Lifetime rate of rape / attempted rape for women by race:1
- All women: 17.6%
- White women: 17.7%
- Black women: 18.8%
- Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%
- American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%
- Mixed race women: 24.4%
The rate of rape for indigenous women is just horrifying. This is proooobbbably why you shouldn’t be sexualizing their native dress and wearing it as a Halloween costume. It’s a fucking spit in the face.
#added note that native women are also the most likely to be raped/assaulted by a man outside of their race #(aka white men)
Reblogged from hot and dangerous
October 10, 2012, 8:03pm
So I’m seeing this post going around with all these people upset that the tarot deck and all the official art in general has all the Homestuck characters as white all the time, and I while I understand the anger over POC not being represented in the comic
I don’t think
Just going to leave this here.
(oh, and look, the title makes fun of the Special Olympics! Andrew Hussie is a huge racist AND a huge ableist, surprise of the century here!)
The sad part is that I don’t mind AH as a character in Homestuck. I wish the character could divorce himself from the person, much as I wish Troy Barnes would do to Donald Glover.
Reblogged from A Queer One From The Start
September 19, 2012, 12:04am
I’m just catching up on the shooting in Wisconsin at a Sikh temple and it’s making me uncomfortable to read because of how deliberately ambiguous everyone’s being about what happened
A white guy in his thirties shot 20 people in their place of worship, killing at least six of them
There’s no real repercussions for taking a stand on something and if something is word for word the textbook definition of a hate crime
Then for fuck’s sake, just call it a hate crime
Reblogged from very filled with dreams
August 05, 2012, 11:50pm
I’ve been reading through the notes on that transracial adoption post & every other one is someone saying “Give him a break!” or “At least he’s trying” or “Black people will find any reason to be angry!”
Reblogged from I don't follow back.
You know what?
I wish someone would have given my white parents less of a “break” when they destroyed my beautiful hair by washing it everyday with bullshit-drying-ass Suave.
I wish someone would have cut my white parents a little less “slack” when they were putting me through excruciating pain by ripping thru my naps with a small-toothed comb.
I wish someone would have called my white parents out when they thought it was cute to put me in a red bandana & refer to me as “Aunt Jemima” or when they’d make jokes about adopting me just so they could put me to work on the farm (i.e. be a slave).
I wish someone would have let my white parents know that, despite all their good intentions, the weren’t fucking trying hard enough to make sure I interacted with other black people and that I was picking up on their subtle cues that I should fear/avoid black people—people who looked like me.
I wish someone would have suggested that my white parents make sure I have black role models so that I wouldn’t grow up hating the way I looked & wishing on every shooting star that god or some magic fairy might make me “blonde and skinny and white” just like my cousins.
I wish someone, anyone really, would have educated my white parents about the prevalence of sexual abuse perpetrated on interracial adoptees by their (usually white) siblings so I might have avoided being raped at age six.
I wish one of you know-it-all white folks who’re coming out the woodwork to bequeath us angry darkies with your great alabaster wisdom would have been there to let my parents know that they needed to get educated about the racism I would inevitably face so that I wouldn’t have had to get psychologically fucked up after years of dealing with it alone.
July 24, 2012, 9:00pm
Fine. Let me be the one.
Reblogged from hypocrite lecteuse
I’m not going to high give that chick who punched the dude in the face because he made a rape joke and maybe it’s just because I’m mad because if I went around punching everyone in the face who made a rude/lewd/disrespectful/dangerous joke around me, I WOULD BE IN JAIL.
July 10, 2012, 8:05pm
Brown is cool, I wanna be tan. Yea real tan, make me dark like that girl who sits next to me in class. But not too dark, not like that boy who sits in the back with the hood on, no he’s black, pitch-black, scary. Just a few shades, just a few shades darker, then I’ll be happy. I wanna be golden, like those mixed girls I see on TV, like those exotic girls in the videos who all the guys want. I want all the guys to want me, so I gotta get tan. Don’t wanna be black, just wanna be brown, not too brown, no I wanna be caramel, latte-skinned so the boys will want me too. Yea, light brown, get this pale white skin off me, trade it for a nice brown coat, a nice light brown coat of cool, clear skin, not that chocolate stuff, just that mocha cool creamy Beyonce’ glow stuff yea that’s what I want. Take me to the tanning booth, put me in the sun, give me my new skin fast, just for a few weeks, just for a minute. Not for too long, no I don’t wanna be brown forever.
“Wearing Black cool” game proper.
A companion piece to this: “Why Try?” by Ted Joans.
Reblogged from War in a Dress
July 10, 2012, 8:02pm