(page 61, heteronormativity of settler colonialism, Andrea Smith)
Just putting this up here as a partial response to that tool who suggested that the colonial instillation of the gender binary was a consequence, not a tool of colonialism.
Their claim was that there are better ways to subjugate a people other than instating gendered oppression in the form of a binary patriarchy. That, “on a list of tools used to destroy cultures, this has got to be at the very very bottom”. Despite, idk, it being ‘a necessity’?
(hint: this is also, in turn, why even non-binary white people benefit from the binary. your whiteness privileges you in this respect)
Mallam Nuhu RibaduThe Speech That Rattled Pres. Jonathan: “Political Engagement- A New Approach”By Mallam Nuhu Ribadu
Protocols…: I confess to feeling inspired with every visit to this institution that shaped my perception of life and grounded my entire intellectual development. This intellectual development is not only a debt I owe to my teachers who have formed me but achallenge to me to go out there and influence society for the benefit of those to come.
For this, I must say thank you! I thank my teachers, of the academic, the moral and even the political, who showed me the virtues of honesty and commitment to serving humanity.
Two women and some children in Benin City, Nigeria, 1970s
cassette tapes tapes tapes tapes, more work for the Glaswegian psychic stuff im working on.
My Life - Crohns is nothing you can schedule, ever. and the side bar pain and depression. well, we just won’t talk about that now okay,
Made from a scrap of construction tube this container is covered in papier mache, Chinese paper decoupage and acrylic paint. Add a hinge and scrap wood cut into a ‘cradle’ and you have an unusual and attractive box to hold your treasures.
strangely it resembles a 50 gallon oil drum cut to be a bbq pit. you can see them all over the place; where these drums are in open supply. even for sale by the road in the southern us.
That’s how we get Elizabeth Taylor playing Cleopatra in 1964, even as we now know that Cleopatra would almost undoubtedly be considered black in today’s society.
Now see…I can’t take you seriously if you cite one of these types of Articles.
It’s WELL KNOWN that…
That sounds lovely and all, but her ancestry’s not really an idea, it’s a historical fact. People can wish or hope she looked like them all they like, but the plain fact is that she wasn’t Egyptian or African by blood. Ruled Egypt, yes. Actually Egyptian? Nope.
I do think there are better candidates for Black Egyptian royalty than ol’ Cleo. But I like to turn the question around: could a Black woman have been Cleopatra? I mean, could an African woman have ruled in her own right and given the Romans a run for their money? Hell, yes - Amanirenas, queen of Kush, did!
“What Are You? A Dialogue on Mixed Race”
This is really interesting. It is an hour long so you might want to bookmark it and return to it if you don’t want to watch it in one go!
What a better way to spend your sunday, than to do some upcycling! I have found these pretty amazing projects and inspirations that just make me want to get crafty all day! Oh how I wish I could do them all in one day! :)
And the best thing is that they all use old items and give them new life! So they are budget and environmentally friendly!
Happy upcycling everyone!
1. Upcycle your old sweater and at some cuteness in the form of a bow! Source
2. Buy an old painting and use the canvas for your new tote! Source
3. Create this cute rainbow fan by simply adding some paint. Source
4. Co creative and use old vintage style rulers and turn them into a tray. Source
5. Use old maps and fold them into gift bags! Source