"A Feast For The Eyes" Naomi Campbell by Steven Meisel for US Vogue December 1996
|—||Chandra Talpade Mohanty, ‘US Empire and the Project of Women’s Studies: Stories of citizenship, complicity and dissent’ (via indizombie)|
Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures
AHH! CanNOT wait for this to come out!!
just a few of the signs we made today for our rally on april 24 starting at 8:30AM! thanks to everyone who came out.
Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?
this scares me a little
why was my first one suicide
my first one was leave :/ i wish i could
Suicide, Secret, Scum, Fool, Coke?¿
RAGE FURY CUT MAN SEX
Mad, man, fool, suicide and cut ._.
Secrets passion naked sin slam omg that is so sexual xD HAHA. I’m horrible
suicide, lust, naked, crush, and secrets.
Malice, Secrets, Past, Fool, and Lust…… Woah there.
Lust, Fool, Crush, Past, Secret
Flesh, men, fool, lies, secrets
arm, chat, pass, dream,
This is how you handle getting your privileged called out.
Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking)
It’s not simple recognition of privilege though. It’s beyond that. Recognition of privilege does not, in and of itself, dismantle that privilege. Neither does self-checking.
This is an exchange. It is a conversation. It is open communication between two human beings. One person expresses something about their past experiences: “High school sucked.” Another reminds this person of her own experiences, and that juxtaposition fosters not only awareness of privilege, but awareness of another person’s feelings, thoughts, and experiences as being equally valid.
The problem of privilege is that is says some people’s experiences are not as valid as other’s, and that some people are not as valid as others. The point of acknowledging privilege is not simply to say “I have privilege”. It’s to move past the walls that privilege has often deliberately constructed to keep us apart from other human beings: walls that keep us from recognizing, understanding, and validating the diversity of our human perspectives and experiences.
So instead of acknowledging your privilege with guilt or shame (both of which are not productive for you or for other people), acknowledge your privilege and accept it, and then put it aside so you can be with your fellow humans and do the hard work of seeing them and treating them as your equals. Listen to them. Learn from them. Have conversations.
one time i said “no hetero, no hetero” in school
and this popular athletic straight boy sittin in front of me turned around super slow and looked at me and went “no… hetero?” in the TINIEST MOST BROKEN VOICE IMAGINABLE like he looked and sounded so timid and confused and he was looking at me like his whole life has been a lie because he realized he might be sitting near a queer person