4 days ago

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ntafraidofruins:

It’s Pesach today, so I’ve been trying to think of Pesachdic things like struggles for freedom and new beginnings, but I can’t stop thinking about what happened in Kansas.

The sad thing is that I’m not even shocked that a White person carried out an act of racist violence against Jews. I think I kind of expect that anti-Jewish racism grows when there is an economic recession. I’m also not shocked that some people have made this all about Israel and oppression of Palestinians. I’m used to these assholes who don’t understand the difference between Jewish colonists in Palestine and Jews who aren’t colonists in places that aren’t Palestine (though I realise all non-indigenous people in Kansas are colonists). I’ve encountered plenty of White people who like to use Palestinian suffering to justify their racism against Jews.

The bit that did shock me was the US media reacted to it—that anyone could be unsure about the killer’s motives when he was yelling ‘Heil Hitler’. Because I’m always hearing that in the USA [Ashkenazi] Jews are White. So even though I expect the media to be shit when reporting on acts of racist violence against Muslims and Arabs and Desis, I’m surprised when they’re like this about Jews.

It’s a good reminder that we shouldn’t confuse access to White power with liberation. Jews might be given access to White power when it suits the interests of White supremacy (for example when they can use us to perpetuate oppression of Muslims and Arabs) but our Whiteness is always provisional and can be taken away as political and economic circumstances change. Instead of seeking to become White we should be fighting to dismantle Whiteness.

That last paragraph made me gasp and then spend an hour reflecting.

5 days ago

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"…A senseless shooting spree outside two Jewish centers…"

note-a-bear:

Or we could call it what it was: An act of anti-semitic terror perpetrated by a literal Klansmen

1 week ago

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lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

1 week ago

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A quote from Quincy Jones (via uzowuru)

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"Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential."

1 week ago

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High Quality
Jesus. EIGHTY millimeter. I threw on some 60mm H Street Arrows recently and a pair of 1/8” risers and find it’s way too tall for my tastes. Another 20mm? Ridiculous.

Jesus. EIGHTY millimeter. I threw on some 60mm H Street Arrows recently and a pair of 1/8” risers and find it’s way too tall for my tastes. Another 20mm? Ridiculous.

1 week ago

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A quote from James Baldwin (via jessehimself)

"I have been described by you, for hundreds of years. And now, I can describe you. That’s part of the panic."

1 week ago

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High Quality

1 week ago

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tashabilities:

dirkbot:

If you notice me reblogging

  • a repost
  • stolen art
  • false information
  • etc.

please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you

THIS.

1 week ago

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About “Productivity”:

youarenotyou:

garconniere:

youarenotyou:

What does it mean to be “productive”?

As someone who has struggled with life-long depression, and other problems that cause a depletion of spoons, one of the ways that I’ve shamed myself most is with this idea of productivity: feeling low when I believe I haven’t been productive enough. And I hear this a lot from other people too, especially people with disabilities.

The notion of productivity is rooted in capitalist (and, it follows, ableist) ideas about an individual’s value. It is important that we be “productive”, not only when we are at work, but at all times. And what does it mean to be productive? When we are hard on ourselves for not being productive enough, what do we mean? We can try to define what productivity means for ourselves on an individual level, but I don’t believe we can separate it from the aforementioned capitalist and ableist ideas. Especially for those of us struggling with disabilities, I think this is one of the biggest, most common, and frequently unchallenged ways of internalizing ableism and perpetuating it on ourselves and others.

Defining what productivity means might be easier if we look at what it isn’t. Sitting online all day, playing games, watching television, watching movies, sleeping, relaxing, doing anything passive – I’ve seen all of these things frequently branded as “unproductive” when people criticize themselves (or others) for how they use their non-working/unstructured time. Things that don’t have a clearly defined goal. Do you have a huge to-do list that doesn’t include taking time out of the day and being kind to yourself? Do you typically not cross off most of the things on that list, and then feel upset over it, like you’ve wasted your day?

Productivity, for you, might mean engaging in active hobbies or running errands. It might mean working non-stop at multiple jobs, constant research, having several projects on the go, organizing and initiating rallies, or conducting one workshop after another. Being “productive” never includes self care. I see many creative people who are hard on themselves for not producing enough, especially if their reason for not doing so involves mental health struggles. As if we are mini assembly lines. Subconsciously comparing ourselves to mass production factories, which we will never be able to imitate because of the limitations of being a single person.

Capitalism has seeped into our lives so deeply that we don’t even realize what we’re doing when we talk about wanting to be more productive or shame ourselves for not being productive enough. We forget to take time to relax and take care of ourselves because we are so concerned with meeting quotas in our heads for productivity. Do your self-care rituals stand in opposition to your ideas of what productivity looks like? Why isn’t it productive to take care of ourselves?

Let’s stop pushing ourselves beyond our limits. Let’s fight back against this notion of productivity, against the idea that our value lies in what we “get done” every day. Let’s start working on loving ourselves as we are and giving ourselves some breathing room.

oh my goodness i wish i had read this in may 2010. it would have helped me sort so much of my emotional shit out!

omg remember this? i’m digging up all my old posts that disappeared into the void because i’m avoiding homework (haha irony)

1 week ago

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hershethings:

Tina!

hershethings:

Tina!

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