His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while…
Native Americans, like always, are swept under a rug - just another mess to delete. It’s easy to just forget that we exist because the vain pursuit of looking cute as a fat girl is more important than perpetuating racism against WOC.
Intersectionality matters to the fat acceptance movement because racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, and sexism are still forms of oppression.
Being fat is not the last crusade.
Yeah, seriously, one fat white girl to another, please please PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS SHIT. Not only is it a shitty, racist thing to do, it is a detriment to the movement. Fat people of color face even more fat stigma and stress, and are even less likely to have access to good quality healthcare, face more job discrimination than white fatties do (all of this on TOP of the effects of systemic racism). When white fat activists culturally appropriate it alienates the people who need fat acceptance the most. If our opposition to fat stigma and bias and hatred isn’t intersectional it will fail, and rightfully so. So please, stop, think, and don’t appropriate sacred native items for fatshion.
How did fat acceptance become central to the conversation? I feel like I’m missing some context. Is she a fat acceptance blogger?
Either way, cheers for calling this person out and making sure to screenshot the receipts since i’m PRETTY sure your comments just got deleted again without any attempts to actually address them. Does anyone have a follow up to this exchange?white people, this is why nobody trusts you
A white man is never going to be the catalyst for revolution in these times. He will lead no progressive movments, he will free no one. It was white men who enslaved half the world in the first place. It is certainly white men holding us hostage now.
If you are a white radical who desires change and dream about yourself or people who look and think just like you leading the movement imma need you to take one HUGE step away from your inflated ego (and the mic/podium), and do the work of realizing that your people should absolutely NOT be getting recognition in a world where white supremacy is still the celebrated norm.
No way are white folks even capable of liberating IPOC out of a paper bag. Y’all have been in control the past 500 years and the greatest empire you could imagine has a McDonalds and a Starbucks on eery corner in every hub in every country in the world? Y’all cant secure us free “public” education but you can build prisons at a rapid rate and fill them with my people? Y’all cant guarantee us a living wage but you can spend your $$$ on the clothes andphones we make for you?
If you are a white radical, do the work of stepping down, of becoming silent, of looking into yourself, and speaking out to your white family and community, not down to IPOC organizers. Support our causes, but recognize that everything you think you OWN about the future, your people STOLE from us. They stole it. You have no right to it, no claim to it. Im not sorry, the better world we are building looks nothing like you or your sociopathic ancestors could even dream of.
White supremacy tries to steal the very idea of having a future away from POC. we are unhomed, unwelcomed, unloved by you, and ugly in your eyes. Deal with that hatred. Deal with it and what kind of person that makes you, from the infant who cried to get what she wanted to the girl that cheated off the brown girls math test, to the girl that thought all black girls were disgusting ghetto ratchet hos… All the way to the university educated white woman who learned about “patriarchy” but never what colour his skin looked like, or that he has a face like your fathers.
The revolution will not look like you, white folks, and you should be working twice as hard to have it become that way. If you still cant understand why, do yourself a favor:
that’s that “CAN’T TELL ME (and the ancestors) NOTHING” face
this is so awsome im finna cry
[photo description: image of Sharanda Jones smiling in front of a christmas tree. text reads, “Sharanda Jones missed 14 christmases with her family. her daughter calls the first eight years of her life before Sharanda went to prison, “a definite gift from god.” ask president oabma to send her #HomeForTheHolidays”]
she’s been behind bars for the past 14 years because of a racist war on drugs. it’s time to bring her home.
link was broken but now it’s fixed!
Do it now.
also: SPACE SHEETS
i literally can’t imagine a scenario where a person wouldn’t want these
The sex would be
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Wait, wait. Will it have her seeing stars?
So Mich better than the Alliance issued ones.
I’m reading through this Andrea Smith essay on privilege and i was especially struck by this:
The presupposition is that Indigenous peoples are oppressed because they are not sufficiently known or understood. In fact, however, this desire to “know” the Native is itself part of the settler-colonial project to apprehend, contain and domesticate the potential power of indigenous peoples to subvert the settler state….Thus, the project of decolonization requires a practice of what Audra Simpson calls “ethnographic refusal” – the refusal to be known and the refusal to be infinitely knowable. The politics of decolonization requires the proliferation of theories, knowledge, ideas, and analyses that speak to a beyond settler colonialism and are hence unknowable.
this fascinates me for how the logic of Indigenous genocide so heartily contrasts with the logic of orientalism.
within orientalism, Asians must always be unknowable. Mysterious and inscrutable. Indeed, it is the fact that we cannot be known that makes us a source of constant threat and anxiety to the empire. It is the excuse for constant martial readiness and war making in the orient1.
however, despite this difference, I definitely agree with the basic point. our goal should never be to become knowable or coherent to white supremacy. since, as the academic side of orientalism demonstrates, even the processes intended to make the unknowable known are actually processes that serve to autoritative falsehoods intended to serve imperial goals.
It also confirms one of my central beliefs about decolonization, that it is pointless to speculate about what social structure we are striving for before the moment and action of decolonization itself.
what is possible when we are all free can’t really be known from our current context. not to say that dreaming about what is possible doesn’t have value, indeed these dreams and hopes are often what keep me going. but rather that we shouldn’t attempt to force the direction of change into conforming to some imagined ideal point.
One thing about being free… is that we’ll have the freedom to fail. And to get it wrong. And, if we do get it wrong, to try something else.
and this is a good thing. or, at least, it isn’t the worst possible outcome.
when we include the classical ‘orient’ of the middle east, it is pretty easy to see that many of the USs excternal wars in the past 100 years or so have been fought in the orient↩
you are all terrible, terrible people
This asshole reposted this image of mine and tagged it racism and bi erasure ignoring the fact that I literally just posted a defense of bisexual inclusion and that my apathy over pretty white guys is a result of centuries of them being prioritized over everyone else in a way that is harmful to most of the world and is in no way comparable to actual racism
Yet if it said “idc some black boy” with a response of “over it” and “same” it would it not be considered racism? Dismal of a person or interest in that person based on the skin they are born with seems a bit racist.
lol no because i am more than okay than giving all my attention to other people of color and absolutely none of it to boring ass white boys because if tom daley was black no one would give a fuck about him, and the way his coming out would have been treated would have been vastly different. or did you miss the way that people treat black olympian gabby douglas? or any other black athlete that has publicly come out and been ignored in popular media? tom daley’s news is important because he is white and therefore valuable in this society and my lack of desire to give him any more attention than he’s already draining from me is a response to white supremacy and the white privilege that he benefits from, the same white supremacy that shapes my life in every fucking way and i am sick of
races aren’t interchangeable, we don’t all experience the world the same. trying to interchange them without thinking of the larger context the way you did is fucking racist shut the fuck up ugh
Dear fellow white folks listen up to Caleb; what he’s saying is important.
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Leosoul is the name…
My moms boyfriend went hunting and killed a deer. He has a freezer full of meat and is going to give me some. I eat meat, and I’ve had venison before, but it was dried like a sausage-jerky type thing. I don’t want to turn it down, because it’s a rather kind gesture of him. Does anyone know what to do with ground deer meat? I don’t wanna just make burgers or a loaf from it because I’m afraid it will taste too game-y. Ideas from all my hunters and rural folk?
OMG venison spaghetti sauce is the shit, I am just saying I can send you the family recipe if you want!
patrick has conceded to the fact that i am totally scully
I ship this.
dapper & dandy
The feather in the cap makes this perfect.
OMG plaid trousers with FLAT FRONT, dying.
this just came to a complete like…. I have to get this out.
have you ever noticed how there are hundreds of dudes that are always posting photos of “2 months testosterone, 6 months post op!” or “2 months post op, four months on t!” all over the place? seems to pop up weekly, right?
This this this.