Darren Wilson testified in front of grand jury
St Louis Public Radio reports: If Officer Wilson Is Not Indicted, McCulloch Vows To Release Grand Jury Transcripts, Recordings
110 more days until Grand Jury deadline.
Robert Malte Engelsmann aka Kaeghoro, is an emerging visual artist
and independent designer based in Berlin. Dynamic line drawing and mixed media painting on paper are the center of his artwork. Figures and characters play the leading role, while the abstraction challenges viewer’s perception: “When i draw, I let the line decide, let the line flow. I call this drawing process ‘flowstate-drawing’.”
© All images courtesy of the artist
So many people that attempt a gender-reversal in which to objectify men instead of women do it completely, totally wrong. Showing images of muscular men flexing their muscles is not sexual objectification. It doesn’t accomplish the objective of reversing the gender roles of men and women. And it fails to give men the slightest taste of what it’s like to be a woman surrounded by sexually objectified images of women.
The factors that make images of women sexually objectifying are the stripping away of human qualities and the removal of agency. Images of hyper-sexualised, objectified women affirm the sexual availability and violable status of women. In ads, they conflate the characteristics of the woman with the characteristics of the object being sold, thus relegating the woman to an object. Just a picture of a naked or partly naked attractive person does not an objectifying image make. Sweaty, hairy men fresh from the gym are subjects of their environments, not objects.
You don’t see fashion photographs of helpless, bruised men lying near garbage dumps that vividly suggest brutal victimisation. You don’t see used car ads depicting ~sexy~ men’s bodies with jokes about being able to enjoy the man even though you’re not the first to have him. You don’t see awareness campaigns about testicular cancer that focus on SAVE THE BALLS and lament the loss of manliness after orchiectomy.
If you want to do a proper gender swap to give men an idea of how sexual objectification affects women, you can’t just switch out feminine women and insert masculine men, as if femininity were not an inherent component of sexual objectification. What the fashion and advertising industries do to women, you have to do to men. Get rid of the fucking muscle men. Get a pretty face skinny boy and put him in makeup; impractical, feminine-coded clothing; and a pose that looks explicitly like he wants to get spanked. If men squirm in discomfort when they see it, you know you did it right.
Demian Diné Yazhi’ (RISE: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment) hit the grimy streets of the Indian Capital of the World (Gallup, NM) today, initiating our #DECOLONIZEFEMINISM wheatpaste poster project. A special “Thank You” goes out to Ryan Dennison (Deadrezkids Records) for his phenomenal rezstyle Blue Bird Flour wheatpaste mix and for driving through familiar territory as an ally & warrior!
For further information on the posters, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t believe that the ~nice bis~ of tumblr dot com seriously think that monosexism rhetoric is just bi people shooting themselves in the foot and its acceptance or rejection has no broader political consequences.
straight liberals in academia and healthcare already fucking lap up the idea that bisexuals face a particular egregious oppression from lesbians and gay men, because they love the idea that those dastardly homos would jump at the chance to oppress people for expressing heterosexual attraction. literally everything I have ever read, and all the training I’ve done in volunteer roles, relating to research on or psychological health of LGB people labours endlessly about how specifically marginalised bi people are. I have never ever seen anything in general LGB-related resources about misogyny within the community, or race, disability or class issues, and not even the barest whisper about the specific harms of lesbophobia. but on and on and on, oh the lesbians and gays are so mean and exclusionary to people who have straight relationships.
"monosexism" is a power grab. it is a direct appeal to the homophobia of straight liberals on the basis of shared participation in institutional heterosexuality. it might backfire on some bi people, but it’s going to earn them a hell of a lot of social capital too.
ps. if you’re bi and you want to reblog this and cry and yell at me for oppressing you with my lesbianism, please consider doing literally anything else bc i’m only going to laugh at and block you
man versus bird, Ej Hauser