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Feminist/ Artist/ Musician/ Activist

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    Predictive text on open office is getting to know me pretty well

    Predictive text on open office is getting to know me pretty well

    — 1 month ago

    Listen/purchase: Petrol Girls by Petrol Girls


    My band are hitting the UK for a couple of weeks end of July/ start of August. If raging feminist hardcore is your jam come and check us out:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/267717806746533/?fref=ts

    26/07 South East London House Show Fest at Astbury Castle
    (27/07 acoustic show Dr Gregory House, Lewisham)

    Part 1 - With The Exhausts
    29/07 The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
    30/07 The Central, Newcastle
    31/07 Opium, Edinburgh
    01/08 1 in 12 Club, Bradfrod
    03/08 Wahlbar, Manchester

    Part 2
    06/08 Squat show, Cardiff
    07/08 Mozarts, Swansea
    08/08 The Stag and Hounds, Bristol
    09/08 Temple of Boom, Leeds

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes
    #petrol girls  #petrolgirls  #feminist  #feminist hardcore  #feminist punk rock  #riot grrrl  #punk  #punk rock  #tour 

    beingunsinn:

    The House of Astbury leggings are finally finished!! 

    houseofastbury:

    (CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE THE WHOLE BLOG)

    The proces of making the House of Astbury reflective leggings

    Before they go up for sale, we want to show you step by step how these babies came to live..

    1. Screen printing with screens double our size. Takes a lot of strength and precision. 

    2. Suns coming up after 12 solid hours of printing. At least we where able to take the first overground back home. 

    3. Sewing all our leggings at home with a steady eye on quality, this took a lot longer than we thought..  

    4. Dead profesh, we even stuck some labels in as the finishing touch.

    Et voila! The results professionally shot by Sophia Baboolal.  

    http://sophiababoolal.com/

    House of Astbury leggings are finished!!!!!! Epic epic screenprint session making these, me and Ester pulled a savage all nighter, then Ester sewed them all in house! Also check out how great they make my bum look ;)

    — 1 month ago with 11 notes

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    thinksquad:

    Secret city design tricks manipulate your behaviour

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131202-dirty-tricks-of-city-design

    When Selena Savic walks down a city street, she sees it differently to most people. Whereas other designers might admire the architecture, Savic sees a host of hidden tricks intended to manipulate our behaviour and choices without us realising – from benches that are deliberately uncomfortable to sculptures that keep certain citizens away.

    Modern cities are rife with these “unpleasant designs”, says Savic, a PhD student at the Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne in Switzerland, who co-authored a book on the subject this year. Once you know these secret tricks are there, it will transform how you see your surroundings. “We call this a silent agent,” says Savic. “These designs are hidden, or not apparent to people they don’t target.” Are you aware of how your city is manipulating you?

    In 1999, the UK opened a Design Against Crime research centre, and authorities in Australia and the US have since followed suit. Many of the interventions these groups pioneered are familiar today: such as boundary marks painted around cashpoints to instil an implied privacy zone and prevent “shoulder surfing”.

    San Francisco, the birthplace of street skateboarding, was also the first city to design solutions such as “pig’s ears” – metal flanges added to the corner edges of pavements and low walls to deter skateboarders. These periodic bumps along the edge create a barrier that would send a skateboarder tumbling if they tried to jump and slide along.

    Indeed, one of the main criticisms of such design is that it aims to exclude already marginalised populations such as youths or the homeless. Unpleasant design, Savic says, “is there to make things pleasant, but for a very particular audience. So in the general case, it’s pleasant for families, but not pleasant for junkies.”

    Preventing rough sleeping is a recurring theme. Any space that someone might lie down in, or even sit too long, is likely to see spikes, railings, stones or bollards added. In the Canadian city of Calgary, authorities covered the ground beneath the Louise Bridge with thousands of bowling ball-sized rocks. This unusual landscaping feature wasn’t for the aesthetic benefit of pedestrians walking along the nearby path, but part of a plan to displace the homeless population that took shelter under the bridge.

    So next time you’re walking down the street, take a closer look at that bench or bus shelter. It may be trying to change the way you behave.

    horrible 

    (via wherewillallthereprobatesgo)

    — 1 month ago with 18018 notes
    Football, Anti-Racism and Solidarity - the case of Yorkshire St. Pauli

    revolutionarysocialism:

    Football, Anti-Racism and Solidarity – the case of Yorkshire St. Pauli

    Chris Webster of Yorkshire St Pauli explains how the Yorkshire fan club of a German football team is challenging oppression and welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Leeds. This article first appeared in the Northern Star, a bulletin of rs21 supporters in Leeds.

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    The politics connected to St. Pauli is the main reason many of our members fell in love with the club.  An active stance against…

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    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    The Myth of the Female Musician

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    This is a piece that I wrote a while back about feminism and music writing. I found a home for it in Smith, my university’s student-run magazine. You can grab print copies from cafes around New Cross, or Goldsmiths SU. There’s loads of creative writing in there, and a bunch of other interesting articles.

    — 2 months ago with 12 notes

    My new sculpture matches my dildo, just saying.

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes

    Shaken from that weirdly comfortable role of mental punch bag for the emotionally irresponsible.
    It’s cold here now.
    But it’s refreshing
    If I keep moving.

    — 2 months ago
    Asked my sculpture if it thought I’d ever finish it. It laughed at me :( I should really stop making such rude art. #cartoon #sculpture #words #pink

    Asked my sculpture if it thought I’d ever finish it. It laughed at me :( I should really stop making such rude art. #cartoon #sculpture #words #pink

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    #pink  #sculpture  #cartoon  #words 
    thefeministkilljoy:

trigger warning for rape
PUBLIC PROPERTY
A new zine about rape culture, accepting submissions in any format. Deadline is 31st August 2014. Email publicpropertyzine@gmail.com or message me on here. Looking for submissions about anything to do with rape culture, from catcalling to victim blaming to slut shaming to sexist representation in the media to your own stories. Feel free to submit any kind of medium you want, whether it’s photography, writing, or abstract art.
Please reblog!

    thefeministkilljoy:

    trigger warning for rape

    PUBLIC PROPERTY

    A new zine about rape culture, accepting submissions in any format. Deadline is 31st August 2014. Email publicpropertyzine@gmail.com or message me on here. Looking for submissions about anything to do with rape culture, from catcalling to victim blaming to slut shaming to sexist representation in the media to your own stories. Feel free to submit any kind of medium you want, whether it’s photography, writing, or abstract art.

    Please reblog!

    (via thefeministkilljoy)

    — 2 months ago with 119 notes
    Flippin’ massive letters in various stages of completion. Definitely not running out of time..

    Flippin’ massive letters in various stages of completion. Definitely not running out of time..

    — 2 months ago
    I’ve had it UP TO HERE with test printing these bloody vinyl cases! Got to get them perfect - this records my baby. Attempt 5 tomorrow. And breathe. #diyordie #vinyl #sleeves #petrolgirls

    I’ve had it UP TO HERE with test printing these bloody vinyl cases! Got to get them perfect - this records my baby. Attempt 5 tomorrow. And breathe. #diyordie #vinyl #sleeves #petrolgirls

    — 2 months ago
    #petrolgirls  #sleeves  #diyordie  #vinyl 
    House of Astbury have now SOLD OUT of size large Thelma and Louise t-shirts! Grab another size whilst there’s still some left from www.houseofastbury.co.uk/shop.   Some money from sales of this t-shirt go to bad ass street harassment smashing organisation Hollaback!London. T-shirt features the hollaback logo incorporated into hand drawn image of T&L, plus a reflective back print - “you watch your mouth buddy” - making you visible on the road and telling harassers in no uncertain terms to fuck off.

    House of Astbury have now SOLD OUT of size large Thelma and Louise t-shirts! Grab another size whilst there’s still some left from www.houseofastbury.co.uk/shop. Some money from sales of this t-shirt go to bad ass street harassment smashing organisation Hollaback!London. T-shirt features the hollaback logo incorporated into hand drawn image of T&L, plus a reflective back print - “you watch your mouth buddy” - making you visible on the road and telling harassers in no uncertain terms to fuck off.

    — 2 months ago with 3 notes
    "Gimme that naked new skin rush"
    Japandroids
    — 2 months ago