The other day on twitter I said: To define one’s own context as contextless is an act of imperialism and domination, as is asserting one’s own position in another’s context. — Gabe (@malakhgabriel) May 17, 2013 You don’t get to define your position in relation to another context, ESPECIALLY if your position is one of [...]
Archive for the ‘oppression’ Category
Riyv Ba’Ir “For The Fight”
March 26, 2013
I was angry. I was rageful. I wanted to scream and yell and destroy. I took than anger and channeled it into this. For The Fight by Riyv Ba'Ir
Stuck in Trafficking
January 31, 2013
For some time now I’ve been suspicious of the anti-trafficking movement, and especially that segment of it that’s specifically Christian. It’s long struck me as sensationalist, focusing on sex work to the exclusion of other forms of forced labor (Hi there, Nike and the US Agriculture industry!), as well as overly broad. It seemed there [...]
God bless MLK. God damn MLK Day.
January 21, 2013
Today I’m off work for the MLK Holiday, and I’m thankful for that. I can use the rest. I’m also dismayed by the day. Rev. King was killed in Memphis while he was there supporting the sanitation workers who were striking. I walked out my front door today to see the rows of emptied trash [...]
What makes a company “pro-gay”?
August 5, 2012
Church this morning nearly gave me a migraine. See, a fair portion of the service was related to all the Chick-Fil-Hate hullabaloo this week, and the deep pain that it caused so many people. I’d spent the week arguing, raging, seething and hurting over the immense hatred that was flowing from the “gotta have straight [...]