i was talking to my friend last night and she was just luxuriating in her room wearing this plush leopard print robe but then her boyfriend came in to bring her orange slices and he was wearing an IDENTICAL leopard print robe i lost my fucking mind
I’m listening to Fansplaining’s episode on fandom racism and one of the guests said that in her research (she’s an academic) she notices that when fans of color bring up fandom racism a lot of white fans are content to frame it as “just a few bad apples” and not a far reaching problem and wow is that true. Like if spanning years and various mediums the same things are happening it’s probably not just a few jackasses.
hi there. i hate to be doing this but things have been getting harder. i can barely get my grocery shopping done every week and i have $13 to live for the next 20 days. i really do not know what to do, i’m a student and i don’t work, my parents can’t help me cause they literally have $50 for two weeks and my sister lives with them too.
if you can donate anything i’d really appreciate cause i honestly do not know what to do anymore.
it was a mistake to convince everyone that using social media is the same as having a platform and that their “platform” comes with a moral obligation to issue a public statement every time anything significant happens regardless of their level of understanding of said situation ...
“She saw Genya huddled in her black shawl, her arms thick with scars. She saw Harshaw dead in the sand, his red hair like a fallen flag. Zoya’s nostrils were full of the scent of bergamot and blood. The wind howled, as if it were speaking her rage.”
The children of Gaza live in a continuous humanitarian crisis, with no clean water, little electricity, poor health services, and food insecurity. For 30 years, PCRF has been on the ground providing a variety of direct humanitarian aid programs for thousands of sick and injured children in the enclave.
These include sending hundreds of injured and sick kids abroad for free medical care, sponsoring hundreds of international volunteer doctors and nurses to go there each year to treat children and train local doctors, building Gaza's first and only pediatric oncology department, and running several different humanitarian programs and projects on the ground.
Please consider donating here, or to any of the following organizations during these acts of what can only be called ethnic cleansing & terrorism:
Bc we're dealing with this again apparently, there are ways of directing attention towards your peoples issues without throwing other minorities under the bus.
There is no reason at all why you need to put black peoples name in your mouth while raising awareness for yourself. None at all.
You should know that. And because we know that you should, you can't get mad nor bitch and moan about priorities when people call out your anti blackness, anti minority bullshit while you were talking about your own issues.
You chose to leave the realm of reality the moment you acted like the pro black activism you're not even actually doing is transactional.
The only world where all activism can be transactional with the resources and time and priorities that are available is a world where we do not have such a need for organized movements.
People will always do what they can and go hardest for their own and their immediate avenues of progress. Treating your own people literally dying like a popularity contest with American black people is never going to be something you come out of looking good. This shit is not only not a good look but it is a sickening waste of your own time and energy.