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g0ggles:

I think this is the most concise summary of privilege I’ve seen yet

g0ggles:

I think this is the most concise summary of privilege I’ve seen yet

(Source: hama0n)

10:00 am, reblogged from information addict by guesswhatsvegan48,485 notes


Acceptance of lesser evils is consciously used in conditioning the government officials as well as the population at large to the acceptance of evil as such… Politically, the weakness of the argument has always been that those who choose the lesser evil forget very quickly that they chose evil.
Hannah Arendt

10:00 am, by guesswhatsvegan



keepitinthebedroom:

Honestly I don’t mean this offensively but the way they keep their wrists all rigid is kinda hilarious #notgonnalie

keepitinthebedroom:

Honestly I don’t mean this offensively but the way they keep their wrists all rigid is kinda hilarious #notgonnalie

05:00 pm, reblogged from Keep It In the Bedroom by guesswhatsvegan4 notes

Chicago’s Disappearing Middle Class » Sociological Images

By now most readers are likely familiar with the idea that the American middle class is shrinking.  Most income and wealth gains over the past 40 or so years have gone to the richest Americans, while poverty is spreading and getting deeper.  As a result, the percent of Americans who can reasonably claim to be middle class is shrinking.

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Educators!  Pass it on!

Educators!  Pass it on!

09:30 am, by guesswhatsvegan3 notes

Class & Donating to Movement Orgs (with tweets) · DarkMatterRage

Rant by @DarkMatterRage on why folks who are able should donate grassroots activist organizations. Inspired by a pitch to get followers to give to Audre Lorde Project and Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and other queer organizations for #GiveOutDay and beyond.

Click the link to read all the tweets, but some parts I found particularly powerful:

I don’t care if you have a political analysis, I’m more interested in what work you are doing in solidarity with social movements

One of the best ways to be in solidarity is to redistribute capital and resources to people doing community organizing work

Not everyone has the privilege or the ability to ‘organize’ communities directly, but organizing resources is political work

09:29 am, by guesswhatsvegan1 note

chibird:

Animation of this lovely post by findingmyrecovery~

“You can give yourself the things that you are looking for externally. You are allowed to be good to yourself.”

chibird:

Animation of this lovely post by findingmyrecovery~

You can give yourself the things that you are looking for externally. You are allowed to be good to yourself.”


Gender Trouble on Mother’s Day

I wanted to write this essay for students – to tell them it is ok not to understand Gender Trouble. That reading and not understanding, and keeping on reading is one of the singular pleasures and engagements of the life of the mind (and, I guess, the body too). It is so not because it is fun to be confused, but because being lost in this particular way is related to having – or developing – a political life: to the extension of ourselves into the world and to the forming and care for the collectivities that we will need to survive this world, and that, perhaps more importantly, we want to survive us into a different future… [R]eading without understanding is something different. It has something to do with not giving up on your desire.

Wow.  Well this is stunning and feels particularly meaningful to me right now. The article speaks to those of us who were young adults turning to books to try to make sense of our queerness, why we bought impossibly theoretical texts that we couldn’t understand (Michael Warner and Simone de Beauvoir for me), and why there was something we got out of that reading-without-understanding, even if at the time we might have traded it for community and a girlfriend. 

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UK: 5-year-old boy banned from after-school club because he wears dresses

“Georgina’s son is still allowed to attend Buzz Children’s Club but has been asked to wear clothing of the gender stated on his registration form, which states male… Buzz Children’s Club seeks to follow our usual safeguarding guidelines and we did so in this case in order to avoid any confusion or possible conflict or teasing from other children.”

Uh, but Buzz Children’s Club, as the uncle of a five-year-old, it seems to me like you get rid of conflict and teasing by explaining that it’s not nice to be mean to people, not by being big, gender-regulating bullies yourself. Also, kids have remarkably flexible ideas of what the world can be, so perhaps you ought not project your confusion onto the youngsters when I bet they’d all love to have more options for what play looked like if you weren’t teaching them that it was only okay to live life by your model.

07:00 pm, by guesswhatsvegan

I want these girls back: America, Nigeria and what’s really at stake

Dr. Brittney Cooper on #BringBackOurGirls, US imperialism, and demanding safety for Black women and girls

This quote isn’t a summary of the main argument, but I appreciate the differentiation in the ways “our girls” is being used. Politics can exist on multiple scales. The Obamas are obviously symbols and agents of US empire, but perhaps they can also be positioned within a transnational Black community that demands safety for Black girls without claiming the US as saviors? Another way to say this: Katie Couric and Michelle Obama are obviously differently positioned with regards to this issue. Dr. Cooper breaks it down:



"When I see the hundreds of Nigerian mothers and family members crying out “Bring back our girls,” I see not only mothers and daughters, but black mothers and daughters. Black women and girls are not only invisible in U.S. political discourses about terror, safety and protection; they are invisible globally. This diasporic racial connection – the fact of these girls’ blackness — matters for two reasons: first, because imperialism and racism are inextricably linked, and people of color are most vulnerable to shows of imperial power. And two, because these girls are not all “our” girls. They are not the girls of those well-meaning white folks who otherize African countries, secretly see them as primitive, and think that what Nigeria needs is a kind of secular military-missionary intervention. But they are the girls of those of us who have a diasporic race consciousness and a commitment to respecting the right of Nigerian people to self-determination on this issue."

05:07 pm, by guesswhatsvegan



Coffeeshop bathroom trash can— sometimes the world sends the perfect smile in your direction

Coffeeshop bathroom trash can— sometimes the world sends the perfect smile in your direction

05:00 pm, by guesswhatsvegan2 notes

speedlimit15:

exeggcute:

why is it that villains and not protagonists are always the ones breaking gender roles hmmmm 

it’s called queercoding and it’s intentional and basically brainwashes kids into having negative associations with those traits

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wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days!