I Am My Own Euphoria

Yulanda. 18. Ottawa.
She Her Hers. Queer. Feminist. Chinese-Canadian.

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"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.

White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.

politicalmachine:

it is important for feminist-minded men to actively analyze their own presence, words, and actions to ensure that they are not making the women around them feel uncomfortable or unsafe

(via misandry-mermaid)

angrypolak:

The concept of “Proper English” is prescriptivist, racist, ethnocentric, classist and ableist as shit

(via hongxiongmao)

bisexual-community:

bisexualsaregreat:

Monosexism is the belief that attraction to one gender is superior or more valid than being attracted to multiple genders.

It’s important to understand that being a monosexual is not equivalent to being monosexist, the same way that being a heterosexual is not equivalent to being heterosexist. 

"Monosexism" does not lump all gay/lesbian and straight people together… just the shitty ones. 

(via nonmono-perspective)

siddharthasmama:

wow, look how easy that was.

(via misandry-mermaid)

I will not be your “sometimes”.
Six Word Story #2 (via whispersofstardust)

(via flipmybird)

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

(via thisiseverydayracism)

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

(via thenewwomensmovement)

Rape culture was intertwined with colonization from the very beginning. Rape of Native women was one of the colonizers’ tools of oppression. None of this is new. This is older than America. When we talk about rape culture in America, we are talking about something that has a legacy wrapped up in the genocide of Native peoples. This does not affect only Native American women; this affects all American women.
Elissa Washuta, on her new memoir My Body is a Book of Rules, which explores her identity as a bipolar Native woman survivor of sexual violence [source] (via nitanahkohe)

(via thisisrapeculture)

combeferret:

yo but this says so much about rape when a woman would literally rather be around a murderer than a rapist

(via lustetlove)