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So they’re making a movie based on the story of Noah and the Ark.
I think that’s pretty cool, whether or not you believe the stories in the Bible are true, they are PRETTY fascinating and just ripe with all sorts of interesting characters and weird plots and whatnot.
BUT. THE CAST. IS. ALL. WHITE. PEOPLE.
Russell Crow, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, etc.
I like all of these actors quite a bit, but I don’t think it would’ve killed them to throw in some middle eastern actors. Just you know… to stay true to the origins of the story. Or maybe they could have tried to cast actors and actresses of all races.
It just irks me a bit.
But, I will probably see the movie if it looks like it will be good. I mean, the director is Darren Aronofsky.
…but they repopulated the earth!
lmao waiting for the all the white people concerned with historical accuracy to decry this movie
Oh, no, it’s not about accuracy. It’s making sure that the best people got the roles!
awkwarddisquiet asked: It's interesting how many racist tropes concern emotions: angry black woman; passionate latinos; unemotional East Asians... Translation: white people feel and display emotions the right way; the rest of us are uncivilized or robot-like.
This was too real for me
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via fajazo)
These are all the gender neutral pronouns I’ve managed to hunt down but I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN there are several missing. So hmu if you know of any others or if I conjugated these incorrectly c:
- ze(or zie)/zir/zirs/zirself
I’ve also seen “yo” and “fey” pronouns but I have no idea how to conjugate them. And I’m off to still hunt for more! If you know of any GN pronouns feel free to reblog and add unto the list and i’ll edit the original as well c:
Ooh! Fun fact: Trans* is transmisogynistic; trans should be used instead. (the * implies that there’s a group that isn’t already captured under trans, which is untrue.)
Many nonbinary people don’t identify as trans, I’ve always seen trans* used to include nonbinary people who don’t want to use the trans tag. As a nonbinary trans person, I want to emphasize that the discrimination I go through is different than binary trans people (especially as a DFAB nonbinary person I have quite a bit of privilege over DMAB trans women and nonbinary identities.) and I feel like the asterix does that for me. How do other trans or nonbinary people feel about this?
These are all links that deal with the asterisk
I’m a trans women and I’m really against the asterisk because of how it’s often used, whether intentionally or not, to take the focus away from trans women on issues that only trans women deal with. I also don’t like it because the narrative of a “community” inherently makes the privilege of dfab trans people, especially trans men, invisible. It also seems to make people think that trans men are capable of talking about the issues of all trans people. I’m also against it because of the apparent history behind its creation to separate the transsexual identity from non binary trans people.
I didn’t even think of the way the asterisk could be racist by including race specific identities in an umbrella they don’t identify with but that makes so much sense. Thank you so much everyone for sending these links and I really encourage people (especially us DFAB trans people) to take a look.
This is the best collection of links around the nature of the asterisk that I’ve run into, and represent the reason I’ve stopped using “trans*” as a tag in my posts and started using simply “trans” instead.