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Thank you @leahoftheland for an incredible educational on Damayan’s Baklas campaign. For more info go here: http://www.damayanmigrants.org/campaigns/baklas

Thank you @leahoftheland for an incredible educational on Damayan’s Baklas campaign. For more info go here: http://www.damayanmigrants.org/campaigns/baklas

— 12 months ago
#WORD at the Anaheim demo against #police #brutality

#WORD at the Anaheim demo against #police #brutality

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#police  #word  #brutality 
#DOMA may be dead, but the fight for #VotingRights continues! #VRA  (at 2013 Dyke March)

#DOMA may be dead, but the fight for #VotingRights continues! #VRA (at 2013 Dyke March)

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#doma  #vra  #votingrights 
At the #DykeMarch! If you’re in NYC: march with us today and tomorrow.  (at Bryant Park)

At the #DykeMarch! If you’re in NYC: march with us today and tomorrow. (at Bryant Park)

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#dykemarch 
If you’re in NYC tonight: come meet up with us @uglykitchen. We’ll be there at 6pm for our #loudandproud fundraiser. $10 donation gets you a drink on us! ;)

If you’re in NYC tonight: come meet up with us @uglykitchen. We’ll be there at 6pm for our #loudandproud fundraiser. $10 donation gets you a drink on us! ;)

— 1 year ago
#loudandproud 
Join us next Thursday, June 27th, at 6pm for our #WORDNYC fundraiser at Ugly Kitchen! Drink and food specials with lots of good vibes of great company!

Join us next Thursday, June 27th, at 6pm for our #WORDNYC fundraiser at Ugly Kitchen! Drink and food specials with lots of good vibes of great company!

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#wordnyc 
#MayDay #immigrantrights and #workingclassrights are #womensrights

#MayDay #immigrantrights and #workingclassrights are #womensrights

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#workingclassrights  #womensrights  #immigrantrights  #mayday 
fazstreetart:

NYC:Stop Telling Women To Smile
April 12, 2013
7-10pm
Fresthetic
552 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an exhibition of new works by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. An extension of her street art project of the same name, the show will include oil paintings, as well as photographs, drawings and prints. STWTS addresses gender based street harassment. The work was created to be placed in the street - placing the presence of strong women in that environment to combat mistreatment. This show compiles that work and brings it inside to be viewed as a whole. The project has gained attention from The New York Times, HLN, Fast Co., NYU, and more. The work presented in the show includes portraits of women of color as advocates for better treatment of women, as friends, as simply human beings.

The opening will will be held at Fresthetic in Williamsburg, BK, on April 12th, from 7-10pm. The show will feature music from Donwill and Von Pea, and the opportunity for women and men to be photographed with their own captions about street harassment. 



Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based contemporary oil painter. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, Tatyana moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, where she graduated in 2007 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. She creates oil paintings on canvas, working with figures and portraits to create stunning paintings that capture socio-political ideas. She exhibits her work nationally while also completing illustration commissions for several musicians, films, and books.

fazstreetart:


NYC:
Stop Telling Women To Smile

April 12, 2013

7-10pm

Fresthetic

552 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Stop Telling Women to Smile is an exhibition of new works by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. An extension of her street art project of the same name, the show will include oil paintings, as well as photographs, drawings and prints. STWTS addresses gender based street harassment. The work was created to be placed in the street - placing the presence of strong women in that environment to combat mistreatment. This show compiles that work and brings it inside to be viewed as a whole. The project has gained attention from The New York TimesHLNFast Co.NYU, and more. The work presented in the show includes portraits of women of color as advocates for better treatment of women, as friends, as simply human beings.

The opening will will be held at Fresthetic in Williamsburg, BK, on April 12th, from 7-10pm. The show will feature music from Donwill and Von Pea, and the opportunity for women and men to be photographed with their own captions about street harassment. 
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based contemporary oil painter. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, Tatyana moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, where she graduated in 2007 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. She creates oil paintings on canvas, working with figures and portraits to create stunning paintings that capture socio-political ideas. She exhibits her work nationally while also completing illustration commissions for several musicians, films, and books.

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— 1 year ago with 772 notes
TRIGGER WARNING
In a shocking March 20 blog post titled “Censorship, Environmentalism and Steubenville,” University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg questioned the harm of raping an unconscious woman who may not remember the attack, and wondered why rapists should not “reap the benefits” of women’s bodies. Landsburg’s hypothetical “dilemma” ignores material reality in a hateful attempt to further his sexist beliefs, and goes on to question whether rape should be against the law:

"Let’s suppose that you, or I, or someone we love, or someone we care about from afar, is raped while unconscious in a way that causes no direct physical harm—no injury, no pregnancy, no disease transmission. (Note: The Steubenville rape victim, according to all the accounts I’ve read, was not even aware that she’d been sexually assaulted until she learned about it from the Internet some days later.) Despite the lack of physical damage, we are shocked, appalled and horrified at the thought of being treated in this way, and suffer deep trauma as a result. Ought the law discourage such acts of rape? Should they be illegal?"

Landsburg’s awful, misogynist rant continues, musing:

"Why shouldn’t the rest of the world…be allowed to reap the benefits?"

Click HERE for more, and to send a letter to the University’s admission! 

TRIGGER WARNING

In a shocking March 20 blog post titled “Censorship, Environmentalism and Steubenville,” University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg questioned the harm of raping an unconscious woman who may not remember the attack, and wondered why rapists should not “reap the benefits” of women’s bodies. Landsburg’s hypothetical “dilemma” ignores material reality in a hateful attempt to further his sexist beliefs, and goes on to question whether rape should be against the law:

"Let’s suppose that you, or I, or someone we love, or someone we care about from afar, is raped while unconscious in a way that causes no direct physical harm—no injury, no pregnancy, no disease transmission. (Note: The Steubenville rape victim, according to all the accounts I’ve read, was not even aware that she’d been sexually assaulted until she learned about it from the Internet some days later.) Despite the lack of physical damage, we are shocked, appalled and horrified at the thought of being treated in this way, and suffer deep trauma as a result. Ought the law discourage such acts of rape? Should they be illegal?"

Landsburg’s awful, misogynist rant continues, musing:

"Why shouldn’t the rest of the world…be allowed to reap the benefits?"

Click HERE for more, and to send a letter to the University’s admission! 

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#Defend Women's Rights  #StandUpFightBack  #rape  #endrapeculture  #survivors  #end violence against women  #freespeech  #landsburg  #nyc  #justice now  #solidarity  #triggerwarning 
#StatenIsland #undocumentedyouth fighting for social justice! Down with #racism #patriarchy #ableism #homophobia… down with all injustice and discrimination everywhere! Our struggles go beyond fighting for the #NewYorkDreamAct!

#StatenIsland #undocumentedyouth fighting for social justice! Down with #racism #patriarchy #ableism #homophobia… down with all injustice and discrimination everywhere! Our struggles go beyond fighting for the #NewYorkDreamAct!

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#statenisland  #ableism  #racism  #newyorkdreamact  #undocumentedyouth  #homophobia  #patriarchy 
"Yo tengo derechos!" #undocumented #unafraid #unapologetic!

"Yo tengo derechos!" #undocumented #unafraid #unapologetic!

— 1 year ago
#unafraid  #undocumented  #unapologetic 
Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast— #RAISE. Immigration is NOT a “Latino Issue.” Immigration affects all of us! #standupfightback #fullequality for all #immigrants!

Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast— #RAISE. Immigration is NOT a “Latino Issue.” Immigration affects all of us! #standupfightback #fullequality for all #immigrants!

— 1 year ago
#standupfightback  #immigrants  #raise  #fullequality 
@nysylc coming out of the shadows — #WORD #nyc is here to #support and stand with our brothers and sisters as they share their stories.

@nysylc coming out of the shadows — #WORD #nyc is here to #support and stand with our brothers and sisters as they share their stories.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#nyc  #support  #word 
#WORDorganizer Karina speaking out for #fullrights for all #immigrants and in support of the #NYSYLC #undocumentedyouth who are coming out of the shadows!

#WORDorganizer Karina speaking out for #fullrights for all #immigrants and in support of the #NYSYLC #undocumentedyouth who are coming out of the shadows!

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#immigrants  #fullrights  #nysylc  #wordorganizer  #undocumentedyouth