I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just after money or something holding innocent people hostage and I never gave it a second thought, why would I? There was no indication that people were trying to legitimately fight off disgusting imperialism that left nuclear waste in their waters, that over 300 people have died from radiation sickness, that Europeans have been stealing Somalia’s seafood because they overfished their own waters and the indigenous fisherman are starving and so these “pirates” emerged to deal with those stealing their country’s natural resources. The truth is enough to make anyone sick to their stomachs.
This is a great article about the truth about Somali pirates, in case anyone wants a source.
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
don’t worry, anon! I’m only rude to people who are rude to me ;)
I think one of the traps of conversations about feminism is to say that “feminism” does any one thing. generally, in my experience, feminists are very fond of science — and in particular in helping women exceed in the sciences.
I imagine it would be very difficult to be a creationist and a feminist, honestly.
i don't know if you know an answer necessarily but, what does it mean to be gender queer? like i know sometimes i feel more masculine than feminine and vice versa but i don't knjow if there is a way to categorize it... any input or thoughts would be much appreciated
to the best of my knowledge — though, caveat, I am cis, and the “best of my knowledge” is not lived experience and I’m more than happy to hear from anybody for whom it is — genderqueer is an umbrella term that covers nonbinary, agender, and genderfluid people, as well as people who are bigender, pangender, etc. basically, it’s a term for people who have identities outside of male or female/outside of the gender binary.
hope that helps! many hugs (if you are comfy with hugs) as you explore your identity :)