The Hypersexuality of Race: Reading and Discussion Panel
Professor Celine Parrenas-Shimizu, Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara is the author of the recently published book, The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene. This book analyzes the production of sexuality for Asian women in western modern moving image visual cultures such as early cinema, stag films, contemporary pornography, Hollywood blockbusters, musicals and independent sexually explicit media by Asian American women.
"Asian American women didn’t have access to being the lead in a Hollywood romantic Hollywood movie…So these women were somehow fighting for access to representations that better reflected their realities? And somehow wanted to contribute to those representations, and those representations were somehow engaging sexuality?
So they were somehow saying that ‘yes indeed, sexuality(/stereotypes) that somehow imposed upon me, or a sexuality being demanded of me. But I’m going to engage it somehow and converse with it and try to author it in my own various ways’ “.
Start at 5:00!
OH MY GODDDDDDD MY HEAD IS EXPLODING I CAN’T
So basically this badass lecture by FILIPINA-AMERICAN (<333) professor hits ALL THE POINTS of issues having to do w/:
-feminism, sexuality, sexualization, representation, power of images/media/imagery/the consumption of such images, racism, and agency.
Give it a listen if you have time. SO GOOD.
please can this spread like wildfire?
"EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M A MUTHAFUCKIN MONSTERRR"
fucking unbelievable. I am blown away.
A story not to be missed.
"My dad is a fruit seller on a street in Karachi. He made sure my brother and sister and I go to school because he believes education will improve our financial situation and also help level the playing field for many others like me. It’s been a long journey for me from school to O’levels and A’levels from one of the most prestigious institutions in Karachi which was possible through a part merit based scholarship and part sponsorship by a wonderful ex teacher who believed in me.
Last month, I got my acceptance letter from McGill University.
All I dream of now, is finding enough funding or being granted a full scholarship so that I can actually go.”
He did not let me click his face. His friends and peers who he studied with do not know his story because all he really wanted was to fit in. He still believes his journey is incomplete and there is much to be achieved. He also wants to be able to sponsor someone like himself one day.
This photograph was taken at his father’s fruit cart where this boy sat (and still sits) every evening after school (and now work) to help his old man by giving him a break and asking him to go rest while he takes over his work.
Translated extracts from the letters:
Small pear tree in blossom (1888), and letter to his brother Theo (images 3 and 4): ”…The small pear tree has a purple trunk and white flowers, a large yellow butterfly on one of the clumps.
On the left, in the corner, a little garden with a border of yellow reeds and green bushes and a flowerbed. A small pink house.
So there are the details of the decoration of orchards in blossom, which I was intending for you.
But the last 3 canvases exist only in a provisional state, and are supposed to represent a very large orchard with a border of cypresses and large pear trees and apple trees.”
Field with flowers near Arles (1888), and letter to his brother Theo (images 5 and 6): "…If they don’t mow the meadow I’d like to do this study again, because the subject matter was really beautiful and I had trouble finding the composition. A little town surrounded by countryside entirely covered in yellow and purple flowers. That would really be a Japanese dream, you know."
Detail from The Sower (1888) with van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo (images 7 and 8): "…Here’s a croquis of the latest canvas I’m working on, another sower. Immense lemon yellow disc for the sun. Green-yellow sky with pink clouds. The field is violet, the sower and the tree Prussian Blue."
Lava meets water off the shores of Hawaii
Photos by Nick Selway
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“Israeli artist Ronit Bigal meticulously presents excerpts from sacred Biblical texts on the human body in her Body Scripture IIseries. Like Allan Teger’s Bodyscapes, Bigal gets in close to the contours of the human form, re-imagining the body as an abstract landscape. On the grooved, fleshy expanse, the artist systematically applies black Indian ink calligraphy in Hebrew that reveals passages of scripture.”
Rachel as Spinelli
OMG Spinelli!!! So spot on.
One of the best cosplayers I’ve ever seen.
every time I see this my first thought is “what a bad chick”
and then I realize it’s cosplay
seriously the best