About “Save the Pearls”

So… I’ve had some time to ruminate on this ‘book‘… “Save the Pearls”. I put book in air quotes because this doesn’t deserve to be called a book. It’s a self serving, poor me, white people are OMG oppressed in this far flung, post apocalyptic, fictitious world so this is totally ok, AMIRITE?! oppression fantasy … Continue reading About “Save the Pearls”

Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.

I already didn't like Dan Savage... but goddamn now I'm just bursting with anger. How the fuck, just how the everliving fuck does he even fix his mouth to spout the shit about bisexuals that he continues to let out into the ether? Via AngryBlackTumblr: Bisexuals You Need to Come Out to Your Friends and … Continue reading Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.

Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour

I'm very happy to host the most excellent Dennis Upkins, author of the soon to be released Hollowstone. He breezed through the windy city during a stop on his book tour. Hollowstone is due out on 17 June 2011. Q: Now, it's great to see more POC authors and queer authors getting their work out … Continue reading Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour

WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by JF tonight. Hopefully this will generate some interest and new submissions. Can I ask a favor? Can anyone who comes across this post please signal … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

Black is… black ain’t…

Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…

Black Gods, Tribalism and Wiccatru…

[DISCLAIMER GOES HERE!] Note that I am no expert and this is all my personal opinion based on my relationship with my Gods. Do not assume I am casting aspersions on your personal beliefs/lack thereof. If you assume I'm talking about you, that's your problem. Are all things on my mind lately. Still amused at … Continue reading Black Gods, Tribalism and Wiccatru…

Help Con or Bust!

Here are some con_or_bust auctions with very few or no bids. Please bid and spread the word about these auctions! Con or Bust is administered by the Carl Brandon Society. Learn more. Make a donation or pay for an item with a PayPal account or credit card (more information) Here's a quick primer on how … Continue reading Help Con or Bust!

A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

Keep in mind this author is not making wide brush strokes over all Americans, nor are they assuming we're all idiots, racists, and never have gone further than our own back yards. They raise the points below after reading the stupid shit posted on the internet by people who think they KNOW THINGS. If you … Continue reading A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”

In honor of today's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I'm sharing the winning essay in the American's for Democratic Action's contest: What Would Luther Do? I'm pleased that the winning essay is by my good friend Joy E. Remember, that even though Dr. King is immortalized for his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King's … Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”

Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary

I wanted Second Skin* with friends tonight and I wrote up a Netflix review, under the cut. What are your thoughts? My thoughts on Second Skin So I watched this with a couple of friends who are gamers, and we came to the conclusion that this film only advanced negative stereotypes about gamers. There was … Continue reading Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary

A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

This will be brief and entirely ineloquent because I am sick and cannot brain well. In short, disinviting E Moon as GOH is NOT FUCKING SILENCING HER! Reposting her own words for the world to see is NOT BULLYING HER! All these people whinging about how evil the mean brown people are, how they wheedled … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project

So... Joy E. came up with a nifty idea. A project where LGBTQIA youth, straight allies, adults and others could share their stories to encourage and strengthen youth who may be getting bullied, harassed and otherwise mistreated for being who they are. This project will make sure that lgbtqia of color, bisexual and transgendered folks … Continue reading Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project

Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending

So, it's not news about the whole emoon Islamaphobia post that is now shut down by the author. It isn't news that many fantastic people have written their piece about her idiocy Link Roundup @ karnythia's LJ and some great posts on this by Asim are here, here, here and response to the Wiscon concom … Continue reading Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending

More on that damn Feministe post and the comment trail where I apparently Other another POC by the use of OP

This is a totally random thing, but in going into WP and cleaning up spam and seeing older comments, I tracked back to that idiotic post on child free space on Feministe. A place where I commented, via a blog comment here, a pingback there got really nasty against me after I commented. I did … Continue reading More on that damn Feministe post and the comment trail where I apparently Other another POC by the use of OP

Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ

Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in my head regarding the reaction to Lebron's leaving Cleveland and how Lebron's non-decision overshadowed the news of the cop that was convicted of the lowest … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ

Neither Here or Nor there, how far she’s come

Just got linked to this post about a new film on trans-racial adoptions. It's called Neither Here nor There, How far she's come. It's chilling to read the bits about how the adoptive mother grills her new "daughter" on English to the point where the girl is exhausted and asks to go home in Chinese. … Continue reading Neither Here or Nor there, how far she’s come

My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.

I saw this linked from chesyaburke on Livejournal and had to re-post it. And just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, it’s NOT okay to touch my hair. I have people coming up to me all the time to tell me how much they like my hair. Seriously. At one point a woman walked … Continue reading My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.

Which of these two things are alike?

I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models done in by Hubris went up. The author is not a woman of color, nor does she seem to understand that her article is patently … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?

My smiles are not for you, random man on the street

I've had the issue of women being treated as property, as if (some) men think we are here for their pleasure only, as if we are to be honored by your hey baby, how you doin's as we go about our daily lives, but instead when we ignore you, tell you to fuck off or … Continue reading My smiles are not for you, random man on the street

My $2.00 worth on White Privilege

After discussions, upon discussions where sometimes I feel like the person I'm talking with genuinely "gets it" and many other times where people just can't/won't/refuse to understand their privilege, I've decided to spell it out for people and hope they actually read, comprehend and think about what's coming in this post. What's about to be … Continue reading My $2.00 worth on White Privilege

Karnythia speaks up about the Great SF Race Fail of 09′

So folks have had enough of the SF communities epic fail at depicting CoC (characters of color). There has been massive wank, fail and omgwtf is wrong with you fuckers all over the internets. Well LJ'er Karnythia has spoken up about Race Fail 09'. She has encouraged folks to link away so I'm doing that. … Continue reading Karnythia speaks up about the Great SF Race Fail of 09′

A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!

For the edification of the few dumbasses who still want to claim.. but I didn't know (insert phrase/imagery/well known historical fact) had a racist connotation! Really!!!! Here's some facts for you: 1. Watermelons + black folks = RACIST IMAGERY Saying you had no idea? Makes you out to be a dumbass racist, or at the … Continue reading A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!

The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

Yes... I heard about the NY Post editorial cartoon. Not posting at length since I've said what I've got to say all over the internets yesterday. I also don't want to even conceive of what kind of arguments could be had over it here. Instead I give you what I sent the Post: To whom … Continue reading The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true

I usually give a nod to Dr. King for all of his achievements and place in history... but this year is special to me. Special for the fact that tomorrow instead of another Dream Deferred, we get to see a Dream Realized by so many people. I wrote before on waking up after election day … Continue reading I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true

Why defend the Freedom of Icky Speech?

Why defend freedom of icky speech? Posted by Neil at 11:11 AM This is a bit long. Apologies. I'd meant to talk about other things, but I started writing this reply this morning and got a bit carried away. I have questions about the Handley case. What makes lolicon something worth defending? Yaoi, as I … Continue reading Why defend the Freedom of Icky Speech?

An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they are standing in the way of gay rights, at which point they become socially conservative homophobes who can't see past their religious family values. If … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

From John Scalzi... Horrible things that will happen if you don't vote http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/10/31/election-list-x-some-of-the-horrible-things-that-will-happen-to-you-if-you-dont-vote/ http://scalzi.wordpress.com/?p=5057 This is all true. Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote 1. Your penis will fall off. If you are a woman, you will grow a penis, which will then fall … Continue reading Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden

I'm a life long democrat, that shouldn't surprise anyone here. My bit on the lack of support for McCain is so people can understand this isn't a knee jerk, OMG he's a Republican so I can't support him reaction. It's a reaction to his platform, or rather a lack thereof. I'm a reasonable, intelligent person(and … Continue reading On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden

A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack

Day in the Life of Joe Sixpack Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take … Continue reading A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack

SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER WOULD YOU!

Christ on a wheat thin, I am so fucking sick of hearing about Joe the Plumber! It's been proven that he's not even a real plumber, owes quite a bit of money in back taxes, is a Republican and has donated to the their causes and is related to the Keatings of the Keating controversy. … Continue reading SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER WOULD YOU!

Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

Warning - hateful image at the head of this & linked post, in case it would bother anyone A thoughtful post on a hateful image done by a McCain supporter by karnythia Well written post again by Karnythia. Once again articulating what is bothering me about the rage and undercurrent of kill him and race … Continue reading Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

Has this been on a news blackout? How is it that no-one has heard of this until now?? On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West -- the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

Something to think about… a thoughtful piece on bi prejudice

...and it's re-posted here with her permission. A thoughtful piece on bi-prejudice. Common misconceptions regarding bisexuality which anger me greatly: (Homosexual - gay and lesbian; "you" - a general "you" and not anyone in particular.) You're really homosexual but afraid to admit it. No. If you're saying this, you're effectively saying that bisexuality isn't real. … Continue reading Something to think about… a thoughtful piece on bi prejudice

Note to self for reading other’s political thoughts…

Note to self... When reading others political thoughts: If they decide to stoop to name calling and outright idiocy, don't sink to their level If they decide that by supporting your candidate of choice you are un-American and un-patriotic remember it's only their opinion. If they have decided that attacking, arguing and flat out refusal … Continue reading Note to self for reading other’s political thoughts…

John Scalzi is awesome… read what he has to say dammit

I love John Scalzi, awesome, awesome man that he is. A not so gentle reminder from Mr. Scalzi to folks to calm the fuck down and stop spazzing out because the GOP got a poll jump after their convention. The full post after the jump if you don't click. A Previous Message Repeated, Slightly More … Continue reading John Scalzi is awesome… read what he has to say dammit

My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history

I won't mince words here. I do Believe in Change, I do believe in the message that Senator Barack Obama is bringing to the nation. I do believe that he can be that agent of change we need to move past the past eight years of war, recession, theocracy and tailspin we have endured as … Continue reading My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history

Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech

Link stolen shamelessly from angelsscream Denver, CO (AHN) - Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech as he receives the nomination to serve as the Democratic party's presidential candidate for 2008; delivered to the nation from Invesco Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all … Continue reading Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech

Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′

Media Matters has found the Obama swiftboating strategem The thematic structure of the right-wing smear campaign against Barack Obama As the means of communication have evolved, presidential campaigns have grown increasingly multifaceted, with each election featuring layers of complexity that were not present four years before. The most striking feature of the 2008 election may … Continue reading Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′

End of online civility?

Reading the commentary on columns in the Chicago Tribune makes me feel like my iq drops with each word read, each sentence consumed. Then I feel like I must be a genius compared to those nut jobs who take the time to post such fucking idiocy to the web. I'm debating a post on the … Continue reading End of online civility?

What do whites fear about blacks?

This is an old forum inquiry on the Tribunes's Exploring Race forum. The link to the actual question post is MIA (probably too old to find online) but the comments are there. Here's a link to the comments. So, tell me what do you think whites fear about blacks if anything? But for my own … Continue reading What do whites fear about blacks?

Washington Uni of St. Louis to honor hate monger Phyllis Schafly

Washington U. Set to Honor Anti-Gay Activist Washington University in St. Louis is giving an honorary degree to anti-gay activist Ms. Phylis Schlafly founder of the Eagle Forum a right wing group opposed to LGBT equality and feminism. This woman has fought tirelessly against marriage equality even though her own son is gay, and she … Continue reading Washington Uni of St. Louis to honor hate monger Phyllis Schafly

A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me

While chatting with mister_bitters the following q&a took place. Reposted for posterity and because well, its my journal and I think its worth posting dammit. mister_bitters: Can I ask a stupid question? tanyad: sure mister_bitters: I know this is stupid, but I am curious is Obama's race has any impact on your opinion of him. … Continue reading A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me

Westboro nutters have gone beyond the pale

Snagged from Brian. In respectful proximity... Westboro nutjobs actually have the bloody gall to ask Heath Ledgers family where they are hiding their sons body so they can protest his funeral. These bastards are so fucking sick... I wish they'd all just fucking die already.