arrestedwesteros:

DEAD DOVE Do not Eat!
Top Banana - 1x02
submission by Austin Bridges

This is the first thing I thought when I saw the dove cake. 

arrestedwesteros:

DEAD DOVE Do not Eat!

Top Banana - 1x02

submission by Austin Bridges

This is the first thing I thought when I saw the dove cake. 

whoooooa nationally ranked goddamn
Yeah I spent a lot of time wearing a horrible pantsuit in high school. 

I love how people seem to think I will not meticulously address every single one of their arguments or somehow not notice when they stop responding to mine. On the internet, no one knows you’re a former nationally ranked debater. #deathbeforedropping

appelsiinimehu:

bikeladiesunite:

girlswithclothesonbikes:

  1. STOP SEXUALIZING WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME CYCLISTS
  2. STOP SEXUALIZING WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME CYCLISTS
  3. STOP SEXUALIZING WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME CYCLISTS

THEY DO NOT EXIST FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT OR NICHE FETISH.

It’s beleaguering and bothersome to both be objectified and hear about it.

back to the initial issue, your audience is pretty much already on board with your view of pro femme cyclists. The post you reblogged is written as a demand to people who don’t share that view. So to have that post show up in a follower’s dashboard is like, wth?! I already don’t [sexualize femme cyclists], why are you telling me this—I didn’t choose to follow this blog for this, I’m not the opposition.

I don’t feel that this original post was empowering to women/femme cyclists. If anything, the repetitious, cap-lock post only serves to alienate the opposing view, and even followers, further.

another response

As I already said, many people who already agree - myself included - find seeing these messages validating. It feels good to be reminded that I am not the only person who is so fed up with this shit that my brain is stuck on caps lock. If you don’t want to see this stuff you don’t have to follow the blog. I’m certainly not changing my editorial policy because one person isn’t as angry as I am about this. I mean, it says “feminist” right there in the description, were you not expecting to see indignant feminist rants? 

And more to your point about it being redundant: what if a follower who agrees and reblogs has followers that don’t agree, who then see this message on their dash? What if my followers aren’t all as on board as you thing (believe me, they’re not) and this message aggressively reminds them that they are unwelcome in the space I’ve created? Worth it. 

Oh also that other response, “you are free”, lol what is that even? Will yourself out of oppression? Get me a damn unicorn while you’re at it. 

appelsiinimehu:

appelsiinimehu:

bikeladiesunite:

girlswithclothesonbikes:

  1. STOP SEXUALIZING WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME CYCLISTS
  2. STOP SEXUALIZING WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME CYCLISTS
  3. STOP SEXUALIZING WOMEN/TRANS/FEMME CYCLISTS

THEY DO NOT EXIST FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT OR NICHE FETISH.

THEY DO NOT EXIST FOR…

i thought tiresome and tiring were synonymous, but ok, whatever..

well, yes, there is always that demand due to the current culture, but then, hey, instead of writing/reblogging a post that demands people (most of whom who are followers already agreeing on the same cause of femme cyclists), it would have been more effective instead to go to the root of the demand, and/or to the supply.

as in, talk to the models, or potential models in all those photos about objectification/sexualization; talk to the photographers who continue sexualizing women; talk to the people who consume the content, and ask them to stop.

like that french reverse sexism short film from a little while back, it’s sometimes a better strategy to show things the other way around. that’s why my first line. what if people reblogged the shit out of ‘hot nude guy on bike’?? or get your local guys cycling team to do a sexy photoshoot for a calendar? 

Not going to continue spamming my bike blog followers with this conversation that someone is insisting on having in reblogs because they don’t have an ask box…

Tiresome means to become bored or annoyed by something; tiring means to become exhausted by it. I guess they could be used interchangeably, but I was trying to draw the distinction that you are tired of having to hear women complain about being objectified, whereas I am tired of being objectified, and that to see it as bothersome rather than beleaguering is a luxury you have that I don’t. 

Obviously not all of my followers (you being an example) are on board with not objectifying femme cyclists, and those that are find posts like the one above affirming and encouraging - just look at some of the other reblogs. I don’t know your gender identity; if you’re a lady you’re throwing a lot of women under the bus, and if you’re a dude or non-binary…why are you presenting yourself as more knowledgeable about being a femme woman cyclist than me, an actual femme woman cyclist?  

I DO talk to content makers, but why should that preclude me from also reblogging/posting? Activism is not a zero-sum game where if you spend time doing one thing you can’t do anything else. And it should have been clear from my previous post that I’m not going to victim blame/concern troll models for their choices or cast them as the villains of the situation. 

I’m not interested in objectifying anybody, plus you’ve set up a false equivalency; women who pose for sexy photos face much graver consequences than men who do.

Cycling is a lifestyle for me, not a fetish. I am going to continue complaining loudly and regularly about women being objectified by the cycling world, and if you reblog those complaints with dismissive commentary I will continue to address it publicly. 

milesjai:



^ every time someone asks me “Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade?”

milesjai:

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^ every time someone asks me “Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade?”

(Source: jimmie-rae)

mygayspiritquest:

uberzers:

I was expecting an explanation at the end of this but there wasn’t any. 

This post should be in everyone’s life (at least once, for a moment). Please and thank you.

If you do want an explanation, it’s here

(Source: blackspider)

via equivoque

weouthere2010 asked: ...how many songs do you write that you could forget that one existed?

johndarnielle:

Well, I used to write pretty much constantly. I work on a lot of other things now so the total output is lower but the hit-to-miss is better i.e. I don’t feel the need to finish a song if I feel like it’s going nowhere (I used to finish it and track it no matter what) and if I bother following through it means I think it’s worthwhile. But back when, I was writing two or three a day, one of which I’d usually consider good. I am also as ancient as the earth and let me tell you something friend there’s all kinds of stuff you can forget once the warrantee runs out. My warrantee was really only good through ‘96 and my brain looks like a cartoon swiss cheese. However the spots in between the holes are deeeee-licious. 

HEY EVERYONE COME SEE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS AT BOTTOM OF THE HILL ON JUNE 13 OR 14, as demonstrated from the above exchange I promise you will not regret it.

Gorgeous. And a little creepily reminiscent of True Detective. 

Gorgeous. And a little creepily reminiscent of True Detective. 

(Source: jaredtuttle)

"There aren’t indications that this was a terrorist act, but officials said they won’t rule anything out until the investigation is over."

CNN’s Fort Hood shooter profile

Translation: he’s not white, so we won’t immediately rule out terrorism. But he’s not a kind of brown we can immediately call a terrorist, so stand by while we figure out how to properly racialize this story. 

bikeladiesunite:

Dear Ben Edwards,

Hi there! Bike Ladies Unite here, your friendly local feminist cycling blog. Yesterday I read your article in Peleton Magazine, “UCI to Ban Champagne Use During Podium Celebrations" and fell for it, as I do for most April Fool’s jokes, because I am a sadly gullible person. 

For a minute, I believed that UCI really decided to address sexism in cycling by banning champagne showers, saying that such an “overtly male” and “gender biased” tradition is unwelcome in ”today’s society of gender equality.” I believed it because women are used to seeing our concerns handled badly. I believed it because UCI is only beginning to get its shit together about women’s racing. And I believed it because, as previously stated, I’m gullible. 

But when I read the part about Italians and sprinters having the strongest sprays, I realized your article is a poorly executed dick joke, one at the expense of women cyclists. You are equating our sincere efforts to address sexism in cycling with something completely ridiculous that we do not care about. You are warning the (male) cycling world that if we continue on this path to gender parity, we should expect to have less fun and more rules, since women are always out to rain on everyone’s parade (with water, not champagne, of course). You are trivializing a very real problem and mocking us for demanding long-overdue respect. Maybe you didn’t mean to, but that’s what you did. 

Here are some headlines you could have written articles for instead: “UCI Preemptively Bans Podium Boys, Citing Insult to Male Cyclists”; “La Course by Le Tour To Require Pink Skirted Kits For Riders”; “Investigation Finds Pat McQuaid Behind 95% Of Angry Comments On Women’s Cycling Articles.” Notice that they satirize how far behind cycling is in supporting women. They punch up where yours punched down. Hell, maybe you should have just stayed away from the gender issue entirely. Maybe then your article would have been more like Road.cc’s April Fool’s joke, which was actually funny and also succeeded in lambasting UCI’s tendency toward over-regulation. That would have been nice. 

But because you wrote this article in the first place, I don’t expect you care that I’m pissed off. I’d be surprised if you’re even reading this, but if you are, I bet that if anything you’ll issue a non-apology, where you say that you’re sorry if you offended anyone. Or maybe you’ll mock me for being a humorless feminist who can’t take a joke. Most likely you’ll do nothing. 

Whatever you do or don’t do, rest assured that when it comes to supporting women’s cycling the peleton has already left the start. Holding out will only get more embarrassing for you, so I suggest you hurry up. 

See you on the champagne-soaked podium. 

Love,
BLU

Someone just reached out to me on the author’s behalf asking how he could contact me about the above post. The last time this happened I had to publicly admit I’d put my foot in my mouth, but I made a friend out of it. We’ll see how this one goes. 

Unintentional roof garden. #sanfrancisco #mission

Unintentional roof garden. #sanfrancisco #mission

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