that we’re all being really assertive and intentional about what things are our dads and moms and so on
up the theory moms, down the feelings dads, chosen families for all
“the feminist parasite engages performance as a way of derailing and rerouting patriarchal investments in reciprocity, generational gratitude, and the gift economy that have structured discourses of morality, as realized by way of compulsory constructions of femininity as congenial, gracious, and obliging, not to mention the project of feminism as one that would seek gender equality, rather than to posit an opposition that would seek to hyperbolize, and thus outperform, patriarchy…
…parasitical performance iterates female stereotypes at a level of mania, while simultaneously claiming—or rather insisting (‘to be perfectly honest’)—that their performances bear some relationship to real life beyond the stage, effecting in this juxtaposition, a sense of disquietude or instability in the system. despite the often very apparent artificiality or hyperbole of their contrived spectacles, the artists’ refuse to break character, to let their ‘real meaning’ be finally pinned down…”
—anna watkins fisher, “we are parasites: on the politics of imposition,” art and education. see: feminist narcissism, feminist boredom, radical vulnerability, feminist hysteria, strategic ambiguity, ldr, etc.
“The people I follow on tumblr are like, neurotic bitches with complicated feelings who like menstrual imagery, tough theory, Adrienne Rich, and the SCUM manifesto. Or like the sisters in Little Women as rage-filled academics. It’s like my fantasy feminist collective. I wish we could all have a slumber party and braid each other’s hair and perform black castration magic on Hugo Schwyzer using only flower petals and vomit.”
- Me telling a friend why I love tumblr so much
omg you guys are so cute you make me think i didn’t just go back to school so i could write whatever i want.
ann cvetkovich, an archive of feelings
“that is the nicest he could be and he was still an asshole.”
“i acknowledge the surrender…” i think i’m going to get this framed.