opression

emo-momma  asked:

What does it take to actually be punk? Not trying to to be dumb, hust wanting to be well informed

This is a Discourseful™ topic. But we all agree that at least you have to have the anti-capitalistic and fight for opressed and bullied people and punch nazis.

~ mod Petar

List of things that don't exist

• fatphobia
• otherkin
• headmates
• nonbinary genders
• MAP’s that aren’t disgusting people
• healthy obese people
• non-dysphoric trans people
• pansexuality
• western society rape culture
• western society patriarchy
• western society male privilege
• a third sex
• reverse-racism (it’s just racism)
• reverse-sexism (it’s just sexism)
• useful feminism in the first world
• modern, western white privilege
• a nondestructive pro-ana blog
• a point to blm
• intelligent people on tumblr. Or at least, there are very, very few of them.

Black Power.
Girl Power.
Both meaning power to socially and politically weaker parties than that of white men.
However, when a white man hears ‘Black Power’,
He hears a threat to himself.
A threat of dominance.
When he hears ‘Girl Power’,
He hears a foolish concept.
He hears a contradiction.
‘Girl’ and ‘Power’
Don’t resonate with him.
The two words don’t go together.
He sees her as silly.
He sees Black Power as a threat.
He fears the black man who says 'Power to black people’
He ridicules the woman who says 'Power to women’
Never listening.
Never seeing their oppression.
Never seeing his privilege.
Never seeing so many different types of people are protesting for this 'power’.
He thinks they are greedy.
Haven’t they been given enough?
He he has allowed them so much.
He is aware of his 'generosity’.
Yet, he still cannot see this privilege they’re saying he has.
He doesn’t see an issue.
He doesn’t understand that the 'Power’ in question, isn’t what he perceives it to be.
It isn’t to be more powerful than white people and men.
It isn’t to be better than them.
It’s to simply have power.
The power he has.
The power he abuses.
As a white man.
—  All of the white men with their heads in the sand and the power in their hand.
yahoo.com
Turkey bans Trans Pride march in Istanbul but organisers defiant
Turkish authorities on Saturday banned transsexual rights activists from holding a planned march in Istanbul, the country's largest city, this weekend, a week after police used rubber bullets to thwart a Gay Pride parade. Organisers however vowed to press ahead with the Trans Pride March, planned

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish authorities on Saturday banned (trans) rights activists from holding a planned march in Istanbul, the country’s largest city, this weekend, a week after police used rubber bullets to thwart a Gay Pride parade.

Organisers however vowed to press ahead with the Trans Pride March, planned for Sunday afternoon, despite the ban.

The Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement the march could not take place because the venue for the event – the central Taksim Square – was not suitable and because the office had not received a proper application for permission to hold the march.

“After an evaluation … it has been decided not to give permission for the holding of this event,” the office said in a statement.

City officials also urged citizens to ignore calls to participate in the parade and abide by the security forces’ warning.

But the organisers wrote on their Facebook page that “we don’t recognise bans… we will be at Taksim tomorrow for the Trans Pride.”

The Trans Pride march, if held, would have been the eighth edition of the event, which promotes rights for (trans people) in Turkey, but it has suffered crackdowns in recent years.

Similarly, the Gay Pride parade had been held annually in Istanbul until 2015 – an event routinely attended by thousands of people before a police crackdown.

Last Sunday, police fired rubber bullets at a group of around 40 activists attempting to hold a gay pride march, an AFP journalist reported, and at least four people were detained.

Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence which outnumbered the activists.

The year before, organisers were denied permission to march with the city on the edge over bombings blamed on Islamic State group and Kurdish militants, sparking anger from gay rights activists.

Critics have accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of having overseen a creeping Islamisation since he came to power, first as prime minister in 2003 and then president in 2014.

But authorities say they are merely acting in the interest of public security.

npr.org
Harry Styles: 'It Was Time For Me To Be Scared'
After One Direction hit the pause button, Styles got to work developing his own voice for his recent solo debut. "I've never felt this vulnerable putting out music," he says.

David Greene: Is there a song where you got it, sang it, created it and said, “I’m doing this. I’m on my own. I’ve created something that’s really me as a musician”?

Harry Styles: I think I’ve always written bits of songs alone, and then I usually take stuff in and try to finish it with someone. “Sign of the Times” was one of those where I just kind of wrote it. We basically ended up in a place where the album had a bunch of rock songs and a bunch of acoustic, kind of picked ballad songs. And I wrote “Sign of the Times” and just felt like there was all this middle ground that I wanted to then explore. And I think that’s the one that kind of started bridging us to different places in terms of experimenting a little more.

I read that the genesis of “Sign of the Times” was the idea of a mother being told that she wasn’t going to make it and what message she wanted to give to her child.

Yeah, I think we were thinking about — there’s a lot of bad stuff going on in the world. And it’s not the last time that we will be in a place like that. I think the way that we receive information all the time now, it’s really difficult to ignore that stuff — and I think it would have been weird for me to write an album and not acknowledge that there’s anything bad going on in the world. And I think we were writing it from a place of — you have five minutes to say, “It’s going to be all right.”

Let me ask you about your fans. When we were walking in here to get to the Roxy, there was a legion of a few dozen young women peeking around to see if they’d get a glimpse of you. It’s so easy to stereotype that kind of fan base and say that it’s just a bunch of young teenage girls who are Snapchatting when they spot you and not paying attention to the music. What do you make of that fan base?

The thing is, people stereotype it as their attraction to the music is something other than the music, and I think that’s unfair. And honestly, I think it’s writing people off. It’s kind of rude. Everyone’s musical taste is different, and there’s no right or wrong answer. So I don’t know who’s the person in the world who is like — that guy has good music taste.

I wondered if, with such a loyal fan base, you ever feared that they were just going to be with you no matter what music you made — so it would almost make it less meaningful what you were doing, because they would never say anything bad about you.

I actually think that the kind of fans that we’ve had are the most honest.

There’s no playing it cool, or overthinking it?

Yeah. Everyone meets those people where they like something and they’ll never admit they’ll like it. … I’d rather someone be honest with me, and I wanted to be honest with the album.

Is it scary to be out on your own?

I’ve never felt this vulnerable putting out music, because I don’t think this is a piece of myself I’ve put out there before. And, simple fact: When there are other people around you, you share the good stuff — but you also get to share the bad stuff and hide behind everyone else a little bit. So with this, yeah, it is scary. But I think it was time for me to be scared. And I’m still very much learning. And I’m having the time of my life working this out.

Is there a song you want us to play, as we go out here?

My favorite from the album is the last song, “From The Dining Table.” It’s just personal, and I don’t feel like I’ve written a song like this before.