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I am just so tired of people treating massive entities like wealthy corporations, nations, structures of power, and institutions of faith as victims meanwhile blaming individuals, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed for what actions they take against injustice.

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"I am under no obligation to make sense to you."

- Neil DeGrasse Tyson  (via jolinxo)

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  • Question: Hi! Just so you know, disabledgirlism has expressed/supported some pretty gross and transphobic attitudes. (I can email you links but can't put them in Ask, since Tumblr forbids it.) - annaham
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    Thank you so much for the heads up! I’m glad to know that and I will be sure not to reblog things from this person in the future. 

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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy

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dasheenleaves:

i’m so shocked

(lol)

But was the USA EVER a democracy tho?

Nope. It’s always been a republic, on sheerly technical terms IIRC. But yeah, oligarchy. Rule by the rich. 

If you’re surprised by that finding, you’re rich. Just saying.

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disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine :: USA Today

Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.

Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.

Donetsk is the site of an “anti-terrorist” operation by the Ukraine government, which has moved military columns into the region to force out militants who are demanding a referendum be held on joining Russia. The news was carried first by the Ukraine’s Donbass news agency.

The leaflets bore the name of Denis Pushilin, who identified himself as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” and were distributed near the Donetsk synagogue and other areas, according to the reports.

Pushilin acknowledged that fliers were distributed under his organization’s name in Donetsk but denied any connection to them, Ynet reported in Hebrew.

Emanuel Shechter, in Israel, told Ynet his friends in Donetsk sent him a copy of the leaflet through social media.

“They told me that masked men were waiting for Jewish people after the Passover eve prayer, handed them the flier and told them to obey its instructions,” he said.

The leaflet begins, “Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,” and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and “register.”

It says the reason is because the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta, a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement that fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II, “and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk,” a name adopted by the militant leadership.

The leaflet then described which documents Jews should provide: “ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles.”

Consequences for non-compliance will result in citizenship being revoked “and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property.” A registration fee of $50 would be required, it said.

Olga Reznikova, 32, a Jewish resident of Donetsk, told Ynet she never experienced anti-Semitism in the city until she saw this leaflet.

“We don’t know if these notifications were distributed by pro-Russian activists or someone else, but it’s serious that it exists,” she said. “The text reminds of the fascists in 1941,” she said referring to the Nazis who occupied Ukraine during World War II.

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel group in the USA, said the leaflets should be seen in the context of a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world, and that it should prompt a strong response from the White House.

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Gabriel García Márquez Dies

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A Latin-American legend is taken from us today!

I am devastated by this.  He inspired all of Latin-America, was one of the first writers I was introduced to as a Spanish speaker after Juan Rulfo.  RIP.

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[Image: A picture of a very sad, scared little black down in the corner of a kitchen, fenced in with Pringles canisters.]

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sometimes the chains that prevent us from being free are more mental than physical

FUCK THIS BULLSHIT.

This is the shit that gets people with mental illnesses killed or abused, okay? This is the shit that causes people to tell me that I should just “try to be happy”. Yes, my chains are in my mind because THEY’RE MY FUCKING NEUROCHEMICALS, ASSWIPE.

This is why survivors and people with disorders live in shame and silence for so long, sometimes until they can’t live at all. 

Because assholes like the OP want to make it out like if it’s in your mind, then it’s not real, not important, and you should just be able to get over it. 

Fuck you, OP. Everything is in your mind. You are in your mind. 

As if “mental” chains are some how silly little things we make up for ourselves and totally our fault instead of, in actuality, being as powerful and real and important as anything physical. As if everything from phobias to triggers aren’t valid enough reason to avoid something or to feel restricted and consider them a valid restriction. 

I think going into a full out, physically PAINFUL panic attack when presented with some particular stimulus gets to count as a valid restriction and is not just the fact that my “chains” are more mental than physical. Fuck you. Just because someone can, say, physically sit through watching a rape scene in a movie does not mean that in any reasonable sense you should say that if they leave the theatre or don’t see that movie that their chains are “more mental than physical”. 

That dog is terrified because those goddamn canisters are up to chin height on it. If you were surrounded by pillars that came up to that height on you and you weren’t sure what they weighed and someone big with a camera was there, in front of you, possibly giving you a direct order to stay and taking a picture of you when you’re backed into a corner, how eager would your ass be to go charging through them?

Such bullshit. And even more bullshit because doing that to that dog is abusive and shitty on so many levels. That dog is clearly giving out signals of fear and distress and for what? So some douchewagon can take a picture they think is funny?

You don’t deserve to have a dog if you do shit like this. Animals are not toys you can amuse yourself with. Provoking fear and distress responses because you find them humorous is shitty and sadistic and I hope no other animal is unlucky enough to have to put up with you. 

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[Image: A gif showing Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a handsome middle aged Black man standing at a desk in a lecture room. He puts a red cannonball on a rope to his nose, lets it go, and it swings across the room and comes back to very lightly touch him on the nose again. As the ball touches his nose, the caption reads “*boop*” and then he turns to the viewer, smiling and the frame freezes, with a caption reading “science”.]

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Well, this kid just won everything. We can all go home now. 

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[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

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Hmm. But this only counts with fat yt women, yeah? Not devaluing the posts or the sentiment or the truth behind it. Just that, it’s a shaded truth. It doesn’t touch fat Asian women, fat Latinas and definitely not fat Black women. And I’m not sure where men fit in here - cause that’s not my direct issue for observation.

Still though, yeah. Make your voice heard = getting crushed.

You’re absolutely right. 

I got caught up on one sentiment and forgot to examine this deeper because it quite obvious to see. You’re right. Things definitely do not work this way outside a very oppressive sphere of whiteness. 

And the FA/fat positivity/fat activism definitely has to make sure we’re not centering white fat people at the expense of all others, especially fat WoC as you said. If the movement is doing anything that hurts fat people, even if it’s on other axises than weight, then what’s the point of us? The point is always to make hurting stop for fat people.

Definitely should have examined this much further before reblogging. Sorry about that, I will not be making this mistake in the future with fat activism posts. 

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[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

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maxamillionracism:

One of our own needs our help!

Domineque Banks, a natural hair stylista, blogger, Youtube extraordinaire, and LGBT woman of color has passed away from Lupus. She was 27. Her wife and family cannot afford the burial costs. Please donate and reblog to help this family!
https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/rmd4/in-memory-of-domineque-banks

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