Anonymous asked: What's wrong with cis men playing trans women in film and TV?

femifeisty:

Cis men aren’t trans women, and trans women aren’t cis men playing dress-up-make-believe. 

Trans women are women with real narratives and voices that should be prioritized, not to mention they have actual experience with being trans. 

Cis men have enough media representation. 

169-catsonthewall:

My mom is scared that I might fall in love with Arcata and never return to LA.

you must be white lol

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"people of color"

the term “people of color” in the american context is about a common struggle of those colonized by white imperialism, in and out of u.s. borders. 

but when it becomes a way for non Black POC to claim the struggles specific to Black folks it is counter productive! we gotta remember theres a difference between solidarity and co-option !

No More Deaths/No Más Muertes

"From March 16th-23rd, 9 members of F.R.E.E. will spend spring break making a trip to the US/Mexico border in Arizona to volunteer for No More Deaths Phoenix, an organization that provides humanitarian aid (food, water, medicine) to migrants attempting to cross the border.

We recognize the role of inhumane US immigration policies and trade policies in this ongoing human rights crisis, and that the survival of migrants can be an important way of resisting this.

HOWEVER, the main thing holding us back is funding. No More Deaths estimates that we will need $2575 (not including car rental) just to do this trip. We are camping outside in the desert, so this money will only be for gas, food, and the supplies we are leaving out.

PLEASE donate anything you can to our No More Deaths fund, any small amount will help. You can donate online through our Gofundme web page, or you can come by the F.R.E.E. table at the quad and donate in person!”

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/838237302869630/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

frenchchairs:

It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.

Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.

The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of  many children playing at the site instead of attending school.

When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.

Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.

Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.

There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.

Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.

Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.

One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.

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asianamericanactivism:

Gidra, January 1970.
(note: The top left picture refers to S.I. Hayakawa, the president of San Francisco State College (now SFSU) from 1968-73. He opposed the Third World Liberation Front strike for Ethnic Studies, and many Asian students made it clear they did not stand with him. The strike was won in December 1968, establishing the first Ethnic Studies program in the country).

asianamericanactivism:

Gidra, January 1970.

(note: The top left picture refers to S.I. Hayakawa, the president of San Francisco State College (now SFSU) from 1968-73. He opposed the Third World Liberation Front strike for Ethnic Studies, and many Asian students made it clear they did not stand with him. The strike was won in December 1968, establishing the first Ethnic Studies program in the country).

asianamericanactivism:

10 examples of #AAPI’s rich history of resistance | from Reappropriate

In the wake of the #AsianPrivilege response hash-tag to #NotYourAsianSidekick and #BlackPowerYellowPeril, it appears as if (among other misguided ideas) there is a prevailing notion out there that, in contrast to other minorities, Asian Americans “lack a history of resistance” (or that we think we do), and that this invisibility and dearth of civil rights history actually confers upon the Asian American community a form of racial privilege.
Putting aside the second half of that assertion regarding privilege for a minute, there’s one other major problem: any argument that relies upon the assumption that Asian Americans lack a history of resistance is patently ahistorical.
Like really, really, really wrong. Like insultingly wrong.
After the jump, here are 10 examples of Asian American’s history of oppression and political resistance.

Read More at Reappropriate!

asianamericanactivism:

10 examples of #AAPI’s rich history of resistance | from Reappropriate

In the wake of the #AsianPrivilege response hash-tag to #NotYourAsianSidekick and #BlackPowerYellowPeril, it appears as if (among other misguided ideas) there is a prevailing notion out there that, in contrast to other minorities, Asian Americans “lack a history of resistance” (or that we think we do), and that this invisibility and dearth of civil rights history actually confers upon the Asian American community a form of racial privilege.

Putting aside the second half of that assertion regarding privilege for a minute, there’s one other major problem: any argument that relies upon the assumption that Asian Americans lack a history of resistance is patently ahistorical.

Like really, really, really wrong. Like insultingly wrong.

After the jump, here are 10 examples of Asian American’s history of oppression and political resistance.

Read More at Reappropriate!

juliammore:

The FREE CeCe documentary needs your help! Let’s make this better and better with every dollar donated!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-cece-documentary/x/6227341

spread the word about this to people with money !

juliammore:

The FREE CeCe documentary needs your help! Let’s make this better and better with every dollar donated!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-cece-documentary/x/6227341

spread the word about this to people with money !

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thepeoplesrecord:

The realities of the New Jim Crow: The incarceration rate for African-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them.
The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, locking up about 500 people for every 100,000 residents, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. (The US has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.)
The incarceration rate for African-Americans is about 3,074 per 100,000 residents, which is more than six times as high as the national average. Black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma are particularly vulnerable: with an incarceration rate of 40 percent, they are more likely to end up behind bars than in the workforce, Pew Charitable Trusts reports.

thepeoplesrecord:

The realities of the New Jim Crow: The incarceration rate for African-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them.

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, locking up about 500 people for every 100,000 residents, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. (The US has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.)

The incarceration rate for African-Americans is about 3,074 per 100,000 residents, which is more than six times as high as the national average. Black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma are particularly vulnerable: with an incarceration rate of 40 percent, they are more likely to end up behind bars than in the workforce, Pew Charitable Trusts reports.

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rtamerica:

Steve Jobs, Google CEO plotted ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to keep wages down – report
Two of the most powerful people in the technology world secretly and perhaps illegally coordinated business strategies in which they agreed not to poach each other’s employees, thereby keeping salaries low, according to emails unveiled in federal court.
Apple founder Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt apparently kept a secret pact to institute a “no-hire” policy in which each executive promised not to recruit each other’s workers. Yet the tech superstars are just two of the business leaders to be implicated in the wink-wink agreement, which reportedly included Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar.
According to Pando Daily journalist Mark Ames, the scheme began in early 2005, when the need for Silicon Valley engineers was at an all-time high. The deal’s consequences became so pervasive that the US Department of Justice launched an antitrust investigation in 2010, which laid the groundwork for a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 100,000 Silicon Valley employees who allege they were deprived of over $9 billion since 2000.

rtamerica:

Steve Jobs, Google CEO plotted ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to keep wages down – report

Two of the most powerful people in the technology world secretly and perhaps illegally coordinated business strategies in which they agreed not to poach each other’s employees, thereby keeping salaries low, according to emails unveiled in federal court.

Apple founder Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt apparently kept a secret pact to institute a “no-hire” policy in which each executive promised not to recruit each other’s workers. Yet the tech superstars are just two of the business leaders to be implicated in the wink-wink agreement, which reportedly included Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar.

According to Pando Daily journalist Mark Ames, the scheme began in early 2005, when the need for Silicon Valley engineers was at an all-time high. The deal’s consequences became so pervasive that the US Department of Justice launched an antitrust investigation in 2010, which laid the groundwork for a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 100,000 Silicon Valley employees who allege they were deprived of over $9 billion since 2000.

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