LMAO @ ALL OF THE YT QUEERS WHO ARE SO INVESTED IN BRADLEY MANNING’S COURT MARTIAL BUT GIVE ZERO SHITS ABOUT AFGHANS AND IRAQIS
Really not into “feminism” or “activism” that is just self-aggrandizing confrontation.
Tip: if the takeaway is your name, you’re doing it wrong.
Tip: If you ignore valid criticism to focus on and mock “haters” you’re doing it wrong.
Tip: If you like to coin phrases like “slut shaming” and “rape culture”and then spend half your time explaining them to people as a a way to institutionalize and situate yourself for funding, while ignoring stuff like “racism” and “racism within feminism” and “class issues within feminism,” you’re really doing it wrong.
Tip: If you have a feminist ebook club and have not published one lady of color, you are doing it wrong.
I’m probably not the first person to note this, but Spring Breakers made a lot more sense to me when I realized it was basically about white supremacy, and white women’s fight for equality at the expense of men and women of color. (Yeah I know Selena Gomez is a WOC but her character bails out early.) The partying and hedonism of the first part of the movie is almost uniformly white—the only POC I can think of is the man in the diner who the girls rob. The last part has a lot of POC but they are all criminals, adversaries, dancers, and sex workers. When the girls “go bad” they suddenly are forced to associate with POC and they are visibly uncomfortable with it. And when the girls seize power, they show they can be equally as bad and as violent as their gangster white savior by killing—I couldn’t keep count. Killing a lot of POC and riding off into the sunset giggling.
you know…i just saw a gif set for the “invisible war” movie about rape in the US military. and i have all sorts of mixed feelings about it, first and foremost, not being able to even watch the fucking thing, because holy FUCK triggering. but—also—it was *F*eminists that pushed to get women to be able to serve. it was a sign of true empowerment and full citizenship, they said. i don’t know if people remember when that whole fight was happening. but i do. cuz that was probably the first time i ever thought to myself that i absolutely was not a *F*eminist then.
and this is where i get just outright angry—cuz if *F*Eminism were a “movement” as we keep being told—*F*eminism would take that whole invisible war movie as a direct critique of its goals. and they would be *taking responsibility* and reflecting on how their movement affected and changed the lives of the women they claim to be acting in the name of. they’d be fully aware of the fact that it’s working class poor women of color who are the majority of women in the military, followed up by working class white women. they’d be aware that they created a choiceless choice that middle class/rich white women who pushed for it are largely NOT going to be taking. they’d be asking themselves—ok, wait. we had an analysis of militarism and how rape was a part of it BEFORE we pushed to get women into the military—why did we think it wasn’t going to happen AFTER we get women in the military?
they’d be asking—what can we do now to help, how can we be working to create legitimate economic alternatives for women who don’t want to join the military, how can we help women already in the military etc etc etc.
instead, we get what we always get. news cycle outrage and just—ignorance of the problem UNTIL there is a news cycle because none of the *F*eminists that pushed for women to serve in the military are IN the military and have NO connections at all to that community.
they aren’t going around doing their speaking tours to military baracks any more than they are to welfare offices.
Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912. Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.
—Kara Walker, commenting on Jen Graves’ piece exposing artist Charles Krafft as a white supremacist and Holocaust denier. His work, which often uses NAZI imagery, has always been assumed to be “ironic” until now.
He makes ceramics out of human cremains, perfume bottles with swastika stoppers, wedding cakes frosted with Third Reich insignias. Up-and-coming artists continue to admire him. Leading curators include him in group shows from Bumbershoot to City Arts Fest. His work is in the permanent collections of Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and the Museum of Northwest Art, and it’s been written about in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, Juxtapoz.
Horrors upon horrors.
ETA Piece is by Jen GRAVES, not Nedeau, apologies
“Just like former Officer Christopher Dorner, I used to smile a lot. I loved everyone. I was voted Friendliest Senior of my Sr. Class in High School. I always believed in the system and never got into any trouble. I loved hard and gave to all I could. After Joining the LAPD in 1989 I quickly found out that the world and society had major flaws. I had flaws as well for ever believing that our system of government was obligated to do the right thing [sic].”
Jones references three incidents of injustice he experienced as an African-American, “I had my Civil Rights violated on several occasions. I was falsely arrested at gunpoint by the Sheriffs as an Officer who ID’d himself and was conspired against by both LAPD and the Sheriffs when my civil case went to trial.
I was falsely accused on more than one occasion and simply placed in a position that the trust was so compromised that I could no longer wear the uniform. Also know there were many more episodes. All of these issues are well documented and I present them not to be a Whistle blower, however to hope that one would not assume that all of what is being said is lies as presented by Dorner.”
Jones told The Weekly that he was emotionally and mentally haunted by his experiences and though he has moved on personally and professionally without resentment, understands why Dorner may have snapped:
“Police work was it for him and that’s what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. And to come up with the reality that he’s supposed to do the right thing and if he does do the right thing he should be vindicated. He felt he did the right thing and you know the repercussions came.”"
Two former LAPD officers speak out, not in support of Dorner’s actions, but in support and validation of his experiences of racism in the department.
— Kimberle Crenshaw in Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color (via sister-bell)
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