EVER has a right to touch you if you don’t want to be touched.
Not your husband. Not your fiance. Not your boyfriend. Not your partner. Not your friends. Not even your own family.
You are a person and your body is your own. And it’s a privilege if you allow someone to touch it.
A god damn privilege that can be snatched up and you don’t owe anyone a reason but that it’s your body and only YOUR body.
WINNIPEG STUDENT KICKED OFF THE BUS FOR WEARING SWEATSHIRT SAYING: GOT LAND? THANK AN INDIAN
NOV 4- The day after the city of Winnipeg launched their new aboriginal relations division to help build relationships and give opportunities to aboriginal youth in the city, a complaint has arisen.
A local high school student says she was unfairly kicked off a Winnipeg transit bus.
And the girl and her brother say the city of Winnipeg isn’t taking their complaint seriously.
CONTACT WINNIPEG TRANSIT:
Toll-free (phone or fax): 1-877-311-4974 (4WPG)
Mail: 311 Services, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9
Anonymous said: I'm sorry if this is a silly question, but what do you mean by white mestizos? Do you mean light skinned mestizos?
Hi, thanks for the question!
Though to clarify this is just my perspective and chances are different folks while define the term differently.
White mestiz@ is essentially a mixed person, white+indigenous, white+black, etc that has overwhelming or majority white ancestry. So they are technically “mestiz@s” however they are also white and benefit from whiteness. Culturally and ethnically they can identify with whatever ancestry they have, however they need to understand that they are racially white.
I also try to avoid saying light skinned mestiz@s because it obscures layered racial problems. (That is not to say there isn’t privilege in being lighter skinned, of course there is). I think we tend to forget that people are also racialized (seen as the other/non-white) through other traits, such as body hair, hair type, etc. Being light skinned doesn’t necessarily mean more european ancestry or white passing. For example, in some Mexican codices, we see Indigenous folks represent themselves with red skin, black skin, yellow skin, dark brown skin, and light brown skin. It is ignorant to assume that lighter skin only arrived through colonization because it reduces all non-European folks into this static, colonial image.
Hope this clarified and feel free to ask more.