As a kid i was always really drawn to Mandela because he was a complex and real person who fought for justice with an unadulterated commitment. I remember learning about the ANC and being so captivated by their methods against brutality to overcome the racism endemic in South…
I just get confused . Like, I don’t why we even need the title “ally,” nah mean? It makes people feel like they’re doing something important. When they’re just being decent human beings. Fighting for the rights of…
maybe instead of complaining “not all men are like that”
you should be saying “too many men are like that”
because when you say not all men are like that what you’re telling us is that you care more about your feelings than you do about our safety
and that’s some shit right there
This is exactly what I’m talking about when I talk about “body work” with students, and emphasize to them that most of our perceptions of physical sex differences are in fact socially constructed gender differences that require a great deal of work to maintain.
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while…