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"The privilege that comes from living in a white body means feeling entitled to not only take up space anywhere, but also that you can consume the parts of another's culture to suit your own needs. White liberals have a messy and long history with corrupting and appropriating Black culture, from their watered down version of nonviolence, to acrylic nails and cornrows. Recently, with the fight for Bears Ears, white people are getting riled up and tossing around MLK Jr. quotes like they’re making a post-racial salad. These lands are their public lands, and white people who wouldn’t get off the couch for a Black Lives Matter march are suddenly “radicalized” for the cause, just like the white women who posed with cops at the Women’s March in their pink pussy hats. White liberals adamantly purport a position that is staunchly opposed to their Neanderthal Republican counterparts, but fail to see how they continue to invest in, and maintain the status quo. White supremacy doesn’t just exist in white men chanting with tiki torches, it exists in the complacency of those who believe we can work within the system." -- new content on the site. #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #fucktrump #antifa #resist #whitepeople #stepbacksitdown photo cred: @jup_i_ter
See those cool tanks right there? You can get yours online for just ONE MORE DAY! Tanks, tees, and sweatshirts for all genders 🍓grab that swag before it's gone! Link in profile! This is a shot of the table at last night's 3rd Interruption Oppression workshop! We discussed toxic masculinity, how we each came to develop our identities and gender, how patriarchy shows up within the constructions of ourselves, and how toxic masculinity, as a product of patriarchy, shows up in the narratives that we take to be "true" about the outdoors. We looked at ad campaigns from Patagonia, REI, and Nike, and discussed how they tokenize and erase women, BIPOC, disabled folx, femmes, and the LGBTQIA communities. Thank you all who came out and contributed your insights and stories. We will be back at it in one month! And thank you to @backyardsocialpdx for being so accommodating and incredibly supportive! ☀️
This guy is so ready to heal his inner toxic masculinity 😂see you all tonight at @backyardsocialpdx from 7:30-9:30! Wheelchair accessible, woman owned, food and drinks at the bar! We will be in the room on the left side of the restaurant. This time around we have planned two hours of group conversation about how toxic masculinity shows up in outdoor brands/ads/narratives. We will look at an @outdoorresearch video, the sexist @gq gq spread in J Tree that had @jimmy_chin betraying us all, the film teaser for Pretty Strong created by @nevernotcollective , and SO much more! 👌🏽🥂🔥
So someone reported this image as copywright. However, screenshots are not copywright. So please visit the link in bio to read why anyone would not want you to read the link in bio. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
We were at native-owned Bison coffee house today in Portland, Oregon planning this Tuesday's upcoming "Interrupting Oppression:Toxic Masculinity Part II" workshop! Damn, we make a good team of boss ass bitches: @pirateswin @canoecanoa @erin.k.monahan -- P.S. if you want a delicious homemade pastry you must go here. DOOO IT. @bisoncoffeehouse .
#bossassbitch #slaythepatriarchy #antifa #anticapitalism #antirascist #feminism #feminismandchill
@brownenvironmentalist knows what's up.
regram from @browngirlonthest — “Damn, it feels good to be a thruhiker." — read this bomb essay from Amanda “Zuul” Jameson from her website Brown Girl on the (P) CT. Link in profile.
"It’s been suggested of late that my blog is about hiking, not about race. Um. What.
I’ve had to take a step back from the computer, talk with some of the people I care the most for and who care the most about me, and honestly try to talk myself into not making a post about this, specifically because I know, I know that being in my feelings about this is going to cause some folks to label me some kind of way. You were gone, poof, no writing for four months, and this is what brings you back? Anger1, over something so small, and so well-meaning2? But missing the whole-ass point of my blog isn’t something small – or ultimately well-meaning – and I feel like I need to set the record straight.
Just like being a black face in a traditionally white space is making a statement about race without making overt statements about race, if this blog, by a black woman, is talking about long-distance hiking or frontcountry camping or the outdoors more generally, it is doing so from a racialized (and gendered! and sexual-orientation-ed! and and and!) perspective, and as such, is making statements about race (and!) in the outdoors and in the outdoors community." 👏🏾👊🏿✊🏾🙌🏽
Here we are, bitches. .
#feministasfuck #heretostay #slaythepatriarchy #blacklivesmatter #indigenousresistance
The things we have been taught to think about non-profits, charity, and socially-minded businesses like B-corps, leave behind the most marginalized. “Do-gooding” is the market that leaves breast cancer without a cure, the people still houseless, the reservations without clean water and air, and plastics pumped into the ocean. Why was Patagonia down for Bears Ears and not for Black Lives Matter marches? The sacred lands that have been stolen when settlers first came to Turtle Island are now their playground. Brands love when lands are public because that means more money spent on gear and more “escaping” to the backyard for white, wealthy people. These companies are raking it in. And while we can be glad that they are fighting for the land because it just so happens to be the right thing to do, corporations are the reason why those sacred lands haven’t gone back to the Indigenous peoples who have lived here for time immemorial. Going forward we need to ask not what does an ally or accomplice look like, but how we can align our struggles with those imagining other worlds? How can we understand colonialism, as well as the intricate ways slavery comes into play? How are we supporting Indigenous trans people? How are we in solidarity with holistically changing the systems? How do we refuse colonial systems and invest in our own? -- thank you @greggdeal for correcting the ad
@carolinegleich LOL. Being disagreeable is different than disagreeing? And being disagreeable is somehow something to avoid in life under all circumstances? Fuck Trump and this white feminist bullshit. He deserves no respect and shouldn't be in office. FYI trump is a sexual predator. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ABUSE APOLOGIZING. #sorrynotsorry that our goal in life is not to be liked by everyone. Being disagreeable is irrelevant AF. When it comes to the continued genocide of Indigenous peoples "respectability politics" like this are perpetuating the violence. As if white people are the authority for how to protest? Entitled whiteness to the max. White liberal bullshit "activism" that just wants to look good, huh? Be nice and polite to a steaming pile of trash in the White House? We didn't realize that protesting was about appearing like you care, but make sure everyone still likes you. Because that's all that matters, right? Can't everyone just get along? Megyn Kelly is that you?#whitefeminism #somuchwhiteness #tryagain #tryharder #whitesupremacy #respectabilitypolitics
Regram thanks to our girl and co-facilitator of our "Interrupting Oppression" events @canoecanoa :: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? FUCK YOU @patagonia.
As an outdoor industry who boosted/supported the Native-led #ProtectBearsEars movement, where is your acknowledgement of NATIVE LAND THEFT? You’re perpetuating an ahistorical narrative and this makes your company complicit in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous people.
This messy tweet fails to acknowledge the real issue: land theft, land exploitation, and environmental racism is part of the ongoing colonization and genocide of Indigenous people.
Centering Indigenous voices, leadership and movement should be at the heart of @patagonia’s #BearsEars campaign. This narrative expresses @patagonia’s interests and actions as being rooted in a settler-colonial relationship to the land that perpetuates Native erasure inspired by capitalistic and patriarchal gain shrouded as “environmentalism”. Also, broken treaties between Native Nations and the US government is actually the largest elimination of protected lands in American history. The front is that “public lands” only matter when settlers are restricted from participating in their hobbies. Aside from that, does @patagonia really value the importance of addressing the fact that they’re on unceded Native land and that their “environmentalist campaigns” serve no purpose except to center the privilege and entitlement of settlers?
I’ll wait for an answer. 🐸☕️ #Patagonia #optoutside #fuckyourwhitefeelings #fuckyourwhitetears #imtired #portland #pdx #oregon #pnw #native #nativeamerican #indigenousresistance #anticolonial #antifascist #protectbearsears #shashjaa
We are raising funds to become a non-profit! When you purchase a tank, sweater, or shirt your money supports independent feminist media for the outdoors. Link in profile if you want to represent this unabashed and unapologetic organization. We don't answer to investors or sponsors so that we can continue to tell it like it is and provide a fierce analysis on how the outdoor industry engages in the systems of white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy and colonialism.
@rockandicemag your "chick's corner" can suck on our balls. The very existence of "chick's corner" means you are failing in every aspect of your magazine. #suckonourballs #justsaying #drinkingyourbittertearsnow
Regram of our friend at @belowground_activity -- incase you needed a reminder. We have our third Interrupting Oppression workshop happening on Tuesday December 12 from 7:30-9:30 @backyardsocialpdx !! We are going to have dynamic group discussions that draw from our last workshop on toxic masculinity and how it permeates our society, even the outdoors! Co-facilitators will be @canoecanoa @erin.k.monahan and @pirateswin -- Also, our t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tanks are back on sale! Visit our site to find the link! 🔥
Regram @beinggreenwhileblack // incredible art by @artbyfola — The thesis of BGWB: despite "nature" (or space in general) historically being a tool for white supremacy, Black folks have always nurtured (and continue to nurture) loving relationships with the natural realm, and there's an archive of images that exemplifies those relationships... We're in an interesting moment that's seeing the rise of a kind of digital environmental activism. An activism that's innovating uses of technology that are not only transforming our digital landscapes, but our physical ones as well. That's some truly science fictional shit!
As this era of "futurist environmentalism" continues, I have questions: how can we continue to innovate digital platforms to create a more diverse, equitable environmental/sustainability/food justice landscape? What're some ethical concerns to consider when intersecting tech and activism? How can we better archive this moment and also expand it? Who're some of your fave people doing "futurist environmentalism”? .
Check the link in our bio for a discussion with @saint__prince about casual racism, taking up space as a pro-black, queer, feminist, travel writer and filmmaker, as well as his thoughts on what it means to resist.
Photo courtesy of @saint__prince --- Combining his intuition, insight, and knowledge, Prince Shakur draws on all of of these reserves inside himself to write and document his life because as he describes, it is necessary. Have you read Prince Shakur's latest essay published in Outside recently? We loved it so much that we had to get a hold of him to pick his brain. In this podcast interview, Shakur discusses the details about his experience at Big Sky, what it was like to write the essay, and he also shares what it means for him to take up space as a pro-black, feminist, queer who writes and travels. We can't get enough of his ability to so eloquently educate, elevate, and make aware the truth of our connections as humans, the dynamics that are at play within spaces that we take up, and the ways in which resistance is not just an action or performance, it is a way of living. Link in bio. ✊🏾🔥
Artwork by @tyleramato [image description: an illustration that shows an Indigenous woman on the left getting pepper-sprayed in her eye, while on the right we see a white woman wearing an appropriated version of Native dress, feathers in her hair and dream catcher earrings, being photographed from an iPhone. Cultural appropriation perfectly rendered.]
It is Indigenous Heritage Month. Fuck Thanksgiving. It’s racist. Let us acknowledge and stand in solidarity with those who fought at Standing Rock. Let us stand with those who fight for the water in Payahüünadü - @JolieVarela @KrisHohag @tree3juice @IndigenousWomenHike @LegendarySkies — Let us stand up against hate speech, cultural appropriation, and the erasure of Indigenous voices. Let us acknowledge the land. A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense or historical context; colonialism is a current, ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. Today, please take the time to do this if you are sitting down for dinner with friends or family. The United States is a white supremacist settler colonial society. Land Acknowledgement is important, but go further. All white people are settlers and that means they are responsible for the ongoing genocide and violence that Indigenous people face to this day. Do not be afraid to make a tsunami in the ocean of this imperialist/white supremacist/capitalist/patriarchy that we live in. #weaponizeyourprivilege
@bulgarianmermaid your racist post did not go unnoticed. This extreme racism is a product of white supremacy and white entitlement. This woman is a settler, as all white people are, and it's content like this that contribute to the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples. White colonizers are responsible for forcing Indigenous communities like the Navajo nation onto reservations, thereby being subjected to living in the most difficult conditions and circumstances often without resources or running water. Despite cultural and physical genocide, Indigenous communities thrive. We have them to thank for the many environmental movements we see today, for fighting water wars like Standing Rock and in Payahuunadu (Owens Valley), and for spearheading the work of women's liberation. This disparaging hate crime of a "travel review" completely erases the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has been stripped away due to U.S. federal policies that are still in effect today. This post ignores the fact that 90 percent of violent crimes against native women are perpetrated by non-native men. This post ignores the fact that native women are victims of rape and murder due to the "man camps" that are created by extractive industries near reservations. The author of this post ignores the fact that she is complicit in this ongoing rape of the land and people by writing articles like this that disparage entire communities and fuel racist hatred. This post is the ignorance and obliviousness of a country so amnesiac about its own history that the privileged white settler can move about freely wherever they please, take what they want, no questions asked, and then live and profit off the exploitation and subjugation of the communities they deem inferior.
A more in-depth analysis coming to the website soon. Stay attentive, take care of yourselves and love yourselves. With you in solidarity.
Terra Incognita Media (terraincognitamedia.com) is a feminist response to the outdoor industry. We have done two print issues this year, and are working towards becoming a non-profit once we save enough money to make this happen! We have been doing a lot of activism around Indigenous rights, de-centering whiteness in the outdoors, and of course, smashing the patriarchy.
Though we just started a little over a year ago, we have done about five events that have drawn compassionate and inspiring crowds of people who want to build community and make positive change in our world. We have already done two "Interrupting Oppression" workshops. Each time we choose a theme to dive into, and the time is dedicated to education, learning, sharing, discussing, listening and prioritizing the voices of women, trans, femme, LGBTQIA folks, and people of color. .
Our next workshop will be on Tuesday December 14th, from 7:30-9:30pm, so mark your calendar! Location TBD! We will dive deeper into the manifestations of toxic masculinity in the outdoor industry and focus on group discussions and hearing from the diverse voices in our community. We can’t wait to see you all again!! #weaponizeyourprivilege
Here in Portland, Oregon, we reside on the traditional territory of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, and Mollala peoples. At our "Interrupting Oppression: Toxic Masculinity" workshop last night, Larissa Nez started us off with a Land Acknowledgment. This should be done before any event, gathering or meeting. A Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. It is an expression of gratitude and appreciation. Thank you @canoecanoa for your time and working with us, we are so honored. 💕🔥