Humans, one of the few shows I can seem to muster any interest in, returned but in making Niska a f/f character, it now makes me want to wait until the season finishes before I start. And she was one of my faves last season and if this year had been different, I would have loved to watch this unfold. :/
Yes, everyone should be talking about climate change, but you should also be talking about the fact that Native communities deserve to survive, because our lives are worth defending in their own right — not simply because “this affects us all.”
So when you talk about Standing Rock, please begin by acknowledging that this pipeline was redirected from an area where it was most likely to impact white people. And please remind people that our people are struggling to survive the violence of colonization on many fronts, and that people shouldn’t simply engage with or retweet such stories when they see a concrete connection to their own issues — or a jumping off point to discuss their own issues. Our friends, allies and accomplices should be fighting alongside us because they value our humanity and right to live, in addition to whatever else they believe in.
Every Native at Standing Rock — every Native on this continent — has survived the genocide of a hundred million of our people. That means that every Indigenous child born is a victory against colonialism, but we are all born into a fight for our very existence. We need that to be named and centered, which is a courtesy we are rarely afforded.
A Washington woman who was five months pregnant was shot and killed by King County Sheriff’s deputies Friday night on Muckleshoot tribal lands. Now her loved ones want to know why.
More and more mentally ill people become the victims of police brutality. This time it was a woman, who was five months pregnant and suffered from depression before she had an interaction with the police on Friday. Her name was
Renee Davis,23-year-old mother of 3.
Police records show that officers responding to a call about a potential suicide encountered a woman with a handgun and two small children in the house when they arrived at 6:30 in the evening.
It’s still unknown what happened next, but this story is oddly similar to the case of Korryn Gaines.
Seattle lawyer Ryan Dreveskracht told the Times that unfortunately, these scenarios are all too common when police interact with people struggling with mental illness.
This is not how mentally ill people should be treated. Her kids now would have to embrace the fact they don’t have their mother anymore…
Dear Birth Mother: screw you. Do you think I want to beg a complete stranger for a kid whose own mother didn’t want him? You messed up and now you sit in judgment of the perfect parents for your baby… What do you know about parenting? About perfection?
If, by some fluke, you do us the great honor of pronouncing us fit to be adoptive parents, what will we owe you? Will we have to support you for the rest of your life? Name the kid after you? And what will happen once you realize what you’ve done? Will you come back and reclaim your child, rip her away and change her name? How could we ever trust you? How could we ever believe you?
Who are you, anyway? What kind of person would get herself knocked up by a scummy guy who runs away when he hears the news? Haven’t you heard of birth control? Of AIDS? Of abortion? Of OB/GYNs? Of monogamy? Of love?
I don’t want my kid to be your mistake.
Jana Wolff, Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother
Wolff’s adoptive son is the birth child of a Mexican-American mother and an African American father.
Adoption agencies officially recommend Wolff’s book as a resource for prospective parents.
Not that there are no words beyond that, but that all the words I have to say about Jana Wolff right now are incredibly ugly ones, and gendered slurs at that, because so profound is my disgust my only on-hand means of expressing it succinctly is so stigmatized because it is at the lowest levels of the same sexist, woman-shaming culture Wolff is calling on and playing into right now.
I guess HER secret thoughts were really just bigotry, but presented in an “honest” and “edgy” way. Surprise! Here’s some “secret thoughts” for ya:
Fuck Wolff, fuck her condescending, classist, racist, sexist, slut-presumptive and slut-shaming ass, and fuck the fucking horse she fucking rode in on.
This has to be a white woman. This has to be a white woman not considering that a child could be taken away by immigration officers cause they don’t consider PoC mothers, far less both PoC parents responsible. This has to be a white woman not considering that she’s essentially saying she only wants to adopt children of rape. This has to be a white woman – cause she just equated an adopted child as a mistake that should have been aborted. There is too much damn privilege and filth for this NOT to be a white woman going off.
Sometimes there are certain quotes or lines in fanfics that never fail to take my breath away like “What was this writer thinking?” “How were they able to come up with something as good as that?” “This sounds like something out of a movie that people would use as their captions for as long as we can remember” Honestly? Kudos to all the writers out there