i’ve got 99 problems and being a decaying organism that’s born to die in a society run by money that i can’t escape is one of them
New York City: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion and founders of STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), march in the 1973 Pride Parade.
i think people do not really understand how POWERFUL these two were. in the early 70’s they became house mothers and revolutionaries for trans* people, especially TWOC.
and now they barely get a blurb because they weren’t nice to their oppressors and called their shit out and weren’t “nice t-words” like how cis gay white men wanna think of people like Christine Jorgensen or others. They didn’t want to be erased and shut up. They didn’t wanna sit in jail and wait for motherfuckers to help them in patronizing, erasing ways. They didn’t shut up about the violence against them.
just like…fuck anyone who doesn’t think they’re awesome. They inspire me everyday to get up and kick ass, even as a cis woman of color.
its the notion of boycotts
you wanna know why the bus boycotts of the civil rights movement were so successful?
because an alternative black run transportation system was created for those who couldn’t walk to work or whatever they had to go
they didn’t just tell people…
Language is never neutral.
omg why is this so funny
The problem is that Nice Guys see this and know that he ends up with Leia anyway, and they internalize that this is how it works, that what he says there is just… something you say….
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
I never once in my life thought I would live to see this day in any country on earth. So much of my life has been spent doing unpaid work-cleaning, cooking, organizing, and household-running….whether or not I had a “real job”, no matter what other obligations I have had. I STILL do the majority of housework. There is more than one reason my url is what it is.
Never in all my days would I have imagined I would see the day that women of color are paid for this amazing contribution to the running of the world, in any country, at any time.
Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to go cry tears of amazement that this has happened for any of us, anywhere, until there’s snot.
nope, that’s white supremacy. white supremacy. white supremacy white supremacy white supremacy.
So this is my attempt at a steampunk Indian character. I was irritated into it by bad depictions of Western-aesthetic-pretty Indian Girlies in fake saris. Her hair is partly “inspired” by the Indian-rapunzels, because like Battameez, I cannot imagine an Indian woman with that much hair left unbraided.
I’ve tentatively named her Amrita Bai, but that’s probably not period-accurate so it’s subject to change as I do more research. Her family’s from Tamilnadu, & are Vishwakarma caste (specifically metalsmiths, I assume), but they moved to one of the forts under Shivaji’s control, and she’s training under a mechanical artificer there. — All subject to change as I do more research. (Plz do tell me if this is faily somehow…)
Real saris are hard. And group-specific; this is a Tamil-brahmin 9-yard sari, and probably not quite period accurate but I’m not sure how it’d be different. No blouse, because this is from my no-British-Raj alternate India. I haven’t actually worn a 9-yard sari myself, so I’m not at all sure I have the folds right on this one. But I did get input from my mother, who has.
Anyway ya know what’s not hard? Making her skin dark. I find that dark skin is so much easier to get looking human rather than zombie than pale skin is, so extra wtf to those whitewashers who say it’s haaaard.
And now I run off to the doctor.
reblogged it before, but always worth reblogging steampunk POC characters who lack Victoriana
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
the complete story, like what, her name?
Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, Calif., received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for the invention of a tiny energy-storage device.
getting real tired of these ‘brown teen invents magic but we don’t list her name until paragraph three’ articles.
Even though Malcolm disagreed with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent approach, he still supported him. Don’t buy into the fake story that they were enemies. Taken from footage in Selma, Alabama, Feb. 4, 1965.
When one of us does or says something anti-Black, it is not our place to “forgive” them nor is it our place to excuse what they did. Especially when they only faux apologised.
IT IS NOT OUR FUCKING PLACE AT ALL TO GIVE THEM A FUCKING “PASS”.
WE are the ones who are oppressing…