"Shit white guys say to Asian girls"

other stupid, creeper shit white men say to asian girls:

"hey, i’m the most powerful, financially able and respected race in the united states. of course your cute little ass wants to date me!"

"i can make your life so much more successful. i can give you anything you want in life. because i’m white."

"god, i LOVE asian culture. you know why asian women are just so treasurable? it’s the cute, docile way you guys behave. white girls and black girls are getting annoying because they speak their mind and have independent attitudes. i feel like i’m being tossed around. but no. you. asians. youre just dying to serve, arent you? its in your culture to be submissive. its sO HOT."

"why would you be with a wimpy, skinny asian guy with a chopstick dick when you CAN BE WITH ME, MIGHTY DONG."

"i can get you that citizenship, baby. i know you want it."


i feel like us asian femmes should get together and form an asian fetishist revenge crew. white men are so fucking entitled and get so defensive when you bring up asian fetishism. like do you have any idea how fucking scary it can be to be hit on by white men? all the histories of violence, colonialism, and dehumanization. like i swear to god i will never date another white man. i cannot shake the weight of the history and the context surrounding white men -  asian women relationships. i feel it all over my body. 

The last comment, though.. so true. (bolded mine)

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white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when


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Hipparu* (20/30)

                      (Would you)
                                          bring me with you,
when I go?


*引張る (ひっぱる) - to drag; to haul; to pull

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Assimilation into the ruling class does not undo the structures that oppress people. For me, gay marriage is a distraction from issues that unite queer people with other marginalized folks. Dealing with the way that homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, impact education, health care, housing, and employment would be a more useful endeavor than symbolic songs like “Same Love.” Marriage is an institution that affords people all kinds of benefits in our country and for me, the question is why those benefits are only available through this one act; why can’t everybody just have what they need, regardless of whether they are married or not?

Moya Bailey

Contextualizing Lord Jamar, Le1f, and hip hops homophobic history

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Phases (18/30)

I. 来る

Come, to watch my plates
shift, tectonic, under deep straits.
Water, cool, hisses and glues
molten faults, your hand predates.

II. 行く

Go, to catch a breeze,
over sandy dunes, in small degrees.
Each mound collecting layers from the last,
burying waves of slight unease.

III. 帰る

But come back! to observe the rays
throw themselves across our celestial phase.
So that I may appear waning
crescent, from your angled gaze.

Awake at Night (14/30)

Is it raining out today?
What’s going on?
Is there more honey?
"Do I dare to eat a peach?"
Can I help you?
Will you help me?
Why does that keep falling off?
Where is the bathroom?
Are you okay?
How was school today?
Aren’t you tired yet?
"Do you love me, now that I can dance?"
Are you asleep?
What do you mean?
Where are we?
Can I have a glass of water?
Are you still awake?

                                                                    I don’t know.

To L - A Series: Love Notes To My Women Of Color (17/30)

To Lorena
(A Series: Love Notes To My Women of Color)

To Lorena,
that time that Shari kept trying
to make you pronounce her name “right”,
when her tongue can’t manage to drag itself up
to caress your R and instead slashes through
each syllable, like it’s her home.
                        And you said, “Please. Just stop.”
                        She leapt back like you slapped her.

I love you, right now, in this moment. You make
our workplace,
                        where micro-aggressions live with
                        white pseudo-liberals who teach brown people how
                        to chomp their syllables and swallow their rage,

Deer’s commute (13/30)

This earth city stretches
Far above and beyond
Tapering at the top
And abruptly ends before we meet the hereafter

Edging up rock ladders
Hugging their rungs

Fish bars course through
The city, steps along each side
In this hushed glow
My ears are brushed by drip-drops and crackles

We get through / For the catch (16/30)

I’m fine, and you?
I’d like some toast.
I’m trying to exercise more.
I love my job.
I hate my job.
I’m too lazy.
I need a drink.
No gifts, please.
I’m bored.
Every Thing Is Going To Be Okay.

A third pillar of white supremacy is the logic of Orientalism. Orientalism was defined by Edward Said as the process of the West defining itself as a superior civilization by constructing itself in opposition to an “exotic” but inferior “Orient.” (Here I am using the term “Orientalism” more broadly than to solely signify what has been historically named as the Orient or Asia.) The logic of Orientalism marks certain peoples or nations as inferior and as posing a constant threat to the well-being of empire. These peoples are seen as “civilizations”—they are not property or “disappeared”—however, they will always be imaged as permanent foreign threats to empire. This logic is evident in the anti-immigration movements within the United States to target immigrants of color. it does not matter how long immigrants of color reside in the United States, they generally become targeted as foreign threats, particularly during war time. Consequently, orientalism serves as the anchor for war, because it allows the United States to justify being in a constant state of war to protect itself from its enemies.
For example, the United States feels entitled to used Orientalist logic to justify racial profiling of Arab Americans so that it can be strong enough to fight the “war on terror.” Orientalism also allows the United States to defend the logics of slavery and genocide, as these practices enable the United States to stay “strong enough” to fight these constant wars. What becomes clear then is that Sora Han states—the United States is not at war; the United States is war. For the system of white supremacy to stay in place, the United States must always be at war.
Because we are situated within different logics of white supremacy, we may misunderstand a racial dynamic if we simplistically try to explain one logic for white supremacy with another logic. For instance, think about the first scenario that opens this essay: if we simply dismiss Latino/as or Arab peoples as “white,” we fail to understand how a racial logic of Orientalism is in operation. That is, Latino/as and Arabs are often situated in a racial hierarchy that privileges them over Black people. However, while Orientalist logic may bestow them some racial privilege, they are still cast as inferior yet threatening “civilizations” in the United States. Their privilege is not a signal that they will be assimilated, but that they will be marked as perpetual foreign threats to the US world order.

Andrea Smith on Orientalism/War as 1 of 3 pillars of white supremacy

taken from Color of Violence: the INCITE! Anthology

chapter 6: heteropatriarchy and the three pillars of white supremacy, rethinking women of color organizing

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Stairs (11/30)

A flight of anger is:                             

                          A construction
                              designed to bridge
                              a large vertical distance
                                  by dividing it into smaller
                                  vertical distances, called steps.

                          Said to be “floating”
                              if there is nothing

                          Can take a large
                              number of forms,
                                  combining winders

                          and landings.

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