Marcus Holmund: Tell me about your process. Do you write? Do you freestyle? Is it one-take?
Foxxx: I do really well when a challenge is put in front of me. I don’t just wake up and write. I like being forced to make decisions on the spot. I think that’s why I’ve done so many things as a freelancer. I like being put in a studio and having that “ready, set, go” aspect to it. I do write, but, I’m way too indecisive when the options are limitless, so, the more stripped down things are, the swifter the process is for me. Like for “Flex,” I got in the studio, felt the beat, wrote the shit and then spit it. For “Silly Bitch,” I had written some verses to a Soulja Boy song called “Get Silly” as a kind of remix thing and then ended up recording it later atop a different beat that fit and it became an entirely different song. So, I guess, my process is wherever things take me at the moment. Which is a lot like my college experience and working as a freelancer afterward…it’s very trial-by-fire.
so there’s a lot of beautiful Rosie the Riveters out there, and I’ve compiled a set of them, so we can appreciate them all together :)
ps I don’t know the artists or women depicted for most of these, so if you have info, let me know and I’ll add it!
- original print (J. Howard Miller)
- Sabina England (artist and portrayal)
- Kelly Rowland (portrayal); Derek Blanks (photographer)
- Guatelmalan Woman of Quetzalteca Especial (artist: Mario Lanz)
- Roshan the Riveter (artist: Omid Hast)
- Latina Rosie the Riveter (artist: my-little-native)
- Robert Valadez (artist)
‘Rosie the Riveters’ posters were American propaganda specifically targeted at white middle-class housewives so they can produce war supplies and ammunitions for the military during WWII until their husbands returned from war. They did not target already employed women in fear that they would leave their current job for a work with higher pay (even though wages differed depending on gender). The average man working in a wartime plant was paid $54.65 per week, while women were paid about $31.50. The propaganda campaign was never intended for women to work permanent jobs, their intention was to use women to temporarily fill labor shortages.
If we’re going to associate these posters with feminism, we should at least know the history behind it.
Stop shitting over women of colour. Yes, they know the history. Your commentary was unnecessary.
How is commenting about the exploitive and anti-feminist history related to these posters ‘shitting over women of colour’ or unnecessary?
Haha there I am! Thanks for putting my poster in there with other outstanding posters made by awesome, badass women of color :D
Yo, anarcho-queer, it’s not unnecessary per se, but the post is about WOC seeing themselves finally represented and doing it for themselves in an image that is constantly regurgitated as a bastion of feminism; I don’t have to tell you (but I will) that the feminism that touts this image as the shit is the feminism that is whites-first ask questions later.
Damn, can we see ourselves anywhere without the message being derailed back to the people we were trying to get away from? We are so mucked up in this.
oh my god.
Melyana just asked me to plug this AND HOLY FUCK ARE YOU KIDDING ME THESE GIRLS ARE MY HEROS.
What have you built lately? 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have created a urine powered generator.
These four girls may not end up doing that either, but their efforts definitely stand more of a chance than yet another hyper local social cloud app. Their efforts should not go unnoticed, because if this is what they’re doing as teenagers, I really hope they have the funding they need to be revolutionizing lives when they’re adults.
Here’s how it works:
- Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which cracks the urea into nitrogen, water, and hydrogen.
- The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
- The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
- This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.
- 1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.
Not All Riot Grrrls Are White
A white girl named Cassie slapped me in my face in 6th grade. She did this in the middle of class & my white male teacher defended her. When I was 21, a white female acquaintance slapped me across the face & laughed about it. She said, “I felt like slappin’ someone.” She left a small bruise on my face. I am a Black queer man & never dated a white chick but I have a history of them puttin’ their hands on me & in my face. The next time I goin’ to mace the fuck out of any white woman who puts her hands on me. PERIOD.
WHITE WOMEN, KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF PEOPLE!!! YOU ARE USING YOUR PRIVILEGE TO PERPETUATE AGRESSION & VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!
All of my domestic violence experiences have been cis white women physically attacking me in front of other white people, but that’s because I don’t date cis white men. Trust, I’ve had them physically abuse me plenty, as well.
Eartha Kitt, 1960