just like the fucking biggest shoutout to trans ppl who have realized that their gender can never be about passing or asking ppl for prounouns or going to trans spaces b/c they are so vastly complicated and have to keep their gender swallowed and locked up tight
shoutout to trans folks who have to learn to like things about being read as cis and conquer their dysphoria that way because to be stereotypically trans feels a thousand times worse than just being cis
shoutout to trans ppl who don’t care about ppl using the wrong pronouns
shoutout to trans ppl who hate other trans ppl
shoutout to trans ppl who will never pass for a second in their damn lives
ugh i have been holding this shit in for a really long time
fucking shoutout to trans ppl with unpopular opinions on how to be trans
YES YES thank you zara yes. i have so many similar feels and i love you so much for writing this and i love you so much anyway and i want to talk to youu about everything forevver! <3 <3
everyone i love is amazing btwwww
1. Kids don’t drop out of school, they’re pushed out because the knowledge is not meaningful.
2. Activism is not about convenience. I cannot be antiracist all day and then go home at 5 o’clock, put my feet up and be a bigot.
3. As a white person you can walk away when you get tired about talking about white privilege. A person of colour cannot walk away.
4. I can speak English. The gift of 200 years of colonialism: you come out of your mother’s womb speaking English.
5. I had an arranged marriage. I arranged it myself.
6. Language is not neutral. Language is political.
7. The Sharia Hysteria: if you want it you’re a Neanderthal, if you don’t want it you are a liberal.
8. Muslims do not have a monopoly on oppressing women.
9. I don’t get offended anymore. If I’m continually insulted I am frozen into inaction.
10. If I am the standard and you are different from me then I have the power.
11. When you get tired of anti-racism and social justice, remember those who cannot walk away. You’ve got to stand with them.
12. I don’t mind being an immigrant. But my children were born here — their imagination of home begins and end in Canada. I can go home to Pakistan but this is home to my children.
13. Pakistan has been colonized for 200 years but the colonizers went home. They left behind their cronies to watch over us.
14. I didn’t know I was being a feminist until I came here a week ago. I thought I was just a woman who liked to fight.
15. We have to fight together. We have been marginalized and oppressed and if we’re not careful we’re going to marginalize and oppress someone else.
16. Everyone wants to save the muslim woman. Some want to put the hijab on me and save me; some want to take hijab off me and save me; some want to bomb us and save me. Just give me a break man! I can save myself! I don’t need Western imperialism to save me or Western feminism riding on the coattails of Western imperialism to save me. I can save myself.
17. Just because we are doing social justice does not mean we are socially just.
18. We [immigrants and refugees] don’t come here to live in poverty. We don’t come for the weather and we don’t come for the food – we bring the food! We come for the democracy.
19. To hurt someone is to sin. To watch someone else get hurt and do nothing is a greater sin.
20. If you are a man you can be a feminist – if you are a man you
must be a feminist because if you’re not, you’re part of the problem.
21. I wish all I had to worry about was [my son’s] baggy pants and who he dates. I have to worry if he’s going to get arrested, if he’s playing basketball, out with his Black and Arab friends. This is part of mothering for black mothers, aboriginal mothers, and now it is true for Muslim mothers. Quotes by Uzma Shakir - Muslim woman and feminist. (via yourfriendlycomrade)
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.