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I'm a 25 y/o, white, queer cis woman, I'm a huge Discworld fan, in the second year of Serieskolan in Malmo and, although I care very much about politics, I try to keep them off my blog as much as possible. If you'd like me to tag anything, just give me a shout! I care a lot about that stuff.
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~ Monday, September 1 ~
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useless-swedenfacts:

in sweden we don’t say ‘i love you’ we say ‘håll käften’ and i think that’s beautiful

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~ Sunday, August 31 ~
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(Source: pickledinsanity)

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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

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~ Saturday, August 30 ~
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fauxcyborg:

wish I could be more cutting, droll, and sardonic every time I see the rush to assure men that feminism helps them just as much.

but, I’m more or less just really terrified of the men who need to know how not hurting women will help them before they stop. 

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~ Friday, August 29 ~
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shocktastic:

Meet the blogger! 

URL: sixteentons (always and 5ever!)
Name: My
Nickname: M, Mu, Myp, Frank Miller, May, kitten, mitten, blitten, bitten, vante
Birthday: july 29
Gender: woman
Sexuality: bisexual
Height: 160 cm
Time Zone: cest?
Current time and date: 14:29 aug 29 2014
Average hours of sleep: 7
The last thing I Googled was: time zone >_<
My most used phrase(s): the narrative demands it
First word that comes to mind: hot dog
Last thing said to a family member: "okay, I will!"
One place that makes me happy and why: connected to the lakes where I spent my summers, there’s a waterfall you can canoe down when the water’s high enough. It was always the beginning and end of a lot of my favorite adventures.
How many blankets I sleep under: one in summer, two in winter. I have no circulation.
Favorite beverage(s): strawberry daiquiries, fizzy water, newcastle brown beer
The last movie I watched in the cinema: The heat ;____;
Three things I can’t live without: laptop, potatoes, chocolate
Something I plan on learning: css!
A piece of advice for all my followers: 1. other people being good to you is super important but you can get a lot better just by being good to yourself in strategic and hard working ways and 2. if you can exercise and rest in all those ways people tell you to “before it’s too late”, for whatever reason, they’re probably right and if they’re not you’re still better off for implementing it sooner rather than later.


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Cartoonists of Color Database

joamettegil:

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Cartoonists of Color Database
Pre-Launch FAQ

What is a Cartoonist of Color?
Cartoonists of Color (COC) is a play off of the acronym “POC.” POC stands for “person of color.” A POC is anyone who identifies as non-Caucasian (non-white). In these forthcoming pages, you’ll find comics creators of various ethnicities: African American, Korean Canadian, Indian Singaporian, Turkish American, Iranian British, Japanese American and so many more. 

Why a Cartoonists of Color Database? 
For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.

How can I submit my info to this database?
To submit a creator (yourself or anyone), please fill out this form.

When will you share this list with the public?
I’m hoping for the site to go live by Winter 2014 (but no promises!).

Who are you and what are you getting out of this? 
My name is MariNaomi and I’m a half-Japanese indie comics creator. I’ve been makingautobiographical comics since the nineties. I started this list for my own purposes, intending to reach out to other POC creators for an article I’m writing. As the list grew, I was amazed at how many of us there are. I knew of about thirty offhand, and was shocked as the numbers climbed into the hundreds (700+ at the moment!). I found this both inspiring and disparaging, having heard the sentence “What POC cartoonists?” so many times over the years.

What can I do to help?
If you’re a POC comic book creator, please fill out this form to submit your information to add to the database. If you’ve got experience doing data entry (and have access to Dreamweaver) and you want to volunteer your time to help update the database, please send me an email

DISCLAIMER
This is a labor of necessity (I’m reluctant to call it a labor of love, since that’s what my comics are—this is important, but data entry is less fun than drawing), so forgive me if I’m unable to respond to your requests right away. My main prerogative is to create my comics, and help my publisher promote my new book. Even so, I’ve spent hours researching and compiling this list, and will continue to do so.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you’re as excited as I am about this list!

Spread like wildfire. 

!!!

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~ Thursday, August 28 ~
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~ Tuesday, August 26 ~
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Anonymous said: hi, i'm sorry if this has been asked but in your powerpoint you said that the tumblr sj community is guilty of antisemitism. what kind of things has it done? also, i love your blog!

intosnarkness:

eliasand:

returnofthejudai:

debigotizer:

I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew.  Oy vey, where do I start…

  • SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities.  This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations.  In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal.  Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all.  There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
  • "Jewish privilege".  Fact: It’s not a thing.  It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed.  Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
  • "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
  • Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel.  I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting.  Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.  
  • Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine.  The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews.  Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe. 

That’s enough for now.  If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke.  I discuss that stuff a lot.  

-Yeva

Another Jew reblogging about anti-semitism. I’ve seen some increase in concern about this from goyim, but it’s been slow going. Hopefully we’ll pick up a big head of steam soon.

The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe.”

As a Jew, I’m actually terrified to talk about antisemitism when I see it, cause it’s been so belittled and minimized for me. 

Please call it out, guys, just like you would any other kind of bigotry or racism. 

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~ Monday, August 25 ~
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w33dprincess:

journolist:

When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

H/T to @daviddtss 

come ON.

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~ Sunday, August 24 ~
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imoldbutimstillintothat:

twoheadedcallummagi:

baby-grrrl:

jofesinen:

The nazi-party called “The Swedish Party” was in Malmö, Sweden today (and had a permit from the police, WTF). About 2000 people were there to peacefully let them know that they are not welcome here.

Singing and shouting, the demonstrators were loud, but as peaceful you can be when there are nazis invading our city.

The police respond by running an unarmed, non-threatening person over with a bus.

The police respond by riding over people who did nothing but try to let the nazis know that they are not welcome here. 10-15 cops on horses riding over people, continuously, over and over again.

A nazi tried to pull of a woman’s hijab, hit her, the cops saw but did nothing.

People are lying bloody on the streets, when people come over to help, the cops tell them no.

The cops have blood on their hands, and they are now, after giving the nazis a ride away from there, standing outside the emergency room to “protect people from violent activists”.

To everyone thinking Sweden is an equal country: no, it’s not. Nazis get free rides from the police after they propagate their disgusting message, and innocent people who just wants equality are being run over by the cops.

This is not the first time this happens. In the 20s, Swedish military opened fire into a group of unarmed demonstrators.

Last year, a similar thing to what happened today happened in Stockholm.

This year, at similar demonstrations, cops have been running people over, beating them with batons and arresting people for no good reason.

This spring, on international women’s day, happy demonstrators move from a peaceful and happy demonstration to a party, and on the way, several of them are stabbed by nazis. The police and media call this a “fight between different activists”, while nazis were carrying knives, and feminists were stabbed in the back and beaten up so badly that one of them had to stay in the hospital for months.

Sweden is not equal. Europe is not equal. The US isn’t equal. It isn’t peaceful. It isn’t democratic. They are taking democracy away from us. We can’t let them.

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD

Okay, so, let’s actually talk about this for a moment because I’ve actually got the english news article up which you can all read, riiiiiiggggghhtt… here because we need to talk about this.

We need to talk about this because this gross, exaggerated, hysterical response is exactly what lead to what happened down there in Sweden.

So, how many Nazi’s showed up? We’re using the term “invasion” oh my god, NAZIS NAZIS ARE INVADING SWEDEN: HIDE THE JEWS AND THE COLOURED FO- a couple dozen. A couple dozen Nazis showed up to discuss nazi things. 

A couple dozen “Nazis” showed up and OVER 2,000 protesters showed up to tell them what they thought of them.

So with 2,000 protesters, 300-400 police officers had to show up to try and keep the peace.

The protesters couldn’t keep the peace because there was fucking 2,000 of them and a mob is a panicked, finicky, destructive thing and chaos proceeded to ensue.

This was your own fault: why did you think it was appropriate to bring over 2,000 people to a closed, tight-space, -european-urban area to protest the meeting of maybe 30 people? Yes you should be blamed. Of course you should be blamed: 2,000 fucking people to protest 30, I’m sorry, are you fucking retarded? 

You’re complaining they got a police escort? You’re complaining about “BOOHOO THE NAUGHTY NAZI PULLED OFF THAT POOR WOMANS HIJBAB—WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH” There was 2,000 of you.

You could have killed them. You could have MURDERED them. You could have trampled them to death- left nothing but a red smear on the fucking floor and called it justice. At any given moment you could have become a bloody, disgusting, revolting mob that was it’s own judge, jury, and executioner. 

You want an accurate fucking headline?

Small public meeting of nazis to discuss politics in park.  Army of belligerent protesters invade Sweden: chaos in the streets. 

You don’t represent equality.

You represent a dangerous, unruly, angry, unpredictable fucking hysterical mob of IDIOTS who are just as much a danger to yourselves as everyone else around you.

You’re not righteous. You’re not courageous. You’re not even brave. You’re scared and you’re stupid- threatened by boogie men and willing to herd yourself off of cliffs like bison.

Your vision of equality is being able to march a mob of 2,000 people to fucking lynch 30. 

How nice of you to so openly defend the nazis and the police. Even nicer with the racial and ableist slurs you’re using. The way you write is like you’re the one who can’t control yourself. Why do you defend the nazi who tried to pull the hijab off a woman? Do you really think she was one of the potential violent protesters? Do you really think 2000 people came there to fight? That’s not a rational conclusion. That is not the conclusion made by a person who have the slightest knowledge of the events in Sweden since last year and the events in Kärrtorp.

For those of you who don’t know: It is three weeks until the parliamentary, regional, and municipal elections in Sweden, and the Sweden Democrats (not the nazi party) is predicted to get about 10 % of the votes in the parliamentary elections. The Sweden Democrats is a racist party with its origin in a racist organisation called Bevara Sverige Svenskt (Keep Sweden Swedish) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bevara_Sverige_Svenskt
A
nd they have the most support in the south of Sweden (where Malmö is).

The Sweden Democrats call themselves an “immigrant critical party”, but really they are racists and they looked like the skinheads they really are in the 90s but realized that to get anywhere they had to stop shaving their hair and put on suits. Which they know have done. They got 6,9 % of the votes to the parliament four years ago. The boundaries of what people think is okay and not , what is racism and not, is therefor being pushed, especially now when they will get more votes than last time. This paves the way for more extreme parties. After all - if you housebreak a racist party, what comes next if not a nazi party?

During the Almedalen Week (a week in Almedalen on Gotland with all the political parties attending. There are speeches, seminars, and so forth) the day that was the Sweden democrats’ they openly mingled with the nazi party though the official line is “we don’t want anything to do with them and we’re not a racist party” (the never ending racist comments and tweets from their politicians is somehow seen as they occur and exist in some kind of vacuum all to the never ending “suprise” and “shock” of the party leader Jimmie Åkesson).

The polices’ action in Malmö yesterday is just one instance out of many where the police has used horses against people who are peacefully protesting, just as jofesinen writes above.

This spring, before the elections to the European Parliament, the Sweden Democrats went on tour around the country as political parties tend to do. People started to show up to the speeches keeping their backs turned against the party leader and holding protest signs as a way of peacefully protest. In one town a man held a sign “No fascists in our Örebro” and he was arrested on the suspicion of hate speech. He was released later but the fact that a political party can be full of hate speech themselves and are allowed to have public meetings but people aren’t allowed to protest is fucked up.
Fyi my sister went to protest the Sweden democrats when they came to our town and she stood among middle aged couples, young parents with toddlers and senior citizens. All very peaceful, but that didn’t stop the police from almost trample people with their horses because they came riding through where she stood. Not where any potential violent protesters where.

The memory of Europe is alarmingly short and forgetful. People seem to think that we’ve learned not to go there again, not to let Nazism and fascism get its hold over the politics, not to not have another holocaust.

Do not make excuses for nazis. They still want exactly the same thing as Hitler did. Don’t be naive enough to think that crimes against humanity cannot happen again in Europe, whatever the reason. I have had people actually say to me that genocide will never happen again because we (we as in the human race) learned our lessen after the second world war. When I replied “What about former Yugoslavia and what about Rwanda” they only gave me blank stares as if they never had heard of it before.

Translation of the photos for those of you who do not speak or read Swedish:
First photo:
1st tweet “He lies unmoving with a headinjury. Overrun by several horses. #fightmalmö
2nd tweet “Saw just the most INSANE thing of all my life. 10-15 police horses running straight through a calm crowd of people. 4-5 ppl completely overrun. Attempted murder.”
3rd tweet “Jonas with party comrades from svp* walking around central Motala**”
4th tweet “Mounted police with number 4077 hit unprovoked straight into a crowd of people”

Third photo
1st tweet “Riot police riding over bleeding demonstrators”
2nd tweet “To those of you who are in Malmö document everything, time, place, number of injured. Video tape the fucking cops, they’re not getting away with this”.

Forth photo
(This is what one can assume to be live reporting from a news paper. I googled the name and it is a journalist at Skånska dagbladet.)
15:14 Susanna Nygren: One person has also been overrun by the police’s armored riot van. It is uncertain how injured the person is.
15:09 Susanna Nygren: I stood just next to the incident. It is a narrow street where they rode forward with 10 horses in a row. They rode straight forward galloping towards a crowd of people of 300-400 people. The police repeated this again and again.
There was some unrest in the crowd. Some shouted slogans and a number of police officers were standing in front them to keep the protesters from the barricades.
The were no violent lunges from the protesters, what happen was they were shouting.
15:06 Susanna Nygren: At least 3 people have been injured in connection with intervention by mounted police officers. One person have been overridden. He got hit by a hoof in the head and seem to have injured his jaw.

Fifth photo:
Here is the protester overrun by a police van
Skånskan’s photographer captured a series of photos of how a protester is being overrun by the police’s Deltabus, without having done anything.

Sixth photo
1st tweet: “ER in Malmö right now. Everyone who wants to come in have to tell their matter to the police.”
2st tweet “Police of Skåne: ‘It is incredibly hard for me to believe that a colleague would willfully run over someone’ -shouldn’t that be out of the question?”

*abbrevation for Svenskarnas parti or Party of the Swede’s
** a town about 300 km north of Malmö

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princesswhatevr:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst. 

HOLY. SHIT. I mean wow.

Fuck cops. Fuck that murderer. Fuck his supporters. Fuck white people.

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bornbymidnight:

Incubus design exploring. In my lore they have bird-like attributes, like the Ancient Greek Diety, Eros (Cupid).

Beautiful as always!!!

bornbymidnight:

Incubus design exploring. In my lore they have bird-like attributes, like the Ancient Greek Diety, Eros (Cupid).

Beautiful as always!!!

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~ Saturday, August 23 ~
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bergzerk:

jofesinen:

The nazi-party called “The Swedish Party” was in Malmö, Sweden today (and had a permit from the police, WTF). About 2000 people were there to peacefully let them know that they are not welcome here.

Singing and shouting, the demonstrators were loud, but as peaceful you can be when there are nazis invading our city.

The police respond by running an unarmed, non-threatening person over with a bus.

The police respond by riding over people who did nothing but try to let the nazis know that they are not welcome here. 10-15 cops on horses riding over people, continuously, over and over again.

A nazi tried to pull of a woman’s hijab, hit her, the cops saw but did nothing.

People are lying bloody on the streets, when people come over to help, the cops tell them no.

The cops have blood on their hands, and they are now, after giving the nazis a ride away from there, standing outside the emergency room to “protect people from violent activists”.

To everyone thinking Sweden is an equal country: no, it’s not. Nazis get free rides from the police after they propagate their disgusting message, and innocent people who just wants equality are being run over by the cops.

This is not the first time this happens. In the 20s, Swedish military opened fire into a group of unarmed demonstrators.

Last year, a similar thing to what happened today happened in Stockholm.

This year, at similar demonstrations, cops have been running people over, beating them with batons and arresting people for no good reason.

This spring, on international women’s day, happy demonstrators move from a peaceful and happy demonstration to a party, and on the way, several of them are stabbed by nazis. The police and media call this a “fight between different activists”, while nazis were carrying knives, and feminists were stabbed in the back and beaten up so badly that one of them had to stay in the hospital for months.

Sweden is not equal. Europe is not equal. The US isn’t equal. It isn’t peaceful. It isn’t democratic. They are taking democracy away from us. We can’t let them.

if youre a swede, use your heart and brain, and vote to put an end to this bullshit

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