On this day, Dec 4th in 1969, Fred Hampton was murdered as he sleep in his bed by a Chicago police hit squad.
rest in power, Fred Hampton.
"I’ve got the ineffability blues. I feel paralyzed by my own inability to describe why I love Debbie Harry; I’m trapped, like Edgar Allan Poe’s guilty narrator in “The Tell Tale Heart,” alone in a chamber with a ticker whose maniacal thumping, a time bombs’s, declares, “You have twenty minutes to describe Debbie Harry’s ineffable gorgeousness and irony, and if you fail, you’ll be executed.” If I decide not to explain her splendor, and let it remain comment-free, then something in me will have perished. I will have destroyed a small creature buried in my body—the breathing embryo of my remembered attachment to Debbie Harry’s voice and image. By explaining the attachment, I give this embryo life. If I fail to explain, I will have slaughtered some portion of my own potential."
Wayne Koestenbaum, “Debbie Harry at the Supermarket”, My 1980s and Other Essays (via mootpoint)
i loved him so much in high school
Zoë Bell is a New Zealand stuntwoman and actress. Some of her most notable stunt work includes doubling for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess and for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.
As an actress, she has appeared both on television and in feature films and also starred in the web series Angel of Death. Other works include : Oblivion, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Gamer, Inglorious Bastards, Whip It! and Django Unchained.*________*
Magazine: Schon Magazine Spring/Summer 2012
Photographer: Andrew Weir
Model: Jenny Shimizu
why angelina married brad rather than her is beyond me
"First, there is no naturalized gendered body. All of our bodies are modified with regard to gender, whether we seek out surgery or take hormones or not. All of us engage in or have engaged in processes of gender body modification (diets, shaving, exercise regimes, clothing choices, vitamins, birth control. etc) that alter our bodies,
just as we’ve all been subjected to gender related processes that altered our bodies (being fed differently because of our gender, being given or denied proper medical care because of our gender, using dangerous products that are on the market only because of their relationship to gender norms, etc). The isolating of only some of these processes for critique, while ignoring others, is a classic exercise in domination. To see trans body alteration as participating and furthering binary gender, to put trans people’s gender practices under a microscope while maintaining blindness to more familiar and traditional, but no less active and important gender practices of non-trans people, is exactly what the transphobic medical establishment has always done."
Dress to Kill, Fight to Win (via pissonality)
how would my gender *be*
if i had been well-nourished as a teenager
if i hadn’t been on ssris and anti-psychotics during my formative years
if i hadn’t taken birth control for three years because my boyfriend at the time told me i had to
if i had exercised my my upper body rather than just my legs, as my running coach mandated
if i had not been underpaid and overworked as a blue collar laborer
as i age, it is easier to be relieved that i was not socialized as a male, but you think of all of the things that you missed
don’t understand the attention spans of ppl who weren’t raised by TV