Another great piece detailing ways to work as an ally (VERB) with communities in which you have privilege.
“Fact: you are the children and grandchildren of oppressed people who seen our lands as means to escape their own oppressive imperialistic leaders. They came and they used racism and religion as the catalyst for the wholesale slaughter of the native peoples. There is a responsibility in this knowledge to do something. More than acknowledgement and more than rallies or marches. Real tangible ways to create meaningful relationships to us and to the land is what the next step in our struggle is.”
GREAT list, in full HERE
TW; Violence, Misogyny
” I don’t mean subdue them, or deliver an open-handed pop on the face to get them to settle down,” he wrote on his website. “I mean literally to grab them by the hair and smack their face against the wall till the smugness of beating on someone because you know they won’t fight back drains from their nose with a few million red corpuscles. And then make them clean up the mess.”
Elam says the post was a satirical retort to the feminist blog Jezebel, which had made light of women hitting their boyfriends. He also maintains that A Voice for Men deploys over-the-top language and tactics because it’s the only way to overcome public indifference and draw attention to the urgent problems facing men.”
A lengthy but very important read about the history of the heads of the MRA movement. Catch the entire piece in full HERE
From truth telling to land return, check out this list of ways to act as an ally to Indigenous communities.
Full list HERE
I know I’ve posted about WWOS before, and this likely will not be the last time either. Such an incredible project, from the hand beaded vamps and beading groups formed all across turtle island, to the beautiful songs composed by community for this project, to the symbolism of each and every aspect, this is truly a historical event.
Please check out the individually featured vamps on their website. Each and every one is phenomenal and important.
Check them all out HERE
This is a great list! Do you have any to add?
“Being able to recognize your privilege is the first step in fighting against oppression.
If you experience Western privilege, I strongly encourage you to push back against it. Educate yourself. Educate others. Listen to the oppressed. Think critically about the preconceived notions you have about other countries, and whether those ideas are oppressive.”
“Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.”
—David Futrelle, “White Hot Rage”