Posts tagged women of color

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Save Fernanda Milan: “Hopefully, we have at least won a couple of days!”


Kære venner! Vi regner ikke med at udvisningen bliver gennemført mandag den 17. september. Der er anmodet om en genoptagelse af sagen, og før Flygtningenævnet giver politiet besked om hvorvidt Fernanda kan blive i Danmark under sagsbehandllingen, vil politiet ikke foretage sig noget i sagen. Vi har sandsynligvis i det mindste vundet et par dage! / Dear friends, we don’t think the police will deport Fernanda tomorrow. We have asked for a re-opening of the case, and before the Refugee Board says whether Fernanda can stay in Denmark while they are working on the on the case, the police will not take further action. Hopefully, we have at least won a couple of days!

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Janet Mock’s posts about her case; includes PETITION & video (link) [WARNING: talk of transmisogyny, anti-trans hate crimes, rape]

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Often at the wimmin’s center, I’d be one of only a handful of women of color. I tried to persuade my black friends to come, but they just weren’t interested. Little by little, I became frustrated with being the token black at the women’s activities. Like many black women before me, I learned the hard way that some people, including many white feminists, like having blacks at their meetings and social gatherings. Whether you were happy there, whether you were taken seriously there, was beside the point. To have a black presence was and is trendy. It is politically correct. But when it came down to it, I could not trust most white women to have my back.
Veronica Chambers, Betrayal Feminism (via mpvoices)

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What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that
she cannot see her heelprint upon another woman’s face?
What woman’s terms of oppression have become precious
and necessary to her as a ticket into the fold of the righteous,
away from the cold winds of self-scrutiny? … We welcome all
women who can meet us, face to face, beyond objectification
and beyond guilt.
Audre Lorde (via darkjez)

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A new brand of progressives are kicking out pregnant women from their meetings. Who are these people? Yesterday, at Progressives for Immigration Reform’s (PFIR) 2nd National Conference on Immigration, Conservation and the Environment, four pregnant women were kicked out after they raised concerns about mothers being blamed for environmental degradation. During a talk by Californians for Population Stabilization’s Ben Zuckerman on the “impact of our growing population on our natural environment,” one woman asked the question: “Are you saying that the life inside of me is the problem? Won’t the next generation be leading us to new solutions?” According to a bystander, shortly after, the same mother stood up and said “my child is not the problem. My child is the solution.” As the other mothers stood up to show support, security guards physically escorted them out of the room while women sang “this little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”

Anti-Immigrant Group Kicks Pregnant Women out of National Conference « Beyond Illegal

oh, and yeah, these mamis were all women of color. oh, and yeah, that “progressive” group is funded by the white supremacist org FAIR.

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for anyone not familiar with Californians for Population Stabilization, here’s note-a-bear’s post about their garbage (link)

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