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Gorgeous photos of Mosuo matriarchs. Additional articles about the women and their story at the link.
I think pretty much everyone here can at least sympathize with the fact that gratitude lists aren’t always helpful. Personally, I’ve always found them vaguely insulting, but I know they do help some folks. I’m just…not one of them.
If you’ve ever said “I like all music except for country and rap,” try not judging musical genres based on possibly prejudiced perceptions of them. Speaking of music, I loved this article on M.I.A., the Obama presidency, what we’ve lost, and where we are now. A nice thought-piece for my fellow pop music lovers.
I love finding articles that talk about how fashion influences society a fuck of a lot more than people think.
After Kawakubo upended Paris, downtown trendsetters the world over donned black wardrobes. The Tokyo crow aesthetic, which had supported Commes des Garçons in its earliest years, became an international fad. Some believe Kawakubo is singlehandedly responsible for the all-black New York City uniform that defined the art world in the 1980s, and continued (mostly as cliche) into the early 2000s. Others insist she all but invented the color. “What she objectively achieved was the revival of black’s cachet as the color of refusal,” wrote Judith Thurman for The New Yorker.
“I never intended to start a revolution,” Kawakubo told the magazine in 2005. “I only came to Paris with the intention of showing what I thought was strong and beautiful. It just so happened that my notion was different from everybody else’s.”
Channing Tatum is on a very unusual publicity tour for Logan Lucky. A friend of mine lives near here and found out about it the next day. I feel so bad for her.
I found out this week I also know someone who is friends with Mike Godwin (of Godwin’s Law).
Five ways to lovingly support someone with C-PTSD.
Consent in relationships.
Unwanted interactions are unwanted interactions, whether we’re talking about sharing negativity or emotional overwhelm, or sexual pressure, or even just assumptions. While some degree of these will always be unavoidable in relationship, there is a point at which we need to step back and check in with our partners about our interactions. Often we build up a tolerance to irritations over time, but sometimes relationships end abruptly (and often as a surprise to at least one partner) because we lose tolerance for the slow “death by a thousand cuts” of our unaddressed frustrations and distresses. A lot of these strains are the result of behaviours that push past our boundaries, behaviours we have not consented to receive, but we don’t know how to stop.
The Ava app “turns smartphones in a room into smart microphones, allowing the deaf/hard-of-hearing person to read the entire conversation as real-time captions- including who said what.”
Another stellar spam comment that I needed to share:
The Privates: A (very) short film about a small band and their problems with too much energy and … science. When I was in my 20s, my basement hosted band practice for two different bands (one of which almost made it to the big time) and this film spoke to Current Me on many levels.
If you need a (mostly) good story to ease your heart, take a moment to read about recently-married trans man Alic Custer-Shook.
As someone who has to rigidly monitor what she eats (and how much of it), I’ve worked hard to shed the mentality of “clean eating” and all the traps that it can trigger.
Over the past 50 years, mainstream healthcare in the west has been inexplicably blind to the role that diet plays in preventing and alleviating ill health. When it started, #eatclean spoke to growing numbers of people who felt that their existing way of eating was causing them problems, from weight gain to headaches to stress, and that conventional medicine could not help. In the absence of nutrition guidance from doctors, it was a natural step for individuals to start experimenting with cutting out this food or that.
From 2009 to 2014, the number of Americans who actively avoided gluten, despite not suffering from coeliac disease, more than tripled. It also became fashionable to drink a whole pantheon of non-dairy milks, ranging from oat milk to almond milk. I have lactose-intolerant and vegan friends who say that #eatclean has made it far easier for them to buy ingredients that they once had to go to specialist health-food stores to find. What isn’t so easy now is to find reliable information on special diets in the sea of half-truths and bunkum.
If Western media (I assume they mean U.S.?) covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations.
The international community is yet again sounding the alarm on ethnic violence in the United States under the new regime of President Trump. The latest flash point occurred this past weekend when the former Confederate stronghold of Charlottesville descended into chaos following rallies of white supremacist groups protesting the removal of statues celebrating leaders of the defeated Confederate states. The chaos turned deadly when Heather Heyer, a member of the white ethnic majority who attended the rally as a counterprotester, was killed when a man with neo-Nazi sympathies allegedly drove his car into a crowd.
A recording and transcript of Sylvia Rivera’s Y’all Better Quiet Down speech at the 1973 New York City’s Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally.
I found and reblogged a fatigue scale chart (similar to a pain scale chart) on Tumblr.
I’m trying to decide which of this woman’s albums I want to buy: