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Titan aka the Mermaid Moon

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Titan aka the Mermaid Moon

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

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This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist
Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.
“My editor told me to ask who you’re wearing,” a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.
McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island — one of the country’s most notoriously violent jails — explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York “because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.
Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, “Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more.”
The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices — all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.
The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, “Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court.”
The Post’s own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, “McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight.”
Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.
McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers — a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

anarcho-queer:

This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist

Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.

My editor told me to ask who you’re wearing, a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.

McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island — one of the country’s most notoriously violent jails — explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York “because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.

Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more.

The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices — all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.

The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, “Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court.

The Post’s own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, “McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight.

Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.

McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers — a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

anarcho-queer:

NYPD Chokes Innocent Man To Death After He Breaks Up A Fight

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

The Staten Island resident was sitting in front of Bay Beauty on Bay St. and Victory Blvd. just before 5 p.m. when two plainclothes cops began questioning him about selling untaxed cigarettes, a video obtained by the Daily News shows.

I didn’t do shit!” the 6-foot-4 Garner, wearing a sweaty T-shirt and khaki shorts, told the officers from the 120th Precinct when they approached him. “I was just minding my own business.

Every time you see me you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today!” he yelled.

Ramsey Orta, 22, who shot the video, tried to intervene, telling the cops his friend had just broken up a fight between three men and had not been selling cigarettes.

They jumped him and they were choking him. He was foaming at the mouth,” Orta told The News. “And that’s it, he was done. The cops were saying, ‘No, he’s OK, he’s OK.” He wasn’t OK.

They were choking him. He kept saying, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe! Get off of me, get off of me!’ and I didn’t hear any more talking after that,” said witness Valencia Griffin, 50, of Staten Island. “He died right there.

At the video’s end, the cop who had choke-held Garner can be seen staring at the camera that was videotaping him.

“This had nothing to do with the fight, this had something to do with something else,” the cop said, and walked away.

According to bystanders, the dozen or so cops who were at the scene didn’t attempt CPR. They were more concerned about dispersing the crowd who seen the murder.

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Ten Major Artists:

Wong Wong & Lulu

Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait

Pepper’s self-portrait

Tiger the spontaneous reductionist

Misty goes off the wall

Minnie, the abstract expressionist

Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey at work

Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.

Princess, the elemental fragmentist

Charlie, the peripheral realist

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needthisbook:

Ten Major Artists:

Wong Wong & Lu Lu

Wong Wong & Lulu

Pepper gazing into the mirror before a self-portrait

Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait

Pepper painting his self-portrait

Pepper’s self-portrait

Tiger

Tiger the spontaneous reductionist

Misty in action

Misty goes off the wall

Minnie: abstract expressionist

Minnie, the abstract expressionist

Minnies finished work

Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.

Smokey contemplating

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey at work

Ginger's 'Stripped Bare Birds', 1992.

Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.

Princess' 'Regularly Ridiculed Rodents', 1993.

Princess, the elemental fragmentist

Charlie the peripheral realist

Charlie, the peripheral realist

!!!!!!!!

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

Many people prefer “Common People”, but my favorite Juicy Bits song is “Disco 2000.”

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

Many people prefer “Common People”, but my favorite Juicy Bits song is “Disco 2000.”

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wnderlst:

Qinghai, China | David Liu

wnderlst:

Qinghai, China | David Liu

Anonymous said: how do you develop a warm personality? i come off as very timid and distant and all the things someone that has a job that requires basic interaction shouldn't be like. I just have so much anxiety all the time @ work but i want to make everyone feel welcome

fidius:

sigh-twombly:

gowns:

the thing that helps me be warm and inviting and talking to new people is knowing that everyone has anxiety in them, everyone blanches at the thought of talking to people, but everyone does it, with different faces about it. some people have social anxiety that’s just a little kernel in their stomach, and some people have it all over them like weeds, but pretty much everyone is like “what the fuck is happening” like every day, no matter how old or experienced or extroverted they are.

knowing this allows me to talk to people and reach out to them more, because i know that there’s not a wall between me and them; we’re all in the same moat

so when someone comes up to you at your job just picture them bobbing up to you by your side in the big murky moat water

"pretty much everyone is like "what the fuck is happening" like every day, no matter how old or experienced or extroverted they are."

gowns is so great. this is so true.

This is not actually true. At a certain point, as you learn about and come to more deeply understand yourself and the world, you no longer feel the need to ask “what the fuck is happening?” anymore. Because you’ve given up on ever figuring that out.

That is a good giving up, by the way. I suppose ‘accepted’ would be a better way of putting it.

Anonymous said: how do you develop a warm personality? i come off as very timid and distant and all the things someone that has a job that requires basic interaction shouldn't be like. I just have so much anxiety all the time @ work but i want to make everyone feel welcome

sigh-twombly:

gowns:

the thing that helps me be warm and inviting and talking to new people is knowing that everyone has anxiety in them, everyone blanches at the thought of talking to people, but everyone does it, with different faces about it. some people have social anxiety that’s just a little kernel in their stomach, and some people have it all over them like weeds, but pretty much everyone is like “what the fuck is happening” like every day, no matter how old or experienced or extroverted they are.

knowing this allows me to talk to people and reach out to them more, because i know that there’s not a wall between me and them; we’re all in the same moat

so when someone comes up to you at your job just picture them bobbing up to you by your side in the big murky moat water

"pretty much everyone is like "what the fuck is happening" like every day, no matter how old or experienced or extroverted they are."

gowns is so great. this is so true.

This is not actually true. At a certain point, as you learn about and come to more deeply understand yourself and the world, you no longer feel the need to ask “what the fuck is happening?” anymore. Because you’ve given up on ever figuring that out.

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caitlinfoster:

Moss, 2014

caitlinfoster:

Moss, 2014

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