“Even if we put aside the question of fetal personhood and assume that a fetus should have the same rights as a born human being, giving that fetus the right to use another person’s body for its surivval would give it privileges that born people do not have. In no other case is a person legally compelled to use their body and their internal organs to sustain another’s life. We do not require parents to donate kidneys or even blood to their children, and we do not require anyone to be a good Samaritan and risk their life or health for another. It is difficult to imagine a case in which we would legally require a father to keep his child physically attached to his body, using his organs for survival, physically impairing him, and requiring him to miss work and possibly undergo surgery, for nearly ten months.
It would be difficult to make the case that the child (or full-grown adult) has a right to use their father’s body for survival. Yet this is exactly what opponents of abortion rights argue— except the body in question is female,”—
“Ethnic is a word that doesn’t exist in my vocabulary. In Hollywood, you hear things like, “Oh, they loved you but they want to go more traditional.” That’s the new N word. So when [someone says] I look “dark,” I say, “Dark compared to whom? This is just my skin.”—Zoe Saldana (2010)
“right?! like, why can’t you be attractive, intelligent AND able to hold a conversation? i just want you to like listening to trina but also able to examine critical race theory. it’s hard out there for a ten.”—my perfect friend hank on the perils of dating (via wordsandturds)
“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”—
Anonymous asked: I feel like all the western organisations dedicated to "eradicating poverty" in Africa are just an extension of the white supremacist belief that POC are inherently weak/stupid and need help from white people, because white people somehow know best. If these organisations really cared, they would let Africans speak for themselves instead of trying to speak for them.
I really don’t know how to feel about Invisible Children. On one hand I have a visceral need to donate/endorse their cause after watching their video, on the other hand my intellect is telling me this is just some white savior complex attempting to feed some sort of white guilt by playing God in the lives of African people (not unfamiliar to history).
I understand that the immediate capture of Joseph Kovey is what’s most important, however this video and the mass amount of attention it has gathered does spark an interesting conversation about not only the terror occurring in Uganda, but also the patronizing legacy of whites and their need to cleanse the “heathen” that is POC
This organization that turns kids who are ‘invisible’ meaning no one cares about the atrocities they face on a day-to-day basis (unless rich white people tell us to care), into zoo exhibits for other rich white people who “want to discover the tribal sides of themselves”.
The only choice for African children: live in chaos or live as a circus attraction.
I don’t get it? I mean, really, can we think about this for a second? Where was this rallying of support for actual Ugandans who have a stake in the welfare of their country when they said they needed assistance? The actual person in pain has no voice, but their unasked for spokesperson does? We’ve learned nothing from the past 400 years of white people monopolizing African soil. THEY DON’T DO SHIT. MOST DON’T GIVE A FUCK AND THE ONES THAT DO ARE MISGUIDED.
Save Darfur campaigns? Rwandan Genocide? Ethiopian famines? Same tactics, same routine, same result; nothing for the people, camera time and profits for grandiose egos with a ridiculous savior complex.