Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.
We fight against all forms of racism and support the right of self-determination against national/racial oppression. The United States was built on a history of genocide, slavery, land theft, and the exploitation and scapegoating of immigrants. Because of the historical and structural connections between capitalism and white supremacy, the social disease of racism cannot be eradicated under capitalism, and overcoming white supremacy and national oppression is a central task of a revolutionary socialist movement. As members and allies of nationally and racially oppressed communities, we support and participate in fights against police brutality, voter ID laws, deportation and detention of immigrants, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the prison industrial complex, as well as fights for ethnic studies, environmental justice, immigrant rights, and native sovereignty. We support the right of people of color to self-organize within our organization, as well as within unions and social movements. We seek to become more multiracial and to ally with people of color and revolutionary nationalist organizations.
“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”
What seems to be interesting with regard to the mystic poems is that the phenomenological experience of the listener can direct him/her to a kind of empathy not only with the human elements or representatives who have directly participated in the scenario of the poem, but also with poet him/herself. The conclusion is that if the listener gets to find out a sort of honesty and sincerity behind the words of the poet, he/she will then feel like appreciating more and more the very beauty of his/her virtues, and will consequently get the same sense to regard him/her equally as meaningful being that can bring sense of Being to the others. That is where claim of therapy can remarkably come into existence.
Pro-Israel goon in Boston threatened a Palestinian woman with rape at Tuesday’s protest. Make sure to ID this guy, and please stay safe everyone. The irony of Zionists: Wearing a shirt that says peace while you threaten to rape someone.
Please reblog. We can do this.
EVERYONE KNOW THE FACE OF THIS PIECE OF SHIT. People who threaten rape deserve no privacy.
Clearly, this man did not attend the rally to support peace but to voice his racism in a publicly sanctioned forum, one where he could masquerade behind politics. This is the very intersection of Orientalism and misogyny: a white man disagreeing with an Arab woman because he is both a misogynist and bigoted against Arabs, and then immediately defaulting to sexual violence (or threats thereof — this is where his mind instantly goes) because she is a woman. He feels gendered power over her as a man, and racial power over her as a white person. He views her as doubly inferior, and this combination fills him with so much rage and so much hate that he vocally expresses an intention to rape her. And he does so OUT LOUD, IN A PUBLIC SPACE FILLED WITH PEOPLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT, because rape culture permits him to do so without consequence.
Please reblog. I want everyone on Tumblr to know what this piece of shit looks like. Bostonians, be careful of this violent bigot.
“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”