Kochiyama’s life in social change is inspiring, both for its longevity and for...– Scot Nakagawa, “Yuri Kochiyama,” ChangeLab 5/20/13 (via racialicious) YES. YES. YES. To Asian American studies EVERYWHERE!
jaysus christ this blog has devolved so far into an annoying obligation every few weeks that i don’t know what to do with it
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be...– Bell Hooks (via mishproductions)
According to an ongoing study conducted by Black Women’s Blueprint, sixty...– Brooke Axtell, Black Women, Sexual Assault, And The Art Of Resistance. Also from the article: There are many reasons why Black women may choose not to report incidences of sexual assault. Survivors of all races often fear that they will not be believed or will be blamed for their attack, but...
Muslim feminists: Samina Baig becomes first... →
muslimfeminists: Mountaineer Samina Baig has become the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 metres. Baig completed the climb to the summit at around 7:30am local time with her brother Mirza Ali, who becomes the third and youngest Pakistani male…
4 Inhumane Realities About The Guantanamo Hunger... →
thepoliticalfreakshow: Latest reports say at least 102 of 166 prisoners are participating in the action. Friday marks 100 days since the beginning of the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay that has recaptured international attention on the offshore prison President Obama promised to close when seeking office five years ago. As of Thursday, military officials say that 102 out of 166 detainees are...
In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000...– Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful) Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS. (via bitemebeautiful)
There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the...– Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt • In a letter, sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, denouncing the Justice Department’s decision to acquire the phone records of AP journalists as well as a number of the wire service’s offices over a two-month period. The move...
latinagabi: shout out to las madres who are caught between borders and can’t be with their children.
The millennials are the people who’ve inherited the hangover from the baby...– Why Time’s Millennials Cover Story Says More About Joel Stein Than It Does About Millennials (via iaccidentallythepatriarchy)
An Organizing Retreat for Desi-Identifying Youth! →
angryasiangirlsunited: DCDS is an organizing project held in the summer in Washington, DC for Desi-identifying youth who are 15 to 20 years old and living in the US. It is a radical space for young people to examine local and global justice issues through a critical lens. Workshops and activities are led by community organizers, activists, academics, and youth alumni and include topics like:...
climateadaptation: dynamicafrica: The Tanzanian government has ordered thousands of Masai to abandon traditional grazing lands to make way for a conservation site. But the Maasai are refusing to leave their ancestral land. They say the real reason they are being forced out is to give a Dubai-based hunting company exclusive access. Wildlife Instead, the hunting company, says that it will...
This has probably been the most trying and rewarding week and a half of my life. I work at WBUR, which is the Boston NPR station. On the Marathon Monday, I wasn’t supposed to go to work because I had the day off. I thought for a while of going to hang out at the finish line with my two housemates, and then decided against it because I was too tired and had too much homework to finish. At...
Entitled: If media covered America the way we... →
jahanzebjz: Yet another massacre has occurred in the historically war-torn region of the Southern United States – and so soon after the religious festival of Easter. Brian McConkey, 27, a Christian fundamentalist militiaman living in the formerly occupied territory of Alabama, gunned down three men from an opposing tribe in the village square near Mobile, the capitol, over a discussion that may...
What I find very offensive and condescending about your statement is that nobody...– Roger Ebert at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, speaking about Justin Lin’s “Better Luck Tomorrow”. This was in response to a white audience member who asked how Asians could be portrayed in such a negative light and how a film so empty and amoral could be made for Asian Americans and Americans. ...
So when you have made a decision, then put your trust in Allaah.– (Surah Imran: 159)
To speak of Islamophobia as sentiment is a euphemism. Islamophobia is first and...– “Islamophobia: when the Whites lose their Triple A rating” by “Houria Bouteldja (via kawrage) Bouteldja is pretty insightful here (emphasis is mine): Such racism has no purpose other than to maintain a population in a subaltern state. The term “Muslim” is itself problematic. I am a Muslim,...
Watched the Vagina Monologues and I think it gave me a false sense of security about saying VAGINA! all the time in public. Not that I really cared before, but shouting it with a packed auditorium makes things a bit different, right?
All women speak two languages: the language of men and the language of silent...– “The Marvelous Women” by Mohja Kahf (via fala7idreams)
New details emerge of potential sequester cuts to... →
climateadaptation: Congress to cut $110 million, affecting every park in the Nation. The automatic budget cuts set to take effect on March 1 will delay the opening of the East and West Rim drives at the Grand Canyon and reduce hours of operation at the main visitor center. At Gettysburg, 20 percent of student education programs would be eliminated this spring. The Blue Ridge Parkway would...