"How Men Treat Women They Find Unfuckable"
3/2 A Little Night Music, marital-rape-contemplation lines, Berkeley Parents Network, Sondheim
...I'll send this Theatre Co a few sentences about the neurobiology of rape & how that ties directly into ALNM. More chance of change if other people sent this script, too. This industry teaches people to shut their brains off re outdated lyrics. People worship Sondheim. But there are easy fixes where woke kids wouldn't have to swallow their morals & survivors wouldn't be blindsided by rapey shit.
2/2 A Little Night Music, marital-rape-contemplation lines, Berkeley Parents Network, Sondheim
...”Out of consideration for survivors, will you at least put a content note in the program?” Milquetoast answer: “As with all our shows, [our company] will present ALNM with sensitivity, creativity, & artistry.” So I went to their fundraising concert version of ALNM & they presented it all as if it’s not 2019 & #MeTo never existed. Anybody know anybody who posts at the Berkeley Parents Network? ...
1/2 A Little Night Music, marital-rape-contemplation lines, Berkeley Parents Network, Sondheim
2 leaders of my theatre co have come around to thanking me for saying what they needed to hear & they acknowledge maybe they’re out of touch. But now a different theatre co in this area (mission: train Gr 7 to college age students in professional music theatre standards) is looking for sponsors to do a fullly mounted show of ALNM. Their social media person blew off my question,
CTA ATTENTION ALL FEDIVERSE ADMINS:
@maloki what’s the instance url to block? .com and .ai ? or is there a different one
@rachel0964 I didn't start it, I just hang out there sometimes :b
They did monthly "popups" for a while, collecting donations and setting up tables in a park to give them away. I suppose during that time they were collecting the funds to rent out a location. Then I guess they just, did it
It's in a pretty poor neighborhood, which is part of the point, so I imagine rent isn't too high. And I think the building was in a pretty bad state at first too
Honestly, I say emulate the idea on whatever scale and in whatever way is available to you now. I've come to realize that people really want to share their stuff, and literally the only thing holding them back is that there isn't a physical space to put it. Put up a community library, free pantry, tool share, sharing table, whatever, and it's likely to fill up pretty quick. Honestly, it's so effective that I'm surprised it's not already a massive fundamental part of anticapitalist praxis
@rachel0964 Birmingham, Alabama
The way we usually describe it is "like a thrift store, except we don't charge for the stuff." People bring donations, volunteers sort them, people pick them up. Rent is covered through patreon and venmo donations
There's also a community edible garden being built in the back, plus community events and concerts. It's a really awesome little setup
capitalist economic theory: no one gives anything away without asking for something in return, and anything offered for free will be exploited by selfish people trying to profit from it
the anarchist free store in my town: please, come take more of our free stuff, we have too much. we're running out of space from all of these donations and don't know what to do
Zion #NationalPark, Riverside Walk beside the Virgin River, on the way to The Temple of Siniwava which is at one end of The Narrows (hike IN the river that goes thru Zion Canyon’s narrowest part).
Zion #NationalPark, end of Weeping Rock trail, video from the cave under the weeping cliff
Zion #NationalPark Weeping Rock trail, looking out from cave under a layered cliff. Water that had been seeping thru permeable Navajo sandstone layers hits impermeable kayenta shale & ends up weeping out of the cliff wall, creating “hanging gardens“ of plants growing on the vertical face, & a veil of water (that’s what the kid on the left is teaching out to touch).
#WOMENSART Blog: Subverting the ‘Orientalist’ Gaze
Zion #NationalPark no idea if this cave in the cliff wall has a name. I just enjoyed it being there.
[In this acute moment, building up for decades, community kitchens along the border don’t just provide meals, they fuel a migratory movement demanding justice and life. Medic mobilizations don’t just heal cuts, give fluids, tend wounds – they strengthen the flesh and bones of a widespread resistance to the criminalization of movement itself. Shelter spaces don’t just place people beneath established roofs, they manifest the spirit of sanctuary...]