“Iggy profits from the cultural performativity and forms of survival that Black women have perfected, without having to encounter and deal with the social problem that is the Black female body, with its perceived excesses, unruliness, loudness and lewdness. If she existed in hip hop at a moment when Black women could still get play, where it would take more than one hand to count all the mainstream Black women rap artists, I would have no problem. Iggy would be one among the many. But in this moment, she represents a problem of co-optation. She represents the ways in which hip hop is on a crash course to take exactly the path that rock ‘n roll took such that 20 years from now, people my nephew’s age, will look at the Macklemores and Iggys of the world as representative of Hip Hop Culture, with nary a Black soul making their top ten list of hip hop greats.”

Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed

As a white female rapper mistakes appropriation for artistry, here’s how black women remain pushed to the sidelines

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skinflap:
The Punk Singer (2013) skinflap:
The Punk Singer (2013) skinflap:
The Punk Singer (2013)

discourseontheotter:

~Taina Bucher

Taina Bucher, everyone. I highly recommend her piece:

Bucher, T. (2012). Want to be on top? Algorithmic power and the threat of invisibility on Facebook. New Media & Society, 14(7), 1164-1180.

…for a good breakdown of how Facebook latently controls its user base. Give ‘er a read!


Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY. 
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY. 
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY. 
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY. 
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY. 
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY. 
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY.

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

GPOY.

primadollly:

what if i told you that you could make anti-capitalist political cartoons without depicting the government/the rich as physically fat

Relevant to this conversation: Fattitude. Check it.

Self-esteem goals.

Self-esteem goals.

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