April 8, 2014
What your yearly taxes pay for (assuming a 50K salary):

teamsternation:

  • $3.98 for natural disaster relief through FEMA
  • $6.96 for welfare
  • $22.88 for unemployment
  • $36.82 for food stamps through SNAP
  • $43.78 for retirement/disability for government workers (civilian/military)
  • $235.81 for YOUR Medicare
  • $247.75 for defense
  • and $4,000.00 for corporate subsidies

Are you sure you are pissed off at the right people?

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March 15, 2014
"Tiger Lily Doesn't Equal Human Torch" plus a very long rant

thisfeliciaday:

image

The other day I posted this tweet:

"Wait they cast a white chick for Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan? Did they not remember Lone Ranger last year? Or, you know, racism?"

(If you didn’t hear, Rooney Mara is supposedly playing Tiger Lily, who is a princess of the “Native” tribe, in the…

March 9, 2014

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February 26, 2014

clampart:

We had a great time last Thursday at the opening reception for “Nancy Burson: Composites.” Thanks to everyone who came to see the work and made the opening a big success!

If you missed the reception, you can still see Composites through March 29th, 2014 at ClampArt. 

(Have any pictures from the reception? Tag them with #ClampArt! We would love to see them!)

February 23, 2014
newyorker:

What distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait? Look through a selection of photographs: http://nyr.kr/1hzvpEZ
Above: Jun Ahn, “Self-Portrait” (2008)/Courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

newyorker:

What distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait? Look through a selection of photographs: http://nyr.kr/1hzvpEZ

Above: Jun Ahn, “Self-Portrait” (2008)/Courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

(Source: newyorker.com)

February 16, 2014
"

I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.

I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.

When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.

I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

"

Curious Georgiana

always reblog.

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Let’s all imagine a world where people actually help one another first and lecture later or never.

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January 25, 2014
kellysue:


@BRIANMBENDIS: So today wasn’t a bad day

Best. Thing. Ever. 

kellysue:

@BRIANMBENDISSo today wasn’t a bad day

Best. Thing. Ever. 

(Source: fyeahmilesmorales)

January 11, 2014

clampart:

Installation images of “Hello From Bertha” at ClampArt.

View the exhibition at ClampArt

January 11, 2014
Hello from Bertha

clampart:

January 6, 2014

doctorwho:

TARDIS

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