Oct
10
2014

Reblogged from lovingastory :

sharibonbonvie:

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

This.

Oct
7
2014

Reblogged from dearcispeople :

"On January 5, 1993, a 22-year-old pre-operative transsexual woman from Seattle, Filisa Vistima, wrote in her journal, “I wish I was anatomically ‘normal’ so I could go swimming… . But no, I’m a mutant, Frankenstein’s monster.” Two months later Filisa Vistima committed suicide. What drove her to such despair was the exclusion she experienced in Seattle’s queer community, some members of which opposed Filisa’s participation because of her transsexuality — even though she identified as and lived as a bisexual woman. The Lesbian Resource Center where she served as a volunteer conducted a survey of its constituency to determine whether it should stop offering services to male-to-female transsexuals. Filisa did the data entry for tabulating the survey results; she didn’t have to imagine how people felt about her kind. The Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network announced that if it admitted transsexuals the SBWN would no longer be a women’s organization. “I’m sure,” one member said in reference to the inclusion of bisexual transsexual women, 4 6 the boys can take care of themselves.” Filisa Vistima was not a boy, and she found it impossible to take care of herself. Even in death she found no support from the community in which she claimed membership. “Why didn’t Filisa commit herself for psychiatric care?” asked a columnist in the Seattle Gay News. “Why didn’t Filisa demand her civil rights?” In this case, not only did the angry villagers hound their monster to the edge of town, they reproached her for being vulnerable to the torches. Did Filisa Vistima commit suicide, or did the queer community of Seattle kill her? (4)"

TW: Transmisogyny, Transphobia, Suicide

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Fuck.

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i’ve been talking around this for a long time but yes the systematic desexualisation and segregation of trans women from communities of intimacy and care literally makes us die so haha

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I brought this up recently, although I don’t remember to whom or in what context, beyond pointing out ways cis women have caused the deaths of trans women.

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Oct
7
2014
Oct
3
2014

Reblogged from driftcompatib1e :

postracialcomments:

Ferguson 10/03/2014

Military operations

Sep
23
2014

Reblogged from thequeensinstincts :

stem-cell:

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

stem-cell:

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

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Sep
23
2014

Reblogged from tobitastic :

tobitastic:

amydentata:

sandyfarquhar:

“In my early twenties, I was dating a trans woman who in some ways still had a male body whose body I projected maleness and masculinity onto because of my own prejudice. I was very attracted to her, and she was absolutely a woman, but part of me was like if I’m attracted to this anatomically male body, does that mean that I could be interested in men? using her in a really creepy way as an avatar of maleness and masculinity, completely contradicting what I just said. I don’t want this to be interpreted as I dated a trans woman so I could be into men, but I feel that there’s a blurriness that happens with trans people that’s exactly what I’m saying and it’s fucked up. For some people that blur their prejudice opens things up butts up against reality and calls things the tip of the iceberg regarding their own gender issues into question, things that could otherwise be rigid identities they should talk to a therapist about instead of using trans people as an objectified representation of their own internalized binarist gender issues.

— Ariel Schrag, author of Adam, in her interview with The Rumpus

I FUCKING HATE ARIEL SCHRAG.

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to talk about how trans people open things up and call things into question and to simultaneously talk about people being “anatomically male”?!?!

There, I fixed that for you, Ariel.

Much clearer now!

Sep
23
2014

Reblogged from aureylianmc :

Sep
22
2014
Sep
14
2014

Reblogged from driftcompatib1e :

queefilicious:

What if I told you
You read the first line wrong
And then you reread first the line
But there wasn’t anything wrong
But there was with the third one

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Sep
13
2014

Reblogged from tumblrofthrones :

lyannasnow:

sprtsnght:

cuntywhitelady:

UGH this is fucking beautiful

This is well done.

well, this is now my favorite video ever

Fanvids have stepped up their game a lot since the 2000s.

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