English today is a bit like my body—so alien when I try to belong/so hospitable when I decide/ I am just visiting.Perhaps that’s even all right?——It was snobbery perhaps(or habit)to want,perforation,to choose cotton, for instance,with its coarse…
Maya Women reversing that White Settler-Colonial Gaze.
exotic white ppl we see u
This is everything.
thismanisarapist is gone.
For anyone who doesn’t know, there have been several attempts by Tumblr users to start blogs outing known rapists in their communities, the most recent being “This Man Is A Rapist.” However, all of these attempts have been consistently…
Dear Eve Ensler,
I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh…
I love this so much! Am now adopting “Lewis’s Law” into my writing and speech forever more!
Today in what in the unacceptable fuck: this is Locus Magazine’s idea of an April Fools Day joke. The article was gone in under an hour, though it was here.
Do I even have to explain how wrong this is?
Transcript below the cut.
Wow, this is awful in so many ways. It’s like 3 dimensional space bingo has been achieved.
Contributed to Noisebridge so they may continue to foster important discourse between sticker nerds and laser cutter nerds.
Do not listen to the stickers
THE INTERNET IS RAD
Sharon Henry, a Black lesbian district attorney of San Mateo, walked into a Bank of America and attempted to deposit a check for $27,000 from her domestic partner’s account into hers and withdraw $1,000. The teller looked up a listing for the partner’s name—Kathleen Wilkinson—but it was a different Kathleen Wilkinson than Henry’s partner, and the listing lacked the notation that Sharon Henry was allowed to make the transaction.
The teller called Wilkinson’s family, who stated they didn’t know Henry and the teller called the police. The police, failing to follow protocol, did not call the phone number on the check, and refused to let Henry make the call, put her under arrest. They locked her up and took away her phone and diabetes medication.
Finally, Henry was released two hours later after her partner arrived at the bank wondering where she had gone.
Henry, a prosecutor, has decided to sue Bank of America for negligence, stating that the bank acted the way it did largely because she was African American. The judge has ruled in BofA’s favor, stating that Henry’s suit is an “unjustified” attempt to violate Bank of America’s free speech. Not only that, but the judge ordered Henry to pay BofA’s $50,000 attorney fees.
Sharon Henry is considering an appeal.
Wow, look, black lesbians exist and they experience a unique reality of homophobia and racism. AKA fuck racism, fuck racism apologists, and fuck erasure.
I’m glad she won, and I can’t say if she would have been able to if she didn’t already have her own resources as an attorney.Correction: She didn’t win! I got the names and abbreviations confused.
This racism is the norm, never forget that.
No, she didn’t win. She lost. In fact, the judge sentenced her to pay 50,000 dollars to BofA for infringing upon THEIR “right to free speech” (their freedom to wrongfully report her to the police). It’s all kinds of fucked up. She’s hoping to appeal, perhaps.
It’s hard to imagine anyone winning against BofA, let along a Black lesbian woman in a racist, homophobic country like ours.
Thanks for the correction! I got the names and abbreviations mixed. And now, re-reading it… Just… Even worse. Even. Worse.
****TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT******
The other day I was going about my business when I happened to read this moronic article explaining how advocating ‘risk management’ (barf) is not ‘victim blaming’.
I’ve read a lot of articles like this, but that one, for some reason, was the straw…