Tumblr resists subjugation and creates a potentially utopic space for oppressed people. Introduction This essay considers Tumblr as a space of safety, creativity, self-expression, and escape for young queer women and women of color through case studies of contemporary Tumblr users. It can be a utopic space for girls of all genders who regularly experience oppression for just being their selfies, who have to shift between multiple identities on a daily basis, and who often must remain anonymous for their own safety. Tumblr art Historian Ben Valentine, organizer of the first-ever Tumblr Art Symposium for Hyperallergic, notes the importance of Tumblr in a culture of systematic oppression. In a way that is rarely offered in public space, where they may be subject to harassment and expectations to perform in certain ways can be more palpable and enforceable.
Even though it was closed, the plaintiffs were easily able to move the unsecured gate at the entrance to the Pipeline Slide and climb the stairs to the top of the slide, claims the lawsuit. Without any employees present to instruct them, the plaintiffs were not aware that they needed to have the slide sprayed with water, nor did they know that they needed a burlap sack to safely go down the side.