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thepeoplesrecord:

Imperialist Feminism: A Historic Review with Deepa Kumar
August 2, 2013

The West has often used the liberation of brown women as an excuse for empire. This talk reviews a few examples and offers some analysis. It begins with the Afghan war but goes back to 19th century colonial narratives in regard to Muslim women.

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#deepakumarfanclub 

Seriously though, she makes me want to go to Rutgers. 

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Hello, I really need financial assistance. My six year old laptop is falling apart. My work environment is transmisogynistic, heterosexist, and ableist. I’m pretty much using my work computer as my primary computer at this point. If i want a safer work environment, I need to work remotely and my laptop is in no shape for that. I’ve also used my laptop for creative endeavors and it is in no shape for that any of that. If I want to work in a safer environment and do my art again, I need a laptop.

ghostofcommunism:

ghostofcommunism:

With your help, I can get a new laptop. I might even be able to get other hardware to further my artistic endeavors and help pay some of my living expenses. Help me and I will make you all sorts of creative shinies!

There’s only 27 days and I’ve only raised less then 25% so far! Please donate, whether that’s $100 or $10 or $1, all amounts are appreciated. Signal boost this as much as possible please.

manticoreimaginary:

favourite faces for favourite mythic ladies: Branwen with Florence Welch

And Branwen reared a starling in the cover of the kneading trough, and she taught it to speak, and she taught the bird what manner of man her brother was. And she wrote a letter of her woes, and the despite with which she was treated, and she bound the letter to the root of the bird’s wing, and sent it towards Britain. And the bird came to this island, and one day it found Bendigeid Vran at Caer Seiont in Arvon, conferring there, and it alighted upon his shoulder and ruffled its feathers, so that the letter was seen, and they knew that the bird had been reared in a domestic manner.

Then Bendigeid Vran took the letter and looked upon it. And when he had read the letter he grieved exceedingly at the tidings of Branwen’s woes. And immediately he began sending messengers to summon the island together. And he caused sevenscore and four countries to come unto him, and he complained to them himself of the grief that his sister endured. 

tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.

(in honour of Femslash February!)

(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)

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riotsnotdiets:

riotsnotdiets:

Dear Tumblr, I need your help. If anything I’ve ever written or posted or said or did has ever impacted your life in a positive way, please read on. 

A small donation could mean keeping my family safe from violence and homelessness.
Every little bit helps.

The short version: my mom and my sister and my nephew were left homeless after my sister was assaulted in the home where they were staying. My grandmother died unexpectedly this week so they cannot stay with her (where they normally go in times of trouble). I am paying to keep them in a motel until the 29th of October but after that I am out of money. They need to keep a roof over their heads while they search for resources, meet with their social worker, and do everything else they can think of to secure longer-term housing for them and my baby nephew.

You can donate now at www.youcaring.com/helpmargitte (because fuck gofundme).

The long version:

Back in May, my 25-year-old sister Molly gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jericho. He is her first child, and my mother’s first grandbaby. 

Because he was born slightly premature and my sister, a single mom, needed extra help, my mother moved in with them to support her. 

Everything was going wonderfully at first. Jericho gained weight at a healthy pace, rarely cried, and was a generally happy and well-adjusted baby. My mom and my sister became a great co-parenting team, supporting each other, making sure they didn’t miss a single appointment, and providing all of the love, care, and attention Jericho needed.

But then my sister was physically assaulted by one of the male adults living in their home. He broke her nose, ruptured her eardrum, and gave her a concussion. 

Needless to say, my sister and my mother moved out. At first they went to my grandmother’s (Jericho’s great-grandma), but her senior living apartment managers wouldn’t let them stay. (In an unrelated series of events, my grandmother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away last week, and we are all still figuring out how to cope without her.)

Currently, my mom and sister and baby Jericho are staying at a motel that I am paying for out of pocket—but I only have enough money to keep them there through next Wednesday. 

That’s where you come in. 

My mom and my sister are spending their days searching for resources and getting on waiting lists for low-income housing. They have a social worker and others helping them out, but they need more time. 

I’m trying to raise enough money to keep them there for a full month or longer ($2000+) while they continue their search for other options. They also need gas money, food (they have a full kitchen in their motel room), and other essentials for them and the baby (diapers, money for laundry, etc.). 

Raising this money could mean the difference between them finding a place to live for good and being completely homeless. 

Thank you for considering donating to my family and helping me help them. And if you can’t donate, I’d love for you to share this with others. My family could really use a miracle right about now.

<3

Margitte

Tumblr I am officially blown away by your kindness and willingness to give to complete strangers. In less than 24 hours we’ve raised just under half of what we need! I am speechless! 

We’ve seen donations from $2 all the way up to $300, from people I’ve never met before. My mom and my sister having been crying, they are beside themselves. THANK YOU.

And please, if you can donate—do! Their safety is so important and every little bit counts. This means the world to me.

Rhys Ifans on Dylan Thomas (with English subtitles)

punk-de-l-escalier:

I’ve read interviews with Mr. Ifans in English.  He comes off as gruff and a little impatient, already ready to be done with this before any inane bullshit can arise.  Prickly.

But this is the first I’ve heard/read of him in Welsh.  And this is a much more shy, humble, and willing-to-be-uncomfortable man.

It got me thinking about communication and the way the baggage both parties bring to a conversation kindof…steers the whole thing, independently of any actual words that are exchanged.  “Ooh, this rude Welsh lad, all scruffy and disreputable!” / “Christ, it’s another one from the Daily Mail…”  You know?

And so I’m also thinking about how to converse with folk in such a way as to disarm any prickliness they might bring to the table.  And I’m thinking that laying my baggage down first and then listening as deep as I can might go a little ways toward that.

i-mnotbrokenjustbent:

madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

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