Eliza Bennett - A woman’s work is never done, 2011
Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.
Anonymous asked: fuck bukowski?? he is an amazing writer, how can you say that?
That’s debatable. You know that what constitutes an “amazing writer” is subjective, right? I don’t think he’s anything special. And even if he were, I don’t care because he’s a misogynist. I don’t know why you care enough to send an anonymous message about it but whatever.
Bukowski is borinnnnggggg
A fantastic quote by a fantastic woman, Emma Goldman.
Some of my historical heroes! These buttons are backer rewards from the Take Back Halloween Kickstarter. The Take Back Halloween website is an incredible resource. Pirates Anne Bonny & Mary Read are the latest featured costumes.
"Ask for work. If they don’t give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread"
Emma Goldman, from Anarchism and Other Essays (via becomingwave)
Houston, Texas, May 10, 1965 / Unidentified photographer.
Anonymous asked: Your views on pornography and sex work seem as though they may align with my own..judging from your posts. I was wondering what you thought of the Nordic Model?
I support the Nordic Model, I think it is a a response which places emphasis on the buyers of sex (men), while supporting women wholly, and offering strategies and support for women who are exiting.
"We are, clearly, a multi-sexed species which has its sexuality spread along a vast fluid continuum where the elements called male and female are not discrete."
Andrea Dworkin (via straightallies)
"The commitment to ending male dominance as the fundamental psychological, political, and cultural reality of earth-lived life is the fundamental revolutionary commitment. It is a commitment to transformation of the self and transformation of the social reality on every level."
Yes, feminism definitely needs to be more about this and less about throwing glitter at patriarchy and using the word feminist as some cutesy label.(via bansheeandahunter)
"The male does not merely name women evil; he exterminates nine million women as witches because he has named women evil. He does not merely name women weak; he mutilates the female body, binds it up so that it cannot move freely, uses it as a toy or ornament, keeps it caged and stunted because he has named women weak. He says that the female wants to be raped; he rapes. She resists rape; he must beat her, threaten her with death, forcibly carry her off, attack her in the night, use knife or fist; and still he says she wants it. She says no; he claims it meant yes. He names her ignorant, then forbids her education. He does not allow her to use her mind or body rigorously, then names her intuitive and emotional. He defines femininity and when she does not conform he names her deviant, sick, beats her up, slices off her clitoris (repository of pathological masculinity), tears out her womb, lobotomizes or narcotizes her (perverse recognition that she can think, though thinking in a woman is named deviant)."
Andrea Dworkin (via yoursocialconstructsareshowing)