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beckycloonan:

By Chance or Providence: Collecting my trilogy of mini comics in one hardcover graphic novel! Pre-orders are now up on The Werehouse, along with two limited-edition screenprints 

*If you are a retailer and interested in wholesale options for By Chance or Providence, please check out Lounak Distribution!

I’d very much appreciate you guys sharing this! I’m only printing as many copies as I get orders for, and I need all the help I can get to get the word out! <3 Love you guys!

ealperin:

ealperin:

breefolk:

Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014

This is such an important thing to say, though.

A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this.

Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger.

You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to.

It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.

Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

FULL OPENING PLENARY

fuckingrapeculture:

[Gifset of Angela Davis. Text:

We live with the popular myth that Lincoln freed the slaves, which continues to be perpetuated and perpetrated in popular culture, of course, even by the film “Lincoln”, which I’m sure you’ve seen.

The Emancipation Proclamation is perhaps the most misunderstood of the documents that have shaped American history.  Contrary to legend, Lincoln did not free the nearly 4 million slaves with the stroke of his pen. [The Emancipation Proclamation] had no bearing on slaves in the four border states since they were not in rebellion. It also exempted certain parts of the Confederacy occupied by the Union. All told, it left perhaps 750,000 slaves in bondage.]

dovahsebrom:

strugglingtobeheard:

gynocraticgrrl:

"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.

And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”

Angela Y. Davis, Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies (UCLA-Santa Cruz): 150 Years Later, Abolition in the 21st Century [March 27, 2013]

I didn’t know this until I read Eric foners book on emancipation to be honest which was senior year like almost two years ago. It’s some fucked up painful truth knowing that we were only war bargaining chips (our ancestors) and they didn’t give a fuck about all those left in bondage and many who didn’t really gain any semblance of freedom until much later

It makes me sad that I didn’t even find out about this at all until fucking college-level history

I found an unofficial transcript of the full video here. I could only access the cached version so in case the post is still not working, I copied it here.

- Mod D.

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