Posts Tagged ‘ isolation ’

This Is Life After Nature

HOMELESSNESS WITHOUT LEAVING HOME: The Australian droughts of the early 2000s inspired scholars to coin the term solastalgia to describe the distress of a changing environment.Wikimedia

Solastalgia is the definitive disease of the 21st century but only a few even know its name. The symptoms include an underlying sense…

Source: This Is Life After Nature

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Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

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“In this pathetic, stillborn world, we do have feelings. Sometimes we look at someone and think we are in love with them. We must crush the illusion that romance is or will be an avenue for liberation. We must divest from romantic relationships as means through which we might access a better world than this one. In realizing that their economies and conventions are part and parcel of the continuing soft disaster of our lives, we will leave behind all hitherto existing couples. New and perhaps unknown forms of feminist organizing present the only possible frontier for love.

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Make love. Anything can be sex. The body is rich and varied in its parts and sensations. So many ecstasies have yet to be felt. Get away from the genital organisation of ‘sexuality.’

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Construct autonomous feminist spaces where women produce their own action and discourse. Banish the mediation by men of relationships between women. Prevent a single relationship from alienating oneself from the processes that contribute to liberation and the abolition of capitalism and patriarchy. Let no single bond stand in the way of friendship, organizing, and advancing the interests of the class.

CLÉMENCE X. CLEMENTINE AND ASSOCIATES FROM THE INFINITE VENOM GIRL GANG
Against the Couple-Form

 

Source: Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin | EurekAlert! Science News

IMAGE: JUVENILE OF THE NEW GLASSFROG SPECIES (HYALINOBATRACHIUM YAKU) IN LIFE. view more 

CREDIT: ROSS MAYNARD

In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs underneath. A recently discovered new species from Amazonian Ecuador, however, goes a step further to fully expose its heart thanks to the transparent skin stretching all over its chest as well as tummy. The new amphibian is described in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Source: New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin | EurekAlert! Science News

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument For Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion | Hyperallergic

Maria Lassnig, “Du oder Ich” (2005), oil on canvas, 203,5 x 155,5 cm (photo courtesy Maria Lassnig Foundation)

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument For Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion.

. . . Salma — an Indian Poet and Her Village / O / R Books

BREATHING

Everything happens so quickly

before I can feel it.

I keep trying to feel something

before it’s too late.

It all happens in my name

without me being there.

Flowers, people,

The world is so much bigger than me.

Should I carry on breathing

if I’m not really here?

– Salma

The Extraordinary Story of Salma / O/R Books

Salma — Filming a Poet in her Village

Imagining Nancy Lanza, by Joan Walsh – Salon.com

Imagining Nancy Lanza – Salon.com.