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All the people blaming Muslims for terrorism are ignoring who is statistically most likely to be an actual terrorist. What happened in Charlottesville is terrorism. It is not a once off. Nor are the perpetrators (white men) isolated cases. And yes, I know mass killings are not necessarily terrorist acts, but still .
[Image description- photo of the Charlottesville white supremacy rally with text that says, "73% of mass killings in the US since 1983 committed by white men. Statistically, this is the face of terrorism in the US" -end of image description]
Day 11: Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy.
Brought to my attention by @maudlindarling and since I've been pondering ways to honor these women. This has lead me to countless hours of research but to what avail, all I can find is what's been done to them, anything else has been erased but their pain.
So now I've been thinking of all the ways white men have erased the history of anyone who's not a white man. In Medical Apartheid, which I've attached the intro above, Harriet A. Washington describes how she tried to get the rights to the painting "J Marion Sims Gynecologic Surgeon" and was denied when they read the chapter of her book. This censorship is nothing new. They hide the history because they know what they did was wrong, they did it to solely benefit themselves, riding on the backs of someone else, or rather, breaking backs.
There's another form of silencing that Sims and people like him contribute toward, the idea that POC don't experience pain the same way. It leads to false ideas like the denial of depression among POC which leads to a lack of treatment. Alcoholism or drug use is passed off as genetics among NA tribes, and not attributed to the trauma these people face, again, leading to a lack of proper treatment.
Back to gynecology. As @maudlindarling pointed out to me and I quote here, "the whole field was built by a white guy trying to push the black midwives out of their position of respect in a woman's field..."
This is absolutely the truth as I pointed out two posts prior, health care, especially gynecology, was practiced by women. By turn, women who were Midwives enjoyed proper status. In the American South, most of these women were African-American.
I've attached a chart and you can see a huge spike in maternal mortality around the time men started taking over gynecology. They take credit for it going down, but it was already on it's way down before they butted in. Furthermore, so much was lost that they disregarded that we are just now finding out more about. A topic for another night.
Our #wcw goes out to Delight, a 2015 #ARAW fellow who was recently a scholarship recipient through the Erasmus Mundus Programme. With this funding, Delight will pursue a joint (triple) Master's degree in food innovation and product design with a focus on healthy food design. She will be studying in France, Ireland and Italy over the next 2 years. Please join us in giving a belated but well-deserved round of applause to Delight!
@ everyone who says feminists hate men: no. We hate a certain type of men, yes, but men in general? Of course not! THIS is what feminism is supposed to be about ^^^ - treating everyone equally and getting rid of any type of discrimination that exists. You probably will come across feminists who hate men, but they do not represent feminism as a whole. Men deserve love and positivity too💖
yes hello i guess we should introduce ourselves. our birth names are things 1 and 2 but we'd appreciate it if you referred to us as Charlie and Rida.
disclaimer: Rida would like to clarify that because Charlie's name is thing 1 does not imply she is superior to Rida in any way, shape, or form.
double disclaimer: yes it does, I am your god. - repost & not ours
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Wilma Rudolph is the Eight of Wands in #Our Tarot! 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥(More info + how to preorder Our Tarot deck can be found by tapping the link in my bio)💥
Born in Tennessee, USA, in 1940, Wilma Rudolph was a sprinter, civil rights advocate, and world-record holding Olympic champion. At the age of four, she contracted the polio virus, which caused her to lose strength in her left leg and foot. For the next eight years, she would have regular medical treatments and daily help from her family, and by the age of twelve, she had regained regular use of her leg. It was not long after that she started excelling in sports at school. In 1956, when Rudolph was only 16 years old, she competed in the Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal with along with her relay team. At 18, just before she started her college career, she gave birth to her first child and became a mother in addition to being an athlete and a student. She continued to run on the track team in college, and paid for her tuition by participating in a work-study program. In 1960, she competed in the Summer Olympics a second time, and won three gold medals. After that, she was called “The Tornado, the fastest woman on Earth.” When she came home to Clarkesville, Tennessee, she insisted that her welcome parade be a racially integrated event, the first of its kind in that town. .
#Wilma Rudolph embodies, quite literally and fabulously, the speed of the Eight of Wands. This card signifies fast, quick action and most importantly, change. Rudolph was faced with significant physical obstacles; it would have been easy for her to use her childhood illness as a reason to refrain from pushing herself to her physical limits, and from accomplishing all that she did. This card reminds us to go ahead and take whatever the next step is toward achieving your goal. 🏃🏿♀️