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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged kyriarchy

Apr 24 '14

strugglingtobeheard:

ethiopienne:

[TW: sexual assault] Check out the incredibly important conversation happening on Suey Park’s timeline about the “victim” vs. “survivor” binary in sexual assault rhetoric.

this is great. i saw someone arguing w/ another telling them to not identify as a victim & it was too triggering to engage in at the time. But it seems our society really hates victims, always saying you want to be a victim and you’re making yourself into a victim. But with sexual assault and rape especially, some of us want to be able to say Yes, we are Victims. this was a crime, an assault, an attack and we were victimized. being a survivor is great but even without the label we are surviving that shit everyday after. let people claim their own terms and places within their healing and naming how they want. i should thank Suey on twitter too.

(Source: ethiopienne)

Apr 4 '14
"when the boys pull your hair and push you to the ground
during recess
I promise not to tell you that it’s because they like you.
when the teachers call home to tell me that
you pushed them to the ground after you
I’ll take you out of school early and buy
you your favorite ice cream.
when you get older and the boys
try to touch you when you don’t want to be touched
I’ll look at you like the sun when you come home
with anger in your fists.
they all tell you not to fight fire with fire
but that is only because they are afraid of your flames.
when the boys yell after you like hyenas
you yell back, baby.
I will not teach you to be afraid of your anger
so that you look for it in others.
I will not make you be the better person
because you already are.
you wanna fight ‘em? fight ‘em.
don’t you dare apologize for the fierce love
you have for yourself
and the lengths you go to preserve it.
when the boys try to tell you to soften up
I hope you make them bleed with your edges.
I hope you remember that you are not theirs
that their disappointment in you is not yours.
when the boys come to your door with pretty words and
angry eyes
I hope you show them the anger in yours.
I hope you show them just how strong your mommy
thinks you are.
I hope you show them the animal they can’t always
see in their own reflection.
when the boys come with the intention of hurting you
my advice will always stay the same, my darling:
give ‘em hell."
when the boys come | Caitlyn S. (via alonesomes)
Mar 30 '14

Personally I am pro-life

misandry-mermaid:

chemical-stripper:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

brofistsnail:

I understand you don’t want that baby, but you should just toughen up and go through pregnancy! After, you can give the baby to foster parents, or anything, JUST PLEASE DONT KILL THEM.

and risk abuse and besides pregnancy and birth is expensive and dangerous- Riley

"You should just toughen up"
OMG LOLOLOLOL

"I understand you don’t want that baby but you should just pretend there isn’t a safe, legal way to get rid of it and go through 9 months of hell and the most painful physical process of your life instead so that I feel better. You know, ‘toughen up’.”

Mar 28 '14

howtobeterrell:

The notion that single parented homes are “broken”

howtobeterrell:

buttcheekpalmkang:

howtobeterrell:

Because there’s no male figure in the home is deeply misogynist and sexist

Not trying to be “that guy”, but there are male single parent homes too.

And those typically aren’t the ones with stigma attached to them. Are…

Ok but that wasn’t the point if the post. And I don’t think two parents of opposite genders make a difference. Children need a community of loving adults. Nuclear families are far to small to really nurture individuals in my opinion since we’re deviating away from the point of the post.

"All single parent homes get a lot o stigma" sure thing @antarcticanking but there’s no worldwide industry and network specifically targeting and trafficking from single FATHERS. There aren’t major “public health” campaigns that slut shame single fathers. When white supremacist “scientists” pathologized single parents & offspring as “mentally unfit” and a literal danger to humanity, guess which half of the gender binary they went in on.

Oh, I KNOW all single parents gets stigmatized. Us Developing World(tm) bastards get classified as orphans just by living in a single parent household, even if both our parents and entire family are still alive. Which (to build on howtobeterrell’s point) is especially convenient if one wants to wipe out our birth cultures that have a much healthier and community-oriented approach to raising children than the dumbshit Western über-heteronormative capitalist nuclear family model. Tobias Hübinette wrote a great piece on how this model purposefully colonizes and destroys non-Western communities.

But this "ALL single parented homes are stigmatized" is just derailing. The assault on single motherhood (especially black and brown motherhood) is unprecedented.

Mar 27 '14

TONI MORRISON: The Pain Of Being Black or (Stop Policing Black Sexuality and Reproductive Habits)

  • Interviewer: In one of your books you described young black men who say, "We have found the whole business of being black and men at the same time too difficult." You said that they then turned their interest to flashy clothing and to being hip and abandoned the responsibility of trying to be black and male.
  • Toni Morrison: I said they took their testicles and put them on their chest. I don't know what their responsibility is anymore. They're not given the opportunity to choose what their responsibilities are. There's 60% unemployment for black teenagers in this city. What kind of choice is that?
  • Interviewer: This leads to the problem of the depressingly large number of single-parent households and the crisis in unwed teenage pregnancies. Do you see a way out of that set of worsening circumstances and statistics?
  • Toni Morrison: Well, neither of those things seems to me a debility. I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man. Two parents can't raise a child any more than one. You need a whole community -- everybody -- to raise a child. The notion that the head is the one who brings in the most money is a patriarchal notion, that a woman -- and I have raised two children, alone -- is somehow lesser than a male head. Or that I am incomplete without the male. This is not true. And the little nuclear family is a paradigm that just doesn't work. It doesn't work for white people or for black people. Why we are hanging onto it, I don't know. It isolates people into little units -- people need a larger unit.
  • Interviewer: And teenage pregnancies?
  • Toni Morrison: Everybody's grandmother was a teenager when they got pregnant. Whether they were 15 or 16, they ran a house, a farm, they went to work, they raised their children.
  • Interviewer: But everybody's grandmother didn't have the potential for living a different kind of life. These teenagers -- 16, 15 -- haven't had time to find out if they have special abilities, talents. They're babies having babies.
  • Toni Morrison: The child's not going to hurt them. Of course, it is absolutely time consuming. But who cares about the schedule? What is this business that you have to finish school at 18? They're not babies. We have decided that puberty extends to what -- 30? When do people stop being kids? The body is ready to have babies, that's why they are in a passion to do it. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.
Mar 27 '14
"she was special and unique because unlike other girls she read a book and drank a tea and didnt talk about a clothes"
Mar 26 '14

arjache:

misandry-mermaid:

sourcedumal:

stfusexists:

themountainwillmove:

nikkisshadetree:

radicalrebellion:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

strugglingtobeheard:

anarchistpeopleofcolor:

California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission (by RTAmerica)

I’m going to watch this later but I’m boosting and posting because this happened very recently and needs to be brought to light

In 2013!!!! Omg.

2 Questions:

1. Where is the outrage from mainstream feminism?

2. Where are the supposed pro-lifers?

*I don’t actually need responses to these questions, cause I already know the answers. 

Bolded.

I feel sick. 

Not 150 years ago. Not fifteen years ago.
Not fifteen months ago.
LAST. YEAR.

And not a word from mainstream white feminists

But hey, it’s regarding jailed WOC so it’s not their concern, right?

This makes me so fucking angry, I can’t even process the information. I just… ugh. I’m gonna go punch a wall or a police officer or something.

Here’s an article about it for those for whom text works better than a video.

Mar 23 '14
"If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, “one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike."
(Frye 1983, p. 136).”

Dee L.R. Graham (1995), Loving to Survive

(via quoilecanard)

Yeah!  This reality hit me a few months ago when a teenage boy at work said to another teenage boy, “ladies first!” in order to insult him.  Chivalry is not about respect or kindness.

(via my-sundown)

(Source: radfeminist)

Mar 20 '14

strugglingtobeheard:

biyuti:

I’ve said before, calling out is a gift. It is a sign of respect. Because it means the oppressed person believes the oppressor can change.

100% true. i only call out ppl i fucks w/ and respect and only expect it from the same. white ppl and nameless faceless ppl calling me out is just not a thing i entertain

it is most DEFINITELY a gift and those who get called out should be most grateful that oppressed persons are bothering to expend the time…

but I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone here in that when I call out folks, it’s far more for the benefit of those around me who are also oppressed. In refusing to remain silent, I’m decolonizing my mind and fighting for the mental & spiritual health of myself and those I love, who are branded “angry/disordered/murderous" simply for not fitting one’s entire existence into disgustingly abusive status quos

This is a glorious post and OP is on point, I just think the oppressor’s problem to begin with is that they think it’s all about them. It isn’t, and IDGAF about educating much less changing them — that’s not our job, and my words are not for them. X

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.

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