Happy birthday, Ben Schwartz (September 15, 1981)
Some of my favorite pictures.
i gave my dog a tortilla chip ten minutes ago and she won’t fucking eat it she’s just staring at me with it in her mouth
she’s waiting for the salsa
i was talking to this girl the other day and we got on the topic of nicki minaj. i have really conflicted about her. in a really personal sense (in our conversation i phrased this as “the gay man in me…” [haha]) i love her, i love how she owns her sexuality, i love her art, and i love the ideology she embodies. on a much more political level, she really scares me. i totally am all for people owning their bodies and their sexuality (people who know me know that i am very open about my sexuality and things a lot of people aren’t very open about), but i wish there was a space for female artists to be successful without sexuality. our culture forces all women who want to be successful/powerful to embody some degree of sexuality, be it hypersexualized like nicki or coy like taylor swift. sex and sexuality are liberatory for me, but that isn’t the same for everyone. there needs to be a space in culture for people for whom sexuality is NOT the most important thing, NOT at the forefront of their ideology or their aesthetic. there needs to be a space where we can respect both nicki minaj and andrea dworkin equally. sex is a power, but it isn’t the only kind of power.