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February

Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.

Marianne Williamson (via heartsofclearestglass)

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27
February

People often think about attraction as an apolitical, inborn quality that is somehow a given. But in fact, more often than not, our desires are shaped by social standards of beauty and attractiveness—of who or what is considered attractive, and who or what is not. These standards of attractiveness are deeply political, since they are shaped by dominant social beliefs and structures. To name just a few: White people are considered more attractive than people of color, thin people more than fat people, nondisabled people more than disabled people—and cisgender people more than trans and genderqueer people.

In her book Read My Lips, American writer RIki Wilchins argues that transgender people are considered unattractive because their bodies are unintelligible in terms of sexual attraction, to a culture that constructs its sexuality around cisgender bodies. In order to be considered attractive, one must possess a body that ‘matches’ their gender identity. This means that cisgender bodies are structurally privileged in terms of sexuality and desire—and we know what structural privileging of cisgender identity is called (that’s right, cissexism).

Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution (via brutereason)

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December

I’m liberated and lost.
I feel. I shiver with fever. I’m I.

Fernando Pessoa (via dondante)

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riseabovethemadness:

Woodstock, South Africa

riseabovethemadness:

Woodstock, South Africa

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February

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February

It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the black and Hispanic and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –

I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.

So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.

comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via sister-bell)

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February

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farahjoon:

alittleblackfish:

verrt-de-grece:

if argo wins best picture i will literally send a bag of vomit to ben affleck

he’s gonna have that classic teary eyed couldn’t-have-done-it-without-you speech too you just know it

“I wanna thank my wife for being really cute and white, I wanna thank all the Zionists who make Hollywood what it truly is today — a great place for a kid from Boston with an irrational commitment to the Middle East to jerk-off American audiences into supporting another war against a bunch of Brown people!”

love you farah. :)

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February

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11
February

What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that she cannot see her heelprint upon another woman’s face? What woman’s terms of oppression have become precious and necessary to her as a ticket into the fold of the righteous, away from the cold winds of self-scrutiny? We welcome all women who can meet us, face to face, beyond objectification and beyond guilt.

Audre Lorde.

Don’t you love it when a feminist of color speaks against the racism in white feminism? I sure as hell love it.

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11
February

What the river was showing her now was that she could flow beyond the brokenness, redeem herself, and fuse once more.

Ursula Hegi (via larmoyante)

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capitalist alienation.

capitalist alienation.

(Source: class-struggle-anarchism, via thepeoplesrecord)

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February