Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.
"keep abortion legal"
"If she says no, it’s rape"
"Pro fucking choice"
This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.
But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.
Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.
Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.
Seeing Joan Jett tonight!
(Source: slow-down-grab-the-salt, via incenseandcookies)
Happy Birthday Chester Himes! One of the more incredible and under-appreciated crime fiction writers who has contributed to the larger canon of the noir world, Himes’ work began in the 1940s and directly addressed race issues with honesty and blunt literary skill. Moving to Paris later, his work only continued to grow, enriching the genre with his detectives and autobiographical work. If you haven’t taken the chance to pick some of his work up, now’s the time! Plus…hello, he likes cats!
Chester Himes’ crime novels are great!
1891- Spring fails and Mirror Lake goes dry for next 18 months due to botched work on Neil Ave sewers. July 27.
1911- Professors Raub and Morton hold a hot air balloon race at Olentangy Park, N. High at North St. July 30.
1912- Famed suffragist Belva Lockwood, aged 82, addresses 2,000 at Olentangy Park Theater. August 2.
1962- Modern glass and steel surface entrance for Ohio State University Bookstore in Derby Hall basement unveiled. August 1.
1970- Police have no suspect after Ohio State graduate student Susan Clark shot to death by early morning intruder at her 42 E. 13th Ave. apartment. July 26.
1970- First of “Five Brothers” elms planted on Oval by Class of 1891 succumbs to Dutch Elm Disease. July 29.
2011- New modern, urban, deluxe Kroger’s store at N. High and E. 7th opens. July 26.