You can never label yourself as “one of the good ones” you gotta be constantly calling yourself out and checking yourself and if you can call out others. We all have internalized shit we gotta combat every second. Just gotta deal with that. Re: racism, misogyny, transmisogny, transphobia, etc. We all have something to work on!
nayyirah waheed (via thatkindofwoman)
Romanticisation of Mental Illness, Kelsey Weaver
(Source: Flickr / kelseyweaverphotography)
When my daughter tells me the rape was her fault, I will
take her tears and mix them into the smelling salts
that will wake her up whenever she wants to die.
I will teach her the ways of the California Gold Rush:
will tell her that when a boy kneels between her legs…
Bad decisions like ghosts that just won’t die. #officeselfies #werk
The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.
It should be pretty obvious why this fails, right? If the reason you shouldn’t hurt people is because you should “respect” them, then the moment someone loses your respect, they become vulnerable to violence from you. Some losses of respect are legitimate (i.e. the person did something very bad and now you don’t respect them), some are not (i.e. the person violated gender norms and now you don’t respect them), but regardless of what they did, they don’t deserve violence.
And some people are never considered “respectable” at all, because we don’t consciously include them when we say things like “respect women”.