Resistance

Artists have a special place in fighting for things like social justice, human rights or the environment—and this is especially true in an intensely polarized political environment. Where politics and rational arguments fail, artists can effectively fight the powers of fascism and corporatism, often in unexpected and non-linear ways. The posts here share our bloggers’ experiences with resisting the anti-humanistic forces trying to dominate the globe.

Scale of Sexual Predation by Inga Muscio - Pyragraph

Scale of Sexual Predation

Inga Muscio

We are close to something truly sprawling and ugly, so the big monsters are inundating us with lesser demons. In the spirit of keeping our attention on what’s really behind that flash flood, I created this Scale of Sexual Predation.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Tired of Being Teased

Little Bobby Tucker

Nothing makes me temporarily forget about Donald Trump’s disgusting treatment of immigrants quite like a quick and amazing fuck. It does not mean that we are bad people because we stop calling our congressperson long enough to enjoy having sex with our partner.

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Image by Annie Mok, distributed under the CC-BY-NC-ND creative commons license.

Mental Health Care Is a Human Right (and Artists Are Humans)

Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger Katie Alice Greer: “OK Sadness means the machine in my head is working just fine and Not OK Sadness means, just like a runny nose, upset stomach, or a hacking cough, that I am currently sick. Plenty of factors both genetic and environmental mean I’ll always need to keep an eye on how things are going in my head.”

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: My Head Is Going To Explode

Little Bobby Tucker

You have probably heard it said that we “can’t fix stupid,” but I do not agree. Quality education can fix stupid. But what we cannot fix is someone who chooses to be ignorant and to stay ignorant. You can only explain the difference between socialism and fascism so many times before you are just wasting your breath.

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Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

The Art of Listening and Not Knowing

Danila Rumold

Instead of interpreting everything in order to feel like I have a grasp on what is going on, I am actively sitting back and looking and listening in the studio and playing with space. I’m learning, or unlearning—whichever way it goes. Isn’t this how we evolve as humans, artists and a nation?

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