if ur a terf or a terf apologist sry i really can’t associate w you, i love women too much to betray them by tolerating ur truly horrid shit
This is a critical moment in the politics of transness & the U.S. military. Don’t get conned by the neoliberal “inclusion” rhetoric.
The United States military is an evil, violent institution that murders people and destabilizes legitimate governments in the interests of profit and American hegemony. THE QUESTION OF TRANS MILITARY PARTICIPATION IS NOT ONE OF TRANS “EQUALITY,” IT’S ONE OF TRANS COMPLICITY. Stances that calls for anything less than the complete dismantling of the military, imperialism, and United States hegemony have nothing to do with “equality,” they are a tacit endorsement of everything that the military does and stands for.
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! (or belated Women’s Day, depending on the time zone)
do not fix your dark circles let the world know youre tired of its shit and ready to kill a man
if someone tells you you’re beautiful, you tell them they are too. if someone says they love you, decide if they mean it before you say it in return. if a boy tells you he’d date you if you didn’t smoke, light a cigarette and walk away. if your mother screams at you because she’s had a bad day, close your eyes and leave her to her anger. if last nights lover doesn’t call you back, do not cry and blame yourself.
This is important
lol please continue to post on facebook and not read my texts i don’t fucking mind
I’m not even sorry for letting my blog become a poster board for This Is Everyday Racism. Keep telling me about your white oppression. Keep telling me that it’s not hard to be a POC/non-white individual. Keep telling me how bad it sucks to be white and treated with hostility for being white. I’m not sorry for being so righteously angry.
“We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved.
A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.
To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.
For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.
I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. “
—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool
Who believe that sporadic, interpersonal acts of hostility from people of color is equivalent or relevant to the struggle of people of color from oppression.
Even if a person of color is hateful against white people, it has nothing to do with the thought of whites being inferior to people of color, but rather backlash from the harm whiteness has caused non whites, and non white cultures.
We are enraged that our land has been stolen and occupied
We are furious that our people are treated as second citizens, IF citizens at all
We are infuriated that we are forced to assimilate, apologize, and dismiss racism in our lives for the sake of solidarity, to get jobs, to be successful, to be heard.
So excuse us if we are belligerent, if we are militant in our speech and actions. We can’t afford to be otherwise.
Bolding for emphasis mine.