Cynda Moore

I'm Alex.

Apr 17
divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

Our Bodies, Ourselves.

(via sexgenderbody)


Apr 10
popthirdworld:

Artists have placed a giant poster depicting a child’s face in an area of Pakistan where US drone attacks occur.  The project is called #NotABugSplat. This is in response to drone operators who refer to casualities as bug splats, cause from afar, viewed on monitors, that’s all the victims look like. The artists are hoping to have more artworks placed across Pakistan where drone strikes are frequent to help humanise victims to the strikers and the world.

popthirdworld:

Artists have placed a giant poster depicting a child’s face in an area of Pakistan where US drone attacks occur.  The project is called #NotABugSplat. This is in response to drone operators who refer to casualities as bug splats, cause from afar, viewed on monitors, that’s all the victims look like. The artists are hoping to have more artworks placed across Pakistan where drone strikes are frequent to help humanise victims to the strikers and the world.


Mar 29

lauriehalseanderson:

policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

Read moreFollow policymic

Keep speaking up!!!!!

SIGNAL BOOST!!!

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kill-yr-id0ls:

Kathleen Hanna

kill-yr-id0ls:

Kathleen Hanna


Mar 24
girlmountain:

katie parrish.

girlmountain:

katie parrish.


Mar 13

pinkasaur:

Meet the women quietly crafting their own revolution
by Katie Harris for @TeleWonderWomen
Source: http://ow.ly/jlRBV

"Sarah Corbett is the reason that MPs across the UK are currently receiving something rather more exciting in their in-trays than neatly typed letters from angry constituents.

Twenty-nine year-old Sarah is a ‘craftivist’ (that’s crafts, plus activism) and the founder of the Craftivist Collective, a global movement of likeminded individuals united by their belief that crafts can bring positive social change.

This belief is motivating members of the collective to stitch challenging quotes about world hunger onto colourful, jigsaw-shaped pieces of fabric – and then to hand-deliver them to their local MPs. The quotes say things like: “Evil triumphs when good people do nothing”, “blessed are the peacemakers” and “live simply so that others can simply live”.

“I think it makes so much sense to engage MPs in a respectful, encouraging way rather than telling them what to do and think,” says Sarah, who came up with the idea herself. “And the Jigsaw Project stops them from having the excuse of just cutting and pasting general answers.”

The project involves individual craftivists stitching three separate jigsaw pieces – one for their MP, one to send in to the collective and one to keep for themselves. The collective has already received over 1,000 jigsaw pieces, the first 600 of which were displayed at a showcase exhibition in The People’s History Museum, Manchester, on 1 March.

And this is not the first large-scale project to be spearheaded by the Craftivist Collective. Previous initiatives include petitioning against the rising public transport prices by making bunting in the shape of train carriages, creating cross-stitch masks to leave on shop mannequins in unethical stores and stitching challenging messages to local MPs on handkerchiefs.

Sarah has her hands full on a daily basis, from supporting the collective at large to running exhibitions, workshops and stitch-ins. And yet the red-haired Liverpudlian remains passionate about her unusual vocation. “Our manifesto is to expose the scandal of global poverty and human rights injustices through the power of craft and public art – through non-violent, creative actions,” she explains….

…Can you change the world through cross-stitch?
But can stitching messages onto pieces of pretty fabric really bring meaningful changes to the world? Sarah is adamant that it can. “Craftivism isn’t instead of activism – it’s part of the toolkit,” she insists. “And you don’t know whether one whisper in someone’s ear is going to make more of a difference than ten thousand people shouting on the street.”

Some activists are openly critical about the “fuzzy” nature of craftivism, shrugging it off as being too soft and sentimental. Other people have questioned the viability of the socialist sentiments expressed in the hand-stitched messages.

“You can have heated discussions with people but as long as we’re not telling them what to do and we listen to them respectfully, normally it’s fine,” says Sarah. “We try to go into dialogue with people and get them thinking.”

Lucy Aitken Read, a 30-year-old mother from London, thinks that the sense of intrigue generated by pretty craftivism products has the power to generate compassion and empathy.
“We can have all the policy and problem-solving in the world but without art and creativity we remain apathetic,” she says. “Beautifully stitched words that surprise us as we walk past spur us on to change things.””

Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/jlRBV

(via maghrabiyya)


leighlalovesyou:

To all my new followers and those who didn’t already know, this is the other side of what I do!
Go check it out and get involved!!
Website, Blog, Facebook.

leighlalovesyou:

To all my new followers and those who didn’t already know, this is the other side of what I do!

Go check it out and get involved!!

Website, Blog, Facebook.

(via maghrabiyya)


intrepidus-scolere:

serenity2132:

amordragon:

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

So I take it she was given the Hedy Lamarr/Rosalind Franklin treatment? Fucking assholes. So you know what?
BADASSLADYSIGNALBOOSTGO!

I GOT SO MAD ONCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT ROSALIND FRANKLIN.

intrepidus-scolere:

serenity2132:

amordragon:

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

So I take it she was given the Hedy Lamarr/Rosalind Franklin treatment? Fucking assholes. So you know what?

BADASSLADYSIGNALBOOSTGO!

I GOT SO MAD ONCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT ROSALIND FRANKLIN.

(via sexgenderbody)


collective57:


Mary Pelc ”is an illustrator based in Gdansk, Poland. She Graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland with a Master of Arts degree. She also earned a diploma at Editorial Design Studio where she took part in many exhibitions.
Mary has since become an experienced graphic designer where she tries to juxtapose strong content with subtle imaging. Main subject of her works is human body and emotions which it express.”

Title: Blue (digital art, 42x42 cm )

collective57:

Mary Pelc ”is an illustrator based in Gdansk, Poland. She Graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland with a Master of Arts degree. She also earned a diploma at Editorial Design Studio where she took part in many exhibitions.

Mary has since become an experienced graphic designer where she tries to juxtapose strong content with subtle imaging. Main subject of her works is human body and emotions which it express.”

Title: Blue (digital art, 42x42 cm )

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brianmichaelbendis:

THIS is why you take the medical illustration class

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sodomquake:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

orangemuses:

I love this post so much


my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

I am re-reblogging just because that was so good

sodomquake:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

orangemuses:

I love this post so much

image

my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

I am re-reblogging just because that was so good

(via the-absolute-funniest-posts)


cognitivedissonance:

beyoursledgehammer:

absurd-nyquist-rate:

sourcedumal:

jaclynxhyde:

makeupandchucks:

This is great.

this needs to be criminalized everywhere. and upskirting/creeper shots. 

GOOD!


Holy shit, my home state finally did a good thing.

I had to google to make sure this was legit. But it is legit. Yay!

Good.

cognitivedissonance:

beyoursledgehammer:

absurd-nyquist-rate:

sourcedumal:

jaclynxhyde:

makeupandchucks:

This is great.

this needs to be criminalized everywhere. and upskirting/creeper shots. 

GOOD!

Holy shit, my home state finally did a good thing.

I had to google to make sure this was legit. But it is legit. Yay!

Good.


fungi:


All the planets as one

fungi:

All the planets as one

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