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Tulips, Patrick Caulfield, 1973.

08. April 2014

Tulips, Patrick Caulfield, 1973.

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Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects)

03. April 2014

http://sfonline.barnard.edu/polyphonic/ahmed_01.htm

"To be unseated by the table of happiness might be to threaten not simply that table, but what gathers around it, what gathers on it. When you are unseated, you can even get in the way of those who are seated, those who want more than anything to keep their seats. To threaten the loss of the seat can be to kill the joy of the seated. How well we recognise the figure of the feminist killjoy! How she makes sense! Let’s take the figure of the feminist killjoy seriously. One feminist project could be to give the killjoy back her voice. Whilst hearing feminists as killjoys might be a form of dismissal, there is an agency that this dismissal rather ironically reveals. We can respond to the accusation with a "yes."

Does the feminist kill other people’s joy by pointing out moments of sexism? Or does she expose the bad feelings that get hidden, displaced, or negated under public signs of joy? Does bad feeling enter the room when somebody expresses anger about things, or could anger be the moment when the bad feelings that circulate through objects get brought to the surface in a certain way? The feminist subject “in the room” hence “brings others down” not only by talking about unhappy topics such as sexism but by exposing how happiness is sustained by erasing the signs of not getting along. Feminists do kill joy in a certain sense: they disturb the very fantasy that happiness can be found in certain places. To kill a fantasy can still kill a feeling. It is not just that feminists might not be happily affected by what is supposed to cause happiness, but our failure to be happy is read as sabotaging the happiness of others.”

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The First All Female mariachi.  Mariachi Las Adelitas

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26. March 2014

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my mother’s mother’s mother was born in arizona and was blinded in one eye by small pox as a child. she moved to texas, raised 15 children, and started a catholic service organization for women. was, in a word, a badass. 

26. March 2014

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Texas suspends first doctor under new abortion law

Texas has suspended a Houston doctor’s license for performing abortions without getting privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital, the first such move under a new state abortion law that went into effect last year.

The Texas Medical Board said on Friday that physician Theodore Herring performed 268 abortions between Nov. 6 and Feb. 7 without the right to admit patients to an authorized hospital within 30 miles of where the procedures took place.

Admitting privileges allow doctors to quickly check women into a local hospital in the event that they are injured during an abortion.

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Photo: AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner

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18. February 2014

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Texas suspends first doctor under new abortion law

Texas has suspended a Houston doctor’s license for performing abortions without getting privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital, the first such move under a new state abortion law that went into effect last year.
The Texas Medical Board said on Friday that physician Theodore Herring performed 268 abortions between Nov. 6 and Feb. 7 without the right to admit patients to an authorized hospital within 30 miles of where the procedures took place.
Admitting privileges allow doctors to quickly check women into a local hospital in the event that they are injured during an abortion.

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Photo: AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner

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Goshka Macuga, Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite, 2013 — tapestry

05. December 2013

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Goshka Macuga, Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite, 2013 — tapestry

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Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution (Mostra della Rivoluzione Fascista), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 1932-4

05. November 2013

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Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution (Mostra della Rivoluzione Fascista), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 1932-4

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Archie Brennan, Chains, Tapestries for the Nation, 1974-75. Edinburg, Scotland. Hand tapestry woven in wool and cotton. V&A

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02. November 2013

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Archie Brennan, Chains, Tapestries for the Nation, 1974-75. Edinburg, Scotland. Hand tapestry woven in wool and cotton. V&A

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James Baldwin.

17. October 2013

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14th Century Egyptian Voodoo Doll

27. August 2013

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14th Century Egyptian Voodoo Doll