Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths
That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all
These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man
Anonymous said: I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be rude, but I'm having issues figuring out how pride flags are colonial?
i should note that the initial inspiration for this notion comes from voz.
i guess for me it also seems like this should be self apparent….
the first and most apparent way is the fact that these various movements and identities, as articulated wihtin a settler state and given a symbolic ‘flag’ — a symbol most usually associated with nations is necessarily an act of white settler colonialism since the white ppl in charge of these movements are, well, settlers on stolen land. thus, given themselves a flag and, thus, symbolically claiming nationhood while occupying land that isn’t theirs is well, like literal and actual colonialism. settler colonialism, to be specific. that is why these flags, rather than being symbolic of some kind of identity or community, represent homonationalism (homoimperialism) at its very finest.
sure. some ppl are probably going to respond with
"these flags aren’t declarations of nationhood, but of community solidarity"
but all i can think is: why did these symbols of ~community~ solidarity have to be _flags_?
furthermore, as symbols of solidarity, we can also see that the flags are dismal and total failures. the original pride flag was created with some notion of representing the entire community, but as that post shows, the proliferation of flags shows that this is a failure.
the second way is that these flags have literally become ‘global’ symbols of the ‘gay’ rights movement. it enforces a mythology whereby the white, settled US/canada and white europe are framed as naturally more progressive and the leaders for human rights. all other countries are supposed to look towards the centre of the empire and judge themselves in relation to this.
this becomes a serious problem when you see ppl asking fa’fafine in Samoa, who recently won a major victory for their rights (ie, decriminalizing homosexuality) about ‘gay marriage’ and they, themselves, say they don’t really care about it. but then you look at the wiki page
and u can see that literally only two issues are mentioned. the criminal laws and ‘same-sex’ marriage. and i’m not even getting into the fucking ridiculousness of askign fa’fafine about ‘same-sex’ marriage and how fucking colonial that shit is.
third. the gay rights movement itself (ie Gay Inc) is a product of colonial movements. in this, i’m talking about the systemic and purposeful exclusion of trans women of colour, other queer ppl of colour, from a movement we started. like white ppl literally came in and occupied and copted and fucking stole the entire thing.
and then they put a flag on it. shipped it off to the rest of the world.
I’m most excited about Jason Mamoa being Aquaman
well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it
Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know.
If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
Source with more wonderful photos
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