I don’t understand how all Muslims are called terrorists because of what one group of 19 extremist men did 13 years ago.
But white people aren’t called terrorists when they invaded their countries, killed millions of civilians, when they shoot up schools, shoot up movie theaters, and kill random POC. Isn’t that something.
Le racisme ne sera condamné par les dominants que s’il répond à un schéma bien précis : en effet, il sera plus confortable de qualifier de raciste un homme criant à sa victime “sale nègre/sale homophobe/etc” et donc de juger cet acte condamnable, qu’un objet ancré dans le quotidien (un bonbon, une boîte de chocolat en poudre…).
Quel est l’avantage de ce racisme préférentiel ? La bonne conscience : remplir une fois l’année son quota de “ceci est raciste” permet de penser que l’on sait ce que c’est, que l’on est capable de l’identifier, que si l’on en est capable, on sait comment ne pas l’être nous-mêmes. C’est une petite case bien remplie qui permet de conserver son confort tout en se gardant de concevoir le racisme comme systématique et symptomatique. Ainsi, tout ce qui sort de ces schémas stéréotypés des discriminations semblent hors-cadre, et donc excessif.
"real men dont rape" actually, real men do rape. they do. men rape. it isn’t done by ~fake mythical special brand of evil~ men, it’s done by real men, men who may seem nice, men who you think you can trust, men you know, men who you’re close to. real men do rape. that’s the problem
We have been duped into moving capitalism’s problems around instead of resolving them, into the foolish notion that buying green is an act of divergence from capitalist exploitation.
Worried about car emissions? Buy Tesla’s Model S. Want to fight water misuse? Take shorter showers. Concerned for underserved children around the world? Use a credit card that supports a NGO. Interested in bettering working conditions for exploited laborers? Look for the “fair trade” stamp at corporate outlet malls.
But by all means, NEVER stop buying.
Identifying the central issue with this behavior, Derrick Jensen explained, “Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance.”
As individuals we should do what we can, but we have to realize that letting corporations frame/limit global issues like environmental responsibility to consumer choice is self-defeating. We need bigger tools than our individual selves. Imagine trying to fill a dump truck using a spoon. That is what we are doing when we decouple the need for organized, community-wide political resistance from our individual ability to partake in generating and sustaining solutions.
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sexual liberation comes not just from having sex
but from the decision to have your sexual experiences on your own terms
which can mean deciding to have sex with whomever and however many times you want
or deciding to have no sex
the empowerment comes from the decision and having that decision respected
I really recommend reading the entire article. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture - it’s a tough article but very important.
(Thanks to byunbbi for submitting)
Let’s play out the scenario for the one in millions chance that someone in the presence of someone who wants to assault her is wearing the nail polish, coyly gets her finger into the drink, and spots the color change. Then what? How does it end? If this person is willing to go to such lengths to harm her, they won’t be phased by her setting her drink down. So let’s say she gets away or finds help. Does she call the police to report the activity of her fingernails? What happens when the next person this predator wants to harm opts for her favorite OPI shade that weekend?
How does it end?
It doesn’t; not with nail polish, anyway.
(…)This product does nothing to dismantle a culture of violence against women that demands we constantly become ever more vigilant against those who would do us harm. Undercover Colors, like so many other products, treats rape as an individual incident rather than a systemic and pervasive problem. Despite the never ending stream of prevention products, the statistics haven’t improved.
Unfortunately, This Magical Anti-Rape Nail Polish Won’t Save Us
GOD THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT
#mras #misogyny #sexism
And when men say “this is what happens when women turn men down” that isn’t a harmless observation, that is a credible threat. Men are holding women hostage for access to our bodies. They are appealing to women’s empathy to try to get us to comply so we will not lose more sisters. But male violence is not women’s fault and we are not responsible for our own murders.