A white college student from a private college goes into a poor neighborhood and volunteers four hours a week and that’s considered exemplary. [Whereas] a poor kid who lives in that community and takes care of all the kids in that neighborhood four hours every day is not seen as a volunteer.
Patricia Hill Collins (via sadbrownprincess)
I HATE the concept of community service that high schools and colleges use. For this exact reason. Real activism and service (that is primarily done by the oppressed out of necessity or in support of their own community) is never counted.
PoC, “third-world”/Global South people and poor people DON’T exist just so some pretentious little white/Western bourgeois fuck can improve their resume and boost their white savior ego. (via the-uncensored-she)
Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist,” has set her sights on a young black activist in Baltimore County, MD. Phylicia Sampson is being taken to court by Brennan, a notorious harasser of trans women and their supporters. Sampson is a recent college grad with few resources, no car and no way to fight back without your help.
As a community, we’ve suffered Brennan’s assaults for a long time—her blog is the best known for outing trans women’s personal information. She believes trans women are men who are infiltrating the feminist community and expends her resources fighting them. The idea that she is now taking her harassment to a legal venue is horrifying. That she has selected a young black woman with few resources to fight back is repugnant.
We can’t let Cathy Brennan get away with this! Share Phylicia’s campaign on Facebook, twitter, tumblr and instagram. Here are some things you can do TODAY to help:
- Tell your friends why it is important that they donate to this campaign.
- Donate what you can.
- Write to your favorite feminist blog and ask them to cover this campaignIt’s pretty awesome to have allies and supporters.
Help my girl out, DONATE if you can and Signal Boost! If you’re tired of Cathy Brennan attacking people for calling her out on her bullshit, support Phylicia in her defense!
omigod I am so sick of this monster of a woman PLEASE help a girl out
Rachel & Rachel
Unprompted the Rachel on the right told me that they like fashion and “we’re a couple.”
“Tell me about your tatto,” I asked the Rachel on the right.
“My tattoo represents the connections between people and how emotions and concepts play into those connections. I’m also a nerd, and so the triangles represent the universality of math. There is a hidden message also.”
“You have a tattoo with triangles as well!”
“Mine is Afro-futurism It represents myself, the people around me, and the connections between people. It also illustrates how ancient african cultures formed and structured societies resembling and in harmony with their natural environment. We got them together.”
This is my favorite mug. The person who made it once saw an actual map of Florida!
So much food! So much happiness!
It started raining; no problem!