"Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art."
"The social conservatives that dominate the anti-choice movements are generally not supporters of the kinds of social programs that would actually increase services to low-income women, make workplaces more family-friendly, and expand access to reliable contraceptive methods in underserved communities. If Rue and his cohort really wanted to help women emotionally, they would address the reasons why women choose abortion in the first place. But since that would mean examining the often-complicated reality of womens lives and taking meaningful steps to improve those lives, the anti-choice activists have instead chosen to cast abortion as the beginning and end of a woman’s problems, and they point to any evidence of mixed feelings or regret as a reason to ban abortion for all women."
Finally. I knew this gif existed, I’d just never seen it before, but I knew.