Fighting privilege, prejudice and ignorance
“If you choose to do social justice work, you are going to screw up – a lot. Be prepared for that. And when you screw up, be prepared to listen to those who you hurt, apologize with honesty and integrity, work hard to be accountable to them, and make sure you act differently going forward.” (http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/11/things-allies-need-to-know/?upw)
Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
This is important.
It’s not. At all. We talked about Christian religious privilege a couple weeks ago. It’s like white culture; because it is and was used as a tool of oppression and is and was forced on so many people, and into the mainstream, it cannot be appropriated, especially in “Christian” areas of the world.
This post lays out the basics.
This post corrects some incorrect popular assumptions about religious hate.
And finally, this post wrapped up our conversation, summarizing what I was saying pretty nicely.
If you have any questions further than that, feel free to ask.
Audre Lorde (via jmeekzzz)
Some things to consider/talk about for Bisexual Health Awareness Month:
- Forty-five percent of bisexual women have considered or attempted suicide.
- Bisexual women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder than lesbians.
- Bisexual women have the lowest levels of social support.
- Bisexual women have the highest rates of depression and anxiety.
- Bisexual women report the highest rates of alcohol use, heavy drinking and alcohol related problems when compared to heterosexual and lesbian women.
- Bisexual women report higher risk sexual behavior than heterosexual women. Compared to heterosexual women and lesbians, bisexual women have the highest rates of combining substance/alcohol use and sex, which can be associated with higher risk sexual behaviors.
THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THE GENERAL MALE MENTALITY WHEN I, AS A MALE WITH MANY FEMALE FRIENDS, HAVE TO FREQUENTLY PRETEND TO BE MY FRIENDS’ BOYFRIEND SIMPLY SO OTHER DUDES WON’T BE CREEPY AND FUCKING GROPE THEM
THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THE GENERAL MALE MENTALITY WHEN THEY RESPECT COMPETITION MORE THAN THE ACTUAL PERSON THEY’RE TRYING TO GET WITH
A Republican elected official in Maine actually said this. But what war on women? (via whitegirlpolitickin)
I think this is something I’m going to point people to when I tell them that the pro-life position is directly related to rape culture.
Conservative pro-lifers: Anti-choice, pro-rape of women.
- Arab student is literally surrounded by FBI for cooking rice under terrorist suspicions
- Moroccan High School Student is linked to Boston tragedy for being Brown
- Racism in actual political campaign in Massachusetts against a Native American woman running portraying her name and image in a racist stereotypical inappropriate manner
- Stop and Frisk, ruled unconstitutional was practiced by New York police disproportionately and unfairly affecting 90% Black and Latino men because of racism
- From Mosques to Soccer Leagues: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spy Unit Targeting Muslims, Activists
- Black students (especially boys and children with disabilities) face more and harsher punishments in public schools and are being pushed out of schools into the criminal justice system.
- Black male incarceration has jumped 500% from 1986 to 2004
- How is it that 58% of prisoners are Black and Latino if 70% of crime committed here is done by white people?
Tell your friend to get fucking real lol
(2) I never wear a bindi and I don’t intend to as I don’t identify as a South Asian person, but I would like to learn more and become more involved in the other part of my cultural heritage. I’d like to do that, without stepping out of line. Would my involvement in Hindu celebrations/cultural attire be considered cultural appropriation?
It’s definitely not appropriation, being Indian is part of your heritage too even if you identify as black, and it’s definitely okay if you want to explore that part of your heritage. Being involved in celebrations, traditions, and wearing Indian clothing is a good way to do that.