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Zhang Jingjing {Spring/Summer 2013 Couture}

[Image: A Chinese model on the runway in an ornate gold outfit covered in feathers and embroidered details.]

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Zhang Jingjing {Spring/Summer 2013 Couture}

Viewing My Own Home as a Tourist

Viewing My Own Home as a Tourist

I recently had a friend visiting the Bay Area from foreign parts, as they say, and while she was meeting up with various people in the Bay Area, I spent a few days showing her around and talking to her about the City, the East Bay, and all the things they contained. It was kind of a surreal experience for me because I’ve never played tour guide before, and it placed me in an interesting position,…

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Oy With the Poodles Already: Gilmore Girls Hits Netflix - GlobalComment

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geekishchic:

mcisaacs:

recent studies reveal that 100% of abortions are performed on people who do not wish to be pregnant and 0% of abortions are performed on conservative republican men

*reblogs so fast it almost breaks computer*

Not quite 100%. There is such a thing as coerced/forced abortion. (Ditto for sterilization).  This most typically involves women who experience multiple forms of marginalization, such as women with disabilities (especially intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities, and most particularly women with disabilities in institutions), but also indigenous women and other women of color.

For some women, the fight for “reproductive freedom” is not about accessing abortions that they may not want, it’s about having the right to become and remain pregnant if that’s what they want, and then keep and raise their child, all without undue pressure to be sterilized, get an abortion, release their child for adoption, etc., just because they’re women with disabilities.

The above is correct, and also, some patients who get abortions very much wanted their pregnancies and are being forced to terminate them because of extreme, life-threatening complications. They very much wish to be pregnant. For them, abortion is a tragedy. 

I get the desire to make snappy comments in reproductive rights advocacy, but can we not erase the fact that reproductive rights is as much about the right to have children as it is about the right to not have them? And can we accept the fact that every abortion narrative is different?

(Source: grootmccute)

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The traumatic experiences of the First World War forced Erwin Schulhoff and many artists of his generation to re-evaluate their relationship with the culture of the past.

Erwin Schulhoff was one of the most exciting voices in the post-WWI music scene, but due to his death in the Wülzburg concentration camp, he is now remembered principally as a “holocaust composer.” 
This article, “Parables of the Old Men and the Young: The Multifarious Modernisms of Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartets,” by Yoel Greenberg, places Schulhoff in the early 1920s, and interprets his music as a reaction to WWI, resonant with the art, poetry, and literature of the time.
The article is freely available for a limited time via Music & Letters.
Image: Composer Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) and dancer Milča Mayerová (1901-1977), c. 1931. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

The traumatic experiences of the First World War forced Erwin Schulhoff and many artists of his generation to re-evaluate their relationship with the culture of the past.

Erwin Schulhoff was one of the most exciting voices in the post-WWI music scene, but due to his death in the Wülzburg concentration camp, he is now remembered principally as a “holocaust composer.”

This article, Parables of the Old Men and the Young: The Multifarious Modernisms of Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartets,” by Yoel Greenberg, places Schulhoff in the early 1920s, and interprets his music as a reaction to WWI, resonant with the art, poetry, and literature of the time.

The article is freely available for a limited time via Music & Letters.

Image: Composer Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) and dancer Milča Mayerová (1901-1977), c. 1931. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Women Don’t Need Self-Defense: Men Need to Stop Assaulting Women

Women Don’t Need Self-Defense: Men Need to Stop Assaulting Women

Conversations about assault often seem to end up looping back on the idea that women should be taught self-defense, so that they can better counter assailants. Martial arts dojos and gyms across the US and the world offer a score of classes aimed specifically at women, providing them with a quick rundown of self-defense tactics to help them escape assailants long enough to run and/or get help.…

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Book Review: Far From You, Tess Sharpe

Book Review: Far From You, Tess Sharpe

It’s ‘a love story, wrapped up in a murder mystery bow.’ It’s a sharp, searing exploration of being young and queer in the rural United States, it’s a stunning debut novel, and it will break your heart, even as you’ll be stunned by the brilliance of Sharpe’s craftswomanship. Far From You is meticulously researched, but also written from lived experience. Sharpe is a young, queer voice to watch,…

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