don’t let anyone who doesn’t like baroque tell you shit
it’s not marriage equality until straights can’t marry for a thousand years
Good on that judge for standing up against homonormativity. He is a true hard femme.
(Ugh but seriously, that’s such a horrible thing to happen to that couple. Marriage is not just an excuse for wedding cake, everybody).
made cherry lemonade from scratch. i feel like martha stewart.
there is so much hate in my heart ✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
Henrik Håkansson – Aug. 11, 2012 The Symptoms of the Universe Studies. (6 min 29 sec) – installation view. Courtesy Meyer Riegger, Berlin
Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson’s juxtaposition of nature and culture and his utilization of natural cycles as symbolic subjects are used to thrilling effect with Aug. 11, 2012 The Symptoms of the Universe Studies. (6 min 29 sec) at Meyer Riegger. Håkansson probes these relationships here through a sculptural and multi-part video installation, the length of which reflects a song by Black Sabbath (Symptom of the Universe). After the viewer has skirted the remnants of a tree that has been purposefully exploded, several screens provide documentation of the tree’s destruction. Running at different speeds, and from different perspectives, the videos abstract the action and reinforce the magnitude of the debris that is physically present in the gallery. The energy of the tree as a symbol of life intertwines with the energy of a (very man-made) act of destruction, resulting in a startlingly beautiful meditation on what we understand as nature.
I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the past week they touched a woman’s body without her consent. After a moment of hesitation, all of the hands of the gay men in the room went up. I then asked the same gay men to raise their hand if in the past week they offered a woman unsolicited advice about how to “improve” her body or her fashion. Once again, after a moment of hesitation, all of the hands in the room went up.
These questions came after a brief exploration of gay men’s relationship to American fashion and women’s bodies. That dialogue included recognizing that gay men in the United States are often hailed as the experts of women’s fashion and by proxy women’s bodies. In addition to this there is a dominant logic that suggests that because gay men have no conscious desire to be sexually intimate with women, our uninvited touching and groping (physical assault) is benign.