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What did the Japanese girl call her transformer brother?
i get anxious for people who fall asleep on public transit. like where is your home? how many stops have you missed? this was not a time for a nap
HEY TEAM. Let’s not put “inspirational” coco chanel quotes on things. she was literally a nazi. like i don’t give a fuck what she said about being a woman or an individual or whatever. i promise you there are quotes from other people that can get the same point across. People who didn’t directly get incredibly rich off nazi seizure of jewish owned businesses and property. People who weren’t literally NAZI SPIES AND PAID AGENTS OF THE SS like coco chanel was. Remember when you put “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. - Coco Chanel” on some post that what and who Coco Chanel wanted to be was Abwehr Agent 7124, code name “Westminster”
Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via thisisendless)
I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.
We talked about this in my American literature course for about two seconds. When I asked the professor why there were no female poets on our syllabus from that era he just said “there was nothing really of note”.
Some of you may recognize this list, I’ve made it before, but here it is again:
Elise Cowen, Ruth Weiss, Janine Pommy Vega, Bonnie Bremser, Hettie Jones, Diane Di Prima, Joyce Johnson, Jan Kerouac. They and other female beat poets can be found in anthologies edited by Anne Waldeman, who is a beat lit scholar. Those women were the real badasses and rebels because they had to fight the bullshit even within the haven they were trying to create with these men who were also allegedly against the bullshit. These women weren’t just girlfriends and typists but unrecognized artists in their own right. Leo Skir’s short, beautifully written memoir of his friendship with Elise Cowen illustrates (tragically) what Gregory Corso said.
Welcome to the reality of domestic violence. Unlike most Disney villains, batterers don’t come with their own foreboding soundtrack. They don’t sneer like Scar and Gaston, or twirl their mustaches like Jafar. They’re not openly slimy like Clayton.
They’re charming. They’ve learned how to don that mask, how to flatter and manipulate and say just the right thing. They look completely normal. They deliberately seek out victims they think they can control … and what better target than socially awkward, isolated, hopeful Anna?
It’s no coincidence that “Quick Involvement” is one of the potential characteristics of an abusive relationship. This does not mean everyone who had a whirlwind romance is in an abusive relationship, by the way. Only that this tends to be one aspect of such relationships. It’s one of many tactics and strategies batterers use.
I’ve been talking lately about the power and importance of story. Story is how we relate to and understand the world. Whatever else Disney did or didn’t do in Frozen, they provided a story to help understand how what starts out as a perfect relationship can turn into a nightmare. How someone like Hans can be so cruel behind closed doors, but play the perfect gentleman as soon as he sets foot in public.
Whatever else the movie did or didn’t get right, I’m grateful for that story."
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