You do not understand and cannot comprehend how much I love rubyetc’s art. It keeps me going, even when I don’t think I can anymore.
I have been
Does it ever
"I’m afraid I wasn’t much of a student, but my casual reading was enormous."
"Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history."
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.
DING DING DING DING.
But if you say the things that racists say
And do the things that racists do
I’m calling you a racist.
Your ass is a racist.
We live in a racist society and are NEVER allowed to talk about it, so it gets on ALL white people.(via tashabilities)
thelastbookicorn asked: What exactly is "sex positive" and why is it a bad thing? (I'm sorry for the stupid question)
It’s not a stupid question, not everyone is familiar with liberal politics stemming from the U.S. :)
The sex positive movement posits that all consensual expressions of sexuality between adults are healthy and acceptable and that people should be allowed and even encouraged to explore sexual desires and to have as much sex as they want without shame. The sex positive movement formed as a reaction to anti-porn efforts by feminists in the 1970s and ’80s. Sex pozzies believed that women should be allowed to perform in pornography or engage in prostitution if they wanted.
This view is very short-sighted because most people in the sex industry are poor women who have little education and few job options and women who are doubly or triply disenfranchised because of a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, racism, and colonialism. The fact that rape and abuse happen frequently in pornography and prostitution has been well documented in both academic studies and interviews with formerly prostituted women. The sex industry has also been shown to have ties to human trafficking. (See my pornography and prostitution tags for more.)
Because sex positivity holds that all sex is good sex, it is not critical of harmful sexual practices. It does not acknowledge that the widespread sexualisation of violence against women and girls contributes to increased justification of rape. It does not analyse how hegemonic power structures socialise people to internalise misogyny and racism. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen self-identified feminists defend kinks like rape, cannibalism, paedophilia, race fetishisation, and dangerous forms of abuse such as flogging and choking. The mainstreaming of these types of acts has real life consequences that sex pozzies outright deny. For instance, there have been multiple cases now where men have raped and tortured women and insisted that it was “consensual BDSM” in court. Some of them have been acquitted.
The Artistic Genius by Oli Putland
If you’ve ever been to art college, and had to endure questionable art, you may be able to relate to this.
"This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. If we took just five minutes to recognize each other’s beauty instead of attacking each other for our differences. That’s not hard. It’s really an easier and better way to live."
Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can be viewed here.
I revisit this poem almost every month or so. This poem is life saving. This poem is necessary. This poem gives me life.
"When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part….
Children from dominant social groups have always found their mirrors in books, but they, too, have suffered from the lack of availability of books about others. They need the books as windows onto reality, not just on imaginary worlds. They need books that will help them understand the multicultural nature of the world they live in, and their place as a member of just one group, as well as their connections to all other humans."
Rudine Sims Bishop, Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors
(MORE) WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS
by Jen Campbell
Customer: These are used books?
Customer: Do you have the Stephen King book that comes out next week?
Bookseller: … No.
Customer (pondering): How much would a signed copy of the Bible be worth?
Bookseller: Signed by whom?
Customer: Well… I don’t know. Not God, obviously. (Nervous laugh.) That would be silly… Wouldn’t it?
Customer: I’d like to return this Where’s Wally? book, please.
Customer: Because I’ve found him.
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