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Beauty must be defined as what we are, or else the concept itself is our enemy

Date: December 24, 2009 | Posted By:

medusa_previewI stumbled across this poster in a natural foods co-op in Santa Cruz–the kind of place where subversive media can be found in abundance. The poster features an image of Medusa, and the text on the poster delivers important messages regarding beauty:

Beauty must be defined as what we are, or else the concept itself is our enemy.

To see beauty is simply to learn the private language of meaning which is another’s life–to recognize and relish what is.

Why languish in the shadow of a standard we cannot personify, an ideal we cannot live?

CrimethInc.'s Beauty Subversion Poster

CrimethInc.'s Beauty Subversion Poster

This poster was produced by the CrimethInc. Ex. Workers’ Collective, which describes itself as “a decentralized anarchist collective composed of many cells which act independently in pursuit of a freer and more joyous world”.

What do you think about these ideas on beauty? How are they similar or different from the ideas you are exposed to in your day-to-day life?

If you like these messages, you can download a free pdf of the poster, or purchase a set of them on the CrimethInc. website.

–Sabrina




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