An Actual Answer to ‘Why Is She Dating a Masculine Woman Instead of Just Dating a Guy?’ Maybe you’ve heard it, been asked it, or wondered about it yourself: Why do queer women and lesbians date masculine-presenting women instead of just dating a cisgender dude? Well, let’s break it down and answer the question. But most importantly, let’s examine why this is such a common question – and come up with some more respectful and supportive questions to ask instead. 1.
It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males I get really really tired of hearing the phrase “mental illness” thrown around as a way to avoid saying other terms like “toxic masculinity,” “white supremacy,” “misogyny” or “racism.” We barely know anything about the suspect in the Charleston, South Carolina, atrocity. We certainly don’t have testimony from a mental health professional responsible for his care that he suffered from any specific mental illness, or that he suffered from a mental illness at all. We do have statistics showing that the vast majority of people who commit acts of violence do not have a diagnosis of mental illness and, conversely, people who have mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators. But the media insists on trotting out “mental illness” and blaring out that phrase nonstop in the wake of any mass killing. “The real issue is mental illness” is a goddamn cop-out.
Racial colorblindness harmful ideology Racial colorblindness is a modern-day concept that supposedly promotes racial harmony by way of ignoring racial and ethnic differences. In reality, racial colorblindness does the opposite. By ignoring racial and ethnic differences, including the past and present histories, colorblindness allows those with racial privilege in society to ignore their privilege while simultaneously ignoring the experiences and difficulties caused by race that others may face. When broken down, colorblindness is hardly the liberal, progressive idea of race relations and racial harmony that it appears to be. Racist Manifesto Purportedly Written By Dylann Roof Surfaces Online A website surfaced on Saturday containing a possible trove of photos of Dylann Roof and a racist manifesto explaining why he allegedly targeted Charleston, South Carolina, in a shooting this week that killed nine African-Americans. The website, "The Last Rhodesian," includes a passage about why the writer, identified as Roof, chose Charleston. The Washington Post reported that law enforcement confirmed the website belonged to Roof, though it's unclear if Roof wrote the manifesto himself.
Colorblindness vs. Race-Consciousness Consider the setting: a racially diverse urban neighborhood where organizers and most residents take a tremendous amount of pride in their community’s racial diversity. But many still think the black kids in their community don’t learn the “right values” and avoid the parts of the community they code as “ghetto.” Or how about a rural community in Illinois, where some Tea Party organizers feel that Obama’s election was a step forward for race relations, support the Dream Act, and grew up taking pride in attending a black congregation. Those realities, taken from my own research, run counter to our expectations—the liberal, pro-diversity community should be racially conscious and committed to sustaining the diversity that they so happily embrace. And the Tea Party should be filled with seething racists who hate the president because he’s black. But neither is quite accurate.
Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants ? In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word “expat”. What is an expat? And who is an expat? According to Wikipedia, “an expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of the person’s upbringing. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (‘out of’) and patria (‘country, fatherland’)”. Ethnicity vs Race The traditional definition of race and ethnicity is related to biological and sociological factors respectively. Race refers to a person's physical appearance, such as skin color, eye color, hair color, bone/jaw structure etc. Ethnicity, on the other hand, relates to cultural factors such as nationality, culture, ancestry, language and beliefs. For example, take the Caucasian race. The physical characteristics of Caucasians were described by M. A.
In One Video, These Students Remind Us What's Really at the Root of Rape Culture It's no secret that toxic masculinity — the set of aspirational tenets that encourage men to feel entitled to women's attention and bodies — is a major problem. But one group of students is tackling the issue with an incisive new video that both expertly outlines the root of the problem and gives advice on what everyone can do to fix it. In the video, Vine star Chaz Smith joins the One Student project to address the ways men can help cultivate a culture in which women's bodily autonomy and agency are affirmed and respected. The video uses the analogy of playing sports to make a striking point about the ways women are encouraged to "play it safe" while men are lauded for "going for it." "Because [men are] told to play offense," Smith says, "We feel that we are entitled to aggression — so girls and women are told to be aware, self-defend. We are told that we have urges, urges that we can't control ...
[sans titre] unlimitedtrashworks: ecstaticunicorns: channellingebert: A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza By Alicia Garza I created #BlackLivesMatter with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, two of my sisters, as a call to action for Black people after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder and the killer, George Zimmerman, was not held accountable for the crime he committed. It was a response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements.