• m: what is this world that you are so deeply a part of? tumblr is D&D for feminists. you are into D&D.

Illuminati Girl Gang 4 is here!!! 
Illuminati Girl Gang is a zine that is dedicated to showcasing female perspectives in art and literature. 
Includes original poetry, art, and short stories by Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Genevieve Belleveau, Arvida Byström, Ana Carrete, Sarah Cook, Thea Alix De Gubernatis, Kate Durbin, Alicia Eler, Elizabeth Ellen, Mira Gonzalez, Rachel Hyman, Chelsea Hodson, Rosemary Kirton, Caroline Alice Lopez, Laura Marie Marciano, JoAnna Novak, LK Shaw
Edited by Gabby Bess
Cover Image by Amy Worrall 
Pre-order a copy here. *Cover image is subject to change. 

SUPPORT THE CHAPESS ZINE! this is a bad ass sticker with a quote from a poem of mine. 

printing a bunch of these stickers along with the new issue of the Chapess zine - more info coming soon!

I think it’s important for me to have absolutely no regard for how people should or shouldn’t respond to what I’m writing. Thinking about your readers seems like a morass that will only end in a flabby, pandering piece of literature. At the same time, you can’t have zero regard for the reader’s experience; they’re participating in this nightmare, too.

The Rumpus Interview With Ashley Cardiff with the very funny Nic Rad. They talk masturbation, Marie Calloway, and truth on a scale of one to James Frey. (via therumpus)

The monster myth allows us to see public infractions on women’s sovereignty as minor, because the man committing the infraction is not a monster like Bayley. We see instances of this occur in bars, when men become furious and verbally abusive when women decline their attention. We see it on the street as groups of men shout comments, grab, grope and intimidate women, with friends either ignoring or getting involved in the activity. We see it in male peer groups, where rape-jokes and disrespectful attitudes towards women go uncontested.

The monster myth creates the illusion that this is simply banter, sexist horseplay. While most of us would never abide racist comments among a male peer-group, the trivialisation of men’s violence against women often remains a staple, invidious, and rather boring subject of mirth. We can either examine this by setting our standards against the monster-rapist, or by accepting that this behaviour intrinsically contributes to a culture in which rape and violence are allowed to exist. read the article here


Gillian Flynn | Gone Girl

New Editorial Tees!

DO YOU GET IT? (2014)

photo props to jesse riggins whose work’s featured in the upcoming issue. more details coming soon!

Gratuitous photo of Lisa Carver, Costes and Debbey Puff from… 
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 47), Jimmy Johnson, Editor
We take a brief respite from the Jimmy Johnson festschrift in the hopes of attaining a numerical “achievement”… 
fuckinrecordreviews aka Perspectives From A Dying Tribe is 5 followers away from the big 1000 kahuna! Who figured we’d be so appreciated? Thank you and you and you…Now let’s see if this pic from the 1989 Lisa Suckdog Tour Diary: Snakes May Be Forever; Clothes Are Not will put us over the top (cheap to use “sexy pee stories” as incentive, but we like to think we know our audience).
Btw, Lisa has a new book out - it’s about money and empowerment - and she’ll be doing a book signing on 5/2/14 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Facebook event page is here. “Coach Class Musicians Egg, Eggs make their New Bedford debut.”