Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, traffic accidents, and war combined.
"homophobes are only interested in making other people homophobic" says stephen fry, the piece of shit who did a whole bit on why transgender women are disgusting.
So the next time you reblog that photoset, just remember that Stephen Fry is talking about himself and is too up his own ass to even realize it.
The keffiyeh is another highly appropriated item that we should really talk about more. It’s cultural appropriation, but it’s also a religious item, which makes it even more sacred to the culture. It differs from a regular scarf (read the description in the picture) so I’m not saying never wear a scarf again. But don’t wear a keffiyeh if you’re not Jewish.
It belongs to multiple cultures across the Middle East, you dumbass. Israeli Ashkenazi Jews have since tried to appropriate the keffiyeh and incorporate it into Israeli culture while violencing Palestinians, to whom it genuinely belongs. The keffiyeh is a symbol of resistance for Palestinians against occupation and colonization. The fact that you attempt to take this away from the Palestinians and give exclusive rights of it implicitly to their oppressors is vile. The fact that you do this under the guise of cultural appropriation is appalling. Indeed, you are in fact advocating cultural appropriation of the keffiyeh and expropriating it from Arabs. Stop fucking blogging and posing as an authority on cultural appropriation before fucking educating yourself, my God.
Wait wait wait, is she SERIOUSLY suggesting that WE SHOULDN’T WEAR THE KEFFIYEH BECAUSE WE’RE NOT JEWISH?
THE KEFFIYEH, THAT WE’VE BEEN WEARING FOREVER?
Seriously, like is this a joke? Is this bizarro day where everything is the opposite?
Also she has the nerve to call it a religious item. This seriously cannot be real, it’s either a troll or Israel’s mass attempt to erase all forms of Palestinian identity and resistance through hasbara bloggers tbh
she answered an ask saying that she didn’t know about the history lol which if that’s true she shouldn’t have opened her stupid mouth to begin with
This is in my Economics textbook
This is fucked up
if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.
a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).
a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.
a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.
tell me again why feminism isn’t important.
I am personally offended to the highest degree
Dworkin, Andrea. Pornography: Men Possessing Women. 1979. (p. 237)
The bolded should be a reminder of how pornography— and human/sex-trafficking— promotes white/Western-supremacy and colorist, orientalist fetishes, and racialized misogyny. The white/Western woman, though also dehumanized by pornography and misogynistic oppression, is still placed on a pedestal as she is considered by the white/Western-supremacist Capitalistic Heteropatriarchy to be “the ideal woman” and “the ideal mother”, whereas WoC and “third-world”/Global South women are afforded NO such privilege, as racism, globalized socioeconomic injustice, war, ecocide, imperialism/neocolonialism, xenophobia, Zionism and Islamophobia only compound and add layers to the misogynistic oppression they are already forced to endure, with pornography reducing them to fetishes and voiding their humanity and womanhood. (via the-uncensored-she)
BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them
This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.
Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall. The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.
queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.
Respect to all Australian Indigenous peoples on this Invasion Day.
Terra Nullius was bullshit.
Check this awesome interactive map of Indigenous languages
For the uninitiated, this is a map of the estimated tribal roaming boundaries, or ‘countries’, of the incredible multitude of Aboriginal cultures existing in Australia before invasion.
Next time a white person accuses you of #reverseracism, ask them if they have two and a half minutes to watch this
If I look up “carrot” in the dictionary, most people will acknowledge I do not know all there is to know about carrots and if I truly want to understand carrots, I should probably pick up a horticultural text book. We know that legal and medical terms are going to be, at best, simplistically represented and know we need to find a lawyer or a doctor if we want to know more. Anyone deciding to base their argument on, say, a philosophical concept or term using the dictionary is going to be laughed at at best, or automatically lose whatever argument they’re trying to make at least.
Yet the minute we move into a social justice framework, the ultimate authority changes. We don’t need lived experience, we don’t need experts who have examined centuries of social disparities and discrimination, we don’t need societal context. We don’t need sociology or history – no, we have THE DICTIONARY! That ultimate tome of oracular insight, the last word on any debate!
It’s patently ridiculous and you can see that by applying it to any other field of knowledge. But the privileged will continually trot out simplistic, twitter-style dictionary definitions as if they are the last word and the ultimate authority. No-one would drag out the dictionary to debate science with a scientist. But they’re more than willing to trot out a dictionary definition of racism over any sociological analysis. A dictionary is not the ultimate authority - they’re a rough guide for you to discover the simple meaning of words you’ve never heard before – not an ultimate definition of what the word means and all its contexts.
A Palestinian girl’s message to Israel after Zionist forces shelled her home. Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority (2006)
Western media works really hard so we don’t see this, we don’t see this articulate little girl
because it doesn’t sit right with the “we’re bombing savages” notion.