"As a Muslim feminist woman of color, I cannot relate to Slutwalks as it caters mostly to the definition of emancipation set by white women. Slutwalks deviate in terms of delivering the message against sexual assault. It turns a blind eye to women of cultures where flimsy clothes don’t necessarily lead to rapes. Muslim women get raped too. Nassim Elbardouh is right. “Do Not Rape” Walk sounds better. This isn’t to say that I don’t support Slutwalks. I simply can’t relate to a liberating movement that does not liberate nor acknowledge me. Western feminism, despite its undeniable achievements, still perpetuates the image of a white woman as the liberated one. If these feminists do claim to represent all women, they need to understand the dynamics of the cultures other women hail from. Don’t care if you’re wearing a thong or burka, no one has the right to rape you. Burka clad brown Muslim women get raped too. Represent us. I want a movement that represents me regardless of my color and creed. End victim blaming and rape culture by representing everyone."
— Mehreen Kasana via twitter on Slutwalks (via pushinghoopswithsticks)
"Time to outsource your dating…we will enable you to find yourself in love, without the fall’..But for me the fall is the authentic moment. Fall means when you are traumatized in a good sense by another person… we don’t want to take the risk to open ourselves to the neighbor."
Slavoj Zizek on online dating…
Zizek can date my neighbour. He is a horrible man. But, I do agree with his comments about online dating. Another point, is the extent to which people are commodified through the process - reduced to a checklist. When I did it, I literally wrote my profile as though I was a product… Few appreciated the satire.
"A black child with a transparent rib cage, huge head, bloated stomach, protruding eyes, and twigs as arms and legs was the favourite poster of the large British charitable operation known as Oxfam. Oxfam called upon the people of Europe to save starving African and Asian children… and never bothered their consciences by telling them that capitalism and colonialism created the starvation, suffering and misery in the first place."
— How Europe underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney (via revolutionarycommunist)