Things Seen, Things Made

Jo : queer politics - stories - beautiful things

Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.

In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.

Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.

In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.

The third veil drops.

Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep

We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.

The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.

Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.

Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.

The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.

And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”

Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

humansofnewyork:

“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”

humansofnewyork:

“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”
“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”
“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”

blackfangirlsunite:

postracialcomments:

decolonize-all-the-things:

hussieologist:

ladyluna13:

thotty-by-nature:

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..
just…




white folks have some fucking nerve

Wow. Whites are just out of control

Lol wow

What. The. Entire. FUCK.


Lawd this is real
This is pitiful

Bleaching history for their own racist needs

I’m not usually surprised at how racist people can be, but this. is. so. bad. How do you even see that and smile and nod and say “this is great, good job designing this set, go team.” How do you even.

blackfangirlsunite:

postracialcomments:

decolonize-all-the-things:

hussieologist:

ladyluna13:

thotty-by-nature:

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..

just…

white folks have some fucking nerve

Wow. Whites are just out of control

Lol wow

What. The. Entire. FUCK.

Lawd this is real

This is pitiful

Bleaching history for their own racist needs

I’m not usually surprised at how racist people can be, but this. is. so. bad. How do you even see that and smile and nod and say “this is great, good job designing this set, go team.” How do you even.

theweniswarmer:

demiaoba:

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listen

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theweniswarmer:

demiaoba:

WELCOME TO ELECTROSWING HELL - jazzy, trip-hoppy, electroswingy mix

Pepper Steak Alias Conrad Coldwood || Booty Swing Parov Stelar || That Man Caro Emerald || Dixie Biscuit Tape Five (ft. Henrik Wager) || Why Don’t You Gramophonedzie || Brotherswing Caravan Palace || Fel Del Av Gården Movits! || Washington Square The Correspondents || Sweet Sugar Swing Lyre Le Temps || Get A Move On Mr. Scruff || Mr. Joe’s Café Odjbox || Delight Jamie Berry (ft. Octavia Rose) || Crazy In Love Swing Republic || I’ve Got That Tune Chinese Man || Moriarty Boogie Belgique

listen

HELL YEAH HELL YEAH HELL YEAH

“'I think we could, it’s a matter of when. It’s a matter of what are those dates, it’s a matter of juggling multiple, successful franchises. Is there a downside to managing multiple, successful franchises? I believe we’re figuring out that there is, which is having the time to do them all. So, at what point do we hold back a franchise or have three or four years between parts of a franchise in order to introduce new ones? Or do you introduce new ones within the body of the films? We’re looking at all those things right now.'”

Kevin Feige’s response when asked if Marvel is open to a Black Panther movie or a movie with a female lead.

Excuses. “Matter of when”, “matter of juggling franchises”. But it’s so easy to throw up Ant Man and Guardians of the Galaxy? One movie that nobody wanted and another movie that appears to have no connection at all to the current MCU? But as long as there are white male leads, you can make all the plans you want. Give me a break.

When will it ever be the precise, correct time for a blockbuster superhero movie with a black lead? Or a female lead? Or god forbid a woman of color? When?

Now. The answer is now. The time is now. Get the fuck off your high horse, Kevin Feige, and start acknowledging us as people.

(via theladymonsters)

chronodiegetic:

neither of us thought we’d live past eighteen,
and both of us did.
we didn’t plan for this,
we’re in the blank pages at the end of the atlas,
the margins of the telephone book,
the endpapers of the textbook. the book
is marked up in red biro, the atlas
has been gnawed at by small animals, the telephone
is ringing in the basement. there is no telephone in the basement.
quick, someone pick up, we don’t want to drop the call,
but the lightbulb is blown, the stairs unsure,
the atlas is covered in coffee stains. is that a river or a route?
the phone is still ringing. the textbook
is a disaster of irrelevant notes, a roadmap of errors,
endless games of phone tag and voicemail
and annotations. population three thousand. population one thousand.
population two, on the road, off the map,
in the silences between rings, the indentations of paragraphs.
there are no road signs. we used the atlas for kindling
fifty miles back. step on the gas. let the phone ring. let’s go.

"non seqitur", é.