Pro-tip: There’s a difference between not allowing diverse opinions and now allowing bullshit.

eshusplayground:

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION: I can see how this comes across as sexist/misogynistic, but these other things are mitigating factors for me.

BULLSHIT: What about sexism against men?

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION: I never saw it that way, but then again, I’m not a person of color.

BULLSHIT: You’re reading too much into it.

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION: Sure, it has problems with ABC, but I think it deserves credit for doing well with XYZ.

BULLSHIT: If you see racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia/ableism, then you’re the one with the problem!

(Reblogged from eshusplayground)

Often, in an immigrant family, it’s a very big departure for a child to say: I want to be an artist, not a doctor, not a lawyer, or an engineer. The father, here, tells his daughter what so many immigrant parents tell their children: Art is not the safest route in life. We didn’t sacrifice all this for you to take up a precarious profession.

He tries to comfort her, at the same time, by insisting that being an immigrant makes her an artist already. And this is a fascinating notion: that re-creating yourself this way, re-creating your entire life is a form of reinvention on par with the greatest works of literature. This brings art into the realm of what ordinary people do to in order to survive. It takes away the notion that art is too lofty for the masses, and puts it in the day-to-day. I’ve never seen anyone connect being an artist and an immigrant so explicitly, and for me it was a revelation.

Edwidge Danticat, All Immigrants are Artists (via beyondvictoriana)
(Reblogged from tranqualizer)

alexandraerin:

fancybidet:

bloggableawesomeness:

i am officially in the doormat fandom

I need the leave food and go away door mat.

I want the “You read my doormat.” one.

(Source: vvangdoodle)

(Reblogged from moniquill)

Anonymous asked: Nicki minaj lied about being bisexual??? Stop acting like people don't have a valid reason to dislike her

a-little-bi-furious:

theroguefeminist:

lol I’ve found a few sources that claim she “lied” and “did it for attention” but other than finding a quote saying she finds women sexy but doesn’t date them I have yet to actually find a quote of her saying she was bisexual. this are a couple quotes from her:

There’s been a lot of speculation about your sexuality in the press. Your verse on Usher’s “Lil’ Freak” adds to the buzz that you’re bisexual.

When I rap, it’s just an extension of how I speak, and that’s how I talk. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. [In the press] I didn’t say [I don’t like women]. I said I don’t have sex with women. I don’t have sex with men right now either. If [bisexual is] what they wanna call me, then fine.

(source)

and this quote:

I think girls are sexy… But I’m not going to lie and say that I date girls.

and the advocate claiming that she claimed to be bisexual and “lied” and made it up and the latter quote is proof of that—but their link to the supposed article where she says so is broken… as well as this source saying so. I don’t really see how either quotes definitively show that she claimed to be bisexual whatsoever.

but i’ve yet to actually find a source quoting her saying she was bisexual. there are people who rumored her to be so and she refused to confirm or deny it and they made assumptions. i fail to see how that’s her “lying.” If she didn’t want to share her sexuality, she didn’t have to. And it’s interesting to me that based on this information people assumed that she “claimed” to be bi FOR ATTENTION “early in her career” when there’s absolutely nothing I could find to support that claim. And I find these assumptions honestly to be more biphobic and sexist than anything Nicki Minaj seems to have said.

it seems to me the rumor mill persistently tried to frame her as bisexual and she decided to refuse to answer their questions definitively, which janelle monae has done also. And I remember people praising white dude actor Johnny Galecki for refusing to answer the question whether he was gay or not because he didn’t think it was horrible if people thought he was and it was homophobic for people to continue speculating he was as if it was some taboo shocker. But if a black woman like Nicki minaj does the same thing, it makes her a “liar” apparently

you people will find any excuse to attack her. i have not found ONE QUOTE of her saying she was bisexual

ugh find me an actual quote of her stating she’s bisexual and maybe we’ll talk because I’ve yet to find anything—but i really doubt you have anything

Gotta say I fell for the “Nicki Minaj lied about her bisexuality” thing when it came out too. We’re so used to this idea that being bi for profit is a thing that we just accept it, when really it’s just shitty journalism clutching to stereotypes for headlines.

Also she’s a black woman rapper who has confidence, of course this shit happened to her.

(Reblogged from a-little-bi-furious)

a-little-bi-furious:

maddunoriginal:

genderbitch:

girljanitor:

navigatethestream:

seeing tweet pics of people throwing away perfectly good Barilla pasta, perfectly good food, as a way of “boycotting Barilla” and stickin it to em is the reason why i will never fuck with gay inc,the mainstream LGBT agenda, or a queer politic located in royally unchecked whiteness and class privilege 

you wanna donate your Barilla pasta to charity and never buy it again?

a truly ineffective method of social change. won’t bring you marriage equality any faster. but hey that’s your prerogative 

you wanna chuck perfectly good boxes of food in the garbage because somehow that symbolizes your commitment to marriage equality and LGBT rights?

miss me with that bullshit 

our government is currently working to cut food stamps which will impact millions of people living in this country. people who were already struggling to put food on their tables before 

meanwhile food prices continue to go up and the minimum wage isn’t rising fast enough to meet the higher costs of living 

and your privileged self righteous ass is going to chuck perfectly good food out of some half-shack sign of solidarity?! 

again, miss me with that bullshit 

SERIOUSLY

I just had to throw away a fucking cupboard FULL of pasta because some kind of bugs had gotten into it and I fucking cried about it

WHY DON’T YOU GIVE ME YOUR PASTA

It just fucking kills me. How many fucking queer people are barely surviving, barely getting food. I eat like one meal a day if that because of how little income I have. And these Gay Inc pieces of shit are just throwing it away for some political statement. 

I have seriously never understood people just throwing out food because they don’t agree with the company’s politics. THROWING OUT THE FOOD DOES NOTHING. YOU ALREADY GAVE THEM YOUR MONEY. Just eat the damn pasta or donate it to a food bank if you really can’t stand having it in your home. I’m not saying don’t boycott Barilla, because I’m all for that. But if you’ve already given them your money, there’s no sense in throwing it in the garbage.

Remember that time that Tea Party homophobes “boycotted” starbucks by buying the expensive coffee and dumping it away into the drains outside. Everyone and Gay Inc was laughing at them for their complete misunderstanding of what a boycott was and the inneffective wastefulness of their shitty protest. I’m just saying…Gay Inc has a short fucking memory.

(Reblogged from a-little-bi-furious)

the-helpful-frog:

sometimes-butts:

ibnuprofen:

hotdog-friend:

is that butter

no it’s stonehenge

I can’t believe it’s not butter

The fact that I laughed at this should probably indicate something.

(Source: anormaux)

(Reblogged from moniquill)
Anarchist communities often value and revere “back to the land” attitudes. They fetishize a world after the industrial collapse where we are all riding our bikes everywhere and growing our own food. But that’s not a world I can live in. As a person with a disability, I depend on technology to keep me alive. I depend on my hearing aid, and my mobility chair. I depend on my perscription (sic) drugs to keep my immune system from destroying my spine. I can’t afford to “fuck cars and ride my bike.” Anarchist communities who celebrate able bodies, have bonding and strategizing events in inaccessible locations, adopt mantras like “racism is a DISEASE” and “The revolution will not be motorized” are not welcoming or safe places for me. These ideas of what revolution mean are exclusive, and borrow heavily from eugenicist idealogy. They are rarely criticized, because PWDs (people with disabilities) are humiliated by dominant culture AND by most anarchist culture. It’s not a revolution unless everyone is invited.

Wren A.

THIS SO MUCH THIS

bless

(via affairofthepoisons)

This is basically the killer argument against primitivism - their ideology is really incompatible with having autonomous and mobile disabled people.

(caveat: my idea of revolution doesn’t require “everyone” to be invited, but “disabled people” is obv not an exclusion I want!)

wow this is a super fucking important point and not something that gets talked about nearly enough

(via ratkingxvx)

yooo and this applies to people who have serioud conditions that require medications like asthma or diabetes.

(via northeastdakota)

My anarchism will be intersectional and inclusive or it will be bullshit.

(via themalebridgettice)

Bonus: “back to the land” primitivism is often further whitewashed Noble Savage fantasy with an added dose of the implication that disability/disease are not just modern-day “weaknesses” literally tied to the corrupting and “indulgent” influence of capitalist states/the bourgeoisie, they also deracialize that argument to protect anarchist Whiteness AND get to demonize the sick/injured/disabled + advocate for their removal as an extension of class restructuring. Aka, some cultural revolution genocide shit that I am not down for.

(via princessnijireiki)

Wren is a really awesome person (we went to college together) and gosh I really needed to hear that. (via asystoles)

A thing that often needs to be said. When I was first encountering radical philosophies, I basically heard some anarchists stop just short of advocating eugenics when I questioned them about their primitivist leanings, simply because they hadn’t considered the full weight of what they were debating beyond its implications on their immediate circle of white, cis, able bodied 20-something friends at college. Also, ditto the large proportion of self-identified primitivists that are riding the appropriation truck in a lot of heinous ways.

(via troubledsigh)

I haaaate primitivists

(also a lot of other white anarchists but primitivists are PROBABLY the worst, because of the reasons discussed herein)

(via goldenheartedrose)
All of this, with extra emphasis on the Noble Savage BS and often some really gross (mis)appropriation fueling it. :( (via moniquill)

(Reblogged from moniquill)

distelfliege:

wurde gefragt, was denn anders sei bei einer queerfeministischen strickgruppe. ich denke, nicht viel. manchmal gar nix. man sitzt auch rum u. labert. oder es sind nur kleinigkeiten, die aber für mein komfortlevel etwas ausmachen. für einige mag gruppe nr2 immer noch zu hetengeprägt sein und das ist zb auch vorgekommen bei unserem stricktreff, dass die gruppe einer besucherin zu heteronormativ war (und das an dem tag auch so war, dass in einer feminismusdiskussion lesbische frauen immer unsichtbar blieben). woraufs aber rausläuft, ist, dass es ja ne vielfalt von gruppen geben sollte u. die möglichkeit für alle sich wo wohl zu fühlen. weil sich eben nicht alle mit allen themen und allen arten über etwas zu reden wohl fühlen. und es blöd ist wenn an einige leute immer die erwartung rangetragen wird, sie müssten sich darum gefälligst bemühen. nein, ich finde nicht dass sich jemand bemühen muss, sich in einer gruppe die 1 unsichtbar macht wohlzufühlen. oder sich bemühen muss in einer gruppe in der 1 othering erlebt sich zuhause zu fühlen. nein. warum auch?

[x] warum ich um qeerfeministische Räume inzwischen einen genau so großen Bogen mache wie um den katholischen Frauentreff

(Reblogged from puzzlestuecke)

ferreadomina:

Once in a while everyone needs some labradorite porn on their dash~

(Reblogged from moniquill)
puzzlestuecke:

myonlinecanvas:

Coffee shop

U know, I never visit cafes with signs like these, because fuck you. It’s fine for a cafe to have no wi-fi, but not to be condescending as fuck.
What if my friends / family members / colleagues live really far away and using the internet is my only chance to talk to them?
What if I need to get away from my homophobic home to talk to my girlfriend via Skype? To check LGBT websites? To rant about my family on Twitter without fear of them seeing me do it?
What if I’m all alone and just wanna fucking talk to somebody but not chat up random people in that cafe who came there for their own business?
What if I just don’t wanna fucking talk to anybody but have coffee and read the internet?!

puzzlestuecke:

myonlinecanvas:

Coffee shop

U know, I never visit cafes with signs like these, because fuck you. It’s fine for a cafe to have no wi-fi, but not to be condescending as fuck.

What if my friends / family members / colleagues live really far away and using the internet is my only chance to talk to them?

What if I need to get away from my homophobic home to talk to my girlfriend via Skype? To check LGBT websites? To rant about my family on Twitter without fear of them seeing me do it?

What if I’m all alone and just wanna fucking talk to somebody but not chat up random people in that cafe who came there for their own business?

What if I just don’t wanna fucking talk to anybody but have coffee and read the internet?!

(Source: another-step)

(Reblogged from puzzlestuecke)