Doll Hospital Inpatient #156

Just doodled this in light of the breaking news that Susan G. Komen has decided to restore funds to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46243184/ns/health-womens_health/
In the past week, for those who hadn’t heard or don’t particularly pay attention, the Susan G. Komen foundation decided to pull the funds from Planned Parenthood to appease misogynist anti-choicers (is there any other kind?), in particular some sleestack named Cliff Stearns who called for a frivolous audit of PP (who have already opened their books in the past.)
Now frankly, neither organization is as radical as they could be in my opinion, but they do provide many valuable services such as this and depending where someone is, may be the most affordable or even only means of accessing various health services. I could care less what percentage of what Planned Parenthood does is actually abortions because I think that should be unapologetically safe, legal, and accessible for any woman who needs it anyway. And Barbara Ehrenreich, herself a breast cancer survivor, had quite an opinion on the fuzzy pink breast cancer swag industry, of which Komen is central to, in her book Bright Sided. And I’m fully aware that some overanalyze-everything-do-nothing sorts in feminist thought circles will find this totally tasteless and inappropriate, but fuck it. Dahlia is a devil, and everyone knows what little fuckers they can be.
Feb 4

Just doodled this in light of the breaking news that Susan G. Komen has decided to restore funds to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46243184/ns/health-womens_health/

In the past week, for those who hadn’t heard or don’t particularly pay attention, the Susan G. Komen foundation decided to pull the funds from Planned Parenthood to appease misogynist anti-choicers (is there any other kind?), in particular some sleestack named Cliff Stearns who called for a frivolous audit of PP (who have already opened their books in the past.)

Now frankly, neither organization is as radical as they could be in my opinion, but they do provide many valuable services such as this and depending where someone is, may be the most affordable or even only means of accessing various health services. I could care less what percentage of what Planned Parenthood does is actually abortions because I think that should be unapologetically safe, legal, and accessible for any woman who needs it anyway. And Barbara Ehrenreich, herself a breast cancer survivor, had quite an opinion on the fuzzy pink breast cancer swag industry, of which Komen is central to, in her book Bright Sided. And I’m fully aware that some overanalyze-everything-do-nothing sorts in feminist thought circles will find this totally tasteless and inappropriate, but fuck it. Dahlia is a devil, and everyone knows what little fuckers they can be.

Always be sure your own nose is clean!!!

shelbyknox:

On March 3rd 1913, 5000 suffragists from all over the nation  descended on Washington, DC on the day of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration  to march for the vote. The march is most remembered for the violence  that broke out amongst male onlookers  while police stood by but the racist actions of one white suffragist  leader, Alice Paul, and the defiance of one Black suffrage leader and  anti-lynching activist, Ida B. Wells, is more important history for  modern anti-racist feminists to know. Paul ordered Black women, many of  whom had traveled long distances to come, to march at the end of the  parade rather than with their state delegations. Wells was furious;  she’d organized the Chicago delegation! When the march started, she  disappeared in to the crowd. When the Illinois delegation passed, she  slipped in and locked arms with two white suffragists with whom she  regularly organized and finished the parade in her rightful place. Black  women have always been in and been leaders of the movement. They and  other marginalized folks have and continue to face  oppression from within. To disappear history facts like this is to  disappear leaders like Ida B. Wells and to make it easier for us to  continue as an oppressive movement. This is women’s history. What we do with it, what future movement we make, is up to us.
Mar 3

Always be sure your own nose is clean!!!

shelbyknox:

On March 3rd 1913, 5000 suffragists from all over the nation descended on Washington, DC on the day of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration to march for the vote. The march is most remembered for the violence that broke out amongst male onlookers while police stood by but the racist actions of one white suffragist leader, Alice Paul, and the defiance of one Black suffrage leader and anti-lynching activist, Ida B. Wells, is more important history for modern anti-racist feminists to know. Paul ordered Black women, many of whom had traveled long distances to come, to march at the end of the parade rather than with their state delegations. Wells was furious; she’d organized the Chicago delegation! When the march started, she disappeared in to the crowd. When the Illinois delegation passed, she slipped in and locked arms with two white suffragists with whom she regularly organized and finished the parade in her rightful place. Black women have always been in and been leaders of the movement. They and other marginalized folks have and continue to face oppression from within. To disappear history facts like this is to disappear leaders like Ida B. Wells and to make it easier for us to continue as an oppressive movement. This is women’s history. What we do with it, what future movement we make, is up to us.

Digital manipulation/self portrait.
GORGONS From the Greek gorgos “dreadful” – The grotesque in the feminine, serpents once associated with knowledge writhing as hair. Flashing eyes, a gaze that turns men to stone (for all the talk of the Male Gaze, where is the Female Gaze ever acknowledged?) Ovid said Medusa was turned into this horrendous monster by the (patriarchaly-identified) Athena for fucking Poesidon in her temple. The first Cosmic Slut-Shaming? Or retribution for getting stains on her 5000 thread count Kemetic cotton sheets? Well then, what about Poesidon, everybody knows that bastard leaves everything he touches reeking of seaweed and a humid August fish-market. And why did Medusa’s sisters have to be turned into Gorgons as well? They weren’t even in on the act. As always, Athena Coulter, the slut-shaming rumor mill tars women with it’s patriarchal brush, who haven’t at least gotten a decent orgasm out of it. Sucks to be a Gorgon, doesn’t it? Too bad every woman reading this is likely to become one sooner or later.
  Hesiod on the other hand didn’t have quite such an elaborate backstory for Gorgons. They were sea daemons, associated with great barrier reefs (perhaps the association with their petrifying abilities lies therein?) Maybe no one’s getting it on with Poesidon in this version of things, but there’s still some connection to the sea, Binah, origin of life. Hey, what other fluids taste briny besides sea water? If you have a partner and he or she is a cunning linguist, perhaps they can use their nimble tongue to tell you. Gorgons in even earlier antiquity were sometimes associated with
 ERINYES  Again, according to Aeschylus, the serpents (hey, how’d all this play in Minoan Crete?) writhing about as hair and limbs, a power totem that manifests as supposedly “horrifying” on antiquated powerful Goddesses? Blood running down the faces of women born from the drops of blood from a castrated titan (oh, THAT’S why they’re scary!) and cats-o-nine-scorpion-tails, they are the unrelenting bringers of retribution on evil doers. There’s no “letting go and letting God” in the Underworld, fuck that hippy-dippy noise. They’re also called “Furies”, fury for the wrongs that aren’t being erased. (And read The Orestia. Who gets in their way as well? Athena. Where’s her fuckin’ cookie, boys?) Yet they are also known for their sense of justice, even if it’s a little on the Severity side. Maybe that’s why they’re ALSO also called “The Kindly Ones”? Because at the core of a rage-oholic is an idealist with a heart that’s been broken by the world? This also reminds me of
NEMESIS Another Goddess of retribution against injustice! And UNDESERVED good fortune!!! (No wonder they won’t give chica a break in the hack-filled commercial art world. But never mind that right now, somebody get her a cab to Wall St.) Some of her other dislikes? People who are overly, obliviously, callously happy all the time (okay, forget Wall St. for a minute, someone get her a cab to a New Age “Positive Thinking” seminar.) Also, narcissists–well, particularly Narcissus, a douchebag she decided was a helluva lot less insufferable as a flower. Hey Nemesis, I have a list of names and a rooftop garden. Just sayin’.
Jun 25

Digital manipulation/self portrait.

GORGONS From the Greek gorgos “dreadful” – The grotesque in the feminine, serpents once associated with knowledge writhing as hair. Flashing eyes, a gaze that turns men to stone (for all the talk of the Male Gaze, where is the Female Gaze ever acknowledged?) Ovid said Medusa was turned into this horrendous monster by the (patriarchaly-identified) Athena for fucking Poesidon in her temple. The first Cosmic Slut-Shaming? Or retribution for getting stains on her 5000 thread count Kemetic cotton sheets? Well then, what about Poesidon, everybody knows that bastard leaves everything he touches reeking of seaweed and a humid August fish-market. And why did Medusa’s sisters have to be turned into Gorgons as well? They weren’t even in on the act. As always, Athena Coulter, the slut-shaming rumor mill tars women with it’s patriarchal brush, who haven’t at least gotten a decent orgasm out of it. Sucks to be a Gorgon, doesn’t it? Too bad every woman reading this is likely to become one sooner or later.

  Hesiod on the other hand didn’t have quite such an elaborate backstory for Gorgons. They were sea daemons, associated with great barrier reefs (perhaps the association with their petrifying abilities lies therein?) Maybe no one’s getting it on with Poesidon in this version of things, but there’s still some connection to the sea, Binah, origin of life. Hey, what other fluids taste briny besides sea water? If you have a partner and he or she is a cunning linguist, perhaps they can use their nimble tongue to tell you. Gorgons in even earlier antiquity were sometimes associated with

ERINYES  Again, according to Aeschylus, the serpents (hey, how’d all this play in Minoan Crete?) writhing about as hair and limbs, a power totem that manifests as supposedly “horrifying” on antiquated powerful Goddesses? Blood running down the faces of women born from the drops of blood from a castrated titan (oh, THAT’S why they’re scary!) and cats-o-nine-scorpion-tails, they are the unrelenting bringers of retribution on evil doers. There’s no “letting go and letting God” in the Underworld, fuck that hippy-dippy noise. They’re also called “Furies”, fury for the wrongs that aren’t being erased. (And read The Orestia. Who gets in their way as well? Athena. Where’s her fuckin’ cookie, boys?) Yet they are also known for their sense of justice, even if it’s a little on the Severity side. Maybe that’s why they’re ALSO also called “The Kindly Ones”? Because at the core of a rage-oholic is an idealist with a heart that’s been broken by the world? This also reminds me of

NEMESIS Another Goddess of retribution against injustice! And UNDESERVED good fortune!!! (No wonder they won’t give chica a break in the hack-filled commercial art world. But never mind that right now, somebody get her a cab to Wall St.) Some of her other dislikes? People who are overly, obliviously, callously happy all the time (okay, forget Wall St. for a minute, someone get her a cab to a New Age “Positive Thinking” seminar.) Also, narcissists–well, particularly Narcissus, a douchebag she decided was a helluva lot less insufferable as a flower. Hey Nemesis, I have a list of names and a rooftop garden. Just sayin’.

Aug 25

Footage where I’m singing into a megaphone outside the Russian Orthodox Church, at an action on behalf of Pussy Riot. The musicians called for others to sing “Punk Prayer” with them, so I did.

The person who posted this, I don’t know them, but it’s very appreciated! Also if you click through to YouTube, s/he has about 6 videos uploaded of various actions around NYC that day.

Jan 24

Have I also registered my growing disgust with misogynerds lately?

harleyquinnlifestyle:

FUCKING.

THANK.

YOU.

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(Source: ladiesappreciationlife, via fathairymanhater-deactivated201)

"Imagine this: Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom. Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors. Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers. Imagine this: Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress. Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm. Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell. In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips. Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red. In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making. In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction. Imagine this: Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt. Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her. Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead. Imagine this: Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things. Imagine this: Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath who smashes her way from the confines of her castle and swallows men whole."

- 'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)

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Mar 5