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theoceanandthesky
but i’ll just say this: be upset with me if you want to - but don’t use me as the pinnacle of black women cos i don’t speak for anybody but myself. i speak for me because i don’t see a representation of me in any of those photos. i don’t see a representation of a fat black girl who just wanted some justice. i don’t see a representation of a sex worker still walking the streets who deserves safety too. i don’t see a representation of a mexican woman who is being assaulted by her husband but can’t report it because she’ll be deported if she does. i don’t see a representation of black kids who are molested every day of their lives in a foster home. i don’t see any of that in slutwalk. i don’t see a representation of the 80 year old woman who is being sexually assaulted at the nursing facility where she lives who can’t tell anyone because her entire family has abandoned her and no one who works there gives a damn anyway.

i see a bunch of white girls, 30 and under, walking around half naked, spreading one clear and very concise message: look at me, i’m sandra dee. look at me. look at me. look at me. no one else, just me.

all i ever wanted to know from slutwalk was: what about the rest of us?

peech on slutwalk nyc (taken from here)

“What about the rest of us?”

How about you stand the fuck up and say something FOR YOURSELF?

To be very clear, I DO understand where she’s coming from with this, but it is so full of “I’m not white therefore I am a victim.” that it HURTS. Yes, some people cannot stand up and fight for themselves, like the Mexican woman mentioned above. However others can, and even those who cannot CAN do something to get out of their situation. You are not a victim of the world. Get the fuck up and DO SOMETHING about it.

(On a side note, I do not support slutwalk. I think the entire concept is ridiculous. If you want to protest rape culture, you can do so without looking like a skank.)

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imma need you to eat a dick. really.

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Let me just cosign Peech and add…

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theoceanandthesky
but i’ll just say this: be upset with me if you want to - but don’t use me as the pinnacle of black women cos i don’t speak for anybody but myself. i speak for me because i don’t see a representation of me in any of those photos. i don’t see a representation of a fat black girl who just wanted some justice. i don’t see a representation of a sex worker still walking the streets who deserves safety too. i don’t see a representation of a mexican woman who is being assaulted by her husband but can’t report it because she’ll be deported if she does. i don’t see a representation of black kids who are molested every day of their lives in a foster home. i don’t see any of that in slutwalk. i don’t see a representation of the 80 year old woman who is being sexually assaulted at the nursing facility where she lives who can’t tell anyone because her entire family has abandoned her and no one who works there gives a damn anyway.

i see a bunch of white girls, 30 and under, walking around half naked, spreading one clear and very concise message: look at me, i’m sandra dee. look at me. look at me. look at me. no one else, just me.

all i ever wanted to know from slutwalk was: what about the rest of us?

peech on slutwalk nyc (taken from here)

so part of the thing about not speaking for people is to enable them to speak for themselves. the question becomes why arent the folks you pointed out as not being represented being represented? obviously the straight/cis/white representation of things cannot account for these array of things. its not their job to hold up signs about the mexican woman who will be deported— they cannot do the job that someone who is more intimately involved with the realities of deportation and sexual assault can do.

so

1- why arent these representations taking place, beyond ‘because white people dont know how to do shit’

and

2- how do we encourage these people/related people/etc to represent these scenarios?

and 3- unless someone is coercively leaving you out of the loop, how can we enable a coalition *with* the rest of us?

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Women who are at risk already can’t engage in performance activism without consequences. Aside from any cultural considerations (and there are many), & potential legal ramifications, there is also a completely different level of support for women who are considered unrapeable by dint of skin color. We’re still being coerced into proving our humanity so that our pain can be recognized as something besides porn for the masses who think we can’t feel anything.

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motherjones
We have lots of communities in America that have drug use, drug dealing, and no violence. They’re called ‘suburbs.’

California-based criminologist David Kennedy, discussing why targeting inner-city drug use won’t cut violent crime. Via the Washington Monthly. (via motherjones)

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amantesuntamentes:

that-cherokee-bitch:

That statement is REALLY powerful.

truth. something i overheard once in Uganda regarding the Christian evangelism in Africa GOD= Go Overseas & Deceive.

amantesuntamentes:

that-cherokee-bitch:

That statement is REALLY powerful.

truth. something i overheard once in Uganda regarding the Christian evangelism in Africa GOD= Go Overseas & Deceive.

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manicchill
We talk about democracy so much, but we have supported so many governments around the world that are the farthest thing from a democracy, as long as they give us access to their natural resources. As long as when we say jump, they say how high. That’s it. We have employed bin Ladens plenty of times, when it serves our purpose. We employed Saddam Hussein when it served our purposes. And I say ‘we’ because we are the people that have a responsibility to change that sort of behavior in this country. And if we don’t, we will suffer the same fate as everything that never evolved. We will become extinct as a species. That’s your fuckin’ option. Change and get better and accept that this system is flawed and needs to be changed, or become extinct

Immortal Technique (via manicchill)

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invisibletape
American justice is not like the lady that is holding the scales blindfolded, it is more like a very rich, white lady peeking through the blindfold to see what color and how wealthy you are.

Anonymous (via invisibletape)

Pretty much.

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neutral-state
There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.

Warren Buffett (via memosfromarebel)

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predatorywaspobserver
Since the attacks in New York, he would say, every time a crime was committed by a Muslim, that person’s faith was mentioned, regardless of its relevance. When a crime is committed by a Christian, do they mention his religion? If a Christian is stopped at the airport for trying to bring a gun on a plane, is the Western world notified that a Christian was arrested today and is being questioned? And what about African Americans? When a crime is committed by a black man, it’s mentioned in the first breath: “An African American man was arrested today…” But what about German Americans? Anglo Americans? A white man robs a convenience store and do we hear he’s of Scottish descent? In no other instance is the ancestry mentioned.

Dave EggersZeitoun  (via cwnl)

White christian privilege at it’s finest. Everyday.

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kushandwizdom
kyssthis16:

I believe this…and I adhere to it. I’m no punk yotch, y’all. Come at me, bro.

kyssthis16:

I believe this…and I adhere to it. I’m no punk yotch, y’all. Come at me, bro.

heathicorn

spastasmagoria:

My brother was the one who wanted to do TV, but I didn’t like the business at all. He was doing this one job where they needed an extra kid on set and my mom was like, ‘Do you want to do it?’ And I was like, ‘Sure, cool, fine,’ and so I did it. Afterwards, she bought me Batman toy. She told me that for doing a good job, she was going to buy me a Batman toy. So, I said myself, ‘Okay, how can I get more Batman toys? I know, I’ll do more acting jobs.’ So, that was what got me into acting, I wanted more Batman toys. But eventually, I came to love my craft. It’s still a very tough monster to tackle but I do love my craft and nothing’s taking that away.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH STUFF IN LIFE I WOULD DO A GOOD JOB AT IF I GOT BATMAN TOYS AS A REWARD?!

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