"All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality the loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way."

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We are in a new age. I don’t think people knew what social media was going to be able to do. But alas, here we are. And the privileged did not expect push back from the oppressed. Not this way. And think about it. The oppressed have always pushed back. Clapped back. Resistance is not new.

But with social media, the voices are harder to silence. I don’t think they accounted for this happening at all. And most Black folks (for example) know that once we achieve something, the rules change. Succeeding is good until we do it. A college degree matters until we get them. Being a writer/blogger and creating your own space is what is recommended, demanded even, until we do it. Then we are “silencing” Whites by not allowing their domination of our spoken word and ability to share it.

Meghan Murphy, an anti-sex work, classist, White privilege loving/denying woman who gets to claim feminism (while many women of colour are rejected and denied space in feminist politics), recently wrote about bad Twitter. BAAAAD TWITTER. RUINING EVERYTHING! Not good for movements at all! Bwahaha. BWAHAHAHAHA. Aww. Are women of colour speaking out so distressing to privileged White women that they want to change the rules? Gee, this has “never” happened before, if “never” means “always, and at least for centuries.” Didn’t earlier this year White women like her promoted the power of feminism online, including Twitter, and even claimed they “started” online feminism? My…how short one’s memory can be when accountability is irrelevant.

Though I wrote this about Tumblr, it applies to Twitter as well, when people try to pretend that feminism on Twitter is a farce or that feminism began with Twitter: What The Hell Is A “Tumblr Feminist?”

I have dealt with trolls and silencers from every direction. White privilege and Whites’ racism. Male privilege and men’s sexism/misogyny/misogynoir. Black men and their need to “lead” any movement in social space (and if they cannot, they insult Black women’s work) that involves Black people at “best” and their misogynoir at worst. White women and their White supremacist feminism? Um…just see my essays of 2013—of the whole year of dealing with this. On cishet privilege, I have cis privilege, though I ID as ace. So I have plenty of privilege there and have tried to support trans people but I am still capable of cissexism, which I am glad to be called out on. As far as being an ace, well, you’ve seen my writing on evolving my thinking on my own life and this ID and the bigotry I face because of it. 

So yeah, I am intimately acquainted with the privileged wanting someone like me silenced so badly that they’ll do everything from troll to threaten me with death. I’m also acquainted with having privilege, though I don’t threaten anyone and want everyone to speak. This doesn’t mean that I want to be lied on—that’s the trend by some “progressive” Whites. They can’t call me “racist” or “sexist” so they decide that I am homophobic, transphobic and anti-sex work without a shred of proof. At least 2 Whites per month accuse me of these 3, with no proof, then apologize and assume we will be friends then. GO AWAY.

Some of the other examples added to this conversation included: @BougieLa mentioned how colourism and light skinned privilege impact this silencing. @Layogenic mentioned the false equivalency of the privileged where they equate losing exclusivity to speak with losing their voice in totality, as if the oppressed can “oppress” them by rejecting domination. @tehkathryn mentioned White G&L people bothered by space for TQPoC since this centers PoC and not Whites. ‏@MochaLisaccino mentioned how White disabled people behave as if they have no White privilege where disabled PoC are concerned.

This is a new age. And while all hierarchies are not unraveled, small voices can and will be heard. Some of us are clapping back. LOUDLY. DEAL.

"The oppressors are afraid of losing the ‘freedom’ to oppress." - Paulo Freire

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The Trans Cabal is officially Launched!

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Hello everyone,

It’s Sophia Banks here and I am very excited to say that as January 1st 2014 The Trans Cabal has officially launched.

I still have a lot of work to do with making the site pretty and adding some bells and whistles but I wanted to start the…

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Stay classy.

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a list of woc and qtpoc bands would be amazing - are there any lists out there already?

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Not that I know of! However, I’m gonna start one, right here, right now. I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’m inviting everyone here to add bands they know. Below are some currently active punk/hardcore/indie/alt bands that are fronted by, or in which half the band is made up of, women of color and/or LGBTQ people of color:

Aye Nako
Sourpatch
Try The Pie
The Younger Lovers
Bloomer
In School
3Jane
Penguin
Cojoba
Negation 
Permanent Ruin -
soundcloud / tumblr
The Mighty Paradocs -
facebook // myspace
Downtown Boys
Malportado Kids
Olivia Neutron-John
Tin Vulva
White Noise Supremacists
Omega Sirius Moon
The Ch’izhii’s « does anyone have any music links?
Shady Hawkins
Kera and the Lesbians
Heliotropes
Turnip King
La Luz
Habibi
Disparate
The Tuts
Neonates
Sparkleshit
Las Otras
La Misma
Wallflower
Midwest Moms
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
Las Robertas
Destruye Y Huye
Replica (CA)
Lozen ««< ????
Half-Breed
Obama Youth -
facebook
Rayos X -
last.fm
Tuberculosis -
last.fm
Generación Suicida
Bascom (w folks from sourpatch)
Crabapple «««< ???
SBSM
Kurraka
My Parade
Ephemera «< ????
Bedrooms «< is this riiite??
Blood Horses BATTY
Alyssa of
See-Through Girls
Laura of
Heavy Bangs
1000 Lights ««??? 
This Or That ««????
Sarchasm
Punk Funk Mob
Bestfriend/Grrlfriend
Ancient Wing
No Bone
Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer) (Tumblr) (Soundcloud)
Oxygen Facial FKA
Melting Wreck
Gorgeous Vermillion
Beast Nest -
Soundcloud / Tumblr
Sangre de Abajo
Centre «< ???
Fanciulla Gentile -
Soundcloud / Tumblr
Placentaur
No Babies
Apostasis
Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!) ««???
 x1955x
Horregias -
soundcloud // tumblr
Kumbia Queers
The Golfas -
soundcloud // youtube
Juvenilia
The Breathing Light -
tumblr // facebook
Anus Kings
New Bloods
The Discotays
TV Tramps -
facebook
Miracle Dolls
Bat Vomit - Scum Bastard (Youtube)
Dead Rez Reflex
Blackfire
Baby Shampoo «« ????
Its Morning Somewhere Helms Alee
JD’s Revenge «< ??????
Kuzikia «<??
Genders
Criaturas -
bandcamp // soundcloud
Big Joanie -
bandcamp // soundcloud
Bushoong « ??
Moor Mother Goddess -
soundcloud // bandcamp
Atomic Tan Lines
Bike Crash Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee) - youtube ” KUCHISAKE ONNA / 女王蜂 - 口裂け女”
Lior from Gay Panic
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation - youtube video
Girl in a Coma
Langton Drive - facebook / bandcamp
Virgin Gun Club
Tragic Gadget
Vulgar Fashion

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Pantene Phillippines #whipit Labels against women

This is so relevant it’s not even funny.

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My life story

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"Indians and animals of North America"

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