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The slanted status quo is why women are often perceived as talking way MORE than men when they speak the same amount: http://www.pbs.org/speak/speech/prejudice/women/ …
What happens when we use less power, but pay more for it? Crunch on the way, says Grattan Inst report: http://grattan.edu.au/publications/reports/post/shock-to-the-system-dealing-with-falling-electricity-demand/ …
For those wondering what intersectionality is read this article by Kimberle Crenshaw who coined the term in 1991: http://socialdifference.columbia.edu/files/socialdiff/projects/Article__Mapping_the_Margins_by_Kimblere_Crenshaw.pdf …
For everyone who talks about “reverse racism” pic.twitter.com/Xh8TMXekcDTranscription of image captions:
Panel 1. I could be a reverse racist if I wanted to. All I’d need would be a time machine.
Panel 2. I’d go back in time and I’d convince the leaders of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America to invade and colonise Europe.
Panel 3. Just occupy them, steal their land and resources. Set up some kind of TransAsian slave trade, where we exported white people to work on rice plantations in China.
Panel 4. Just ruin Europe over the course of a couple of centuries, so that all their descendants want to migrate out and live in the places where black and brown people come from.
Panel 5. Of course in that time I’d make sure I’d set up systems that privileged black and brown people at every conceivable social, political and economic opportunity. And white people will never have any hope of real self determination.
Panel 6. And just for kicks, subject white people to coloured people’s standards of beauty. So they end up hating the colour of their own skin, eyes and hair.
Source of images and text: Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet) – Reverse Racism
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