asking: what made “them” (the egyptian people) decide to protest now? why did they tolerate things for so long?
implication: “they” deserved what they had because they weren’t saying anything against it until now.
what we should be asking: what do you (the egyptian people) want? do you want anything from us & if so how can we support you?
This is true in so many contexts.
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development released a report on the gender wealth gap to mark International Women’s Day. The report found nearly half of all single black and Hispanic women have zero or negative wealth, meaning their debts exceed all of their assets. The median wealth for single black women is only $100; for single Hispanic women, $120. This compares to just over $41,000 for single white women. We speak with the chief author of the report, Mariko Lin Chang and C. Nicole Mason, Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network.
— I came across this term today in something whateverjeanne posted about Carolee Schneeman and Ana Mendieta and I am feeling it very strongly. Aesthetic Sisters, Rebel Sisters, Revolutionary Sisters.
— Coretta Scott King (via queerwatch)
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every once in a while i check up on people i hate to make sure i still hate them
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That Russell Brand video.
Here’s what I find interesting.
This is a really good example of a way that White people often treat me.
It is the you...