The world of music constantly pits “sexuality” against “consciousness” in its commentary, especially when Black music is the subject at hand; internationally, it divides music with “positive,” “progressive” or “political” content from “sex-driven” music which is, supposedly, “sensational,” “scandalous” and “slack.” This line of thinking goes well beyond contemporary critics and consumers. For over five hundred years, the Western world of ideas has itself opposed sexuality and consciousness, rigidly, laying the foundation for an entire culture to interpret “eroticism” as a threat to “intelligence,” “bodies” as menaces to “minds” and “sensuality” as an enemy to “rationality” or rationalism. The European oppression of most of the world’s peoples, African people most of all, it continues to use this bi-polar world-view to advance a racist empire that is every bit as much sexist, class-elitist and homophobic as it is racist or white-supremacist.
Why have the Metropolitan police passed the Woolwich case over to the counter-terrorism devision? Oh yes, I forgot - the attacker was ‘Muslim’. God forbid a murder gets treated like a murder when the perpetrator is a ‘Muslim’.
Sigourney Weaver - Alien
Officially the best heels I have ever seen. I need them.
“The Bat shoe made and designed for Cloudberry Lady, 2013”
This is so clever. Or maybe it’s just the English major in me that gets it.
yes. it’s only you, the english major who gets it
not the 200,000 other people who’ve also seen it
the day the rich shot themselves into space
will they stay there
“When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses and the girls I used to clean houses with used to always beg me to sing while we cleaned. I lived in a boarding house with five other girls and I would sell my $5 CD out of my room. My mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me worked at the post office, and my father was a trash man. They all wore a uniform and that’s why I wear my uniform to honor them. I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today I wear my uniform proudly.”
We were fighting for a perverse future for every man, woman, child, and computer.
i cant believe we share a website with these people
I wonder sometimes what I’m doing here…and I think it’s the pleasure in uncovering these gems.
I keep seeing this
and every time
EVERY DAMN TIME
I think it’s a Sylvia Plath parody until he third line
Fifi Chachnil- 80