critiqu

There have been other criticisms of the show’s treatment of slavery (Hamilton is painted as a staunch abolitionist which isn’t completely true, and Sally Hemings is mentioned once as Jefferson asks her to open a letter, but it’s not unpacked or dwelled upon at all), and questioning the true subversiveness of having POC play patriarchal white supremacist douchey mc douche faces, among others. But even the most widely cited critique, by historian Lyra Montiero, doesn’t mention Native peoples once (besides Crispus Attucks, who I’ll talk about in a minute).


The thing is, Natives were a huge point of discussion, contention, concern, admiration, emulation, disgust, and more during this time period. Native representational democracies were also large part of the conversation in trying to build the new system of government.


Time for another disclaimer: I am not a historian. Apologies if I mess any of this up. Also shout out to my brilliant Brown student Emma H. (we had three Emmas this past semester!) who wrote one of her papers about this which got me really thinking, and provided a couple of these sources.


We’ll start with what’s widely accepted as the “first death of the Revolutionary War,” Crispus Attucks. Crispus was killed in 1770 during the “Boston Massacre,” and was Wampanoag and Black. So the first life taken for the revolution was a Native guy.


Leading up to the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, Native peoples were present at the Continental Congress–21 Haudenasaunee men attended nearly a month of the congress, and on June 11, 1776, the continental congress gave a speech to the gathered Six Nations members urging them to not take sides in the impending war, calling them “brothers,” and promising a future of peace “as long as the sun shines and waters run.” (LIARS!) But the speech, in full, is actually really interesting. The language is quite poetic, for all the lying. But it speaks of equals, of a partnership. The Native folks even gave John Hancock an Indian name after the speech.


Knowing that such a large contingent of Native people were in the actual space of the Continental Congress so close to declaring independence tells us that the founding fathers were clearly thinking about and weighing the options of how best to deal with their Native neighbors. Native people, too, were obviously thinking through the implications of war between the British and Colonists–they knew it was a battle for Native land as much as a battle for freedom from British rule.


Then we have the Declaration of Independence itself, which I’m fond of pointing out every fourth of July on Twitter, contains the phrase: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”


So despite that “brother” talk, our founders featured in the play thought of black folks as inferior and worthy of enslavement, but also that Native people were “merciless Indian Savages” who engaged in “undistinguished destruction.” Awesome. Wow.


[…]


I’ve been putting off writing this for a long time, because it’s sticky. Mostly, because I love the music and think the play deserves all the accolades it is receiving, and don’t want to take away from that. I also often struggle to find the line of criticizing work from POC, while not expecting other POC to be responsible for the labor of representing all people of color, and not getting into the politics of “but we had it worse!” So know that I’m aware of those complications, and tried to toe that line here. I’ve literally had this post in the drafts folder for months, mostly because I’ve gotten so much joy out of the Hamilton soundtrack that I felt hypocritical writing about it–but I was tweeting about James Baldwin the other day and remembered my fave quote, “If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you do not see.” So Lin-Manuel, this is out of love. In a non-creepy way. Swear.

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Sinofuturism (1839 - 2046 AD)

Visual essay from artist @lawrencelek explores current cultural discourse of China:

“Sinofuturism is an invisible movement. A spectre already embedded into a trillion industrial products, a billion individuals, and a million veiled narratives. It is a movement, not based on individuals, but on multiple overlapping flows. Flows of populations, of products, and of processes.  Because Sinofuturism has arisen without conscious intention or authorship, it is often mistaken for contemporary China. But it is not. It is a science fiction that already exists.”

Sinofuturism is a video essay combining elements of science fiction, documentary melodrama, social realism, and Chinese cosmologies, in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of China and the people of its diaspora.

With reference to Afrofuturism and Gulf Futurism, Sinofuturism presents a critical and playful approach to subverting cultural clichés.

In Western media and Orientalist perceptions, China is exotic, strange, bizarre, kitsch, tacky, or cheap. In its domestic media, China portrayed as heroic, stable, historic, grand, and unified. Rather than counteract these skewed narratives, Sinofuturism proposes to push them much further.

By embracing seven key stereotypes of Chinese society (Computing, Copying, Gaming, Studying, Addiction, Labour and Gambling), it shows how China’s technological development can be seen as a form of Artificial Intelligence.

Link

anonymous asked:

I have a question.. When you draw someone bottom you make them have a different face from when they top. Why? I'm not really sure you understand how sex works, your facial expressions don't change that drastically whether you top or bottom

You’re really just making it more exaggerated to ‘rack in those views’ and that appeal. It’s kinda lame

well, if you say so

PDF Books Masterpost 2

Hey guys, this is my second masterpost with links to full books in pdf format. If any of the links stop working, send me a message and I will fix them. There’s a good mix here…feminist theory, postcolonial theory, poetry, theology, literary criticism…a few books about intimate partner violence/trauma. Enjoy! 

Link to part 1

Kathy Acker–Empire of the Senseless 

Tom Andrews–The Hemophiliacs Motorcycle: Poems (1994)

Ashcroft, Griffiths, Tiffin–The Post-Colonial Studies Reader 

Ashcroft, Griffiths, Tiffin–Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts (Second Edition)

Lundy Bancroft–Why Does He Do That?

Morris Beja and David Norris–Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays

Simone de Beauvoir—The Second Sex

Peter Berry–Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Cultural and Literary Theory

Maurice Blanchot—Friendship

Maurice Blanchot–Thomas the Obscure

Pierre Bourdieu–Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste

Judith Butler and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak–Who Sings the Nation State?: Language, Politics, Belonging

Judith Butler–Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990)

Judith Butler–Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex

Rosi Braidotti–Transpositions: Nomadic Ethics

David Carter—Literary Theory

Anne Carson–Decreation

Anne Carson–Red Doc>

Jonathan Culler–The Pursuit of Signs

Tony Crowley–Standard English and the Politicalization of Language, Second Edition

Tony Crowley–Politics of Language in Ireland: 1366-1922

Derrida–On Touching Jean-Luc Nancy

Derrida–Work of Mourning 

Derrida–Dissemination

Derrida–Cinders

Diane di Prima–Revolutionary Letters

Marguerite Duras–Malady of Death

Emile Durkheim–The Elementary Forms of Religious Life 

Ed. Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith–Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing 

Terry Eagleton–Marxist Literary Theory (ed. Terry Eagleton)

Terry Eagleton–Literary Theory: An Introduction

Marian Eide–-Ethical Joyce 

Michel Foucault–Discipline and Punish: The Birth of Prisons 

Michel Foucault–The History of Sexuality: Volume I

Michel Foucault–Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Michel Foucault–Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the College de France, 1973-74

Frantz Fanon–The Wretched of the Earth

Frantz Fanon–Black Skin/White Masks

Frantz Fanon–A Dying Colonialism 

Frantz Fanon–Towards the African Revolution 

Henry Leroy Finch–Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace

Elizabeth Grosz & Elspeth Probyn—Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism

Donna J. Haraway—Simians, Cyborgs and Women: the Reinvention of Nature

Donna Haraway–The Haraway Reade

Leslie Heywood–Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture

bell hooks–We Real Cool: Black Men and Musculinity

bell hooks–All About Love

bell hooks–Black Looks: Race and Representation

bell hooks–Teaching to Transgress

bell hooks—Where We Stand: Class Matters 

bell hooks–Feminism Is For Everybody

Fredric Jameson–POSTMODERNISM, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism 

Susanna Kaysen–Girl Interrupted 

Chris Kraus and Sylvere Lotinger–Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotexte Reader

Tim Kendall–The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Benita Parry–Postcolonial Studies: A Materialist Crique

Fernando Pessoa–A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems (2006)

Ezra Pound–The Cantos

Clarice Lispector–The Passion According to G.H

Agnes Martin–Writings

Jean-Luc Nancy—Being Singular Plural 

Maggie Nelson–Bluets

Maria Tymoczko–The Irish Ulysses

Tiqqun–Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young Girl  

Rosenbloom, Williams, and Watkins– Life After Trauma

Sara Ruhl–Eurydice

Jean-Paul Sarte–Marxism & Existentialism

Crispin Sartwell–Political Aesthetics

Andrew Scull–Madness: A Very Short Introduction

DENNIS WASKUL and Phillip Vannini–Body/Embodiment Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body

Max Weber–Economy and Society 

Simone Weil—Waiting for God

Simone Weil–The First and Last Notebooks

Kurt H. Wolff–The Sociology of George Simmel 

Slavoj Zizek–The Parallax View 

Slavoj Zizek–How To Read Lacan 

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After some critique and feed back about the new bases of yordles, I went in and started hammering out details to Rin. Apparently they have more football shaped heads, but in my style and for Rin I like it a LITTLE less so. Thanks to all who gave me critique as I worked on Rin’s base!

More to come I hope! Working on more to hammer out her details, make outfits, more hair styles, etc!

Bom dia/Boa tarde/Boa noite. Hoje(29/09) estamos dando inicio a semana de reblogues do projeto “Buscando novos ares”. Até a próxima segunda(05/09), estaremos reblogando as frases/textos autorais de vocês. Para participar, é só fazer o que esta abaixo:

Você precisa mandar uma ask, com perguntas interessantes, top 3, um trecho de uma música, ou uma cantada, + a tag das suas autorias. Por favor, escolham apenas uma dessas coisas e mandem. E só uma ask por pessoa, se você mandou vamos responder. Tenha paciência. Por favor.

Os tumblrs que estão participando do reblog são:

- Parágrafos.

- Hibisco.

- Murcharam.

- Afogueis.

- Cinzava.

- Adoeceram.

- Altruistou.

- Re-escritas.

- Mariposiei.

- Poemadeflor.

- Palavrizou.

- Imperceptivel.

Venham gente, queremos conhecer novos escritores, e ler boas autorias! Quem é contra, não critique, não mande ask, não participe, não estamos obrigando ninguém a participar. Participa quem quer. Obrigado.

Usem a tag do projeto nas suas autorias quando forem posta-las sempre estamos reblogando.

C'est vrai, parfois je me dénigre, je m'insulte, je me trouve terriblement stupide et conne, puis je me dis que c'est toujours ou très souvent de ma faute, même quand c'est pas forcément de la mienne, mais pour moi si. J'aurais du agir autrement, dire autres chose, ou ne pas dire. Clairement, je m'aime pas, j'ai aucune confiance en moi, mais vraiment aucune, tu me fais un compliment, je vais te dire merci mais sans plus, alors que si tu m'insulte, me critique ou “me juge”, je vais y penser pendant trois semaines et je vais me remettre en questions tout le temps, je vais y penser et je vais avoir encore moins confiance en moi après ça. Puis je peux me trouver tout les défauts du monde, je serai jamais assez jolie, jamais assez mince. Mon visage me dégoûte presque et mon corps n'a rien d'harmonieux et de “femme”. Alors ouai je me dénigre toute seule, à la place des autres.

low key I hate when ppl reblog my posts and add no tags or anything like….SMH How am I suppose to know ur thoughts…. I need ur comments….critiques….etc

anonymous asked:

Is it bad that I'm against feminism...? I mean- I just feel like women aren't genuinely oppressed in the western world(but definitely in the eastern world) And a lot of feminists get mad at me online since I'm a woman and I'm against feminism. I honestly don't know anymore??? I thought sharing my opinions was a good thing- so I could get people critiquing it but I just got a lot of hate?

I won’t say bad because you are, apparently, missinformated!
You see, darling, Feminism is not only about white girls in the US or Europe, Feminism is about ALL social justice.

The reason why is called feminism is because it was created on an era where the biggest struggle was the validation and the recognition of women around the world, and those things STILL HAPPENS!
Women statistically wins less than man under the excuse that “if a women get pregnant its a lose for the company” (this is veridic), mutilation of vaginas still happens in tons of parts of the world, women are oppressed in different places for the fact of being women, slutshaming, trans people not being treated like trans, latin american girls being treated like less than other girls, fetishization of lesbians, bisexuals, asian girls, fatphobia, toxic masculinity, even body positivity for men!, victims of abuse (men or women), theres so much feminists needs to fight for, even right now!
Basically, we talk about ALL justice right now! we want equality of rights!

vimeo

“Sinofuturism is an invisible movement. A spectre already embedded into a trillion industrial products, a billion individuals, and a million veiled narratives. It is a movement, not based on individuals, but on multiple overlapping flows. Flows of populations, of products, and of processes. Because Sinofuturism has arisen without conscious intention or authorship, it is often mistaken for contemporary China. But it is not. It is a science fiction that already exists.”

Sinofuturism is a video essay combining elements of science fiction, documentary melodrama, social realism, and Chinese cosmologies, in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of China and the people of its diaspora.

With reference to Afrofuturism and Gulf Futurism, Sinofuturism presents a critical and playful approach to subverting cultural clichés.

In Western media and Orientalist perceptions, China is exotic, strange, bizarre, kitsch, tacky, or cheap. In its domestic media, China portrayed as heroic, stable, historic, grand, and unified. Rather than counteract these skewed narratives, Sinofuturism proposes to push them much further.

By embracing seven key stereotypes of Chinese society (Computing, Copying, Gaming, Studying, Addiction, Labour and Gambling), it shows how China’s technological development can be seen as a form of Artificial Intelligence.

Initially broadcast as part of Radio Study Day at Wysing Arts Centre, 21 August 2016.

Thanks to: Joni Zhu, Steve Goodman, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Deforrest Brown, Samantha Culp, Justin Kim, Stephanie Bailey, AVANT.org, After Us, Film & Video Umbrella, Wysing Arts Centre

youtube

Internet. Internet, listen to me. I need you to watch these two videos. Someone was kind enough to rescue them from the oblivion of Blip’s disappearance (and @actuallykylekallgren has given his blessing for uploads, which I hooooope extends to Tumblr?).

It’s damned fine, enriching viewing, not just good critique but a painfully true to life snapshot of depression (as in, actively-painful-to-watch at points in its familiar accuracy), and one of the most beautiful, elegantly executed video essays I’ve ever seen. Full stop. 

Submissions are open

Please do not submit any critiques! I love doing these however they are filling up 90% of our inbox. I’ll set a day aside where they are allowed but for now please refrain from sending them in as they will be deleted.

I apologize for my absence, I have been going through a few things, but I am back now! I’ll update the blog as soon as I can. Our inbox is empty so send in anything you want us to see.

Thanks everyone!

-Mod Tk

Dear long time followers

I know I’ve said I don’t want to rehash the same old same old. I find that there is no way to continue without rehashing because of the limited subject. I think we(me and allies) are making lives better out there. So here is a pre-apology, I am sorry but I am going to rehash old stuff for new eyes.

I was critiqued for just being fluff and that part of the critique was on because I didn’t want to rehash and make a boring blog.

(Everybody grab a beer) Here is to making lives better and shinning a light on deceit!!!