Milton Avery, Red March, 1950
If you are looking for content that is both somewhat escapist, yet also endlessly relevant to our tiresome cultural-political... situations - and especially if you were too young to really understand the psychosexual dynamics of movies in the 80's - this season of YMRT really hits that sweet spot (no pun intended).
Me listening to the Fatal Attraction episode:
Richard Estes (American b.1932), People’s Flowers, 1971, Oil on canvas
I'm dying, the screenwriter is literally eighty years old and runs his office like that scene from the West Wing where Josh Malina makes all of the interns named Lauren wear football jerseys.
Besties, we did it! We killed another thing woop!!
Organizing is important and the only thing that will help, but afaPolandic this post is misinfo. This month:
Yes, there are loopholes that allow chemical abortion pills to be ordered from abroad. But it is pretty bad.
in october of 2016, the parliament of Poland enacted a total ban on abortion with 5 years prison time as punishment.
millions of women across the country went on strike from their jobs in response. not only did they strike from their places of work, hundreds of thousands struck from their "home duties" as well.
they removed their productive effort from the economy, and they removed their caring, unpaid reproductive labor from their homes.
the parliament capitulated almost immediately, reversing course and admitting they had been "taught humility".
if you are angry and frustrated and scared, take that impetus and organise. talk to everyone you know, ask how they feel. are they angry? are they scared? do they recognise the incredible power we all have when we join together and withhold our labor?
i use Poland as an example because it worked so well and so instantly.
it is already clear that this is only the first step for these judges. every shred of safety and dignity our lgbtqia+ community have struggled for is next on the chopping block, along with legal contraception and who knows what else.
this is an excellent opportunity to flex our power and show them that we will not roll over and show our bellies.
if you need help organising, the iww has a free and exhaustive training.
”Solen hade gått ner, men nu i juni fanns det inget mörker att tala om. Natten var blek och drömmande och full av trolldom.“
Farlig Midsommar av Tove Jansson
I love this gif of mulder because it looks like he’s wearing heelies and is just really nonchalant about it
Rodeo Beach. Sausalito, CA. 12.28.21
Chris Roberts, The Madonna, Sausalito, California, 1971-1974