Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS
israel does not give a fuck. they will kill everyone incl journalists and not bat an eye bc they control this country
Israelis are murderers and American Zionists are accomplices to this barbaric butchery
Sure, #weneeddiversebooks so that my future kids know they can be heroes…
…but we also need diverse books so that white readers know my kids can be heroes, too.
I have a theory about the direct line between the disappearance of black families from network TV (Cosbys, Winslows, Banks, etc) and the increased anti-black racism in our culture since it started happening.
I’ve never really been able to articulate it well enough, but this post does it succinctly.
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2014
Trans and Queer Activists Beaten and Arrested During SF Pride
San Francisco’s Mission District – At least six people were arrested on Saturday night after a protest against a prison-themed Kink.com party.
The six included a National Lawyers’ Guild Legal Observer; several protesters were clubbed and beaten to the ground after a protest numbering several hundred marched to the Armory at 14th and Mission Streets in the Mission District, from a 10 p.m. gathering at the 16th Street BART Station. Two of the arrestees have been released; four are still in custody as of 4 a.m. Sunday morning.
The promoters of the Kink.com party mockingly invited people to “get arrested” and enjoy “solitary confinement, showers, jailbreak, love and lust, freedom and confinement.” The protesters argued that the party was a crude event that profited off of the brutality suffered by trans women and gender nonconforming people of color, who are so often funneled into the prison industrial complex.
“This is a travesty—on the anniversary of the famed Stonewall Rebellion, where trans and queer people rose up against police brutality, that six people would be arrested for protesting an SF Pride-sanctioned party that celebrated state violence and prison rape,” said Mary Lou Ratchet, a Gay Shame (www.gayshamesf.org) representative. The march was organized by Gay Shame and LAGAI (www.lagai.org).
Update: 3 people are still being held in custody by the SF Sheriff’s Office facing wrongful felony charges. PLEASE, PLEASE sign this petition demanding their release.
As of Monday morning they are still in jail. PLEASE call the SF DA’s office to demand their release—it only takes a minute, and the more people call, the more pressure is put on the DA to let our friends go!
Please call in to either
"We demand that the DA’s office drop the charges and immediately release Rebecca Luisa Ruiz-Lichter, Prisca Carpenter and Sarai Robles-Mendez.”
Signal boost!! Make a phone call! Those are my comrades!
Hey! So after seeing how confusing people found her sort of ironic blurb for decolonizing trans/gender 101, b. binaohan has written a new one!
tired of reading yet another trans/gender 101 entirely centered around white people and their normative narratives? tired of feeling like you must be this tall to be trans enough to belong in the ~community~? tired of feeling like the white trans community is erasing your experiences?
having gender feels but not understanding how they fit into the current white hegemonic discourse on gender?
decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible (and non-academic) critique of many of the fundamental concepts in white trans/gender theory and discourse. written for the indigenous and/or person of colour trying to understand how their gender is/has been impacted by whiteness and colonialism.
Also… short note: we’ve also redone the interior of the book ‘cause nina finally saw a paper copy and realized that she’d put the margin a little too close to the edge of the page. Sorry! She is still learning everything as b. steps away from managing the business.