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thisisnotchina:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

  • Failing to tag a post as “transmisogyny” and instead only tagging “cissexism/transphobia” when the attack is directed at trans women (ex. use of the t-slur) is an act of erasure and violence.

  • Failing to tag a post as “antiblackness” and instead only tagging “racism” instead of "racism" AND "antiblackness" when the attack is directed at black people (ex. use of the n-slur) is an act of erasure and violence
  • Tagging a post anti-(insert race other than black) racism is a microaggression, as it appropriates the framework for talking about antiblackness to other racial groups who have different dynamics (ex. saying “anti-asian racism” when you mean orientalism). The only exceptions to this are antisemitism and anti-Romani racism.
  • If you tag anything “hispanic” or any variant of that word I will side eye you. I hate that gentrifying word, it’s an attempt to make my people palatable by emphasizing our connection to whiteness. 
  • Transphobia isn’t really as coherent as a concept as cissexism is: the words are basically interchangeable, but I favor the latter, because the violence faced by people who are not trans woman is more based in assumptions that they cannot be what they say they are (cissexism) rather than repulsion (described by transphobia). That repulsion is almost always directed at trans women only, described in transmisogyny.
  • It’s good to tag both cissexism and transphobia, because people blacklist the word transphobia, but when you talk about oppressive structures that ALL trans people face, use the word “cissexism” and when you talk about violence faced by trans women call it “transmisogyny,” because that is what it is.

i’m really going to need whichever mod wrote this to go back and fix this fucking sentence:

Tagging a post anti-(insert race other than black) racism is a microaggression, as it appropriates the framework for talking about antiblackness to other racial groups who have different dynamics (ex. saying “anti-asian racism” when you mean orientalism).

first and foremost, the term orientalism has a very specific meaning and is NOT interchangeable with “any form of racism against asians.” and further i’m going to need you to stop tagging anything racist against asians with “orientalism.” it’s posts like these that create mass confusion on tumblr about what terms actually mean and lead to us getting ridiculous questions. orientalism is primarily a term that refers to a very specific trend in art history and literary criticism to refer to representations of “oriental” cultures (very loosely defined - including not just east asia but also eastern europe, central asia, west asia, south asia, the middle east, north africa, and even in some cases spain) in western european cultural production. it involves specific tropes associated with “exotic” cultures and specific kinds of portrayals, such as the harem or odalisque, as well as design motifs like paisleys and arabesques. further, edward said argued that such representations of “the orient” as backwards and exotic are necessary in order to further the european imperialist project; as such, orientalism is also very specifically tied to colonialism.

I STRESS: ORIENTALISM IS NOT, AND SHOULD NOT, BE EQUATED TO ANY FORM OF RACISM AGAINST ASIANS, AS YOU ARE EXPRESSLY DOING HERE. there are many forms of anti-asian racism THAT ARE NOT ORIENTALIST IN NATURE. the chinese exclusion acts and japanese internment camps, for example, are KEY HISTORICAL EXAMPLES OF ANTI-ASIAN RACISM IN NORTH AMERICA, BUT ARE NOT, AND SHOULD NOT BE, CATEGORIZED AS ORIENTALISM.

in addition, i must disagree that using the term “anti-asian racism” is co-opting antiblackness as a framework. using the construction “anti-xyz” is a valid way of describing any act that specifically targets xyz group. i would argue that the key here is the use of the hyphenated anti-, which distinguishes these constructions from “antiblackness” as a non-hyphenated term that refers to a specific framework. terms like “anti-chinese sentiment” are of common usage in works describing acts of violence and oppression that specifically target the chinese. how else do you propose we describe racism against asians?

lastly, i see notes on this post explaining that it is racist to use “oriental” to refer to asians. while this is true, this argument further obscures the actual meaning of the term “orientalism”; both you (by equating orientalism with all anti-asian racism) and these responders (by suggesting that the term orientalism should not be used at all because calling a person “oriental” is racist) are completely misrepresenting what orientalism refers to.

again: it’s post like this that spread misinformation about terminology and lead to people asking us very basic questions, and you REALLY need to study the terms you yourselves are using before authoring an authoritative post like this on a popular blog.

-e

4 minutes ago · 515 · reblog
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missyay:

nazerine:

excessivecompulsive:

nazerine:

the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people

you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great

wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me

in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth

8 minutes ago · 171342 · reblog

geneey:

Finally got my contacts! My pupils are hella dilated though.

i hate it when they do this… white immigrants still get treated 300x better than non-white immigrants

lmfao right

it’s not your accents being mocked. it’s not your food being called stinky in trash. it’s not your names you’re giving up to conform (and still being seen as the perpetual foreigner anyway).

FUCK them

thisisnotkorea:

koreamjournal:

Korean Parents Picking Baby Names That Are Easier For Foreigners to Pronounce
By Young Rae Kim 

South Korean parents are drifting away from traditional baby-naming methods and are opting to give their children names that are easier to pronounce overseas.

According to Arirang News, the most popular names in the past five years for South Koreans have been Min-jun for boys and Seo-yeon for girls.

Many new parents have begun to steer clear of difficult syllables such as “Eo” or “Eun,” which give people overseas a hard time to pronounce.

Read more here.

Think about this the next time you want to get a ~Korean~ name

-admin j

▶ According to Korean news Eunbi and the driver died in the car accident. The other passengers (two members + staff) are receiving treatment at a hospital. Rise and Sojung are still in critical condition and undergoing surgery right now.

lacode:

Rest in Peace, Go Eunbi and Ladies’ Code’s driver.
Our deepest condolences to their families, friends and fans.
We also hope that the other members will be safe and recover quickly.
Please keep them in your thoughts.

xicanaxingona:

escuelitaguazabara:

-by 1965 over 34% of Puerto Rican mothers between the ages of 20-49 had been sterilized-

don’t forget that

This. They sterilized, without allowing them a proper understanding of what was being done, over 1/3rd of Puerto Rican women- so many that at the time that the children those women would have had would have been entering school the numbers were down so much they had to close many schools.

They also sterilized 1/4th of Native American women.

Let’s not forget they have forcibly sterilized black women, often immediately after childbirth or with the justification of their being “unfit mothers” because of drug addiction. 

To name a few examples….

Controlling our reproduction is an integral aspect of the oppression of women of color in the US.

19 minutes ago · 1194 · reblog
Tagged #sj

o white roomie, CONTINUE fucking complaining about your danish immigrant parents ~working so hard~ to be seen as american

a fucking dream that has NEVER been granted to my parents, my family, or even ME

complain more about the ~struggle~ to “seem american” when you’re whiter than mayo and then in the same breath call a mexican american woman a bitch for ONE comment about “when other races give up, we hold strong in our american roots” or whatever the fuck. and continue shitting on the latinx kids your mother teachers.

PRAY. CONTINUE.

i feel physically fucking sick right now oh my fucking

glitterlion:

so-treu:

like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless. 

not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.

yes!