Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.
I do not need to justify eating. I do not get to decide if I have done anything to deserve it. There will never be a reason I don’t deserve it.
I am a human. I need to eat. It is a basic human need and there is no debating that. I need to eat.
Also since we’re here, I’m all for denouncing Zionism but can we please avoid the antisemitism
Israel =/= Jews
Jews =/= pro-Israel
This includes sending threatening messages to Jews, posting cartoons with blood libel, posting cartoons portraying Jews as antisemitic caricatures, associating Nazism with Israel or intertwining swastikas with Star of Davids.
That is all, have a nice day
“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”
People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life?
^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.
Shoutout to my parents
and you know, shout out to our im/migrant parents who were not college educated before they came to the U.S and don’t share a narrative of going from “riches to rags.” shout out to my im/migrant parents who were laborers at home and are still laborers here.
i think it’s important to honor the complexities of our parents histories and uplift their triumphs but let’s remember to do so in a way that honors all of the ways im/migrants exist and all of the places we and our parents come from. we don’t have to prove that capitalism, white supremacy, classism, etc is awful because our parents were once revered college professors or doctors. we don’t have to believe in that assimilation.
reblogging for that last comment. Honestly, capitalism, colonialism, and white supremacy are just straight fucked up. Doesn’t matter who you are. They will find a way to leech the life right out of you. But you dont have to validate any of these stories for the fact to remain that these systems are inherently toxic. My dad has one of those held up, classic starting from nothing stories but i sure as hell dont take his story as a sign that just effort or a good background is enough for everyone to make it. The fact that anyone has to justify their existence by working is a pretty fucked up idea in the first place. These systems dont work for pretty much anyone and the idea anyone coming here had to have been respected or in a prized field before they came here to still receive respect and decency is bullshit. The nationalism of this country is staggering in how much people will easily treat im/migrants coming here as invaders or a disease and I frankly have no love for such an easy rejection of human life.
all my friends like “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re mentally ill and struggling with the fact that we’re legal adults in a capitalist society with all the oppressions that entails”
yyyyyeeeeeeeep. MY FUCKING LIFE!!!
what i literally do not understand ,
is why its ok
to insult your fucking child, and then expect them to respect you, as if you treated them like they fucking deserve to be???
like???? no im not going to fucking admire you as a parent if you make me feel like shit.
you’re supposed to bring your kids self esteem up????? not shatter it???????
never sure how much i can put this down to papi not understanding and me not explaining…or him not making a context or environment in which it is safe to talk to him about any of the disability or trans stuff…*sigh
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
i have seen this go by my dash on several occasions and it is very odd to see it without the twelve thousand people adding how insulting this kind of things is to people who deal with this for more than just a protest or experiment. very confusing honestly.
Lot of folk have shit to deal with for months and years on end with no water, hard access to food, and very little to get by on. And doing this for a week or so is supposed to match that? It is supposed to get attention…to what exactly? How congressmen can afford to take a risk with this and then go back to their lives? It feels insulting for folks who deal with this on the everyday and feels very removed from reality.
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