I wish I wasn’t white so my opinion would be valid on this site
i wish i wasn’t black so my life would be worth something in this country
IN 2013 THERE ARE 624 BILLS REGULATING WOMEN’S BODIES.
THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANY BILLS REGULATING A MAN’S BODY.
TELL ME AGAIN WHY FEMINISM ISN’T IMPORTANT. (⊙‿⊙✿)
Socialist wins seat on Seattle city council
Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant, a member of the populist Occupy Seattle movement, ran on a platform of raising Washington State’s minimum wage to $15 and levying a “millionaire tax” to pay for mass transit and public education.
Sawant took 50.3 percent of the vote to incumbent Richard Conlin’s 49.4 percent. Even in this liberal city, Sawant’s win has surprised many here because Conlin was backed by the city’s political establishment.
While city council races are technically non-partisan, Sawant made sure people knew she was running as a socialist – a label that would be politically poisonous in many parts of the country.
Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP
i’m pretty excited about this, because i never expected sawant to win and i identify as a socialist although i’m registered democrat. although i’ve found her and her campaign to be rather abrasive and ungracious during the long, long vote-counting process, i’m interested to see what she’ll do while on city council. i’m certainly not about to tone-police her - i’m here for results.
Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People
Naima Lowe is a queer, Black artist based in Washington state whose most recent project is causing quite a stir. She’s created a book called 39 Questions for White People, a collection of simple questions that are meant to generate a discussion around white privilege. Here’s how Lowe describes it:
The deceptively simple text asks complex questions about race and accountability. Each page of this limited edition, forty-page, loose-leaf book, was hand inked and hand typed at a small collectively run print shop in Olympia, WA. This work started as an experiment based in my curiosity about how whiteness is framed and understood by white people. The work of creating the book became an exercise in turning the emotional labor of racism into tangible physical labor. I was able to turn all that pain into an object, which is incredibly strange, but also incredibly freeing.
Questions include: How do you know that you’re white? Do you notice when the last white person leaves the room?
Copies of the book just went on sale and it’s currently on display at The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle as part of their special exhibition “Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.”
it just closed three days ago! so bummed that i didn’t find out about this earlier, i would have definitely gone to see this exhibit.
so you know how everyone is always like lol illuminati 666 hail satan the south will rise again etc.
well today i was like hey what exactly was the illuminati anyways? and i
Next time on: I didn’t know I was a member of the Illuminati.
I actually cracks me up anytime I see claims about the founding fathers being part of a secret society like that’s some shock. Yeah, they were a secret society that wanted to institute a new world order, you fucking idiots. It’s the one you’re living in now.