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After the successful signing of the agreement with Sharjah Court for an exclusive , the Sharjah Corniche Centre team conducted a -check for the staff at Sharjah Court. Here are some glimpses from the initiative.




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I'm an educator in a mixed marriage with a mixed family. It's especially upsetting when I notice or surprise myself with thoughts or feelings from my implicit bias. It's very uncomfortable โ€” but this open, internal dialogue is an important learning moment for myself.



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A powerful track that sheds light on white privilege, in addition to highlighting relevant social & political issues. White Privilege โ€“ Music to Atone to




Arrived at the about 1 hour ago and witnessed all of the events associated with this. Stuck around for about 30 mins to provide witness accounts. No arrest was made within that time. Families and others were in the lot that he drove through recklessly.




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God damn it graduating high school or college is not privilege people work for that shit,

If I hear another guy talk about how they love going to the park at night for a run or to lie down and listen to music at full volume I’m going to lose my mind

I hate when people say that bi/pan people have straight passing privilege. Being mistaken or assumed to be something you’re not is not a privilege.

You wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, tell a trans woman that she has male passing privilege. Or indeed, vice versa, as both can at some point be mistaken for a cis man. I personally would much prefer to conform to whatever visual sterotpyes there are for bisexuals, and have everyone who sees me say “yea that guy is definitely bi”, and have to deal with whatever happens, that constantly having to come out and while being assumed to be straight be expected to join in and agree with lots of hetronormative crap.

Let’s flip the script, do gay men and lesbian women have a degree of privilege due to them being the best and most widely known and accepted of the lgbt? Will&Grace and Orange Is The New Black among other shows have normalised them. More, unlike bi/pan people and trans people, gays/lesbians aren’t treated as greedy or as likely to trick their partners and to cheat.

I’m going to stop here, but my point is, no one who is lgbtqia has passing privilege of any sort, and it is dangerous to say anyone does. We should not be in a race to the bottom.

we are all people.
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Wow, this picture says so much. I knew what I wanted to write about for this weeks blog and I started looking for an image that would communicate what I was trying to say, and I found it. Shout out to @mccutcheonphoto on Instagram for this amazing piece of art.

A few weeks ago I took a mini vacation with my hubs to LA for an LAFC game. Before the game, we spent time exploring our favorite LA coffee shops, because that’s our idea of vacationing honestly. Well, we happened to go to Dayglow in WeHo as our morning stop and while we were driving around I saw so many beautiful people who were just being… themselves. I couldn’t help but take notice and feel joy for them and their community. WeHo is like Hillcrest, near where we live. The majority of the community is LGBTQ and I LOVE the LGBTQ community, so much. It makes me sad to think that we might leave this area of SD someday and I find myself wanting to move closer to Hillcrest all the time.

As we drove through streets filled with people dressed in the most eccentric and inspiring outfits, I saw three guys, dressed to the nines (heels included), taking selfies outside of a restaurant and I turned to Mark and said, “You know what? I think gay people are the most empathetic people I have ever met.” Mark looked at me and asked me why I thought that and that question inspired this post.

I’m a fighter for the underdog. I absolutely hate injustice and I have a strong desire to see people raise up from the ashes into beautiful, joyful, and free people. Some people might ask, “But you’re a Christian, aren’t you supposed to hate gay people?” To which I respond, “NO! Absolutely not. Jesus never said to hate your neighbor, not a single time.” And honestly, what is it about gay people that offends Christians so much? Fundamentalist Christian worldview says that homosexuality is a sin, but also that no sin is greater than the other. So why is it that we can sit with prostitutes, liars, drug addicts, etc. but when it comes to a gay person, we freak? Why? I have never understood that. 

This picture hit me in my gut because it’s how I view the LGBTQ community. While all of my friends who are LGBTQ hold very strong to their community and their (beautiful!) rainbow flags, they are more than a flag or paint on their face. They are people. Beautiful, courageous people. Every conversation I’ve ever had with someone in the LGBTQ community brings me to tears. Their struggle has been so real. Every… single.. one of them. 

These people have taken some of the worst that life could have to offer them and have risen above it and then as they rise above it they get hit with slander, bullying, abuse, and anything else under the sun that could make a person go crazy. But they rise above it. My gay friends are some of the strongest friends I have, some of the best listeners I know, and the most empathetic, because they get it. They understand what it means to struggle and they understand the curveballs life can throw. When a person sits down with them to share their struggle, they actually listen, because there was a time where they weren’t listened to or acknowledged and they value that. It’s an honor to have these people in my life and we should see them for what they are. An honor, a privilege, and a blessing to this harsh world. 

When I looked up the Jewish view and beliefs on the rainbow, I found that they look at rainbows as a true reflection of the sun’s rays. God (the sun) shines through us (mist) to bring out the beauty of his creation (the rainbow). At the end of the day, whether you are straight or homosexual, you are God’s creation and He has made you fearfully and wonderfully. So please, if you are out or wanting to be out or feel like you’re struggling with who you are and what you should do, please remember that. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. God LOVES you. No stupid soapbox sign could ever change that. And if you are Christian and you are trying to figure out your sexuality but feel like you’re alone and have no one to talk to. Please, talk to me or Mark. You are NOT alone and we LOVE you.

To my fellow Christians, I want to share a story with you, 

I have a neighbor who is a lesbian and has lived in our complex since before we got here. We’re going on 6 years being here. One day, she overheard us talking about Jesus at our pool and at first wasn’t sure what to make of it. She had been hurt by the church and was cautious around religion but she sat and listened and came up to Mark and I later and asked if we were Christians. When we replied, “Yes.” She said that we must be the cool christians and that she had never seen people talk about Jesus or Christianity the way we did and she most definitely had not seen Christians be that comfortable around the LGBTQ community. That made me so sad, because like I’ve been saying, I LOVE them.

About two years into us being neighbors, her kitten died. She had just gotten her kitten and was completely distraught. When she got home after the vet appointment, she knocked on our door and with tears in her eyes said, “Can I have you guys pray for me?” My heart sank and I hugged her and brought her inside. She shared her story with us that afternoon and God gave me a word for her that was exactly what she needed to hear and so accurate that she was pretty taken aback. I told her it was Jesus and she was so thankful.

I’m not sharing this story to get a pat on the back. This should be normal. We should be loving on all people no matter what our “religious views” might be. I could give two craps about “religious views” if it means that I get to love on people the way Jesus did. Sitting and talking with our neighbor and praying for her was a PRIVILEGE. I am honored that God put me in this neighborhood and every day I spend time with the LGBTQ community I am more and more in awe of who God created them to be and how much he absolutely loves them. I urge you to please look at people who you may not agree with differently. At the end of the day, we are all people and we all deserve to be loved.

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Systemic Oppression and Manifesting/Law of Attraction

This is such a controversial topic, but I love that my longtime friend posed this question on my instagram account (@blossomandglow):

Q: “I have a question for you. Can you speak to the impact of systemic oppression (institutional racism, ableism, sexism, etc) on manifesting? Because two people could be putting equal personal effort and focus in but get very different results because of those external factors. I hear a lot of talk about manifesting but I’ve never heard anyone discuss how white privilege/ablebody privilege/class privilege/citizenship privilege/etc is related to that. Because I know it is.

Great question. Oppression, privilege and trauma affect manifestation two ways, both internally, and externally. 

Internally, oppression and trauma (and/or privilege) are written into the DNA both physically (via epigenetics; we know on a scientific level that trauma can be literally physically inherited in the brain as well as in cellular memory) and spiritually on an energetic level (some New Age people call this the Akashic Records and it supposedly includes traumas from past lives as well.)

This DNA programming, both physical and spiritual, is what determines our natural setpoint going into each life. This is our initial subconscious minimum standard, which is a programming that is added to, for better or worse, with each emotionally impactful life event.

So for any manifesting type/personality type/aura type, a large part of the work of any incarnation (the spiritual journey of each life) is to raise one’s minimum standard to allow for one’s life purpose to be optimally expressed. This is a constant work in progress for most of us, as we incrementally expand our desires to express our life purpose. 

So the first part of how trauma, oppression and/or privilege affect our ability to consciously manifest our desires, is in our internal programming. This programming is absolutely malleable, but it is not equally malleable for everyone. It is not easy for everyone to reprogram the mind. This is why many starseeds or lightworkers are called to work in this particular area.

The second part is external; that is, we don’t have a lot of control over outer circumstances in life. Now, I know that flies in the face of what most Law of Attraction believers and mainstream New Age teachers say, but if you search your heart, we all know it’s true. No, we aren’t manifesting EVERYTHING from our thoughts– we are each a small part of co-creating the world, which has largely been co-created long before we existed in our current life. (Some people really do believe the world is essentially a figment of their imagination which necessarily leads to either self-loathing or ignoring reality.)

Manifesting is two things: it is incrementally co-creating the world by adding our [important] little bits to what has already been created; AND manifesting is also learning to harness and navigate current energies that we find ourselves in, as best we can, so that we can be as safe and successful as possible, considering current energy conditions. 

I know this contradicts a lot of Law of Attraction and current New Age teachings, but this is how it actually works. 

Power, Privilege, and Pay Disparity

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As with every other article I’ve written for The Citrus Scale, I have no idea where to start. Most of the time it’s with a note, a prologue of sorts, or even an apology because I know my opinion is in the minority.

But last night I went to see the movie Hustlers and, now, I don’t care. I don’t care if someone’s feelings get hurt. I don’t care if you disagree. I don’t care if you take any of what I’m about to say the wrong way. As long as you’re respectful, we’ll get along just fine because that’s the wrong we’re trying to right here.

Because fandom is toxic. Fandom is glorious. Fandom is uplifting. And fandom is horribly entitled. Fandom is everything, but it’s tearing itself apart from the inside out and we need to stop because we’ve got more important things to discuss. So let’s just dive into the deep end, because we’ve waited long enough. We’ve attacked each other long enough. We’ve been ignored long enough.

Now, if you haven’t heard the story that inspired this article, let me give you a quick rundown. Adele Lim, an Asian woman, co-wrote the screenplay for Crazy Rich Asians with Peter Chiarelli, a white man. For the sequel, Peter was offered somewhere between $800,000 to $1 million. Adele Lim was offered $110,000. And before we go any further, if you don’t think that’s disgusting, this article isn’t for you.

Of course, Warner Brothers said this is industry-standard and that “making an exception would set a troubling precedent.” Which makes me nauseous. What they said, in essence, is that if women understood their worth, they’d demand so much more, and the men in charge are used to a certain way of life. A life they do not want changed for any reason. And why would they? They hold all the cards, all the money, and all the power.

Or… they think they do.

The problem with making Hustlers is that I was reminded the real problem is that they want us to think we hold no power. They want us fighting amongst ourselves. They want us disagreeing and being disrespectful to one another. Because then we can’t mobilize. We can’t force any real change.

And what would be the big deal if we kept doing it the way we’re doing it? Well, that’s easy. We’ll continue to be seen and not heard. Every character you see will be some variation of a Mary Sue, the Madonna, or the whore. Is that really what you want? Do you really enjoy being seen as entertainment only there for consumption? Because I’m kind of sick of it. I’m tired of being scared. I’m tired of being quiet. I’m tired of being tired. And I hope you are too. Because Hustlers taught me way more than I’m sure any of the men in charge intended.

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If you are surprised by this AT ALL… you obviously don’t understand the fact that the “BURDEN” of proof is no match for the #PRIVILEGE of being white. #TeamDL #WhitePrivilege #ThisIsAmerica #GettingAwayWithMurder #Repost @tariqelite with @get_repost
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Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, was accused of killing her newborn baby and burying her in the backyard in an unmarked grave. She was acquitted of the most serious charges against her.
The jury did find her guilty of gross abuse of a corpse, for which she will be sentenced on Friday. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
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What White Men Don’t Understand About Intersectionality | For Harriet

Privilege

I would not be you
old retired woman

nattering by the pool
with your cackling cohort

rich woman who
can think of nothing
but to complain

about the poor
the destitute
the alien terrified
immigrant

who inconveniently
refused to die
outside your
imaginary border
with all their progeny

you say you have to
Pay
You who have never
held down a job

much less three

stoop labor
service industries
factory jobs
picking and packing

nothing you
could
or would
do

you say they take
your money
for frivolous things

survival
food
a corner to sleep in

and they are
visible to you
their worst offense

aside from being
poor and brown

I would not be you

pampered with
other people’s blood
bought cheap

we look alike
pale skin
grey hair
anger

but we are
at the opposite ends
of a spectrum

cut me open
and find that my heart is
never so tiny
never so diseased
never so shriveled

I would not be you

A person asked why people don’t like landlords. A person mentioned “some use intimidation tactics to keep their tenants from going to lawyers and/or police to keep themselves from getting into legal trouble” and this mess of a conversation happened.

Your obliviousness is showing if you legitimately this you can live anywhere and/or rent from anyone, regardless of your cost of living, travel distance to work (possible gas prices factored into this), safety of the area, etc.

do you ever read about what women went through in history (or even what women are going through now but in different circumstances to you) and just feel really sick?? I think it’s the thought that I really could have been born 2000 or 200 or 50 years ago, or in a different country or family or environment, and it could have been me?? it’s horrifying

Were your teachers amazed at your vocabulary when you were a kid? Did you not have to wonder where your next meal was coming from growing up? Did your parents attend a college of some sort? Did you pull yourself up from your previous social class and now have a paying job and know what a large pantry is for? You may have educated middle class privilege.

Other symptoms regardless of gender, sexuality, or ethnicity may include: Feeling smarter than people whose parents didn’t go to college, not fitting in with the community you were a part of before college, memory loss on the subject of hunger, having an accent or the ability to switch easily to an accent considered professional in your native country or region, the ability to participate in buy two get one half off sales, and ignoring homeless people on the street as if they were a lamp post.