Terms such as “culturally deprived,” “economically disadvantaged” and “underdeveloped” place the responsibility for their own conditions on those being so described. This is known as “blaming the victim.” It places responsibility for poverty on the victims of poverty. It removes the blame from those in power who benefit from, and continue to permit, poverty.
Still another example involves the use of “non-white,” “minority” or “third world.” While people of color are a minority in the U.S., they are part of the vast majority of the world’s population, in which white people are a distinct minority. Thus, by utilizing the term “minority” to describe people of color in the U.S., we can lose sight of the global majority/minority reality - a fact of some importance in the increasing and interconnected struggles of people of color inside and outside the U.S.
To describe people of color as “non-white” is to use whiteness as the standard and norm against which to measure all others.
Intersectionality has been the subject of many criticisms by mainstream feminists: that it’s too intellectual, that it’s not intellectual enough, that the tone makes people afraid, that feminists of colour and black women in particular are “angry” and “scary” and “mean.” The toxicity meme is just another in a long line of attempts by white women with large platforms, and a desire for control, to silence women who might undermine their absolute authority. The targets they choose are convenient: women of colour, queer and trans women, women without the platforms and ability to defend themselves. Their tactics mirror those of anyone trying to reify structural inequalities: systemic marginalisation, dismissing criticism, even silencing dissent by reframing it as aggression.
that’s the cutest demonstration of wingchun i have seen my entire life
Gently demonstrating two dozen blocks, traps, intercepts and strikes in a few seconds — an early and advanced education for a child who will likely grow up with an acute eye and feel for how the body works.
OH MY GOSH I saw the video for this and nearly cried! The best part is taht she’s having fun but over time you can see she gets more and more serious about it and aahhhhh~
Wing Chun daddy, forever reblog. Oh hey, the video.