A woman goes on a journey...

"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."
Leonardo da Vinci (via moralanarchism)
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"Is there something down by the water keeping itself from us,
Some shy event, some secret of the light that falls upon the deep,
Some source of sorrow that does not wish to be discovered yet?"
Mark Strand, from section I of “Our Masterpiece is the Private Life,” in Blizzard of One (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)

(Source: apoetreflects)

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"There’s a big difference, however, between hating a dominant group in an oppressive system like patriarchy and hating the individuals who belong to it. Angela Davis once said that as an African American she often feels hatred for white people, but her feelings for particular white people depend on the individual. She hates white people’s collective position of dominance in a racially oppressive society, she hates the privilege they enjoy at her expense, and she hates the racist culture that whites take for granted as unremarkable while she must struggle with the oppression it creates in everyday life. But Davis also knows that while individual whites can never be free of racism, they can participate in racist systems in many different ways, which include joining people of color in the fight for racial justice. The same can be said of men and women.

The distinction between groups and individuals, however, is subtle and easy to lose sight of when you’re up to your ears in an oppressive system. Of course women are going to feel and express anger, resentment, and even hatred toward individual men who may not have it coming in just that way or to that degree or at that moment. Of course men are sometimes going to get their feelings hurt or be called on to take responsibility for themselves in ways they may not be used to. When I heard Davis talk about hating white people, and when I’ve heard women talk about hating men, I’ve had to get clear in my own mind about how these words refer to me and how they don’t, and it often takes some effort to get there. And as a white male who benefits from both male and white privilege, I’ve also had to see that it’s up to me-and not to women or people of color-to distinguish one from the other. Too often men react to women’s anger by calling on women to take care of them, and in this way recreate the male-centered principle of the very gender order that women, feminist and otherwise, are angry about."
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redmediadump:

Mark Naison Bronx Housing Strikes of the 1930s

Recorded December 8, 2011, 6.40pm. History, conditions, and tactics of the Bronx housing strikes in the 1930s with discussion on what lessons can be learned from it and applied to today’s Occupy movement. Comments (34:12) include the need to fight for more community facilities in the Bronx, the need to fight school closings, and the impact of Occupy Wall Street on local community protests (47:45) & (59:55)

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#rentstrike  #housing justice  #1930s 
Dear NYC, should we organize another rent strike? →

anarcho-queer:

NYC Rent Strike history

New York City Rent Strike in 1907: In 1907, in response to rising rents due to housing shortages 10,000 families in lower Manhattan went on rent strike. One of the primary organizers was 16-year-old Pauline Newman, housewives and women working in the garment industry….

(Source: occupyallstreets)

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#rentstrike 
andystepanian:

Photo of Rent Strike in Brooklyn

andystepanian:

Photo of Rent Strike in Brooklyn

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#rentstrike 

posttragicmulatto:

brooklynwaste:

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pine-cypress:

gynocraticgrrl:

"I think what we need is a colorblind society." Now folks, when you hear somebody say that you know you’re listening to a racist…

- Jane Elliot and Oprah Winfrey discussing racism in 1992 on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

THIS WAS IN

1992

NINETEEN FUCKING NINETY-TWO

Jane Elliot is the fucking truth

she goes “i know this maybe hard for you because white males are accustomed to telling people things not listening to people so let me break it down for you”

i have died and she has resurrected me

There was a time in the early 90’s where people were really talking about race and what it meant to be black.

(via misandry-mermaid)

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Anonymous asked: So I'm a lesbian and my older sister is always saying that I'm not really a lesbian, I just "haven't found the right man yet." Why do you think she says that?


Answer:

misandry-mermaid:

Ask her if she’s sexually attracted to llamas, and if she says she isn’t, tell her she just hasn’t found the right llama yet.  He’s out there, waiting.  Then bombard her with llama photos and tell her not to be such a fucking bigot.

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[TRIGGER WARNING] The Feeling of Being Raped →

misandry-mermaid:

There’s so much that I’ve felt because of being raped. I felt a lot during my rape, and I’ve continued to feel a lot since. Sometimes I feel so much, it seems like I can’t say it, sometimes I feel so much, it seems I can’t stop saying it. There’s one way that really describes how I felt, that I…

— 3 months ago with 151 notes