you can just tell that Nicki Minaj is the kind of person that when you’re telling a story and everyone else in the group is talking over you, she’s making direct eye contact with you and paying extra attention so that you don’t get discouraged and stop mid-story
“I want to make a few things perfectly clear. Trans women are women. Period. End of story. We’re not “women who used to be men.” We’re not “men who identify as women.” We’re not “males who identify as women.” We’re not “men who became women.” WE ARE WOMEN. Stop putting qualifiers on our womanhood. It’s offensive, hurtful and cruel to insinuate otherwise. Our past, present, and futures are ours to define and no one else’s. Even if we didn’t figure out that we were trans until well into our adult lives, it absolutely does not mean that we were ever boys or men. Many trans women female that they’ve always been girls, or at the very least, that they’ve never been boys. You don’t have any right to tell me, or any other trans person, that they were ever a particular gender, just as I have no right to tell you what gender you are. A trans woman who was obligated to present as male for most of her young life is was no more “born a man” than a lesbian who was obligated to date men for most of her young life “used to be straight.””—Please Stop Saying That Trans Women Were “Born Boys” | Autostraddle (via brutereason)
i have lots of compassion for people of color who come from really white communities and didn’t come up with lots of people of color.
i have lots of compassion when they say sympathizing shit about white people’s racist, tokenizing, minimizing, etc behavior.
because most of the time, yeah, if you’re the only person of color in your white neighborhood you aren’t threatening to white people and they have no reason to act aggressively towards you
taking the compassion to support the transition of people of color who have their hearts broken when they start to realize they are actually a part of a threat to whiteness; that they have been groomed by white supremacy to make communities of color seem like the “bad guys”
“No matter how many bills pass, black people in that country, where I’m from, still our lives are not worth two cents. Well any time you live in a society supposedly based upon law, and it doesn’t enforce it’s own laws, because the color of a man’s skin happens to be wrong, then I say those people are justified to resort to any means necessary to bring about justice where the government can’t give them justice.”—Malcolm X speaking in Europe, the Oxford debate (December 3, 1964)
i had to turn in a research project proposal for my chicanx art history class last week and i just realized my proposal was basically like ”i wanna focus on the work of laura aguilar bc she is fat and brown and queer and naked and that is v important to me” and i just realized my professor is going to read that lol oops
people are like 'watch how to get away with murder bcs there's a poc lead character'. she’s black. viola davis is black. just say black lead character. you dont need to keep using ‘poc’ all the time. sometimes be specific.
#say black motherfucker #if you say black a negro will not jump out of your closet and bite your jugular
apparently big bird isnt a real bird and has been a person in a costume this whole time. this brings into the question the authenticity of all other birds. are some of them also filled with tiny humans. do any birds actually exist