Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

But its not about race you guys.

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1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

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One common misconception people have about bisexual people is that the abbreviation “bi” is short for “bisexual”, when really it stands for “Black Island”, the place where all bisexual people are born and raised by pirates. All bisexual people are pirates. Run

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Anonymous asked:

Why not slut shaming?



because not every woman wants to be called a slut. like, why would you apply a slur to a woman who you do not know wants to reclaim that slur? there are other reasons, and other people have articulated this far better than i have the spoons for right now, but truly, i hate that term. call it woman-hating, call it misogyny, call it anything else. just not slut-shaming. 

(Hmm, Tumblr deleted my first replies, still learning Tumblr, must get better at Tumblr.)

I agree that we should be careful applying slurs to women who might not want to reclaim them. There’s obviously the same issue with “whorephobia” but I can’t really speak to that as I’ve never been a sex worker and am still doing my learning in that area.

Similar issue with “cunt”. I.e. no way am I policing the way a woman wants to talk about her own body or how she wants to use the word herself, but don’t know how I’d feel if another woman talked about my genitals using the word “cunt”. (And obv this is outside of reclaiming territory but I have almost no patience for men using “cunt” in any context.) (Though I still don’t have the most concrete policy on “cunt” tbh.)

I hate “bitch”. Hate. HATE. I think in no context but canines is that word not misogynist. But if I’m not going to tell a woman not to apply it to herself, obviously, and there are dialects where “bitch” is a battlefield that I have the privilege of not having to fight. I’m going to take this opportunity to link a post of gradientlair's that discusses “bitch” and other words.

Anyway. The only problem I have with using just “misogyny” in place of “slut-shaming” etc. is that it misses the sexual dimension, i.e. that a woman is being shamed for behaviour or dress deemed by misogynists as “slutty” and by identifying the sexual element we challenge the premise of “slut”. I tend to use “shaming” to make it clear that there’s shaming happening but am totally fine with talking about “slut-shaming” that’s happened to me or if another woman talks about it happening to her.

The reply that actually made it through was:

I’m not interested in reclaiming “slut” either but when I use “slut-shaming” (only ever re my own experience) I see it as a comment on the attitude of the person doing the shaming, i.e. that they probably operate on some form of the sluts and not-sluts continuum, or accept a dichotomy of same, which I utterly reject.

Further reading:
I found this, which talks abut why we need words like “slut-shaming” and “whorephobia”.


The racist immigrants carry disease rhetoric is nothing new. 

Perhaps we need a U.S. history lesson:

Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. forged a program, through a series of agreements with Mexico’s PRI-dominated government, called the Bracero program. This program was used to fill in the gaps in manual labor the U.S. had after the war.

It sounds like a liberal dream: immigrants being given an opportunity to work in the “land of opportunity,” yet it was hardly that. The laborers were forced into horrible working conditions. Many died from exhaustion (often from working in the sun too long) from working in the fields picking food for the U.S. Many also suffered from disease.

The U.S. decided what was best for the issue of disease: a widespread use of a highly toxic livestock pesticide that braceros were often doused in as part of processing into the U.S.

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“My natural hair is controversial because you were taught my blackness is not human.”
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Here is one of my dogs comforting her sister during a storm


Here is one of my dogs comforting her sister during a storm

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“I remember my dad once actually asked me, ‘Were you beaten up a lot as a child? Were you in a lot of fights?’ If they see something you do that is disturbing, I guess parents have to ask. I think, actually, if I had been raised in horrific circumstances, if would probably change where I draw the line. But I grew up in a fairly idyllic situation, so that idea of thinking about really heinous behaviour, it’s always been okay, because the world around me has actually been pretty safe.”

David Fincher, in the context of shooting ‘Gone Girl’, (accidentally?) articulating a privilege I know I’ve got. Something to keep in mind when we make our art.

- Empire Magazine, October 2014



True Snake Facts answered on JSPH this week, check it out

It is true! You SHOULD check it out. I answer several very important questions, such as “Where is the snage butthole”






I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.


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