was thinking about this gender comic i made. I made us cats because i didn't want ppl focusing on my parents' race or whatever (or my gender...). I know my dad's thoughts are influenced by buddhism--i.e. that drawing distinctions between identities causes antagonism. Though there is still somethiing distinctly western about his response, vs i think maybe my mom's response is coming from a more confucian idea of gender.
I still don't think we talk enough about how Sweet Home Alabama is a deeply racist song which needs to stop being played at sporting events down here, as well as just generally. It was conceived as a response to Neil Young singing of racist legislation and hate crimes in Alabama
they will reveal themselves to be male rabbits, then when you try to shoot them in retaliation they will stick their fingers in your shotgun barrel while eating a carrot and the shotgun will blow on your face. happens every time
Ursula K Le Guin, on tech workers: "Real power goes to waste. Every wizard uses his art against the others, serving the men of greed. What good can any art be used that way? It's wasted. It goes wrong, or it's thrown away. Like slaves' lives. Nobody can be free alone. Not even a mage. All of them working their magic in prison cells, to gain nothing. There's no way to use power for good." - "The Finder", from "Tales from Earthsea"
i think the important perspective to keep is the idea that human society should be organized to take care of peoples needs regardless of who they are. any time you start talking about which groups of people are more "deserving" youre marching to the tune of reactionaries