The settler’s work is to make even dreams of liberty impossible for the native. The native’s work is to imagine all possible methods for destroying the settler.
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.
I tried to quit Tumblr and came crawling back. Anyway. Marxism, tunes and a bit of moaning.
Long time no tumble.
Too busy working long hours in a coffee shop and not being interesting or insightful enough for Tumblr.
Friendzone ideology isn’t attacked because “nice guys” are comical or because fedoras make a funny meme, it’s because this logic is literally dangerous. This logic of “gentleman = deserving sex” breeds hatred of women, and brutal violence against women, and if a 22 year old self-proclaimed “supreme gentleman” murdering 7 in a campus shooting spree because of sexual rejection doesn’t drive that home, I don’t know what else would.
Want to write something on gendering in the ‘80/’90s revival, but I’m definitely not cool enough to write political critiques of fashion and jelly shoes are totes cute so
I hope everyone that wants to ‘make uni harder’ gets to experience what it’s like to crack under the pressure of university. I really genuinely hope for that.
Anonymous said: Why do people on the left who supposedly hate the establishment support things like affirmative action, political correctness, gender and racial quotas etc when those programs are perpetrated by the ruling establishment?
Because they were hard fought for victories of the oppressed. Are they limited? Yes. Are they nowhere near what we need? Of course.
But affirmative action, racial and gender quotas, campaigns against racial and sexual vilification (which is what I assume you mean when I say political correctness) are all progressive reforms to the system won by people in struggle. The fight for affirmative action was and still is an enormous one.
Will capitalism be defeated through implementing affirmative action camapigns? No, of course not. Indeed, if we stop with these reforms, they can become veils for continuing oppression behind the scenes.
But when we critique them, we critique them from a position to the left, of demanding not a step backwards, but a mighty advance, for a world where affirmative action policies are not necessary because the entire edifice of white supremacy and patriarchy have been thrown the ground and smashed.
making up for low grades with high calories
Ehmagad there’s a Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity Masters.
That sounds ace.