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I prefer dyke over lesbian because lesbian refers to just one location in Europe as an origin for all dykes, and I find that problematic, because white lesbians will always come first in that word and the word will always be used to imply that homosexuality came from europe. At least dyke was made up by the black community, even if it is a label that is overwhelmingly represented by whites (just like rock, jazz...). And femaleness and female masculinity is implied. First of all, dyke is a reference to the vulva, and the whole word bulldyke refers to a butch. etymonline.com/word/dyke#etymo

More than dyke I like tortillera, which refers to the native mesoamerican traditional food, tortillas! Having an etymologically similar relationship with the Nahuatl word for dyke, tepatlachuiani, meaning literally, something "broad" and wide, but also flat...like two tortillas, flopping on each other. (Because there's no d*ck involved!) 😂

More than tepatlachuiani, I like nanaka tsiueriti, even if it simply means masculine female and the homosexuality is implicit because gender roles are so rigid. Maybe I will find a better word when I get good at my language. But when you think about it, nanaka tsiueriti is a lot like dyke.

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White women's feminism has no unique historical development of its own. Ella Baker provided the college student would-be feminists their nonhierarchical decentralized model of organization; Womanism since the days of the Abolitionist struggle by Black people provided the idea of suffrage and many of the benefits; and the idea of matriarchy and a society where women are at least treated equally if not better comes from the indigenous nations they colonized.

White straight women's radical feminism comes from Lesbian Separatism, it was a version of feminism that appealed to some straights. Lesbian Separatism itself was inspired by national liberation struggles.

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Decolonizing myself / unlearning internalized racism / unlearning racism and colorism / educating myself on issues of race and colonialism etc:

youtube.com/watch?v=ambBHruYIo

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I made oat milk from scratch today. 1 cup of oats, 4 cups of water, 1/4 cup of cashews. Blend for 30 seconds. Squeeze into nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Add sweetener to taste. Optional: add a date or other sweet fruit to the blender for sweetness.

Explaining the current beef between the lesbian and trans community to people who didn't know about it always makes me nervous.

How do you explain that lesbians, women who have often at times paved the way for LGBT rights, are now being kicked to the curb for people born male who want to appropriate our identity? Who tell us we are transphobic for not sucking "female penis" (of which there is no such thing).

How do you explain we are being raped, groomed, forced to refer to our abusers in court as "women" when they have weaponized their bodies against us the same as non-trans males.

How do you explain that we no longer feel safe? That lesbians are leaving the LGBT community and in some cases aligning with white radical feminists who align themselves with the alt-right because our own community (LGBT) will not allow us to speak?

How do we explain the butch and GNC young lesbians being pushed to transition because not conforming to gender roles must make them men? How do we explain detransitioners who feel violated by our healthcare system, misled by the LGBT community, and ostracized by the trans community.

This was never supposed to happen in the first place, there have always been inside issues in our community, but I feel that at last, unity in the community in a dream.

How do I explain that "TERF" is a slur when weaponized against lesbians for saying they wouldn't have sex with transwomen.

How do I explain the unique issues that come with being female, having a vulva. Issues that I am hyper aware of having lived in India where women get abortions purely because the fetus is female, and now there is a shortage of women in some states in India.

Do you hear us? We are here.

Go to the rez, go to the pueblos, go to the prisons, and tell indigenous people and black people that there is no revolution coming here. Tell them for they are working every day to change this society and apparently haven't received the news? Tell those city ndns, the largest growing population of indigenous people worldwide, who I suppose haven't already heard before that their living in the cities makes them useless and see how they react. Tell the people forming black and indigenous political parties and movement organizations and networks. Tell the new arrivals to this country, "immigrants", who are largely brown, that their crossing an arbitrary border makes them now part of the revolutionary inertia.

Perhaps it is whiteness itself that is inertia.

I prefer dyke over lesbian because lesbian refers to just one location in Europe as an origin for all dykes, and I find that problematic, because white lesbians will always come first in that word and the word will always be used to imply that homosexuality came from europe. At least dyke was made up by the black community, even if it is a label that is overwhelmingly represented by whites (just like rock, jazz...). And femaleness and female masculinity is implied. First of all, dyke is a reference to the vulva, and the whole word bulldyke refers to a butch. etymonline.com/word/dyke#etymo

More than dyke I like tortillera, which refers to the native mesoamerican traditional food, tortillas! Having an etymologically similar relationship with the Nahuatl word for dyke, tepatlachuiani, meaning literally, something "broad" and wide, but also flat...like two tortillas, flopping on each other. (Because there's no d*ck involved!) 😂

More than tepatlachuiani, I like nanaka tsiueriti, even if it simply means masculine female and the homosexuality is implicit because gender roles are so rigid. Maybe I will find a better word when I get good at my language. But when you think about it, nanaka tsiueriti is a lot like dyke.

How to build #CommunityWealth ?

✅ Do not abide by patriarchy.

✅ Find and network with people who care.

✅ Acknowledge stolen lands and #MMIW. [1]

✅ Listen to and include marginalized voices when deciding build or demolish plans.

✅ Involve locally-indigenous people in ongoing ecological assessments, and be willing to pay them with whatever currency they request.

✅ Source and hire locally.

✅ Share good ideas globally.

✅ Expect nothing.[2]

[1] github.com/indie/ecosteader/tr

[2]github.com/indie/ecosteader/tr

I also found that Mexican nazis (yes, they exist!) who call themselves hispanistas are very into latinidad and the French invasion, this one more evidence why

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<<The very idea of a “Latin America” and “Latin” people comes from the French intellectual Michel Chevalier, who sought in the late 1800s to create an umbrella term that would unite colonial subjects under a generic “Latin” identity. In doing so, Chevalier hoped to assist Napoleon III in expanding the French empire. Chevalier hoped that if he could persuade Mexicans to adopt a “Latin” view of themselves, they would be more inclined to align themselves with French interests. In 1968, John Leddy Phelan, in his “Pan-Latinism, French Intervention in Mexico, and the Genesis of the Idea of Latina America,” explains Chevalier’s intentions:

In order to forestall such a dismal prospect, Chevalier had an emphatic answer. France must reassert in a vigorous fashion that hegemony over the Latin world which belonged to her since the time of Louis XIV. Chevalier exhorted, “Only she [France] can prevent this whole family [the Latin nations] from being engulfed in the double inundation of the Germans or the Anglo-Saxons and the Slavs. To France belongs the role of awakening the Latins from the lethargy in which they are now submerged in the two hemispheres, to raise them to the level of other nations and to put the Latins in a position where their influence can be felt in the rest of the world.

If Mexicans embraced the ideals of “Latinism,” the French would now be their “Latin” brethren as opposed to the “Saxons” who also had interests in Mexico. As historian Thomas Holloway notes, “Napoleon III was particularly interested in using the concept to help justify his intrusion into Mexican politics that led to the imposition of Archduke Maximilian as Emperor of Mexico... ”

Unfortunately, the idea found a home among Mexico’s ruling elite. The notion that indigenous people would be “improved” by transforming them into Latinos was a central part of Jose Vasconcelos’s idea of “La Raza Cosmica,” a racial fantasy that promoted whiteness as the “door to the future” for indigenous Mexicans. In her book Seeing Indians: A Study of Race, Nation, and Power in El Salvador, author Virginia Q. Tilley breaks down the racism of “La Raza Cosmica” thusly:

Vasconcelo’s cosmic race concept had, however, little or nothing to do with Indians. Although citing the admixture of indigenous and black blood, he saw the true value of la Raza in its European Spanish and French — hence, “Latin” — cultural (racial) roots. In “La Raza Cosmica,” his tone about Indians was indeed dismissive: those Indians not already “Spanishized” (españolizados) had “no other door to the future than the door of modern culture, nor any other future than the road already cleared by the latino civilization.” His goal was to eliminate Indianness by turning Indians into “latino-mestizos” through cultural change, rather than truly to obviate and eliminate anti-Indian bias. Indeed, he believed that marginalizing — even eliminating — the indigenous peoples was essential to Latin America’s international security and standing.

Knowing the origin of the term “Latino,” I cannot bring myself to embrace it. No matter how you slice it, terms like “Latin,” “Latino,” “Latina,” and “Latinx” represent a racist-colonialist mindset that actively erases people of indigenous and African origin. Why should we continue to promote a term that privileges whiteness at the expense of Brown and Black people? Sadly, in the race to be inclusive, a variety of alphabet-twisting terminology has emerged. >>

#México | Policías del estado de Chiapas lanzaron gases lacrimógenos contra estudiantes normalistas y padres de los #43 estudiantes desaparecidos de #Ayotzinapa con un saldo de al menos seis lesionados telesurtv.net/news/mexico-repr 

Pensabamos que ibamos lejos de la matría, pero fuimos vecinos todo el tiempo...

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