Tippi Hedren and one of The Birds
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.
— Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
Music’s the only thing that makes sense anymore, man. Play it loud enough, it keeps the demons at bay.
X-pect a new installment very very soon
Are you X-cited for X?
Adam Scott is me
By now we have all started to theorise about Mary’s background because of Sherlock’s deduction of her: LIAR, SECRET TATTOO stand out the most. Mary got the texts about John in the bonfire not Sherlock AND she knew that the message was written in CODE!
In canon Mary’s father had a military background stationed in the orient
ORIENT, TATTOO, CODE… oh now please tell me no one else sees this!
THEORY: Mary’s secret tattoo is a TONG gang tattoo as seen in BLIND BANKER and is either being blackmailed or is working for Charles Agustus Magnasun.
Am absolutely honored to be nominated for best alternative movie poster for the year by Shortlist magazine. Please go vote for me i’ll be your best friend :-)
Opening this Friday Gallery 1988 presents ‘Required Reading’ a group art show based on popular literature. One of many reasons why the movie alphabet has been so sporadic but will be worth the wait once its done. I couldn’t say no to a chance to get to interpret one of my all time favourite books. See if you can guess what book it is and leave it in the comments below.
Remember when I said I would have the second round of Meagan’s Movie Alphabet finished by the end of October? Well we both know that didn’t happen but with good reason I got involved in an awesome exhibition opening next Thursday in Dublin.
On December 5th at BLOCK T, Smithfield Square, Damn Fine Print will be hosting their end of year hand pulled screen print spectacular ‘Sounds Damn Fine’. This year’s theme is iconic music and song lyrics and the mega poster exhibition will feature original artwork from 30 of Dublin’s hottest artists including Chris Judge, Peter Donnelly, Niall McCormack, RED DOG Design, David Uda and many more. Once again there will be 30 artworks X 30 editions on sale for a bargain of 30 euro; beats from the city’s finest DJs, visuals from VJ extraordinaire Slipdraft, live screenprinting and beer to quench your creative thirst. PLUS we have teed up OFFSET founder Richard Seabrooke to officially unveil their brand spanking new studio.
Sounds like a Damn Fine night out to us.
30 Artists. 30 editions of each print. A mere €30 a pop.
WHEN - Thursday 5th of December
TIME - From 6pm – 12:00 am
WHERE - BLOCK T, Smithfield Square (beside the luas track)
Profits from the print sale will go back into A new Damn Fine print studio @ BLOCK T An affordable, accessible and creative print hub for people living and working in the City – a place to create, collaborate and learn.
All Prints in the show have been screen printed in the Damn Fine Print Studio Block T
Follow the guys on @damnfineprint #soundsdamnfine
Be part of it!