Here’s a comic I made a long time ago and never published. The text is from the introduction to A New Queer Agenda by Joseph N. DeFilippis.
— Patricia A. Monture-Okanee, “The Violence We Women Do: A First Nations View” (via taleth)
All my muscles ache
from holding myself
Or a white man
or anything besides women and people of color.
— Diana Tourjee, Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2013 (via andrewgibby)
"The thought that leads me to contemplate with dread the erasure of other voices, of unwritten novels, poems whispered or swallowed for fear of being overheard by the wrong people, outlawed languages flourishing underground, essayists’ questions challenging authority never being posed, unstaged plays, cancelled films – that thought is a nightmare. As though a whole universe is being described in invisible ink."
— Toni Morrison, Burn This Book
then I realised I had to unfollow after seeing the use of abelist terms, and posts that were against pro sex feminism. I’ve msg’d and gotten no response or observed any change. This makes me terribly sad on top of all the other stories I am hearing about the Women’s Issues Network at Western that it’s become a space so far removed the wonderful inter-sectional vibrant safe space it used to be.
— (via racistlittlemonsters)
i actually really dislike how the gulabi gang in india is being reduced to “omg11!! so badass! superhero women!” on tumblr
like yeah i agree that they’re badass, but have you seen anything beyond a picture on this website, have you watched them in action, have you heard them talk,…
David Futrelle (of manboobz.com) has a fantastic article about men’s rights activists. Please check it out!
He is a wonderful writer who is one of the major inspirations for me in terms of this whole blog thing and unlike my lazy straight-quoting ass, he actually does satire over at Man Boobz.
Here’s a great excerpt:But Kimmel’s explanation for the men’s rights movement—a bit of economic disenfranchisement here, a bit of unfair divorce law there, mixed with the disinhibiting effects of the Internet—is cobbled together and unconvincing. Ironically, he’s got a pretty good explanation of the men’s rights movement hiding in his insightful and disturbing chapter on domestic abusers. As Kimmel notes, abusers lash out when they are challenged, when they feel most insecure about their masculine authority. For them, Kimmel writes, “[v]iolence is restorative, retaliatory …. When [their] sense of entitlement is aggrieved, they don’t just get mad, they get even.” At its root, the men’s rights movement is driven by the same logic of abuse.
The rhetoric of men’s rights activists is steeped in the notion of “restorative, retaliatory” violence. Elam once wrote to one opponent that “the thought of fucking your shit up gives me an erection.” (You may recall Jaclyn Friedman’s report on her encounter with Elam at the Prospect.) In another post, he fantasized about replacing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with “Bash a Violent Bitch Month”
Comandanta Ramona was an officer of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), an indigenous rights movement in Mexico.
“She was said to be the most belligerent, aggressive and intransigent of all the Zapatistas, it was Comandante Ramona who—on horseback—led the military charge on San Cristobal during the EZLN’s uprising in January 1994.”
Later, “the sight of this brave and frail woman defiantly shouting ‘Ya Basta!’ (Enough is Enough!) catapulted her onto the world state. The media dubbed her “The Petite Warrior” and the Mexican government grew so fearful of her emblematic power that in 1997 they cynically spread false information that she had died.”
After consulting with indigenous communities on the status of women, the EZLN came up with the “Revolutionary Women’s Law,” which stated:
- Women, regardless of their race, creed, color of political affiliation, have the right to participate in the revolutionary struggle in any way that their desire and capacity determine.
- Women have the right to work and receive a fair salary
- Women have the right to decide the number of children they have and care for.
- Women have the right to participate in the matters of the community and have charge if they are free and democratically elected.
- Women and their children have the right to Primary Attention in their health and nutrition
- Women have the right to an education
- Women have the right to choose their partner and are not obliged to enter into marriage.
- Women have the right to be free from violence from both relatives and strangers.
- Women will be able to occupy positions of leadership in the organization and hold military ranks in the revolutionary armed forces
- Women will have all the rights and obligations which revolutionary laws and regulations give.
Y’all should go fix this.
OH WHAT NO WAY
I haven’t had occasion to use this gif in some time, but:
Boost like crazy!
uggh rand paul deserves nothing
just because coming out is brave, doesn’t mean being in the closet is cowardly.
queer existence, queer survival is brave.