New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

Posts tagged #feminism

There was a reason posthumanism developed in tandem with the information superhighway. Virtuality still offered the possibility for new realities, not a replication of the real world with all its top-down management, predictable flows of capital, and prescribed social roles. Why does this optimism sound utopian or naïve today? It’s partially because the historical moment of posthumanism has been characterized as irrational, unrealistic, mystical, bodily, sentimental, weakly scientific. In short, the posthuman era became a girl.

isthisfeminist:

This woman is giving you a thumbs up. IS THIS FEMINIST?

TRIGGER WARNING. The “thumbs up” is the most phallocentric gesture imaginable. You are literally telling someone that a good job is the equivalent of growing a penis. In this case, two penises.

Additionally, this kind of casual congratulation has been known to put the recipient in a good mood, which can lead to entire minutes of complacency about their own privilege. PROBLEMATIC.

Poe’s law: “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody […] that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.”

Can you identify the logical fallacies in the following sentence?

"Neither I, nor anyone I know, would ever rape someone (and I know this because I asked all my friends); therefore, statistically, the vast majority of rapes reported to police must be cases of post-coital regret."

kingkaiser:

grannysgonna:

imsearchmanok:

purpleweeble:

videozoology:

dippedinvaseline:

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WHAT’S BETTER?

(via charliesheenismygod)

MARILYN WILL ALWAYS BE THE FOXIEST LADY <333

Back when having curves and a little weight was good.

kate moss looks like an alien

monroe was a size 15 wasn’t she

REMEMBER THAT TIME THE INTERNET TOLD ALL SKINNY GIRLS THAT THEY WERE UGLY AND WEREN’T REAL WOMEN?!?!?!?!

housingworksbookstore:

HTMLGIANT’s Real Housewives of Depression

Um, what if? What if repeated requests for non-reciprocal oral sex from dudes has been, for a lot of us who date dudes, a big and common reason to be angry about gender injustice? What if being with a guy who expects you to tend to his emotional and sexual needs, but neglects yours, is a…