June 29th, 2013

riotriotboi:

legalizetrans:

livefasttryingnottodieyoung:

Stonewall Riots, June 28, 1969 (and following days)

Remember, the first pride was a riot! 

Don’t forget your history queers. Keep fighting.

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June 27th, 2013
QUEER ALLDAYER IN LEEDS
Vegan brunch from midday
Open mic
awesome bands
£4 suggested donation
(HOOKER)
gloriously brash Manchester-based femme-punk outfit. 
http://www.hookerstuff.co.uk/ETAI KESHIKIno wave frantic incredible screaming noise youth from Leeds, love it or shit off.http://etaikeshiki.bandcamp.com/RACHELE WHATEVERcoming over from Manchester.. fast paced lyrics, ska rhythms. beautifully angrywww.soundcloud.com/revaroahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfm5WGa-S8ATUNABUNNYIndie Danceable punk from Athens Georgiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TTXXeo3vdzwCARS CAN BE BLUEAlso from Athens Georgia! Three chords, a catchy beat and a killer vocal melody. songs that kick in without making you wait ten years through some fruity dramatic introstill have a myspace: https://myspace.com/carscanbeblueIN BETWEENFROM NY/CPHa theatrical dance piece/experience, which questions binaries and established norms and expectationshttps://vimeo.com/65786018JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER (acoustic)is it pop?… is it punk?… is it queer?… yes, basically that is what IT is.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvSCqevi9cSCRAGFIGHTfrom scotland.. one big moshpit of jump-about anarcha-feminist funhttps://myspace.com/scragfightNOT RIGHTproper not fucking about grrl punk rage from coventryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_7fULli2E_ADUB FAIRYone woman acoustic bass loopstation dub/triphoppy experience back up in leeds again! not to be missedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPROjYwyu4Y

QUEER ALLDAYER IN LEEDS

  • Vegan brunch from midday
  • Open mic
  • awesome bands
  • £4 suggested donation

(HOOKER)

gloriously brash Manchester-based femme-punk outfit. 

http://www.hookerstuff.co.uk/

ETAI KESHIKI
no wave frantic incredible screaming noise youth from Leeds, love it or shit off.
http://etaikeshiki.bandcamp.com/

RACHELE WHATEVER
coming over from Manchester.. fast paced lyrics, ska rhythms. beautifully angry
www.soundcloud.com/revaroa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfm5WGa-S8A

TUNABUNNY
Indie Danceable punk from Athens Georgia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TTXXeo3vdzw

CARS CAN BE BLUE
Also from Athens Georgia! Three chords, a catchy beat and a killer vocal melody. songs that kick in without making you wait ten years through some fruity dramatic intro
still have a myspace: https://myspace.com/carscanbeblue

IN BETWEEN
FROM NY/CPH
a theatrical dance piece/experience, which questions binaries and established norms and expectations
https://vimeo.com/65786018

JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER (acoustic)
is it pop?… is it punk?… is it queer?… yes, basically that is what IT is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvSCqevi9c

SCRAGFIGHT
from scotland.. one big moshpit of jump-about anarcha-feminist fun
https://myspace.com/scragfight

NOT RIGHT
proper not fucking about grrl punk rage from coventry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_7fULli2E_A

DUB FAIRY
one woman acoustic bass loopstation dub/triphoppy experience back up in leeds again! not to be missed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPROjYwyu4Y

youngblackandvegan:

What Has Happened

The Supreme Court of the United States of America made a 5-4 vote on the removal of section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 "freeing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval"

The Supreme Court argued that "At the…

June 26th, 2013

On SCOTUS & DOMA & VRA

janetmock:

I posted this on FB and thought I’d share publicly:

The burden of living in a “time on two crosses” (Bayard Rustin)…Some of us are dealing with bittersweet complexities today as trans and queer people of color, whom applaud the monumental victory of DOMA being struck down yet go home to communities of color who must continue to deal with the blatant racism of our voting process, upheld by the SCOTUS ruling against the Voting Rights Act.

In struggle + solidarity, always,

Janet

June 20th, 2013

caseymalone:

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I love Kickstarter. I think that’s clear to people who know me by now? I love it. There’s a dude named Brad Muir and he works at Double Fine and I love the games they make, so much. But before Kickstarter, every time a Double Fine game came out I was a little worried it…

June 19th, 2013
topsidepress:

DONATE HERE
Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, 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 campaign
DONATE HERE

Combat Cathy Brennan

topsidepress:

DONATE HERE

Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, 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 campaign

DONATE HERE

Combat Cathy Brennan

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June 15th, 2013
vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

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May 31st, 2013

riotgrrrlberlin:

CATS AGAINST CATCALLING!
compilation with 95 grrrl* bands, 5 hours of music in various styles,

OUT NOW!

——> http://riotgrrrlberlin.tumblr.com/cats_against_catcalling
(
free download! )

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BLOW THIS UP!! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!

cover design by dana krusche
presented by Riot Grrrl Berlin and HollaBack!BLN

sponsored by megapeng.net
previous comps: http://riotgrrrlberlin.tumblr.com/grrrlcompilations

May 28th, 2013

sister-bell:

motherland dont love you /fatherland dont love you: A bunch of “Very Short Introduction” books on pdf

Anarchism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Antisemitism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Aristotle - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Barthes - A Very Short Indroduction.pdf
Catholicism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Christian Art - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Clausewitz - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Communism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Consciousness - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Dada and Surrealism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Descartes - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Engels - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Ethics - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Existentialism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Fascism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Feminism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
German Literature - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Habermas - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Heidegger - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Ideology - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Islamic History - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Kafka - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Kierkegaard - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Machiavelli - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Neoliberalism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Philosophy of Law - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Philosophy of Science - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Plato - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Presocratic Philosophy - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Postmodernism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Poststructuralism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Rousseau - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Schopenhauer - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Sexuality - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Terrorism - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The Brain - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The French Revolution - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The History of Time - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The Marquis de Sade - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The Old Testament - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The Russian Revolution - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The Soviet Union - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The Spanish Civil War - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
The United Nations - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Tragedy - A Very Short Introduction.pdf
Wittgenstein - A Very Short Introduction.pdf

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May 21st, 2013

Guest post: The same Online Wimmin Mob in hardly-even-different packaging

stavvers:

This post is by @jonanamary, who doesn’t have a blog. She’s ace. You lot will like her.

I’m in two minds about writing about Peter’s blog post on call-out culture, because my previous encounters with the author have been… bruising, and very unpleasant.…

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