Links to support protests + anti-racism charities: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd - donate evenly to 70+ bail funds for protestors - getting them out protects them, supports them, and shows they are not alone. 15 million dollars raised so far. https://bailproject.org/ - USA charity campaigning generally to free people from the injustice/inequity of bail + the prison system … Continue reading BLACKOUT – Amplify protesters voices
The internet has had a reputation as a cesspit for years. People are braver and more aggressive online to the point where “the comment section” is a by-word for a snake pit of vicious, circular and vindictive arguments. It shouldn't be a surprise that it’s only after this new online frontier that the phrase … Continue reading Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better
Aren't we all just individuals, trying their best, trying not to hurt anyone but accepting some violence as necessary? Doesn't that fit both the left and the right? The biggest lie politicians and the internet tells us is that any of the issues are simple. In the UK right now, Brexit is a daily example … Continue reading We can Do More Than Punching Nazis
Diversity terminology can be seen as a real rabbit hole, but is that a fair assessment? Is this complexity really necessary? This is not a test, just a visual. I don’t know all these flags or words. From: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/9-queer-pride-flags-that-you-probably-didnt-know-about Let me use something the concept of the “squish” to demonstrate the layers at work here. First, … Continue reading Justice Jargon: You need to stop speaking it.
Today I wanted to work through some thoughts I had about bias and context. Recently, I went from a modern day blog about (mocking) hardcore misogynists, WeHuntedTheMammoth, to watching a BBC4 documentary about women in Restoration England, (cos as we are aware, I am the biggest snob/nerd), followed by an advert for Handmaids Tale, and … Continue reading You’re All Right, You’re All Wrong
This is a very quick post about the dangers of label stealing, because I've written a fair bit about how great/uncomfortable it is but not very much about why it's uncomfortable and why sometimes you've gotta hold it back to just yourself and your own internal life. 1.Diluting the Label Labels are precious. They mark … Continue reading The Dangers of Label Stealing
(Note: I've had a lot of thoughts on this, and I'll probably have a lot more, but I wanted to lay out in full my interpretation of the loaded meaning and understanding of beauty, in a hopefully intersectional way. I apologise for the lack of external sources in this post, as this is mainly a … Continue reading What Beauty Really Is: A Theory
For years, this was my only source on the beginning of US history. Broad and logical-sounding, it resonated, but I didn't yet have the time or the inclination to find out more...what really was there? Turns out, quite a bit! "Religious Freedom" The timeline starts, according to Wikipedia, in 1619, in the newly founded town … Continue reading The First American Slave Owner Was Black…And How This Doesn’t Change Anything (Part 1)