"Intersectionality has been the subject of many criticisms by mainstream feminists: that it’s too intellectual, that it’s not intellectual enough, that the tone makes people afraid, that feminists of colour and black women in particular are “angry” and “scary” and “mean.” The toxicity meme is just another in a long line of attempts by white women with large platforms, and a desire for control, to silence women who might undermine their absolute authority. The targets they choose are convenient: women of colour, queer and trans women, women without the platforms and ability to defend themselves. Their tactics mirror those of anyone trying to reify structural inequalities: systemic marginalisation, dismissing criticism, even silencing dissent by reframing it as aggression."
"They don’t “accidentally” rape women. They don’t “misread the signals”. Every day, men who pretend that they are incapable of telling that women don’t want them to penetrate their bodies, read hundreds of social signals expertly. They know when to joke about with the boss; when to back down gracefully in a meeting without losing face; when to negotiate hard and when to keep some back for the next deal; they know when to banter with their colleagues and when to be professional. They know when to slap down someone in a pub or a club or on a train and when that would be dangerous – most men, like most women, are very, very good at negotiating social signals."
Choi Xoo Ang’s Disturbing Sculptures
Choi Xoo Ang, the Seoul born artist and dark master of the imagination, has created sculptures at once hyperrealistic and completely nightmarish, making you feel as if your real life has bled into an inescapable, bad dream.
Twisted tongues, stitched backs and floating heads appear throughout Choi’s polymer clay figures, which display remarkable realism despite their fabulous content. Many of the pieces give metaphorical shape to real issues in modern day Korea, including human rights and abuse.
fun fact: in germany if you’re a neo nazi or own nazi regalia they arrest the absolute fuck out of you
fun fact: guess what we should do in america
Slurs are violent. They enact violence. They bring up violence. Slurs are used to dehumanize people, against their will.