Four Coloured Stripes
Cats, cute boys, art, lols and feminism
Four Coloured Stripes
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feministartdegree:

this has to be one of my absolute favourite pieces I have made over the past few years. it was made during my thesis year, two years ago, while I was starting off my “contemporary” practice. I may even have written about it before, I love it that much.
it’s a quote from Nicki Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge”, a line from guest Eminem. I love Nicki (I listened solely to Nicki and Beyonce during that year), but I hate Eminem (for well-documented, obvious reasons). “Every last woman on Earth I’ll kill off and I still wouldn’t fuck you, slut”. It’s kind of breathtakingly awful! and it’s not really hiding that, it’s very overt. 
but even then, I always take time to almost savour that line. “every last woman on Earth”- that’s so many women! so many different kinds of women, so many individuals! but he’ll kill them all off, presumably for no better reason than to make a point to the woman he’s speaking to, and then, when he exists in a world devoid of all but this one woman, by his own hand, he still wouldn’t deign to fuck her. slut. even after being proven completely unfuckable, she’s still a slut.
this line gets to me because of all the men who yelled that they wanted to fuck me, until I yelled back, and then I was an ugly bitch; because of all the men who are mad that women don’t sleep with them, but are also mad that women sleep with too many men. I was desirable until you decided I wasn’t, and then I was so undesirable I was unfuckable. you would put yourself through the torture of killing every woman on earth, only to prove how unfuckable I am. god forbid I ever not be aware of my unfuckablity. 
this piece is fairly tiny, about 7” by 12”, and the low contrast (it really is that hard to read it in real life!) means people need to really lean in to read it. they have an intimate little moment, reading this tiny message surrounded by glitter and hearts and all pink. the contrast between the message and the medium makes for a little moment of confusion and uncertainty.
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"I’m officially a Doctor!!"
me
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historicaltimes:

A Palestinian fighter holds a kitten in the refugee camp of Burj Al Barajneh near Beirut. July 8, 1988.
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dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)
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lostinpattern:

Breath by Danny Ivan
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"A 2007 Rhode Island study looked at 30 men and 30 women who had just had coronary-artery bypass surgery and tracked the medications they were given. The researchers were astonished to find that men got pain medications, while women got sedatives. With chronic pain problems, women’s symptoms are often minimized."

Judy Foreman, author of A Nation in Pain: Healing our Biggest Health Problem, looks at the prevalence of chronic pain and how we treat it differently in men and women. (via oupacademic)

I’m horrified but not astonished. 

(via alexdallymacfarlane)

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historicaltimes:


"Butterfly Boy", Harlem, New York City, 1949 - Photo by Jerome Liebling Read More