Hi! answering to your question, I live in a zone were animals don't live in tiny cages or in factory farms, where I live the animals, exepcially cows, live in huge green fields and stuff BUT they still get hurt by the "owners" they still die and get transformed in hamburguers, hotdogs... I think it's an etnical choise, why do you have to eat meat and kill those poor animals when you have billions of choises and meat substitutes out there. This is only a reason to become vegan/vegetarian.
Okay. That’s great that the animals are living in a more free area. It’s terrible that their caretakers treat them ill before they are used for consumption. I’m not for the ill treatment life but isn’t the harvesting and killing the plant life we make substitutes bad. Why should we value any form of life more than an other. I think all forms of food should have a better process to there ends. Thanks for the comment.
Okay to my vegan friends question: Are you a Vegan because of the cruel methods used in the preparation? What if animals were raised in a more holistic manner, locally to neighborhoods, and everything of said animal was put to use. Or do you feel that people shouldn’t eat animal products.
It’s a bit … let’s call it “uncomfortable” and “difficult” … for me to find resources that speak to me as a young woman adopting a teen this year. I do my best to mine online forums for useful bits that do apply to me, and I read and watch a lot of relevant material and speak in real life to both…
“Working-class Latino men…occasionally enter into sexual relationships with middle-class Latinos and European-American men. In so doing, these working-class Latino men often become the object of the middle-class Latino’s or the white man’s colonial desires…the masculine Mexican/Chicano activo becomes the embodiment of a potent ethnic masculinity that titillates the middle-class man who thus enters into a passive sexual role.”—Chicano Men: A Cartography of Homosexual Identity and Behavior - Tomás Almaguer (via invertedreality)
In a debate called “Am I Black Enough for You?” — which was held in the Netherlands — Dutch black artists discussed the perspective of being a black artist in a European country. Does black in The Netherlands mean the same as black in Anglo-American regions? Should you present yourself as being from an immigrant background, as multicultural or as Dutch? And should you look inward to reflect on your own black history, instead of confronting the Dutch public with your colonial history? And last but least, should an artist be politically engaged?
I’m into this, though I side-eye the implication that people’s issue with Makoke Linde was that his art-cake-whatever was problematic because his Blackness isn’t in a US or African context. Which is ripe bullshit; it was problematic because he used a stereotypical image of a Black woman to engage his audience, despite a) not being a Black woman and b) being privileged in comparison to the Blackness he was representing (dark and female and “uncivilized”).
So fuck any mealy-mouthed examination of Linde’s work that ain’t saying shit about misogyny. But yes.yes.yes to the conversation this article introduces.
What: Nearly There is a zine project meant to address the serious absence and silencing of stories about the experiences of queer people of color. For those of us who occupy the spaces of both queer and of color (along with all our other…