Nightly Notions - 14.09.29

Profound Meditations

by Ryan Held

       

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    Most people are pretty quick to tell others how bad their dancing is, but I’m more prone to believe that some people are just brave enough to go against dance conventions and opt for a more freestyled approach.

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Just thought I’d share this charming piece of graffiti from near my home.

By the way, this is the ONLY women’s library in the country, it has only women’s work in it and also serves as a sort of feminist museum. They’re affiliated with a university close by and hold regular events such as workshops and talks on subjects like the poetry of immigrant women of colour or the representation of mental health in women’s literature. Its also due to be closed down by the Conservatives.

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

Okay, but just imagine Lydia taking up Allison’s bow with the intent to learn to use it, maybe even to avenge her. Imagine her retrieving the arrows from Chris, and taking them out to the woods to where she used to watch Allison practice. Imagine her pulling back the bowstring, and firing that first shot…

… and she’s a banshee, and she just plucked a string, and all she can hear is Allison’s voice resonating all around her.

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