yeah why isn’t there more than one season of The Oblongs
Sip, Hussein Chalayan Spring 2012: Served by the designer himself dressed as a waiter, the champagne flutes were embedded with miniature wireless cameras, which projected real time video of the models’ mouths on a large stage-mounted screen, hence the title of the collection.
“What I wanted to do was to have the models drink champagne like they would do in a gallery, and look at the screen like they’re actually looking at something but all they see is themselves, but themselves sipping because there is a secret camera inside the glass. I thought it would be this idea of self-image, and that’s essentially what it’s about.”
The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all … The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands—the ownership and control of their livelihoods—are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.
- Helen Keller, 1911
Why did we learn about Helen Keller’s childhood in school and not about the socialist and feminist advocacy that was her focus for the vast majority of her adult life? She was a suffragette and a disability rights activist! She helped to found the ACLU! She was a member of the Wobblies! She supported birth control and the rights of sex workers! In school her story always ended when she went off to college and “became a writer.” She was a badass political activist, not an inspirational disability trope, and if we learned about that we would think of her as more than just a joke in Apples to Apples.
“I raped that test in math cla–” No.
“I raped that game earli–” Stop.
“The other team totally raped us tod–” Shut the fuck up.
Do you see what you’re doing?
YOU ARE MAKING RAPE SOUND LIKE A POSITIVE ACTION.
YOU ARE EQUATING SEXUAL VIOLENCE WITH ACHIEVEMENTS.