Posts tagged ‘patriarchy’

Annual Halloween Parade in Richmond

All the Saints Theater Company Presents

Annual #halloween #parade in #rva #monroepark 7pm on October 31st. Come in costume and help carry puppets and celebrate #smashysmashy #patriarchy our ancestors and reclaiming our city (and park)
#costumes #puppets #art #artists #thosewelost #mourning #radical #anarchist #southern #queer #lgbtq #funeralmarch #divinefeminine @allthesaintstheaterco

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Annual Halloween Parade in Richmond

All the Saints Theater Company Presents

Annual #halloween #parade in #rva #monroepark 7pm on October 31st. Come in costume and help carry puppets and celebrate #smashysmashy #patriarchy our ancestors and reclaiming our city (and park)
#costumes #puppets #art #artists #thosewelost #mourning #radical #anarchist #southern #queer #lgbtq #funeralmarch #divinefeminine @allthesaintstheaterco

Trigger warning for Amerikkka

Trigger warning don’t read the paper

Or listen to NPR

If a constant barrage of sexual assault and violence

Isn’t what you want to hear about. Stay off of social media

And planet Earth too

Rapist in Chief?

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Trigger warning for Amerikkka

Trigger warning don’t read the paper

Or listen to NPR

If a constant barrage of sexual assault and violence

Isn’t what you want to hear about. Stay off of social media

And planet Earth too

Rapist in Chief?

Probably

What kind of a world is like this

My friends reveal their worst traumas publicly to try to make a political point to people with their thumbs in their ears or watching fox news or guilty of similar crimes themselves.

Patriarchal rape culture is amerikkkan culture

If you didn’t see that before maybe you will now

Get the old white rapist guys out of office and power

They are becoming emboldened

Teach boys to not rape

Teach girls to not rape

Teach everyone that gender is a social construct

But by god we have constructed a monster

Frankenstein of masculinity blames women no matter what

Kangaroo court I reject your courts and a system clearly designed to uphold rape

Drink tea and take some.time in nature away from extra rape culture onslaught if you need

Join the clamor of me too and why I didn’t report

Cultural change does happen and I think this is how

With some follow through and many brave people

Who won’t back down

Nude Photos!!!!

Nude Pictures!!!

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Missing the Mark – Racism and Reporting

This was an article I wrote on Dec. 24, 2014, and submitted to a local paper. Not hearing back from them since the holidays, I figured I might as well get it out here. This is a response to an article written by Mark Holmberg which you can look up if you want to read it, I don’t want to give it the clicks.

Mark Holmberg is a staple of the Richmond journalism scene. I remember being a kid and reading his columns in the Richmond Times Dispatch. As an adult I have been interviewed by Mark for his new gig at WTVR CBS 6, and seen him at numerous protests and events around town. He’s been in my home on several occasions. Mark is a human, you know, like the rest of us, and a perfectly nice guy in person. Sometimes, Mark’s perspective which he infuses his reports with is sympathetic or similar to my position on an issue. But there are other times where Mark’s reporting makes a strong case for the old concept that if you don’t have nuthin nice to say don’t say nuthin at all.

Unfortunately, the views Mark has chosen to broadcast regarding the Eric Garner and Mike Brown protests fall into this category. His December 21st article, starts off badly and doesn’t get any better. He seems to draw ties from the world wide protests against police brutality, murder of people of color, institutional racism and impunity from accountability for the police to the mentally ill man who killed his partner, a woman of color, and then two NYPD officers. There is no connection between #blacklivesmatter protests and Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the man who shot the two cops, and there is no reason to try to delegitimize organizing and protest efforts by people of color and their allies around these issues based on faulty logic.

Mark draws rapid, trite conclusions, about both the Eric Garner and Mike Brown decisions. I have been patient with white people who do not understand or sympathize with the Mike Brown murder and Ferguson situation. I know it is hard for folks to see past their white privilege, especially without video evidence (sigh). But white people need to learn to listen to people of color and believe what is being said. White privilege protects white folks from certain experiences and blinds us to certain realities. (more…)

On Being a Scary Man-Lady with a Fat Ass

Check out my reaction to anonymous internet commenters on news stories in my new essay on Quail Bell Magazine

http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/3/post/2014/04/essay-on-being-a-scary-man-lady-with-a-fat-ass.html

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