Paul Solberg. Service 7, 2010.
Peter Hujar. Fran Lebowitz [at home in Morristown], 1974.
Mt. Holyoke welcomes trans women, kicks Smith’s ass!
“ it’s coming out of yourself, really. it’s a deeply appreciative and enthusiastic awareness of somebody else. i mean, in general. it’s what we’re living for and that’s what i’m fighting for. i think of myself as a political person doing whatever i do, but basically what i aim for is to make love a reasonable possibility. ‘cause if things are really horrifying all the time, i don’t think it is a reasonable possibility. if we’re living in a climate of awesome cruelty exercised by folks who have power over us, it can happen, but i don’t think it becomes reasonable. but it’s that possibility that makes living worthwhile. my commitment to love is not an alternative to my political commitments. it’s the same thing. ”
june jordan on love as a reasonable possibility from
(thanks for the reminder che gossett!)
(Source: blackfeminismlives, via karaj)
I work at my university's bookstore and every semester one of the professors teaches 'Fight Club' and it's so exciting to see boxes of it come in and rather disappointed to see people return their rented copied or sell them back. Once I returned a copy and the student wrote the synopsis of each chapter under the heading and I freaked out. My manager said it was in otherwise fine condition so we couldn't charge her but what spoilers. How do you feel about your work being taught ?
That fact that ‘Fight Club’ is being taught seems — to me — to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues. The past years have given us so many books, from ‘The Color Purple’ to ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to ‘How to Make an American Quilt,’ which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men. That’s my two cents worth.
i am sitting here SCREAMING with laughter
what world do you live in chuck palahniuk
and how can i live in this world with a dearth of novels that explore male issues