i just set it up and it seems to be working
if you’re at the club and someone asks for your number just give them this
Why did I call
This is the strongest and saddest thing I’ve read in a long time.
It’s really too bad plants took a vow of silence after they killed all the dinosaurs.
Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told Madonna, one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to go and f*** herself, the local media are reporting exclusively.
“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.
In further discussions with journalists from the media, the kid stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”
“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.
The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.
“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.
THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE
Give this child a medal.
This child is the wisest of us all. May he go on to grand things in life.
"Facial-recognition technology is quickly becoming a mainstay of commercial and government surveillance systems. While it can provide benefits in automation and security, it is also a threat to privacy. Sophisticated algorithms can already extract information about your gender, age and even mood from a single image, and then link those physical attributes to commercial or government databases."
-Face to Anti-Face
The most cyberpunk post on this website, possibly ever.
For future reference.
the cyber revolution is literally coming upon us
shadowrun fashion suddenly makes so much sense
I’m skeptical about the idea that people can appropriate disabled experiences in the same way they can culture
Like…if you experience something that is similar to my experiences, and that is similarly debilitating
I don’t care if you have the same Disability Label I do, we still have a bond there.
Especially for psychiatric stuff, where diagnosis is mostly just based on identifying a collection of symptoms? If you have one less symptom than you need to earn the label, it doesn’t make the symptoms you DO have any less real
I really don’t understand this at all, is it in response to a specific situation that I’m unaware of?
When I think of the appropriation of disability experiences, I’m thinking of stuff like abled musicians or dancers using mobility aids like crutches or wheelchairs to invoke othering and horror, or narratives from disabled people being rewritten or processed by abled people for an abled audience for “inspiration” purposes, or abled people using the words of one disabled person against (to silence or refute) other disabled people.
All those things cause harm.
If we’re talking about this at an individual interpersonal level, if someone sees something I write or we’re having a meatspace conversation, and I talk about something I experience and they say “me too, and your coping mechanisms would help me too”, then that’s 100% fine.
But if the response is something like, “well I experience this too and I’m not disabled, therefore neither are you”, then THAT is harm (ableism). But not necessarily appropriation.
Appropriation would be if someone who is abled, say, pretended to have a disability for a year as an “experiment”, and then made a career out of explaining to abled people what it’s like to be disabled. And say they wrote a book about it, and people buy that and believe that more/over the ACTUAL experiences of disabled people. That is massively harmful, AND appropriation.
I mean, when talking about “appropriation” it means that someone with power over you takes your story or your image or your identity and misrepresents it (or in some way falsely claims it as their own) to a larger audience that THEY have access to, and that you do not (or you are seen as ‘too biased’ because your experience IS authentic, as horrible as that is).
In other words, that ^ is how people can appropriate disabled experiences that same way they can culture.
I cannot get over this tweet