Looking for a path

with friends at my side

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"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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These are some good looking folks

This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.

Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.

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Little Lies the Internet Told Me



Tim Wu examines the often-overlooked mild forms of truth-stretching on the Internet, and how they take both an economic and a cultural toll: http://nyr.kr/1hRc8hP

“Unfortunately, more and more product reviews are now fake, and some earnest testimonials from bloggers are paid for. Last year, the New York Attorney General’s office discovered a spa on Craigslist offering ten dollars for a positive review to anyone with ‘at least 10 friends on Yelp.’”

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the assassination of franz ferdinand was actually the most hilariously botched assassination attempt of all time though like i can’t even explain to you how badly it went i mean there were six guys and the first one chickened out and the second one forgot to factor in the delay on a hand grenade so it exploded like three cars past the archduke’s so the guy took a cyanide pill and threw himself into a river, but the cyanide was expired and the river was six inches deep so the police just pulled him out and took him off to jail and then everyone else basically gave up and headed home, and then the driver of the archduke took a wrong turn and the car stalled next to the last of the six guys, and he was just like “what a crazy random happenstance” and started world war one

THIS LEAVES OUT THE BEST PART. Gavrilo Princip was ordering a sandwich when the car took a wrong turn and he IN THE MIDDLE OF ORDERING A DAMN SANDWICH turned around and shot the archduke


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Art of 1858:

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, The Four Times of Day: Morning, Noon, Evening, Night, c.1858, oil on wood, 142.2 x 72.3 cm (each), The National Gallery, London

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Virgin of the Adoption, 1858, oil on canvas, 69.5 x 56.8 cm, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

William Dyce, Pegwell Bay, Kent - a Recollection of October 5th 1858, 1858-60, oil on canvas, 63.5 x 88.9 cm, Tate Collection

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