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my ask box is fucked up and I cant rely but somebody sent me some questions to answer and here they are!!
calla Lily-I think about this all the time because I am so melodramatic but I have no idea! bridge of troubled water? into the mystic? a parting glass?
Daffodil- when I was 10 years old my mother got me a guitar for my birthday. I wanted it so bad and she hid it from me for a good hour and I was so broken hearted about it, when I saw it I sobbed for about half the day
hibiscus- which leads us into this question, I played the guitar for about a year or so and then the accordion shortly. I have found that my talents lay in the visual arts haha
violets- do you like where your from. Sometimes. In the summer, in the woods, on a cruise? oh yeah. Laughing and dancing downtown? absolutely. lonely and unable to make new friends in the freezing winter? hell fucking no
Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
WHAT THE FUCK!
tumblr is possibly the single greatest resource on the web. Everything is efficiently track and tagged. and 80% of the content is SOURCED. god bless the internet.
A lot of men, it turns out, get off on having power over womenâs bodies, and are willing to bully, coerce, and even trick women into pregnancy to get that feeling of power over them. And anti-choicers are helping them maintain control.
Melinda Coleman and her daughter, Daisy, say the residents of Maryville, Missouri, turned on them after the girl reported being raped.
Canadians are rallying in over 200 locations today to honour the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls as they have yearly for the past eight years on Oct. 4. CBCNews.ca is carrying the rally being held on Parliament Hill live.
Taking some time today to honour Canada’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women. This needs to end.
[MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN/MURDER]This Texas jury thinks it’s okay to shoot a woman for not having sex with you, as long as you think your business transaction’s supposed to include sex. Lenora Frago, the woman shot and murdered by Ezekiel Gilbert for not having sex with her. Gilbert was acquitted by a Texas jury
In Texas, property is more important than human life.
That was proved this week when a man who shot and murdered an escort in San Antonio, Texas, was acquitted of her murder. Ezekiel Gilbert, 30, was facing life in prison in the 2009 Christmas Eve shooting of 23-year-old mother Lenora Frago. Frago was shot in the back and the neck by Gilbert, spent seven months dependent of life support and, finally, died of complications due to the gun shots.
In his trial, Gilbert testified that he found her ad on Craigslist and hired her at a rate of $150 for 30 minutes. His understanding was that sex was part of the deal. When she left after 30 minutes and no sex, he shot her as she was getting in to her driver’s car, in what the defense said was his legal right under Texas penal code statute 9.42. This law says that deadly force is justified in the event of a nighttime theft. Gilbert’s defense claims that refusing to have sex with Gilbert or refund the money was theft, thus making the use of force legal.
Despite the argument from the prosecution that the law doesn’t allow for a person to force someone into an illegal act, like prostitution, the jury decided that a theft had, in fact, been committed and the murder of a young woman was justifiable homicide. It’s interesting to note that Gilbert never mentioned theft in the police interview conducted in the aftermath of the shooting.
So there you have it. Property is more important than human life in the great state of Texas. The District Attorney for Bexar County Susan Reed said in regards to an unrelated case that claimed justifiable homicide under the same statute, ”The law requires you to be reasonable, that you not have ulterior (sic) motives in your protection before you step in and use deadly force.” Is what really happened here in any way reasonable? A woman puts up an ad on Craigslist selling 30 minutes of her time for a fee, the guy assumes sex is involved, and she ends up dead as a result.
You know what they say happens when you “assume”; you make an “ass” of “u” and “me.” But in Texas, a child is left motherless and the “ass” goes free.
A few weeks ago, the World Health Organization issued a report - the first of its kind - on domestic violence wordwide.
The results are staggering.
Based on data from 1983 to 2010, 1 in 3 women on the planet has experienced intimate partner violence, and 40% of all women who are…
- In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
- In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request. I
- In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
- Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
- In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her
- In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
- Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.
TRIGGER WARNING: misogynoir, violence, harassment, sexual abuse, rape.
@HoodFeminism (which is @Karnythia's and @thewayoftheid's work) hosted a Twitter discussion regarding the stereotype of “fast tailed girls” that Black girls deal with primarily during adolescence, but certainly starts before that for many Black girls and continues well into adulthood (i.e. the Jezebel controlling image). I put many of the tweets shared in this discussion in a Storify: #FastTailedGirls: Examining The Stereotypes and Abuse That Black Girls Face though a few are included above.
"Fast tailed" girls: Black girls stereotyped as “hypersexual” beings and seeking sex whether or not they are sexually active. This stereotype is proliferated in the home (especially by some mothers and older women), within the Black community (i.e church, socially; especially by the Black men who abuse and by some Black male leaders who want this silenced) and amidst society itself (i.e. schools, media; because of racism and White supremacist notions of womanhood). These Black girls are viewed: as “adult” women “asking” for abuse,” as responsible for the abuse that primarily adult Black men inflict on them or coerce them into and often inflict without punishment let alone blame from the Black community (as “protecting” Black men from racism often takes precedence over any other intraracial issue); as providing consent simply by experiencing puberty (or not even experiencing puberty); as automatically heterosexual; as automatically culpable for any street harassment, physical violence, sexual violence or emotional abuse that they experience. A Black girl with confidence who speaks up for herself, wants to express her femininity visually, has a normal interest in boys, gets unwanted attention from adult men, and/or has male friends can easily be labeled as such. This stereotype sits in a binary opposed to “respectable" Black girls while both "types" of Black girls are regularly abused. It is the hatred of Blackness, womanhood and childhood (or rejection of a period of childhood actually existing for Black girls) intersecting in this dangerous stereotype.
Though difficult of course, this conversation was so important and I am grateful to Hood Feminism for their presence, in general, and for this conversation, specifically. It is important to discuss how within and outside of our communities internalizing the hateful messages about Blackness, womanhood and Black womanhood specifically has caused so much harm, much irreversible. What can change is how we think about ourselves as Black women, meaning ending shaming and ending buying into patriarchal binaries about Black girls and Black women while simultaneously protecting abusers. Have open conversations about how patriarchal masculinity is literally killing men, Black men in particular, and how while it is true that they are very much so oppressed via race, as all Black people are, they are also oppressors of Black women. Black women also support this structure when abusers are defended and protected and our truths and experiences are silenced by other Black women and anyone else among Black people; that has to end. Deconstructing and rejecting the way that racism, White supremacy, anti-Blackness and sexism create this stereotype for Black girls, ones that impact them inside and outside of the Black community.
The abuse has to end. The education has to be received. The compassion has to be shared. The unlearning has to commence. The truth has to be spoken, even if at 140 characters at a time. Even if in small groups and in supermarket aisles and schools and churches and anywhere. Black girls deserve better than this. Black women deserve more than the pain of the memories of abuse and the fear that another generation of Black girls will experience the same.
- #FastTailedGirls: Examining The Stereotypes and Abuse That Black Girls Face - this is my Storify mentioned above; includes many tweets (including some of mine) by Black women who spoke out; includes tweets from a trans woman of colour (@HarmonyBabydoll) who added an important dimension to this conversation.
- The Myth of “Fast Black Girls” by @LexiScorsese - inspired this conversation
- Hood Feminism blog
- Misogyny, In General vs. Anti-Black Misogyny (Misogynoir), Specifically
- Black Men and Patriarchy, Intraracial Sexism and Misogynoir (multiple essays listing)
- Abuse Culture: Domestic Violence, Rape, Body Dehumanization and Street Harassment (multiple essays listing)
- Patricia Hill Collins’ books: Black Feminist Thought and Black Sexual Politics speaks to the roots of this stereotype.
- Womanism, Black Feminism and Race In Feminist Discourse (Updated) (multiple essays listing)
Keep learning, growing and healing. ❤
(Please leave content above intact if you reblog. Please take care before adding any comments to this post. It is very serious and very painful for many Black women. Victim blaming and statements supporting rape culture are unwelcome here by people who think they have a “right” to harm us because this conversation occurred publicly. Please be respectful.)
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