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11 Mar 2013

janetmock:

When I was thrown in the headlines for my Twitter/Tumblr commentary on the saga that is Azealia Banks vs. Perez Hilton, I knew I needed to occupy some space to expand this matter - hence my xoJane piece “How I Landed In the Ring with Azealia & Perez”.
It’s about the weight of our language, about our society’s creation of victims-villains, and about how we must all - media makers, famous folk and pop culture consumers - hold one another accountable for our biases, words and actions, no matter what bodies they come from and the ones they hit.

janetmock:

When I was thrown in the headlines for my Twitter/Tumblr commentary on the saga that is Azealia Banks vs. Perez Hilton, I knew I needed to occupy some space to expand this matter - hence my xoJane piece “How I Landed In the Ring with Azealia & Perez”.

It’s about the weight of our language, about our society’s creation of victims-villains, and about how we must all - media makers, famous folk and pop culture consumers - hold one another accountable for our biases, words and actions, no matter what bodies they come from and the ones they hit.

27 Dec 2012

msqueenly:

marfmellow:

after hearing her side my heart fucking hurts.

because I know what it’s like to be looking for your money when you’re just trying to get to work and take the bus, and feel like people are making judgements about your finances but to have someone actually start some shit and shade you in front of other people on the bus?!?!?!

she was trying to save face and yea she shouldn’t have touched him but shit, the whole situation is bad. 

^^^

The sensationalizing of the punch is a problem.

Apparently, this dude was embarrassing her while she was trying to find her money. I’ve had that shit happen to me before and its fucking humiliating to have someone treat you like that on a bus probably full of people.

He could have asked her to step to the side, which is what some bus drivers tell you to do if you’re looking for your fare. There’s nothing here that tells me that he should have been choking and punching her.

I don’t think she should have touched him, as its been said over and over again by people commenting on the situation, but there’s no reason why she shouldn’t have been angry for being treated like that and there’s no excuse for this grown ass man (what, 59-years old?) not being able to control himself, no excuse whatsoever. Then this bastard had the audacity to throw a sexist remark behind it. A Black man, any man, can be a sexist, misogynist, violent mess and you’ll still have people stanning for them anyway. That’s how little people care about Black women/women, a man’s pride and position is worth more to them than anything.

(Source: scraighttrap)

23 Dec 2012

ourcatastrophe:

so re: this video of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard going off at Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott for his misogyny (gif set of juicy quotes) (transcript)

I need people watching it outside Australia to remember a couple of things:

1. Tony Abbott is vile, V I L E, like every woman I know, even the conservative ones, say he makes their skin crawl, and this is the first time I can remember that his misogyny has been named as such in Parliament by a mainstream figure, and successfully made a political issue, rather than people having to apologist for ever suggesting he is sexist.  That’s a big deal and it feels really, really good, even if you think (as I do) Gillard is being shamefully opportunistic, even if you bear in mind that she’s saying all this as a counterattack as someone associated with her government has been uncovered as being incredibly sexist.  that’s why this has gone viral.  it’s really worth watching the first five minutes or so just for a rundown on why Abbott is gross.  I don’t love Gillard, but I hate Abbott like poison. 

2. Julia Gillard’s government has not been particularly progressive and there have been significant backwards steps made on a lot of important shit, especially with regards to Australia’s really, really terrible policies on mandatory detention for asylum seekers.  She is not your feminist hero, or she shouldn’t be. 

3.  Having said that, the Australian political climate is probably not like yours.  It’s not really a big deal that Gillard is an atheist, it’s not even that big a deal that she’s in a de facto relationship — I mean, it is, but only insofar as it pegs her as a particular type, it’s not scandalous.  (It is a big deal that she’s a woman.) Something like 30% of Australians profess no religious belief and de facto relationships are common.  In particular, I want to talk about US commentators zeroing in on Gillard recently quashing a bill allowing same-sex marriage.  Same-sex marriage is certainly a hot political issue, but it doesn’t carry the same weight that it does in the US, it’s not as polarised.  Same-sex couples have the same rights as de facto couples in all states and territories in Australia — that is, virtually all the rights of married heterosexual couples, because as I mentioned, de facto relationships are very common.  Additionally, as we have a universal health care system, there is less weight on marriage as a guarantee of access to benefits.  There are a number of out queer MPs and ministers at most levels of Australian government, including the very senior Penny Wong, Minister for Finance. I’m not saying homophobia is not an issue in Australia, it absolutely is, but this is not a case of “misogyny vs. homophobia” (as I saw someone in the Jezebel commentariat call it).  In fact, Tony Abbott and his party are noted for their extreme homophobia. 

3a.  Like, it’s really annoying that people are zeroing in on Gillard’s lack of support for same-sex marriage as a reason to not cheer for this speech.  You should be unable to cheer her because her party is racist (with the most obvious examples of that being their policies on asylum seekers and their continued support of the NT Intervention) and cut benefits to single parents the same day she made this speech.  I’m not in Team Radical Queers Who Think Gay Marriage Is Literally The Worst, but it’s very, very, far from the most burning injustice in Australia today, and when people who don’t know anything about Australian politics get up on their high horse about it it’s really annoying.  It’s probably not the most burning injustice wherever you are, either. 

this has been a really boring post, I’m sorry

28 Nov 2012

grrlyman:

I cried for about 30 minutes today after watching the video of Lil Reese assaulting a woman while a room full of people, excepting one other woman, stood around and did nothing. It took me about 10 minutes to get through the video because it was so hard for me to watch. I, like so many people…

23 Sep 2012

farahjoon:

thepeoplesrecord:

Red shoes display protests violence against women in MexicoJuly 27, 2012
Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet placed red shoes in front of the Mexican consulate today in El Paso as an artistic protest against violence against women in Juárez.
More than 200 shoes - from toddler boots to high heels - covered the sidewalk on the west end of the building, where people had lined up to conduct transactions at the consulate.
The ‘Zapatos Rojos’ (Red Shoes) art collective is a call to stand in solidarity with the escalating violence against women in Juárez,” said Chauvet, as she continued to place shoes on the ground. “This display is intended to give visibility to an issue that is no longer receiving the attention it merits. It’s also a way for anyone in the public to participate.”
Mexican officials said about 700 girls and women have been murdered in Juárez since 1993, with the numbers increasing since the drug cartel wars intensified four years ago. An uncertain number are missing.
Source

FOR THE RECORD, it’s called FEMINICIDE
FEMINICIDE has taken place on the border (i.e., El Paso and Ciudad Juárez) since 1992
NEVER BELIEVE THE DATES AND NUMBERS THEY GIVE YOU
EVERYONE IS IMPLICATED IN THIS
THOUSANDS OF WORKING-CLASS WOMEN OF COLOR HAVE DISAPPEARED
BUT NOBODY FUCKING CARES BECAUSE #NAFTA #ICE #GLOBALIZATION #SNUFF #MAINSTREAM MASS MEDIA #THE POLICE #THE STATE
LEARN MORE NOW
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT, PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO READ ABOUT THIS

farahjoon:

thepeoplesrecord:

Red shoes display protests violence against women in Mexico
July 27, 2012

Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet placed red shoes in front of the Mexican consulate today in El Paso as an artistic protest against violence against women in Juárez.

More than 200 shoes - from toddler boots to high heels - covered the sidewalk on the west end of the building, where people had lined up to conduct transactions at the consulate.

The ‘Zapatos Rojos’ (Red Shoes) art collective is a call to stand in solidarity with the escalating violence against women in Juárez,” said Chauvet, as she continued to place shoes on the ground. “This display is intended to give visibility to an issue that is no longer receiving the attention it merits. It’s also a way for anyone in the public to participate.”

Mexican officials said about 700 girls and women have been murdered in Juárez since 1993, with the numbers increasing since the drug cartel wars intensified four years ago. An uncertain number are missing.

Source

FOR THE RECORD, it’s called FEMINICIDE

FEMINICIDE has taken place on the border (i.e., El Paso and Ciudad Juárez) since 1992

NEVER BELIEVE THE DATES AND NUMBERS THEY GIVE YOU

EVERYONE IS IMPLICATED IN THIS

THOUSANDS OF WORKING-CLASS WOMEN OF COLOR HAVE DISAPPEARED

BUT NOBODY FUCKING CARES BECAUSE #NAFTA #ICE #GLOBALIZATION #SNUFF #MAINSTREAM MASS MEDIA #THE POLICE #THE STATE

LEARN MORE NOW

THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT, PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO READ ABOUT THIS

(Source: thepeoplesrecord)