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How White People Can Begin To Comprehend Cultural Appropriation Without Stepping Knee-Deep In Racism

Pharrell Williams is wearing a cheaply made feather headdress on the cover of Elle magazine this month. The headdress is constructed from what appears to be dyed turkey feathers, giving the appearance to the untrained eye of eagle feathers, and a lot of people are upset. As they damn well should be. I don’t know … Continue reading

“New World” Settler Colonialism: “Killing Indians, Making Niggers”
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“New World” Settler Colonialism: “Killing Indians, Making Niggers”

Originally posted on Decolonization:
“New World” settler colonialism can be described as a process of “killing Indians, making niggers.” By this I mean that, within the visionary project of building and maintaining a settler state, there are the immediate projects of clearing “virgin” land for industry and settlement (“killing Indians”), as well as constructing a…

End STI Stigma

Solidarity Is For Seronegative Sex-Positive White Feminists

The other day, I came across this article through a contact on my Facebook. For an otherwise somewhat productive article about rape culture and sexual assault, the male author writing to a male audience makes two particularly alarming, counter-productive claims. First, the author claims that someone who, against their own ethics, unknowingly engages in a … Continue reading

Anti-Misogyny

Pro-Life Is A Hate Movement: “Regret” Narratives

Yesterday, I was as part of a deliberately silent and minimalist counter-presence to a group of speakers publicly voicing their “regrets about abortion” with a sound system. As the sidewalks filled with university students filing in and out of their regularly scheduled classes, they were subjected at the maximum allowable volume under local bylaws to … Continue reading

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I am not a hijabi

Originally posted on neederish:
Image: Pineconehill.com There are so many ‘layers’ to this dreaded headscarf discussion (and the dreaded word ‘debate’) (and even the dreaded ‘layers’ pun). I am constantly on the edge of flipping off every conversation surrounding it. I cringe in public (real and virtual) settings that mention the word ‘hijab’, seconds from…