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thepeoplesrecord:

Women Artists Visibility Event: The Museum of Modern Art opens but not to women artists, NYC on June 14, 1984
Shot by Clarissa Sligh

Despite the increased visibility of women artists by 1984, most were not included in mainstream gallery or museum exhibitions. When the Museum Of Modern Art opened the exhibition the “International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” with great fan fare, of the 169 artists chosen, all were white and less than 10 percent were women.

Women artists were incensed. The Women’s Caucus for Art and other women’s groups in the area organized to protest the underrepresentation of women artists.

Included in the photographs are Lucy Lippard, May Stevens, Linda Cunningham, Emma Amos, Sabra Moore, Sharon Jaddis, and Alida Walsh. The posters were pasted all over Soho, a vastly different place from the Soho of today.

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wocinsolidarity:

binaohan:

binaohan:

sofriel:

binaohan:

publishbiyuti:

b. binaohan’s first print book is now available!
decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible disruption of the hegemonic and imperial aspirations of white trans/gender theory. it seeks to remedy the reductive (and, thus, violent erasure) nature of trans/gender 101s that seek to explicate (but really construct) a white trans/gender discourse assumed to have universal legitimacy. a legitimacy that has widespread implications and consequences far beyond the borders of whiteness.
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although… I feel like I ought to mention that despite how academicy this blurb soundsthe book is not nearly so filled with fancy sounding jargon and theory.fyi

alsoALSO!I forgot to mention that this is a peer-reviewed book. two awesome qtpoc have read and added comments in the footnotes. you don’t even understand how awesome this book is.

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wocinsolidarity:

binaohan:

binaohan:

sofriel:

binaohan:

publishbiyuti:

b. binaohan’s first print book is now available!

decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible disruption of the hegemonic and imperial aspirations of white trans/gender theory. it seeks to remedy the reductive (and, thus, violent erasure) nature of trans/gender 101s that seek to explicate (but really construct) a white trans/gender discourse assumed to have universal legitimacy. a legitimacy that has widespread implications and consequences far beyond the borders of whiteness.

Buy the ebook! (it includes an epub and a pdf)

Buy the print edition!

Don’t forget that biyuti publishing subscribers can read the web-book to their heart’s content!

You don’t even know how amazed I am that this day is finally here.

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

although… I feel like I ought to mention that

despite how academicy this blurb sounds

the book is not nearly so filled with fancy sounding jargon and theory.

fyi

also

ALSO!

I forgot to mention that this is a peer-reviewed book. two awesome qtpoc have read and added comments in the footnotes.

you don’t even understand how awesome this book is.

!!!!!!!

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vintageblack2:

R.I.P. Ruby Dee 

Actress, activist, writer, poet, and incredible human being.

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lillianloverly:

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to-salsabeel:

"They didn’t allow me to become a nurse because of my hijab. Thank you, I became a doctor instead" #BURN

to-salsabeel:

"They didn’t allow me to become a nurse because of my hijab. Thank you, I became a doctor instead" #BURN

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“I always doubted auditioning because of my weight. I’ve always acted and pursued theater – it was something I had always wanted to do when I was young. But I felt I would be rejected because of my physical appearance. Orange is the New Black has given me the opportunity to show that I have curves and I have talent too. It’s been a battle, you know, because I’ve never been skinny. But I’ve embraced it. Now I have the opportunity to show everyone that this is sexy. I can dress in the same attire as someone else and carry myself in a sexy manner, a beautiful manner and a prideful manner. What matters is how I play the role – not my size.”

#actor#latina#latinx#dominican women#caribbean women

“I always doubted auditioning because of my weight. I’ve always acted and pursued theater – it was something I had always wanted to do when I was young. But I felt I would be rejected because of my physical appearance. Orange is the New Black has given me the opportunity to show that I have curves and I have talent too. It’s been a battle, you know, because I’ve never been skinny. But I’ve embraced it. Now I have the opportunity to show everyone that this is sexy. I can dress in the same attire as someone else and carry myself in a sexy manner, a beautiful manner and a prideful manner. What matters is how I play the role – not my size.”

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93-year-old activist: NC voting restrictions worse now than during the Jim Crow era

A 93-year-old activist at the center of a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s restrictive voting laws told MSNBC host Al Sharpton on Wednesday that the climate surrounding Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) GOP-backed legislation brought back unpleasant memories of the Jim Crow era of her youth.

“I can’t imagine that I’ve got to go through the same thing I went through 80 years ago,” Rosanell Eaton told Sharpton. “I can’t imagine going through it again. But I am going through it and it’s actually worse than it was then.”

Eaton filed her lawsuit against the law last year, and quickly became a featured member of the weekly “Moral Monday” protests against the legislation.

The new laws eliminated same-day voter registration and “straight ticket” voting, while also requiring a state-issued identification card. Eaton’s lawsuit states that, while she has a current driver’s license from the state, the name on it does not match the one on her birth certificate. Ameliorating the discrepancy, the suit states, would “incur substantial time and expense.”

In supporting the laws, McCrory has argued that they were implemented to prevent voter fraud, but Eaton cited her decades of experience working as an election worker to rebuke McCrory’s statement.

“I worked the polls 40 years, and I worked over 25 years as a [precinct] judge,” she told Sharpton. “We sincerely checked the ballots and everything was going good. It was not fraud. They didn’t find any fraud.”

The laws, part of a larger trend of Republican state legislatures limiting voting rights, have since been criticized by not only state activists, but President Barack Obamaand Attorney General Eric Holder.

The state measures also came under fire after a Republican party official boasted to The Daily Show that they would enhance his party’s electoral chances.The official, Don Yelton, was quickly fired for his statements.

On Wednesday, Eaton confirmed to Sharpton that in her youth, she was forced to take a literacy test before being allowed to vote.

“I think it’s worse [now] because I know what to expect,” she said. [Back] then, I didn’t know, so it wasn’t surprising. But it’s a very difficult situation now.”