What does same-sex marriage do for homeless queer youth? What does it do for the trans people being murdered in the streets? What does it do for the poor, of which many, many are queer people of color? Who does all this same-sex marriage stuff really benefit?
Until we stop giving value to certain kinds of relationships over others, until we stop projecting our personal values onto the lives of other consenting adults and making laws about it, until we stop being distracted by the crumbs that the few people in power throw at us so that we are too busy fighting over them to see that the actual pie is still forever off-limits to us, we’ll never break down these oppressive systems that let a few people through the door just so they can help hold it closed to the masses of people still being kept on the other side.
mia mckenzie, black girl dangerous.
Chicago Dyke March is an event that celebrates queers, dykes, and trans and dykes all across the spectrum.
Divas 4 Social Justice are organizing with the Chicago Dyke March Collective to make Dyke March 2013 Uptown/Argyle happen. This will be the last year the march is in the Uptown/Argyle neighborhood before it moves to a new area for 2014-2015. Please help us raise funds to pay for park permits, stage, portable washrooms, performers. We will be posting pics and video from this awesome event.
If you cant donate money, please spread the word on your tumblr’s, twitters. If you are in Chicago come to our fundraisers and to Dyke March, June 29th in Margate Park.
I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s actually homophobia. I don’t expect poor people to prove to me, a Harvard grad, that hunger and poverty are widespread problems. And if someone asked me, as an Asian person, to “prove” to them that racism exists, I would laugh all the way back to Chinatown. Marginalized groups are not responsible for explaining their marginalization to you. If you are actually concerned, you would take the initiative to do some research yourself instead of showing up at some oppressed group’s door step demanding a list of citations for things (racism, sexism, etc.) that are proven time and time again in the real world.
Fatphobia is real and is a term used to speak of the internalized, cultural, institutional oppression of fat bodies. it is a political term. The term ‘Body positivity’ is a code word, an apolitical term, like ‘bullying’ or ‘self esteem’ and gets further away from what we really mean.
Also, not using a termed used to describe a particular oppression to instead use a term inclusive of the privileged group of that oppression IS a manifestation of that privilege. But like whatevs nbd right?
The It Gets Fatter Project is a Toronto/Montreal-based body positivity project started by fat people of colour, for fat people of colour! We would really love to send Asam to represent us at the NOLOSE conference in July that takes place in Portland.
We have received partial funding for registration and lodging, however we need your generous support for us to be able to attend.
Please donate ANYTHING you can! If you an ally and can afford it, this is a great way to support the project. If you donate $20 or more, you will get 3 buttons designed by us!
If we are not able to raise the total amount, your donations will go to other It Gets Fatter endeavours in the future.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
It Gets Fatter!