musterni:

musterni-illustrates:

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a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.

i did a thing.

Amazing! Love this person’s work!

This!!!!!

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Anonymous said: Don't confused 'oppression' with 'first world problems', it's a rookie error among feminists.

thehenaproject:

cherrispryte:

feministbatwoman:

Wow, okay buddy, you’re BEGGING for a takedown here. 

First world problems? Not a thing. People who say shit like “first world problems” are massive racist, imperialist, dismissive assholes. 

If you’re ever tempted to say “first world problems,” do me a favor, and pull down a map. Tell me EXACTLY where the “third world” is. Make sure you correctly identify Switzerland as part of the third world, and Turkey as part of the First World. Don’t forget that Djibouti is a part of the first world. 

Literally sit down and learn what “third world” means and why people from nonwestern nations  think it’s a total bullshit term. 

Second: you think people in the so-called third world don’t care about shit like makeup, and love, and technology? You think they don’t care about internet harassment? You think women over there don’t care about street harassment? You think they don’t care about fashion and clothes? You think they don’t care about music and video games?

Because THEY DO. 

Right now, there is a woman in burundi teaching herself how to do a cut-crease eyeshadow look. Guaranteed. 

"Third world" nations have fashion shows and fashion magazines. They care about street harassment. They care about the internet. They play video games. They know more about anime than your sorry ass every will. And the idea of "first world problems," which makes it sound like all women in "third world" nations are dealing with starvation, rape, war, acid attacks etc. 

Is bullshit.

Rank. 

Bullshit. 

Women in Iran spend shitloads of money on makeup. Women in the DRC don’t just care about rape. Rape - the ONE THING westerners can be expected to know about women in Congo-Kinshasa - ranks NUMBER FOUR on the list of issues women in Congo want addressed. Political participation is number 1. Economic empowerment is number 2. Women in India are passionate about information technology, and you know what they hate? Coming to the United States, where Indian women in STEM are suddenly considered LESS GOOD than their male colleagues.  My friends in Senegal taught ME how to download movies off the internet. Zimbabwe has a fashion week. 

As Teju Coal points out: 

"I don’t like this expression "First World problems." It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.” 

95% of the people who use bullshit expressions like “First world problems” have NO IDEA what life is like for people in the so-called third world. You just like sitting there derailing. 

And for the record? As a white, western feminist, DAMN RIGHT I concentrate on issues in the United States. Because when white western feminists try to “save” women outside the west? We do a SHIT job of it. We’re the ones who bowl over actual congolese women, and what THEY want, and say that the #1 issue affecting them is rape. We become arms of the imperialist patriarchal complex. 

Classic example: the guy who was ruling Egypt for the British got british feminists to help him in his anti-headscarf campaign in Egypt. Why did he hate headscarves? Because he wanted to *break the spirit* of Egyptians. Not because he gave a shit about women’s rights. 
How do I know that? 
Because he was the head of the anti-women’s-suffrage group in England. 

When women who live outside the west do awesome things, I will signal-boost them, and I will do whatever they think I can do to help. But I follow their lead. Because these are THEIR issues, and THEY know what matters to them. Not me. 

FINALLY: My problems are not trivial. My problems are not bullshit. My problems are not to be dismissed with your racist, imperialist logic. Dress codes and makeup and music and books and video games MATTER. They matter to me. They matter to my life. 

So fuck you. 

And fuck your assumptions. 

And maybe consider that YOUR first world problem? 
Is that you can’t “see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.” 

::stands up and applauds this response::

Have I blogged this before? Still bears repeating.

Well shit.

bklynboihood:

Check out bklyn boihood's Morgan (Mo) and the whole AMC community talking about one of the best conference's on the planet (and we're not just saying that cause Mo curates it.) 

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This made me all teary eyed thinking about how the AMC has changed me. If you haven’t gone yet, GO!!!!

Be careful who you vent to.

I DIEDDDDDDD!!!! Ahahaha this made my fucking dayyy

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Loving this zine gift I got from the wonderful @rovelasquez :) the character in this is saying fuck that to white words bring used to describe her, whole cultures, politics, peoples and places being reduced to palatable/comfortable things like bindis, mehndi and chai, pick up lines that ask if she tastes like curry and not being someone’s exotic play thing. Fuck that! Check out more of their work at musterni-illustrates.tumblr.com ! #musterni #zines #poc #southasia #brown #racism #whitesupremacy #fuckthat

Loving this zine gift I got from the wonderful @rovelasquez :) the character in this is saying fuck that to white words bring used to describe her, whole cultures, politics, peoples and places being reduced to palatable/comfortable things like bindis, mehndi and chai, pick up lines that ask if she tastes like curry and not being someone’s exotic play thing. Fuck that! Check out more of their work at musterni-illustrates.tumblr.com ! #musterni #zines #poc #southasia #brown #racism #whitesupremacy #fuckthat

Outdoor protest concert in #toronto for striking #immigration detainees this Wednesday sept 17 from 8-11pm. #migrantstrikes come out and join us! 
Massive outdoor free protest concert to celebrate the courageous 1-year long resistance of immigration detainees on strike in #Ontario.
THESE WALLS WILL FALL
w/ Indigenous & PoC Artists from Across Turtle Island
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8PM - 11PM — WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
CLOUD GARDENS (short walk to concert site)
COME TO PROTEST! COME TO #DANCE!
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Featuring:
SHINING SOUL
Arizona’s finest Red-Brown power hip-hop duo
¡ALAS!
Undocumented & Decolonial Mujer Lucha Rap
ROSINA KAZI
Singer, song-writers, one-half of Toronto’s own #LAL
TEST THEIR LOGIK
Anarcho-Rap Rhythm Renegades
LIDO PIMIENTA
Colombian darling, Soundsister, improv virtuoso
More to be announced.
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On September 17, 2013, 191 migrants jailed in a Lindsay maximum-security prison went on hunger strike against their endless detention without trial or charge. Over the last year, despite being locked in cages, their resistance has continued. They have boycotted their detention reviews, refused to go on lock down, and refused unjust prison orders. As a result, strike leaders have been deported, faced coercion and fines while some have been released. They continue.
On the outside, we have mobilized to support. We have beaten down the doors of immigration enforcement headquarters, we have shown corruption in the detention review process, and we have even won a case at the United Nations.
On September 17th, we gather to celebrate and to remember. We will come together as families and friends of those jailed without an end in sight. We will express our outrage at the recent racist anti-immigrant raids in Keele-Finch. We will strengthen our struggle to overthrow prisons and border controls that separate, detain and deport us. We will pledge our commitment to fighting alongside Indigenous nations asserting sovereignty. We will insist these walls must fall. AND WE WILL DANCE.
No One Is Illegal! Freedom to Move, Return, Stay!
Actions taking place in many other cities, find one near you.
www.nooneisillegal.org

Outdoor protest concert in #toronto for striking #immigration detainees this Wednesday sept 17 from 8-11pm. #migrantstrikes come out and join us!
Massive outdoor free protest concert to celebrate the courageous 1-year long resistance of immigration detainees on strike in #Ontario.
THESE WALLS WILL FALL
w/ Indigenous & PoC Artists from Across Turtle Island
- - - - - - - - - - -
8PM - 11PM — WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
CLOUD GARDENS (short walk to concert site)
COME TO PROTEST! COME TO #DANCE!
- - - - - - - - - - -
Featuring:
SHINING SOUL
Arizona’s finest Red-Brown power hip-hop duo
¡ALAS!
Undocumented & Decolonial Mujer Lucha Rap
ROSINA KAZI
Singer, song-writers, one-half of Toronto’s own #LAL
TEST THEIR LOGIK
Anarcho-Rap Rhythm Renegades
LIDO PIMIENTA
Colombian darling, Soundsister, improv virtuoso
More to be announced.
- - - - - - - - - - -
On September 17, 2013, 191 migrants jailed in a Lindsay maximum-security prison went on hunger strike against their endless detention without trial or charge. Over the last year, despite being locked in cages, their resistance has continued. They have boycotted their detention reviews, refused to go on lock down, and refused unjust prison orders. As a result, strike leaders have been deported, faced coercion and fines while some have been released. They continue.
On the outside, we have mobilized to support. We have beaten down the doors of immigration enforcement headquarters, we have shown corruption in the detention review process, and we have even won a case at the United Nations.
On September 17th, we gather to celebrate and to remember. We will come together as families and friends of those jailed without an end in sight. We will express our outrage at the recent racist anti-immigrant raids in Keele-Finch. We will strengthen our struggle to overthrow prisons and border controls that separate, detain and deport us. We will pledge our commitment to fighting alongside Indigenous nations asserting sovereignty. We will insist these walls must fall. AND WE WILL DANCE.
No One Is Illegal! Freedom to Move, Return, Stay!
Actions taking place in many other cities, find one near you.
www.nooneisillegal.org

drankinwatahmelin:

White people remind me of those serial killers you see on TV that kill a bunch of people & keep an item of clothing or a piece of jewelry that belonged to the people they killed to wear for “fun”.

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Omfg this is so true. Now it all makes sense. The culture vultures are actually serial killers!!!!