– (via versteur)
I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water, I think I’m a Mermaid or I was a Mermaid. The ocean makes me feel really small and it puts my whole life into perspective… it reminds me, okay I’m this very little piece of this huge Earth and it humbles you and it grounds you and it makes me feel almost like I’ve been baptized and I’m born again when I get out the ocean.”- Beyoncé
i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.
and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class
I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.
find out what aave is and come back
Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples
absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.
i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.
this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:
1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine” “DAT ASS”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?
2) jocose aggression/intimidation (real life examples: “you can’t FUCK WIT ME”, “what chu gon do huh? what chu gon do??” “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave") these are often accompanied by a deep voice as well, though tonally different
3) being loud [“sassy” also] (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )
so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression/intimidation, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?
"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”
From Adora Svitak’s talk “What adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.
This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.
this is so effing important and i’m super impressed after read her transcript
LOVE how adora opened up her talk by pointing out that adults are responsible for things like imperialism. YES!
predators literally love sex positivity and are the main supporters of it i just cant stress this enough obviously it started out with good intentions but its such an easy thing for evil manipulative people to latch onto and have people think theyre doing things under the guise of sexual freedom
who gives a shit
Fyodor Golan Fall 2014 Runway Details
sorry i cant hang out with u today i have to catch up on my crying
ME THIS WEEK.
All Power To The People (Released: 1996)
Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama
Harsha Walia, Undoing Border Imperialism (via lehaaz)
just got this book. looking forward to learning and engaging with it. anyone else reading it / wanna talk, lemme know!
zines about specific anti-cop struggles:
Don’t Die Wandering: Atlanta Against Police Winter 2011-2012
Nights of Rage: On the Recent Revolts in France
(Region Parisien, France)
Burning the Bridges They are Building: Anarchist…
jean paul gaultier couture fall 2014
STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY