Hoax is a US bi-annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space to analyze the feminisms of our everyday lives. People of all lived experiences are encouraged to submit! Contributors do not have to identify with a particular gender and/or as feminists in order to submit work to Hoax. We ask that all potential collaborators, regardless of political and/or personal self-identities, actively agree to Hoax’s Core Values and Shared Goals before working on the project.
These kind of laws are made to attempt to push houseless persons out of an area, to make them “someone else’s problem” instead of addressing the issues of houselessness.
Reminder: There are more empty homes in the United States than there are houseless persons in the united states.
WHAT THE FUCK
capitalism is violence
this is murder.
Idk if it would actually reach anyone to say this but using layers upon layers of plastic bags, from say grocery stores or garbage bags, underneath another larger jacket, under neath gloves and hats (directly against your head) and two around feet is a good way to insulate and stay above freezing without being spotted carrying a blanket- i did this for years during snow winter in the south and it was probably one of the only things that kept me from freezing to death, and was simple to come by (you can find plenty of bags in the trash.
Kill every single rich piece of shit who thought this was a good idea now.
The Fed Up Fest collective prioritizes the boundaries and needs of survivors of sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence. If we are informed of a perpetrator in attendance, we will take whatever action we can to support the survivor and respect their wishes. This includes asking folks to leave the space or having other conversations with those who have caused harm in a way that will make the survivor feel supported and as safe as they possibly can. While we understand that interpersonal violence is often a complex and multifaceted issue, we are not interested in investigating situations of abuse/rape/violence/etc. Rather, we will unquestionably believe the survivor. We strongly feel that it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to create and maintain the safest space possible.
my friend emma of the red umbrella project in nyc created her first video in a series about the de-criminalization of sex work. if you are going to read or watch or re-blog one thing this week, make sure it’s this video. seriously, emma summed up her arguments about the absurdity of the de-criminalization of sex work better in eight minutes than a entire study abroad i took on human trafficking laws in scandinavia did. this shit deserves to go viral, so let’s spread it <3
1. Soy Sauce For Beginners by Kristin Chen (Jan 7th, 2014):Gretchen Lin, adrift at the age of thirty, leaves behind a floundering marriage in San Francisco to return to her Singapore home, where she confronts the challenges of her mother’s alcoholism and her father’s…
""Why was it kept so quiet at the time? "It was quiet to you maybe but that’s because you didn’t live in our area," she answers with a throaty laugh. She has written about the relationship in her journals, which she plans to publish one day.
So why did they decide against using their relationship to make a big social impact like other celebrity lesbian couples, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche, have in the past? The idea seems to amuse her. “I would never do that. My life is not to be somebody else’s impact - you know what I mean? And it was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was not anybody’s business but ours.”“
For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.
Fat women have all kinds of narratives about sloppiness, laziness, dirtiness to overcome. Sometimes heels are a crucial part of looking “put together” in a way that sufficiently convinces people that we care about ourselves, that manages to counteract pervasive cultural narratives that fat people don’t care about ourselves. That we have “let ourselves go.”
Being “put together” is part of the way many of us convey to a judgmental world that we are worth caring about.
I get treated completely differently at a $20 hair salon if I’m dressed up or dressed down. Two totally different experiences. I get treated differently at the doctor’s office, and at the emergency room. I can’t go to the ER in sweatpants, because I’ll get shittier treatment. In an emergency, I have to worry if I am dressed up enough to prove that I deserve respect and care.
Groundbreaking trans* literary magazine THEM, launched online last year, is now re-releasing its first issue in print.
If you missed out on it the first time, this is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with the multigenre journal and its commitment to building a publication where contributors can, as founding editor Jos Charles puts it, “write without being afraid of addressing being trans,* but also where they don’t feel pressure to address their bodies according to cissexist expectations.”
As for their upcoming second issue, submissions are open until April 15, and THEM‘s staff is looking forward to reading and printing more “formally experimental” work that “tells a story we haven’t yet heard.”
Its a little-known fact that to US domestic violence & sexual assault advocates, hotline staffers, and volunteers that Superbowl weekend is one of, if not the, most busy times of the year for crisis hotline calls, police response to domestic disturbances, filing for TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders), emergency shelter requests, domestic violence and sexual assault response team (DVRT/SART) activations, and hospital escorts.
Before writing off the Superbowl as annoying for its focus on consumer culture, consider the societal impacts that the event has for women, children, teens, the LGBTQ+ community, low-income individuals, undocumented individuals, non-English speaking individuals, and other groups disproportionally affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Please help spread information about resources for those who may need them, as well as donating your money or time to shelters throughout your community. You can find out where outreach offices are located in your area through looking up your state here. Tip: Nation-wide hotline calls placed to RAINN are diverted to local 24-hour shelters by area code of the phone used for the call. No matter where you live or currently are, an advocate will be able to refer you to relevant resources.
Transgender woman Islan Nettles was savagely beaten on August 17th, 2013 in Harlem and died from her injuries five days later. The case has gained national notice but justice is, yet again, elusive, for another trans* woman of color.
Let’s change that.
Protest to demand that Police Chief William Bratton and the NYPD explain failures to fully question witnesses, gather evidence, check the victim’s condition, and retain surveillance footage for FIVE DAYS!!!
Organized by: The Transgender/Cisgender Coalition ACT UP NY Luz’s Daughter Cares TWOCC: Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater NY STARR: Strategic Trans Allliance for Radical Reform LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent
Ever wonder how you can support an entirely DIY feminist self-publishing project? Well, Saturday February 1st is yr lucky day!
sari is venturing into the city for the weekend! During this mini gaycation, the two of us have TONS of zines to assemble. This is a pretty exhausting task that sari predominantly accomplishes alone (our printer is at their house). It takes a bunch of time to fold / staple / number zines when it’s just the two of us — time we would rather be spending hanging out with friends.
Please consider hanging out with the two of us (sari doesn’t get to travel into the city that often) while also lending a really valuable helping hand. We can probably get this done quickly and it’s actually a lot of fun to complete zine tasks when you are in the company of friends! We will be hosting the party at a private location where we could also watch movies, cook, fill in Lisa Frank coloring books, and do other fun activities. If there is interest, we intend to conduct a small zine publishing skill share in exchange. We’ll teach some basic of zine formatting, and maybe even give a tutorial for how we use Microsoft Publisher. We’d also love to host a mini zine party afterwards!
If you’re interested in coming, please e-mail us at hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com before 12pm EST on Wednesday January 29th to RSVP!
Filmmaker Frances Bodomo won FOUR GRANTS, count em up FOUR at Sundance yesterday, totaling what looks like $25,000 to pull together a full length production of her short film Afronauts which premiered in in the short film competition. The sponsoring companies and organizations were Kodak, Technicolor, the 2014 Women in Film/Calm Down Productions and Entertainment Partners. Afronauts is a 13 minute black and white film that:
Afronauts tells the alternative history of the 1960s Space Race. It’s the night of July 16th, 1969 and, as America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a group of exiles in the Zambian desert are rushing to launch their rocket first. There’s only one problem: their spacegirl, Matha, is five months pregnant. Afronauts follows characters that have not been able to find a home on earth and are therefore attracted to the promise of the space race.
The pictures above are all of my mom, Teacher Lee. She runs a completely free developmental preschool. Her program targets the 49% of children in San Diego that can’t afford to attend conventional preschools and it is open to ANY children. Parents and caregivers are required to attend the classes because an important part of her program is to tech parents how they can turn every day activities into learning experiences that can help the child develop the skills they will need to be successful in kindergarten.
NOW, here is what I need from you! Teacher Lee’s program is absolutely DESPERATE for funding! She is currently up for a grant from FedEx, but in order to win, she needs people to vote for her. It would mean so much to me, and to her, if you went and voted once a day and shared this post with your followers. She has dedicated her life to this cause for so many years, and she needs all the help she can get. The link below will take you to the page where you can vote. It will only take a moment, so please, please help!!!!
In response to the Steubenville, Ohio teen rape case, West Virginia U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld is launching a program to teach high school athletes not to post evidence of rape online.
It’s called “Project Future,” and his goal is to teach teens how to avoid getting in trouble with the law by using cell phones, cameras, and social media “responsibly.” Instead of teaching teens not to rape, the U.S. Attorney wants to teach them not to get caught.
This is rape culture at work: The very people who are in charge of enforcing our laws look at a cruel, brutal attack on a young girl and think, “If only the teens hadn’t posted photographic evidence online.”
Do you like zines? How about feminism? Because second annual NYC Feminist Zine Fest is coming up! Mark your calenders for March 1st at 1-6pm. This time we will be at Barnard College in uptown Manhattan, 3009 Broadway in the James Room on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall.
We will be opening the call for tablers very soon, so if you’re a zinester or artist interested in sharing your work, keep an eye on our website (http://feministzinefestnyc.wordpress.com/) for updates. We also need volunteers to help the day run smoothly so if you think that sounds like you (or you have questions in general), email us at email@example.com!