I’d originally intended to present this without commentary. Instead, I would like to say the following:
Guess what? It worked.
How many “They say they want to make thing better but then they send messages telling people to kill themselves” comments have you seen when someone get’s called out? How many times have you seen someone say “I was going to say something but then I saw the kinds of messages the person was getting so I didn’t?” How many times have you heard someone say that they “Hate” Social Justice bloggers because of this very thing?
Congratulations! Those of you who refused to say something, refused to call someone out because you didn’t like how someone ELSE called them out. You have been manipulated by bigots. All because they think “Social Justice” is going to ruin their good time.
These people are sick. Truly sick. There is no excuse for their actions. None the less, when you decided that you would let the racism go, the trans* phobia go, the sexism go, the whatever sick thing go BECAUSE someone sent a message telling someone to commit suicide, you let the bigots win TWICE. You let the people sending the messages win and you let the asshole who needed to be called out in the first place win.
Now that you know, THINK before you refuse to DO.
Side note: Death threats always seem to come from “Anon.” Yet, the “I hate the Social Justice Bloggers” people are SURE that it came from the SJ community. From this point on, I have every reason to believe that anyone who blames an anonymous death threat on the the SJ community is the one actually sending the threat.
This needs to be reblogged again for reasons.
Yet another non-musical post, I’m really sorry to my followers. But as long as this one is my only blog on tumblr…
Please, take your time to read this and spread the word:
Maria Alekhina, a prominent environmental activist, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been put in prison for 2 months without trial, simply on suspicion of taking part in the anti-Putin actions of feminist punk band Pussy Riot. They have 4- and 5-year-old kids waiting for them at home. We ask you to spread the word and to organise actions of solidarity, the first one for the 8th of March, International Women’s Day! The women went on hungerstrike since the arrest. They may be sentenced for 7 years.
I know Maria, she is my classmate, she’s a wonderful girl. I fucking cried when I saw her in cuffs. This country is just fucked up.
This is taking place at my school and I am furious. Under the American with Disabilities Act any school district (with the exception of a deaf school) that hires her will have to provide an interpreter. It’s ridiculous that the school is not allowing her to have an interpreter in the classroom when she will have one while she is actually working. I will be working on legislation with the student government association to do something about this, but for the time being I think it needs some visibility.
Don’t let CMU get away with this.
There is now a petition! Sign and reblog!
Today in student government myself and others presented a resolution in support of Kelly, but it looks like she is going to need as much support as she can get. Sign the petition, reblog this post, anything you can do to help get this fixed.
Ableism is never okay.
The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim: he or she has become a threat.
“A new study by M. Marit Rehavi of the University of British Columbia and Sonja B. Starr of the University of Michigan Law School shows that Black Americans receive almost 60% long prison sentences than white Americans who committed the same crime.
The study covered 58,000 federal criminal cases and found that there was a significant difference between the sentences given to Black people to those given to white people.”
I think this is an excellent study to shove in people’s faces when they stubbornly believe the disproportionate amount of POC in prisons is down to them being inherently more criminal and not down to a racist justice system in a racist society.