womenwhokickass:

Lady Pink: Why she kicks ass
She is a graffiti artist, born in Ecuador and raised in NYC.
She began her art in 1979 and was well known as the one of only females competing with the men in the male dominated graffiti subculture.
While she was in highschool she began exhibiting her art in galleries and at 21 she had her first solo show, “Femmes-Fatales”.
She was a leader in the rise in popularity of graffiti based art, thus her canvases are in many well known art collections such as at the MET in NYC and the Groningen Museum of Holland.
She featured in the motion picture “Wild Style” (1982).
She donates public art in culturally neglected communities.
She still continues her art today and also shares her experience with teenagers by holding mural workshops and lecturing to college students. You can see more here.
Quote: “When I first started, women were still trying to prove themselves, through the 70’s that women could do everything guys could do. The feminist movement was growing very strong and as a teenager I think it affected me without me realising that I was a young feminist. The more guys said “you can’t do that”, the more I had to prove them wrong. I had to hold it up for all my sisters who looked up to me to be brave and courageous and to prove that I could do what guys could do. We defend our artworks with our fists and our crazy courage. When you have guys that disrespect you you’re gonna have to teach them a lesson, otherwise they are going to keep walking all over you. I’m sorry, but that’s the way it is out there, it’s not easy. But it also reflects what the art world in general is: 80% white males. So you have to fight tooth and nail, bitch and scream, be loud and be large to get respect.”

womenwhokickass:

Lady Pink: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a graffiti artist, born in Ecuador and raised in NYC.
  • She began her art in 1979 and was well known as the one of only females competing with the men in the male dominated graffiti subculture.
  • While she was in highschool she began exhibiting her art in galleries and at 21 she had her first solo show, “Femmes-Fatales”.
  • She was a leader in the rise in popularity of graffiti based art, thus her canvases are in many well known art collections such as at the MET in NYC and the Groningen Museum of Holland.
  • She featured in the motion picture “Wild Style” (1982).
  • She donates public art in culturally neglected communities.
  • She still continues her art today and also shares her experience with teenagers by holding mural workshops and lecturing to college students. You can see more here.

Quote: “When I first started, women were still trying to prove themselves, through the 70’s that women could do everything guys could do. The feminist movement was growing very strong and as a teenager I think it affected me without me realising that I was a young feminist. The more guys said “you can’t do that”, the more I had to prove them wrong. I had to hold it up for all my sisters who looked up to me to be brave and courageous and to prove that I could do what guys could do. We defend our artworks with our fists and our crazy courage. When you have guys that disrespect you you’re gonna have to teach them a lesson, otherwise they are going to keep walking all over you. I’m sorry, but that’s the way it is out there, it’s not easy. But it also reflects what the art world in general is: 80% white males. So you have to fight tooth and nail, bitch and scream, be loud and be large to get respect.”

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ponies-n-things:

There are two kinds of cartoon

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the-okaygatsby:

feminism seems to scare a lot of men, but it’s not that hard to understand

PERFECT

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society: oh you have your period? well you have two options.
woman: okay.
society: you can use sanitary pads, which make you feel like you are wearing a diaper, and have the added fun benefit of being extremely uncomfortable and give you the extreme paranoia that they will not be enough coverage and at any moment with any movement or sudden sneeze you'll bleed over onto your clothes and walk around all day with blood stained trousers while everyone points and laughs at you.
woman: sounds awful. what's my second option.
society: a penis shaped wad of cotton that you shove uncomfortably inside yourself and it catches the blood before it leaves your body.
woman: still seems pretty awful.
society: wait! it gets better! there's the outside chance that using those will kill you!
woman: well, are they at least free? like how men can have access to free condoms? i mean, it's not like i'm choosing for this to happen.
society: HAHAHA! that's funny. no, you have to pay for them. and they're really fucking expensive.
woman:
society: oh, and if you tell anyone that you ARE on your period, your judgement, opinions, and reactions are going to be dismissed as the crazy ramblings of a lunatic.
woman:
society:
woman: i think i'll go with my third option.
society:
woman:
society: what third option?
woman: i think i'll bleed on everything you love.
think-progress:

Pathetic (except you, Weather Channel).

think-progress:

Pathetic (except you, Weather Channel).

yamineftis:

BLESS THIS POST

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liberalsarecool:

Via Quotable Liberals.

liberalsarecool:

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stfuconservatives:

megaman2:

“there’s nothing wrong with the video game community”

My fave is the “free market” one. A Libertarian making a misogynistic comment? Everybody do a shot!!!

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xenopheles:

dandyads:

Trojan Condoms, 1993

BRING THIS BACK, TROJAN.

xenopheles:

dandyads:

Trojan Condoms, 1993

BRING THIS BACK, TROJAN.

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infinitylooper:

Something to think about:

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years.
We have been here for 4 hours. Our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago.
In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests.

This isn’t sustainable.

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