Attila Hildmann // Hass auf Queers // Morddrohung --
Attila Hiltmann lässt öffentlich abstimmen, ob die Aufklärung über sexuelle und geschlechtliche Vielfalt nicht vielleicht mit der Todestrafe bedacht werden sollte und 19% sind dafür. Konkret geht es um die Mitarbeitenden von queerformat.de - Das Team wünscht sich Verbreitung und einen #Candystorm
Yes, the better your fabric or paper mask seals, the more effective it is, but we're talking very small margins. If you want to take the extra time to get that tiny little boost, good on you! But not doing that is not "wearing masks wrong"
Let's reserve "wrong" for people whose masks are not covering both nose and mouth completely, yeah?
Cultural appropriation is such an interesting fight that we have on the left and in this country, because we often treat it to mean "Cultural theft" which implies the existence of "Cultural property", ideas and practices that can belong to one group of people. While I don't necessarily disagree with that framework, I do think sometimes it might be more productive to talk of Erasure, Fetishization, and Commodification.
today I served a customer in our bakery who came in, saw our prominently placed "obligatory facemask" sign and ignored it.
then she had the cheek to ask me how we're doing in the pandemic. I said fine, if only customers would respect the mask wearing.
she said "oh, like me" and I said "yes". "you know, I don't believe in those masks". "you don't have to believe they protect you, they are meant to protect me. when you come here, you see only me. when I stand here, I see 100 people."
immigrant family take
just starting to click for me the reason why i've never been impressed by people telling me about the Exotic Adventures of spending their semester abroad or their spring break service trip or their gap year wandering is because after being raised by immigrants and always knowing that adapting to a different country/culture/foodscape/lifestyle/etc. is possible, it has never made sense for me why someone taking a finite and well-documented trip should be fawned over for it.
who is cultural appropriation about?
To me, at least, the issue isn't whether it's right or wrong for a white high schooler to wear a qipao to prom--that's beside the point, and once again centers white people in the debate, even as a negative. To me the point is whether a Chinese-American student would feel similarly comfortable wearing a qipao to her prom--whether she can do so proudly and happily without fear of racist and misogynistic harassment, of being further othered and stereotyped. I don't begrudge a white student wearing and enjoying a qipao as long as she's not being gross about it, but what does it say if a white girl wearing a qipao can be a media celebrity while students of Chinese descent wouldn't feel safe and comfortable showing their own heritage?
Today, I have a hard time deciding between this:
I've done "No One Is Watching" before and it's great fun, but trying something new might also be fun?
Mit dem Projekt "Tear this down" von der Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD) gemeinsam mit dem peng! Kollektiv wird eine deutschlandweite Karte zu Straßennamen, Denkmälern und anderen Orten mit kolonialem Bezug erstellt.
Helft, die Diskussion um Kolonialrassismus im Stadtraum weiter zu befeuern und tragt Straßen und Denkmäler ein!
Teilt den Link https://www.tearthisdown.com auch gerne!
draco learns to drive cars, emo (-), swearing
on another note, I drove like a nervous, hectic, clumsy mess today and it takes a long time to get basic concepts from theoretical knowledge to practical application and it's the first time I'm crying because I felt so overwhelmed.
Also it takes some getting used to that my right of way is actually worth shit and that the rest of traffic isn't out there to kill me.
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