If you go to UC Berkeley, consider joining GAMMA RHO LAMBDA SORORITY. I am an alumni of the Org and while I know “Greek org or Sorority” don’t sound super convincing, it is literally a space that dismantles preconceived notions of sororities, continually is conscious and growing, and is a space for specifically centering womxn, trans, non-binary, gender expansive LGBTQ/QT/QTPoC folks. (allies who are down to support folks are also welcome!) The folks in the space are genuinely my family–not coming from a queer friendly background, I wouldn’t have made it through college, or thrived as I did, without the support of such a safe and inclusive space. Not only do you get to meet amazing friends and have loads of fun, you can volunteer, get leadership experience and do philanthropy.
Stop trying to explain why you think anyone with short hair must secretly be a man on the inside. Just because a female doesn’t perform femininity doesn’t mean she isn’t a womon. Just because a male puts on some lipstick doesn’t mean they understand our years of being sexualized and subjugated and conditioned to be less than.
Stop telling me how it’s not fair that boys aren’t allowed to wear skirts and makeup. Gender roles are a product of patriarchy, dismantling them will benefit men anyways. What about all the girls who at 12 years old are stealing their mom’s make up bc they think they’re ugly? The fact that womyn on average spend multiple hours a week and hundreds of dollars a year on practically useless beauty rituals so that they can fit in and been seen as normal? The fact that if you don’t shave your legs you can get in trouble at work? That if don’t wear heels you’re not professional? The fact that 75% of womyn have body image issues is fucking significant.
Stop trying to tell me that I’m a witch because I won’t spend my time focused on men. All girls are raised to excuse males for their faults, to the point of abuse, that if a male harasses you it’s a compliment. We’re taught to open every possible door for them; that we have no right to our own spaces or movements because it’s selfish. We’re taught that men are supposed to be strong and stern while we’re supposed to process all their emotions for them and baby them because their ~manliness disallows them from doing it themselves. We’re conditioned to constantly follow men and shut up so they can be heard. Why are you talking about their feelings and pretending like you don’t have any of your own that aren’t about them?
We are not “filthy feminazis” for wanting a movement by womyn, for womyn exclusively. Most of you have probably never felt the freedom of not talking about dicks, or sex, not being on guard for nasty men to be vulgar in order to get a response from you, to not have privileged men coming in and telling you how YOU experience and feel about things, not constantly being watched and fulfilling expectations you don’t realize are there; to be completely free from men. Being simply around womyn is such a healing experience. Being away from men is so liberating, you can totally let your guard down, even those mental ones you never realized you had before. Wanting to care for myself and love my fellow womyn doesn’t make me a evil. You should try it, it’ll change your life.
Sincerely, your friendly neighbourhood hairy gender non conforming, detransitioned, second wave feminist womon 🌸
This is a serious set of questions like, who makes the rules of discipline for the hypothetical vanguard party? Like who gets to decide what is and isn’t socialism? How does one come to deserve party authority? Does that authority grant one the power to force other people’s hands or make their decisions 4 them n why is that fair or preferable? (Keep in mind this is more toward like, deciding what other proles should do vs. like, taking the means of production from bourgies or like, dismantling capital. That already has a good justification so that’s not the decision making I’m takin abt)
like I’m just confused as to how you make a movement for liberation if you’re suppressing people in a similar situation 2 u? Like how does one tell other people what they need to think to free themselves without creating a contradiction? Like it seems like freedom necessitates agency and if you’re telling people how they need to act to be free idk I feel like that’s imposing too much, like they gotta figure that out for themselves and idk freedom probably looks different to different ppl and who are u to tell someone else what that looks like for them?
Like I’m really not trying to be cantankerous I just like, don’t get all that talk of repression or suppression or whatever it seems like, incredibly brutish and I don’t get how centralization and hierarchy is gonna serve people’s needs, like it can’t do that on a large scale people are way to diverse to implement global communism from the spear of one or even several big organizations. Like if that’s how communism comes about idk I don’t think it’ll turn out well
“The truth is Black women have always found ways to live in our skin with a dignity that the world has not afforded us. More often than not, when Black women’s bodies are acknowledged it is to pathologize them. A GoogleSEARCH of black women + body image leads to scores of internet hits on the “obesity crisis” in Black communities. Whereas, when the word “black” is removed, the same search generates article upon article of White women embracing body positivity.
In Western culture, White womanhood is held as the epitome of beauty and desire. Part of the machine of size discrimination is stripping White Women of that status as punishment for fatness. There is a way in which body positive movements both reject the notion of the body as object while reclaiming it as beautiful by dismantling the definition. Black women’s bodies have always been objects in the social sphere but never exalted as beautiful. The fat Black woman’s body has been rendered an object of service whether for food, advice, care-taking etc., but never has it been a thing to aspire to, at best perhaps to fetishize, but not a thing of beauty. The mammy, a stereotypical trope born out of slavery validated large Black women’s existence only through their service to White women and White families, think Gone with the Wind, Gimme a Break or The Help. Our society tells us fatness is not beautiful. Blackness is historically, not beautiful. So even while battlingWEIGHT stigma and reclaiming size diversity as beautiful, the presence of Blackness complicates the narrative. We don’t deal well with complication. This often means we don’t deal with complications, particularly in the realm of race. We simply don’t tell those stories. It is this unwillingness to wade through the murky waters of race that make Black and Brown women invisible even in the places where we say we are trying to make people seen.” -Sonya Renee
The most profound betrayal of feminist issues has been the lack of mass-based feminist protest challenging the government’s assault on single mothers and the dismantling of the welfare system. Privileged women, many of whom call themselves feminists, have simply turned away from the “feminization of poverty.”
Summary: When assassins are sent to dispose of the Kazekage’s heir, Shikadai Nara, his parents devise a plan to keep him safe. Said plan may or may not involve a permanent move to Suna. Shikadai has never yet been to Suna. Naturally, complications arise.
HOLY SHIT ITS FINISHED……
So this is a 15,000 word fic meant to: (1) examine at what a fascinating intersection poor little Shikadai is situated (2) dismantle the notion that hypermasculinity is necessarily part of the shinobi way (3) EXPLAIN WHY TF FUCKING SHIKADAI NARA SHOULD BE THE STAR OF A NEXT GEN SERIES. I took a number of liberties in making up some Suna politics and also with the next gen in general (i.e. I use Sakura’s family name for Sarada bc of Personal Preference+Headcanons). Title from No One Is Alone from Into the Woods bc Fuck Me.
Naruto held the printed page in his hand. Frowning, he asked, “When did you get this?”
“A half hour ago,” answered Shikamaru, standing in the Hokage’s office. The usual lazy grimace on his face was replaced with something tight and serious, his expression pulled taut. “It was disguised as a personal communication from her brother, which is why it didn’t come to you first. Just in case.”
Operating clandestine and worldwide, the SCP Foundation operates beyond jurisdiction, empowered and entrusted by every major national government with the task of containing anomalous objects, entities, and phenomena. These anomalies pose a significant threat to global security by threatening either physical or psychological harm.
The Foundation operates to maintain normalcy, so that the worldwide civilian population can live and go on with their daily lives without fear, mistrust, or doubt in their personal beliefs, and to maintain human independence from extraterrestrial, extradimensional, and other extranormal influence.
SECURE: The Foundation secures anomalies with the goal of preventing them from falling into the hands of civilian or rival agencies, through extensive observation and surveillance and by acting to intercept such anomalies at the earliest opportunity.
CONTAIN: The Foundation contains anomalies with the goal of preventing their influence or effects from spreading, by either relocating, concealing, or dismantling such anomalies or by suppressing or preventing public dissemination of knowledge thereof.
PROTECT: The Foundation protects humanity from the effects of such anomalies as well as the anomalies themselves until such time that they are either fully understood or new theories of science can be devised based on their properties and behavior. The Foundation may also neutralize or destroy anomalies as an option of last resort, if they are determined to be too dangerous to be contained.
its really a shame that t*rfs took the phrase radical feminism when that originally just meant like, communist/marxist feminism (even if not explicitly, it was about dismantling oppressive social structures)
i know thats been somewhat combatted within trans communist circles and the term “revolutionary feminism” has gained traction, but i’ve never heard that outside this website, so. still unfortunate.
So here’s the thing, and I’m wondering if other people have encountered this. But while plotting out my original stories I began t notice that for some reason most of my characters are men even though my stories are wlw romance. Like… why is my default setting for thinking up another character ‘male’.
Is that maybe because so many of the stories I’ve read and seen while growing up have a vast majority of male characters versus female characters? Has that sort of seeped into my brain without noticing it?
It’s weird, but it’ll be interesting to dismantle that. I’ll definitely have to go back to the character list and see if it’s important for the role the characters have that they’re men.
Daniel Radcliffe discussing how he has racist friends but won’t end a friendship over their racist beliefs is exactly why we have a hard time trusting white “allies” and why we’re sick and tired of hearing white “allies” talk about how THEY aren’t racist.
Radcliffe’s exact quote is: “And I’m still friends with them because I don’t think that friendship should be drawn along those lines.”
And like… This is exactly what we mean when we talk about how being an ally means you have to actively help dismantle racism, especially within your communities and with other white people. If you’ve ever said “But I’M not racist so what do you want me to do??????” then this shit right here is what the fuck you’re supposed to do.
Pretending like your white friends holding racist beliefs is just some minor thing you disagree with like what toppings go best on pizza or if Coke is better than Pepsi is, to be quite honest, fucking disgusting.
And if you think that severing a friendship over racism is going too far then you perhaps need to re-evaluate how much of an ally you actually are.
It’s a huge goddamn privilege for racism to just be a minor inconvenience to a friendship and I can guarantee that your friends of color are wondering how you can be an ally when you sit there and allow your other friends to actively dehumanize them
Wenyi Draws On Trash Found In The Streets and Leaves It For People To Find
Wenyi is in Dali, Yunnan Province, China. It has a very famous and beautiful old town with abundant culture heritage and natural resources. However, lots of trash cover the streets.
In the artist own words:
I decided to use this wasted paper for art so I started a project: early in the morning, with a pen, a painting board, and no paper, I cycle in the alleys of Dali Old town and collect wasted paper. Once I find some paper or cardboard, I dismantle the wrappers, flatten it, and draw the architecture in front of me directly on it. After that, it will be nailed to the wall exactly where I picked it so that it could be seen by more people.
I want people to see art in our everyday life, even if it’s on wasted paper.