shit i am tired of

fruitdew:

cis people get pronouns. trans people get preferred pronouns.

cis people get a gender. trans people get to identify as a gender.

these are microaggressions designed to undermine and invalidate who we know ourselves to be, and to reinforce the perceived inauthenticity of trans people.

this is always harmful, and for some, primarily trans feminine people and esp trans feminine poc, it can be dangerous or deadly.

by fruitdew

August 29, 2014 at 08:54

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What They Did Yesterday Afternoon, by Warsan Shire

riotpieces:


what they did yesterday afternoon by warsan shire

they set my aunts house on fire

i cried the way women on tv do

folding at the middle

like a five pound note.

i called the boy who use to love me 

tried to ‘okay’ my voice

i said hello

he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,

and these are what my prayers look like;

dear god

i come from two countries

one is thirsty

the other is on fire

both need water.

later that night

i held an atlas in my lap

ran my fingers across the whole world

and whispered

where does it hurt?

it answered 

everywhere

everywhere

everywhere.

Editor’s note: Warsan Shire’s poetry and words can be found on 

http://warsanshire.blogspot.com/

http://warsanshire.tumblr.com/

by riotpieces

August 29, 2014 at 01:45

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daughtersofdig:

Since 1980, 3000 native Canadian women have been murdered/gone missing. Indigenous women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence. Sixty percent of known perpetrators are white men.

 

by daughtersofdig

August 28, 2014 at 16:33

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"she had waited her whole life for something, and it had killed her when it found her…"

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston (via oldfilmsflicker)

by oldfilmsflicker

August 27, 2014 at 17:09

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badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

THE MOTHER OF OUR WATERS - Oaxaca, México

On June 6th, 2014, a mass was celebrated against the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Río Verde, announced by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Paso de la Reina, Santiago Township Jamiltepec, Oaxaca. This short documentary emphasizes the spiritual importance of the river towns for the communities in the Oaxaca Coast.

33 communities in the region attended the event, where the Bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Escondido, Pedro Vasquez Villalobos pronounced himself officially against construction of the dam.

Over the past 5 years, the people of Paso de la Reina have maintained a blockade of the CFE at the entrance of their village, because since 1961 the CFE has been doing studies on the river without consulting the communities that would be affected by the project.

Paso de la Reina is part of the United Peoples Council for the Defense of the Río Verde (COPUDEVER). Since 2006, the council is organized to resist neoliberal impositions of mega-projects on the river.

For more information on protection of the Green River, visit:
pasodelareina.org
educaoaxaca.org
endefensadelosterritorios.org

by badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista

August 27, 2014 at 16:42

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tinastryingtofindpeace:

naturee-feels:

Bring me a sensitive but brown skin boy who will engage in intriguing convos with me about politics and love and shit and will let me play in his hair.

yees

by naturee-feels

August 26, 2014 at 20:14

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"when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet"

rupi kaur  (via rupikaur)

by rupikaur

August 26, 2014 at 19:11

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motel-chronicler:

Don’t be stupid, don’t be limp/No girl likes to love a wimp

by motel-chronicler

August 26, 2014 at 18:33

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sleepy-socialist:

vivelamours:

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011), Göran Hugo Olsson

You heard it right folks, the FBI considered free breakfasts for poor children to be the most dangerous internal threat to the country. Literally the kind of thing Jesus would do was the most dangerous threat to the country.

by vivelamours

August 26, 2014 at 17:53

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

by thepoliticalfreakshow

August 26, 2014 at 17:51

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