introduction, better late than never Show more
i'm yasmine, a moroccan-british girl [she/her] who enjoys communism and is also perpetually tired
my interests aren't that wide-ranging, but in general i like impressionist art, writing bad poetry, reading good poetry in english/spanish, learning languages and reading theory when i have the time
i CW the usual things - please tell me if you want me to use certain ones and i'll do my best to remember
a blog specifically for LGBTQ+ muslims Show more
it has some really lovely posts even though it's not updated much lately. it is a completely positive space and doesn't try to make you feel like you have to be on the defensive all the time about your sexuality and your religion http://iamnotharaam.tumblr.com/
ex-labour mps being racist while calling out labour for racism Show more
this woman really said "it's not just about being black, or you know, uh, a funny, uh, a funny tinge... being in the BME community, it's about..." on live television. i cannot believe the shenanigans
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
Before the rise of industry, it was normal for people to sleep in two phases each night.
People had no set bedtimes. Sleeping was determined by whether or not there were things to do. Most people would have a first and second sleep, with a couple of hours awake inbetween. This is probably the way humans are supposed to sleep.
Modern schedules don't really let us do that. Perhaps we should think about changing that.
your daily reminder that the sudden elimination of a capitalist state will not address homophobia, racism, ableism, and other implicit biases
even if the revolution was tomorrow, we would still have work to do to get to an actually equitable world
one of the reasons that white anarchists frustrate me is this belief that if you topple the state, the goodness of people will float up and all that pesky racism stuff will melt away.
this is a dangerous belief. the revolution doesn't end at revolt.
In Defense of Venezuela https://medium.com/@discomfiting/in-defense-of-venezuela-14f64b1601f6
something cool about Cuba that everyone probably already knew Show more
because of Castro and Guevara’s National Literacy Campaign, in just under a year the literacy rate increased from something like 65% up to 96%
police violence, menstruation, safety Show more
Withholding sanitary products for people who are menstruating is a common way that the police terrorize people in their custody. This means that whatever product you happen to be wearing when you are arrested is likely to be what you are going to be wearing for a very long time.
DO NOT let that product be a tampon. Wearing a tampon for too long is associated with toxic shock syndrome. AVOID wearing tampons to political demonstrations.
moroccan but not that interesting. marxist
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