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When Madonna came out with her hit Vogue you knew it was over. She had taken a very specifically queer, transgendered, Latino and African-American phenomenon and totally erased that context with her lyrics, “It makes no difference if you’re black or white, if you’re a boy or girl.” Madonna was taking in tons of money, while the Queen who actually taught her how to Vogue sat before me in the club, strung out, depressed and broke. So if anybody requested Vogue or any other Madonna track, I told them, “No, this is a Madonna free zone! And as long as I’m DJ-ing you will not be allowed to Vogue to the decontextualized, reified, corporatized, liberalized, neutralized, asexualized, re-genderized, pop reflection of this dancefloor’s reality!

— DJ Sprinkles, “Ball’r (Madonna-Free Zone)” from Midtown 120 Blues, 2008

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thefeministkilljoy:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.
SUBMISSIONS
Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.
ANGRY GIRLS
Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.
Email: centerfoldzine@gmail.com

thefeministkilljoy:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.

SUBMISSIONS

  • Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
  • Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
  • Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.

ANGRY GIRLS

Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.

Email: centerfoldzine@gmail.com

the-coven:

The Coven was featured on the Refinery29’s list of 10 Tumblr Artists Worthy of a Reblog!!!

the-coven:

The Coven was featured on the Refinery29’s list of 10 Tumblr Artists Worthy of a Reblog!!!

(Source: refinery29.com)

There is little precedent for fat androgyny. Generally our androgynous icons are svelte and lacking in secondary sex characteristics. David Bowie, Tilda Swinton, Katherine Hepburn; these small-bodied, predominately white figures of androgyny have created an aesthetic with little room for deviation. This means that for those of us with bodies that do not conform to traditional standards of androgyny, we are often misread and misunderstood, even in queer spaces.
Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane Gay
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation
roxanegay:

Out 8/5/14 from Harper Perennial. 

Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane Gay

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation

roxanegay:

Out 8/5/14 from Harper Perennial

beaniebabesclub:

Maria Pizzeria wearing our Princess, Babe, Witch and Kitten beanies

Available to buy online at www.beaniebabesclub.com

Photography by Arvida Byström

#beaniebabesclub

(via beaniebabesclub)

vivian-fu:

Belong/Longing by Vivian Fu

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the words belong, belonging, and longing. 

johnwaters:

Small collection of trans education resources for cis allies who are interested:

(Source: bobbyhill94, via slutgrrrlinternational)

Girls Get Busy’s Suggested Sounds: Blablarism - Chimera

- by Alva

Blablarism is a solo project of twenty year old, Oksana Zmorovytch, based in Kyiv, Ukraine, whose overall sound has dark, baroque-sounding synths with this fuzzy nagging bassline. Sometimes comfortably shoe-gazing, and sometimes very cold-wavey and harsh. Most of the tracks gives me a feeling of being inside a foggy typhoon and slowly going down, down, down. Chimera is based on beautiful eerie synthmelodies, and like Oksana, I also share a love for the dark 80’s.

I’ve had some interesting conversations with Oksana about how to make music and tools etc - she really knows her stuff! I recently asked her about her experience on being a woman who makes music, in which she replied: “I think I don’t let myself be a woman whilst making music - and yet, my music is full of femininity.”

Releases include Fugue EP (New Ideals) and Agnostodynis LP (Fabrika Records).

You can find Blablarism on Soundcloud & Facebook

(Source: girlsgetbusyzine / blablarism)

Girls Get Busy is featured alongside Reni Eddo-Lodge, Gal, Illuminati Girl Gang, Hollaback London and Tender in Dazed & Confused’s February issue ‘Girls Rule The World’.

It’s in shops now and is such a great issue - feeling very honored to be a part of it!

(Source: girlsgetbusyzine)