Nelson Mandela’s death has unleashed a flood of whitewashed, politically correct memorials of a man who spent most of his life as a deeply radical and controversial figure.
a reminder you shouldn’t feel guilty or sorry leaving a room abruptly or canceling plans without explanation if you feel like it is compromising your safety/security/physical and mental well-being
i, as a Cisgender Heterosexual, believe that something is only queerphobic if its said while balancing a beachball on your head while dressed up in a big bird suit, hopping on your left foot while chanting “fuck the gay’s” and, incase you havent noticed, i was hopping on my RIGHT foot, so
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
What the fuck is a Macklemore.....@Anonymous
Questions that keep me up at night
As terms like womanism, intersectionality, and women of color enter the mainstream, it is important to remember that they do not exist in a vacuum. They were created by Black women to address the ways in which we feel excluded from mainstream feminism. Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Hill Collins, Loretta Ross, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks are more than names to pluck convenient quotes from when it suits you. They are Black feminists, and they are part of a long tradition that can be traced back to Ida B. Wells-Barnett and beyond. So when your idea of feminism in 2013 harkens back to the racist, sexist rhetoric thrown at Wells-Barnett by Susan B. Anthony and Frances Willard, then what kind of movement are you trying to build? If your definition of feminism is rooted in Mammy myths, what can be built with you? Are you fighting for equality for all, or your right to be equal in oppressing Black women?
About Political Correctness
Being white means you need to think twice about what you do, say, or wear because of your race.
Being a PoC means you need to think twice about where you live, work, and basically every single major life decision because of your race.
One of these groups got the better end of the deal.