The US Army is simultaneously one of the most racially integrated and oppressive...– Who is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-Optation (via tal9000)
Looking Back at Huey Newton’s Thoughts on Gay... →
This was a speech given August 15 1970 by Huey Newton co-founder of the Black Panther Party..here he addresses the issue of Gay Rights… Its serious food for thought coming in the aftermath of President Obamaendorsing Same-sex Message. “When we have revolutionary conferences, rallies, and demonstrations, there should be full participation of the gay liberation movement and the women’s...
man fucks woman: subject, verb, object.– Catharine MacKinnon (via earlyfrost)
Self-care includes holding each other accountable because we are interconnected....– Alexis Pauline Gumbs, quoted by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at Hampshire earlier this year. Stuff I’m finding as I “clean” my room. (via verbalprivilege)
Joan Didion, "On Self Respect" →
“To do without self-respect, on the other hand, is to be an unwilling audience of one to an interminable documentary that deals one’s failings, both real and imagined, with fresh footage spliced in for every screening. To live without self-respect is to lie awake some night, beyond the reach of warm milk, the Phenobarbital, and the sleeping hand on the coverlet, counting up the sins of...
Kiss Me, I'm a Fashionable Bigot →
fuckyeahfeminists: An oldie, but goodie (and, sadly, always relevant)
viviopsis: White queer people: →
viviopsis: fsufeminist: Homophobia and racism aren’t comparable. Homophobia and racism aren’t comparable. Homophobia and racism aren’t comparable. if my fellow white queers don’t understand, this means: that you can’t and shouldn’t try to equate the two and/or use the histories of racism or…
Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is...– Rainer Maria Rilke. (via slychedelic) always reblog.
Why is the word yes so brief? It should be the longest, the hardest, so that...– Vera Pavlova, from “If There Is Something to Desire” (via proustitute)
From Psychology Today: The Dark Side of Positive... →
fuckyeahfeminists: Psychological research shows that positive stereotypes, just like their negative counterparts, have a host of harmful effects. According to our recent research, many people (including Asian Americans) dislike positive stereotypes because these stereotypes make them feel like they are only being seen for their race and not for the unique characteristics that they may possess....
Our entire system, in an economic sense, is based on restriction. Scarcity and...– Peter Joseph (via nathanielstuart)
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.– Alice Walker (via calliemarie713)
He want that cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake...– Sylvia Plath (via mikewaters)
What was it then? Could things thrust their hands up and grip one; could the...– Virginia Woolf,To The Lighthouse. (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)
Approach me, so I can show you my vast loneliness.– Forough Farrokhzad (via philphys)
Don’t be afraid. The future is not disguised as sleep. It is a tango. It...– Traci Brimhall, from “Through a Glass Darkly” (via proustitute)
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the...– James Baldwin (via danseurs)
Here’s the thing about jokes. They only work when they’re aiming up. I wrote...– A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’ (via npr) Well done, Lindy West. Race related posts on Jezebel have usually been, at best, heartburn-inducing, but you’ve said some shit needed to be said. (via teacherdee)
Oppressors always expect the oppressed to extend to them the understanding so...– Audre Lorde, ‘Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface’, in Sister/Outsider, p. 63. (via feministquotes)
The Uncollected Essays →
tetw: By David Foster Wallace The ultimate David Foster Wallace resource. A complete list of his uncollected fiction and essays (links to everything that’s online). The site also hosts a full list of published essays from his books (also has links where available).
Checking Your Privilege 101 →
wretchedoftheearth: If you don’t understand privilege or the different types of privilege, this is a very helpful primer from the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois.
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you...– Margaret Atwood (via lucifelle)
CANTO: “Culture replaces authentic feeling with... →
“Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a transformative hierophany of integrated…
In the silence of connection, people are comforted by being in touch with a lot...– The Flight From Conversation - NYTimes.com (via athinkinganimal)
And of course I am afraid, because the transformation of silence into language...– Audre Lorde (via communityandresistance) I needed to be reminded of this today. (via missproctor)
Fuck yeah, feminists!: What does objectification... →
becauseiamawoman: What does objectification mean beyond just “treat someone like an object”? wolfennights Here is a helpful tidbit on objectification according to feminist theory, which I found here. It gives a pretty comprehensive overview of different kinds of…
It’s awesome that a movement of women supposedly hating men is complete and...– Fictional Queen, viaI Blame the Patriarchy (via earlyfrost)
It’s a sad irony that we promote self-defense classes as a way of combating...– The Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project: Self-Defense and the Criminalization of Survival (via transgenderexpress)
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages...– Elie Wiesel (via spiritd3sire)
The truth is, far too many people in our culture do not know what love is. And...– bell hooks, All About Love (via femmenoire)
It’s no surprise that white authors dominate the fields of gender, feminist, and...– sometimes i write things in this thesis that are just really true (via mylifeasafeminista)
Radical simply means “grasping things at the root– Angela Davis (via carlykitty)
When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have...– Malcolm X (via warriorsrise)
And this is where you want to live forever—to grow so transparent, so...– William Greenway, from “Drinking Like a Fish” (via proustitute)