London songwriter Kwabs follows up his incredible Wrong or Right and Pray For Love EPs with ‘Walk’, a stand-alone single out next month. The track isn’t the same as what we’ve heard before, instead of the gushes of brooding R&Band soul inflections, we’re presented with Kwabs’ rich tones smothering a heavy, military-like marching drum, which is pretty refreshing. Listen up!
Lovelovelove this song!
4:48 am • 26 September 2014
“Women who oppose pornography often are asked why they are so prudish. These sorts of accusations are based on implicit definitions unconnected in fact to the phenomenon defined. In this case, pornography is being implicitly defined as having to do with sex, when in fact it has to do with domination and violation. Ridicule of women who oppose patriarchal practices usually is based on this sort of false, concealed definition. For instance, when a woman complains about sexual harassment and men say that she could not have been harassed because “she just isn’t that attractive,” they are implicitly defining harassment as having to do with sexual attraction, when it actually has to do with domination.”
— Dee Graham et al - Loving to Survive p.280
2:24 am • 26 September 2014
this movie was just so good
9:36 am • 24 September 2014
“You work so hard, just to end up at home crying yourself to sleep; remember you’re trying, you are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you’re trying so hard.
Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, until the sun comes back and your heart learns to love the mornings again.
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tellmefive)
(Source: tblaberge, via qawiya)
7:12 am • 24 September 2014
A frequent and understandable objection to the idea of clicker training is that you wouldn’t want to be stuck having to click and treat for the rest of your subject’s natural life. This, of course, is a misconception. The click is not intrinsic to maintaining the behavior; any old cue and any kind of reinforcer can do that. The click is for the training only. Once the learner has learned what you set out to teach it, you can put the clicker away. But you might use it again if you need to “explain” some new thing; you can communicate quite specific information with your clicker.
For example, my friend Patricia Brewington owns a clicker-trained Percheron gelding named James. Pat and her husband Daucy trained James with the clicker from babyhood through all his mature tasks of carrying riders, pulling wagons and sleighs, and hauling logs out of the woods. When James was fully educated, the clicker and food treats were no longer needed. James knew and complied with many voice cues and hand signals. He visibly enjoyed praise and patting as reinforcers for work well done; and also ice cubes, playing with balls, ringing his sleigh-bells with his nose, coming into the barn, going out of the barn, being allowed to watch whatever the people were doing, and many other daily-life reinforcers.
One day James developed an abscess in his foot. The vet decreed that the foot should be soaked periodically. So Pat got a bucket of warm water, set it next to James, and put his foot into the bucket. James took it out. Pat put it in. James took it out. Now James is a very large horse, and Pat is a small woman. Physical force was not an option; and Pat almost never scolds her horses. What to do? She went in the house and found a clicker. She came back out to the barn. She put James’2 foot in the bucket—and clicked. Pat described his response metaphorically, as reinforcement trainers often do: “Ohhh! You mean keep my foot in the bucket. Oh, okay.” No carrot was needed to seal the bargain; James just hadn’t understood what was wanted, and when he did understand, he didn’t mind doing it.
— Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor (via hawk-heart)
(Source: unhappyhorses, via hawk-heart)
4:48 am • 24 September 2014
In ancient Rome; men found guilty of rape had their testicles crushed between two stones.
Personally, I think they should start doing this again
9:36 pm • 23 September 2014
yes please and thank you lordt
7:12 pm • 23 September 2014
Alternate depiction of Black fatherhood offered by Toronto photographer and physician Zun Lee in his new book, Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood.
Black Fathers, Present and Accountable
BY MAURICE BERGER
An anxious little girl hugs her father as a shark swims overhead in an aquarium. A man feeds his baby as he keeps a mindful eye on his three other rambunctious children. A single father reveals the tattoo on his forearm that depicts him as his son’s guardian angel. A young man poses proudly with the teacher he sees as a father figure.
While these photographs depict everyday situations, they are in one sense unusual: Their subjects are black and counter mainstream media that typically depict African-American fatherhood as a wasteland of dysfunction and irresponsibility. These images appear in a groundbreaking new book, “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” (Ceiba), by Zun Lee, a photographer and physician based in Toronto. A reception and book signing to mark its release will take place Friday night at the Bronx Documentary Center.
[Continue reading article and view many more Zun Lee photographs.]
12:00 pm • 23 September 2014
A box of baby bengals
"What? No, I’m sorry, I ordered half a dozen mini bagels —”
"Shut up, we’re keeping them."
7:12 am • 23 September 2014