The defense I always hear of Susan B Anthony was that she was a product of her times, which is such bullshit because there were plenty of white suffragettes who called her on her racist and reformist bullshit. White feminists just choose to focus on Anthony because her tactics were the liberal ideal, and the anti-racist suffragettes tended to be political radicals with ties to the labor movement.
When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.
reasons you need to stop bragging about your “perfect grammar and spelling”
-it’s probably nowhere close to perfect, not even by your standards
-you sound like a fucking brat
-language evolves; or, as my favorite linguistics professor used to say, in his deep russian monotone: “language is alive”
-sherman alexie: “grammar cops are rarely good writers. imagination always disobeys.”
-like i can’t even tell you how true that is
-errors do not necessarily suggest a lack of understanding
-the belief that “perfect grammar” is a real thing rests on the assumption that there are certain ways of writing and speaking that are fundamentally incorrect…
-and ultimately, racism and classism are the primary determiners of what’s considered “correct”
-there are so many other things to take pride in—why settle for being an elitist piece of shit?
like, if you’re attracted to cis women but not attracted to trans women, i definitely urge you to ask yourself why
trans women are a really really broad class and i can’t see any meaningful way that someone being part of that class necessarily tells you…
- I dunno, I disagree with a part of this.
I am pansexual so would definitely date trans women or trans men or any other gender. However, some people are completely heterosexual or homosexual and thus wouldn’t be sexually attracted to the genitals? I don’t understand it myself because all genitals are amazing but some people are so stuck in their “i only fuck vaginas” or “I only fuck penises” that I think they wouldn’t date someone who didn’t match that.
Please correct me if I am saying anything offensive.
yeah, and people who are stuck in that mindset are: transmisogynists, congratulations. your contention that ~completely~ lesbian women can only be attracted to cis women is fucking transmisoynist and Literally The Attitude This Post Is Calling Out thanks for trying
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m upset. I went to the Green Party election night event, and though it was a good night with great company, it didn’t stop the feeling of overwhelming doom and sadness from overcoming me on the way home.
There’s no polite way to say it: I’m what people consider to…
sorry about that post last night being all-title i was drunk and upset and phone blogging and yeah. upset
internet mana got like 1.5% of the party vote, that’s nothing. it made no difference to the overall count - if all those people had party voted labour, we still would have fucking lost. Labour can only blame their awful leadership and weak fucking milquetoast campaign for their loss, it’s inane to pin that on an actually social democratic party who (again i wanna stress this) captured so little of the party vote.
i don’t think KDC caused this to fail (don’t get me wrong, i don’t like him either), i think there was a concerted attack on the left by our media (look at the degree of complicity between the NZ Herald and the National Party) which means we never had a fucking chance imo. Dirty Politics wasn’t a distraction, it was an issue. i’m not sure how people are construing it that way. we’re all being fucking spied on constantly by the fucking NSA who are sharing data w the GCSB and all we have to stop them from accessing it is ‘we won’t, i promise’ from John I Love To Lie Key. it’s being spun as a distraction by news media who are deeply fucking invested in destroying whatever semblance of an organised left we have in Aotearoa and it’s sick.
I have to respectfully disagree. I think we should not underestimate how this ‘short cut’ ‘strategic alliance’ has neither been a short cut, nor strategic at all. The party vote turn out was piss poor, and the association with Kim Dotcom is much more likely to have effected the votes for Hone than the Labour party + others ganging up on him in the 11th hour.
The Moment of Truth, where Kim Dotcom AND the leader of the Internet Party gave a platform to that disgusting abusive piece of shit Julian Assange was a massive let down and mistake.
The left need to own this for what it was - a big fucking mistake. But one that was BOUND to happen, because when MANA turned to the socialist left (Minto, and the “Matt for Mana” campaigns early on) it also delivered nothing at all.
If MANA is to continue with a parliamentary project, it needs to be independently from the Internet Party (which, let’s be honest, is absolutely going to dissolve). On top of that, the emphasis needs to return to core seats: Te Tai Tokerau, Waiariki, Ikaroa-Rawhiti. The first seat is Hone’s, the second is one Annette had a serious chance of challenging, and Ikaroa-Rawhiti is a work in process but Te Hamua has been making inroads there. The focus shift away from this three-seat strategy in favour of Kim Dotcom ego stroking road shows, and weird cartoon-cats instead of straight up politics addressing Maori, the poor, and the working class has not delivered at all.
The media, of course, are always going to vilify us. Let us least be vilified for what we stand for - not for the grandstanding of a capitalist asshole who pays his Filipino employees less than the minimum wage.
i 100% agree with you on this actually haha. what a nightmare.