Sexistentialism

Philosophy and Radical Politics

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Tran’s Woman needs place to stay tonight in Greater Toronto Area URGENT!

transhousingnetwork:

HELP! I am a 21 year old transgender woman who desperately need’s a place to rent!  I am homeless right now, I have been couch surfing place to place and my fund’s & spirit’s have begun to run low. I am very plight and respectful, I have a 8 year old female black cat named Star that I will not give up, she is my best friend. I have been assaulted, & even sexual assaulted.. 
I need a place that is safe for me to stay tonight I don’t know what to do. :(

(via sour-sarah)

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attention nonbinary and/or queer PoC!!

knived:

knived:

i need your help! a friend and i have decided to start a zine devoted to how PoC identities overlap with being nonbinary/queer. being mixed race, queer, and nb i’ve always felt a lot of discomfort and inbetweenness so i wanna start a project that focuses on those feelings! most preferred would be other nonbinary queer folks but twoc and tmoc who are queer will also be accepted in the project. this is intended to be a safe space to share experiences.

what i need from you is!

  • pieces written about your feelings about how your race and gender identity overlap (ie concepts of gender within your own culture, or feelings of not belonging/having to choose, anything you’d like!)
  • pictures? if you want of yourself that you feel capture your identity
  • pieces about specific issues faced by queer n trans poc like acceptance in your community, passing while non-white, finding representation, etc!!
  • basically anything you’d like to see in a zine about these overlapping identities, and please spread this post so i can get the contributions i need to get started!!

initially hard copies of the zine will probably just be distributed around my college campus, but if this actually starts to go somewhere and we can get donations started at some point in the future maybe i’ll sell hard copies online? who knows but yeah please spread the word and submit your stories and thoughts and feelings and a little about yourself to accompany your submissions.

thank u love u all!!!!!

okay i just re-read this and wanted to clarify/expand based on the responses i’ve already gotten!

welcome to participate in this project are poc who identify as queer, trans, or both! the project will be most centered around nb queer people, but even if you’re cis and queer or of a binary trans identity you’re welcome to contribute. also!! all forms of art are accepted as submissions as long as they are in some way linked to identity, meaning poetry, photography, and visual art are all really cool contributions we’re receptive to. y’all rock and thank you so much for getting excited about this w me :-)

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

(via the-wistful-collectivist)

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poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

A few examples of these marriage contracts from Jewish Iranian families in Mashhad in the late nineteenth century, reflect the lengths to which the Jewish community maintained a Muslim-coded external identity for the sake of their safety after the 1839 Allahdad incident. “Allahdad” refers to a riot that resulted in the killing of over thirty Iranian Jews and the kidnapping of some younger girls in the Mashhadi community, after which many Jews decided to mask their identities and continue living in Mashhad under the guise of being Muslim. The pogrom pushed Mashhadi Jews to hide their identity behind imitations of a Muslim lifestyle. The crypto-Jews, known in Hebrew as the Anusim, were specific to the Mashhadi community—other Iranian Jewish communities were able to practice their religion openly.

These marriage documents, although belonging to these families, mimicked Muslim marriage documents in both presentation and content. The documents were titled with the phrase “in the name of God, most Merciful, most Kind,” and the verse “He is the one who brings hearts together,” phrases taken from the Qur’an and presented in the documents in their original Arabic. The first line of such documents was also formulaic, praising God for the union in a ceremonial form of Arabic. The careful degree to which Jews copied the Muslim contracts demonstrates the conscious effort made towards assimilating to a public Muslim identity; only some names, such as “Ya’qub” (Arabic for Jacob) hint towards a possible Jewish background in the marriage contract.

Despite pressures to conform to an outwardly Muslim appearance, some families managed to preserve their identity in written form as well. Some marriage contracts embraced a hybrid expression of Muslim and Jewish practices.This one, for example, has two identical pages: one in Hebrew and Aramaic, and the other in Arabic and Persian. The combining of these languages and collapsing of identities in marriage documents similarly encapsulates the critical social and political pressures on the Mashhadi Jewish community. It is possible that the family had two contracts made, one for display, and one for themselves to reflect their Jewish identity. 

read more about marriage contracts and the mashhadi jewish community here and listen to a talk here.

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majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

(via stop-and-smell-the-patriarchy)

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themattachine said: "Fuckboy" is also a term I would consider belonging to AAVE, in specifically black queer contexts. I don’t know who this anon is, but as it’s wielded by mostly black people against certain moc there’s almost certainly no power differential there.

Okay, I’m hearing you all on the idea that “fuckboy” is used mostly by BE speakers. Noted.

-Z

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Anonymous asked: Sorry I didn't know the AAVE thing, I'll stop that&read more. Thank you for telling me. I also didn't mean to derail anything. Also I just meant pissbaby was the ableist one--sorry I crammed all that into one message. Sorry again! No need to reply.

Ah that makes more sense. Yeah I get that, I’ll think about it.

Thanks,

-Z

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Anonymous asked: The only thing about fuckboy is that I THINK it's AAVE? I've seen that said a few times and idk how to verify it, since I'm not black/AfAm. Also pissbaby is ableist, as it implies infantilization and incontinence. HOWEVER 1/2
2/2 that doesn’t delegitimize (sp??) your 100% important and valid criticism of John Green AND it has nothing to do with ~slut shaming~ or slurs, really, for that matter.
Okay so AAVE is a very racist way of referring to black English, and it’s a common mistake for white people to make so I’m telling you right now so that you know. Black English isn’t a “vernacular” English (AAVE stands for African American Vernacular English). It’s a dialect of English, pure and simple.
As to whether or not it’s Black English…I’ve never heard that. It’s possible. Most of the people I know who use it are white trans women…it’s possible that they appropriated it from Black English users. But I’m a little unclear over whether such a simple insult can be isolated to a single dialect. Like the whole point of “fuck” is that you can attach it to anything. Fucktrumpet, fuckface, fuckass. Like it’s just so generic and variable that I don’t see how attaching it to “boy” makes it specific to a dialect of English. I could be wrong here, and I’m certainly open to listen to someone more knowledgeable.
I don’t see the ableist thing. I mean I get if the insult was focused on the “boy” bit being an infantilization, but like I said, the main point is to insult someone using the word fuck in a pithy way. And maybe to insult his gender as a male (fuckman just doesn’t sound as good). But I can at least see where you’re coming from there. There could be a reason that people say “fuckboy” when they don’t say “fuckman” and that reason could be ableist. But it seems a bit, vague to me.
Anyway, the fact that people are just dying to find something wrong with my insult to John Green weirds me out. I’m tired and I’m not going to defend the word “fuckboy” anymore. I’ll refrain from using it if it upsets people. I’m happy to attend to the needs of Sexistentialism’s followers and avoid language that offends people.

If anyone wants to add anything please feel free, and maybe I’ll talk about it a bit more tomorrow. But I’m exhausted and definitely done for the night.
-Z

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