The Illustrated Nerd Girl: thesavagesalad: PSA... →
angrybrownbaby: thesavagesalad: PSA post to my fellow feminists: Trans*women can’t appropriate a woman’s identity. Why? Because they are women. Maybe this needs repeating - but being a woman transcends your genitalia or your chromosomes. Being a woman is how you identify. That’s it. That’s all it takes to identify as a woman. If you know in your heart of hearts that you are a woman-...
THE FULL METAL BITCH: Just A Quick Note to... →
thefullmetalbitch: Being an atheist does not erase privilege. This includes white privilege. This also includes cis privilege, CNDP privilege, and het privilege. Seriously, being an atheist does not erase your white privilege. Criticizing exclusively (majority) non-white religions is racist. This includes Islam. The existence of white Muslims does not invalidate this point … ...
The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of... →
The conflation of nice and good also creates an avenue of subtle control over marginalized people…. How much easier is it to hold on to social and cultural power when you make a rule that people who ask for an end to their own oppression have to ask for it nicely, never showing anger or any emotion at being systematically disenfranchised? (A lot easier.) Read the whole thing.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.– Toni Morrison I had a Government teacher in high school who would say “Americans of African descent, Americans of Asian descent, Americans of European descent,” etc. It took longer to say, but it meant more. (via genki-naru) Highlighting Americans of European descent because if the rest of us are...
Because anti-trans discrimination is steeped in traditional sexism, it is not...– Julia Serano | Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (2007) Similarly, feminism must by necessity be, at its core, trans activism. Anti-trans “radical feminists” who use feminism as an excuse for their cissexism are the worst kinds of people.
For in a very concrete way Europe has stuffed herself inordinately with the gold...– Frantz Fanon, from The Wretched of the Earth (1961) (via superblackdreaddinkamale)
On colonialism being in the 'past'
stay-human: “…a Europe which tells itself that, say, the Enlightenment Period is closely connected to its present day institutions, a Europe which acknowledges that it took many, many years to impose taxes, to develop instituitions that work, to create a collective idea of a nation state, will, however, curiously insist that European activities in Africa only 60 years ago no longer bear any...
My Blu Tinted Glasses: Jess' Big List of Gender... →
transtheorist: It’s finally here! This is my ongoing list of gender terms, hopefully people like it and find it helpful. My plan is to update and add to this list as time goes on so check it out and tell me what you think! If you have a term you think ought to be added or edited or just a…
When Safe Abortion isn't an Option →
This is literally the most terrifying, horrible, heart-wrenching, and important thing I have read in a very long time.
Not being racist is not some default starting position. You don’t simply get to...– PostBourgie (via meow-sense) (via mostsmartest) (via aprestigiousblog) (via brazenbitch) (via crunkfeministcollective)
Andy: Who can tell me the safest form of safe sex? Darryl: Condoms. Andy:...– Sometimes The Office had some real gems.