“I am not ‘half Japanese’ and ‘half Lithuanian Jewish.“ When I’m singing a Japanese folk song, I don’t sing with half my voice, but with my whole voice. When I’m taping together my grandparents’ Jewish marriage contract, worn by time but still resilient, it’s not half of my heart that is moved, but my whole heart. I am complete, and I embody layers of identities that belong together. I am made of layers, not fractions.”
White women have declared themselves the overseers of fandoms when it comes to any discussions of racism or anti blackness. If they aren’t outright denying that racism and anti-blackness exists in fandoms and trying to push their narrative that racism doesn’t exist all in fandom spaces, especially when it’s in a fandom of a ship. Or if they aren’t demanding that proof and still disregarding and brushing away that proof even when they see it.
Then they still view themselves as having the entitled right to speak over black fans and people in these fandoms. And view themselves as white women either being able to decide what racism is or how black fans and people are allowed to respond to it.
If there are cases of their faves or something/someone they are invested of stanning for or being a fan of, being a participant in racist languages, actions, or behaviors. Then these fans, often white women will rush to the defense of their white fave celebs or social media personalities.
And speak over black people and say that they as white people forgive this other white person for being a part of racist and anti black behaviors. (Shane Dawson, Jeffery Starr) Declare that people are being overly sensitive in being bothered by racist languages and behaviors being used to target or mock black people. Declare themselves as white fans having the right to forgive their white faves for racism and anti-blackness.
And this is where the “cancel culture is toxic” discussions often come in. With fans lecturing about second chances and forgiveness. Yet white famous people can do black face, say racial slurs, be a participant in racist behaviors and still have a large fanbase, make lots of money and get lots of support.
But, stans want a black actor’s career ruined for clapping back at a fandom that has been harassing him for years.
White women view themselves as the overseers of fandom spaces in what is or isn’t racist. And then when there is proof of racist behaviors, see themselves as the right to police how fans, especially black fans are allowed to react to cases of racism in anti blackness. When these white fans often women are more invested in protecting the image of something or someone they are a part of a fandom of or Stan for, than they are of addressing the racists in their fandoms.
I just think it’s really interesting that once I became more visibly Jewish- wearing a tichel or kippah on a daily basis, wearing my hamsa, learning Yiddish- I was immediately faced with (misdirected) transmisogyny- being called transmisogynistic specific slurs, being followed and harrassed off buses, being followed and watched in women’s bathrooms, etc.
It goes to show that transmisogynists and terfs base their ideas on what womanhood is on a white, European, racist, antisemetic, patriarchal caricature of womanhood, and not actual womanhood, which is intrisic to each women, normal or cis.
Osage Nation, the American Indian tribe whose ancestral domain included much of Oklahoma, said in a statement that the sale was “truly heartbreaking”.
“Our ancestors lived in this area for 1,300 years,” the statement read. “This was our land. We have hundreds of thousands of our ancestors buried throughout Missouri and Illinois, including Picture Cave.”
The bidder, who sought anonymity, bought the Picture Cave along with 43 acres of hilly property surrounding it near the town of Warrenton in Missouri, said Bryan Laughlin, the director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers.
Carol Diaz-Granados and her husband James Duncan, who spent 20 years researching the cave and wrote a book about it, also opposed the auction.
“Auctioning off a sacred American Indian site truly sends the wrong message,” Ms Diaz-Granados, a research associate at Washington University in St Louis said. “It’s like auctioning off the Sistine Chapel.”
if this was Hobby Lobby, the Mormon church, or some weird libertarian ghoul treating this like the newest addition to their private collection, there should be fucking bodies
how exactly do you auction off priceless cultural heritage and it just ends up going to some random guy