"It is unfair to ask a woman to leave aside her personal experience and discuss feminist issues in the abstract. You are discussing the stuff of her life. Asking her to “not make it personal” is to ask her to wrench her womanhood from her personhood. Don’t play Devil’s advocate. Seriously. Just don’t."
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Marco Wagner - Deko (2014)
"When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked up about it."
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Right Eye from an Anthropoid Coffin, made of Obsidian, crystalline limestone on blue glass. Egypt, 1539-30 BC
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Globular jar of King Merneferre Aya
13th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
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"At Planned Parenthood, we see the impact of abortion stigma firsthand, in the women who delay getting reproductive health care because they fear they’ll be labeled and judged. We see the effect of stigma on doctors, health center staffers, and others who help provide abortion services. And we see the impact in laws that regulate and restrict abortion in ways that would never happen with any other medical procedure."
"With disability justice, we want to move away from the ‘myth of independence,’ that everyone can and should be able to do everything on their own. I am not fighting for independence, as much of the disability rights movement rallies behind. I am fighting for an interdependence that embraces need and tells the truth: no one does it on their own and the myth of independence is just that, a myth."
Mia Mingus from this article (via boringalien)

Tumblr teaches me things.

(via fuckyeahsnackables) Mia Mingus went to Agnes and is amazing and reminds me that like maybe the legacy of amazing Scotties will one day include me too. Also, her work on disability justice is amazing and everyone should check out her blog. (via lakefruit)

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"In my time in the movie business I’ve found that I am regarded as a creature that belongs in the past or hidden amidst the garbage of today’s less fortunate […] I’ve worked my hardest to show how diverse and wonderful our people are. I’m not happy with the way the world ignores us. We are a forgotten people. So many pushed aside and left behind. To most we’re a lonely photograph of the past, the days of white-man in early America. When people see us they see the old-west. We’re only ghosts. Most people I meet are surprised to hear that Natives venture off the rez, attend college, keep steady jobs, and drive new cars. But where do they get this kind of thinking? There is truth in alcohol, dysfunction and broken families on the rez, but I feel that only showing that side of life is not helping our stand in modern society at all. Movies are a major ambassador for any people and so far we’ve only been a people of cheap beer, mysticism and poverty."

Frozen River and August: Osage County star Misty Upham, who was found dead yesterday in Auburn, in the Summer 2006 issue of Native American Indigenous Cinema and ArtsMisty sounds like a badass, and we’re so sad we weren’t more familiar with her before her death. RIP.

The family is accepting donations to help get her affairs in order.

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Shell Mask Gorget, ca. 1500-1700. North American Indian, Late Mississippian Culture. Marine shell.
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