This is the bullshit white feminist line of thinking that deters WoC from joining the feminist movement.
It ignores 1) that women is a blanket term and that fact the women of color experience both sexism and racism 2) that the feminist movement is latent with racism.
And by trying to equate the oppressions, you actually undermine the history of racism and the existence of Women of Color.
Sexism does not affect everyone the same. Racism is not the same as Sexism, nor does it have the same consequences.
"Suffering is not necessarily a fixed and universal experience that can be measured by a single rod: it is related to situations, needs, and aspirations. But there must be some historical and political parameters for the use of the term so that political priorities can be established and different forms and degrees of suffering can be given the most attention.”
Anyone that doesn’t realize this hasn’t fully examined the status of women of color in this society nor do the understand the basic assertions of functional feminism.
(Source: feministfacts, via sleepyarmin)
10:55 pm • 4 October 2013 • 1,661 notes
Thomas Sowell on voting on the basis of ethnicity and gender.
(Source: noleaf, via anarcho-americana)
7:25 pm • 4 October 2013 • 3,681 notes
Today In Latin American History
- 1824: The Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States is ratified after the overthrow of the short-lived Mexican empire of Agustín de Iturbide. This is the first time the country is identified as the Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
- 1841: Prudente de Morais, the first civilian president of Brazil, who was in office during the War of Canudos, is born in São Paulo.
- 1917: Chilean musician Violeta Parra is born in San Carlos.
- 2009: Argentinian musician Mercedes Sosa dies in Buenos Aires at age 74.
12:09 pm • 4 October 2013 • 44 notes
What would have once sounded like a far-fetched feminist fantasy – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in one country in the world, Rwanda.
In fact, women are making gains throughout all of Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement.
African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian)
6:34 pm • 30 September 2013 • 34,459 notes
I am a women and if I live, I fight.
And if I fight, I contribute to the liberation of all women and so victory is born even in the darkest hours.
7:42 pm • 29 September 2013 • 61 notes
Malcolm X at a meeting in Paris, November 23, 1964
||If it was our white ancestors who bought you and enslaved you, we are their children. We are the new generation. Why don't you call us your brothers?
||A man has to act like a brother before you can call him a brother. You made a very good point, really, that needs some clarification. If you are the son of the man who had a wealthy estate and you inherit your father's estate, you have to pay off the debts that your father incurred before he died. The only reason that the present generation of white Americans are in the position of economic strength that they are is because their fathers worked our fathers for over 400 years with no pay. For over 400 years we worked for nothing. We were sold from plantation to plantation like you sell a horse, or a cow, or a chicken, or a bushel of wheat. It was your fathers who did it to our fathers, and all of that money that piled up from the sale of my mother and my grandmother and my great-grandmother is what gives the present generation of American whites [the ability] to walk around the earth with their chest out; you know, like they have some kind of economic ingenuity. Your father isn't here to pay his debts. My father isn't here to collect. But I'm here to collect and you're here to pay.
7:41 pm • 29 September 2013 • 24,942 notes
why does EVERY thing made for male survivors have to have some part of it that goes “SEE, this happens to MEN too” with the implicit tone of “so there, misandrists, the dark secret you were trying to hide!!!!”
like do you really think that for every pound not spent on male survivors, another chocolate truffle gets purchased for the minibar at the women’s shelter jazz lounge?? nobody gives a shit about survivors in general and that actually disproportionately affects women so I just don’t get what the point is, and I am literally within the subset you are claiming to speak on behalf of
say “these are male survivors”, say “the abuse of men can sometimes differ in nature” (because for some forms of abuse that’s true) but you do nothing for us by posing male survivors as a group as some kind of anti-feminist gotcha, it’s just dehumanising, it’s clear to me that people who do that don’t actually care about abuse survivors but do care about slam-dunking their angry message board reply
7:41 pm • 29 September 2013 • 3,276 notes
can i just say that
- privilege does not necessarily mean class privilege.
- privilege does not mean that nothing bad can happen to you
- you can be privileged in one way and oppressed in another
- you can be oppressed in one way and privileged in another
- there can be different levels of privilege. passing privilege, for example, exists.
- if you ignore intersectionality you might as well not talk about privilege at all
- don’t play the oppression olympics
- privilege is not a thing that tumblr made up. it is a sociological concept. most of tumblr’s social justice discussions are based in sociology
7:40 pm • 29 September 2013 • 2,911 notes
“In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.
In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.”
Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly
FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.
This is terrorism.
7:40 pm • 29 September 2013 • 223,123 notes
Helpful Information on Cultural Appropriation
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7:40 pm • 29 September 2013 • 573 notes