I am a white cis woman in my thirties. I blog about art, mathematics, politics, and whatever else I feel like. You can search for art, drawings, math, comments, tarot, yams, or neolalia.

 

primadollly:

I hate making this post again, but things have been a little stressful lately, especially since a cat-related emergency came up, and I might have to take Jasper to the vet tonight. 

A lot of you know that I’ve been seriously ill now for a while now, which prevents me from working. I want to apply for disability (because in all likelihood, I qualify), but to do that I need to see some doctors first, and to do that, I need to save up, because the insurance I have (medicaid) is extremely limited, and most of my appointments are not covered. And of course, that process can take months to complete, so there’s no guarantee I will even get an answer by the end of the year. 

I’m extremely limited in what I can do right now, since I don’t have the energy to even be awake for more than a few hours at a time. I can send you a cute thank you card (with stickers and stuff!) and/or kiss my cat and tell them it’s from you (I have four very cute cats to choose from so this is a sweet deal). My paypal is here. And here is a small, semi-organized list of what I need to do/get:

  • Dental Work (two wisdom teeth + three molars in need of immediate- as in, shattered/exposed nerves/infected/impacted immediate- repair; After that, basically everything else, but that can wait)
  • Medicine + Doctors appointments (I am going to a pain clinic in a few days, but their procedures may or may not be covered by my insurance. I’ve also been prescribed new medication by my rheumatologist, but I haven’t been able to pick it up, since my insurance does not cover it)
  • Pillows + Bedding (It’s been three-ish years since I last got new bedding. My pillows are yellow, flat, and gross, and do not have cases. This is especially important because I spend so much time in bed)
  • A sleeved maxi dress, scarves (This was my Ramadan goal, to dress more modestly, but obviously with everything in play, switching up my wardrobe hasn’t been an option. I don’t go out very often so it hasn’t been too much of an issue, and I’d really only need one good one to cover when I do go out.)

Boost! Please help my friend if you can.

lesradicalfeminisms:

magdalena-manticore:

lesradicalfeminisms:

anarchacannibalism:

lesradicalfeminisms started following you

hey misgendering trans women is an expression of colonial violence so please get the fuck away from me you racist piece of shit

follow for more ◟◞◜◝◟◞◜◝◟◞ entitled male post of the day ◟◞◜◝◟◞◜◝◟◞

Misgendering trans women is violent.  You are following my friend’s blog to harass her.  You are not a friend to women.  Back off of my friend, check yourself, educate yourself.   

I have never engaged with your friend before and I followed them by mistake.

I don’t think you know the meaning of violent?

Take care,

-Sam

> I have never engaged with your friend

Unless I misunderstand you, you have reblogged my friend’s post to refer to her as an ‘~~entitled male~~’. 

I am glad that you unfollowed her.

Redefining violence that happens to marginalized people as not-violence, is also violent.

lesradicalfeminisms:

anarchacannibalism:

lesradicalfeminisms started following you

hey misgendering trans women is an expression of colonial violence so please get the fuck away from me you racist piece of shit

follow for more ◟◞◜◝◟◞◜◝◟◞ entitled male post of the day ◟◞◜◝◟◞◜◝◟◞

Misgendering trans women is violent.  You are following my friend’s blog to harass her.  You are not a friend to women.  Back off of my friend, check yourself, educate yourself.   

WHITE RAPPER FAQ

aamerrahman:

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1. OMG HOW CAN YOU COMPARE RAPPERS LIKE IGGY AZALEA AND KREASHAWN TO BLACKFACE MINSTRELS?

(http://aamerrahman.tumblr.com/image/53915908191)

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Blackface was all about white people acting out caricatured, fetishised depictions of black people for the entertainment of white audiences.  Iggy Azalea, Kreashawn etc. are all about… well, you get the picture.  Their entire careers rely on them perpetually acting, talking and behaving like college students at an ironic-not-racist-but-actually-racist  ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ themed frat party.

 

2. ARE YOU SAYING IGGY AZALEA IS RACIST?

Let’s not even start on this: http://diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com/iggy-azalea-leads-racist-twitter-rant/

I’m sure Iggy Azalea doesn’t think Iggy Azalea is racist.  In fact, she thinks SHE is the one being oppressed.  These are her words in response to Eve saying she wasn’t a fan:

 

“Everybody is different, everybody hasn’t lived out of the box and for you to even know if it’s real, you have to kind of be an out-the-box person or somebody who likes something they’re not suppose to. A girl like her that raps is expected, so, how could you understand something so different?

 

Right.  (1) Rap is some kind of forbidden love for a girl like Iggy, (2) OMG black people like Eve rapping are SO CLICHÉ!  How could they possibly understand something as brilliant and original as an white Australian who makes money by doing a bad impression of a black woman?  Also, you don’t call Eve ‘girl.’

 

“I’m not mad at [Eve] for not understanding it,” she continued. “How could you if you’ve never been ostracized or loved something you weren’t suppose to love? Everything you’ve loved you’re allowed to love, so, how could you understand me?I don’t give a fuck if you think I am (real) or not ’cause that girl in the crowd understand it and that’s who it’s for, if you don’t then it’s not for you.” 

 

Okay, so (1) WHERE DOES A WHITE RAPPER GET OFF TELLING A BLACK WOMAN THAT SHE HAS ‘NEVER BEEN OSTRACISED’ AND ALWAYS BEEN ALLOWED TO LOVE WHAT SHE WANTS???

(2) WTF is this about ‘not being allowed to love’ rap???  Asher Roth predictably says similar things – that growing up he felt alienated by the Hip-Hop he listened to because he didn’t feel ‘represented.’

 

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS.  COMMERCIAL HIP-HOP IS DESIGNED FOR WHITE PEOPLE.  WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE VAST, OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF HIP-HOP’S CONSUMER BASE.  WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF WESTERN CONSUMERS, FULL STOP.  HIP-HOP MUST MEET WHITE PEOPLE’S DEMANDS IN ORDER TO BE FINANCIALLY VIABLE CONTENT FOR ADVERTISERS ON TV, RADIO AND THE INTERNET. HIP-HOP AS AN INDUSTRY SURVIVES ON WHITE PEOPLE’S MONEY.  HIP-HOP AS A PRODUCT RELIES ON APPEALING TO THE WHIMS OF ITS PREDOMINANTLY WHITE FANBASE.  COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL HIP-HOP REFLECTS THE DESIRES AND TASTES OF WHITE PEOPLE.  HIP-HOP IS ONE OF WHITE AMERICA’S FAVOURITE FORMS OF ESCAPE, WHERE YOU GET TO PROJECT AND LIVE OUT FANTASIES ABOUT SEX AND VIOLENCE THROUGH PEOPLE OF COLOUR.  YOU ARE NOT ‘OUTSIDERS’ TO HIP-HOP, YOU ACTUALLY CONTROL ITS PRODUCTION, FORM AND DISTRIBUTION JUST BY BEING WHITE.

 

You are not being excluded. I promise.

 

3. ARE YOU SAYING WHITE PEOPLE AREN’T ALLOWED TO RAP?

White people can and will do whatever the fuck they want regardless of what I might think or say.

This is one of my favourite gems from Iggy:  “This idea that rap should be black… is worrying to me. It’s almost like segregation…isn’t that how conflict (!!?!) starts?”

Um, no.  Actually, it’s nothing like segregation.  And no, people thinking you and your fake, manufactured shit have no place in a culture built on authenticity is not how racism and wars started.  Benevolent white people like you who want to forcibly colonise, appropriate and redefine other people’s culture and history are how racism and wars started.

 

4. REALLY? THE JIMMY FALLON/ JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ‘HISTORY OF RAP’ SKITS? REACHING, BRAH.

If you say so.  Two douchebag whiteboys doing Hip-Hop karaoke using THE ROOTS as a jukebox?  Really?  Presenting someone else’s art and history (badly) while the coloured folks play backup? While BLACK THOUGHT stands by and watches?  Black Thought is one of the best MCs out and - if you’ve heard his mixtape with J. Period - can actually do incredible impersonations of other rappers.  But that doesn’t matter, because being rich and white like Fallon and Timberlake means you can ride off other people’s talent, history and cultural capital just for kicks while a white studio audience cheers you on. 

PART 2 of this is here: http://aamerrahman.tumblr.com/post/54317063776/white-rapper-faq-part-2

sneaking into the Physics Department to do some witching

sneaking into the Physics Department to do some witching

anarchacannibalism:

magdalena-manticore:

anarchacannibalism:

from what i hear a lot of native cultures + not just mine have v different conceptions of how time works to colonial society

like a lot of first nations cultures see time as a repeating process, and for us time is all happening simultaneously w no past or future

u think their idea that time is a linear process contributes to the ways The White are so willing to forgive themselves for historical atrocities? bc like for us those crimes have happened, are happening, and will continue to happen, whereas for them they’re just over and done. maybe there’s a connection to neoliberalism too? 

I also see a connection between the linear time model and the attitude that ‘with Science we can know more and more, and eventually we will have all the answers, or at least all the answers worth having’ - an attitude that applies to conquering as well as knowing.

I wonder to what extent the cultural model of linear time comes from the development of Cartesian coordinates in math and physics.  What was the effect on philosophy and political theory of the success of coordinate systems as technical tools?  (I really don’t know - if anyone does, I hope they’ll tell me!)

I hope I’m not flippant with any of that - as you know, I am interested in the connection between rationalism and violence, and it seems like maybe this idea of yours can illuminate part of that. 

yeah, heck, i mean foucault also draws the link between power (and i guess necessarily violence) and knowledge in Discipline and Punish. this is one of those ideas that i’m sure is really important but that i’m also sure i don’t yet know enough about to Get Jiggy with

It’s been on my mind a lot lately since I’ve been reading Orientalism by Edward Said.  He returns to the relation between power and knowledge again and again, and he also refers to Foucault a lot.

I do think there may be a connection between the model of linear time and the idea of ~~progress~~, with all its toxic implications.

anarchacannibalism:

from what i hear a lot of native cultures + not just mine have v different conceptions of how time works to colonial society

like a lot of first nations cultures see time as a repeating process, and for us time is all happening simultaneously w no past or future

u think their idea that time is a linear process contributes to the ways The White are so willing to forgive themselves for historical atrocities? bc like for us those crimes have happened, are happening, and will continue to happen, whereas for them they’re just over and done. maybe there’s a connection to neoliberalism too? 

I also see a connection between the linear time model and the attitude that ‘with Science we can know more and more, and eventually we will have all the answers, or at least all the answers worth having’ - an attitude that applies to conquering as well as knowing.

I wonder to what extent the cultural model of linear time comes from the development of Cartesian coordinates in math and physics.  What was the effect on philosophy and political theory of the success of coordinate systems as technical tools?  (I really don’t know - if anyone does, I hope they’ll tell me!)

I hope I’m not flippant with any of that - as you know, I am interested in the connection between rationalism and violence, and it seems like maybe this idea of yours can illuminate part of that. 

We Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious people all over the world to act, protest and intensify the boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people and is held to account.

In case you were wondering what Gazans want you to do in order to help. 

We call for a final end to the crimes and oppression against us. We call for:

  • Arms embargos on Israel, sanctions that would cut off the supply of weapons and military aid from Europe and the United States on which Israel depends to commit such war crimes;
  • Suspension of all free trade and bilateral agreements with Israel such as the EU-Israel Association agreement;
  • Boycott, divestment and sanctions, as called for by the overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society in 2005

(via musaafer)

messing around with watercolors

messing around with watercolors

fuckyeajews:

There is a serious problem within the pro-Palestine movement. There is often a failure to recognize antisemitism. Many non-Jews can’t tell what is antisemitic, and charges of antisemitism are more often than not shrugged off because Israel apologists occasionally conflate criticism of Israel with antisemitism. So without further ado, let’s get on with it.

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This is a very limited list, but pay close attention to your words. Actively call out antisemitism when you do encounter it, as it delegitimizes the movement.

* http://this-is-not-jewish.tumblr.com/post/52198988014/timseriladashmimeni-well-i-promised-that-id

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