1. There’s a feature on me in this week’s Der Spiegel by Mathieu von Rohr.  I can’t read German so no idea what it says, but Mathieu tells me there’s a quote from Salman Rushdie that says “"Molly is an old-style bohemian with very contemporary political sensibilities. I’m very attracted by the fluidity and versatility of her line, and by her images’ mixture of sexiness, satire, and real anger about the state of things.” which is damn sweet of him.

     
  2. Monica Jones goes into court, in front of a sea of her supporters, to fight for her right to walk while trans without being arrested.  She would lose the case.

    The photo of this brave and beautiful woman is kind of everything

     
  3. In conversation with Matt Taibbi at Powerhouse

     
  4. Now

     
  5. Sketches from the Cecily McMillan trial

     
  6. Beauties and battles go together like war and lies. Causes are personified as women — Columbia, Marianne — bare-breasted babes leading men to the slaughter. The word “bombshell” is derived from the actresses painted on the sides of bombers, a painted prayer

    -“Riot Square Sanctificare”, on protest’s women martyrs.  By Molly Crabapple for Buzzfeed Ideas

     
  7. audaciaray:

    loriadorable:

    [“Prostitution and vampires go arm in arm”]

    bl0w-up-l0uder:

    Public Service Poster from 1917

    Vampires have preyed on prostitutes throughout history. Often, they would turn prostitutes and use them to lure men to their doom…”

    Accurate

    Want the t-shirt.

     
  8. freemarissanow:

    Aleta Alston-Toure, Free Marissa Now (right) and Meena Jagannath, Florida Legal Services (left) testifying at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearing on Stand Your Ground, 3/25/14. Read FMN’s full statement here. 

    She’s wearing my portrait of Marissa!

     

  9. "In California, a police officer who ejaculated on a woman he’d detained at a traffic stop -and threatened to arrest her if she took action against him- was let off even after admitting what he’d done. Why? Well, the victim was a stripper on her way home from work. In officer David Alex Park’s 2007 trial, Park’s defense attorney argued that the woman “got what she wanted” and that she was “an overtly sexual person”. The jury (composed of one woman and eleven men) found Park not guilty on all counts.
    Similarly, a judge in Philadelphia ruled that a sex worker whom multiple men had raped at gunpoint hadn’t been raped at all -she’d just been robbed. The victim, a twenty-year-old woman, who’d worked for an escort service and obtained clients via Craigslist, had agreed to certain sexual acts with the defendant for a set amount of money. But he lured her to an abandoned piece of property and pulled a gun -then more men started showing up. When a fifth man was invited to assault her, he instead helped her get dressed and leave because he saw that she was crying. But municipal judge Teresa Carr Deni insisted that what happened to this woman wasn’t rape -it was “theft of services”.
    “I thought rape was a terrible trauma,” Deni told a Philadelphia Daily News columnist. “[A case like this] minimized true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped.”
    Women who are “really” raped. You can’t get much clearer than that -a sex worker just doesn’t classify as one of these victims."
    — Jessica Valenti - The Purity Myth (via misandry-mermaid)

    (via insheepsclothes)

     
  10. "Most trials resemble not grand dramas but factory farms. The raw material is a person. The product is a prisoner."

    "Theater of Justice: by Molly Crabapple for VICE

     
  11. claytoncubitt:

    Friend, artist, writer, alleged CIA agent Molly Crabapple scanned from life in my Brooklyn studio.

    (via Clayton Cubitt on Instagram: http://ift.tt/1gc876S)

     
  12. selfiesagainstmybathroomwall:

    In the genre. cc @mollycrabapple (by quinnums)

    "Up Against the Molly Crabapple bathroom wall, motherfuckers"- Quinn Norton

     
  13. This will be horrifying

     

  14. Action Alert: Revolutionary and Blogger Marcel Shehwaro Detained

    razaniyyat:

    Action Alert: Revolutionary and Blogger Marcel Shehwaro Detained

    Marcel Shehwaro at Bloggers' Meeting 2013

    Marcel Shehwaro at Bloggers’ Meeting 2013

    First she was kidnapped by a Aleppo Brigade.

    Time: an hour ago around 5ish PM Syria time today 17th March 2014.

    Place: Jisr Al-Haj Square, Aleppo.

    Reason: refusing to wear the veil.

    Activist Mohammad Khalili detained with her.

    Right now: she was transferred to a court common i liberated areas called Hai’a Shar3iya. They’re both detained there.

    Marcelgave…

    View On WordPress

     

  15. "

    It’s one thing for an artist to weave political tropes into their work; it’s quite another for them to throw themselves into the line of fire. But, illustrator and writer Molly Crabapple is fearless. In the past few years, she’s been places few of her peers would dare to tread, documenting the Syrian refugee crisis in Tripoli, the economic collapse of Greece, and even Guantánamo Bay. Her visceral visuals bring a lurid reality to her stories that more traditional reporting lacks. It’s hard to simply browse to the next page — and that’s the point….

    Crabapple’s drawings contain fascinating paradoxes. They are ornamental and inspired by burlesque and carnivals but incredibly dark in theme. In a world of MFA-trained abstractionists, they are the epitome of gritty, refreshing rebellion

    "