What isn’t cultural appropration:

• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting where that culture is…

Patriarchy, like any system of domination (for example, racism), relies on socializing everyone to believe that in all human relations there is an inferior and a superior party, one person is strong, the other weak, and that it is therefore natural for the powerful to rule over the powerless. To those who support patriarchal thinking, maintaining power and control is acceptable by whatever means.
bell hooks, All About Love (via gabaergic)



Reader submission, this woman noted in her OkCupid profile that she had recently come from China and her English is poor. This Creepy White Guy has probably had one semester of Chinese, and messaged her a mostly Google translated message, translation is as follows:

"In my dreams / fantasies,…

white men and their disgusting colonist complex.  SMFH



An e-library with the purpose of providing Women who have an interest in Socialism and Communism with writings by Socialist and Communist Women. Particularly, Women of Color Socialist and Communist writers.

Please keep in mind I just threw this together like 3 minutes ago, I’ll keep adding stuff as I can retrieve it from my multiple computers and the internet.

The purpose of the library to me, isn’t to sway people to a particular tenet of communism but simply to raise awareness and inform people [especially women] about socialist/communist literature by women addressing women’s issues.

If you have anything you think should be included please feel free to shoot it to me via submission, ask or fanmail, especially if it’s in another language as I would really like to have more than just English resources. 

Another distinguishing feature of the post-1965 Asian immigration is the predominance of immigrants from South Korea, the Philippines, South Vietnam, and Cambodia, countries deeply affected by U.S. colonialism, war, and neocolonialism. Despite the usual assumption that Asians immigrate from stable, continuous, “traditional” cultures, most of the post-1965 Asian immigrants come from societies already disrupted by colonialism and distorted by upheavals of neocolonial capitalism and war. The material legacy of the repressed history of U.S imperialism in Asia is borne out in the “return” of Asian immigrants to the imperial center. In this sense, these Asian Americans are determined by the history of U.S. involvements in Asia and the historical racialization of Asians in the United States….These immigrants retain precisely the memories of imperialism that the U.S. nation seeks to forget.
Lisa Lowe, Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (via sarahjhuynh)