Analyses on the Colonial Gender System

medicine:

A collection of academic articles examining colonization’s role in erecting a gender system that futher legitimizes whiteness and capitalism at the expense of nonwhite people and our cultures

Colonialism, Two-Spirit Identity, and the Logistics of White Supremacy

Binarism: Myths and Reality, a great piece on binarism’s relationship with colonialism and white nonbinary trivialization of the concept

On Nonbinary ”Invisibility”, a piece on white nonbinary appeals to being visible to power at the expense of genders that are specific to Indigenous and/or People of Color

Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism by Patricia Hill Collins

If you have more resources on the topic, feel free to reblog and add more!

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blue-author:

thecandypersonofooo:

I was saying don’t give money to a homeless person, someone who might destructively spend it. Instead, donate to a charity/shelter where you can make sure they will spend the money on necessities to support the well-being of the homeless.

Yes, and people were telling you that you don’t understand the realities of being homeless or drug addiction. You’re just repeating learned rhetoric that plays on moral panic and paternalistic feelings of superiority over “the less fortunate”.

Look, if you don’t want to give your money to someone who personally needs help because they might spend it in a way that you disapprove of, that’s your business. You make that call. But even if you turn around and give $5 to a shelter or registered charity, you’re not helping *that person*. So if your inclination was to help that person that you saw, you’re not doing that. If you feel guilty about not having helped that person when you could have, you’re fooling yourself if you think that giving money to some group that will help the homeless in general will absolve you of that guilty.

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theconcealedweapon:

Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.

But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold. 

Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.

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i.
She wrote poetry that made you want to sit on a heavily shaded lawn with a cup of sweet tea.

And read it right in front of your father and his brothers who believed boys should never wet their hands in the kitchen sink washing dishes or bend sweeping floors.

Men who fathered their children afraid to be friends with their sons.

ii.
She wrote poetry that healed all of you, even parts of you that were hidden under shadows for not being manly enough for your father.

You learnt it was human not womanly to cry.

And when you picked up an axe to cut wood, it wasn’t ego or show of strength that made the job easier.

You were in a hurry to read the part where she spoke about how her words will always haunt you, even your shadow.
And how you will always find parts of her within you

"

she wrote poetry - Tapiwa Mugabe, tapiwamugabe.tumblr.com

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chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia

“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.

William Gibson, Idoru

It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….

Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.

And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….

Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.

“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….

Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.

This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….

— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

here is a reddit AMA from someone who actually lived in this place. Here’s a list of the questions he got and what he answered. 

Nothing is more fascinating than hearing a first-hand account.

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mashable:

Animals Take Over the Paris metro in an Enchanting Photo Series

Photographers Thomas Subtil and Clarisse Rebotier have imagined in their surrealist series what the Paris metro would look like if it had just as many animals using it as people.

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"While male homosexuality was a well-recognized behavior throughout Western history, condemned in canon and civil law (indeed, a capital offense in English common law), few discussions of lesbianism predate the late nineteenth century. In fact, a category for genteel lesbian deviance originated only in the 1880s and 1890s… Through physicians carefully labeled comparable behavior when emerged in by boys and college men as homosexual and perverted, they categorized the women as masturbators. British and American physicians, in fact, insisted that female homosexuality was a rare and exotic phenomenon. French literature, especially mid-nineteenth-century novels (as well as pornography), did discuss female homosexuality in terms far closer to those we use today. But few bourgeois American women would have read such novels. For these women and the men who surrounded them, passion between women was neither disturbing nor deviant."

— Carroll Smith-Rosenburg, The New Woman as Androgyne

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"oh hell no i did not resurrect for this"

— jesus after watching the last game of thrones episode probably (via queencersei)

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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

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foxyshy:

so let me get this straight. anti-choicers took $500,000 dollars worth of pennies and sealed them in a glass case as a “memorial” to “victims” of abortion. i’m going to say that again. these people have locked away $500,000 dollars as a “tribute” to dead blobs of cells instead of donating that money to actual living breathing children who don’t have basic necessities or homes.

anti-choicers are incredible

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almyro:

American exceptionalism at it’s finest

almyro:

American exceptionalism at it’s finest

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madeofparts:

STARRING: A MODERATELY ATTRACTIVE WHITE ACTOR, ANOTHER MODERATELY ATTRACTIVE WHITE ACTOR, AND SOME BACKGROUND LADIES I GUESS

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angryseawitch:

angryseawitch:

popular media’s (and therefore like everyone else’s) conception of what a “butch” woman is is basically a conventionally beautiful, thin woman who cut her hair short and maybe wears boys section t shirts

unless she’s not a real character and is only a punchline/caricature, that is.

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"I came out once, and then never had to again"

— said no one ever (via comfemgem)

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