You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
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Ainee is the FIRST Hijabi to be featured in Seventeen magazine.
She’s working “with Gucci, Beyonce for her campaign, Chime for Change and Seventeen Magazine to unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world”.
Anonymous asked: Hi! I get that you are probably not the people to ask about this at all, but I feel like this is a safe space where I can ask questions without being shouted at. I was wondering what you guys- particularly Subi as a PoC- think about post/42452792975/1184 on this is white privilege. I normally agree with everything they post, but I'm pretty sure it's not just a PoC problem to have people think you're only carrying a guitar to look cool, and I (continued in another ask, sorry!)
(this is white privilege anon- cont) don’t think black people invented ALL music ever, as the submitter claims. I do agree with their second point about people assuming that heavy metal is only for white people though. Sorry again for asking you this, but you’re always so eloquent on inter-sectional topics.
I know you were hoping to get Subi’s opinions on this specifically but as she’s not around at the moment I thought I’d just chip in my fellow (I assume?) white privileged thoughts.
With anything like this, if you’re white or not of the same race/ethnicity as the OP, I think you have to ask yourself what difference does it really make if the post is wrong?
‘Reverse racism’ is not a thing, white people do not face structural discrimination, and there really is no danger what-so-ever of white people having their achievements and contributions to history overlooked, even when those achievements and contributions are not actually their own (hello whitewashing!).
As a white person I have no idea whether that post is right or not, precisely because I’m protected by white privilege. We’re never going to have access to the cumulative experiences of racism, so the only way we can try to understand is to listen and trust people of colour when they tell us what it’s like.
A big part of trying to unpack your privilege is learning when to shut-up and listen, learning that your opinions and your input are not always welcome or helpful. And this is never more true than when marginalised people are discussing their personal experiences of oppression.
Comments like “but not all white people are like that” or “well that doesn’t sound right to me” only serve to derail the discussion and put the focus back onto the opinions and experiences of those with privilege, precisely where it doesn’t need to be.
Hope that helps.
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One of the most ridiculous concepts that society promotes is that we should always consider “the other side”, that we should always compromise, that the truth is always “in the middle. The problem with this is that it ignores how many stances and opinions are completely not compatible with each other.
Feminism, anti-racism, and other similar issues are not a friendly debate. They are a struggle that’s life and death for millions (or, realistically, billions) of people. They are struggles whose only eventual outcome is the eradication of what they fight against (patriarchy, white supremacy, etc). There is no compromise, there is no “truth in the middle”, and there’s certainly no “agree to disagree” about it. Either patriarchy is abolished completely or it isn’t at all; either white supremacy becomes a ridiculous relic of the past as it should be or people of color continue to suffer or be murdered in its name.
These movements can’t “consider the other side” because the other side is actively trying to eradicate them and dehumanize their participants. To agree to be dehumanized under new conditions is not acceptable.MRAs and “equalists” often wonder why feminists won’t debate them, but it’s because they don’t understand that they’re the enemy, not a like-minded person with a different approach.
My humanity is not up for debate.
this, so much.
Yes yes yes.
I feel there should be an equivalent of Godwins Law for feminism, which is this: as soon as a man decides to play “devil’s advocate” in a discussion about rape, the discussion is over.
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise it’s “sluttiness,” and sluttiness is agency and agency is threatening and so, therefore, sluttiness must equal disposability. — Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit on Jezebel.com (via nothingbutlightinthedark)
(Source: findbeautyinyourbones, via halt-the-body-hate)