A reintroduction, as I seem to have gained followers lately:
I'm Jun. Half-Japanese, half-Iraqi, agender, ADHD, writer, musician, sometimes artist. My interests lie in linguistics, social theory, critical race theory, decolonization, media studies, philosophy, literature, paranormality, Y2K aesthetics... it goes on. And on.
I'm an anarchist. I tend not to get along with non-libertarian strands of Marxists, but I have and will probably continue to make exceptions.
I like sharing art and media.
Reposting the anarchist reading list because of a minor typo. Worthwhile for anyone interested in anti-hierarchical thought and action.
job seeking & career building as a black person feels so dehumanizing sometimes. literally the only career opportunities i've had are from other black and brown people, or once in a blue moon white people that are actually proven allies (not just say so) and have consistently backed it up with tangible actions. we really have to support each other and create opportunities for each other otherwise nobody else will
Gentrification also increases police presence in poor neighborhoods—a perhaps under-discussed consequence of city governments encouraging affluent whites to settle in these districts. In addition to skyrocketing (to unaffordability) property values, we see in gentrified neighborhoods a dramatic increase in police violence as scared whites call the police on Black and Brown people. This leads to the deaths of even more poor, working-class PoC.
I want to see some writing on *that*.
@imani The thought that racism can "die out" in passivity, without changed attitudes and behaviors by people to actively kill it, is one that ultimately benefits the longevity and lasting hegemonic presence of whiteness.
#DearWhitePeople we will not, as a society "Age out" of racism. Activating the 18-40 voter block will not magically wipe out racists voters. Even if you are not *as* racist as your parents doesn't mean there aren't tons of racist folks successfully passing on their values to their progeny.
You do not get out of addressing these systemic issues by waiting for old bigots to die.
Recently finished Blackfoot author James Welch's novel, 'Fools Crow' (1986). A powerful bildungsroman (coming-of-age narrative) about a young man of eighteen winters in the Pikuni tribe. Spiritual motifs guide the plot in a story that explores the effects of the Pikuni-Napikwan (the Blackfoot/Siksiká word for white people, the settler-colonizers) conflict on the meaningful internal conflicts of the Pikuni culture. A genuine 5/5 for me. CW for sexual assault.
Machine Girl — 'Gemini' (2015) [USA]
[Hardcore Breaks, Footwork, Breakcore, Jungle]
death's dynamic shroud — 'I'll Try Living Like This' (2015) [USA]
[Vaporwave, Glitch, Plunderphonics, Wonky]
@lj_writes Mhm. The transmedicalists that seek to define us within notions of pain confine us, ultimately, to backwards conceptions of gender identity, of expression.
I feel and have felt pain for my gender, that is, the way that I choose to exist in the world. But I need not be defined by it. I define myself, and this definition conflicts with society in order to produce pain. I'm never fooled into thinking that pain serves as both a beginning and an end to my transness.
Reading this book, I start to feel a wave of impostor syndrome—I see myself as lacking these childhood memories of "not fitting in with the other boys" that seem in my head, in my idea of a trans person, so necessary. I only discovered, or fell into, rather, my agender identity when in high school: the realization came swift, and I accepted it with some discomfort but mostly easily.
But we must remember our validity *regardless* of when we experienced first our gender identity.
yr local iconoclast / 異端児
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