Posted 2 weeks ago

boesed:

laughinghieroglyphic:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

harteus:

i sure as hell hope this one is a little more informative than the nose tutorial. beware of really bad handwriting and possible grammar mistakes.

i was asked to make an eye tut as well. you can find the nose tut right here; CLICK YO

i really hope i’ll be able to help at least a bit! cheers xxx

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Posted 3 weeks ago
I know that white supremacy does encourage moc to put white women on a pedestal, but that's not a good thing. It's not pleasant for white women. I'm not trying to compare it to the fetishisation of Asian women or anything, so don't freak, but it's not nice to hear 'lemme get at that white pussy' just cause of ur skin tone. Sexual objectification happens to all women. It's sexism and misogyny, and when that intersects with racism it creates another issue. But it happens to white women too.
Anonymous asked

thisisnotjapan:

"it happens to white women too" BIG SIGH 

These are statistics for the US:

  • 17 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native women are stalked in their lifetime, compared to 8.2 percent of white women, 6.5 percent of African-American women, and 4.5 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander women.
  • An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international boarders each year, and approximately 80% of trafficking victims are women and girls.
    U.S. State Dep’t, 2005 Trafficking in Persons Report (June 2005), available athttp://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2005/
  • Of the 45,000 to 50,000 that are brought to the U.S., 30,000 come from Asia, 10,000 from Latin America and 5,000 from other regions e.g., the former Soviet Union. The primary Asian source countries to the U.S. are China, Thailand and Vietnam. Although trafficking into the U.S. and Europe has gained a lot of attention in recent years, anti-trafficking advocates in Asia have been addressing these issues on the continent for decades.
  • Native Americans are victims of rape or sexual assault at more than double the rate of other racial groups.
  • Southwest Ctr. for L. and Pol’y, Statistics (2005),http://www.swclap.org/statistics.htm ; Steven W. Perry, U.S. Dep’t of Just., NCJ 203097, A Bureau of Justice Statistics Statistical Profile, 1992-2002: American Indians and Crime (2004), available athttp://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/aic02.htm

Project AWARE (Asian Women Advocating Respect and Empowerment) in Washington, DC, conducted an anonymous survey in 2000-2001 to examine the experiences of abuse, service needs, and barriers to service among Asian women. Using a sample of 178 Asian women:

  • 81.1% of the women reported experiencing at least one form of intimate partner violence (domination/controlling/psychological, physical, and/or sexual abuse as categorized by the researchers) in the past year.
  • 67% “occasionally” experienced some form of domination or controlling psychological abuse; 48% experienced it “frequently” in the past year.
  • 32% experienced physical or sexual abuse at least “occasionally” during the past year.
  • Of the 23 women who reported not having experienced intimate partner violence themselves, more than half (64%) said they knew of an Asian friend who had experienced intimate partner violence. Smaller proportions of respondents reported that their mothers (9%) and sisters (11%) had experienced intimate partner violence.
  • Approximately 40% of Black women report coercive contact of a sexual nature by age 18.
Africana Voices Against Violence, Tufts University, Statistics, 2002,www.ase.tufts.edu/womenscenter/peace/africana/newsite/statistics.htm

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/resources/statistics.html

White women are not dehumanized at the same level as women of color, you don’t experience violence as a result of your being put up on a pedestal. You are the standard by which everyone else is supposed to be judged by. You get humanized in a lot of ways that women of color do not through media representation and your proximity to white men. 

Please keep in mind that after slavery in the US, thousands of Black men were lynched in your name. You do not experience the hateful racial fetishization that women of color experience. You are marginalized for your gender, but you have never been marginalized for your race. 

It does not “happen to white women too”

Posted 3 weeks ago

art, mass production, and you

bozrat:

roachpatrol:

I think one of the most fundamental misapprehensions people have about the value of commissions is that no one really gets told how mass production defrays costs to the consumer. So, when they see the prices for custom artwork online, they expect the retail prices they see in stores, and it doesn’t work like that.

You go to the poster section at wal-mart. There’s an amazing poster there. It’s got dragons. It’s got wizards. It’s huge. It’s, what, 12 bucks? Awesome, good deal. You can afford that. It’s as much as three or four cheeseburgers, dang, that’s some serious amounts of art. 

You go on the internet. Some asshole wants 12 bucks for a crappy sketch of one character sort of standing there. What the fuck? It looks like crap. It’s nothing compared to the poster you just bought from a store. If that dragon poster is worth 12 bucks, this dumbass sketch should be one buck. Maybe fifty cents. That’s if you’re being generous. You don’t even get a print, it’s just going to be a file on your computer, it’s not even actually real! What a rip off.

The thing is, that sketch took an hour, or two hours, or maybe even four hours. The artist drew it for a fraction of minimum wage. Drawing is hard. It took thousands of hours and a really special kind of dedicated self loathing to learn to do that. It might have taken thousands of bucks of tuition money, which means semesters, which means years of early mornings and late nights and maybe even some crying here and there.

Your dragon poster was not made by a guy who got paid 12 bucks. Your awesome dragon poster was made by a guy who got paid hundreds of bucks. Maybe thousands. Because a company paid him, and then turned around and made even more thousands of dollars off that artwork, by selling instances of it to multiple people, 12 bucks at a time. It’s called mass production, and it leaves the general public with no real clue as to the sheer amount of time and effort and skill that goes into every single thing they can buy for the price of a couple cheeseburgers. 

Artists who work on commission don’t generally have the advantage of mass production. Every picture is made new and custom for each client. Instead of charging the hundreds of dollars an hour a professional artist could ask for from a company, we’re asking for just enough to get by, and sometimes a hell of a lot less than that. Because it’s what people will pay, because it’s what they think art is worth, because it’s what a lot of young, naive, desperate artists are willing to agree their art is worth, and because there’s always going to be some kid who thinks they’re being ripped off because they don’t really get what they’re being asked to pay for.

I should have some pithy and clever thing to say here to wrap it up but all I can think to say is basically the whole situation is sad and scary and I hope eventually we’ll all have a better way to deal with each other, and everyone will be a lot clearer on what it takes to do art and to get art. 

Thank.

yayy now i can just link this to people when they complain about this shit 

instead of having to write a novel to them again and againn haha

Posted 3 weeks ago

leeandlow:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

Posted 3 weeks ago

bilesandthesourwolf:

whizzbees:

Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

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I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! 

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago

Some Handy Examples of How Non-Sex Working Feminists Can Aid in Critiquing the Sex Industry

  1. Your women's studies prof: Class, do you think pornography enables male entitlement?
  2. You: Well, according to this essay I read by someone who does porn, it doesn't make a lot of sense to just critique it as a piece of media + not a site + product of highly stigmatized labor. So, yes, it does, but that may largely be beside the point of where and how male violence occurs in relation to pornography.
  3. That lady at your local NOW chapter: It is WRONG for men to purchase sex, therefore we must make it illegal.
  4. You: I agree that capitalist conditions create coercive and abusive situations for those in the sex industry, but carceral solutions don't address that underlying issue.
  5. Your younger sister: *points at a Maxim magazine cover* Isn't it wrong that there are all these sexualized pictures of women everywhere?
  6. You: It's wrong that the male gaze is all-pervasive and our idea of the ideal woman is profoundly racist, sizeist, ableist, and cissexist. It's also wrong that these images exist within the context of a violent patriarchal culture, but the images themselves are not wrong.
  7. Some rando in your ask box: How do we end the abuse of people in the sex industries?
  8. You: Let me link you to this blog by sex workers advocating for workers' rights.
  9. Your boyfriend: Why is there so much bad sex in porn?
  10. You: Let me show you this essay on porn by a sex worker.
  11. Your girlfriend: Stripping is exploitative.
  12. You: Let me show you this academic article written by a stripper.
  13. Your aunt: Dominatrices probably think they're empowered but really--
  14. You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  15. Your grandpa: Prostitution--
  16. You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  17. Your cat:
  18. You: Good point, let me read you this issue of Prose & Lore out loud.
  19. You: *signal boosts our words + shows up at rallies + emails legislators + gives orgs like Abeni + Sex Workers Project all your damn money*