joj. 23. recent graduate in french and italian. interested in languages, politics, social justice and travelling. not using capital letters makes you cool.
i've finally made a goodreads account, to keep track of my reading this year. you can have a nose at it here: goodreads.com/jooby
. . . Let us go then, you and I
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question . . .
It is time to simply hold people responsible for their words. If victims claim that those words were hurtful and damaging, that alone should carry blame and bring appropriate punishment. Arguments about whether or not speakers are racist are not useful, and function largely to reproduce White racism’s central ideas.
The problem with sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, ableist, etc., remarks and “jokes” is not that they’re offensive, but that by relying for their meaning on harmful cultural narratives about privileged and marginalized groups they reinforce those narratives, and the stronger those narratives are, the stronger the implicit biases with which people are indoctrinated are. That’s real harm, not just “offense.
If you cannot convince a Fascist, acquaint his head with the pavement.
Legitimate criticisms of feminism:
-transmisogyny and the lack of inclusion of trans women
-the racist history behind it and the lack of inclusion of woc/bme
-ignoring and invalidating women with disabilities
-pretty much anything that falls under lack of intersectionality
-internalized misogyny and girl hate
-promotion of political lesbianism
Illegitimate criticisms of feminism:
-a feminist was really mean to me once
-they’re sexist against men