alexandra elisabeth

Alexandra presents as a restless and hyperactive, though friendly and personable, young woman.
portfolio: http://mllemagnetic.wordpress.com/
blog: http://areisner.blogspot.com/

micdotcom:

Aziz Ansari just came out as a feminist with one perfect analogy

During his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night, the comedian made it very clear where he stands on the issue of gender equality: He supports it and thinks you should, too.

"That’s not how words work"

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“So it is that almost twenty years later, I am glued to the screen: Hundreds of thousands of students, many secondary-school-aged, marching, singing, holding seminars, blocking roads (but allowing ambulances through), withstanding tear gas, withstanding fear, sleeping in the streets, cleaning up trash, organizing first aid stations, collecting supplies, encouraging peace and calm and civil disobedience, for over 100 hours, all to voice a heartfelt desire for true democracy, instead of a fraud election where candidates are vetted by Beijing. I am reading these words, watching these images, and because I grew up in a household where History was a ghost that haunted, I know that the boundaries of the issue are not just universal suffrage; underlying it is something even deeper.”

—   Why You Should Care About Hong Kong by Jennifer S. Cheng (via therumpus)

(via therumpus)

"You know that thing where random men in public spaces totally try to subjugate your face and your actions and your facial actions and try to impart unwanted and unwarranted advice about how you should "smile, because it’s such a nice day," or "flash those pearly whites, beautiful!" or "show that pretty smile of yours" and you can’t stab them or sometimes even say anything back for fear of reciprocation so you just fantasize about responding with honey-drenched sarcasm and smiling so goddamned hard that you scare them away (or, on bad days, murdering them)? Then, boy, does Jessie Weinberg have the video for you."

-Jazmine Hughes on thehairpin.com

http://thehairpin.com/2014/09/a-random-man-has-life-advice

boesed:

laughinghieroglyphic:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

boesed:

laughinghieroglyphic:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

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Regram via @drivenbyboredom - check out the whole gallery of pics from ‘09 at drivenbyboredom.com

The Point That Went Missing - Talib Kwelli

mllemagnetic:

"White supremacy, by definition, is the belief that white people are superior to those of all other races, especially the black race, and should therefore dominate society. The fact is, the slave owning founding fathers of this country were white supremacists, as was the vast majority of the population back then. These founding fathers put systems in place to ensure their children and their children’s children would reap the benefits of their racism for generations to come. These systems work. America’s institution’s and values are forged in the fires of this racism, a system created to justify the greed and the lack of humanity of the Europeans who profited from the Atlantic slave trade."

The inner cities, where the people are the poorest, become pools where police, judges and prosecutors fish for bodies to fill prison quotas.”

"We can’t afford to put peace above justice."

The Point That Went Missing - Talib Kwelli

"White supremacy, by definition, is the belief that white people are superior to those of all other races, especially the black race, and should therefore dominate society. The fact is, the slave owning founding fathers of this country were white supremacists, as was the vast majority of the population back then. These founding fathers put systems in place to ensure their children and their children’s children would reap the benefits of their racism for generations to come. These systems work. America’s institution’s and values are forged in the fires of this racism, a system created to justify the greed and the lack of humanity of the Europeans who profited from the Atlantic slave trade."

The inner cities, where the people are the poorest, become pools where police, judges and prosecutors fish for bodies to fill prison quotas.”

Regram from @wuvnen photo shoot last night. <3

kiransingh:

devidsketchbook

LIGHTS ON

(New York City, 2013-2014)

Photographer Franck Bohbot  previously )

( via: ryanpanos )

(via bossypants)

Somewhere at the end of this half smoked cigarette, there is a sentence waiting. It will contain all the right quotes and statistics, all the histories and traumas. I will let it speak and then I will be silent.

It will place you in the living rooms of nervous mothers waiting to hear back from daughters and sons who still haven’t returned from a protest. It will slam you against the back of a military jeep and call you a whore in a language you never wanted to learn. You will feel choked with grief or loss or white phosphorus. Or all three.

After all, in Gaza, it’s always all three.

—   Talal Aylan.  Letter to Tel Aviv (via mollycrabapple)
Celebrating summer with the crew by throwing a roof party
theparisreview:

Words
I don’t know where they come from.I can summon them(sometimes I can)into my mind,into my fingers,I don’t know why. Or I’ll suddenly hear themwalking, sometimeswaking—they don’t often come when I need them.When I need them most terribly,never.
—Franz Wright. Art:  Leonid Pasternak.

theparisreview:

Words

I don’t know where they come from.
I can summon them
(sometimes I can)
into my mind,
into my fingers,
I don’t know why. Or I’ll suddenly hear them
walking, sometimes
waking—
they don’t often come when I need them.
When I need them most terribly,
never.

Franz Wright. Art:  Leonid Pasternak.

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