newwavefeminism:

autistpsyche:

you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

I’m interested in more discussions on how this impacts students in lower grade levels. How does the young black girl feel about herself when she encounters a teacher who isn’t skilled in properly accommodating her learning disability? How is her future trajectory affected - will she #elementaryableism prevent her from even having access to/experiencing #academicableism?

disabilityhistory:

Let Our Families Have a Future: “Sheri”

"Sheri Dwight," whose name has been changed and her identity obscured at her request, recounts her time in one of California’s women’s prisons and her experience being sterilized without her knowledge or consent.

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I hesitated being involved in the community, however, because I had some reservations about what it meant to be in steampunk. Would I have to pretend to be British? As someone whose family suffered directly from imperial powers, did I want to romanticize that this time period as one of heedless adventure? My grandparents and my parents are from Vietnam while it was part of French Indochina, being a citizen of empire isn’t as great as steampunk might imagine it to be. I discussed this with someone from the steampunk community at the time that I had a problem with steampunk and colonialism, and they replied, “Oh, you don’t have to worry about that— although we’re Americans, for example, we can pretend that America is still part of the colonies!” Which missed the point of my question entirely.

So when creating my steamsona (aka steampunk character), I thought of what I would like to see as a SF character based on my family heritage. One hundred and fifty years ago, I’d like to see a female assassin who shoots French imperialists in the face — and so Ay-leen the Peacemaker was born.

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An excerpt from my interview at Twinja Book reviews for their “Diversify Your Steampunk” Week.  (via dangercupcakemurdericing)

(Source: beyondvictoriana, via dangercupcakemurdericing)

"As admirably altruistic as it sounds, the problem with voluntourism is its singular focus on the volunteer’s quest for experience, as opposed to the recipient community’s actual needs."

Opinion: The white tourist’s burden: Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex (via aljazeeraamerica)

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

"In many ways, likability is a very elaborate lie, a performance, a code of conduct dictating the proper way to be"

Roxane Gay (via alexithymia-daily)

(via tashabilities)

"This world is not democratic at all. The most powerful institutions, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank, belong to three or four countries. The others are watching. The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture."

— Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer and journalist (via xuron)

(Source: a--fri--ca, via note-a-bear)

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'I'm not the president of black America,' Barack Obama has said. 'I'm the president of the United States of America.'

Precisely.

And the president of the United States is not just an enactor of policy for today, he is the titular representative of his country’s heritage and legacy. In regards to black people, America’s heritage is kleptocracy—the stealing and selling of other people’s children, the robbery of the fruits of black labor, the pillaging of black property, the taxing of black citizens for schools they can not attend, for pools in which they can not swim, for libraries that bar them, for universities that exclude them, for police who do not protect them, for the marking of whole communities as beyond the protection of the state and thus subject to the purview of outlaws and predators.

The bearer of this unfortunate heritage feebly urging “positive habits and behavior” while his country imprisons some ungodly number of black men may well be greeted with applause in some quarters. It must never be so among those of us whose love of James Baldwin is true, whose love of Ida B. Wells is true, whose love of Harriet Tubman and our ancestors who fought for the right of family is true. In that fight America has rarely been our ally. Very often it has been our nemesis.

Obama-era progressives view white supremacy as something awful that happened in the past and the historical vestiges of which still afflict black people today. They believe we need policies—though not race-specific policies—that address the affliction. I view white supremacy as one of the central organizing forces in American life, whose vestiges and practices afflicted black people in the past, continue to afflict black people today, and will likely afflict black people until this country passes into the dust.

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— Ta Nehisi Coates (via delaodino)

(via howtobeterrell)

curvellas:

being a carefree black girl has nothing to do with actually having no cares. to me it literally just means being alive and carving out tiny pockets of happiness and freedom in this shitty ass society that is trying to mentally destroy you for existing.

(via talesofthestarshipregeneration)

curvellas:

keep in mind many men don’t really like women, they like the high regard afforded them by other men when seen with a certain kind of woman. they like the confirmations of their masculinity and sexual prowess when engaging physically with a woman, and they like the ego boost of being attractive to many women. but they do. not. like. women.

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

Reblog this if you think that cis* people should be prohibited from making surveys about anything trans related

lisaquestions:

kirinandvlindertje:

lisaquestions:

Can I reblog this a million times?

of course. Do mind the post limit though.

Fair point. I’ll never reach a million.

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

smashsurvey:

The fact that Coachella would choose ‘native aesthetics’ to co-opt and reproduce for the amusement of a largely white audience right on the doorstep of the Cabazon Indian Reservation just shows how little they consider NDN’s anything more than fiction or exotic history for the consumption of 20-something hipsters. 

(via note-a-bear)

note-a-bear:

fuckyeahsavagesistas:

Lyndie Greenwood as Sonya in the TV series NIKITA – 2011 – 2013


I said gawdamn

note-a-bear:

fuckyeahsavagesistas:

Lyndie Greenwood as Sonya in the TV series NIKITA – 2011 – 2013

I said gawdamn

blaquerose:

It’s getting down to the wire, and you’re probably going to get tired of seeing this post but we need the starter money to help get this business going! Please if you can donate to our IndieGogo campaign so @everythingrhymeswithalcohol and I can start a plus size clothing store. We want to be able to give plus size women an option in clothing that isn’t as expensive as Torrid or Lane Bryant. Please check out the campaign and throw a few dollars our way!

(via witchsistah)