sordisma radical

culturally critiquin' in the intersections.

nisfi:

i love how racists say they have an “unpopular opinion” like um no actually your opinion is so popular that there is an entire structure of oppression based around it that controls the entire country cool story

(via bellecosby)

Community Accountability refuses to privatize relations of damage—a privatization that happens when damage is framed as a relationship between assaulter, assault victim, and police-state mechanisms. Community Accountability acknowledges that damage is never private, that it is embedded within historical, cultural, and ideological frameworks. And it seeks to unmake those frameworks that make damage not only ordinary, but also inevitable.
Keguro Macharia, Whither Justice? (via processedlives)

(via howtobeterrell)

the EXPLOIT/TAKE-ADVANTAGE sign for privilege* was coined by a Black DeafBlind PanQueer Woman in the Signing community. i’m constantly seeing her sign be denigrated and passed over for signs coined by white Deaf people, which really saddens me to say the least. it shows the Signing community’s routine actions of passing over/ignoring/rejecting the creations and efforts of multiply-marginalized DDBDDHH folks.

the sign was created in order to emphasize that merely having privilege means that immediately, others are experiencing access barriers, exploitation, violence, and so forth. carrying out the privilege you have, however conscious you may be of it, is as natural as breathing. that’s not a reality many people want to accept. initial resistance makes sense, but continued resistance becomes deeply problematic.

i have discerned a pattern in many people’s reactions to the sign, which is rooted in a very specific, social justice framework that acknowledges Power-Dominance-Oppression, and that society is made up of dominant structures that trickle down into individuals’ consciousnesses. it’s one thing to say that you don’t embrace this framework/paradigm— it’s another to seek ways to downplay the ideas behind the sign, which means that, in essence, a person is attempting to opt out of accountability of carrying out privileges in conscious and unconscious ways. and that is the very essence of privilege, ironically- to reject the reality of privilege(s) or to redefine the paradigms of privilege, according to the privilege holders’ preference.

or more simply put: 

You know that when you say “I know my what my privileges are and I know when I carry them out and when I don’t,” you are redefining what your privileges are and what they aren’t and establishing how you can carry them out— which means that *YOU ARE ACTUALLY EXERCISING YOUR PRIVILEGES.*

‪#‎TheMoreYouKnow‬

*[Note: see this video for reference on the specific sign.]

-Elena Ruiz-Williams, multiracial/multiethnic Queer Femme Xicanx Sordx political radical 

bigendernepeta:

shoutout to poc with naturally thick eyebrows who got made fun of for them  before white people adopted it as a fashion statement

(via beyonceprivilege)

susurrations:

(TW: rape, pedophilia, ephebophilia.)

militantbyexistence:

sheroco:

SIGNAL BOOST FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, PARTICULARLY CENTRAL VALLEY/SACRAMENTO REGION

A mother’s plea in Sacramento:

Warning to Parents of Teenage Daughters in Natomas Park: 

It is with disgust, heartbreak, and a need to protect all of the children in our community that I share this devastating news with you. 

Kevin David Basham, the nearly 26-year-old man pictured below, is a cashier at the Raley’s Supermarket (store #4650) on Natomas Blvd. For several weeks earlier this year beginning in February, Basham flirted unabashedly with my child while we would shop for groceries. Although I made it clear to him that my child is only 15 years old, he pursued her vigorously. Lying about his true age, he convinced her to give him her phone number and initiated communication; Basham began texting inappropriate messages and pictures to her immediately and regularly. She reminded him that she was 15, yet he continued messaging her relentlessly. He stalked her at a restaurant. He has been on and inside the Inderkum High School campus to watch her rehearse for talent shows. He was even caught sneaking into my backyard where I met him with a flashlight to the face and instructed him to leave my child alone - at which point he threatened me with these exact words, “You can’t keep me from seeing her.” 

Raley’s and the Sacramento Police Department were made aware of his increasing sexual advances towards a minor child, ten years his junior, on March 30th. The police department informed me to call the emergency line if he ever showed up again. Raley’s ignored my multiple complaints. To this very day, Raley’s corporate office has failed to return a single phone call to me. 

Between March 30th and April 17th, Basham further manipulated my child into being his “special friend” and sexually assaulted her multiple times, taking her virginity and sending her into a downward spiral; she was diagnosed with having post traumatic stress disorder following the assaults by Basham. 

With evidence that I provided, and a confession from Basham himself, he was arrested by the Sacramento Police Department (XREF 4748043), booked into jail, and is being charged by the District Attorney with two counts of felony rape. The DA feels strongly there is enough evidence to have twelve jurors convict him unanimously. Basham posted bail a few hours after his arrest and remains free, as he is due his due process in the court of law. His case has been continued five times since his first court appearance in May, with the next hearing (to determine if he will accept the plea deal offered to him by the DA or set a trial date -yet again- ) scheduled for September 30. Basham continues to work for Raley’s as a lead cashier. He works in close proximity with young female customers from several nearby schools, including: Natomas Park Elementary, Natomas Charter, Natomas Middle, Inderkum High, Heron, and Natomas Middle. Additionally, he lives in an apartment near NP3 Charter Middle and High. 

I have remained incredibly quiet on this front since discovering that he sexually assaulted my child in mid-April, per the DA’s request so as to not compromise the case. I have even been asked by the DA to not shop at my local grocery store because it makes the perpetrator “uncomfortable.” Today, however, I feel compelled to share this heartbreaking news with each of you in an effort to protect your child from this predator. With school back in session, and knowing that many of our teenage daughters stop by Raley’s on Natomas Blvd. before and after school for snacks, it is important that they be aware of this dangerous person. 

Name: Kevin David Basham
DOB: 10/24/1988
Race: White
Height: approx. 6’2”
Weight: approx. 190lbs.
Hair: Brown 
Eyes: Brown

It is far too late for me to protect my child, even though I did everything I could to prevent this tragedy from happening as it unfolded before me. If you shop at Raley’s on Natomas Blvd., please keep your teenage daughters near you at all times. Please protect your children from this predator. He is cunning, malicious, and a threat to our community.

PLEASE NOTE: Despite Basham’s confession to this crime, he is “innocent” until proven guilty. This message is intended to be informational only and not a character attack; hence the message containing only verifiable facts and not my personal opinions of this individual.

We’ve blacked out the mother’s name so as to protect the victim and her family, we’ve also bolded the mother’s intentions.

TW RAPE, PEDOPHILIA, STALKING.

SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT AND MAKE SURE THIS ASSHOLE IS NEVER ABLE TO WORK WITH THE PUBLIC OR BE NEAR MINORS PARTICULARLY YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN AGAIN. K? Thanks.

(via the-wistful-collectivist)

You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.
Maya Angelou  (via mal4suerte)

(via borednschooled)

Pistorius has taught abusers everywhere that they can come up with the flimsiest of lies and will be believed. Women everywhere have learned that their partners can terrorize and abuse and even murder them and get away with it.

She must have been terrified.

Oscar Pistorius knew exactly what he was doing (via feministcurrent)

We know why she locked herself in the bathroom with her phone.

(via lesbianwarfare)

(via intersectional-or-bust)

reclaimingthenativetag:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

The most racist time of the year is upon us!

  • Celebrate Genocide of POC Day (Columbus Day)
  • Celebrate This Genocide By Dressing As The POC That Were Slaughtered In Order For My White Privilege To Exist Day/Night (Halloween)
  • Give Thanks To My White Ancestors That Drove The Native Americans To Extinction So I Can Live Here (Thanksgiving)

We weren’t driven to extinction, but Thanksgivings still celebrates our mass genocide. Never forget that.

(via wrcsolace)

gothsportscore:

i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape

(via xicanapoeticscholar)

prosetitute:

This post is too damn much for me to just sit here and see this kind of logic (or lack thereof, better yet) come onto my dash.

Identity is such a difficult topic to discuss, especially when it comes to race & ethnicity, as it’s a very personal expression and affirmation of…

Blackness is the most hated thing on this planet until it is needed to build people’s business, social lives, and sense of style.

Chican@ is about many things. Most you cannot define.

But to me, chican@ is about both reclamation and identification. Chican@ is decolonizing the restraints put on us the second we were born brown and American.

twinkleofafadingstar:

frida kahlo was a disabled politically active woman of color who deliberately fucked with gender roles and don’t you ever forget it

(via thatqueerlatina)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What's the most illegal thing you ever did?
sordaradical sordaradical Said:

alfalfasalads:

theamazingindi:

almanzapedia:

At Stanford there was this Professor who was a total bitch and she taught British Literature, which was cool. Except she taught only her opinions of the books and it didn’t help me as a writer. I went to school to learn new things to improve my craft, not have someone else’s opinions carved onto my forehead.

So anyway, for our final project, she asked us to write a ten page paper on why the color symbolism in Othello was so significant. I did some research and it turned out that she did her entire graduate thesis on this very subject. I was mad. This wasn’t teaching, this was boosting her ego. SO I wrote a ten page essay on why color symbolism in Othello wasn’t significant, satirizing it to the point of no return, saying that her opinion was an opinion and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

SHe failed me, needless to say. So in retaliation, I responded by baking a batch of brownies laced with weed and laxatives and delivered them myself to the professor hours before her big graduation speech. I told her that it was a peace offering, my way of apologizing and asking if I could do anything to fix my grade.

She refused to fix my grade.

In the end, she shit herself on stage.

I didn’t regret it.

so tricking someone and drugging them (illegal) and wrote a shitty paper (failing yourself apparently) and you were responsible for publically embarrassing a human being on stage. i’m not saying that your professor wasn’t a shitty person. i’m just saying that you are a fucking criminal as well as a potential fucking murderer or sexual predator you sick fuck

not to mention the way you fucking try to justify it

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you drugged a woman and made herself shit onstage. you should be removed from fucking society. the concept of prison exists because people like you do

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also completely unsurprised you are the kind of asshole with a ‘deep thoughts’ tag 

i just want everyone to make this dude famous because if you piss him off he’s going to drug you and feed you fucking laxatives

you are a fucking monster

Also, college professors WILL teach you about what they are best at. Your teacher wasn’t looking for an ego boost, she was trying to teach from a standpoint where she is an expert at, because that is her field. She tried to fucking TEACH, and no one in college is going to give you a pat on the back if you’re going to be a dense shitstain about your essays on purpose and miss the point of your class.

I’m not usually one to wish bad shit (pun intended) onto others, but I sure as hell hope that one day someone feeds you laxatives so you can be publicly humiliated—in a professional setting, no less—by a dense jerkwad that thought you trying to do job was a slight on their ego.

By the fucking way, Literature classes are not where you’re going to get feedback as a writer. Take a creative writing class for that. 

great example of how students propagate abuse in the classroom.

dirtybrian:

Using the asterisk after trans* seems inclusive until you actually look at its history and what trans women and nonbinary people are saying about it. Here are some links about the nonbinary erasure and transmisogyny.