"Black lesbian relationships pose little threat to ‘self-defined’ Black men and women secure in their sexualities. But loving relationships among Black women do pose a tremendous threat to systems of intersecting oppressions. How dare these women love one another in a context that deems Black women as a collectivity so unlovable and devalued?"
#patricia hill collins
A glass-winged butterfly.
“Found primarily in Central America (Mexico through Panama), the glasswinged butterfly’s name in Spanish is Espejitos which translates as little mirrors. In certain lights, the translucent wing parts have a glossy, almost reflective quality to them that makes their Spanish name effectively accurate.”
I’ve been listening to a lot of 1960s girl pop today. This is one of my favorites.
Can we take a moment and appreciate Michel Foucault’s hair? (As pointed out by Lindsey, “it never occurred to me that foucault once, you know, had hair. but he did. my world. rocked.”)
[screams into the void] YOU CAN LIKE A CHARACTER AS A CHARACTER WITHOUT LIKING THEM AS A PERSON [rides off into sunset on whale]
"Male writers may suffer strains on their single-minded dedication to their art for reasons of class or race or nationality, but so far no male writer is likely to be asked to sit on a panel addressing itself to the special problems of a male writer, or be expected to support another writer simply because he happens to be a man. Such things are asked of women writers all the time, and it makes them jumpy."
"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them"