Women of Color, in Solidarity

Because we're tired of the bullshit, and needed a space just for us.

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Flower Crown Magazine: Issue 2
It’s here! For your viewing pleasure we present: Flower Crown Mag Issue 2!!!
Featuring:
Interviews with Jane Elliott, Aprill Hogue (aprill-showers) Hannah Giorgis of ethiopienne, and more!
Also featured:
A 101 on Rape Culture
A call for more disabled women in media by Katrina Vargas
A look back at Afropunk
Book reviews
Amazing art and a punk mermaid photoshoot by Natalie Reitz (nonatno)
We are also proud to announce that we are having a giveaway! Flower Crown Magazine is giving away 1 copy of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. In order to enter all you have to do is reblog!

Flower Crown Magazine: Issue 2

It’s here! For your viewing pleasure we present: Flower Crown Mag Issue 2!!!

Featuring:

Interviews with Jane Elliott, Aprill Hogue (aprill-showers) Hannah Giorgis of ethiopienne, and more!

Also featured:

A 101 on Rape Culture

A call for more disabled women in media by Katrina Vargas

A look back at Afropunk

Book reviews

Amazing art and a punk mermaid photoshoot by Natalie Reitz (nonatno)

We are also proud to announce that we are having a giveaway! Flower Crown Magazine is giving away 1 copy of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. In order to enter all you have to do is reblog!

  • 29th September
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[EDITED MISSING IMAGES APPEAR NOW ] You can try to defend Shane Dawson all you want but, darkening your face to mimic someone’s skintone is still Blackface regardless.

angrywocunited:

Any other racist portrayal of a race or races or ethnicities such as:

  •  Brownface —————-> Latinos, Indians (from India )
  •  Redface ————- > Natives/Indigenous
  • Yellowface ————- > Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Tawainese, Korean, etc.
  • Arabface
  • Jewface

ALL STEM FROM THE PRACTICE OF BLACKFACE.

White people came up with the idea of ridiculing and enforcing racial stereotypes with its usage of Blackface, Redface, Yellowface, Arabface, & Jewface in America.

Not Black people, not Latinos, not Asians, not Natives/Indigenous, not Arabs, not Jews.

Racial caricaturing in all its forms is not a debate of justifiability.

Minstrelsy of people’s races is racist point blank

Even if whoever is doing it or encouraging  it claims to have good, non-offensive intentions.


IT WILL ALWAYS BE RACIST REGARDLESS OF INTENT.
IT’S DAMAGING NO MATTER HOW YOU TRY TO SPIN IT.

Do y’all Whitefolks understand that when Tyra had the photoshoot of models on ANTM and has makeup artists darken their skintones to emulate races other than their own it was still Blackface?
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Do y’all White folks understand that Zoe Saldana darkening her skin to play Nina Simone is still Blackface?
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Do y’all White folks understand that Beyonce darkening of her skin
in a photoshoot in a tribute to African activist and musician, Fela Kuti.was still Blackface?
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Do y’all White folks understand that Alexis Fields darkening of her skin to play Harriet Tubman in a Sister Sister episode was still Blackface?
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WE DIDN’T EXCUSE IT, GIVE THEM A PASS, GIVE THEM A BREAK, OR LET OUR OUTRAGE GO UNHEARD.

WE CAME FOR THEM.

WE COME FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR RACE IS WHEN THEY DO RACIST SHIT.
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Shane Dawson is a racist and a sexist who is well aware of what he has done, what he continues to do, and how his actions impact others. image
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He just doesn’t care.
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And his not caring is embedded in his privilege of being a White man who faces no discrimination based on the color of his skin or racial and ethnic background.

This man is the epitome of a deplorable human being.

How any of you can come into my inbox, comment on my posts in defense of him is amazing.

Especially when your own defense of him is riddled with you calling me :

"nigger"
“spigga”
"spic"
"spic nigger"
“monkey”
"bedwench"

And calling my people
a bunch of "thugs" "gangstas" and animals.

Plus you’re all  spewing these obscenities, defense theories, and fantasies of White’s oppression all under the guise of anon.

Why don’t you show your real face?

Or are masks just that appealing to you?

- PEACHES


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mangoestho:

what bothers me about the use of the word intersectionality is that 1. a lot of ppl don’t contextualize it’s origins in black feminism 2. they really just mean  we gonna throw a bell hooks reading in every now and then and continue to exalt and celebrate the same white supremacist fuckshit that’s creating the silences and gaps we’re “Addressing”. and ppl get confused about the action, contextualization and continuous dedication part of inclusivity and think they are practicing good politics by just giving us blurbs and glimmers in an overwhelmingly white course load. like bye.

!!!!!

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richincolor:

We don’t have any new releases on our calendar this week, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at a few YA books with Middle Eastern or Muslim characters that I found via CBC Diversity’s Goodreads page.

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rpmfm:

Tanya Tagaq Wins Polaris Prize 2014, Watch Her Live Performance Dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Groundbreaking, devastatingly incredible Inuk artist, Tanya Tagaq, beat out high profile artists like the Arcade Fire, Drake, Chromeo and a long list of others, to win the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism.

She will receive the $30,000 prize and, in her acceptance speech, Tagaq encouraged everyone “to wear and eat seal as much as possible” adding “fuck PETA”.

Her performance included a dedication to missing and murdered Indigenous women, with scrolling projections of the names of #MMIW displayed behind her as she sang.

PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 3:22:09

Read more

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iuyftfitifi:

Cinco Dominicanas en la serie del momento: Orange Is the New Black

"Cinco talentosas Dominicanas que actualmente se encuentran rodando la segunda temporada de "Orange Is The New Black" y que, por cómo terminó la primera, es posible que sus personajes latinos tengan mayor relevancia y profundidad." [x]

YES

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uppityfatty:

This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones

UPDATE ON CLAYGATE: I don’t know if this represents a caving on the part of Facebook, or merely an oversight, and I certainly don’t know if it’s an “our voices were heard, hizzah!” thing, but the model depicted in the sculpture has just tried reposting the image to her account for a third time, and this time it wasn’t taken down. So for now… a provisional hizzah! And thanks for getting cheesed off with me!

uppityfatty:

This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.

I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.

So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.

~ Substantia Jones

UPDATE ON CLAYGATE: I don’t know if this represents a caving on the part of Facebook, or merely an oversight, and I certainly don’t know if it’s an “our voices were heard, hizzah!” thing, but the model depicted in the sculpture has just tried reposting the image to her account for a third time, and this time it wasn’t taken down. So for now… a provisional hizzah! And thanks for getting cheesed off with me!

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bloombergphotos:

New Era of Civil Disobedience                              

Anti-government activists gather during a protest in Hong Kong, China, late Saturday and in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

Pro-democracy protesters kick-started an occupation of central Hong Kong after students clashed with the city’s police, prompting thousands of people to take to the streets in support. 

China said last month that candidates for the 2017 leadership election must be vetted by a committee, angering pro-democracy campaigners who say the group is packed with business executives and lawmakers who favor Beijing. 

Read more from the report by Bloomberg News

Full coverage of the Hong Kong protest movement by the Bloomberg Photo team here.

Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     

© 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP

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