That these forms are conventions whose imaginary propriety serves a variety of...– Lauren Berlant, Desire/Love (via annierebekah)
If I wanted to give a gloried genealogy to sociology, I would say that, at...– Pierre Bourdieu - Le Sociologue et l’historien (via thepovertyoftheory)
Someone once told me that any hatred—or maybe any void—felt long enough no...– Derrick Jensen
That both normative and transgressive genders are made possible by feminized...– Jane Ward “Gender Labor: Tansmen, Femmes, and the Collective Work of Transgression.”
Most Black women still do not receive the respect and treatment - mollycoddling...– Gloria Joseph and Jill Lewis, Common Differences: Conflicts in Black and White Feminist Perspectives (South End Press, 1981), p27 (via radtransfem) I will have to read this. (via ryuxe)
Just a reminder, ladies, that you may graduate from Wellesley, then Yale Law...– From the article Here’s the New York Post with the Most Sexist Headline of the Year on the New York Post’s cover of Hillary Clinton (with a scared-looking Bill in the corner) testifying during the congressional hearing over the embassy attack in Benghazi. (via lcucinotta) Thank you. (via...
You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a...– Junot Diaz (via Tatiana Richards)
Diet culture, even when it doesn’t involve surgeries or starvation or physical...– Fat acceptance: when kindness is activism — Feministe (via saturnoregresa)
The CIA admitted in 1998 that guerrilla armies it actively supported in...– Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (via therecipe)
No One is Sovereign in Love: A Conversation... →
Heather Davis: What is it about love that makes it a compelling or politically interesting concept? Michael Hardt: One healthy thing love does, which is probably not even the core of it, but at least one healthy thing it does, is it breaks through a variety of conceptions about reason, passion, and the role of affect in politics. … Lauren Berlant:….. I often talk about love as one of the...
28 Common Racist Attitudes & Behaviors →
evertheidealist: justwordsandatune: I thought this was very well-written and informative. I’m always saying “I’m sorry for what white people have done to you/continue to do to you” but I don’t always follow that with a solution to the problem at hand. Time to change that. Omg, I want to print this out and throw them everywhere, especially at school, so many people do these...
Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, "From Private Violence to... →
ABSTRACT The structural and political dimensions of gender violence and mass incarceration are linked in multiple ways. The myriad causes and consequences of mass incarceration discussed herein call for increased attention to the interface between the dynamics that constitute race, gender, and class power, as well as to the way these dynamics converge and rearticulate themselves within...
White gay cis men have cultural access to the bodies of black women and black...– Edward Ndopu, “On Azealia Banks And White Gay Cis Male Privilege,” Crunk Feminist Collective 1/10/13 (via racialicious)
Commonly misunderstood, sex-positivity is not a movement rooted in liberating...– Arielle Loren, The sex positive Black woman Hey, tumblr ~sex pozz~ crowd, read this. (via eastafrodite)
my favorite part of applying to grad school: finding scholars and book i didn’t know about. lovin’ Jafari Allen right now. “Expanding on Audre Lorde’s vision of embodied, even “useful,” desire, Jafari S. Allen shows how black Cubans engage in acts of “erotic self-making,” reinterpreting, transgressing, and potentially transforming racialized and sexualized interpellations of...
In my interpretation of it, the logic of an abolitionist position is that it is...– Dylan Rodríguez interviewed in Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
People of color have to learn white culture for survival. White people learn...– Sara David or to appear ‘well-rounded’ or ‘spiritual’ or ‘authentic’ or ‘enlightened’ or ‘hip’ or ‘radical’ (via theanimalnamesofplants) truths.
I suggest we toss out the notion of an urban prototype for good queer living and...– Sara Crawley, “The Clothes Make the Trans: Region and Geography in Experiences of the Body” (via feministsociology)
Every time a social phenomenon is directly explained by a psychological...– Émile Durkheim (via hxrdcoreismylife)
Debating 'Gender Identity Disorder' and Justice... →
thespiritwas: My brilliant friend Chase Strangio wrote a really great piece in the Huffington Post on the underlying anti-mental illness/anti-crazy tone of the movement to get GID or GD out of the DSM, and the effects that has on low income, disabled and people of color who are TGNC! Click the link to read!
People who are into “call outs” often wonder aloud why it’s so rare for people...– Five Ways Cis Feminists Can Help Build Trans Inclusivity And Intersectionality | Sincerely, Natalie Reed (via brute-reason)
The Spirit Was...: APA Revises Manual: Being... →
thespiritwas: “Mainstreaming, normality, being normal. I understand how much everybody likes to fit into that mainstream gay and lesbian community. You know, it used to be a wonderful thing to be avant-garde, to be different from the world. I see us revert into a so-called liberated closet, because we, not we,
…we want to ‘quare’ queer— to throw shade on its meaning in the spirit of...– E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson in “Introduction: Queering Black Studies/”Quaring” Queer Studies” in Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology (Edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson) (2005), p. 7 (via agradschoolbreakup)
The stance of undefeated despair is that “familiarity…with every sort of rubble,...– Avery Gordon, The Prisoner’s Curse (2010)
Palestinians have no army, no navy, no air force. This is not war, this is...– (via refuse-to-compromise) Yes. (via banana-hamhock) ^^^ THIS, A THOUSAND TIMES OVER. (via deafmuslimpunx)
Our bodies as fat women are public bodies, commentated bodies, dehumanised...– Charlotte Cooper, “Fatphobia, The Outdoors, and Belonging” (via loveyourchaos)
Black Girl Dangerous: The Kreayshawn Complex:... →
blackgirldangerous: by TextaQueen Kreayshawn is a white girl rapper from Oakland, California who sloppily slings misogynistic, hedonistic rhymes and whose crew “White Girl Mob” throws about the n-word for extra charm. This post isn’t specifically about her, but more generally about cultural appropriation and… “In choosing to identify as ‘outsider’ in relation to broader dominant...
Racialicious: blkgirlblogging: Melissa... →
blkgirlblogging: Melissa Harris-Perry, rape survivor, sends an open letter to Richard Mourdock ro-s-aspa-rks: shonilane: str8nochaser: darkjez: megbytheminute: andmodern: Everyone needs to watch this video, left, right, center, apathetic—it…
Rape is on the increase, reported and unreported, and rape is not aggressive...– Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”, Sister Outsider (via thenewwomensmovement)
The Aggressive (A Call for Help.) →
bklynboihood: We debated whether or not to post this. There is no way to grow but through honesty. Please discuss, reply, go off, share, etc. We will be hosting a discussion series starting in November to create a safe space for our community to discuss+process+share+grow. Stay tuned for details. <3, the bois Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, physical/partner violence.
I guess my feminism and my race are the same thing to me. They’re tied in one to...– Sandra Cisneros, Chicana Feminist Thought (via sister-bell)
Negativity might well constitute an antipolitics, but should not register as...– J. Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
African American English is the single most important source for new slang (and,...– Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of White Racism (via tangledupinlace)
I may wish to reconstitute my “self” as if it were there all along, a tacit ego...– Judith Butler - Precarious life Chapter 2 - Violence, Mourning, Politics, pg 27. (via jsulls)
QUEERING THE GAME OF LIFE: vampirickilometer:... →
vampirickilometer: bonegrammaticality: NO LISTEN, SERIOUSLY GUYS What you call “correct grammar” is a social construct which is useful to know specifically because people will equate it with your level of education when you are trying to, say, apply for jobs, or get a book…
Ableism must be included in our analysis of oppression and in our conversations...– Mia Mingus, Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability (via a-bayani)
Non-disabled people expect those of us with [non-apparant disabilities] not to...– David Hevey, The Creatures Time Forhot: Photography and Disability Imagery
The thing about not having much money is you have to take much more...– Ezra Klein The working poor haven’t abdicated responsibility for their lives. They’re drowning in it. (via tangledupinlace)
For us, true speaking is not solely an expression of creative power; it is an...– bell hooks in “Talking Back” (via buddhabrot)
The queer art of failure — with its use and abuse of library privileges, its...– Tavia Nyong’o (via elongate)