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Sep 17

lifehackable:

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I agree with the sentiment, but let’s change this to:"ALL genders should know how to cook…"

lifehackable:

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I agree with the sentiment, but let’s change this to:

"ALL genders should know how to cook…"

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That random person you met online and now is a big part of your life

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Ugh Facebook. -

maxrbmc:

Facebook seemed to be opening up for those of us with nontraditional identities for various reasons back in January.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/facebook-will-give-up-the-ghost-on-real-id-in-future-apps/

Now, they are pushing for “legal names.” Well, bye-bye Facebook from me!
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"My concern is that this rule has less to do with names and more to do with whose identity is acceptable versus whose identity is not.” - Blissom Booblé


Ugh Facebook.

Facebook seemed to be opening up for those of us with nontraditional identities for various reasons back in January.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/facebook-will-give-up-the-ghost-on-real-id-in-future-apps/

Now, they are pushing for “legal names.”  Well, bye-bye Facebook from me!
(Though where can I whine about this except on Facebook?)

http://q13fox.com/2014/09/16/facebook-real-name-policy-stirs-questions-around-identity/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/16/living/facebook-name-policy/

This is hugely problematic for the trans* population, and those of us that require an alias.

Sep 14

Anonymous said: I read somewhere that the Colonel from Looking for Alaska is black. At least that was this forum's discussion. I do not have a problem with his skin color, but I've always imagined him as a white person. What about you?

fishingboatproceeds:

BBTTR. 

Alaska and the Colonel are never identified by race in Looking for Alaska. (Nor is Pudge.) I don’t feel qualified to speak to matters outside the text.

THIS IS WHY WE LOVE JOHN GREEN!

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Aug 28

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

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“Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.” —

-Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via inextinguishabledesires)

so fucking important. Trans women are women. No fucking debate or question. They are women.

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