hajme:

white nb people have a really fucked up definition of what binarism is lol

binarism is a feature of colonialism and western imperialism in which poc (namely black people) are forced to conform with the white gender binary system

its not the invisibility of nonbinary people in society, thats just called nonbinary erasure (like refusing to use gender neutral pronouns, say stuff like “both genders” etc)

before colonialism came in and enslaved poc, they were already expressing their genders in ways that european white people didnt understand and forced them to identify as either man or woman and entirely erased the genders specific to those cultures, wiping out a large part of individualism and expression in poc societies

sapphicnymph:

feminism does not have to support the industry of sex work, but at all times needs to support those who are sex workers. that’s it. fin. support ya sisters that are just trying to make it in this shithole world

misterracoon:

roachpatrol:

yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india because the patel twins are going to school in scotland and what are they told about their history, tell me about native american kids learning to say wingardium leviosa with hate in their hearts and tell me about wizarding rabbis bickering about whether you can use potions on the sabbath tell me about the slaves on their ships with their wands broken, mouthing curses in the dark tell me about the runaways that made it with garter snakes wrapped around their wrists that told them when they tasted dogs in the distance, tell me about the underground railroad and abolitionists with unbreakable vows and home-spun invisibility cloaks and disilusionments, using obliviate, using imperio, knowing that they served a higher justice, tell me about what happened to black wizards in the fifties, about what gates they were storming in the sixties tell me about queer wizards taking love potions every morning in their coffee to stay married to their husbands and their wives because what else could they do?

the world only begins and ends with straight white christians if you don’t bother looking any farther than that and too many people don’t and i am tired, tired, tired

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cease-and-de-cis:

Did you know that nonbinary bisexuals exist? And that using the existence of nonbinary people as an argument against bisexuality is especially harmful to us?

You’re literally using our gender as an argument against our sexuality.

I don’t need to explain how fucked up that is.

Anonymous asked: Are any Israel boycotts effective? Is it putting a dent in Israel?

descentintotyranny:

I’m glad you asked about this, I probably should’ve posted some resources.

Yes, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement is one of the most important parts about activism around Palestine. Only until very recently, it was on the very fringe of mainstream discussion. But the Presbyterian Church just (narrowly) voted to join it, which was a huge victory, Suddenly BDS was making mainstream news. There was just another big victory in the UK, Sodastream was just forced to shut down their store there. It’s a model based on what took down South African apartheid. Eventually the boycott of South Africa just got so huge, and their economy took such a huge hit, that they had no choice but to change things.

Here’s a list of companies to boycott. And here’s an important talk with Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal about the history and effectiveness of BDS, and the future of Palestine.

The father of Zakaria (one of four Palestinian children killed by an Israeli airstrike as they were playing football on the beach) rushed to the hospital after hearing of the attack only to learn that his son had been killed. “He was my only son … he died with his cousins, they all died together,” he told NBC News.

“We live by the coast. There was a headline on the news that four children were injured … so we went looking for the kids and we could not find them, so we came here to the hospital to look for them and we found them all, including my son … oh my God.”

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry, said: “This is a cowardly crime.”

"When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all," said Abu Hassera, 22, whose shirt was stained with blood. "It looked as if the shells were chasing them," he told Reuters.

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