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Sade - Smooth Operator

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ArtistSade
TitleSmooth Operator
AlbumThe Best Of Sade
all praise to lynda carter: nobody knows that I’m wonder woman …

all praise to lynda carter: nobody knows that I’m wonder woman …

Oh Mario, sit here by the window
Stay here ‘til we reach Idaho
And when we go
Hold my hand on take-off
Tell me what I already know
That we can’t talk about it
No, we can’t talk about it

Because nobody knows
That’s how I nearly fell
Trading clothes
And ringing Pavlov’s Bell
History shows
There’s not a chance in hell, but

Oh Mario. we’re only to Ohio
It’s kinda getting harder to breathe
I won’t let it show
I’m all about denial
But can’t denial let me believe?
That we could talk about it
But we can’t talk about it

Because nobody knows
That’s how I nearly fell
Trading clothes
And ringing Pavlov’s Bell
History shows but rarely shows it well
Well, well, well

Oh Mario, why if this is nothing
I’m finding it so hard to dismiss
If you’re what I need,
Then only you can save me
So come on baby. give me the fix
And let’s just talk about it
I’ve got to talk about it

Because nobody knows
That’s how I nearly fell
Trading clothes
And ringing Pavlov’s Bell
History shows
Like it was show and tell
So tell me
That’s how I nearly fell
By ringing Pavlov’s Bell
So, baby, show and tell
Oh Mario, Mario

lasciviouslewd:

… and yet she is still taught in universities despite being best buds with Philippe Pétain, Minister of Propaganda in Vichy France’s Nazi Party. 

If at this point you are still thinking up reasons why writing Tender Buttons should outweigh someone who supported a government who deported 200,000 people to death camps then … fuck you! You’re an embarrassment to Jewish, lesbian, literate and non-fascist people everywhere.

lasciviouslewd:

… and yet she is still taught in universities despite being best buds with Philippe Pétain, Minister of Propaganda in Vichy France’s Nazi Party.

If at this point you are still thinking up reasons why writing Tender Buttons should outweigh someone who supported a government who deported 200,000 people to death camps then … fuck you! You’re an embarrassment to Jewish, lesbian, literate and non-fascist people everywhere.

UFO! … I wanted a purple Betty Page hair cut for so long …

UFO! … I wanted a purple Betty Page hair cut for so long …

what you call a pimp and a priest

Earthiness … “Rutting like beasts in the field”
It’s hard when the squeamish Colonizers

(all those who never once blurred a line, squealed,
cried or howled) wail against the Others.

There are bars in Boy’s Town, Tijuana,
with their Donkey Shows; “See the Minotaur’s

Mother, Pasiphaë! See Queen Tatana
Seduce the Divine Ass!”
Down on all fours

in Bosche’s “Garden of Earthly Delights”
We force others to perform all the time

and it’s never enough. If there is sin
it’s these selfish, unending appetites.

The pimp who praises himself in cheap rhyme.
The priest who sees hell in my naked skin.

It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.

Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

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Sybille, (the pen-name of Zabel Khanjian Assatour) was born in Constantinople in 1863 and died in 1934. Highly educated, she is known today for her novels and short stories, as well as being one of the founders of the Patriotic Armenian Women’s Association (Ազգանուէր հայուհեաց ընկերութիւն), which worked to establish girl schools in remote parts of the Ottoman empire. After the Hamidian massacres (1894-96), the Association was forced to go underground but between 1908-1915 there were able to continue their work. By 1915, at the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, the Patriotic Armenian Women’s Association were running 15 girl schools in Turkey.

Sybille, (the pen-name of Zabel Khanjian Assatour) was born in Constantinople in 1863 and died in 1934. Highly educated, she is known today for her novels and short stories, as well as being one of the founders of the Patriotic Armenian Women’s Association (Ազգանուէր հայուհեաց ընկերութիւն), which worked to establish girl schools in remote parts of the Ottoman empire. After the Hamidian massacres (1894-96), the Association was forced to go underground but between 1908-1915 there were able to continue their work. By 1915, at the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, the Patriotic Armenian Women’s Association were running 15 girl schools in Turkey.

Even One Thousand Two Hundred Years Ago

Even one thousand two hundred years ago
we Armenians did something about
women’s education.

The poet Sahakdoukht, whose brother Stepan Siuenesti
is better known, the poet Sahakdoukht
established a music school in eighth century Armenia.
Today such schools, the mark of a civilized nation
do not exist here.

History also records Lady Shushan Pahlavuni
established schools in villages
in the most remote regions of Armenia.

And in the eleventh century
King Ashot’s daughter,
mother of Siunats, loved literature
so much she commissioned a better translation
of the Gospel of John.

Now, here in the twentieth century,
are we going to abandon our women?
Are we going to let them
be only servants to farmers and
pack-carriers for peasants?

(an excerpt from one of the novelist Sybille’s speeches to raise money for schools in Cilicia after the 1895 massacres there.)

—- translated by Diana Der-Hovanessian, from The Other Voice: Armenian Women’s Poems Through the Ages (2005)