the first word I teach my daughter will be “no” she will sing it to me and...– The First Word I Teach My Daughter (via albinwonderland)
Sarah Baartman--Remarkable [Some]Body--Reflections...
At the beginning of Black History Month, I went to The New Parkway Theater in Oakland, and watched “Black Venus,” a 2010 French film. It was the midnight showing for the Feelmore Fresh Fridays film series, a curated mix of “sexual and/or gender identities to erotic, nude, pornographic, and artsy” films. I sat down expecting to be titillated by some fresh, feminist, sexy, artistic film. What I...
advisory committee.: thenewinquiry: Go inside.... →
thenewinquiry: Go inside. Close All windows and doors. Turn off all heaters. Air conditioners and fans. If not using the fireplace. Close fireplace dampers and vents. And cover cracks around doors and windows with tape or damped towels. Media news networks will continue to carry updated…
It’s a sad irony that we promote self-defense classes as a way of combating...– The Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project: Self-Defense and the Criminalization of Survival (via grrrlstudies)
They’ll teach you to hate yourself for being silent Then punish you for...– Ed Bok Lee, The Secret to Life in America (via anthologyz)
HIV Prevalence at 30% Among Transgender Women in... →
HIV prevalence stands at 30% among transgender women in Lima, Peru, according to results of a 450-trans[ ]woman study. The investigators conclude that “transwomen are the group most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Peru.” Peru has an estimated 75,000 people with HIV infection, according to UNAIDS, and an HIV prevalence of 0.4% among 15- to 49-year-olds, lower than the estimated 0.6% in the United...
tanglad: sinag: Japan Urges the U.S. to Remove... →
sinag: Japan Urges the U.S. to Remove Comfort Women Memorial foodiewin: peaceshannon: HT to reader gabriellelost Okay, so this is the reason why I’m in law school and I really recommend that everyone looks into this issue. The Japanese government is playing a game where they…
Oh really, me? Booking a date night two weeks in advance?
When Obama endorsed same-sex marriage...
whenobamaendorsed: … I was all:
Magical Realism Book Club →
Persons we who cut into ourselves to fight a losing battle against our private...
Justice for Trayvon Martin: Human Sacrifice, Past...
I’m thinking about my experience as a Western privileged person, obsessed with ancient cultures that practice human sacrifice: I’m thinking particularly the ways that sacrificial objects like tools are memorialized and portrayed specifically for a privileged tourist audience in historical sites of the Aztecs, Mayan, Incan, etc. These are my personal exposures, though I imagine every ancient...
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others with out using them as a means of escape.” ~bell hooks
If you don’t like to samba (dance) you are either ill of your feet or ill...– http://www.npr.org/blogs/altlatino/2011/09/28/140883372/this-week-on-alt-latino-all-about-brazil-par