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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged intersectionality

Jul 22 '14
Jul 13 '14
"It grew out of trying to conceptualize the way the law responded to issues where both race and gender discrimination were involved. What happened was like an accident, a collision. Intersectionality simply came from the idea that if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you are likely to get hit by both. These women are injured, but when the race ambulance and the gender ambulance arrive at the scene, they see these women of color lying in the intersection and they say, ‘Well, we can’t figure out if this was just race or just sex discrimination. And unless they can show us which one it was, we can’t help them.’"
Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Intersectionality: The Double Bind of Race and Gender” (via ethiopienne)

(Source: ethiopienne)

Jul 13 '14
Jul 13 '14
"Apparently, women of color were wearing their hair in such fabulous ways, adding jewels and feathers to their high hairdos and walking around with such beauty and pride that it was obscuring their status. This was very threatening to the social stability (read: white population) of the area at the time. The law was meant to distinguish women of color from their white counterparts and to minimize their beauty."
Jun 26 '14
"Good afternoon. I am Mavutaseuv, Indian Girl with a Different Face. I am known as Diane Millich, and I am a citizen of the Southern Ute Indian tribe located in Ignacio, Colorado. When I was 26 years old, I dated a non-Indian, a white man. After six months, we were married. My non-Indian husband moved into my house on the reservation. To my shock, just days after our marriage, he assaulted me. After a year of abuse and more than a hundred incidences of being slapped, kicked, punched, and living in horrific terror, I left for good. During that year of marriage, I called the police many times. I called our Southern Ute tribal police department, but the law prevented them from arresting and prosecuting my husband because he was non-Indian. The county sheriff could not help me because I am a Native woman and the beatings occurred on tribal reservation land. After one beating, my ex-husband called the tribal police and the sheriff’s department himself just to show me that no one could stop him. All the times that I called the police and nothing was done only made my ex-husband believe he was above the law and untouchable. My ex-husband told me, ‘You promised us until death do us part, so death it shall be.’ Finally he arrived at my office armed with a gun. I am alive today only because my coworker pushed me out of harm’s way and took the bullet in his shoulder. For this crime he was finally arrested. But because he had never been arrested for any of the abuse against me, he was treated as a first-time offender. The state prosecutor and him reached a plea agreement of ‘aggravated driving under revocation’. If the bill being signed today were law when I was married, it would have allowed my tribe to arrest and prosecute my abuser. When this bill is signed, The Violence Against Women Act will finally reach Native American women like me."
Diane Millich at the signing of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act March 7, 2014 [x]  (via nitanahkohe)

(Source: whes)

Jun 24 '14
"In a recent BBC report on homosexual Muslims in the UK, one interviewee described an experience she had at a gay pride rally. She says, “‘There was an occasion at gay pride once where one of the marchers turned around and quite crudely said, ‘we didn’t know pride was allowing suicide bombers on the march’ –– it was really shocking to hear it from a fellow gay marcher.” The intersection of an affirmative declaration of gay and Muslim identifications runs into the ascriptive identification of all Muslims as terrorists."
Hussein Rashid, The Name Game: Understanding Tensions in Identity and Muslim Homosexuality, in Muslim LGBT Inclusion Project (via ace-muslim)
Jun 13 '14
  • white woman: men are awful
  • white man: not all men!
  • white woman: yes but enough men so that i feel endangered, your comment is unnecessary and derails the dialogue of women's issues that i am attempting to engage in
  • person of color: white people are awful
  • white woman: not all white people!
Jun 13 '14
whiteopinionsrwhiteopinions:

total-queer-move:

Close your eyes and try to remember - "This isn’t about race."

See this bullshit? This is what happens when hillbillies on the internet can’t understand how to critically think. 
And if you think being a flagrant racist towards her and other POC will silence us you’re dead wrong.
YOU LITERALLY RECONFIRMED WHY THIS SHIT NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT WITH YOUR OVERT RACISM AND MISOGYNY.
Seriously fuck reddit.

Meanwhile, total-queer-move blithely lays claim to being “FEMINIST” and “QUEEREST OF THE QUEER”
white people, this is why we don’t trust you.

whiteopinionsrwhiteopinions:

total-queer-move:

Close your eyes and try to remember - "This isn’t about race."

See this bullshit? This is what happens when hillbillies on the internet can’t understand how to critically think. 

And if you think being a flagrant racist towards her and other POC will silence us you’re dead wrong.

YOU LITERALLY RECONFIRMED WHY THIS SHIT NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT WITH YOUR OVERT RACISM AND MISOGYNY.

Seriously fuck reddit.

Meanwhile, total-queer-move blithely lays claim to being “FEMINIST” and “QUEEREST OF THE QUEER”

white people, this is why we don’t trust you.

Jun 10 '14

koreaunderground:

Dear @John_F_Power, John Francis Powers, reporter of @YonhapNews, former editor of the Korea Herald,

I must say you’ve thoroughly proven yourself over and over again to be quite the pathological liar.  This is quite disturbing considering your position as a journalist for the Yonhap News:

"…seeking to link me to an individual I know almost nothing about in an utterly misleading way."

Well, it seems to me by some of the many conversations you’ve had with this particular individual, that you do know this particular individual and you know him quite well, and for quite some time too. I think this is utter bullshit and now utterly misleading of you.

What else I find disturbing is that you continue, after all of this, you continue to cavort with this individual, Martin Williams, the author of such posts as “Gaming Azn girls” and “How to Get Laid In South Korea,” aka RedPoleQ, a well known racist, misogynist “pickup artist” who continually promotes rape culture. You mean to tell me you had no idea of what your friend does for a living? It’s all right there in his twitter profile. That is pretty incredible, considering you’re supposed to be a Yonhap journalist. Or is it because you see absolutely nothing wrong with what this scumbag does in Korea, and that you share the same racist, misogynist attitudes? This is quite disturbing indeed.

Not only that, I am now getting messages that you’ve started to harass, threaten and doxx tumblr users here that reblogged this here post. And this isn’t the first time, I’ve seen you doxx in the past. I’m not sure why a Yonhap journalist of your caliber needs to resort to such things.

If you have a problem with me, I suggest you say so out of the shadows.  Otherwise, you are simply a coward. 

I do have a problem with you, and as well as others who do too. We’ve been saying and stating this, from and out the shadows. But the problem is you’re not interested in the truth, either you don’t hear us, or you’re out to silence us .

In which case you should immediately write an apology and retraction on your blog.

I’m not sure why you’re demanding an apology and a retraction?

I mean why should I personally apologize for the bile you yourself post up about yourself. And why should anyone else? Especially those reblogging your bile? I think your bile is something you yourself needs to take care of.

May 30 '14
"White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement."