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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged intersectionality

Apr 9 '14
"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."
Scott Wood (X)

(Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem)

Mar 29 '14
""Ethnic" whites are still white. White Jews are still white. So are white muslims. White privilege is white privilege is white privilege. You can experience anti-Semitism or xenophobia or religious persecution and still be white. Remember intersectionality?
Like it or not, you are excluded from or consumed into whiteness based on things that have little to do with your own personal racial identification or cultural heritage. That’s how whiteness operates. It consolidates its power by stretching to contain as many disparate people as possible, to make itself a false majority, and then it makes membership so attractive and otherness so abhorrant that the power structure upholds itself."

Ttssgg (via indigoradix)

This is why it is so crucial to distinguish between transracial adoption and transethnic adoption.

Transethnic adoptees experience the profound loss of heritage and erasure of identity, but they also benefit from white privilege in ways that transracial adoptees never can.

(via bastardplanet)

Mar 28 '14
Mar 28 '14
himteckerjam:

anukii:

vinlandviking:

anukii:

vinlandviking:

punx-files:

gorlt:

descentintotyranny:

Man dies defending daughter during alleged hate crime
Mar. 22 2014
A Chicago man was killed Wednesday while protecting his only daughter during an alleged hate crime.
Fifty-nine-year-old Michael Tingling was walking his 15-year-old daughter, Masharah, home from school around 2 p.m. when he noticed Joseph Firek, 59, making inappropriate gestures towards her, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Firek approached the girl, Tingling stepped in and a fight ensued.
“He was staring at me up and down, eyeballing me,” Masharah said to NBC Chicago. “My dad, being a father, he got protective and put me behind him and told the guy to go away.”
During the altercation, Firek allegedly punched Tingling, who has a pacemaker, in the chest, causing him to go into cardiac arrest, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
Firek allegedly used racial slurs while hitting Masharah’s father.
Tingling was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
“My dad can’t see me go to eighth grade graduation,” the eighth grader told NBC Chicago. “That’s all he wanted to do was see me graduate.”
Tinglings death has been ruled a homicide, and Firek has been charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime.

this breaks my heart

This is NOT ok.

So this went from “inappropriate gestures” to racial slurs? For some reason I doubt that if he’s making these “inappropriate gestures” toward yhat girl [which I ASSUME to be sexual], why would he be using racial slurs when he’s clearly attracted to black girls? Don’t add up. Maybe it’s time to stop taking non-whites strictly on their word when it comes to so-called “hate crimes”

All of the sexual savagery committed and all the biracial babies born from nonconsenting vaginas placed there by white slavemasters unto black slaves who they saw as dirty, inhuman, and lower than animals and expressed their hatred for them daily but you think really a dumbass racist wouldn’t make sexual gestures at a person of the race they hate?
All of the rape done by savage Europeans when they deceived and betrayed Native Americans to steal this land and essentially committed genocide and you really think a racist wouldn’t pop a boner for a person of the race they hate? Are you educated? Do you at all realize the power dynamics in rape or sex with someone one considers inferior?
When did this article even imply the inappropriate gestures were sexual? What if the asshole was flipping up a middle finger? Or positioning his finger like a knife to his neck? Your mind went right to sex?
You goddamn sociopath. A man just died trying to protect his child and all you can make it about is your personal skepticism because the victim has melanin. You’re as soulless as your ancestors. It’s no wonder all around the world cultures of colors consistently refer to white people as having no souls. You actually find your reasoning sound.

1. There weren’t many biracial babies born in the days of slavery, as it was looked down upon- as it should be FROM BOTH SIDES.
2. European settlers attempted toCoexist with the so-called “native Americans” and were attacked and savagely murdered in the process. But the Indians, being light years behind the Europeans (as was most of the world) couldn’t compete with the weapons technology and military strategy. And 90% of the land “stolen” was actually purchased dumb ass.
And another thing about that: who else is history EXCEPT for the Europeans wins land through warfare, wins, and STILL BUYS said territory won?!? Europeans. Nobody else in history has done so. So fuck your ‘soulless savage’ horse shit. Fucking retard.
3. The article didn’t say ANYTHING about the gesture made toward the girl. But one would assume that it was sexual based on the fathers reaction: as a man- if someone were to threaten my daughter with violence: I would want to do just as her father did, BUT would let the cops handle it, as I don’t know what’s he’s capable of; he could very well be a dangerous person with intent to kill and reason would take hold over anger. If it be over a sexual pass- anger and violence would immediately take hold with the thought that this person doesn’t want to harm her, but still is doing something I clearly wouldn’t approve of. I was in no way AT ALL sticking up for the guy who killed the father. I was merely stating that it was not a hate crime. The murderer was surely in the wrong-simple as that.
4. And if non-whites think we are so “soul less” and evil; then why the fuck you keep moving into OUR countries? Get the fuck out, you’re not wanted. Make your own countries better and thrive on your own instead of ruining ours.

There weren’t many biracial babies? Define many because biracial babies born from nonconsenting pregnancies was VERY COMMON. That’s kind of expected from people owning other people and abusing them in every way possible.
As for savage Natives, do you have a source? Because when I read things like Columbus meeting a tribe of natives peacefully and then proceeding to rape, abuse, and enslave them so they can gather gold for him driving them to EXTINCTION, how Vikings got kicked out of further colonization in America because Natives were tired of their shit, and even pilgrims celebrating thanksgiving with the mass murder of natives!
Hell, even outside the Americas! Europeans making a treaty with the Maori allowing them to own the land of their own home after forceful colonization and then these Pakehas outright betraying them! Gosh, it seems everywhere you go in history, white people just aren’t nice.
I think you have a massively misconstrued definition of savage.
Or lemme guess, it’s that “viking blood.” Bwahahaha.
I love how you claim European colonizers sold natives their own freaking land. That was cute. Yeah, nevermind the history books! Those Europeans stole bought that land fair and square! Their technology was too advanced for the natives despite natives as a populous actually mainly dying from disease through severe lack of hygiene in Europeans!
Your immediate assumption of the gesture being sexual is a product of your own repression, keep that to yourself and quit vilifying the victim status of others as a result of that.
Ohhhh boy, the “our countries” claim! We stole, raped, pillaged, and abused these lands and its people fair and square, it’s ours! All you colored people moving into our lands that we stole from you because it was actually valuable therefore we’re entitled to it!!
Who’s not wanted? Bwahahaha! Darling, take your own advice. I at least hope you’re crying these hypocritical white tears in a non-colonized land. Thought that would be hard.191 out of 226 countries on this Earth have been invaded by white people (emphasis on invaded, not invited.)
Oh you silly dimwitted white people and your fascination with the Vikings as a source of self empowerment and validation. Vikings to white people are what Egyptians and Nubians are to black people. Love to claim that shit in your genetic background when really, you probably just have French pauper blood.

By the way, nice job also putting Vinland in your name! The same land Native Americans kicked the Norse out of. ;)

LAWD YES

Perf. Just have to add that “Viking” roots are about as special as dirt (and almost as interesting). Also vinlandviking is literally a neo-nazi and posts shit like “Hitler was just poor misunderstood woobie who wanted the best for his people” ad nauseum

himteckerjam:

anukii:

vinlandviking:

anukii:

vinlandviking:

punx-files:

gorlt:

descentintotyranny:

Man dies defending daughter during alleged hate crime

Mar. 22 2014

A Chicago man was killed Wednesday while protecting his only daughter during an alleged hate crime.

Fifty-nine-year-old Michael Tingling was walking his 15-year-old daughter, Masharah, home from school around 2 p.m. when he noticed Joseph Firek, 59, making inappropriate gestures towards her, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Firek approached the girl, Tingling stepped in and a fight ensued.

“He was staring at me up and down, eyeballing me,” Masharah said to NBC Chicago. “My dad, being a father, he got protective and put me behind him and told the guy to go away.”

During the altercation, Firek allegedly punched Tingling, who has a pacemaker, in the chest, causing him to go into cardiac arrest, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Firek allegedly used racial slurs while hitting Masharah’s father.

Tingling was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

“My dad can’t see me go to eighth grade graduation,” the eighth grader told NBC Chicago. “That’s all he wanted to do was see me graduate.”

Tinglings death has been ruled a homicide, and Firek has been charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime.

this breaks my heart

This is NOT ok.

So this went from “inappropriate gestures” to racial slurs? For some reason I doubt that if he’s making these “inappropriate gestures” toward yhat girl [which I ASSUME to be sexual], why would he be using racial slurs when he’s clearly attracted to black girls? Don’t add up. Maybe it’s time to stop taking non-whites strictly on their word when it comes to so-called “hate crimes”

All of the sexual savagery committed and all the biracial babies born from nonconsenting vaginas placed there by white slavemasters unto black slaves who they saw as dirty, inhuman, and lower than animals and expressed their hatred for them daily but you think really a dumbass racist wouldn’t make sexual gestures at a person of the race they hate?

All of the rape done by savage Europeans when they deceived and betrayed Native Americans to steal this land and essentially committed genocide and you really think a racist wouldn’t pop a boner for a person of the race they hate? Are you educated? Do you at all realize the power dynamics in rape or sex with someone one considers inferior?

When did this article even imply the inappropriate gestures were sexual? What if the asshole was flipping up a middle finger? Or positioning his finger like a knife to his neck? Your mind went right to sex?

You goddamn sociopath. A man just died trying to protect his child and all you can make it about is your personal skepticism because the victim has melanin. You’re as soulless as your ancestors. It’s no wonder all around the world cultures of colors consistently refer to white people as having no souls. You actually find your reasoning sound.

1. There weren’t many biracial babies born in the days of slavery, as it was looked down upon- as it should be FROM BOTH SIDES.

2. European settlers attempted to
Coexist with the so-called “native Americans” and were attacked and savagely murdered in the process. But the Indians, being light years behind the Europeans (as was most of the world) couldn’t compete with the weapons technology and military strategy. And 90% of the land “stolen” was actually purchased dumb ass.

And another thing about that: who else is history EXCEPT for the Europeans wins land through warfare, wins, and STILL BUYS said territory won?!? Europeans. Nobody else in history has done so. So fuck your ‘soulless savage’ horse shit. Fucking retard.

3. The article didn’t say ANYTHING about the gesture made toward the girl. But one would assume that it was sexual based on the fathers reaction: as a man- if someone were to threaten my daughter with violence: I would want to do just as her father did, BUT would let the cops handle it, as I don’t know what’s he’s capable of; he could very well be a dangerous person with intent to kill and reason would take hold over anger. If it be over a sexual pass- anger and violence would immediately take hold with the thought that this person doesn’t want to harm her, but still is doing something I clearly wouldn’t approve of. I was in no way AT ALL sticking up for the guy who killed the father. I was merely stating that it was not a hate crime. The murderer was surely in the wrong-simple as that.

4. And if non-whites think we are so “soul less” and evil; then why the fuck you keep moving into OUR countries? Get the fuck out, you’re not wanted. Make your own countries better and thrive on your own instead of ruining ours.

There weren’t many biracial babies? Define many because biracial babies born from nonconsenting pregnancies was VERY COMMON. That’s kind of expected from people owning other people and abusing them in every way possible.

As for savage Natives, do you have a source? Because when I read things like Columbus meeting a tribe of natives peacefully and then proceeding to rape, abuse, and enslave them so they can gather gold for him driving them to EXTINCTION, how Vikings got kicked out of further colonization in America because Natives were tired of their shit, and even pilgrims celebrating thanksgiving with the mass murder of natives!

Hell, even outside the Americas! Europeans making a treaty with the Maori allowing them to own the land of their own home after forceful colonization and then these Pakehas outright betraying them! Gosh, it seems everywhere you go in history, white people just aren’t nice.

I think you have a massively misconstrued definition of savage.

Or lemme guess, it’s that “viking blood.” Bwahahaha.

I love how you claim European colonizers sold natives their own freaking land. That was cute. Yeah, nevermind the history books! Those Europeans stole bought that land fair and square! Their technology was too advanced for the natives despite natives as a populous actually mainly dying from disease through severe lack of hygiene in Europeans!

Your immediate assumption of the gesture being sexual is a product of your own repression, keep that to yourself and quit vilifying the victim status of others as a result of that.

Ohhhh boy, the “our countries” claim! We stole, raped, pillaged, and abused these lands and its people fair and square, it’s ours! All you colored people moving into our lands that we stole from you because it was actually valuable therefore we’re entitled to it!!

Who’s not wanted? Bwahahaha! Darling, take your own advice. I at least hope you’re crying these hypocritical white tears in a non-colonized land. Thought that would be hard.191 out of 226 countries on this Earth have been invaded by white people (emphasis on invaded, not invited.)

Oh you silly dimwitted white people and your fascination with the Vikings as a source of self empowerment and validation. Vikings to white people are what Egyptians and Nubians are to black people. Love to claim that shit in your genetic background when really, you probably just have French pauper blood.

image

By the way, nice job also putting Vinland in your name! The same land Native Americans kicked the Norse out of. ;)

LAWD YES

Perf. Just have to add that “Viking” roots are about as special as dirt (and almost as interesting). Also vinlandviking is literally a neo-nazi and posts shit like “Hitler was just poor misunderstood woobie who wanted the best for his people” ad nauseum

Mar 17 '14
winnememwintuvoice:

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin blockade for missing/murdered women
via warriorpublications.wordpress.com
By Krystalline Kraus, Rabble.ca,  March 3, 2014
As of Sunday, roughly 70 members and supporters of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga erected a blockade on Shannonville Road, pushing for the Canadian government to host a genuine inquiry into the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women across Canada — thus stating their dissatisfaction of the Oppal Inquiry.
As of reports from Sunday night, “two large fires are going across the street and vehicles are parked, blocking Shannonville Road.”
The federal government has already insisted that it is willing to commit $25 million to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. While this is a start, the mandate is not specific to why First Nations women are at a higher risk of violence due to historical and socio-economic factors.
This blockade should not be a surprise to anyone, since Tyendinaga Mohawk resident Shawn Brant had already warned the federal government — and especially Stephen Harper — that the government had until the end of February 2014 to start a campaign of direct action if an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women was not called.
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winnememwintuvoice:

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin blockade for missing/murdered women

via warriorpublications.wordpress.com

By Krystalline Kraus, Rabble.ca,  March 3, 2014

As of Sunday, roughly 70 members and supporters of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga erected a blockade on Shannonville Road, pushing for the Canadian government to host a genuine inquiry into the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women across Canada — thus stating their dissatisfaction of the Oppal Inquiry.

As of reports from Sunday night, “two large fires are going across the street and vehicles are parked, blocking Shannonville Road.”

The federal government has already insisted that it is willing to commit $25 million to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. While this is a start, the mandate is not specific to why First Nations women are at a higher risk of violence due to historical and socio-economic factors.

This blockade should not be a surprise to anyone, since Tyendinaga Mohawk resident Shawn Brant had already warned the federal government — and especially Stephen Harper — that the government had until the end of February 2014 to start a campaign of direct action if an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women was not called.

[MORE]

Feb 20 '14
Feb 17 '14
"Ideas of pure White womanhood that were created to defend women of the homeland required a corresponding set of ideas about hot-blooded Latinas, exotic Suzy Wongs, wanton jezebels, and stoic native squaws. Civilized nation-states required uncivilized and backward colonies for their national identity to have meaning, and the status of women in both places was central to this entire endeavor."
Patricia Hill Collins (via wretchedoftheearth)
Feb 16 '14

“I can’t think of any high profile white UK feminist who has “rejected” intersectionality”

amazing-how-you-love:

redlightpolitics:

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So apparently, no high profile white UK feminist has rejected intersectionality according to Helen Lewis. I find the wording of this tweet odd because of course, there is a little semantic gem hidden therein: a no true Scotsman argument disguised under “the concept” so that we cannot counterclaim with evidence like this, from Rose George, a TED Speaker and published author who rejects “the word” but not “the concept”.

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Notice Julie Bindel’s retweet also rejecting “the word”.

On the last week of November, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, one of the founders of Vagenda, a publication that was originally part of New Statesman and overseen by Helen Lewis in her role of Deputy Editor, published this at The Guardian:

After talking to these young women, we wrote a column criticising academic feminists’ use of alienating terms such as “intersectionality” on the basis that most people don’t understand them. “Intersectionality” basically means taking into account the way different systems of oppression – race, class, disability, sexual orientation – relate to one another. The article raised issue with the language, not the concept, but because we deigned to criticise the method of communication, we were deemed racist.

Again, the reframing of “the concept” vs. “the word”. Ms. Cosslet goes on to explain how the use of the word itself is “privileged”. This is a new ideological framing in the sense that it positions Black women who created and developed these ideas and words and all the other Women of Color who both use the ideas and theories and continued expanding on them to explain their lives as being “more privileged” than the white women who feel alienated by their use. These words, we are told, leave us cold because we don’t know what they mean. “You are the privileged one, using words we cannot understand”. Rejecting a word created for and by a Black academic to explain her life and the lives of women like her is not an ideology free rejection. Words matter and having precise and sharp words to quickly reference a framework matter even more. It’s the difference between having to spend 10 minutes to carefully elaborate and explain an idea vs. having a tool to quickly evoke an entire body of theory and work. It’s the difference between having a scalpel vs. being handed a box of blunt knives.

At the core of this rejection of the word but not “the concept” is a rejection of knowledge produced and developed by Black women and other Women of Color. Since in the face of overwhelming evidence these white feminists cannot deny that racism is alive and kicking, then they will do the next best thing: deprive us of the use of words that help us explain how we are uniquely affected by these power structures. Again, I must insist, at the core of this denial resides an erasure of our tools, the very fabric of the theories and knowledge that explain our lives. “Use the master’s tools to dismantle the master’s house”. This is nothing but a blatant epistemic injustice. White feminists reject the knowledge produced by Black women and Women of Color to continue in control of discourses and public agendas in media, activist environments, government policy, etc. “Use our words because otherwise our issues will not be front and center”.

But since Lewis claim is that high profile UK feminists have not rejected the “concept”, then maybe we can look at how Caitlin Moran fared when confronted with the idea but not the word:

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Oh, “I literally couldn’t give a shit about it”.

Back then, Vagenda Magazine, as I mentioned above, a publication overseen by Helen Lewis in her role of Deputy Editor at New Statesman published an impassioned defense of Moran* that included statements such as this:

And therein lies the nub of the problem: feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement.[…]

And to an extent, why should it? If class or race, and not merely gender, is what is preventing you from becoming Director General of the BBC, or Prime Minister, or the editor of the Telegraph, then equal rights for women in isolation of these factors are going to make sod-all difference. […]

We would suggest that anyone with an interest in genuine equality for all adapt that phrase to “my feminism will be comprehensible or it will be bullshit.” Achieving “intersectionality” is impossible unless you can communicate clearly, with everyone. Moran at least speaks a language that we all understand. And how many other feminists can you credit with that?

In turn, Helen Lewis wrote her own defense of “simplified language” claiming “There’s no point in your language being “correct”, if only 12 of your friends can understand it.”. Again, not rejecting “the concept” but “words” as if concepts could be derived from the abstract without tools to define lives and, in turn, shape them.

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Suzanne Moore also has feelings about the word intersectionality. Apparently, “intersectionality my arse” is not a rejection of “the concept” either. Because the works of Black women and other Women of Color belong up a white woman’s ass. Visuals of defecating on the ideas notwithstanding.

Award winning, multiple published author Stella Duffy also chimed in with her ideas about intersectionality:

I do find the term ‘intersectionality’ to be both classist and educationalist – or rather, not the term itself, but the way the twitter fight had people using it as if everyone knew what they meant.

Again, that thing about “the concept” vs. “the word”.

Sarah Ditum also rejects “the word but not the concept” going as far as calling intersectionality “an icepick” and she does a whole lot of google graph explanation about how the word was never used before a certain date which what? renders the word useless? difficult? inaccessible? Your guess is as good as mine.

Louise Mensch wrote an entire article at The Guardian about “intersectional bollocks” which is pretty much unquotable because of the sheer volume of clueless statements. It’d be impossible to pick just one. “Progressive feminists” might prefer that Mensch is not included in this list, what with her being a Tory, however, she self identifies as a feminist and is considered by many, as much of a feminist as Helen Lewis, Vagenda Magazine or Caitlin Moran. We are not here to police who does and does not belong to the movement, after all. Just bringing up the archives to remind us all where we stand on “rejecting the concept” vs. “the word”.

It is no coincidence that certain words or ideas have gained popularity in the past couple of years as the number of People of Color (and Black Twitter specifically) have gained deserved attention and generated media production in their own right. Words that explain the lives of people who are using media in innovative ways are sure to follow the phenomenon. Until not long ago, a white dominated media got to shape public discourse and the only recourse left for those that wished to challenge their hegemony was to either write a letter to the editor, hand out fliers or start a small print zine/newspaper/publishing house. White dominated media did not need acknowledge the existence of these efforts. They could reject words, concepts, ideas and even people with impunity.

This white feminism can continue “rejecting the word” and in doing so, they will continue trying to limit our world. My language shapes my worldview, my political ideas and, more importantly, my praxis. The notion that we should limit how we express ourselves rather than expand these views so that they can reach more people is part of this old hegemony that has given us exclusion, lack of representation and alienation for anyone that is not white, cis gender, able bodied, etc. In this rejection of “the word” there is a demand that Women of Color create work that reproduce the ideas and patterns of white feminism. I vehemently reject that. It is white feminism that was built on exclusion. It is white feminism’s task to undo itself and fix what they broke, not the task of Women of Color who created ideas because this white feminism was not providing them. Expecting that Women of Color use “simpler words” comes with the added aggravating demand  that we do not become intellectual producers in our own rights. I doubt anyone would have asked Giles Deleuze to “simplify” his ideas so that other white men who did not understand them could also feel included. This demand of “simplification” is specific to Women of Color and their (our) knowledge production. When we write, when we discuss, when we create, when we practice our feminism, when we embody our politics, we should make them accessible to white women. We are the ones to fix what they broke. And that, with no respect at all, is bullshit.

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EDIT: On Twitter, Helen Lewis pointed out that Vagenda was not part of New Statesman. Instead, the two editors/founders of Vagenda were employed by New Statesman to blog under the name of “The V Spot”. A radically different publication, it seems.

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* Incidentally, this is the piece that I opened a complain against at the UK Press Commission due to the fact that they quoted me without attribution and reduced my work to the status of a “meme”. As an aside, this might be another example of rejecting the word but not the “concept”, amirite? what’s more feminist and inclusive than erasing authors and denying them attribution for their work and words while using those words against them to turn them into the opposite of what they meant?

With heartfelt thanks to Jackie A. who provided me some of the links above and who is awesome in her own right.

What they are rejecting is an entire body of work (and people) they don’t feel they need to consider.  This kind of positioning as beleaguered victim standing up against the ignorant (of “educationalism” in this case) dark masses, this theater, just to not have to understand a word, literally, of what Black feminists say shows there is no talking.  There is only one way they will side with justice.

Feb 8 '14
pepperonistark:

sorayachemaly:

From CNN: List: States where rape is most common 
“Rape is least frequent (or is least frequently reported) in New Jersey. The state with the second-highest rate of reported rape, behind Alaska, is South Dakota, with a rate of 70 per 100,000.”

#(points to native populations in south dakota and alaska)   #(points to rate of sexual assault against native women)   #(points angrily) (via bringinglexiback)


(map of Native American and Alaskan Native populations in 2008)


Meanwhile in white Western feminist commentary: “……………..”

pepperonistark:

sorayachemaly:

From CNN: List: States where rape is most common 

Rape is least frequent (or is least frequently reported) in New Jersey. The state with the second-highest rate of reported rape, behind Alaska, is South Dakota, with a rate of 70 per 100,000.”

#(points to native populations in south dakota and alaska)   #(points to rate of sexual assault against native women)   #(points angrily) (via bringinglexiback)

(map of Native American and Alaskan Native populations in 2008)

Meanwhile in white Western feminist commentary: “……………..”

Feb 6 '14
  • white people on tumblr: *reblogs creepshots of asian girls, creates memes about strict asian parents, ignores dark skin asian girls, labels asian girls as exotic and submissive*
  • asian girls: we aren't exotic mail-order brides who always get an A on a math test. stop perpetuating stereotypes that homogenize the ethnic/cultural diversity in our communities
  • white girls:
  • white people on tumblr: *reblogs a million sassy black woman gifs, makes posts about black girls being too loud, makes poor black women into memes and makes fake twitter accounts for them*
  • black girls: we can't breath without being turned into a joke, why can't we be respected? stop perpetuating the stereotype that we're one dimensional characters instead of complex human beings, we don't exist to be your entertainment
  • white girls:
  • white people on tumblr: *glues craft store feather on a headband, reblogs sexy cherokee princess costumes, jokes about scalping people *
  • indigenous girls: can you stop perpetuation the idea that we're hypersexualized savages? we've been fighting our whole lives to practice our culture and you think it's ok to make a costume out of it?indigenous girls have extremely high rates of being victims of sexual assault, that's not something to joke about
  • white girls:
  • girls of color on tumblr: *makes one joke about white girls and starbucks*
  • white girls: why are you being so misogynistic? all of you hate women, if i replaced white with black or asian i would be called a racist