Meditation by Terra Bosart
Through the Time Stream (Animated version) by Terra Bosart
Through the time stream by Terra Bosarthttp://society6.com/Erisianhumour/Through-the-Time-Stream_T-shirt#11=49&4=75
Chaosphere of Enlightenment by Terra Bosarthttp://society6.com/Erisianhumour/Chaosphere-of-Enlightenment_Print#1=45
Spirit of the Forest by Terra Bosart
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The tote-bag, pillow, and clothing options turned out quite well! I hope you enjoy them too!
Spirit of the Forest (W.I.P.) by Tera Bosart
The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you are now and who you want to be.– Anonymous (via seuol)
Physical Gateway of the Three by Terra Bosart
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Cerebral Gateway of the Three By Terra Bosart
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Black And White Photography By Georges Antoni
This is why I don’t paint.
The walls of my rental would not be safe.
size was not the only aspect of my body dines had an opinion on. i wanted tattoos and to stretch my earlobes (i have two large pieces of ink now and ears stretched to 3/4″), but whenever i talked about body modifications, dines would get a look of disgust on her face and tell me that was a way of internalizing my abuse and re-victimizing myself by permitting the infliction of pain… and then, of course, the management of body hair. any maintenance of body hair, whether it be plucking my eyebrows, shaving my legs, or waxing my bush, was subject to detailed analysis, and, quickly determined to be submission to patriarchal oppression.
when i met her, i was actively organizing for the rights of transgender students, putting together panels discussing the discriminatory practice of accepting transmen to my all-womens college, but not transwomen, and to have gender-free bathrooms in our under-construction library. however, dines argues that transgender men and women reinforce gender stereotypes and therefore reinforce patriarchy.
Can we PLEASE stop quoting Gail Dines all over the place now?? She’s a fucking radfem and I’ve seen so many people just fall over her for her critiques of porn without bothering to dig any deeper.
this is all valid an important stuff and i definitely don’t want to diminish it but can we please stop throwing the baby out with the bath water?! Dines has said some incredibly important stuff in her critiques of porn and that stuff doesn’t deserve to be diminished or dismissed because of her being an asshole anymore than her being an asshole doesn’t deserve to be diminished or dismissed because of her having created some excellent analyses. both are equally important. there are a lot of people with shitty stuff going on who also do and create positive things. she does NOT deserve to be excused for being an asshole and absolutely should have her assholery critiqued and called out but that doesn’t mean her valuable analyses can’t be used in positive ways at the same time.
What the hell. No. What Dines is doing is regulating a woman’s behavior and appearance. That is not a feminist thing to do; it is, in fact, patriarchal at its core.
i’ve always had weird feelings about dines and this confirms it
Gail Dines has no analysis. I spoke on a panel with her at Yale University in 2012. Panels are done on the fly and it’s funny how she avoids labor issues as a ‘Marxist Feminist.’ Let’s take the argument that sex work is the domain of the desperate. How does removing a last resort help to empower women? What is being offered as the economic alternative right now? Job training for a minimum wage job is not enough to live on and Dines and her ilk are nowhere to be seen when an ex-sex worker is hounded off their non-adult industry job for having worked it in the past. In the Dines strategy, those who have done sex work are to be cast out as dissents. This is crucial when examining sex work from a class analysis. Attacking porn solely, calling women who work to change the workplace experiences of porn ‘traitors to feminism’ or the ‘pimp lobby’ as she is apt to do to feminist pornographers who point is a chilling silencing tactic. One of the most important words is ‘and’ because there isn’t a single banner we can wave that’s going to lead to liberation. It’s going to be a string of and’s until there’s enough people to topple the bullshit. It’s fascinating the sheer amount of class analysis and prison system abolition theorists and scholars, the best of whom were women of color involved in revolutionary tactics outside the safety of the ivory tower, to come up with the theory that it’s pornography that is causing the greatest harm to women today.
I say this because Dines in particular identifies as a Marxist feminist. To posit pornography as the thing causing the greatest harm to women today is to be out of touch as fuck. For every porn image you’ve ever seen as an American, you probably engaged with this other category composed of every other piece of non-porn media more than you did graphic explicit sex. People IN PORN ITSELF who edit it still consume tons of other media from Disney to action films to advertisements that are everywhere from the side of the road to inside subway cars and on buses and the radio. Not only do I disagree, I think it’s an outright problem to teach students that if you remove pornography or sex work in general from the (legal) equation, that the rights of women will improve. If porn could be outlawed tomorrow, what would happen to the women who are too stigmatized to be more or less allowed to do any other form of labor? Marxism does apply to porn and there is an analysis to be made. She isn’t doing that. She makes a long list of emotional reactions she had to watching porn backed up with statistics that ignore the problem of capitalism as a whole, especially when she’s doing so as a tenured professor.
Reblogging for all of this, but esp. for the mentions of Dines’ transphobia (unsurprising!) and Maggie Mayhem’s commentary.
I’m so bloody sick of seeing Dines’ work pop up on my tumblr dash (usually from people I like & respect, who just don’t know any better).
Also, I would hope that it is obvious that I do not believe that porn or the sex industry in general are above critique or are without problems (um, duh). But Dines’ critiques are just sloppy. Also, to my knowledge, she has never been involved in the sex industry herself (as a porn performer, or anything else).
I think that because Dines is a woman, maybe people don’t see her as having a Savior Complex? But that is basically what is going on, y’all. And I have always been and will always be highly suspicious of “saviors” of sex workers. I don’t care that she’s a lady — she’s still a fucking Captain Save-A-Ho.
I’ll defer to what everyone else is saying about whether or nor it’s actually a demon baby in the bath, but…no. It’s not right to say that a feminist whose work harms some women is a feminist whose work has some value. Feminism is for women, not most women. If a feminist theorist or scholar advocates for misogyny towards some women, that theory and scholarship are incompetent.
The hatred directed at trans women - as well as the hatred directed at trans people, the mistrust of transition-related therapies, the uncomprehending anger at trans people’s self-determination, the suspicion of trans people’s privacy and denial of their individuality - all of that is basic stuff. It stems from some of the cruellest strains of woman-hating patriarchy has ever come up with.
Transphobic feminists say that trans women are lying about being raped - sometimes that they enjoy sexual harassment and violence. They say that they do not have any right to identify violence against them, or strategize around it on their own terms. They say that they do not have the right to political self-awareness or their own lexicon. They say that every cue they display is false and clownish. This is woman-hating, this is what misogynists say about women, and a feminist who can’t recognize it is a lousy feminist.(via pastimperfection)
Xz on We Heart It
Beautiful. Haunting. Fate.