Calling it the best thrift shop fund ever, bar none.

Calling it the best thrift shop fund ever, bar none.

buttonpoetry:

Sean Patrick Mulroy - “Who We Are (After Ke$ha)”

"The South, you know it swallows up whatever queer that it can catch."

Performing for Boston at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Look at this handsome potato.

A message from Anonymous
Why is it okay for you to "mostly not like men" when it's not okay for ANYONE to "mostly not like women"? I respect your work and I love all of it. You're talented in ways I could only hope to be, but I think taking an anti (most) men stance is a little harmful for everyone.
A reply from poemsbydes

Hey, Anon. I appreciate this question.

Why is it okay for me to mostly not like men? Well, growing up in a world that mostly does not like women, and believes that women can’t succeed, and believes that women don’t deserve the things that men do has made me a little jaded, I guess. And, Anon, I appreciate your lofty statement “When it’s not okay for anyone to ‘mostly not like women’”. Actually, it is very very okay to mostly not like women in American culture. Here’s a few resources for you:

Media Misogyny & It’s Impact on Women’s Self-Esteem

Misogyny & Mass Media (Wiki page)

'The List of Rules for Women'

Steubenville Rapist Back to Playing High School Football

What Does the Lackluster Attitude Towards Rape & Sexual Assault Say About America?

Man Goes on a Shooting Rampage is Isla Vista, CA Because Women Wouldn’t Have Sex With Him

How to Know that You Hate Women

The Gender Pay Gap

Columbia Rape Survivor Carries Her Mattress Until Her Rapist is Expelled 

The Biking Gender Gap

…Is that adequate literature, Anon? Or, maybe I can point you towards some more personal instances of toxic masculinity/misogyny/shaming of women that I love.

Like that one time my friend’s video went viral and men told her she should kill herself,

Or that time my Aunt drowned in a river and no one investigated it because she was a homeless woman.

Or maybe that time I wrote an essay about my intimate relationships with men.

Or Maybe that time I wrote a poem about being steeped in Gender-Based Violence as a kid.

Maybe I can let you into my email/ask box/facebook messages sometime and then maybe you’ll understand why I mostly don’t like men. You, Anon, are one of the kinder people to critique my radical standpoint, and I appreciate your approach. I appreciate your kindness, and I appreciate you asking the question.

If you want to talk further, feel free to send me another ask/email and I’d gladly engage in a conversation with you.

Aaaaaaand nailed it.

cyberho:

mtvstyle:

Nicki Minaj teaching the models at Alexander Wang how to do the Anaconda dance is the greatest thing I’ve seen today

homegirl with them black boots isn’t even trying 

cyberho:

mtvstyle:

Nicki Minaj teaching the models at Alexander Wang how to do the Anaconda dance is the greatest thing I’ve seen today

homegirl with them black boots isn’t even trying 

voicemailpoems:

fall issue. october 2014. <3

WHAT. OH GOD. THIS ISSUE. ACTUALLY CANNOT WAIT SO I’M GETTING A TIME MACHINE.

voicemailpoems:

fall issue. october 2014. <3

WHAT. OH GOD. THIS ISSUE. ACTUALLY CANNOT WAIT SO I’M GETTING A TIME MACHINE.

"hello kitty has no mouth.
hello kitty, created in 1974 by yuko shimizu, has no mouth.
hello kitty’s mouth was the zippered opening
of the vinyl coin purse where she first appeared
soft and gaping and ready to be filled with cash.
sanrio says she is mouthless because she is universal
mouthless because she speaks all languages
mouthless because she can feel any emotion
depending on how you look at her
endlessly reproducible
the perfect commodity
mouthless so she can be immortal."

Andrew Campana, motherfuckers

 “Hello Kitty Has No Mouth,” published in FreezeRay. (via bostonpoetryslam)