“There are some really important similarities,” [Brown University professor...– “Professor Notes Similarities Between Trayvon Martin And Shaima Alawadi Cases,” The Raw Story, 3/26/12 (via racialicious)
“We want to let everyone know how innocent our mother, this woman, was,”...– “Mourners Remember Slain Iraqi-American Woman In California,” Reuters, 3/27/12 (via racialicious)
I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and...– Whenever I read about what Alicia Silverstone is eating all I can think about is how wicked her dumps must be. (via tracieeganmorrissey)
The Best Birth Control in the World is for Men. →
stfuconservatives: bulletinaweave: julierthanyou: anniehinton: The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years. A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps,...
You're not being "oppressed" when another group...
You’re always haunted by the idea you’re wasting your life.– Chuck Palahniuk (via velocifapfapfaptor)
I cannot hide my anger to spare you guilt, nor hurt feelings, nor answering...– The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism by Audre Lorde so powerful. I need to read more Audre Lorde. (via tooyoungforthelivingdead)
That’s probably because I’m Jewish. In our religion, we don’t consider a fetus...– Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explains her bafflement over the birth control debate at the Gridiron Dinner. (via washingtonpoststyle) UGLY LAUGHING RIGHT NOW (via risingkraken)
alexandraerin: I woke up this morning and saw some stuff on my dash about Rick Santorum saying the n-word on camera. Went to Google News to see if I could find out what it was about. Nothing there. Figured, “Oh, well, I guess it just happened and no one’s covered it yet.” Scrolled through dash some more, found out that it happened on Tuesday. Today’s Friday. Oh.
The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in...– Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
tigersofantigua: if you try and justify the murder of Trayvon Martin in any way, shape, or form, please just don’t talk to me. stay away from me. you’re a racist, an idiot, but above all, you’re trying to justify the hate-fueled, racially charged murder of a child and i don’t want awful human beings like you around me, online or off.
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength...– Audre Lorde (via julinkah)
A Character-By-Character Guide to Race in The... →
stopwhitewashing: Suzanne Collins’s book The Hunger Gamesdeals with a dystopian society, and takes place in the fictional nation of Panem. Panem — most likely derived from the Latin phrase panem et circenses, which literally translates into “bread and circuses” — exists in the same geographical space as the current boundaries of North America, but was established following the destruction of...
It is a supremacist world where hijabs & hoodies affect your life...– Mark Gonzales (via heere-moti)
They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.– Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, in response to the awful things the right is doing (via fearandwar) :( she breaks my heart… I can’t imagine. (via daniellemertina) Yeah, I heard this on the radio. She sounded on the verge of tears. (via way-of-seeing)
sister in law is in labor now
notesonascandal: latinosexuality: brown baby jesus may be here tomorrow. so i went to the bookstore w/my homegirl and got him these books w/LatiNegr@s and important Puerto Rican women all in Spanish por amor al futbol me llamo celia: la vida de celia cruz sonia sotomayor: a judge grows in the bronx I want all these books because of reasons. I am going to buy these for my...
Why is it, do you think, that children are always too young to hear the truth...– Ward Churchill on Perpetual War and State-Sponsored Terrorism (via mutualaddiction)
Using normality to alleviate sexual shame is like using capitalism to alleviate...– http://sexuality.about.com/b/2012/03/19/the-trouble-with-normal.htm (via sexandsocialism) A mainstream website about sexuality actually getting into feminist theory? what is happening here and why am I pleased (via fromonesurvivortoanother)
‘You could say that black people made progress, but to say black people have...– Chris Rock (via vagabondaesthetics)
I can’t for the life of me imagine that God would say, “I will punish you...– Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (For the Bible Tells Me So)
Yesterday, a friend sent me a link to Smuggle Truck, a new game coming to...– Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing - COLORLINES so yeah, when you play this game? and you’re laughing and you think it’s so funny and ‘just a game’? remember Erica Delgado and Miriam Ortiz. and remember that in this country, the only way a mami is allowed to love her...
karnythia: I admit it amuses me that people think me posting about sexism or racism makes this a themed blog. Those things are as much a part of my life as food, air, or light. Do I need them? No. But they are always present & so I talk about them as much as I talk about anything else in my life. None of this shit is an academic exercise for me.
A Whitewashed Earthsea →
damnlayoffthebleach: CC: This article was written by Ursula K. Le Guin, author of the Earthsea series. In her article gives a frustrated perspective on the whitewashing of the characters that she had specifically described as people of color. Dec. 16, 2004: “On Tuesday night, the Sci Fi Channel aired its final installment of Legend of Earthsea, the miniseries based—loosely, as it turns out—on...
My desi father on American justice:
Dad: American justice?
Him: Ha ha.
Him: Ha ha ha.
Him: Pass me the chai. Thank you.