officialviviennui:

Growing up… girls said I have Thunder Thighs.  I’ve decided that it was a compliment. ____________________________________"It’s not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.  We need the storm, the whirlwind and the earthquake.” - Frederick Douglas

I love the picture. I love the first part about owning thunder thighs.
But, I’m skeptical of using a Frederick Douglas to be about your thighs, or even about body positivity. Slavery is not the same as body shaming. Appropriating other movements will never be okay.

officialviviennui:

Growing up… girls said I have Thunder Thighs
I’ve decided that it was a compliment.
____________________________________
"It’s not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.  We need the storm, the whirlwind and the earthquake.”
- Frederick Douglas

I love the picture. I love the first part about owning thunder thighs.

But, I’m skeptical of using a Frederick Douglas to be about your thighs, or even about body positivity. Slavery is not the same as body shaming. Appropriating other movements will never be okay.

(Source: officialviviennui)


Publisher unknown, United States, [1990’s].

Publisher unknown, United States, [1990’s].

(Source: radicalarchive)

I know that I have in the past (and continue to have) things reblogged from this tumblr to gross fetishizing porn blogs, but one that is outstanding in the gross department is inthebonezone.

He reblogs pictures of women of color and adds the caption “I’d bone her.” He removes all credits, all information about the models or photographers, and replaces them with links to his own fetishizing site. 

Ignore/block him, if you can.

Men are not the victims of sexism. It is impossible for a man to be the victim of sexism. Just like it’s impossible for a white person to be the victim of racism. Reverse sexism and reverse racism are words invented by white men to label anyone who questions their power and unconscious desire to crap all over minorities and women. Next we’re going to have “When is it International Men’s Day?” - the answer: every day. “When is it white history month?” - every month. Grow up. Your loss of entitlement doesn’t mean you’re the victim of sexism.
exoticwhitegirls:

Made rebloggable by request

exoticwhitegirls:

Made rebloggable by request

‘…..this is not to say that every single white American consciously oppresses black people. He does not need to. Institutional racism has been maintained deliberately by the power structure and through indifference, inertia and lack of courage on the part of white masses as well as petty officials.’
I don’t owe White people explanations on SHIT.

queerqueenofcolor:

They got brains, Google and the utter saving power of Whiteness. 

When I explain stuff to White people, I do it because (a) I care about that White person and (b) I’m in the mood.

Otherwise? Forget it. 

I USED to just bend over backwards to give them thorough explanations about ~colored people thangs~ in an effort to present myself as the “Exceptional Negro”. I was all up under that White Gaze. Fuck it. Fuck you. And fuck them. 

Reblogging for myself and all other white people.

(Source: morenamagia)

All white hairless vulvas are okay!
My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.

All white hairless vulvas are okay!

My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.

things that aren’t racism:

femmesandfamily:

-a white person being called a name

-a white person getting beat up

-a white person being bullied

-a white person being denied a job

-a white person being denied housing

-a white person _____________________________________________________

Whenever I post POC, I always lose a few followers. Coincidence or racism?

(I’m going with racism.)

Sorry, anons. It’s just not going to happen. My apologies to those who have sent asks where they wanted to have a discussion about it - but it’s too intermixed with hate for me to feel okay with discussing any of it.

There are many, many excellent articles by academics, scholars, and people who are passionate about social justice and change, and I’d encourage you to read those.

When you start talking about racism…

This is what happens:

saying that racism is simply power + prejudice is just the most reductionist thing I have ever heard. Powerless people are racist, powerful people are too. And, if you really think about it, NOBODY can escape prejudice. There is no absolute truth once filtered through our human eyes/brain. Every opinion is incomplete, all ideas are fundamentally prejudiced one way or another. Racism is a horrible thing but this kind of reduced ideology only adds to the fire.
That’s a very western-centric view though - how about white people living in, say, the middle east (or anywhere in the world where the country ISN’T run by white people) - would you STILL argue that ONLY white people can be racist, even in situations where white people are not the dominant power-holders?
jackmeoffofallltrades replied to your post:  Being racist is someone who is bigoted and against another race. Black people can be racist, just as easily as white people can. Being called cracker, whitey, pale, albino, and other white/race terms of racism are possible.. you’re wrong.
only white people can be racist? That is one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard. I know you don’t give two shits, but I have no desire to follow you anymore.
I have this crazy idealism. This ridiculous thought that we could all acknowledge the privileges that we have. That we could recognize that forms of oppression are interconnected. That we could all, together, be allies - against racism, against cissexism, against heterosexism, against sexism, against ableism, against sizeism, against all the fucking ways that we, as a society, oppress people. 
Please prove me right? Please say that you get it. Please take the time to educate yourself, to read about racism. Please, I don’t want to think that we, as white people, can’t acknowledge all the privileges we receive, including that we can never experience institutionalized racism.
I don’t want us to keep on sucking this much - and not in the super hot sucking strap on cocks sort of way, in that way, we should all keep sucking super hard. Let’s just all be awesome and inclusive and radical, okay? 

Cultural appropriation is a by-product of imperialism, capitalism, oppression, and assimilation. Imperialism is the creation and maintenance of an unequal cultural, economic and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination. Imperialism functions by subordinating groups of people and territories and extracting everything of value from the colonized people and territories. In the case of cultural appropriation, culture is treated as a “natural resource” to extract from People of Color.

Cultural appropriation is profitable. Objects and traditions (but not the people) of marginalized cultures are seen by the dominant culture as exotic, edgy, and desirable, which translates into profits. Capitalism works best when people are not individual people with celebrated differences, but identical workers, cogs in the machine. Once diverse cultural identities are stripped away, the only culture left to identify with is capitalism culture.

This is one aspect of assimilation, in which marginalized communities lose their cultural markers and are folded into the dominant culture.

Kyriarchy

thatfeministdyke:

Kyriarchy is a neologism coined by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza to describe interconnected, interacting, and multiplicative systems of domination and submission, within which a person oppressed in one context might be privileged in another.[1] It is an intersectional elaboration of the concept of patriarchy[1] — it extends the analysis of oppression beyond traditional feminism to dynamics such as sexism, racism, economic injustice, and other forms of internalized and institutionalized oppression[2].

(Source: thatfeministqueer)

"I’m not racist."

I often hear white people self-identify as “not racist.”

But, as white people, we don’t get to decide if our behaviors or our words are racist. We don’t get to decide if we’re appropriating someone else’s culture. This is a time where our voice doesn’t matter and where we don’t get to contribute to the dialogue.