Just a few congratulatory tweets to the ever so graceful Lupita Nyong’o!
The International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering at the 2014 Allied Media Conference is currently raising funds to sponsor the costs for trans women of colour to attend the conference. Their goal is $16,700.00 by March 28, 2014, and a breakdown of those costs is listed on their site. According to their fundraising page the goal of the gathering is:
…to connect diverse and dispersed trans women of colour so that we can begin to build the bridges, networks, and resources necessary to transform our communities using media and technology. Our network gathering will focus on sharing wisdom and skills between the Trans Women of Colour already living/working/existing on the front lines through a combination of workshops, skill shares, and networking activities.
While they chose a name that focuses on TWoC, they also mentioned that the gathering is:
…inclusive of non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, provided that they/we understand that this gathering will focus on and centre the most vulnerable in our community—Black, Indigenous, and/or Latina trans women, binary or not, sex workers, incarcerated people, disabled people, immigrants.
To support their conference and support the important work and needs of trans women of colour, DONATE or at least signal boost!
Support trans women of colour! ❤
P.S. They have the best perks I’m getting a kickass shirt
She Kicks She Throws is Growing
This past year has been incredible and what started as a little niche for myself has become something so important to me. And so after a some preparation, I’m ready to launch the next evolution of She Kicks She Throws!
The She Kicks She Throws homebase, wordpress-based headquarters blog will allow me to do some stuff that Tumblr doesn’t like…
- interacting with people not on Tumblr
- organizing research and content in a more accessible format
- hosting give-aways, contents, and more
- producing more in-depth content and research
- publishing some e-books
- selling some sweet merch! Like zipper pulls, buttons, badges, patches, and maybe bags too.
The tumblr stays! I could never let go of the uniqueness of the tumblr experience. There surely is no better way to post gifs of cat pics, do asks and answers, and stay in touch with your sweet blogs.
Content will be both shared and different! I’m re-writing a bunch of articles to post there, so you’ll recognize that. And new stuff will be cross-posted on both.
Launch is March 1! Watch this space for more info!
If this is a legitamite ask, can you point out the posts in question? We at no point want to misgender anyone.
If this is a transmisogynist wisecrack, I invite you to quite frankly ‘fuck off’.
Oh wow. That’s kinda shitty—
Ahh, so not only are neutral pronouns getting masculine defaults for relation terms (really, it should be sibling, child, spouse, etc), relation terms aren’t ACLed.
This raises the question: how would you ACL those relationship terms? I mean, you have to put something there; otherwise that would flag as suspicious. I suppose showing gender-neutral terms as described above for anyone who doesn’t have the ACL is the obvious solution, but even that could be strange. I can just see: “My profile says you’re my ‘child’, now. What’s up with that?”
Really the ideal seems to be that, for safety, some people shouldn’t know you’ve set a custom gender.
So the real solution here is to allow a user to set multiple custom genders, each with a separate ACL list. So you can have a public / family view gender, and then a ‘for friends I’m out to’ gender, at a minimum.
In the meantime, signal boost, because this is going to be non-obvious to a whole lot of people and doesn’t seem to be documented anywhere.
Heads up, folks.
32 Powerful And Brutally Honest Tweets From #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist
The hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist began trending on Twitter Friday, and provided a “snippet of how badass, ruthless and honest, Muslim women” are.
Twitter user, @YxxngHippie, started the hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist to discuss the difficulties and complexities of being a Muslim feminist.Within hours, the hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist blew up on Twitter with several Muslim women contributing.Their personal and brutally honest tweets provided a compelling perspective on Muslim feminism.
completely floored by the awesomeness of these muslim feminists taking on the issues they face from within their islamic communities (sexism and respectability politics) and from the outside (islamophobia, paternalistic white feminism, etc)
A TRANS WOMAN WAs behind the facebook gender thing and she
"There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world," said Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison
Source on this, btw, although the article’s worded poorly.
Dive into our rich herstory and check out these three films that showcase our legacy of badassery.
everyone this is issy and she is LIFE THREATENINGLY ILL WITH A RARE BLOOD DISORDER - THE MEDICATION SHE NEEDS IS NOT PAID FOR BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT - at the moment it’s the only thing keeping her from becoming more perilously ill and each dose costs 20,000 dollars. she needs the doses every 2 weeks. we need to raise 270,000 dollars before july this year when a petition for the government to approve funding for the medicine she needs goes through and hopefully the government will begin covering her care. we need every cent you can get. even the smallest contribution could tip the odds. just sharing this could tip the odds. let’s get thousands of likes and re-blogs. PLEASE. VISIT THIS DONATION PAGE BELOW WRITTEN BY HER SISTER SYD AND DONATE OR SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
i have roughly 6,000 followers, if just 3,000 of my followers can donate 20 dollars that’ll be sixty thousand dollars. that’s 3 doses for issy. six weeks of sustained health. please if you don’t have 20 dollars i know you know someone who does. share this as much as you possibly can, put it on your facebooks, twitters, instagrams and tumblrs. i’m especially looking at my peers with thousands of followers. plz lets use tumblr to save a damn life rather than just selling our wares and educating ourselves. this is a powerful tool let’s utilize it.
if you live in australia here is a link to the petition you can print out and sign, plz get your friends and family to sign it as well - -
The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)
“In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”
WHY DUSKEN WANTS TO BE A BIG NAME TOY DESIGNER RIGHT HERE, FUCK WHAT LEGO DID, SERIOUSLY, THE NEW ‘SETS’ JUST REINFORCE THE DEFICIT OF ACTUAL VIS-SPACIAL TOYS MARKETED TO LITTLE GIRLS ANDDDD I DESPISE IT
Image Caption: "Claudette Colvin. Nine months before Rosa parks’ famous bus boycott, Calvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school. Civil rights leaders didn’t publicize her story because she became an unwed mother."
Black History month Feb 2014
Beauty is more memorable than blandness.
Whoops, this happened.
So, given Tumblr’s new interest in interesting advertisements, and my acceptance into a Bachelor’s degree in Communications (In Media and Culture), I started this side blog up as a way to help me work through understanding how good ad’s work/ how I’m going to work at going into advertisement and how I want to do that.
Basically I thought I’d shoot this your way, so y’all can geek out with me, keep me honest and argue with my occasional thoughts.
Does that mesh with you fine folk?
Image Caption: “On Thursday 6th February 2014, Shelia Oakley was TASERED IN THE EYE at home by a police officer who was a highly experienced Taser trainer. Four police officers threw her to the ground, put their knees into her back, then handcuffed her.
Commissioner says officer acted in self-defence.
She is now blind.
Australia, the world is watching.”