Radically Hott Off: this is only partially... →
radicallyhottoff: so I’m making it a separate post—but—yeah, tequila made me think about how latinos are represented, especially in context to booze, and then all the “i don’t get it how is it rape” made me think about how people are iron clad fucking ANIMALS when it comes to knowing about what’s legal with… I want to heart this 5000 times.
To listen to poor people, to talk about poverty, is to admit that there is...– s.e. smith (via thirdw0rld)
i am accused of tending to the past as if i made it, as if i sculpted it with...– Lucille Clifton, “i am accused of tending to the past” (via hobakshi)
I am proud to know that I share a birthday with Sakia Gunn. I am angry and sad that I got to celebrate another year of life, and she did not. Sakia was by far braver than I was at 15. I suspect she was braver than I am right now. She knew who she was. I denied and avoided and repressed for far more years than she was even alive. I miss a sister I never got to know. I missed me. No more....
It is my born day!
Today I shall: do some errands (unavoidable) read something lovely listen to lovely music (suggestions?) write make a list of dreams/goals for the year ahead. I used to make that list pretty regularly on my birthday. I never really did resolutions at new year’s - a birthday seemed a more reasonable time for me to sit back, think, take stock and make plans. Then a couple of years ago...
More often, however, splits emerge along racial lines — the white women...– Daily Kos: White Privilege Diary Series #1 - White Feminist Privilege in Organizations Oh yeah. Read it all.
Tell you what? You can have all that stuff back AND we’ll throw in White...– Miz Jenkins on Is being white racist? (via darkjez)
"A Curious Similarity"? →
No no and no. And no again. Seriously, no.
How can I tell a story we already know too well? Her name was Africa. His was...– Rebecca Solnit, The Nation (via zuky)
Blackamazon is too much: On "attractiveness"... →
blackamazon: I am convinced we are not talking about the same thing or wielding it in the same way when I talk about attractiveness with white women especially around issues of reclaiming,sexuality and progressive matters. Oddly enough it’s because of my relationship to and appreciation of .. Fashion Yep… YESSSSSS. Girl. Yes. Need to think on this.
every freckle on my face is where its supposed to be. And I know our creator...– India.Arie (via peaceloveandharmony)
I think I’ve finally hit that magical wall where I can’t deal with...– Black People on Twitter? There Are a Lot. We Know
MIZ JENKINS' TALK N' SHIT: Asian Women, American... →
mizjenkins: “This is my rifle, this is my gun. One is for killing, the other’s for fun.” - a U.S. military training cadence popular since WWII [Image from Time/Life Magazine c. 1951] The hyper-misogynistic sexual exploitation of Asian women in American culture is perhaps one of the racist paradigms…
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver,...– Schwarzenegger paternity: Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff - latimes.com well. (via radicallyhottoff) Field notes for my lurker (1) If my husband had an affair, fathered a child, kept the mother around, and let me play the fool for 10 ...
Esoterica: You Keep Saying Black Women Are Ugly... →
karnythia: Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa posted a piece on the Psychology Today website (originally titled Black Women Are Ugly) that was retitled a few times before deletion. I didn’t manage to screen cap the original title, but I do have a cap of the article itself with one of the subsequent…
Oi With The Poodles Already: Why Shawties Need... →
jhameia: blackamazon: It has become more and more necessary we speak to you in OUR tone of voice. Hello everybody my name is Sydette. I don’t use it often , it causes me great panic but I need to be real with you , and part of that realness is my name. I gotta ask you for something…
When grassroots Black activists speak honestly about racism at colleges across...– Ewuare Xola Osayande, Word to the Wise: Unpacking the White Privilege of Tim Wise (via sapphrikah)
100 Michigan Law Students Walk Out Of Graduation:... →
autostraddle: This weekend, one third of Michigan Law’s 2011 class walked out of their own graduation ceremony to protest an anti-gay graduation speaker. Lucky for us, Sarah was there for the whole thing. Sweet.
To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value...– —June Jordan (via theredtree)
We Will Not Be Unwritten: Preserving Queer Women... →
queerbrownxx: As LGBT people (esp. members of marginalized groups: women, people of color, transgender, disabled etc), we all need to do a better job of telling our own stories, and in effect, writing ourselves (back) into history. As I learned from this experience, we’re not just at risk of being completely ignored by mainstream media, but about having our history being talked over, our...
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sapphrikah: Firstly, I’m not sure where the original post went, I either said I can’t stand them lately or I’m tired of them. Either way, a couple of people originally asked me to explain, and then someone again asked yesterday, anonymously, so fine, I will do so. I lived in Paris for the last four months of…