Sorbonne University under student occupation. Paris, May 1968.
[Credit : Bruno Barbey]
No lie Romford even. Romford a bus ride away had him there? He is so freaking lucky he didn’t live the next town over cause he woulda been in the shadows lol forever
This actually does work, FYI. Not 100% of the time, but it does throw their bullying mentality for a loop that they often cannot recover from.
One of my favorite stories from personal experience I tell in training when it comes up is the story of how, when I was still very early in transition, I was accosted by a young group of guys who were, in the vernacular, tough little bastards.
I had been having an already bad day, and these young guys called me a “faggot” as I walked by them.
I stopped after a few paces, while they were still laughing, and turned to face them.
"Look, I am a tranny, not a faggot. If you are going to insult someone, use the right insult.”
It got tense there for a bit.
And then they all laughed.
And from that day forward, they actually defended the trans gals that would walk by their place or them. To this day they still talk about it.
Also, to this day, they still realize that Tranny is a slur.
"My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence."
Source on that quote is Melissa McEwan, since no one bothered to credit her for it.
But the state of Israel was not created for the salvation of the Jews; it was created for the salvation of the Western interests. This is what is becoming clear (I must say that it was always clear to me). The Palestinians have been paying for the British colonial policy of “divide and rule” and for Europe’s guilty Christian conscience for more than thirty years.
Finally: there is absolutely—repeat: absolutely—no hope of establishing peace in what Europe so arrogantly calls the Middle East (how in the world would Europe know? having so dismally failed to find a passage to India) without dealing with the Palestinians. The collapse of the Shah of Iran not only revealed the depth of the pious Carter’s concern for “human rights,” it also revealed who supplied oil to Israel, and to whom Israel supplied arms. It happened to be, to spell it out, white South Africa.
(at 1 Train 191St St Subway Station)
on the “its acceptable for women to wear men’s clothes but not men to wear women’s clothes” thing- its always forgotten that women and girls have been fighting in small but organised ways to wear “masculine” (mostly read practical) clothing from at least the 1870s. I know women in their 80s and girls in their tweens who at some time in their life have organised in order to wear the clothes they want - from making petitions to persuade their school to let them wear shorts not gym skirts, to trade union organising at work to make sure overalls and workboots are available in women’s sizes, to being the first women in the office to wear trousers, to just turning up at social events in the clothes they want to wear - and getting solidarity from other women doing the same thing - and of course not forgetting the women who risked violence, losing their job or families, or being arresting for cross-dressing laws because of what they wore.
There just hasn’t been such a widespread and longstanding organised push from men to wear skirts or other clothes coded feminine in everyday life. That isn’t women’s fault.
"White people built america"
"Columbus is a hero"
"Survival of the fittest"
"Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"
"The Melting Pot"
"Land of the free/opportunity"