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Another soldier in the army of love -- a feminist, anti-racist, economic justice kinda love. Feminista, teacher, doctoral student, activist, Cali-Rican queer femme.
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"A racist society will give you a racist science." This is *not* an anti-science rant, people. These are just the facts.

R. M. Young (1987). Racist society, racist science. In D. Gill & L. Levidow (Eds.) Anti-racist science teaching(pp. 16-42). London: Free Association Books. (via homoarigato)

remember when i posted about how science can be oppressive and i got hate mail and hundreds of notes of people calling me stupid

yeah that was fun 

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Remember that time when they made up a disease for black ppl when we didnt wanna be stuck as slaves?

Remember when they operated on black women with no anesthesia to get modern gynecological surgical procedures?

Remember when they sterilized poor woc without consent to keep us from ‘creating more undesirables’?

Remember when the government allowed Black men to go untreated with Syphilis even after a cure was discovered?

Remember when minority heavy areas in cities were sprayed with radioactive material to ‘test’ how America could handle a nuclear fallout?

Oh, you dont? Because I do…

Go look it up. Every single one was done by a white supremacist nation called America.

FOR SCIENCE!

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Exactly. This is why “pro-lifers” are confused and constantly get the “you are a total hypocrite” side-eye from me. This, and many, many, many, many other reasons. This is a lesson right here in reproductive justice: 

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

inyouremptygarden:

scientia-rex:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

doctorofdragons:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

Where are all the pro-lifers protesting this? I mean, it would be a lot easier for people to go through pregnancy and childbirth if they were assured they wouldn’t lose their job and also have a means of support for themselves and their babies.

Oh wait, you guys actually don’t care about babies and the people who have them. You just want to punish people for having sex you don’t approve of.

A perfect example of why cynicism is so often the correct perspective.

My husband and I were talking in the car today about our plans to have babies and I said, “Definitely not until after you get a job, since I don’t have enough leave built up to pay for the whole 12 weeks.”

He looked at me, slightly baffled, and said, “Don’t you get paid maternity leave?”

And I HOOOOOOWLED with laughter, because hot DAMN, no I do NOT, honey, because our country is behind PAKISTAN and SOUTH AFRICA and oh yeah LITERALLY ALMOST EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH!

I think this depends on where you work. Some places choose to give you paid maternity leave; it is just not mandatory nationwide. The company that I work for right now gives you 12 weeks. And I’m like 99% sure teachers get 6 weeks. I know neither one of those are GREAT but at least it’s something. Please don’t jump all over me if I’m wrong. I couldn’t help but try to defend ‘Merica.

Oh, I’m not denying that some companies do take good care of their employees in this regard.

But for most parents in lower income jobs, that is rarely the case. Which is especially tragic because these are the people who can least afford to take off work or pay for childcare.

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These days, before we talk about misogyny, women are increasingly being asked to modify our language so we don’t hurt men’s feelings. Don’t say, “Men oppress women” – that’s sexism, as bad as any sexism women ever have to handle, possibly worse. Instead, say, “Some men oppress women.” Whatever you do, don’t generalise. That’s something men do. Not all men – just some men.

This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.

What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.

You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works.

davekat:

rinamin:

I don’t trust anyone who supports vaginas as a symbol of feminism or feminist solidarity

#or ovaries

Yep, side-eye and speaking back to that bullshit! How many damn times do I have to say to essentialist, transphobic, conservative “feminists”: my “vagina” is NOT what makes me a woman. (Half the time, these folks so essentialist, they don’t know the difference between a vulva and a vagina, by the way.) For goodness sakes, we learn this in women/gender studies 101. And I’ll teach it to you, too, if you take my class. 'Woman' is socially-constructed. Educate yourselves.

And by the way—no, you are NOT radical. You are conservative, actually. All of you biological essentialists who claim a “radical” feminism that is transphobic—you are FAR from radical. That is conservative rhetoric if I’ve ever heard it. And I need NO conservatism in my feminism. Do not dilute it with that conservative hateful nonsense; do not co-opt true radical progressive movement.

Better be anti-racist, intersectional, anti-transphobic feminism or not at all!

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My thoughts, my heart, with this vigil and this community tonight. 
janetmock:

Flyer for tonight’s (8/27) vigil for Islan Nettles, a 21 year old trans woman of color who died from sustained injuries after a senseless brutal attack on August 22, 2013 on the streets of Harlem.
Tonight, we will return to this streets and speak her name. 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 20136:00PM JACKIE ROBINSON PARKEntrance at 148th and Bradhurst AvenueHarlem, New York,10039

My thoughts, my heart, with this vigil and this community tonight. 

janetmock:

Flyer for tonight’s (8/27) vigil for Islan Nettles, a 21 year old trans woman of color who died from sustained injuries after a senseless brutal attack on August 22, 2013 on the streets of Harlem.

Tonight, we will return to this streets and speak her name. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
6:00PM 
JACKIE ROBINSON PARK
Entrance at 148th and Bradhurst Avenue
Harlem, New York,10039

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wearewhatfeministslooklike:

Feminist Newlyweds <3

Um, yes. They are fabulous.

theblacksophisticate:

janetmock:

blackfashion:

Stop, don’t question & frisk #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen tag on twitter. You won’t regret it.

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen thanks to @Karnythia

Powerful.

This.

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kickassfanfic:

radicalrebellion:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

*Black guy and latino/white guy fight; black guys dies*
Media: “asdfghjkl fuel the racial tensions! Blacks against da whites!”
*Black guy selflessly acts to save white girl*
Media: *Crickets* 

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 
Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.
Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Wow&#8212;two brilliant young men of color, Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia, did this amazing thing. I am so glad they, too, are safe.

kickassfanfic:

radicalrebellion:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

*Black guy and latino/white guy fight; black guys dies*

Media: “asdfghjkl fuel the racial tensions! Blacks against da whites!”

*Black guy selflessly acts to save white girl*

Media: *Crickets* 

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 

Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.

Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Wow—two brilliant young men of color, Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia, did this amazing thing. I am so glad they, too, are safe.

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No human being is illegal. Yes, this!

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stankface:

nardvvuar:

the way I see it, “black pride” (or any sort of “minority” pride movement) means “I am proud of who I am DESPITE those who have told me and my people that whiteness is superior” while “white pride” means “I am proud of who I am BECAUSE whiteness is superior” and that’s why it’s ok to say one but not the other

Fucking Preach

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