(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Please do it. This one is important. You may not think YOU are important (you are, by the way) but if your representatives know that you care about how they vote, and if you call, and the person before you calls, and the person after you calls… then they vote to keep the internet the way it is.
DOOOO ITTTTTTTT (said in the reassuring voice of the thing under your bed when you were tiny)
Academics have developed complicated theories and obscure jargon in an effort to describe what is now referred to as structural racism, yet the concept is fairly straightforward. One theorist, Iris Marion Young, relying on a famous “birdcage” metaphor, explains it this way: If one thinks about racism by examining only one wire of the cage, or one form of disadvantage, it is difficult to understand how and why the bird is trapped. Only a large number of wires arranged in a specific way, and connected with one another, serve to enclose the bird and ensure it cannot escape.
What is particularly important to keep in mind is that any given wire of the cage may or may not be specifically developed for the purpose of trapping the bird, yet it still operates (together with other wires) to restrict its freedom.
In the meantime, I will continue to post here, on medievalpoc.org, twitter, and facebook, to the best of my ability. I’m forever grateful to the many brilliant and talented individuals who’ve lent me their support, shoulders to cry on, advice, and indeed, mutual fansquee. And my thanks to my readers and dedicated submitters, as well as all the people who offer corrections, recommendations, and further resources.
You thought your struggle with doing or supporting art/artists was tough and taxing? Get a load of this woman of power. My everlasting support and respect.
fafernafer said:Did you actually read the full interview of Mathew Klickstein? While many of his points are less than excellent, hes not so much about white supremacy as he is about token diversity. I do agree that it is the quality of the product and not how it relates to social developments that should matter. Now, I would argue that making a character Indian with no reason is nowhere near as big a deal as he makes it out t be, but I do think that comic makes him a huge disservice.
Being a big whinebaby about “token diversity” is like literal textbook white supremacy. Racists need nicer-sounding codewords to pass their stupid...