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katydidart:

let’s tear this fucking city down

am more proud of this one

katydidart:

let’s tear this fucking city down

am more proud of this one

A lot of the critiques of the rioting in London is really…disturbing. And all of it is really making me wonder, Could a lower class uprising ever catch on?

Its come to my attention that the biggest obstacle to an uprising isnt the police or the state. Its the middle class. These are the people poo-pooing the rioters and shaking their fingers in condemnation and saying “What is the world coming to?! Look at the chaos and anarchy and they are destroying their own communities!” They are always the first to make comparisons to animals and go on rants about “well its their fault they were in that situation to begin with! If they would just WORK like the rest of us they wouldnt have anything to riot over!” or boohooing about the “looting”.

The police may shoot at rioters, but we’ve seen in Greece and Syria and Egypt and Tunisia that police and soldiers can only do so much to stop a protest. But when the rest of society comes together and wags their fingers at you and calls you animals and uses their media to shut you up and misrepresent you, it must be really really hard to keep up the momentum. I dont know. This is all speculation. Ive never been a part of a riot like this. And I am not in a situation where I can say I fully understand the emotions of the rioters. Yeah, I have to save up to get myself nice things. But I have money for food and Marcus takes care of the heat and lights. I dont understand, but I cant condemn either.

I just…I really dont understand why we all were lobbying for changes to tumblr’s background color in support of the protests in the Middle East and some of the same people are talking shit about the rioters in London. Is it classism? Is it the idea that ONLY nonviolent protest is the “right way”? Is it a matter of people thinking”oh it’s okay for people to protest like this over there but we just dont do that here.”? Just gonna keep an eye on the news….

“Its come to my attention that the biggest obstacle to an uprising isnt the police or the state. Its the middle class.”

Foucault and ‘nem called this horizontal discipline. Meaning people keeping your in check isn’t necessarily the police. But the neighbor next door, your cousin, dude @ the bodega. #insidious and #efficient.

Just the grrl you want:

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ugh god i keep thinking this when i hear people talk about “those stupid uneducated rioters” 

destructural:

Sex (as I endeavor to have it, at very least), is an innovative act because, like Wittgenstein’s example of the required height of a shot in tennis, it is neither against nor within the rules, a practice of normality rather than norms.  David Sedaris writes in his memoir Naked of losing his virginity as a process of production: “‘You kids think you invented sex,’ my mother was fond of saying. But hadn’t we? With no instruction manual or federally enforced training period, didn’t we all come away feeling we’d discovered something unspeakably modern?” If we can reject the shitty scripts we get from men’s and women’s magazines as well as bad porn, sex can be productive as, well, fuck. It’s important not to confuse fooling around with revolutionary praxis -despite what Andreas Baader may have said, fucking is not the same as shooting – but the exploration of unknown and unnamed potentials in the bedroom (or wherever) need not stop there. Sex can potentially serve as a model for innovative action that, unlike Berardi’s automaton-swarms, doesn’t follow instructions. Instead of a retreat from, sex can be an act of sabotage against and appropriation of capital’s machinery of subjective production.
I Sure Hope Bifo Doesn’t Count Vibrators as Tools of Estrangement « destructural

destructural:

Sex (as I endeavor to have it, at very least), is an innovative act because, like Wittgenstein’s example of the required height of a shot in tennis, it is neither against nor within the rules, a practice of normality rather than norms.  David Sedaris writes in his memoir Naked of losing his virginity as a process of production: “‘You kids think you invented sex,’ my mother was fond of saying. But hadn’t we? With no instruction manual or federally enforced training period, didn’t we all come away feeling we’d discovered something unspeakably modern?” If we can reject the shitty scripts we get from men’s and women’s magazines as well as bad porn, sex can be productive as, well, fuck. It’s important not to confuse fooling around with revolutionary praxis -despite what Andreas Baader may have said, fucking is not the same as shooting – but the exploration of unknown and unnamed potentials in the bedroom (or wherever) need not stop there. Sex can potentially serve as a model for innovative action that, unlike Berardi’s automaton-swarms, doesn’t follow instructions. Instead of a retreat from, sex can be an act of sabotage against and appropriation of capital’s machinery of subjective production.

I Sure Hope Bifo Doesn’t Count Vibrators as Tools of Estrangement « destructural

theramptosilverspring:

bethlehems:

catbus:

Pick one:

  • Identifying a plea for moderation as a progressive leftist political rally
  • Thousands of people travelling thousands of miles based on shared taste in a comedy TV block on Comedy Central
  • Coincides with the Marine Corps Marathon
  • The fact that username Catbus has not yet installed a beanbag turret from his window to fire short bursts at tourists wandering too far away from the tourist areas that they had better stay in this weekend

All of the above.

My internet besties dorm roommate is going so my internet bestie is going to, so…I am maybe? Stoked on internet friendship! Never watched the Colbert report though…not that people shouldn’t! People can watch it! TV isn’t bad! Thousands of miles is kind of weird though! I mean, I guess this isn’t much different than me wanting to travel to California with my mom to be on the Price Is Right when I turn 18.

you should totes go. INTERNET BESTIES FOREVERRR

songsforchildren:

cocteautwin:

(via fuckyeahfeminism)
If you are interested in starting a young feminist movement rooted in your generation, my advice to you is not to let anyone stop you. People will laugh at you. Ignore the sound of their voices and listen to your own. Scream if you have to, even if you think that no one can hear you. If you are actually threatening the status quo you will not have the approval of the status quo. Call it whatever you want, the point is to fuck shit up. This is true for feminists of all ages and eras by the way.

Tobi Vail (via buyhercandy)

FUCK SHIT UP, Y’ALL.

(via thedaysarenotfullenough)

YES PLEASE!

mocktology:

baskervilles:

booyouwhorecrux:

xcomeonskinnylove:

just imagine what it would be like. waking up in the morning, perfectly empty, resting your hand on your stomach, which is caving in. tracing the outline of your hipbones, your ribs, your collarbones. the soft autumn light shining through the window. you stand up, and you feel a bit lightheaded - but that’s ok. you make yourself some fresh coffee, black, no milk, no sugar. you curl up with the news, a good book, or the laptop, and sip your hot coffee. slowly waking up. you take a hot shower, and you are not disgusted by what you see. you style your hair, moisturise, the whole lot. put on cute underwear and do your make up. grab cute, tiny clothing and don’t worry about “looking bad” because you will look fantastic, even if you wear a shapeless jumper. just imagine how fantastic that would be. how liberating. there is only one thing you need to do: don’t eat that.

JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE. WAKING UP IN THE MORNING, PERFECTLY GASSY, RESTING YOUR HAND ON YOUR STOMACH WHICH IS BULGING OUTWARDS. TRACING THE OUTLINE OF YOUR VOLUPTIOUS HIPS, YOUR TITS, YOUR ASS. THE SOFT AUTUMN LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THE WINDOW. YOU STAND UP, AND YOU FEEL FUCKING BADASS - AND THAT’S OK. YOU MAKE YOURSELF SOME FUCKING BACON, PANCAKES WITH BUTTER AND SYRUP. YOU CURL YOURSELF WITH A LAPTOP, TUMBLR, OR BETTER YET TUMBLR. YOU SIP YOUR HOT COACOA. SLOWLY WAKING UP. YOU TAKE A HOT SHOWER, AND YOU ARE AROUSED BY WHAT YOU SEE. YOU STYLE YOUR HAIR, MOISTURIZE, THE WHOLE LOT. PUT ON YOUR CUTE UNDERWEAR AND DO YOUR MAKE UP. GRAB CUTE, NORMAL SIZED CLOTHING, BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT A FUCKING MANNEQUIN BITCH, AND DONT EVEN WORRY ABOUT LOOKING BAD BECAUSE YOU WILL LOOK FANTASTIC, EVEN IF YOU WEAR ONESIES. JUST IMAGINE HOW FANTASIC THAT WOULD BE. HOW LIBERATING. THERE IS ONLY ONE THING YOU NEED TO DO: NOT GIVE A FUCK.

i read this while eating nutella crackers. RIOTS NOT DIETS

i feel like if i become a women’s studies major, i’ll just be angry all the time.

i was excited because we were watching movies in both women’s studies and masculinity seminar but then we did and i just got really upset.

tulletulle:

quirkylove:

we heart it / visual bookmark #2752680

Making Riot Not Diet fliers and hanging them up in the halls at school this week.

are the gas masks a necessity?

tulletulle:

quirkylove:

we heart it / visual bookmark #2752680

Making Riot Not Diet fliers and hanging them up in the halls at school this week.

are the gas masks a necessity?

laroussette:

smile, intense, smile, smile, smile.

i had a lightning bolt on my face last night at of montreal!!
PS MISS YOU GUYSSS! come visit me sometime, especially next week if you want to see a trans boy rap group and me and jean as a drag couple!!

laroussette:

smile, intense, smile, smile, smile.

i had a lightning bolt on my face last night at of montreal!!

PS MISS YOU GUYSSS! come visit me sometime, especially next week if you want to see a trans boy rap group and me and jean as a drag couple!!

tulletulle:

hello-amber:





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