"television taught me to see “white” as simply the default for “human."
"We are all stronger, smarter, talented, beautiful, and more resilient than we were told."
30x44 Mixed Media on Canvas
Artist: Ernesto Yerena
This piece honors strong womyn of color who are willing to
fight for their beliefs and know that the warrior way of life is
not exclusive for men. VIVA LA MUXER. The machete is a
weapon of resistance used by revolutionaries in the southern
region of Mexico and throughout Central and South America
but it is first used as a tool to cultivate crops. The setting in
this image is the Southwest which has been the forefront of
the battle against SB1070
die cis scum is kinda like on the same level as the word breeder
or like cracker
cause, it’s like, mean how is this word hurting you?
like i love watching conan but like every other night he’s making jokes about chaz bono. and like, everywhere you turn transphobia exist. it’s like considered normal. like dan savage does it. feminist do it. hrc does it. liberals do it. conservatives do it. it’s like a really cheap joke. except people die.
no one is going to die from die cis scum. you aren’t going to be brutally beaten to death. the people aren’t going to make assault if you report it. and like, it’s even sadder when you see the suicide rate for trans* people. like they fucking feel that climate every single day. and you’r upset about die cis scum?
like, honestly, i was like a little uncomfortable about it too. but i realized i felt uncomfortable because i was engaging in the same problematic behavior that de-legitimizes the identity of trans* people, like they die from that shit. so if you feel offended, just shut up.
no, really just shut up.
No one should be discriminating against anyone.
trans, cis, gay, straight, etc.
Cis gendered people do not chose that life either. It’s who they are.
Yes, it’s rare that attacks on Cis-gendered people occur, and I’m no way trying to mask the fact that the suicide rates for trans people is heartbreakingly high.
But telling someone ‘die cis scum’…seriously?
Haven’t we been fighting for equality between all genders and sexualities?
Isn’t that the point?
Saying stuff like that isn’t going to help the situation.
And before people start, I’d be saying the exact same thing if I saw someone saying ‘die trans scum’, just so you know.
We’re fighting for equality people. You need to remember that.
Trans people are oppressed/attacked/arrested/murdered because they are trans.
Cis people are not oppressed/attacked/arrested/murdered because they are cis. EVER.
In a cissexist society, cis people have the power and privilege.
You can’t just SAY “equality for all” and ignore the ways people experience privilege and oppression and very real violence disproportionately.
YOU need to remember that.
It is possible to be racist against white people.
A black person calling a white person a racial slur is the same as a white person calling a black person a racial slur.
I welcome anyone to try to change my mind on this.
I am crying tears of lol.
Are you white? I know I am, but are you?
I’ll be awaiting your response.
Because if you’re white, we’re going to have a conversation.
(also try to come up with a fun list of ‘anti-white racial slurs’ so that I can tell you the origins of them)
How come 9/11 is remembered and mourned every year, but 3000+ Sudanese died last week and hardly anyone hears about it? I don’t wanna compare the two, but it just seems like America is valued at the highest while killing people in other countries is just systematic and alright. Those deaths were due to ethnic clashes, but why are ‘race riots’ in some other country alright but not here? Whaaaaat am I saying? I wish we didn’t even have any borders. Big problem.
Premise Four: Civilization is based on a clearly defined and widely accepted yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierarchy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy to those higher is unthinkable, and when it does occur is regarded with shock, horror, and the fetishization of the victims.
"When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty and shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up and express their anger and frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard."
Dr Martin Luther King (via zeitgeistmovement)
His crusade. The KING they wont show.
Think about it like this.
Imagine I’m talking to a dentist. He says to me, “Dude, being a dentist is so hard.”
I say, “No, it’s not. Being a dentist isn’t any harder than my job. I’m a garbage man.”
He says, “Dude, how do you know how hard it is to be a dentist? You’re not a dentist.”
I say, “STOP WITH YOUR AD HOMINEM ATTACKS!”
See how that doesn’t make sense? When someone says your argument on what it’s like to be a woman is invalid because you’re a man, that’s not a sexist ad hominem attack. That’s just a fact. I will never know what it’s like to be a woman, just like most of my followers will never know what it’s like to be black because they’re white. It doesn’t mean your opinion is invalid. It just means there are going to be some things you’ll never ever understand about the way that person lives. When you act as if you do, you look like a dick.