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Not crazy, just weird
Anonymous SAID:
Someone vandalized our NUT/Gung Ho display at the rock, which I found to be aggressive and oppressive to our Frisbee community.

gloriouseffingvictory:

numicroaggressions:

First and foremost, do not appropriate the term “oppression.” Think about the power and privilege involved in your statement and what it really means to be oppressed.

Second, we’re sorry to hear that this happened to you and your organization. This movement, in conjunction with other social media movements this past year, have drawn a lot of attention to a lot of very long-standing issues at Northwestern that are very central to many communities on this campus - oppression through forms of racism, sexism, ableism, classism, etc. 

NUMicroaggressions isn’t a student organization. It’s a campaign and a movement. It can only exist because we live and work in a larger system that allows for and perpetuates violence against marginalized groups. The microaggressions campaign provided an outlet for people to share their experiences and stories on campus. We don’t direct or control who uses the hashtag or the title. This movement only exists because students from all backgrounds have contributed their stories and their pictures, and everyone who wants to part of this movement has equal ownership of it. We don’t have an internal hierarchy of committee members or publicity team, and anyone who decides to undertake flyering, chalking, or painting does it/did it individually not as part of a student group.

There isn’t a PR or an outreach committee full of people who strategize on how to publicize this campaign on campus. Because this is closer to a social movement, anyone can participate and take ownership of NUMicroaggressions. This means that people can express NUMicroaggressions in ways that they choose, for example painting the rock. We are not the co-directors, co-presidents, or any sort of commanding officials of NUMicroaggressions. We’re just participants, just like any of the other students who’ve contributed their stories to the campaign.

I think that as a tumblr dedicated to share people’s connection to the social movement, the moderators could have acknowledged that such act of spray painting over a rock without guarding it for 24 hours, making such act rather disrespectful to those who guarded it the night before to publicize the accomplishment that those individuals achieved this year. I think when the social movement is about raising awareness for the goal of educating others to respect the human dignity of the oppressed, disrespecting others to further the awareness is a rather backward thinking. And the least the moderators should have done is acknowledge this happened and the disrespectfulness of the act. :/

Additionally, Gungho is a women’s sports team. Many of the members of our team identify as a member of a marginalized group, not just in terms of gender, but also in terms of sexuality or race. Personally, I felt alienated from this movement and this tumblr by what happened. I was so excited to support  this site and contribute my own experiences to it, but both the actions that occurred and, more importantly, the subsequent reactions of the people involved with the tumblr, have cooled my feelings significantly.

I do not need an apology from this tumblr. As was stated, this is a movement, and everyone within it is, in a sense, only a participant. But even movements have important leaders within them, who may shape the goals and approaches other participants choose to take. This tumblr, given its name and the fact that it is linked with the display at Norris (I assume, since the photos on here are the same as those at the display), is in many ways one such leader, whether it wants to be or not. An acknowledgment that this act was disrespectful and that these actions negatively affected some of the people they were trying to give a voice to would have been nice; and if the moderators of this site disagree with those sentiments, well, I would also like to know that.

buttonpoetry:

Dominique Christina - “For Emmett Till” (WoWPS 2014)

"In this photo, he’s laughing. And there is no cotton gin tied around his waist. He’s not stretched into swollen limbs. His eyes are still hazel, and recognizable. Two neat white rows of perfect teeth sit totem-like in his mouth. And the world did not know him because he had not been murdered yet."

Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, in 2014 AND 2012. So excited to have our first video of her up.

vinegod:

The #forestnymph still hasn’t found his berries :/ But he made friends :D by Gio Volpe

emsfitjourney:

jay-r-bee:

riddlemetom:

Overheard in the halls of Hogwarts [4/4] Inspired by x

lmao

hahaha they’re true though

"Before I am your daughter,
your sister,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.”

— 1/? Things To Remember (via frayed-and-torn)

New project for this summer

Mystery Party.

rainbowfacekat:

friendlyneighborhoodgoth:

kenfucky:

THIS IS MY FAVORITE VINE

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

I have, /so/ many questions.

THIS IS THE BEST VINE I HAVE EVER SEEN

I am not offended by generalizations about white people or cis people.

fandomsandfeminism:

I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.

Do you want to know why?

Because in that situation, there is only one of three possible realities:

  1. I think about it and understand that I don’t do those things that the blogger is talking about, and the post isn’t about me really, so I move on.
  2. I think about it and realize that “oh shit” I DO sometimes do whatever it is they are talking about, and I fucking realize that I need to fix that behavior because holy hells I don’t want to be enforcing oppressive bullshit.
  3. It’s a joke at the expense of the oppressive majority. Seriously.

That’s it. Those are the only Three possibilities. The post either isn’t about me, or I’m getting called out on shit I need to fix, or it’s a joke (and not a joke at the expense of the marginalized but at the expense of the privileged). That’s it. Not something I’m going to fight about.

cassemlyds:

listen I’m not saying that Scarlett Johansson’s response to Dylan Farrow’s letter was the worst one of them all, but do just wanna kind of gently/aggressively remind everyone in the midst of reblogging Winter Soldier shit that Scarlett Johansson is a rape apologist and is also starring in one of the most racist pieces of shit to come out this year, so maybe dial back your “feminist” glee about how “body positive” she is.