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    » In other words, I wanted the site to promote the female gaze. That goal is still laudable and, one year on, I still think it matters: We live in a world that overwhelmingly values and prioritizes male pleasure, and our mainstream pornography treats male viewers as default, whether or not they’re straight, while glossy magazine articles ostensibly for women are all about how to please men (10 Tricks to Make Him Go Wild! Your Own Pleasure?! Who Cares!). Dated ideas about female sexuality linger in our cultural psyche, whispering to us that we simply aren’t visual creatures, that we prefer literary erotica and gently whispered romanticisms, and that most of us are the good type of woman who would fall apart at the sight of a gang bang. We need more sexual material that assumes a female audience, and we need more honest representations of female desire. But the longer I stuck with running Critique My Dick Pic, the less convinced I was that the female gaze is an adequate term.

    Madeline Holden, Dick Picky, for the New Inquiry, October 2014.

    (…) If the female gaze ends up boiling down to a collection of stereotypes about what heterosexual cis white women like looking at, then it isn’t radical; it’s a hollow rhetorical device that promotes the desires of a narrow group of privileged women while purporting to include us all. So while we shouldn’t stop putting women in the position of gazers, what we really need to cultivate is a plurality of gazes.

    We need different types of women, marginalized men, and nonbinary people to vocalize their desires until we destabilize the demand that insists on a single perfect consumer, a uniform gaze designed to tell us what we want instead of answer to it.

    fette

    I think it’s time to revisit my “the Female Gaze" tag and start a new one called "Plurality of Gazes"



    Reblogged from fette sans.

    October 16, 2014, 9:24am  

    Simon Ozolins Noah Taylor, Morocco, 2010

Happy Columbus Day y’all.

    Simon Ozolins Noah Taylor, Morocco, 2010

    Happy Columbus Day y’all.



    October 13, 2014, 11:19am  

    “I realize that I have begun to view the work itself as being either intentionally or unconsciously produced expressly to cater to the 1%. I go into a gallery now and—rightly or wrongly—immediately think, “inoffensive tchotchkes for billionaires and the museums they fund.” I can’t see the work or any ideas behind most of it anymore—if there even are any.”

    David Byrne



    October 09, 2014, 11:00am  

    Kwon Young-Woo at Blum and Poe

    Kwon Young-Woo at Blum and Poe



    October 09, 2014, 10:19am  

    Jaybo Monk  You Are Fired 2014
There is a poem embossed on the pillow:

I should not be here I should not look hurt I am numbed I am damaged on the edge of breaking I am cotton I am snowed song.

    Jaybo Monk  You Are Fired 2014

    There is a poem embossed on the pillow:

    I should not be here I should not look hurt I am numbed I am damaged on the edge of breaking I am cotton I am snowed song.



    October 07, 2014, 10:43am  

    “…like all “isms,” is a media invention to simplify the analysis of cultural events. By the time 
I became familiar with this term, its meaning had already greatly widened and was applied to all human activities.”

    Enrico Castellani



    October 07, 2014, 9:34am  

    Self portrait in a Mary Corse

    Self portrait in a Mary Corse



    October 04, 2014, 8:39pm  

    New Retna billboard up at Melrose and Fuller, Los Angeles, CA

    New Retna billboard up at Melrose and Fuller, Los Angeles, CA



    September 30, 2014, 6:20pm  

    Patrick Martinez True 2014 

The fabulous guys at Smogtown 13 (who also do all of Hyde or Die favorite RETNA) is putting out a limited edition run of 20 of other perennial favorite Patrick Martinez starting Friday.
Why does this have to be available so close to when rent is due though? 

    Patrick Martinez True 2014 

    The fabulous guys at Smogtown 13 (who also do all of Hyde or Die favorite RETNA) is putting out a limited edition run of 20 of other perennial favorite Patrick Martinez starting Friday.

    Why does this have to be available so close to when rent is due though? 



    September 30, 2014, 12:00pm