Feb. 24th, 2012

  • 11:54 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Willow is always amazing and you have to read it because I cannot quote it all: Transethnicity Claims, Piracy, Faeries & Appropriation.

The 1st thing to hit me, is how mocking this is to transgendered individuals, that their situation is seen as so damn 'science fiction', somehow, that something as mocking as 'Trans Ethnic' can be set up as part of any kind of conversation. 'So, you think you're not the gender you physically appear to be / were assigned at birth? Ha! I top you. I don't think I'm the ethnicity 'assigned' to me at birth/ that I appear as. And none of this having a damn thing to do with the modification of birth certificates so that NDN people could pass as non-native for a chance at a better life. None of this gets into black who passed as white, to try and life a better, safer life within a white supremacist state. None of this gets into trans racial adoptees and their personal conflicts of identity and how they feel vs how they're treated.


Cultural appropriation seems to exist, because in order to be white and in order to be USian, various peoples several decades ago decided to put aside their cultural and ethnic heritage in order to fit in. The less you showed some distinct aspect of your identity the more it supposedly meant you were leaving it behind to embrace your new Usian life.

So goodbye, traditions, language, clothing, manners, foods, songs and stories. And now here we are, a couple generations later, with a set of people who want something to belong to, but even in this day and age of Ancestry.com (for white folk) they're not going back to research what they gave up. And I don't know if it's because the attitudes to give it up and leave it behind are still strong, if sub and unconscious. They're instead reaching towards those peoples who've fought and struggled and suffered to hold on to anything at all. And reaching towards peoples whose suffering and oppression has formed a new culture and new identity within this 'new land'. So I suppose it's not surprising so many people want to be Native American - because how much more 'belonging' to this new land could one be? Or that they want to be 'Black' which is an identity that was created on these shores (well these and other places of colonialist import of slaves).

But history and struggle, accomplishment and identity, folklore, stories and song, foods, clothing and culture are not something you can buy in a store.

[...] But whoa. Looking at the terms 'Trans Ethnic', however, makes me feel as if minority/non dominant/colonized culture and societies are somehow as mythical and unreal as fairies, dragons, and spiritual wolves and bears - because ANYONE can decide that's who and what they are and decide to pick it up and somehow 'live by it'. And while you cannot disrespect fairies and dragons, and disrespecting wolves or bears gets you murdered and dead - disrespecting non dominant ethnicities happens, is real, is hurtful and painful and dehumanizing and devaluing.

If your inner self is a water dragon, well, whatever. That's your thing. If your inner self is black? Fuck you. There have always been assholes (particularly teenagers), dressing in certain clothes, copying certain slang, listening to certain music and claiming they were down with __insert ethnic minority here__. New age dressing it up as 'Trans Ethnicism' doesn't change the asshole badge.


I said I'd talk about Trans Ablism / Trans Disablism, and I will. Disability has a culture, it has many in fact. Deaf culture, isn't blind culture, isn't the myriad wheelchair cultures, isn't invisible disability culture, isn't chronic illness culture, isn't ... the list goes on. Those cultures too? Came out of struggle and strife, dedication, hard work and more. They were created to sustain the myriad peoples who're involved in them. They have their dark ass times, their deprivations and horrors, their triumphs, their moments of weeping for joy and of pain. There are institutions, schools, lock aways, slurs, words, language, music, dance, art, etc, and yes they were all created - some of them only a couple hundred years old. But they? Are REAL. You don't get to go shopping for them either.

Cause this shopping people are doing, has nothing to do with learning the history of anything, it's just another type of entitlement. It's grubby grabby hands. It's trying to fill some lack and hole with someone else's inheritance. It's grabbing someone else's sandwich cause they dealt with the jeers and kept their food, and you threw yours aside.


  • Feb. 9th, 2012 at 6:58 PM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
Okay. I don't understand what the shit is happening with The Arkh Project. It's a shame the only game that looked inclusive enough is coming to this, but the more is coming out about the creator, the worse is looking.

I don't know. What do you people think? This is sf_drama, so the discussions are called "wank" and A LOT of the comments are a mess, but there ARE some qualms we shouldn't ignore.

ETA: Okay, frankly, the comments are making me distrust the whole post. A lot. Fucking shit ignorant people who have never heard the term Muxe before. So it's obviously ridiculous! And Two Spirits is such a stupid concept for these weeabos. I want to kill.

ETA 2: [personal profile] yeloson shared a better source describing the problems with Arkh (it doesn't have all the disgusting stuff going on at sf_drama). Talks about the strange stuff with the business transactions. It doesn't bode well.


  • Dec. 21st, 2011 at 3:44 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Livejournal is a mess. A seriously fucking mess.

And it looks awful. As people are saying, you wanting to look like facebook? Never a good thing. Or sign.

Also, I passed my last exam! Yaay.

Uhm. The world disgusts me today

  • Dec. 9th, 2011 at 12:28 AM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Are people in this post actually proud?

Your left is a joke. No kidding.

Here is why I have been out of lj, or out of english-speaking media/blogs.

Fuck yeah, you fucking killers. And no, I don't have Operación Condor on my back. I may play that card.

ETA: And no, this is hardly my only reason for being disgusted today. But you people may not care about what shit some local bishop spew around.

DW codes, people. Because LJ is a scary shit.

  • Oct. 28th, 2011 at 12:29 AM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)






This shit is ridicoulous

  • Sep. 13th, 2011 at 12:15 AM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Were I this woman, I would sue their asses off. What the fucking hell.

I guess you can't travel without being handcuffed in the US if you aren't a white person.


  • Jul. 27th, 2011 at 7:13 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
What the hell is wrong with Livejournal? Why can't I post anything at all?


Dot dot dot II of the day

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 2:15 AM
la_vie_noire: (Era una bruja)
You know there is something deeply wrong with the world when a manga like Maiden Rose (hardcore yaoi with RAPE as a mean of love) has kind of subtle references to Umberto Eco's The Name of The Rose.

I mean, seriously?

Oh, please.

  • Jun. 29th, 2011 at 12:31 AM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Everything I hate about middle-classed privileged feminists. (Trigger warning for talk about abusive relationships.) Seriously.

Dude. "People who don’t brush their teeth or change their clothes for days on end and reside in a place that reeks of cat piss..." (Homeless people? Poor people?)

"People who write to advice columnists whining about how their stay-at-home wives — who iron their shirts, make their lunch every day and care for the kids — sometimes leave shoes in the hallway." (I don't even know what she means with this.)

Also, people in abusive relationships? It's WAY more complicated than that. "Dump them" sometimes isn't even an option. Stupid, stupid naive rich feminists.

That's it. I stop following this shit.

Uuhm. No

  • Jun. 27th, 2011 at 1:32 AM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
So Okazu Blog (a blog I personally like and normally thank it exists) talks about the case of this guy who got detained because his manga was considered "child porn," which is bad. But here they make a really stupid, senseless and offensive analogy. With sexual assault towards women.

Manga Self-Defense 101.

Trigger warning: talk about rape and victim blaming )

RAGE. So, copyright lovers...

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 7:42 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Via [personal profile] delux_vivens.

So law doesn't protect queer POC from having their experiences appropriated by white straight privileged people, but IT CAN protect said white privileged people from... POC people who talk about the assholes "intellectual property" that came from appropriation and lies.

The Amina Hoaxer threatened to sue Minal Hajratwala for sharing his "copyrighted material" about "Amina."

Uhm. No.

  • Jun. 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
The shit, Feministe. What the shit.

Do you fucking know what is Celiac disease? I have at least three friends who have it. One of them is very close to me and my classmate, and she ALWAYS has problems finding accessible and cheap food for her; we just were discussing the other day how it was really bad that Supermarkets here don't even have Gluten-free bread. The woman has SERIOUS PROBLEMS when she eats gluten and she has to avoid it completely. Seriously, we even have activities about Celiac Diseases (and other autoimmune diseases) at my faculty. Because it is a serious disorder. ("Only 1% of American have it! And that sucks" uhm, okay.)

You really, really don't know shit.

(Also, what is the shit about policing other people diets? "A lot of people CLAIM to be gluten intolerant!" 1) And? 2) You obviously live in a place where gluten-free bread/whatever is easy to find.)



  • May. 16th, 2011 at 5:17 PM
la_vie_noire: Yuuko, smoking and looking pensive (Yuuko thinking)
Retraction Watch on Psychology Today's piece on "why black women are rated less physically attractive.”

We don’t have the scientific background to vet this research properly, but let’s just say we’re more than a bit skeptical. Others have done so, though, including Marianne Kirby.

Kanazawa is no stranger to controversy. Last year, he published a study claiming that liberals and athiests were smarter than conservatives and believers. And yet P.Z. Myers, an avowed “godless liberal,” called him the “great idiot of social science,” according to a story in AlterNet.

We’ve tried to contact Psychology Today and Kanazawa for comment, and will update with anything we hear back.

Natsuo Kirino, Out

  • Feb. 26th, 2011 at 3:13 AM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Yes. I'm also pissed because I looked for this book for an eternity; I bought it here, in Spanish; and it was EXPENSIVE.

Not that coherent spoilers. Rant about the book, it's late and I'm sleepy. )

Also, I'm kinda tired of reading stupid shit on facebook. God, I can't make myself away from it due to having a lot of my real life there, but how much I wish it every time politic issues are mentioned. Stupid, stupid privileged assholes.

Feb. 14th, 2011

  • 9:08 PM
la_vie_noire: (Era una bruja)
GENTE DEL CHAN! Ly dice que se fue la luz en su casa.

And I have pictures of blond little girls with England flags as my LJ layout now. Probably because my background pic went down. (No seriously, look: [livejournal.com profile] la_vie_noire, and hurry, not going to be there soon. They are gone. Pretty girls though. Not going to post a cap because I seriously don't know whose children are those.)

Also, no one is talking about the massive protests in the Arab world. So I guess I have to make a post.


  • Jan. 21st, 2011 at 6:38 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
This woman apparently has had the ILLUMINATING and UNIQUE thought that POLITICALLY CORRECT BULLSHIT has gone out of hand. She will START A REVOLUTION against the corrupted blogging system. (That will end in her maintaining her right to say... racist jokes, I guess.)

Uhm. These (white, cis, able-boded, etc., etc., because I just love to say it - and even if I don't say it, it won't make it less true) people and their revolutionary epiphanies.

ETA: Also, people, I have to study so I won't be here much. Not that I was being uber-active these days, but just to be safe.

Dec. 20th, 2010

  • 8:19 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Seriously? The response to this... seriously?

Because the fact that this woman claimed it was a latino man means... what?
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Mako me mandó esta página de "Médicos Sin Fronteras" muy iluminante, si alguien tenía alguna duda: Pastillas Contra el Dolor Ajeno.

En el primer mundo, si te duele algo hay pastillas para mitigar casi cualquier dolor. Pero... ¿qué pasa si lo que te duele es el dolor ajeno, el dolor de los que no tienen pastillas para curar su sufrimiento?

¿No es genial, que nosotros que tenemos pastillas de casi todo, podamos tomarnos una para calmar el dolor de los que no tienen?

Uhm. Uuuuhm.

Si decides colaborar en esta causa, es porque seguramente sufres de dolor ajeno, una dolencia que afecta, de forma casi endémica, al mundo desarrollado. Si sientes molestias, irritabilidad, sensibilidad... ante el sufrimiento de los enfermos más desfavorecidos, puede que estés contagiado.

O sea que, déjenme ver esto. La metáfora de esta campaña es "curar" la "dolencia" de la gente primermundista rica que tiene que "soportar" vivir en el mismo mundo que esos pobres tercermundistas.

O, como Mako dijo:

Si, para, tan emocionales los primermundiastas que se compadecen ante sus inmigrantes, y sienten tanto dolor ajeno que se quejan cuando sus paises presionan y boicotean las industrias, economias y recursos de "los pobres paises sin desarrollo" XD
son tremendos -.-

Y ni tengo que decir cuan insultante son esta clase de cosas, en quién se centran y a quién deshumanizan y convierten en El Otro.

El video es sobre un rico director de cine y como "toma sus pastillas" para ayudar a disminuir el "dolor ajeno" y lo bien que le hacen. Con mucama y todo. Significa: debemos sentir inspiración, admiración y agradecimiento por la forma en que ayudan desde sus mansiones.

Y de verdad, forma de trivializar la estructura de la falta de medicamentos en los países en desarrollo.

Justo ahora Privilege Denying Dude no está disponible porque tumblr se ha caído.


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