if you think you have seen everything about gerard please give a special welcome to feminist gerard
he’s been a rad lil outspoken feminists since always, though. i’m just super stoked his live speeches are back!
this is why ive always loved gerard so much. i feel like way too many band guys in the alternate music scene see their female fans as less than their boy fans, part of the crowd that isnt taken seriously and is just put up with. gerard though, he gets his fan base and he gets girls and he says awesome shit like this and hes just a gem
It’s funny how ‘queer,’ when it was first reclaimed and used by activist groups like ACT UP, used to stand for radical anti-assimilationist politics but now it seems to have been boiled down to “straight people who defy traditional gender norms within their straight relationships are like, actually pretty much gay when you think about it”
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
this is why performance art is important
So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
that last comment. actually crying.
humanity needs help
Can we just talk about how this looks like a promo image for a sitcom about five queer men and their life in the big city
Earthbound Cross-stitched maps.
A collection of maps (two not pictured) of maps from earthbound, created by Matthew Ellison of ServoStitches, all for around 6 dollars each for the patterns.
The order is for two PDF copies of the patterns; a Black and White symbol version and a Colour blocks with symbols version. Some pages have a two-stitch overlap (greyed-out)
The shop can be found in the link below.
"My eyes that stay hidden, can tell who the fakers are; Mental Breakdown."