1. Will the Cod Return, Or Must We Move to Toronto?2. Only the Jews Know Montreal3. The Next Three Chapters Are Set in the 1830s Bush For No Reason But Then We’ll Be Back to This 1970s University Women’s Studies Department ….9. You Thought It Was Me Talking To You, But It’s Been My Sister All Along, I Am Dead Because of a Man10. Magical Realism But It’s Just Gothic Southern Ontario Having, Like, Two Magical Elements …13. Sex Farm Woman: All of These Albertan Crops Are Metaphors For My Empty, Yearning Vagina14. We Forgot to Include an Incestuous Backstory But That’s What the Second 1200 Pages Are For15. Will the Grasshoppers Move On, Or Must We Move to Toronto?16. You Have Stolen My Heart and Will Now Steal the Deed to Our Land While I Sleep, Handsome American17. You Think You Could Have Toughed It Out In the Bush? You Can’t Even Make Butter Tarts From Scratch18. This Novel Has Been Specifically Written to Prove That Canadian Literature Is Worthy of Your Attention Now Give It To Me ….19. Arctic Foxes and Prairie Dogs I Have Met Or At Least Read About20. I’m Going to Reform These Sex Workers and It’s Not Going to Make Me Question My Own Convictions In the Slightest21. Things Get Worse and Then You Have an Illegitimate Child With a Man From Outremont Who Doesn’t Really Love You22. It Doesn’t Really Matter, You Can Tell By the Emily Carr Painting on the Cover That This Novel Is Important23. A Woman Has Sex With a Bear or a Unicorn And No One Thinks This Is Particularly Odd24. The Cry of the Loon Echoes the Cry of My Heart Which Is as Stony as the Land I Attempt to Till
I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power
i find it interesting that when it comes to liking girls I’m just like GIRLS ALL GIRLS YES PERFECT GIRLS but with boys i’m like you must fit criteria 1-9 but 9 is optional only if you completely fill criteria 10-13 with a non-optional essay on 21st century sexism due by 5am
can i just ask how you write “yoimura”? よい村? 酔村?? or does it only exist in the form of roman letters? is it a surname? a given name?
anyhow, to answer your question, generally it’s because of a thing that starts with “c” and ends with “ultural fetishism”
asian people take on “western names” as a form of assimilation (it’s that or get labelled as an “outsider” while having your birth name mocked), but when white people give themselves an “asian name” it’s generally for fun, and because they’re into some form of asian pop culture, or think it’s so “exotic”.
you can’t equate the two because the playing field was never even to begin with.
we asian kids go through life getting called shit like “ching chong” regardless of our ethnicities, get our names butchered and made fun of, and suddenly these non-asian folks wanna swoop in and just take our names because they like kpop or anime and “wish they were asian” or just happen to “prefer asiatic” names? like, get real, you disrespecting your mama and you disrespecting the cultures you claim to admire.
for context on the last ask i received.
it takes 237 muscles to fake an orgasm but 15 to say “it’s called a clitoris and it’s right here”
The above are the first 3 responses to Dr. Redmond’s spot on tweet. This is the boorish behavior that Black people have to deal with from white people for merely speaking out against white supremacy. The harassment from white people towards Black people is constant and virulent. If you’re a Black person speaking out against white supremacy, white people will attack you or at the very least, they will have a major problem with you. They will attack you more than a “good” white person saying the exact same thing. Tim Wise does not put up with an inkling of the abuse Black people endure and he isn’t saying anything new. Discourse about white supremacy from a white mouth is more palatable to the white masses than from the mouths of those victimized by white supremacy.
Ironically, the “good” white people become like the rest of their white brethren when they attempt to separate themselves by saying “not all white people”. They too become a nuisance that everlastingly badgers. They are largely silent about injustice, inequity and marginalization at the hands of white supremacy. However, the minute the marginalized speak out against their abusers, they are quick to lend a voice in defense of the abusers. It’s because even when white people are clearly abusers, other white people still see their humanity. In the face of this abuse, merely pointing out that the perpetrators of the abuse are white angers white people. The abuse itself doesn’t elicit the same level of anger from them.
Another problem are these alleged white liberals. Truth be told, I get more harassment from white liberals than from anyone else. White conservatives don’t hide their disdain for Blackness. For them, it’s a badge of honor. We know where they stand. White liberals in contrast tend to be silent, but will speak up to center themselves in a crisis or will be apologetic towards white abusers, instead of condemning them. Many will not acknowledge that white supremacy even exists. If they do acknowledge a problem, they will wrap it up in empty platitudes about everyone needing to get along, how they don’t see race, how we’re all human, how they have Black friends or whatever post-racial nonsense they ascribe to, as if that addresses white supremacy. They believe that the problem “goes both ways”.
If the above isn’t you as a white person, do not take this as your cue to respond with “not all white people”. As the saying goes, the hit dog will holler. If something does not apply to you, then why are you hollering? Did I hit you? Maybe I did. The only thing many white people can bring themselves to say in response to Black suffering and white supremacy is “not all white people” or "this is reverse racism" or their favorite chopped up MLK Jr. quote “hate cannot drive out hate”. The response from white people is never a unanimous “the system of white supremacy is a scourge that must end and we must fight to end it”. It is never that.
Whiteness will always justify the extermination of Blackness. Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson police in turn releases video stills of what they claim to be Brown being an alleged criminal days after his murder. This was completely unrelated to his murder, but there is always a reason for dead Black bodies when whiteness governs. So why did they release these stills if the Ferguson police themselves have admitted that it is completely unrelated to Brown’s murder at the hands of officer Darren Wilson? They did it to smear his image. This is a tactic of white supremacy. It always smears the image of a Black victim.
When Black people are victimized and dehumanized, they still aren’t quite human in the eyes of many white people. At least not on the level of white humanity. It’s why a white terrorist like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be put on the cover of Rolling Stone, like he’s a heartthrob in a boy band, and be described as “popular and promising”, while unarmed Black people murdered by white people are criminalized in death. Their image gets smeared because full victimhood is relegated to whiteness. Innocence and chasteness will be awarded to a white murderer before a Black murder victim.
I don’t argue or engage with white people on this subject anymore. This Malcolm X quote is forever relevant. I’ll respond or say my piece if need be, but I won’t debate a white person about Black humanity. My response to “good” white folks will always be “go and get your people”. That’s all I have to say to them. Truly good white people don’t need to be told that. They know. Word to John Brown.
girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together
favourite comedian friendships: Noel Fielding and Russell Brand
“If there’s corruption, we’ll get to the fucking bottom of it ‘cause we’re Goth Detectives.”
On this day in 1414, Francesco della Rovere was born near Savona. He began his Christian vocation as a Franciscan friar and came to lead the order in 1464. Elected pope in 1471, he took the name Sixtus IV and commissioned numerous art and architectural projects at the Vatican and elsewhere in Rome. He is best known for constructing the papal palace chapel that bears his name. He built or renovated numerous several other structures in Rome. Among the most important were the church of Santa Maria del Popolo (1472-90) and the Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Sassia (1473-82), which can be seen as the backdrop of Sandro Botticelli’s Sistine Chapel fresco showing the Temptation of Jesus. The Ponte Sisto, a bridge over the Tiber that connects Trastevere to the Regola neighborhood, rebuilt the collapsed Pons Aurelius, which had spanned the Tiber at this point since Roman times. Sixtus died in Rome in 1484 at the age of 70.
For more on Sixtus IV as patron of the arts see: Hellmut Wohl and Sabine Eiche. “Rovere, della (i).” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/
Melozzo da Forlì, Sixtus IV Appointing Platina as Prefect of the Vatican Library, ca. 1477, fresco, formerly Vatican Library (now Vatican Pinacoteca)
Sistine Chapel as it appeared in 1480, Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
Sandro Botticelli, Temptation of Christ, 1481-2, fresco, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Baccio Pontelli, Ponte Sisto, 1473-9, Rome