
The group seemed particularly angry that the President asked 9-year twins, Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne, to introduce him as he kicked off Pride Month at the White House. At least I think that’s what their bible passage du jour is getting at:
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” – Matthew 18:6.
The girls, who are the proud daughters of lesbian moms, wrote a letter to the President offering some heartfelt advice, which they read to the crowd: Make it harder to buy guns. Make schools better. And the one that got a rousing cheer from the LGBT-heavy audience: make same sex marriages legal.
If you would like to read the entire letter, it’s quite charming. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge it.
“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”
My fave is the “free market” one. A Libertarian making a misogynistic comment? Everybody do a shot!!!
FUCKING LOMAS IS IN THIS PHOTOSET
HOLY SHIT! I MISSED THAT!
Andrew Lomas: MRA, Misogynist, probably a pedophile.
Also, rich to see him talking about women not being ‘capable at life’ when he spends his sitting in his room in a flat watching The Amazing Atheist videos and not doing much else.
Vile person, that one is.
Men are so fucking irritating and ignorant
There are more African-Americans on probation, parole, or in prison today than were slaves in 1850. It is not a crisis of crime, it is a crisis of people being left behind. For this week’s Newsweek, President Obama’s former spiritual advisor, Joshua DuBois, writes, ‘The Fight for Black Men.’
“If we’re honest,” DuBois writes, “we’ll have to admit that when one single group of people is conspicuously left behind, it never bodes well for society as a whole. In many ways, black men in America are a walking gut check; we learn from them a lot about ourselves, how far we’ve really come as a country, and how much further we have to go.”
(Photo: Barry Wetcher / AP file)
Actor James Gandolfini, who rose to fame as mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit HBO drama “The Sopranos,” has passed away, the network has confirmed to NBC News. He was 51 years old.
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