INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS !!!
why am I still so hung up on this man?
he walks away.
the sun goes down.
he takes the day.
but I am grown.
talk to me and watch me crumble.
you will see me come undone.
A statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled down by protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2004. The former “Columbus Day” is now marked as Indigenous Resistance Day.
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
How it’s always been
70% of the black panthers in the 1970’s were women, black women will always be an important part of this movement
I went on a bit of a twitter rant yesterday after reading one too many trade reviews in which a book’s diverse cast was dismissed as implausible. Charles Tan was kind enough to storify the whole thing here.