Anonymous asked: I appreciate the calling out of thugzmansion on their constant appropriation of black culture because everyone holds them on a pedestal in the Oakland queer scene
thx- tho really all the credit goes to b8-n-cstr8, glitterlion, julianahuxtable, mocosyamores and a number of people irl who’ve called this shit before.
But freal, anyone whose hella popular in the Bay Area queer scene? You can bet on them being manipulative as fuck with a skewed and hidden sea of bullshit behind them keeping them where they are. No one makes it to the top of the pecking order without something keeping them secure.
“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. This is impossible.”
"Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom.
But the personality formed in the environment of coercive control is not well adapted to adult life. The survivor is left with fundamental problems in basic trust, autonomy, and initiative. She approaches the task of early adulthood—establishing independence and intimacy—burdened by major impairments in self-care, in cognition and in memory, in identity, and in the capacity to form stable relationships.
She is still a prisoner of her childhood; attempting to create a new life, she reencounters the trauma."
— Judith Lewis Herman, “Trauma and Recovery” (via xu-an)
tw: transmisogyny, radscum
so i am a little overwhelmed with all that is currently on my plate as a qpoc who is mostly being consumed by job and health issues but i am hoping to respond to all of the valid critiques of the goddesses shirt and my photoshopped image of willow smith as well as the not so accurate comments about my identity and experiences that i have received today. i am not disconnected from these conversations and entered the project of the shirt with the foremost intentions of inciting helpful dialogue. while i have learned from past experiences that tumblr is not exactly conducive to conversations where good communication actually takes place, i want to be accountable to all of the ways that i have messed up in going forth with the different ways i have been realizing my vision as an artist. there are always going to be new ways that an idea can be expanded and thought over and i am grateful for all of the knowledge that this project has generated. it is a little stressful to have people whom i’ve never met try and define my work by my online presence and what they perceive my identity to be like but i am hoping to provide a better look at what my intentionality is as soon as i get the opportunity.
I’m not surprised at what I just read, its typical transhole bullying of women in the queer community. Portray the woman as some kind of hyper-privileged overemotional crybaby and then use the same fucking tactics themselves. She was “called out on her shit” by a homeless man of color that pretends he’s a woman. This super oppressed dude spends his free time calling people out on their privilege on tumblr. PRIORITIES. The woman admits she made a mistake in her project and wants to discuss it with the community further. Another man who pretends he’s a woman thinks this is not good enough and proceeds to eviscerate her character, making all kinds of accusations about who and what she is, what her intentions are. His magic lady dick gives him powers of clairvoyance you see. The usual charges leveled at women abound. She is manipulative, she is a liar, she is wrong for trying to make money for her creative work because the only real artists starve/live off their parents. Having a “real cunt” (charming). She’s privileged for being able to put on lipstick every now and then without looking like a fucking clown. Men continually think they should have the power of being able to name what women are. When women craft an identity for themselves outside of that men can’t handle it and MUST tell a woman what she is.
No doubt thugzmansion has just received a shit ton of messages all saying the same thing and will continue to for awhile. Instead of arguing point by point with every sheep on tumblr she put up a general post saying she’s going to respond to the criticisms. Not good enough. We must humiliate the bitch, put her in her place for not prioritizing the tumblr community first and foremost.
Seriously this shit is just an excuse to dump on a queer woman of color with the typical racist, misogynistic, tired ass, played out, petty, effeminate male games. I don’t know why women put up with it.
awwwww, my first time being attacked by TERF’S since I stopped posting @ IBTP! I forgot what it was like.
Hope you enjoyed that, Terry.
going outside and smoking is the greatest remedy of sadnsss
re all the shit w thugzmansion
I count two deleted posts, just from the first page. I assume there will be more.