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160824 Kyuhyun’s Twitter update

GaemGyu: Just a while ago I ended my last shooting. I am very sorry that I was not able to keep the promise with fans to (be well) until I complete my musical.. From tomorrow onwards, I will postpone all the planned broadcasts and company activities for the next 2-3 weeks, to give all my attention on my treatment and return (well again). (I will) be alright!  ©

Okay no I’m okay now the girl is lovely and a quiet rider and really really loved how well saffron was schooled (I love knowing I done a good job lol) and saffron clearly loved her immediately and she saffron so okay I’m good I can fully concentrate on sawyer for now and get her going properly before college starts okay

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Urgh with the paralympics coming up there’s the usual bullshit around about “superhumans” so here’s a reminder:

Do not call disabled people superhuman, do not call disabled people angels, do not put disabled people on a ridiculously high pedestal and hold us to impossible standards that we can never fulfill

This is just another form of dehumanisation and inevitably ends up with all of us who cannot fit your superhuman/angel role instead being seen as subhumans and demons

we absolutely have to protect bi women who are in relationships with men because there are still people who use these women to say that bi women are “fake/really straight” or are traitors to wlw or deserve to be abused by men. it’s not about forcing lesbians to care about relationships with men, it’s about getting everyone to care about bi women

Ryan Lotche: *vandalizes a gas station and lies to Brazilian authorities about being robbed*
White ppl: HE’S JUST BEING A KID, YA KNOW?
Florida Teen: *stabs three people, murdering two of them, and eats one of their faces*
White ppl: I dunno… he was a good kid. A real nice boy.
Any Black Man: *gets shot by a cop for minor violations*
White ppl: THUG! SCOURGE OF THE EARTH! HOW DARE YOU BREAK LAWS.

Call-out culture and the fallacy of community accountability creates a disciplinary atmosphere in which people must adhere to a specific etiquette. Spaces then become accessible only to those who are familiar with, and able to express themselves with the proper language and adhere to the dominant customs. Participation in the discourse which shapes and directs this language and customs is mostly up to those who are able to spend too much time debating on activist blogs, or who are academics or professionals well versed in the dialect. As mentioned previously, the containment of radical discourse to the university further insulates the “activist bubble” and subcultural ghetto.

In addition to creating spaces that are alienating to those outside of our milieu, anti-oppression discourse, call-out culture, and the related “communities” leads activists to perceive themselves as an “enlightened” section of the class (largely composed of academics, students, professionals, etc. who have worked on their shit and checked their privilege) who are tasked with acting as missionaries to the ignorant and unclean masses. This anarchist separatist orientation is problematic for any who believe in the possibility of mass liberatory social movements that are capable of actually transforming society…

The retreat to subcultural bohemian enclaves and activist bubbles acknowledges that revolutionary change is impossible, and as a substitute offers a counterfeit new society in the here and now. We understand that such a proposition is appealing given the day-to-day indignity and suffering that is life under our current conditions, but time and time again we have seen these experiments implode on themselves. Capitalism simply does not offer a way out and we must face this reality as the rest of the class that we are a part of faces it everyday. No amount of call-outs or privilege checking will make us into individuals untainted by the violent social relationships that permeate our reality.

—  With Allies Like These: Reflections on Privilege Reductionism, Common Cause Ottawa