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.” 

Swim Deep | Harriet Taylor by Coco Capitan

"But you do want a career, don’t you?"

"No. I want to work at Dunkin’ Donuts when I get out of school. I want to get fat. Or be addicted to heroin. I want to be a disaster."

—Mary Gaitskill, “Connection” from Bad Behavior


from i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together by mira gonzalez

What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.

And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”

When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.

— Jennifer Wright, “Lady, You Really Aren’t ‘Crazy’”

Carol Rama
What color do you like most?

Red! and black… It will be thirty years that I dress in black. Red because of something I have always wanted to have been: a bullfighter. To be male. Beautiful. Piss everyone off: men, women, children, old people, old men that duel for me… It’s crazy! Black because I have always liked myself in black. A black pillow. Even when I was young, I used to go horseback riding and I taught children to do the first obstacles, in handling. I always wore a black shirt because it gave me the idea that this ugliness of mine had a mysterious air. That of a bloodsucker, that of a deadly woman. That was at least fifty percent, the deadly woman is worth half. It’s crazy.