It’s amazing to me, sometimes, that people will discount anti-Asian racism in this country, considering that in the past 120 years, the United States has fought outright wars against East Asian countries three times, against Japan in World War II, against North Korea and China in the Korean War, and against North Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
The US even fought an outright war against the Philippines from 1899-1902, resulting in decades of colonial occupation that only ended because of fears that Filipinos were assimilating into the mainland US too easily and “stealing” jobs, since as people from an unincorporated territory, Filipinos learned English as children and had full legal rights to emigrate anywhere else in the US. “Granting” limited independence to the Philippines put a stop to that in 1935, but full independence didn’t’ happen until 1946.
As an aside, this is very much like the situation for Puerto Rico. My niblings are both Puertorriqueño and Pilipino. The population of Puerto Rico, were it a state, would rank 29th among US states, yet for over 115 years, Puerto Rico has been denied the dignity of full statehood.
This doesn’t even begin to address the relationship we have with China, of course. I didn’t mention US involvement in the Boxer Rebellion or the Second Sino-Japanese War prior to December 1941. Today, we are reportedly embroiled in a cyberwar with China.
My grandmother turns 90 years old this month. She graduated from high school in 1940. She tells me that about half the young men from her town died in the war. The events of the 20th Century still shape the interactions of East and West.
The history of anti-Asian prejudice and structural anti-Asian racism in the United States is long, storied, and continuous.
An ongoing project with detailed historical information about the more obscure Goddesses: this page is the main index. Articles by Thalia Took.
This is for my followers/readers who are researching deities. This is a list of lesser-known goddesses. The creator of the website did her own research because she was “sick of […] finding a single sentence from Wikipedia cut-and-pasted all over the interweb”. If you’re looking for a goddess that calls to you, don’t forget about these background-ish deities!
I’m getting all sorts of inspiration from this website to create my own religion!
Biracial families can now be entirely white!
I flatter myself to think that you realise by now who I am. I hope that you also realise that you should denounce this person’s tweet. We may have extreme disagreements, but you know that we share an ethnicity as well as being former schoolmates, and that my family is, in fact bi-racial Fil-Am. Do the right thing.
This was actually said by a prominent member of the Men’s rights community on Reddit who then proceeded to get 24(!) upvotes:
Wearing a skirt has consequences. If we use state violence to protect women from the consequences of her choice to wear a skirt, we remove her agency. This man didn’t assault her, didn’t touch her… all he did was take a picture of what her choice in clothing exposed to the public.
How is that criminal to the point of deserving of state violence upon him?
This is saying that protecting women from the consequences of their choices in clothing is more important than men’s freedom.
Now that’s what I call a real men’s rights issue. Could you expect anything less from a hate group?
Screencap (and more info) over at the always excellent Man Boobz.
Mens Rights Activism: hard at work defending sexual harassment.
men’s rights: where a man’s right to sexually harass a woman based on whether they’ve decided she meets some standard of “modesty” she has no say in, should supersede a woman’s right to basic personal boundaries and human decency.
men’s rights: when a woman freely making the choice to do whatever she wants with her own body, not affecting anyone else in any way, needs to “accept the consequences of her actions”- but men who choose to harass women shouldn’t have to face any consequences for THAT choice, even though it hurts someone else.
men’s rights: a “movement” (purposeless online misogynistic circlejerk) where rights are defined as behaviors that you feel entitled to carry out without being even mildly criticized for it, no matter how many other people are negatively impacted by that behavior.
men’s rights: where being asked to show basic human decency towards women is “infringing” upon a man’s freedom not to do that, even though that is how a society is supposed to fucking function. because fuck them, you shouldn’t have to consider other human beings when you make your choices. how dare they?
men’s rights: you got yours (basic human rights). so fuck everybody else. now, let’s talk about how poor people don’t deserve to earn a living wage, because then the services you use every day might cost you an extra $20 per year.
men’s rights: a movement dedicated to preserving and forwarding the rights of men to continue the subjugation and abuse of women.
I’m so embarrassed to share a gender with these pieces of shit.
This man didn’t assault her, didn’t touch her… all he did was take a picture of what her choice in clothing exposed to the public.
Somebody’s assumptions are a little fucked up. Suppose an extreme example. Suppose you are not a celebrity or some other sort of public figure, and someone decided to just follow you around everywhere you went with a video camera. How would that make you feel? How is this scenario any different from someone violating your expectations of privacy by taking an upskirt picture?
We must leave the entire collection of conditioned thought behind and let ourselves be led by the inner thread of silence into the unknown, beyond where all paths end, to that place where we go innocently or not at all, not once but continually.
True freedom isn’t ‘I am free.’ True freedom is ‘everything is free.’ Which means everyone has the freedom to be who they are. Whether they are awake or not awake. Deluded or un-deluded. Freedom is that everything and everybody gets to be exactly as they are. Unless we’ve come to that point, unless we’ve seen that is how Reality sees things, then we are actually withholding freedom from the world.”
Adyashanti (via oceanandwave)
Over on FascistBuch, I’ve been doing a lot of pontificating about interpretation of Christian scriptures. The statement here that we must leave behind “the entire collection of conditioned thought” is exactly what I think the teaching “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God” means, in essence.
If Jesus’ teaching is true, then if you are able to approach it with an mind empty of the “riches” of preconception, then it still will be true everytime you reason it.
people act like cis is something “tumblr SJWs” made up but the term cisgender was first coined in 1994 and has been used academically for years. wikipedia has had a page explaining the term since 2002 (half a decade before tumblr was even a thing)
Here’s the thing.
Transphobes will still hate trans people regardless of how nice we are.
Queerphobes will hate queer people regardless of how nice we are.
Sexists will still hate women regardless of how nice we are.
Racists will still hate people of color regardless of how nice we are.
It doesn’t matter what we say or how we say it, they will still hate. And if your “support” is totally dependent on oppressed people’s tone and attitude, then you weren’t a supporter to begin with.
Surprisingly, after 2250 or so notes on my post, I’ve had only one jackass send me a message to tell me how wrong I am. Round-filed, I couldn’t even be arsed to make sure the whole whole knows their name. Just a really amateurish effort. If you’re going to try insult me, put a little oomph behind it. A well-crafted attempt I can at least respect for its cleverness.
No, no, no. See, by definition, it’s not “nothing”, it’s just that it’s a meaningless question to ask, since your frame of reference cannot encompass what is beyond the limit of your universe, because by definition, if your frame of reference could do so, then that would still be part of your universe. Funny how that works, isn’t it? :D
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming swimming, swimming…
this was written in 1322
i can’t imagine how hard it must have been struggling with gender shit back when physical transition was a total impossibility, even theoretically
i’m trying hard not to cry
we have a history. we have existed in every culture of the world at every moment of human history. cis institutions have tried to suppress this history or claim it as their own but it is not theirs. it is ours, and always will be. we must uncover and reclaim more of our history, and we must make more ourselves
just pointing out that this is a huge treasure for jewish trans people, and that this is a beautiful look at how judaism and transness relate to each other. i really think it’s important to emphasize that yes this is a trans poem but it is especially a jewish trans poem, since clearly to this author her judaism was just as much a part of her as her transness. and speaking as a jewish trans person, that is so so so important. our own people have suppressed this from us, but here it is, teaching us that our jewishness and our transness transcend our current situations and tie us to our ancestors.
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“TERFS are the pregnancy crisis centers of feminism.
They pretend to care about women, but instead are working for the man to keep women in a tiny box.”
– AED (via tonidorsay)
Marking International Women’s Day at Israeli occupation Qalandia military checkpoint Palestinian way, today 8 March 2014.
Well, that will teach me to walk away from Tumblr for a couple of days. 2,240 or so notes on my post about why we need “cis” in our language. That’s by far and away a new record for me. Thank you all, and special thank you to my new followers!
I just came back from being treated to “Little Shop of Horrors” and dinner by my roommates, and now I am going to have a bit of rice with umeboshi, katsuobushi, and furikake while I fill out the paperwork for the interview I have tomorrow at 8 am (ugh, so not a morning person lately). Wish me luck!
ermagerd! hi, me! #gpom
First halfway decent picture in a year that I can use for a profile photo.
Minimal makeup: Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel as foundation primer, L’Oreal Paris True Match W4-5 liquid concealer, L’Oreal Paris True Match W6 powder, L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip eyeliner in Black Mica, L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes mascara in Black, Maybelline Great Lash in Clear used as brow gel, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Plumping 6HR Lip Gloss in #306 Plumping Red.