Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more...– Toni Morrison (via petitefeministe)
whoiamhateswhoihavebeen: I am cranky, bored, on my tod, incredibly emotional and all in all in a generally foul mood. And, of course, there’s a gif that completely sums up how I’m feeling. Oh gifs, you truly are one of life’s greats.
Sometimes I get bummed out when I think about how...
But then I remember that U2 are playing too and I feel a-okay about it all.
Hantuchova is playing a great game right now.
This pleases me. I hope she keeps it up.
"Transgender Clownfish Raises a Stink at Oakland... →
“People can feel like girls,” [Gender Spectrum teacher Joel] Baum said. “They can feel like boys. They can feel like both, and they can feel like neither.” At the end of the lesson, fourth-grader Desmond Pare thought that was no big deal. I went into a high school last week to explain my PhD to a number of 14/15 year olds. They became intrigued by the idea there are...
I KEEP THINKING IT'S FRIDAY.
Anti-abortion group drafted in as sexual health... →
“A group which is opposed to abortion in all circumstances and favours an abstinence-based approach to sex education has been appointed to advise the government on sexual health.” I WANT TO BE SICK AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY.
The Beach Boys - Sloop John B The Beach Boys...
At what point do you stop and say:
“My research subjects are taking the piss out of me”? BECAUSE THEY ARE.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-22) →
Sufjan Stevens (55) Elliott Smith (14) The Elected (13) Stephen Malkmus (3) Tullycraft (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Osez le Féminisme
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-15) →
Elliott Smith (15) Sufjan Stevens (11) Maritime (11) Sunna (11) Last Days of April (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Given that a volcano is indeed erupting, this little gem of a website is more relevant than ever! Good old Iceland Express.
Things you don't want 30 minutes before Sufjan...
You know? If there isn’t any tuna nigiri going around the conveyor belt, don’t ask if there’s any in the kitchen, because they’ll find some in the kitchen. Luckily Sufjan played for two and a half hours, so after my bowels had exploded and the nausea had subsided I actually felt well enough to GO AND DANCE. When he opened with Seven Swans I wasn’t sure if I was...
Thursdays Entertainment - Sufjan Stevens
iseenoise: get to spend a night away with Tori, in manchester, being visually and sonically blow away…. TOMORROW!!
But then this, perhaps, has always been the thrilling paradox of Lady Gaga –...– Tim Jonze for The Guardian. THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.
Study of the politics of taste is essential to our understanding of the subtle...– Bryson, 1996: 897 Someone has given my PhD a whole bunch of purpose and they don’t even know it. I love discovering quotes like this!
Another question on pronunciation:
Is cissexual pronounced: Sigh-sexual or Siss-sexual?
First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'Demolished... →
So I was giving the new Thurston Moore album a listen (over at NPR) and Circulation came on and I thought, ‘wow, these lyrics sound really familiar’. Then I realised that when I saw him at the Tate Modern I picked up some of his hand written lyrics so I had something for him to sign and this is the song. Fun fact, the last line of the song ‘just came by to shoot you baby’...
Words are futile devices.– Tell it how it is, Sufjan Stevens.
Boo-shee-mee or Boo-shem-ee?
Meanwhile at the San Francisco Public Library →
feministlibrarian: a beautiful online picture book about the San Francisco Public Library! This place helped me get through my PhD upgrade process. That library is great, this picture book is great.
My blog is two years old today!
My first post wasn’t all that interesting. My first birthday post took forever. This year I am too hungover to muster anything greater than this.
Having an absolute field day going through the...
For those of you that don’t know what I do when I’m not blogging odd ramblings or reblogging gifs here’s a little bit of information. I’m currently half way through my PhD where I’m investigating how young people (mid-teens) learn gender. I’m looking at gender performance within youth cultures and how peer-group audiences of these performances regulate what are...
Keep talking at Ryan when he's falling asleep...
Apparently my incessant talking isn’t “becoming of a princess”.
Elliott Smith - Coming Up Roses When I wake up...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-8) →
Sufjan Stevens (13) The Weakerthans (13) American Football (9) Volcano, I’m Still Excited!! (5) Joe Jackson (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Mp3 of the Day « Tullycraft →
“On this day in 1994 Weezer released their debut album (commonly referred to as the Blue Album). The record was produced by Cars front man Ric Ocasek and over the years it has achieved cult status. Tonight, on the seventeenth anniversary ofthe Blue Album, The Cars are kicking off their first tour in over two decades here in Seattle. Coincidence? Probably. Today we have a live recording...
Frank Black - Headache Sometimes, when I have a...
It was to be expected.
But it doesn’t make the incoming AV results any less disheartening.
Women's Liberation Music Archive →
Fantastic archive of feminist music-making in Britain and Ireland from the 1970s on-histories, photos, posters and ephemera, interviews, videos, MP3s of recordings, links, the lot. Absolutely worth checking out! Click through!