From February 25th through March 8th, an exciting exhibition of women's socially engaged graphic art called Feminist Pencil filled the Borey Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Curators Victoria Lomasko and Nadia Plungian collected comics, posters, and street art from Russian, Ukrainian, and European activist artists.
I need some help on how to talk to a friend about her flirting technique. We're not particularly close, but we do go out to bars and clubs together sometimes as part of a group, and we've known each other since high school (almost a decade now). Her way of flirting generally consists of pretending guys are annoying her, being sarcastic and dismissive, and playing hard to get. Essentially she says "no" when she means "yes" a lot.
• A scripted reality show called GAME_JAM was suppose to pit a team of game developers against each other. But instead, the cast joined ranks after the show took a sexist turn and walked out! How cool is that? [TheMarySue]
• I’ve been trying to figure out how to delete an un-deleteable Facebook account for a while, and Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby cracked the code: in all her potty humor genius, she got kicked off FB for talking about farts! [XOJane]
• This week, Bitch is putting together an amazing podcast about the queer music scene in the Northwest and beyond. I'm excited about it! So here’s a brand new video from one of my favorite Seattle bands, Childbirth, from their album It’s a Girl. The video is called “How Do Girls Even Do It?” [Seattle Weekly, Vimeo]
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At the beginning of the Finding Vivian Maier, numerous friends, relatives, and former employers of the recently discovered Chicago street photographer and nanny try to describe her succinctly: she’s eccentric, bold, private, paradoxical. Above all, say friends, if she were alive, she would never have allowed this cinematic exposition of her life.
Meredith Graves, the 26-year-old lead singer of Syracuse clamor-punks Perfect Pussy, refuses to stay quiet.
Riding high off their recent performance at SXSW, and their newly released debut album, Say Yes to Love, on March 18, Perfect Pussy have received more backlash for their risqué band name—but also for their outspoken criticism of Syracuse’s hardcore community. Hardcore has struggled with a historically sexist and exclusive attitude that often keeps girls to the back of shows—or out of the scene altogether.
In the two weeks before the theatrical release of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol 1, I watched every film von Trier has ever written and directed. This included the three hardcore pornographies produced by his company Zentropa. I will neither confirm nor deny whether the porn films are successful in their intent.