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Sep 29

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What is: Agency -

tonidorsay:

In the social sciences, Agency refers to the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices.

By contrast, structure are those factors of influence (such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, customs, etc.) that determine or limit an…

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

a black supermodel can go missing and there is no coverage on it whatsoever but you’ll be sure to hear about the white child who shoved a berry up her nose on the 6 o’clock news

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bbincumming2:

den7cut:

plug that hole

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bellecosby:

sectum-and-sempra:

bellecosby:

White men can take nations but they can’t take a joke

This is a generalization.

case in point 

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Standing precariously on the ledge of his balcony, Rauluni’s plea for asylum is marked by the State’s rejection and
expulsion; he is then inserted within a regime of political death that leads to his literal death. Everything he says and does before his ontological death underscores the facticity of his political death: he speaks, but the officials cannot hear; he gestures, but they cannot see; he pleads, but to no effect. Rauluni is a politically dead subject before his fall and before his biological demise on impact with the ground. As a politically dead subject, he has no right to negotiation and he has already forfeited any claims to human rights. Human rights are the sole preserve of the politically ‘alive’ subjects who reside outside the razor wire.

In their moment of landfall and arrest on Australian soil, the refugees’ human rights are suspended and superseded, as they are forcefully ushered beyond the juridical category of ‘the human’ into the carceral confines of Australia’s immigration prisons, where they may be imprisoned indefinitely without trial. Justice Louis Joinet, the head of a United Nations delegation that examined conditions within Australia’s Refugee Detention Centres, declared: ‘Criminals were treated better than people fighting for asylum under Australia’s mandatory detention system.’

As Suvendrini Perera has argued, drawing on a term by Tony Birch, in the process of being categorised as ‘unauthorised’ arrivals, refugees are effectively ‘unpeopled: [they are] the ones whose human suffering may not be seen or recognised.

” —

Joseph Pugliese, ‘The reckoning of possibles: Asylum seekers, justice and the indigenisation of the levinasian third’, Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 34, 2011, pp. 23-42.

Josefa Raulini was a Fijian man held in Sydney’s Villawood detention centre who committed suicide by jumping off a balcony on September 20, 2010. He plead for asylum, fearing would be killed or tortured if returned to Fiji. The government chose to deport him.The serco guards attempted to use force when Josefa threatened to jump: they had apparently been given no suicide prevention training. They placed mattresses on he ground at the base of the building and told him to ‘jump’.  He did. He did not survive. His nephew witnessed his this and believed he was still alive but was restrained and held down by guards when he attempted to go to his uncle.

He is one of the many asylum seekers who’ve died at the hands of our government (and at the hands of the collective indifference of white australians).

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Sep 28

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pastel-gizibe:

sancophaleague:

"Ladarius Sapho had his valedictorian speech already prepared when the principal at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois informed the straight A student that he was not eligible to receive the top honor he worked so hard to achieve.
With a 4.135 GPA, The principal explained that, while he performed well enough for the valedictorian position, he technically didn’t qualify for the honor. “I was gonna be number one, valedictorian of 2014. I was going to be giving the speech at graduation. Now they won’t let me.” Sapho explained.
Antoinette Gray is a community advocate who has been trying to help Sapho retain his valedictorian status. “There is no policy,” said Gray told Fox 32. “They have been asked not once, but two or three times to produce that written policy. And the reason that was given by the school principal, is nonsense. Gray says the Principal is simply using his own discretion and that there is no regulation on the books specifying Valente’s decision to withhold the valedictorian from the Proviso East senior. A district representative said the policy can be found on the district website, but so far no one has been able to locate such a policy. According to Gray, it wasn’t in any written documentation anywhere.”
What are your thoughts on this?
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SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST
I’m over shit like this happening.

pastel-gizibe:

sancophaleague:

"Ladarius Sapho had his valedictorian speech already prepared when the principal at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois informed the straight A student that he was not eligible to receive the top honor he worked so hard to achieve.

With a 4.135 GPA, The principal explained that, while he performed well enough for the valedictorian position, he technically didn’t qualify for the honor. “I was gonna be number one, valedictorian of 2014. I was going to be giving the speech at graduation. Now they won’t let me.” Sapho explained.

Antoinette Gray is a community advocate who has been trying to help Sapho retain his valedictorian status. “There is no policy,” said Gray told Fox 32. “They have been asked not once, but two or three times to produce that written policy. And the reason that was given by the school principal, is nonsense. Gray says the Principal is simply using his own discretion and that there is no regulation on the books specifying Valente’s decision to withhold the valedictorian from the Proviso East senior. A district representative said the policy can be found on the district website, but so far no one has been able to locate such a policy. According to Gray, it wasn’t in any written documentation anywhere.”

What are your thoughts on this?

Post By @KingKwajo

#SanCophaLeague

SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST

I’m over shit like this happening.

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pinklabeltv:

What is the “Slow Porn Movement?”
As described by Sensate Films: The mass-production mentality of the adult industry draws producers into its ‘more, faster!’ mindset and mode of production. This often sacrifices both the quality of the product and the experience of its creation. Our response to this is to slow down. This gives us the time and presence to pay attention to those details that the mainstream so often misses; the quality of a breath, the words in a whisper. It gives our contributors the time to make choices about their representation, and also to take their time, to indulge themselves, to respond to the process of being documented. We are holding ourselves to the standards of other ‘slow’ movements and focussing on the wider impact of our work on our contributors, our audience, and ourselves. We value sustainability of energies and ethics in what we create. In so doing, we hope to generate change in the way that erotic imagery is experienced.
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pinklabeltv:

What is the “Slow Porn Movement?”

As described by Sensate Films: The mass-production mentality of the adult industry draws producers into its ‘more, faster!’ mindset and mode of production. This often sacrifices both the quality of the product and the experience of its creation. Our response to this is to slow down. This gives us the time and presence to pay attention to those details that the mainstream so often misses; the quality of a breath, the words in a whisper. It gives our contributors the time to make choices about their representation, and also to take their time, to indulge themselves, to respond to the process of being documented. We are holding ourselves to the standards of other ‘slow’ movements and focussing on the wider impact of our work on our contributors, our audience, and ourselves. We value sustainability of energies and ethics in what we create. In so doing, we hope to generate change in the way that erotic imagery is experienced.

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popthirdworld:

Just so we’re clear, the reason a lot of people protest climate change isn’t because they like trees and hiking. It’s because we’re making the Earth unlivable for all humans, and that humans in the poorest countries are the one’s worst hit.

Protesting climate change ain’t a white privilege thing. The people protesting climate change the hardest are Indigenous people, Island nation people, and poor people in hot countries. They’re terrified.

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“Jenny Holzer’s famous truism “Protect me from what I want” renders in a very precise way the fundamental ambiguity of the hysterical position. It can either be read as an ironic reference to the standard male chauvinist wisdom that a woman, when left to herself, gets caught in the self-destructive fury, so that she must be protected from herself by the benevolent male domination: “Protect me from the excessive self-destructive desire in me that I myself am not able to dominate.” Or it can be read in a more radical way, as pointing towards the fact that in today’s patriarchal society, woman’s desire is radically alienated, that she desires what men expect her to desire, that she desires to be desired by men. In this case, “Protect me from what I want” means “What I want, precisely when I seem to formulate my authentic innermost longing, is already imposed on me by the patriarchal order that tells me what to desire, so the first condition of my liberation is that I break up the vicious cycle of my alienated desire and learn to formulate my desire in an autonomous way.”” — Slavoj Žižek, How To Read Lacan (via not-nai)

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