The Quasi-Musical Typist

Music. Art. Queer.

tunedintoangelradio:

Some of my followers may be sick of hearing about this, but I just have to talk about it. What happens when you objectify a whole nation of women? What happens when this twisted and sexualize version of us sells? What happens when this sick alliance between sexism and capitalism reaches men all over the world?

I am well aware my nationality is a porn category.I am well aware of who gets money out of selling that image.And I am well aware of who buys it and what they’re capable of.

Not only it’s absolutely degrading and insulting for us, but imagine what happens when hundreds of men visit out country with that mindset about our women.That’s what happens and will happen in even larger numbers next month with the World Cup.Sexual tourism leaves hundreds of rape victims, and enlarges sexual trafficking and prostitution to attend gringo men’s desires.

I’m not sure where I’m trying to get here, I just think it needs to be talked about, especially in a website with so many “developed” country feminists who often ignore the global picture.The photos I used up there are just a few examples of the atrocities we see.

(via spooky-without-perfection)

moma:

Artists Bob and Roberta Smith invite you to throw art away at MoMA PS1 as part of their upcoming exhibition Art Amnesty. Come by today! 

[Bob and Roberta Smith. Artists Ruin it For Everyone. 2002. Acrylic on fabric, 74 x 67.5 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Pierogi]

moma:

Artists Bob and Roberta Smith invite you to throw art away at MoMA PS1 as part of their upcoming exhibition Art Amnesty. Come by today! 

[Bob and Roberta Smith. Artists Ruin it For Everyone. 2002. Acrylic on fabric, 74 x 67.5 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Pierogi]

calitrophywife:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

My brother is looking into this. So happy

(via schnibbledibble)

gh0stcity:

gh0stcity:

There’s an abundance of bad things happening right now, and it’s hard not to be sucked into that black hole of sadness, so let’s have a puppy party shall we.

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Because, let’s face it, dogs never grow up.

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ADDED BONUS, PUPS IN MOTION!!!

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(via branholm)

anassembly:

Liam GillickInstallation view of From 199C to 199D, Le Magasin, Grenoble, 2014.

anassembly:

Liam Gillick
Installation view of From 199C to 199D, Le Magasin, Grenoble, 2014.

(via danisnotadj)