"Shaming is a defense mechanism to keeps people from doing the hard work of organizing. It is the most dangerous thing in marginalized communities, THE most dangerous thing, because then we do not organize because we can just say that if only you had made different choices then everything would be fine.”
- Melissa Harris-Perry, The New School Discussion 2013
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"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."
— Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via feministkitsch)
(Source: marchingstars, via ventilationsofmind)
"Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?’"
— Dale Spender, Man Made Language. (via fleuretta)
(Source: uowfreeschool, via the-do-that-girl)
"There’s no such thing as “black-on-black” crime. Yes, from 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by black offenders, but that racial exclusivity was also true for white victims of violent crime—86 percent were killed by white offenders. Indeed, for the large majority of crimes, you’ll find that victims and offenders share a racial identity, or have some prior relationship to each other. What Shapiro and others miss about crime, in general, is that it’s driven by opportunism and proximity; If African-Americans are more likely to be robbed, or injured, or killed by other African-Americans, it’s because they tend to live in the same neighborhoods as each other."
The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime - The Daily Beast (via robot-heart-politics)
fucking thank you
because I’m tired of white folks throwing that black on black crime bullshit at me