Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reading List.

Week 3: The NPIC

1. History of Rape Crisis Movement

2. Up Against A Wall: Rape Reform And The Failure of Success


undercut at playas de tijuana


Sylvia Mendez and her family won a class action lawsuit in 1946 against the Orange County School district that dismantled the segregated school system. This was eight years before the well-known Brown v. Board of Education case.

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Bog at top nearly filled in. leaves of the trees growing in it would turn a month before those outside bog

Lake Louise: at 565 feet ASL now just a dot of water really, in the center of deep organic peet, no one knows how deep. Like the bog at top it is surrounded by vast shelf of basalt and shallow bedrock soils - about 20 inches.

Lake Louise in a tipped image to show it nestled in the ridge, Farmington R. valley left and Connecticut R. valley far right.

Lake Louise. shaded line transect from Farmington at 170 feet to 66 feet ASL. Farmington River cuts through ridge segment (one can see sections as though torn off) at ~118 ASL. at top of pic, northern most (for our purposes) bog circled at 287 feet ASL.

All of this supports theory that the ridge was thrust up first. then glacial period, then the subtle tilt which turned the Farmington North, then the cut thru at 118 feel ASL

Closer to Metacomet Ridge: we see Great Pond upper left. Heublein Tower at 925 feet ASL, and Lake Louise above Penwood State Park. The square frame is the space of the final picture.

Penwood SP HQ. looks like they just destroyed the Pole Barn and have not yet put all the pieces in the dumpsters. O wellll ….

ok. one more. taken from the furthest south. the small foregrounded circle was a residence of the Vidal family. the other circled area is just north of PSPHQ, where i got some extra employment

“Peysage. — The shortcoming of the American landscape is not so much, as romantic illusion would have it, thc absence of historical memories, as that it bears no traces of the human hand. This applies not only to the lack of arable land, the uncultivated woods often no higher than scrub, but above all to the roads. These are always inserted directly in the landscape, and the more impressively smooth and broad they are, the more unrelated and violent their gleaming track appears against its wild, overgrown surroundings. They are expressionless. Just as they know no marks of foot or wheel, no trails leading off into the valley, so they are without the mild, soothing, un-angular quality of things that have felt the touch of hands or their immediate implements. It is as if no-one had ever passed their hand over the landscape’s hair. It is uncomforted and comfortless. And it is perceived in a corresponding way. For what the hurrying eye has seen merely from the car it cannot retain, and the vanishing landscape leaves no more traces behind than it bears upon itself.”
— Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life, tr. E. F. N. Jephcott, § 28 (p. 48 in ISBN 978-1-84467-051-2) via closetpoesie

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Rio Grande River Trees 10 June 2013 with pennaceous

“The trouble is that, for women, being “nice” often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?

We smile when we’re harassed on the street or hit on by jerks. We laugh at sexist jokes. We learn that when we have strong opinions, we’ll be called bitches and that if we get angry, we’ll be called hysterical. When we say what we want, we’re called pushy or aggressive.

Part of learning “ladylike” behavior is about learning to smile politely when someone is being crude. Femininity has long been attached to passivity and to being docile. Men fight, women giggle and fume silently.”
Women And Girls Don’t Need To Be Told To Be Nicer | xoJane  (via albinwonderland)————- Let’s change this!  (via pennaceous)

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~ found a killer pig watching for zombies out of doors and along the walls this morning ;0) @pennaceous

~ found a killer pig watching for zombies out of doors and along the walls this morning ;0) @pennaceous

~ a new frame needed under the dragon and next to the board ;0)       @aureliomadrid

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Sound recordings: Song; Cry; Laugh; Police Whistle: Riffing Cards; Bubbles Blown Through Water via @reckon &


The Master Handbook of Acoustics

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Definitive lines in the sands create paradoxes made from law, language and the enforcement of physical ideals; fallacy that exposes itself when 40 hour work-week clocks off from real-time. Cases such as this parody take root in the idea of exclusivity, and regardless geographic location ~ dlw

In numerous places, fences and roads marking the US-Mexico border simply end, only to start again miles away. This aerial view of such a road ends on a hillside on the border in southeast Arizona.

6 May 2013 The Atlantic: On The Border

Organ Pipe Cactus Wilderness #2854 by Garry Oye