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Spanish city hall gets wrapped in bras after mayor makes offensive comments

The city hall building in the Spanish city of Valladolid has been wrapped around with bras — and it’s pretty amazing.

The dramatic display of undergarments was carried out Monday after hundreds of people converged on the building and chained bras to its pillars. The evocative protest was in response to highly sexist and insensitive comments recently by the city’s mayor, Francisco Javier León de la Riva,

This is rape culture at its worst Follow micdotcom 

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“It doesn’t much matter what line of argument you take as a woman. If you venture into traditional male territory, the abuse comes anyway. It’s not what you say that prompts it—it’s the fact that you are saying it.”

—Mary Beard, speaking at the British Museum in February. Rebecca Mead profiles the Cambridge academic and “troll slayer” in this week’s issue. (via newyorker)

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harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

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“There are glances in Zurich, where I am spending the summer, and there are glances in New York City, which has been my home for fourteen years. There are glances all over Europe and in India, and anywhere I go outside Africa. The test is how long the glances last, whether they become stares, with what intent they occur, whether they contain any degree of hostility or mockery, and to what extent connections, money, or mode of dress shield me in these situations. To be a stranger is to be looked at, but to be black is to be looked at especially.”

Teju Cole on re-reading James Baldwin. (via newyorker)

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creativemornings:

"Startups don’t die because they run out of money, they die because they don’t figure out who they are."
— Hampus Jakobsson. Watch the talk.

creativemornings:

"Startups don’t die because they run out of money, they die because they don’t figure out who they are."

— Hampus Jakobsson. Watch the talk.

wnyc:

If only they could talk…. Well, now they can. 

wnyc:

If only they could talk…. Well, now they can

Michaela DePrince 

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My therapist just told me a joke.

timemachineyeah:

So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”

And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”

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italicsmine:

Emma Straub and I had a fantastic reading at McNally Jackson. It’s such a beautiful store and the crowd was warm and enthusiastic. Also, fashionable.

Also, someone needs to give me and Emma a talk show, stat!

It’s true! These two are delightful, and I can’t wait to read their novels.

Also, completely fun to bump into Peter (literally, as each of us were queuing up for the signing) and witness this great moment.

philamuseum:

We discovered some Museum visitors that look an awful lot alike the artworks they are looking at. Coincidence? Which artwork at the Museum best suits your style?

The Ballet Class,” c. 1880, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

White and Black,” 1955, Ellsworth Kelly, Collection of the artist © Ellsworth Kelly

A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Afternoon,” 1942, Marc Chagall © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled XXI,” 1982, Willem de Kooning © The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Red,” 1955-56, Sam Francis © Samuel L. Francis Foundation, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Umpferstedt II,” 1914, Lyonel Feininger © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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