Ideologies are harmless, uncritical and arbitrary opinions only as long as they...– Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (via sunrec)
Patriarchal masculinity teaches men that their sense of self and identity, their...– bell hooks (via wretchedoftheearth)
I knew “Kiki” was by the Scissor Sisters, a band I really like, and I was...– Appropriation Without Credit via SPLICETODAY.com (via teacakes)
Austin love tags
absurdlakefront: I love Melissa Harris-Perry. What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t. I’m sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No, there’s a...
I have been reading a lot of buddhist writings recently. Though I don’t necessarily believe in reincarnation, I’ve realized the fundamental thrust behind the idea is that we have a limited time in our precious body and therefore have the *obligation* to do everything we dream we can do with it and show as much compassion to ourselves and others as humanly possible. A human life is such a precious...
when white gay male academics e-mail me to read my paper on race and desire on sean cody and then respond with “i hadn’t even thought of talking about whiteness on that site” #proofinpudding