“One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses.”—
Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market (via drapetomaniakkk)
This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved.
"Ultimately what makes ‘Bob’s Burgers’ so special is its conviction that most people are good, most problems are minor, and other folks’ weirdness can be taken in stride. Gene’s mild gender play, for instance, is a source of comedy but never mocked, just as Tina’s burgeoning sexuality is funny, but never pathologized or minimized."
And they call Linda, ”the most lovable mom on TV.” Thanks, Salon!
Ron Donald — The odds that you are Ron Donald have tripled simply by clicking on this link. That’s an RDD. You have the self-will of a saltine cracker, and anything that promises you greater self-awareness and discipline is irresistible to you. Disappointment and humiliation will pour itself into your hands without your even having to reach for it.
I'm making a board game with my father, based on Italy of the 14th century, and I'm trying to include POCs, but he keeps saying that during that time/place all black people were slaves. I'm pretty sure that's not the case, but can't find anything on it. Could you provide me some reliable sources to show him, if it's not too much trouble?
Sorry, forgot to mention that the characters in the game are all in positions of power (royalty, ambassadors, bankers, generals, the church..). He’s accepted that there were non-slave black people in Europe, but above that he’s a hard sell…
That’s not even close to true. Even if I exclude Black Kings from Adoration of the Magi paintings and specific mythical figures, here are a variety of portraits of historical figures and events, showing Black people who were in Medieval and Renaissance Italy and definitely not enslaved. I’ve tried to include a diverse range of occupations, date ranges, and lifestyles, and based on their clothing and other factors, whether the person depicted is working, middle, or upper class (a vast oversimplification for the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but more or less equivalent). There will be additional sources at the links.
No context provided for any of these, so deal with IT
"Are you available for a raping?"
“No fluids in space. Fluid-free prostitution!”
“Feline leukemia is the new HPV”
Personal/fan favorite “My tuck game is on point. It’s all cellophane and rubber bands down there.” [makin’ labias]
the worst part about it is…what can be done? can public opinion ever sway the court? I’d say all these judges and grey faced senators and congressmen who keep voting against reproductive rights should be faced with some Lysistrata shit from their wives but their wives probably don’t fuck them any way.
Yeah, you’d probably have to convince their mistresses to not fuck ‘em.
I’m like most of you. School shootings stay with me for a very long time. I get sick and numb and useless. I see on the news that another kid took a gun and pointed it at a bunch of other kids with hearts and squeezed the trigger again and again, and then my brain short circuits. Then I call…
GodDAMMIT DOB, could I like you more? Looking forward to all the new books you’ll write in its stead