It's not comfortable for white people to acknowledge our racism, but it's necessary...morally imperative. What is comfortable is to continue denying that racism exists, to blame the oppressed, to shut down anti-racists, to keep being the oppressor.
White people must stop being comfortable at the expense of people of color. It's not about our comfort. It's about equality and freedom for everyone. It's about fairness and treating others as we would like to be treated. It's about doing the right thing.
Regrann from @rachel.cargle - These words of Assata are my love letter to every Emily and Jackie in my DM’s asking that I just be a little nicer when I address white women about their racism and supremacy. Who plead that I use any word other than ‘oppressor’ because that just doesn’t make them feel too good. Who come into my space and police my tone in the way that I fight for my ancestors, my family, my future. Who think that white feelings matter more than black lives. Who think that while I still wade in the waters of the aftermath of enslavement they get to wrap themselves in warm blankets and helicopter off to safety and security when confronted with their part in it all.
(unfamiliar? Read through my instastory highlights titled “Oh Jackie” and “Toxic Feminism” and “Read First”) - #regrann
I honestly debated making this post because it only gives dbag more attention. But I asked and y'all voted so now... I Deliver! This is the aforementioned shit head from my story yesterday. He tried to diss #eminem in defense of... Wait for it. Lil fuckin YATCHI! (Yes I know it's spelled wrong) like first of all being an underground artist like myself with that littlw following or buzz trying to diss a big named artist is just in itself #cloutchasing but going after the goat? Then getting butthurt when someone calls you out. Having one of your dick riders to back you up? Then calling me a homosexual activist just b3casue I said ypur insult was pretty homophobic? That's just weak bro. I'm far from an "activist"but I definitely support #equalrights but that's beside the point. Irrelevant to the topic at hand. Which is Your garbage music. I challenged this dude and said my one single "Killa" (available everywhere) would demolish his whole catalog. And he bitched out, deleted his comments and went home with his tail tucked between his legs. I figured it was over but then my homie texted me saying he apologized to him for me lol like what? Na son come at me. You act hard, saying nigga in your songs thinking you a gangster. Well show me poser. Write a diss I dare you. But na all foolishness aside after this post I'm for real done. Becasue I've probly gained him more attention this week than he's had his whole career lol. #rantover#imdone#iswear lol .
“@sesamestreet is a gateway to a more inclusive society - but in order to uphold that honor they need to rethink how they put parameters on that inclusivity.
This morning in the @nytimes it's reported that "I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were gay", the writer, Mark Saltzman, said in an interview with Queerty, a gay news and entertainment site. “I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.”
Then, in the aftermath of internet response, Saltzman stated, “As a writer, you just bring what you know into your work,”...“Somehow, in the uproar, that turned into Bert and Ernie being gay,” he said. “There is a difference.”
In thinking through the statements of today on this topic - there's debate on whether or not Bert and Ernie are gay and also, as Sesame Street promotes inclusivity - there's talk that a gay couple should be represented by people not puppets.
My punter argument to that and question is - "Why can't the humanness of gayness be represented by puppets in the same vain that humanness of disability is represented by puppets *(Tarah - wheelchair user, Jason - downs syndrome and Julia - autism) or the humanness of vocation is represented by puppets *(Swedish Chef - a chef) or the humanness of multiple cultures is represented by puppets *(Rosita - bi-lingual musician)?
How can we single out some things but not others in the puppets representation?
The answer is - we can’t.
We can't select out certain human experience but include others and argue that the muppets can't represent certain aspects of this experience.
We must maintain that in order to help the youngest generation learn inclusivity and tolerance towards all humanity we must include that humanity across the board.
All that to say - I'm so happy that Bert and Ernie are, in fact, official.”
Resources @nytimes @queerty @wikipedia
Many shelters can't handle domestic-violence survivors with disabilities -
By MARIA POLLETTA -
@azcentral - - "Disability-rights advocates say organizations with good intentions but little funding often are unequipped to serve survivors who use wheelchairs, are blind or deaf, or have service animals. Those gaps compound the risks for a population already fearful of leaving abusers, they say, sometimes propelling survivors back into abusive relationships. "Most shelter programs do a pretty good job around (Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations, because they are required to by law," said Barbara Paradiso, director of the Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado-Denver." - -
Full Article: https://amp.azcentral.com/amp/771719002
Research shows that people who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer.
A set of worrying findings that link an increased risk of cancer with the consumption of foods that have a low nutritional quality may offer solid enough evidence for policy-makers to push for a more widespread use of nutrient profiling in food labeling, such as having front-of-pack nutrition labels, as well as other public health nutritional measures.
What do you think? Comment below! #WeRiseWomen#FoodFacts
(TW: dark humour, rape, abliesm, pedophilia)
Dark Humour is an easy way out of trivializing serious issues through DISGUSTING jokes. Anyone that says they're into dark humour is a huge red flag. Shit like this wouldn't be funny to anyone who actually cares about these people or these issues.
People's humour, the memes they share etc. say a lot about who they are as individuals.
I always stay far away from anyone that makes sexist jokes. You didn't mean it? It's just a joke? COOL! So my oppression is ur humour? And you think I should loosen up and participate in my own oppression? Bbbbbye.
Girls have been told they can be anything they want to be — and they are seizing opportunities: in science, math, sports and leadership. Yet as girls’ options have expanded, boys’ lives remain constricted by traditional gender norms: taught to be strong, athletic and stoic. In a new poll of 1,000 children ages 10 to 19, girls say they feel empowered except when it comes to being judged on how they look. But boys felt caught: they said strength and toughness were the male character traits most valued. Asked what society expects boys to do when they feel angry, the largest group said they were supposed to be aggressive or be quiet and suck it up. Read more about the study at the link in bio. 📸: @amandalucier
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