fauxcyborg:

I got this private question and I thought it was worth addressing publicly

Hi, I was just wondering if there’s a particular school/ideology of feminism you subscribe to? You seem equally critical of liberal feminism and radical feminism, which seem presented as the Only Options a lot of the time, and I just feel like a lot of what you say is really on point so if there’s y’know places to go and things to read so I have more good sources and stuff? Thanks, and I hope you have a nice day!

I don’t really have an answer! I do try to read everything - if only so I can probably criticize it - which I think is the best way to deal with any political opinions. I also think there’s value in parts of texts that I might not agree with in their entirety.

There are some radical feminists I agree with. There are some liberal feminists I agree with. I think that radical feminism as a whole (there are exceptions) hasn’t done enough to address transphobia and clings to sex work abolition instead of listening to sex workers. I think liberalism is an incredibly dangerous ideology that colludes with the state while pretending to care about change. 

For the most part, I want to know what helps women and what doesn’t. I want to know what makes our lives safer. 

I’m critical of the discussions that end up taking up space over and over again regardless of their content - do we really need 20 different writers getting paid for talking about shaving each week regardless of their opinion? It’s boring, it’s something that we really need to move past. 

Also my political opinions are constantly evolving. I’m not the same sort of feminist I was when I was nineteen. I don’t think I’ll be the same when I’m twenty five. 

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Drones in Yemen: How American Drone Strikes are Devastating Yemen

The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the air buzzes with the sound of American drones flying overhead. The sound is a constant and terrible reminder: a robot plane, acting on secret intelligence, may calculate that the man across from you at the coffee shop, or the acquaintance with whom you’ve shared a passing word on the street, is an Al Qaeda operative. This intelligence may be accurate or it may not, but it doesn’t matter. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, the chaotic buzzing above sharpens into the death-herald of an incoming missile.

Such quite literal existential uncertainty is coming at a deep psychological cost for the Yemeni people.  Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and anxiety are becoming rampant in the different corners of the country where drones are active. “Drones hover over an area for hours, sometimes days and weeks,” said Rooj Alwazir, a Yemeni-American anti-drone activist and cofounder of Support Yemen, a media collective raising awareness about issues afflicting the country. Yemenis widely describe suffering from constant sleeplessness, anxiety, short-tempers, an inability to concentrate and, unsurprisingly, paranoia.

Alwazir recalled a Yemeni villager telling her that the drones “are looking inside our homes and even at our women.’” She says that, “this feeling of infringement of privacy, combined with civilian casualties and constant fear and anxiety has a profound long time psychological effect on those living under drones.” They are no strangers to such tragedies, having grown up hearing about, as one little girl described it to me, “the American planes that shoot.” 

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everythingbutharleyquinn:

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katkinkat:

*forgets to talk to friends for 4 weeks*

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I encountered two out-of-touch customers yesterday! One lady told me “it’s time to go back to home ec class and hold the fabric and see how it drapes” when I was trying to line it up on the fold (corporate policy!). I had to tell her that in my home ec class we learned how to bake cookies and not burn ourselves on the stove.

then there was another lady who complained that a Joann employee at a different store wouldn’t give her an extra inch of fabric for free. this actually happens a lot, customers seem to think I will just give them 1-6 inches of fabric at no cost if it’s at the end of the bolt and I’m like “that’s not how capitalism works.” 

hmmmmm this fear of flying mixed with fascination with aviation accidents isn’t really working out for me