movies 2 be a horny queer to: faster pussycat kill kill i mean it’s supposed 2 be all male gazey cult perv shit but if u don’t think this is boss as fuck then u r wrong and incorrect

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"television taught me to see “white” as simply the default for “human.”"

The very white poetry of ‘Mad Men’ | Capital New York (via s-m-i)

"We are all stronger, smarter, talented, beautiful, and more resilient than we were told."


Read the rest of her blog entry from prison here. 

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Ganas Machete 30x44 Mixed Media on CanvasArtist: 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


Ganas Machete
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

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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.

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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)

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Hierarchical Violence



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.

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"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.

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I'm still figuring it out.: What I mean when I talk about "racism"




The other day I got an [angry, condescending] anonymous message saying that a claim I had made online that only white people can enact racism was “patently untrue.” The anonymous writer backed this up by saying that racism was discrimination, prejudice, or hate based on one’s race. I strongly, passionately disagree with this definition. Here’s why.
I’m a mixed person—my mother is a white American, and my father is an indigenous Mexican immigrant. I identify as a light-skinned Chicano. I share this because I think it is very important that I speak to my specific experience (and no one else’s.) In my life, being a light-skinned Chicano has meant receiving and accessing an incredible amount of white privilege. I frequently pass as white, or am labeled as “racially ambiguous” by fellow people of color and white people alike.
I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, a largely white-liberal city in which my racial and ethnic identities were often misread. This meant that, though I was raised in a bilingual, multi-culturallly identified household, a household in which discussions of racism and politics were frequent, my primary identity was shaped through a lens of whiteness.
I, like many of us, received messages all of my life (from school, society, the media) that racism was a personal act of prejudice against someone based on their skin color. Because I had not yet begun to identify my white privilege, and because I was not only comfortable with the pervasive, unquestioned whiteness that surrounded me but actually benefitted from it, I accepted this definition of racism.
I have a distinct memory of the first time I was asked to question this. I was 14, a Gay Straight Alliance organizer at a training retreat in St. Louis, attending my first “Anti-Oppression” workshop. A simple formula was presented to me:
While it seems simple enough, I became outraged. The facilitators were proposing that only those with POWER (white people) are able to perpetuate racism. This means that those lacking power (people of color) are not able to perpetuate racism. Somehow my whiteness felt wronged, insulted. I had been bullied plenty for being “white” by kids of color growing up, and I wanted desperately to call it something that it was not.
What I came to understand in the following years is that racism (and sexism, and ableism, and heterosexism, and shadism, etc.) is not an isolated act. It is not a personal prejudice or an individual problem (though it does indeed operate interpersonally and internally as well). Its true destructiveness lies in its pervasiveness: racism operates at every systemic and institutional level. I believe that racism is an institutionally supported system of perpetuating, enforcing, and valuing whiteness and white supremacy in our society. Racism operates at every level to marginalize, criminalize, devalue, imprison, and yes, kill off, people of color. Our prison industrial complex*, our economy**, our “War on Drugs”***, and our criminal, family, and environmental**** laws, are racist in that they work to maintain incredible rates of poverty, incarceration, health disparities, inadequate housing, and unequal pay for people of color.
So when I say that people of color can’t enact racism, I mean it. We may have a black president, we may think of ourselves as highly evolved or “post-racial” (BARF), but our society remains firmly entrenched in racism at every level. People of color can be just as prejudiced and hateful as white people. I have no interest in denying this. What I am hoping to clarify is that, without POWER, prejudice is just prejudice. It takes the centuries of power and supremacy that whiteness carries with it to enact racism in this country.
As a person that still regularly receives white privilege, regardless of my identity as a person of color, I actively work to dismantle my internalized racism and work against racist systems and white supremacy at personal, interpersonal, and institutional levels.
I believe that, if you are white and are not actively anti-racist, you are a part of the problem. A mentor of mine once described whiteness as a moving sidewalk. In order to be part of the solution, in order to not work with the system to enforce racism, you can’t walk with the crowd, and you certainly can’t just stop moving. You have to turn around and you have to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.

*Information about racism in the prison industrial complex:
**About racism in our economy
***About the “War on Drugs”
****About environmental racism

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As a self-identified “light skinned Chicano” (half-white, half-mexican) who receives a lot of this white “passing privilege” (whether I want it or not) - and has endured the same teasing or othering for being “white” by other folks of color - this really resonates with me.

This ^ Ugh! I’m sorry you were bullied by black girls in school and they called you “whitie”. But no! Agh!

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.”


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.

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