It’s the Lorax, but for communism!Roommate
“This stovetop looks like a Jackson Pollock right now.”
They soon become foremen, straw bosses, policemen and politicians, and forget the Irish traditions of struggle for freedom!Thomas Flynn (father of labor leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn) on Irish-Americans
Asean Johnson, 9 year-old Chicago Public Schools student, speaking out against the proposed closing of nearly 50 Chicago Public Schools.
If you’re against feminism as a movement because of it’s tendencies to exclude trans* women and WOC, that’s totally legitimate.
But if you’re against it because you think it’s wrong to focus on women’s equality because it “ignores the men” then you let me come live in your universe where men are in need of having their rights protected because I’d like to see that shit.
Right quick, just want to add some clarifications:
- If a movement for [proclaimed] liberation has problematic elements, rather than be against it I strongly encourage us all to take part in the movement in order to actively fight and root out those elements. History shows us that a set of splintered and un-cooperating movements are going to be much less successful in winning gains than a united one that does not exclude certain groups (if you don’t believe me read this book by Angela Davis).
- Men’s rights technically ARE in need of protection, because men are also people of color, GBTQ, immigrants, and workers, all of whose rights are under attack. However men do NOT experience oppression on the basis of gender by a system which gives women privileges over men, as these so-called “men’s rights activists” claim.
Demonstration against apartheid.
by George Cohen
New York, New York, United States
Apparently May 1, 1977
The problem with the lack of intersectionality in feminism has a long and deep history, from Ain’t I a Woman to The Feminine Mystique to Slutwalk. What are often framed as “women’s concerns” or “feminist issues” are, more accurately, the concerns of white women, especially white middle-to-upper-class women. Most attempts to broaden this focus are met with concerns regarding the of “dilution” of feminism, as if gender were the only issue that affects women.
[Also just gonna take this opportunity to quickly recommend this book]
anonymous asked: I think Ann Coulter has stupid hair. And ideas. But also hair.
Yeah, but mainly, let’s stop judging women, even evil, horrible, 100% asshole racists like Ann Coulter, in terms of their looks.
(yes, I’m being that person right now.)