Trust Women.– ~Dr. George Tiller. Three years ago today Dr. Tiller, an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, was murdered. Today we remember his courageous and compassionate work as both a health care provider and a women’s health advocate. Our thoughts are with Dr. Tiller’s family and loved ones. (via...
goodolmike reblogged your photo: Pretty Wolf performs at Maverick’s as part of… I can get past the jorts. Actually, I’d like to get *past* the jorts… (and, you know, touch his boy parts) Damn kid, we don’t like denim shorts anymore? I can’t learn a new basic stelo - I’m going to be dipped from the palette of early 90s rap videos for life. I would probably be buried in...
Ain't That A B-word
She asks her shy four or five year old who’s petting Hazel, “Did you ask if it’s a boy dog or a girl dog?” The kid doesn’t answer and I don’t say anything so she prompts me directly. “Is it a boy dog or a girl dog?” I’m actually quiet for a few seconds too long, trying to get my work-fatigued mind in gear to answer in a way that will satisfy...
chasingdevon replied to your video: I did not know there was this!! Ummmm doesn’t this shit beat though, Jesse???
Anonymous asked: "The whole album feels like a terrible person is being punched really hard in the face"... But you said you were a pacifist in Heterodoxy! (BTW in preparation for this post I listened really hard to Heterodoxy, and it reminded me of how much our views agree - the biggest difference is that you're good at expressing them! I'm glad one of us is)
hello-kitty-a-day asked: Salvation Army acceptance of queer individuals is not a Canada wide thing, it is on a church by church basis. My Aunt is a member and her church uses a kind of cast system for heaven. Depending on how good you've lived your life you will get accepted into a specific level. While her church accepts gay/queer members of the congergation they can only ever make it into the first level of heaven...
Gargamel (coworker): What's the name of that Of Monsters And Men song that's exactly like "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes?
Jesse Dangerously (me): "Little Talks!"
Garg: I feel like if you played those two songs on top of one another, they'd go perfectly.
JD: They have kind of a similar feel, but... they describe really different parts of a relationship.
G: They do.
JD: They both make me cry my eyes out, though, so you may be onto something.
The war on obesity, AKA that time I wanted to...
gadgetry: I didn’t scream. I participated, as politely as possible, in the discussion. It could have been worse. The systemic contributors to unhealthy eating and sedentary lifestyles were being addressed, rather than just FAT BAD EW FAT GET RID OF IT. But I wish we hadn’t been examining obesity, as a class, through the lens of disease. Obesity is not the failsafe signifier of poor health, and...
zuky: mishachu: funeralfrost: Tim Burton should just make a movie called ‘Johnny Depp’. starring helena bonham carter as johnny depp Co-starring Johnny Depp as Helena Bonham Carter.
Animals (by which we mean non-human critters, taking care, for God knows what...– my dad, in an email just now, about whether the dog knows she’s being charming
chasingdevon: Saw you in the magazine wearin’ my...
Adam WarRock: Music: You Deserve Better.... →
adamwarrock: Real talk. […] I’ve felt for a little while, a bit out of place when it comes to rap, or music, or, I don’t know, society. I’ve had to experience way too much misogynistic, homophobic, racist and just generally offensive bullshit for a lifetime in the space of what I’d call my “career” from not just angry Internet trolls, but from fellow creators, artists, and people in...
“Better Than You” by Rye Rye is a smanger.
Agents of Violence: What the violations against... →
crunkfeministcollective: Guest post by Ashwini Hardikar Original posted on her personal blog In much of Latin America, collective memory of terror is often tied up with U.S. presence and intervention. For over a century, the U.S. government and military has occupied nations,trained soldiers on how to be better murderers and torturers, and helped to squash democratic popular movements in...
acrizzle asked: So a white co-worker says to me, today, "We don't get a day off for President's Day, but we get one for a nigger's birthday." Now, I knew what he meant; but he's GOTTA know what kinda feelings that evokes in a black guy, especially here in the South~! Apparently, he is teacher got him on that line of thinking, which doesn't put me at ease one whit, either. Or am...
Hazer was so excited by her run this morning that she wiggled until she fell down into a ditch. I’m going to do the same thing next time I feel excited, because it’s totally absent of ambiguity and sometimes I have trouble being read as psyched. Hazel never has that problem.
Poverty is not simply having no money — it is isolation, vulnerability,...– Megan Lee (via sociolab) (added by me, rljd: word up - it is really important to be aware of the difference between being broke (i.e. transitory impecuneity) while still benefiting from a social support system that comes from some association with people who have money somewhere in your life who...
Fat? That's a relatively small part . . .
jimmcd: rljd: kylamcfaterson: Not all of us hate our bodies. Try to respect that. ring a ding ding . . . what there is to hate (and fear) about bodies. “What shall I do with this absurdity— Oh, heart! Oh troubled heart!—this caricature, Decrepit age, that has been tied to me As to a dog’s tail?” My body is the wreckage I cling to to save myself from drowning in the sea of...
I want your sex diaries!
rkb: Back to work mode: if you’re hanging out with anyone, anywhere, who’d be up for writing a sex diary for me, I would love that and be very grateful to you for passing on the info! They should check out a few previous ones at http://nymag.com/tags/sex%20diaries/ to get an idea of what we’re looking for and email me at sexdiaries at nymag.com (and I will reply to anyone I haven’t yet ASAP)....
I Kissed A Girl is a boner dyke anthem for straight girls who like to turn guys...– Beth Ditto (via prayforprada) (added by rljd: Big ups to Beth Ditto for calling out how KP is not a positive figure or queer spokesperson. I wish more people knew about her explicitly homophobic prior single, “Ur So Gay,” which runs down stereotypes of inadequately masculine men to...
As Black women, we do not have the privilege or the space to call ourselves...– An Open Letter from Black Women to SlutWalk Organizers (via blck-grrl) (added by me, rljd: not to take away from the particular ways in which race contributes to the above complications, but I think it gets overlooked that a lotttttttttt of white women and/or feminists feel qualms and outright...
nassays: Here it is!! “DAUGHTERS” World Premiere!! I don’t know, maybe I overreacted with anti-patriarchal grumpiness when this song was first dropped… I feel kind of split on it, I guess. I think that it’s a lot more honest than “I Know I Can,” and there’s an extent to which maybe it’s okay for him to confess to his own uptightness around his...
Hey everyone, I made you a internet mixtape of all the hip-hop I’m listening to these days! I called it “New Pavement #1.” I wrote little notes about every song, so make certain to read along! New Pavement #1 features tracks by Mantrakid x Missy Elliott, House Shoes x Danny Brown, Rob Crooks, Cakes the Killer, Serengeti, kydd, Wordburglar & Garthim Master, Big Baby Gandhi...
"Got the Timbos on my toes, so this is how it...
mistersparkle replied to your photo: Pretty Wolf performs at Maverick’s as part of… those boots are pure 90s sex The one brand to which I have any loyalty for reasons other than exceptionally ethical production is Timberland, the essence of the latter wave of golden era hip-hop. Oh and AACA for exactly the same reason.
a word of advice on lyrics
In the case of having just met someone, giving them your number and suggesting that maybe they might call you is hardly crazy, Ms Jepsen. “I just met you… and this is crazy… but here’s my number… I branded it into your skin using a satellite I control with my thoughts… and now I’m going to kill you.”
rap legend Jesse Dangerously vs. Bruce Kirkland's...
@Bruce_Kirkland in 24; same column you mention “undercurrent of racism” you say “white trash.” you know that’s a white supremacist slur?Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare on Google+Share on LinkedinShare by emailJesse DangerouslyFri, May 25 2012 13:47:03ReplyRetweet0 likes · 0 comments @rljd Intriguing observations on language but I...
pupshadow asked: That's awesome!! And only about 3 hours away from me :-P I'll definitely try to make it!!
taked0wn asked: What advice would you give to young aspiring artists from your experience as an artist?